BREVARD COUNTY — Twenty-five graduating high school seniors in Florida’s 8th Congressional District were awarded the 2021 Congressional Medal of Merit by Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge).
PALM BAY — Palm Bay Deputy Mayor Kenny Johnson has been appointed to serve on the Florida League of Cities. It is one of the League’s five Legislative Policy Committees.
BREVARD COUNTY — The City of Melbourne Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2020 states that none of the minute levels of contaminants found in the city's drinking water violate safe drinking water standards.
MELBOURNE — The Marine Resources Council (MRC) has established the Marine Resources Council Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation for Brevard (CFB).
STATEWIDE — Civil rights lawyer Cecile M. Scoon has made history as the first Black woman elected to lead the League of Women Voters of Florida.
VERO BEACH — The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will launch its 13th performing season with The Wonderful World of Broadway at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 at the Community Church of Vero Beach located at 1901 23rd Street.
STATEWIDE — June is National Safety month. During this month individuals and organizations are encouraged to make efforts to reduce the leading causes of unintentional injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities.
BREVARD COUNTY ― Brevard Public Schools (BPS) is one of six districts that was awarded a $500K grant from International Business Machines (IBM) to assist in combating potential ransomware attacks.
BREVARD COUNTY — Dave Barnes and Mike Cotton are currently producing a documentary about the life and deconstruction of the historic "Mobile Launch Platform #2" at Kennedy Space Center.
BREVARD COUNTY — Eastern Florida State College is starting a new bachelor’s degree track in Education to tackle a critical shortage of science teachers in grades 6-12 in Brevard Public Schools.
STATEWIDE — Earlier this year the Better Business Bureau warned that scammers have been contacting people in some parts of the country by email, text and phone offering compensation in exchange for completing a COVID-19 survey.
MELBOURNE — In early June, Melbourne Regional Medical Center opened the doors to its surgical expansion, which includes four new operating rooms equipped with advanced technology.
BREVARD COUNTY ― As we enter the the 2021 hurricane season, Florida Power and Light (FPL) is continuing its efforts to strengthen its energy grid and improve services.
BREVARD COUNTY ― In honor of World Ocean Day, Sea Threads, a environmentally-conscious clothing company, launched their Kickstarter on June 8 in an effort to raise funds for the new company.
STATEWIDE — Consumers can purchase qualifying recreation and outdoor supplies and admissions to entertainment and cultural events exempt from tax during the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begin…
MELBOURNE — 28 North’s Executive Chef, Kyle Hash, has been recognized by United Fresh Produce as one of the nine most innovative chefs in the country
MERRITT ISLAND — The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are finally at our doorstep. And with them, all the outdoor adventures we know and love about Florida living are here, too.
COCOA ― On Jan. 1 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the "Emancipation Proclamation" as an executive order declaring that slaves within Confederate states were legally free.
BREVARD COUNTY — The Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has announced the return of the annual 'Symphony Under the Stars' concert at the Cocoa Riverfront Park on July 4.
STATEWIDE — Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed three bills into law that are designed primarily to support active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families.
COCOA — Historic Cocoa Village Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street™ program after meeting rigorous performance standards.
BREVARD COUNTY ― Beach cleanups are regularly organized events on the Space Coast. Many organizations and groups participate in cleanups to help foster a healthier coastline.
BREVARD COUNTY — The effects of coronavirus continue to take a devastating toll on America’s small businesses, including chambers of commerce.
BREVARD COUNTY — The Public Safety Institute at Eastern Florida State College is actively recruiting for its upcoming Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic programs.
STATEWIDE — Florida will continue to fund key transportation initiatives which are funded in the 2021-22 fiscal year budget recently signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
MELBOURNE — The Melbourne airport's name has changed from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to Melbourne Orlando International Airport. The airport code remains the same, MLB.
BREVARD COUNTY ― The Marine Resources Council hosted a presentation to discuss the causes of the poor water quality in the Indian River Lagoon and the possible solutions to help restore the water to an acceptable level. The lagoon was recently given an F+ grade for 2020.
MELBOURNE — The recently approved 2021-22 state budget includes $2-million for Florida Tech to purchase specialized equipment for its Biomedical Aerospace Manufacturing (BAM) project.
STATEWIDE — The Florida and Illinois State Attorneys General have secured a larger share than originally proposed of the $31 million Keurig K-Cup antitrust settlement agreement.