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BREVARD COUNTY – The arts not only enrich our lives, communities and culture, but they are vital to every student’s education. Art educators work hard with very little financial support to enhance their students’ art education experiences. Since 2015, 26 scholarships have been awarded to Bre…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott announced 83,676 domestic mail ballots were sent to voters today for the March 17 Presidential Preference Primary Election. This is in addition to the 2,093 mail ballots previously sent to overseas military and overseas civilian

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BREVARD COUNTY — You know there’s an issue with vaping among today’s youth when even teenagers are lobbying for bills to be passed that make it harder to be obtained.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― Eastern Florida State College’s Fire Training Center has been named the best in Florida for its work training firefighters and protecting the public.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The Brevard Humane Society is partnering with Beachside Media for the 56th Annual Easter Surf Contest and the 7th Annual East Coast Dog Surfing Championship. Hosted annually during Easter weekend, this event brings in surf fans and pet lovers for two days of tail wagging ent…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The Zonta Club of Melbourne is accepting applications for the Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes young women, ages 16 - 19, for demonstrating leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes and is available to any fem…

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BREVARD COUNTY — In an effort to better serve its residents, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) has launched an innovative program designed to assist citizens with autism, hearing impairment and other conditions during interaction with law enforcement.

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BREVARD COUNTY – The Indian River Lagoon has long been a hot issue among residents, especially as it influences our tourism and recreational uses.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― Brevard County’s own STARBASE Academy officially opened on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Patrick Space Force Base. Only the second location in Florida, STARBASE is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Enrichment Academy founded by the Department of Defense (DoD). Students from…

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BREVARD COUNTY — The Emerald Isles are calling and for residents interested in visiting beautiful Ireland to see its wonders are invited to attend a trip organized by the Wickham Wanderers Travel Club.

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BREVARD COUNTY – On November 8 and 9, in recognition of Veterans Day, Bealls Stores partnered with Southeastern Guide Dogs for the fifth straight year, donating $1 for every Reel Legends® item sold in-store and online at BeallsFlorida.com. As a result of this continued partnership, Bealls St…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Never before has Brevard County seen the likes of an epic showdown between restaurants to determine who really serves the best wings in town.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Drivers who frequent State Road 528 have probably noticed the increase in construction along the expressway, as Virgin Trains USA works to build tracks connecting Orlando International Airport Terminal C to Miami.

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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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