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PALM BAY ― Palm Bay Mayor Rob Medina recently launched the all-new Mayor’s Business Spotlight. The program is designed to feature local businesses who foster pride in the city’s thriving business community and strong local economy. The spotlight program will allow businesses to showcase uniq…

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BREVARD COUNTY – The Department of Education (DOE) voted on Oct. 7 to reprimand Brevard Public Schools (BPS) entire school district board one months pay citing defiance of the Department of Health’s (DOH) ruling banning mask mandates with an opt out by a physician.

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PALM BAY, FLORIDA ― The City of Palm Bay will host the 2021 Palm Bay Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 6 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Participants and spectators alike are invited to help honor our veterans and their families.

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PALM BAY ― Palm Bay Fire Rescue is teaming up with the National Fire Protection to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. This year’s campaign, October 3-9, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep thems…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― UTB United Third Bridge, Inc Board of Directors recently met and voted to postpone our much anticipated 25th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade which takes place every year in Palm Bay, Florida, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021 due to COVID-19. This was not an…

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BREVARD COUNTY — The Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Estuary Caucus, including U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Brian Mast (R-FL) and Rick Larsen (D-WA), introduced their bipartisan resolution recognizing September 18th- September 21st, 2021, as Nati…

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SEBASTIAN - Nothing reminds me more of growing up in England than a plate of bangers and mash or an amazing curry on a plate of fresh and hot chips. I had the immense pleasure of trying both of those dishes last week while visiting Portside Pub and Grill in Sebastian.

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BREVARD COUNTY – Third doses or boosters of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 are now available at locations throughout Brevard County, but only to those who qualify under current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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BREVARD COUNTY - Do you know all of the sea turtle species that visit our beaches? How old can a sea turtle get? Why is Brevard County an important place for sea turtles? To find out, join the Marine Resources Council (MRC) and the City of Melbourne ECO Division on Sept. 23, at 9:00 a.m. for…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Brevard Health Alliance, Inc. (BHA) is hosting a career fair on September 29, 2021. This event can be attended in person at the BHA Barton/Rockledge clinic located at 220 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, Florida, 32955. Held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., BHA will be extending on-the-spot i…

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BREVARD COUNTY - Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB) is a 501(C-3) non-profit, staffed entirely by volunteers. Our mission is to teach literacy skills to adults so they may reach their full potential in their families, jobs, and communities.”

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BREVARD COUNTY — Supporting a cause has never been so fun, Serene Harbor is bringing back Casino Night after a successful first year before the pandemic.

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BREVARD COUNTY — The risk of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and Down’s syndrome can be great when they run the risk of wandering off on their own.

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BREVARD COUNTY – Battle Bros, LLC is debuting the very first 321: Tacos and Treats Throwdown on Oct. 2 with a wide variety of tacos and desserts for Brevard County residents. The all-day event will be a chance for residents to stop in at their leisure and sample some of the area’s best resta…

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The City of Palm Bay in Partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a HUBZone webinar on Oct. 7, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

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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…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Everybody who drives needs to pump gas at some point, so why not stop by the Giving Pump to benefit a cause that fight’s child hunger?

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PALM BAY — Frustrated, sorrowful and tired are just a few adjectives of what community leaders are feeling as COVID-19 takes another loved one away.

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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…

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This weekend we remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the Sept. 11 attacks that touched the lives of many Americans 20 years ago.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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