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BREVARD COUNTY — Pet owners would often do anything for their companions, including go into debt if it means getting treatment when their cat or dog is diagnosed with cancer.

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BREVARD COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications.

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BREVARD COUNTY — On January 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day, members of the Space Coast Human Trafficking Task Force, of which Zonta Club of Melbourne has a leadership role, dressed in blue, the designated color to bring awareness of human trafficking.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Young musicians who are passionate about their craft are encouraged to audition for the 11th annual “Brevard’s Got Music Talent” competition hosted by the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Residents looking to get active in the new year can help their municipality earn the title of “Most Fit City of 2020” by participating in the fourth annual Health First Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.

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BREVARD COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) issued a rabies alert for the area of Palm Bay 32907. This is in response to a stray cat that tested positive on Jan. 7, 2020.

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BREVARD COUNTY — If exercising or helping a cause is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then now is the perfect time to stick to it!

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"As 2019 comes to a close and we look forward to 2020, my resolutions are to continue to provide our customers with the elite services they have come to expect and deserve. We want to continue to improve upon our digital platforms, our papers, and our customer service and delve into areas th…

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BREVARD COUNTY — With a new year upon us, it is time to reflect on the kind of person we’d like to be and try our best to stick to those resolutions.

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BREVARD COUNTY — As a community outlet, it’s important to bring our readers a wide coverage of local news from Titusville to Palm Bay. We love to hear your stories and to share news that may impact our businesses, nonprofits and readers.

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BREVARD ― The Clean Waterways Act, sponsored by Senator Debbie Mayfield (Indialantic – R), has passed the Senate Committee on Community Affairs. This comprehensive legislation incorporates recommendations from the Blue-Green Algae Task Force to expedite improvements and restoration of Florid…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Nonprofits have long been a critical aspect of communities, serving those in need of housing and nutrition to mental health and more.

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BREVARD COUNTY — While most residents are enjoying a low unemployment rate in the county, finding a means to earn money can still be difficult for those recovering from substance use.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― After a decisive victory regarding pay raises for Brevard Public School teachers, which was often marked with heated bargaining sessions over competitive wages, a substitute teacher crisis has officials looking outside the box, and to each other, for solutions.

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Viera, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) issued a rabies alert for the area of Alma Blvd and Clarence Court, Merritt Island. This is in response to an adopted stray cat that tested positive on 12/15/2019.

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BREVARD COUNTY — A national challenge that has $55,000 in grant money at stake has inspired animal shelters across the country working toward uniting pets with potential forever homes through short-term fostering.

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BREVARD ― Antioxidants are often called “the bodyguards of health.” They earned this distinction because they protect our cells from destruction by free radicals. Free radicals are highly-charged, oxidized particles that enter our cells, causing damage. This results in a greater risk of deve…

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BREVARD – President Donald J. Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, H.R. 724, into law. The bill, led by and U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), passed the House and Senate in recent weeks without dissent. The PACT Act establishes the first fed…

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PALM BAY ― The Health First Palm Bay Hospital Holiday Light Parade, presented by the City of Palm Bay, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The City will again be implementing some road closures this year to help ensure the safety of participants and spectators alike.

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BREVARD COUNTY – On Nov. 25, Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott announced applications for the 2020 Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) Scholarship are now being accepted at all four administrative Election Office locations: Titusville, Viera, Melbourne, and Palm Bay.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Families can come in all shapes and sizes, but when you get to pick your own family members, it can make the bonds between parents and children feel extra special.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Groups from around the county such as the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program and Marine Resources Council have been working to restore our precious lagoon back to its former glory.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― In today’s competitive publishing market, authors need ways to reach more readers. A critical key to success is building a brand. Unlock Your A Game, a full-day writers’ workshop to be held in Cocoa Beach on Jan. 18, 2020, will start at square one and lay out a personalized …

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BREVARD COUNTY — Each year, the Zonta Club of Melbourne participates in a worldwide service project from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10 as part of the international organization’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. Howeve…

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BREVARD COUNTY – The Bealls Black Friday event is a first time ever 50-70% off storewide sale which will begin Sunday, Nov. 24 and continue through Nov. 30. Bealls Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019 and will re-open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

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BREVARD COUNTY — When you love where you live, it’s important to feel connected to the decisions that may impact your community.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― This year marks the ninth year that America’s Adopt A Soldier will reach out to America to ask for cards of thanks to share with our nation’s service members who are deployed and veterans who are in state veterans homes and hospitals.

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BREVARD COUNTY – Space Coast Ballet Company (SCBC) and Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO) are thrilled to announce they are back together again! The family holiday tradition of Space Coast Ballet Company’s 17 year running annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet, will be accompanied by the B…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The Brevard County School Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a contract for teachers that includes significant raises and improved work conditions in 2019-2020.

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BREVARD COUNTY - The City of Melbourne honored volunteer board members for their years of service to the city during a special ceremony held Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Grand Manor in Melbourne. The city's annual board reception provides an opportunity for the Mayor and City Council to recogniz…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Each fall, the Zonta Club of Melbourne highlights a piece of Brevard as part of its ornament collection, treasuring historic buildings that many residents have grown up visiting.

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BREVARD COUNTY — When J.K. Rowling received dozens of rejections for her first manuscript of “Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone,” she didn’t give up her dream to become an established author.

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BREVARD COUNTY — In medicine, there’s one piece of advice that will always ring true: prevention is more important than hindsight— and that’s especially true when dealing with cancer.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Community members gathered for a ‘Gnarly 90’s Lip Sync Battle’ that not only fostered unforgettable memories, it also raised $54,000 toward aiding Brevard County’s child welfare system.

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BREVARD COUNTY — In an effort to better understand the plight of immigrants crossing the Mexican border, the Brevard chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) hosted a panel in partnership with the Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

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BREVARD COUNTY — As businesses on the Space Coast thrive, so do our communities. The proof is out there as unemployment rates decrease and new businesses choose Brevard County as its latest stomping grounds.

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BREVARD COUNTY -- On Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Brevard Public Schools (BPS) and the Brevard Federation of Teachers (BFT) reached an agreement on salary increases for the 2019-20 school year contracts.

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BREVARD COUNTY — October represents more than just a time for dressing in costumes and giving out treats as organizations across the U.S. aim to educate the public for “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

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BREVARD COUNTY — In late September, the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) announced a new initiative to eliminate traffic-related fatalities during a “Vision Zero” symposium at the Bill Posey Conference Center.

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