BREVARD COUNTY – A student who attends the Florida Tech recently won five total medals, including one gold medal, at the 2021 American Canoe Association Sprint and Slalom National Championships, held in Oklahoma City from August 21-24.
COCOA BEACH - On Labor Day weekend over 200 surfers battled the waves at the Cocoa Beach Pier, as they competed for a title at the 36th annual NKF Surf Festival. This annual competition is unique in that it raises funds and awareness for kidney disease.
MELBOURNE – The Space Coast Early Intervention Center announced on Tuesday, Sept. 7 that it is changing its name to Space Coast Discovery, Academy for Promising Futures.
PALM BAY – The City of Palm Bay has re-instituted a program to honor men and women who have served or are serving in the military on banners at city parks.
PALM BAY - The Palm Bay Recreation Department is currently facing staffing shortages at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center, 420 Community College Parkway SE, due to a limited number of available certified lifeguards. Certain numbers of certified lifeguards are required by law to open the pool and k…
COCOA BEACH- It’s no secret that Brevard County is home to water lovers nationwide. From our vast coastlines to our Indian River Lagoon, Cocoa Beach is a magnet for surfers, beachgoers and fishermen across the globe. For local resident Jake Oleson, he is taking the beachside community by the…
BREVARD COUNTY – The Space Coast Health Foundation says it has launched the “Get Vaccinated Brevard” initiative, a program aimed at boosting vaccination rates in the county, according to a release.
BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Testing opportunities for COVID-19 continue to expand in Brevard County, this time through Parrish Medical Center in Titusville which began appointment-only testing from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
COCOA — Family Promise of Brevard, Inc. is taking the next steps to provide better service to the community through relocating and expanding its office.
Let's rewind back to September 11, 2001. I was in my second year of college and worked at a local hotel as a night auditor. It was a good gig, customer check-ins usually stopped around midnight, so between that time and 3 a.m., I didn't have much to do. Usually, I folded laundry, got a snack…
MELBOURNE — Jack Brophy, a first-year student majoring in chemical engineering, is the 2021 recipient of the Florida Tech/Jacksonville Jaguars STEM Scholarship.
MELBOURNE ― A public meeting regarding plans for the Southwest Trails project will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Melbourne City Hall. The meeting is a follow up to feedback received from the public. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation by staff followed by a q…
MELBOURNE – Eastern Florida State College will begin competition at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) level in both men’s and women’s cross country running beginning with the fall 2022 season.
BREVARD COUNTY – Brevard residents will undoubtedly remember the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on America this weekend in a variety of different manners. Likewise, Brevard residents also have the opportunity to attend a pair of commemorative events.
BREVARD COUNTY — A topic that’s trending among seniors is their health, and what better way to make sure seniors know what’s good for them than attending the latest health fair?
MERRITT ISLAND – A recently graduate of Satellite High School was given a refurbished white 2020 Hyundai Elantra last week after winning an impressive award.
Special package available to see the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit, launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A
BREVARD COUNTY – As Central Brevard marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on America, residents are able to view a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center.
PALM BAY – Children in Palm Bay will soon have new playgrounds to utilize with four new sets set to be installed in parks throughout the city.
BREVARD COUNTY – The Brevard Federation of Teachers is providing pediatric free KN95 masks to families in Brevard County. Even before the school board’s recent mask mandate vote, BFT procured 500 pediatric KN95 masks. These masks not only protect both the public but also the wearer. This is …
BREVARD COUNTY ― The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has started a new charitable program designed to give those who aren’t able to serve due to a medical condition or disability the opportunity to serve.
INDIALANTIC ― After a year hiatus, the live version of the Turtle Krawl 5K will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 with the race beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Nance Park in Indialantic according to race director Angela Lahrman.
STATEWIDE — The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida.
BREVARD COUNTY ― Residents of unincorporated Brevard County are being asked to report missed garbage, recycling, yard and special collection solid waste or bulk waste pickups under a complaint reporting incentive program approved by the Board of County Commissioners.
TITUSVILLE ― Titusville water customers may notice a change in their drinking water beginning on September 10 as the city begins a chlorine dosing of its water distribution system. The dosing is scheduled to last through October 29. The dosing is conducted as part of the City’s routine syste…
COCOA ― District 2 Cocoa City Councilmember, Lavander Hearn has been appointed as a member of the Florida League of Cities Young Elected Municipal Officials Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of about 20 emerging leaders, all under the age of 40, that will provide insight and informa…
PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay Sustainability Advisory Board is hosting a contest to find the cover art for the City’s upcoming Sustainability Action Plan. We are looking for young artists to help us imagine what a sustainable Palm Bay looks like.
BREVARD COUNTY — Each day, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Whether that’s you or a loved one, learning about treatments and coping can make it more bearable.
BREVARD COUNTY — The Community Band of Brevard will debut its new bandleader, Robin Kessler, in a memorial concert for the victims of 9/11 and its own founding band leader.
Editors note: Provided is a link to the response from George Mikitarian, president and CEO of Parrish Healthcare, in regards to statements made at the BPS meeting regarding the mask mandate.
MERRITT ISLAND ― From horseback riding to hay rides, to a petting zoo and wedding barn, Romelia Farms is the hidden gem of Merritt Island. Previously known as Obloy Family Ranch, the property dates back to the 1890s. Known as what used to be a navel orange grove, it later became one of Flori…
BREVARD COUNTY ― Brevard County Government employees who are not first responders will receive vaccine incentive pay if they’re fully vaccinated by late September.
MELBOURNE ― The 18th annual Caribbean Fest will be held on Sunday, Sept. 5 at Wickham Park in Melbourne. The event, which runs from noon until 9 p.m. according to event organizer Vernal Brown, has free admission for anyone who wants to attend and will feature a host of musical acts and food …
MELBOURNE – The City of Melbourne will hold its annual International Coastal Cleanup event on Sept. 18 at Ballard Park, located at 924 Thomas Barbour Dr., from 8 a.m.-noon.
TITUSVILLE — Parrish Medical Center will offer third dose mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) in accordance with CDC guidelines to people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems beginning Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts can legally require their students to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a judge ruled Friday, saying Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority when he issued an executive order banning such mandates.
STATEWIDE — Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a Consumer Alert warning Floridians about a new phishing scam that offers fake COVID-19 relief funds. Scammers are impersonating Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan in phishing emails, claiming the recipient is eligible for financia…
STATEWIDE ― New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant.
BREVARD COUNTY ― Residents who live along an oak-tree shaded area of unincorporated Rockledge Drive are being notified by letter this week that Brevard County Public Works will not pursue plans to prune, remove or replace any of the neighborhood’s centuries-old trees from private property as…