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BREVARD COUNTY ― On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis directed the Department of Revenue (Department) to provide flexibility on tax due dates to assist those adversely affected by COVID-19.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― Students dependent on meal systems throughout the week are continuing to receive free meals thanks to Brevard Public Schools.

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BREVARD COUNTY — While many local services have had to change normal operations to accommodate social distancing, some even having to close for the time being, one nonprofit is continuing to advocate for domestic violence survivors.

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BREVARD COUNTY — With news concerning COVID-19 being updated every day, One Senior Place is continuing to offer resources and in-home senior care to those in need.

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Like many of you, we are navigating the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic with the safety and well-being of our employees and readers as our highest priority. Please know that we have plans in place to prepare for the needs of our local businesses that depend on us.

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BREVARD COUNTY — While many Americans at this time are facing social distancing and voluntary quarantine, staying at home doesn’t have to be boring.

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Working with the senior population is a very rewarding job. As Director of One Senior Place, I enjoy learning from seniors about their families and what it was like to grow up during a depression and war.

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BREVARD COUNTY — In a time such as this where people are encouraged to stay at home and fights over who grabbed the last toilet paper stack from stores are prevalent, we could all use a reminder to be kind.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― In today’s fast-paced digital world, handwritten notes are almost a thing of the past, having been replaced by electronic forms of communication like emails and texts. But for many, handwritten notes are still seen as a simple, personal and more thoughtful way to show true a…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― In today’s fast-paced digital world, handwritten notes are almost a thing of the past, having been replaced by electronic forms of communication like emails and texts. But for many, handwritten notes are still seen as a simple, personal and more thoughtful way to show true a…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― In conjunction with Brevard County Government facilities closing to the public today and to protect our voters and employees, the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections offices will temporarily close to the public until further notice. Although closed to public access, the S…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Each day, men and women are unwillingly taken and exploited, used up until there is nothing but an empty shell.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― In an email released to all faculty, staff and students, the Eastern Florida State College Emergency Management Team announced Sunday, March 15, that all EFSC locations will remain closed following Spring Break for students and will reopen on Monday, March 30.

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PALM BAY ― On Monday, March 16, Brevard County and the Florida Department of Health announced the first presumptive positive test for COVID-19 locally. Considered by the World Health Organization to be a global pandemic, COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, now affects 155 countries with mor…

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BREVARD COUNTY — On March 12, Brevard Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins posted an address to concerned staff members and parents in regard to COVID-19.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― For some of us, it’s never easy getting back in the gym after the holidays. While we’re used to feasting on holiday comfort foods, the beginning of the year is when the shift to become healthier kicks into gear.

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BREVARD COUNTY – The days are getting longer and warmer, that means it’s almost spring and Daylight Saving Time is starting. It also means it’s time to reset your irrigation controller. Before going to bed on March 7, set your clocks forward one hour and set your irrigation controller to a n…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― Brevard Public Schools is advocating for bills in the Legislature that would award points under Florida’s school-grading system for preparing students for military careers.

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VIERA — Brevard County is continuing to see an increase in cases of hepatitis A locally and wants to encourage residents to get vaccinated for the virus. To help, the Department of Health in Brevard County is holding Saturday clinic hours during the month of March for hepatitis A vaccination…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area has landed number 10 on the Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities 2020: Where America’s Jobs are Created and Sustained. This year’s ranking solidifies the Space Coast in the competitive rankings of cities su…

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BREVARD COUNTY — The Brevard Zoo was full of excitement last week as a thousand students from around the county took over with colorful art activities for three days.

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BREVARD COUNTY — No child should have to face homelessness, and parents should equally not have to be left with the decision of whether to pay this month’s bills or to put food on the table.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Traffic fatalities are more than just a statistic. The sad reality is drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians overlook the increasing number of injuries and fatalities while families mourn their lost loved ones.

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COCOA ― Located at 210 King Street, Stumpy’s Hatchet House Cocoa has brought an old Cocoa Village building back to life with 8 throwing pits where customers 18 years of age and older can throw hatchets at wooden targets. With an anticipated opening date of March 4, customers will be able to …

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BREVARD COUNTY ― Michael Kahn has been an attorney representing the Brevard Federation of Teachers for nearly 40 years. Among his various clients, he considers representing the teachers a highlight of his career.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Marty L Ward is changing the way people act toward each other, using a method she calls “TAG for Change,” which focuses on one’s Talents, Abilities and Gifts.

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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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