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The Recurring Dream / Local Book Author

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By Billy Arcand Hello, Spotlight Readers. I am Billy Arcand of The Recurring Dream. I am happy to announce that I will be sharing some stories taken from my book, a fiction novel. I have always enjoyed reading Spotlight Magazine, full
Posted on April 11, 2018 - Comments are off
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Having the Right Insurance makes all the difference in the world

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Insurance can be a confusing topic, there’s always many questions to ask: do you have the right coverage, does your policy provide enough coverage, what happens when you don’t have enough coverage? Finding the right insurance policy for what matters
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Scholarship Awarded to Local Nursing Student: February 19th

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   The Banana River Sail and Power Squadron is proud to award a $1,000 scholarship to a noteworthy Keiser University student: Carolyn Yannotta. The Squadron is honored to have expanded its mission of promoting safe boating to include promoting academic
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Health First’s ‘Save a Life’ Day March 3rd Equips Community with Critical Skills

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10 years Running, Event Offers Free CPR, Stop the Bleed Training and Family Fun    Would you know what to do if someone had a cardiac arrest in your presence – or suffered a severe, life-threatening wound? The best hope
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Why buy life insurance?

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Facing one’s mortality and the prospect of leaving family members behind is not always easy. Death, financial security and planning for the future are all difficult subjects, but planning ahead can make matters much easier in the long run. Life
Posted on February 1, 2018 - Comments are off
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Tips when starting a neighborhood watch

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Neighborhood watch programs can provide communities with a sense of security while serving as a low-cost deterrent to crime. The National Crime Prevention Council even notes that watch groups can serve as a stepping stone to community revitalization. Establishing a
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So Why Do They Call It The Indian River?

Article, Press Release, Spotlight Around Town
 by Lawrence Sarsoun Years ago and new to Brevard county, we were camping at Sebastian Inlet State Park when it occurred to us that we were living in the famed “Indian River Grapefruit” area. Up north, we enjoyed the fine
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Preparing for large-scale emergencies

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It is impossible to predict what the future will bring, but a growing number of people are focused on safeguarding their futures by preparing for catastrophic emergencies. Perhaps in reaction to terror-related attacks across the globe, the rise in devastating
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Flu-fighting tips to keep you and others healthy

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Sniffles, sore throat, fever, and aches and pains may accompany a number of illnesses, but during the wintertime such symptoms are typically indicative of influenza. Throughout much of North America, flu season peaks between December and February. But flu season
Posted on January 13, 2018 - Comments are off
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Spotlight Magazine BOOK REVIEWS / by All Florida Authors by: Gary S Roen

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 Spotlight Magazine Welcomes Mr. Gary S Roen as our Book Reviewest for our online publication. Mr. Roen has been doing reviews for close to forty years and is also an author of his own book”Journey” that can be purchased from  www.newhavenbooks.com,
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Events This Weekend!!! Oct 19- Oct 22

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We know how hard it is to find cool exciting things to do. Here is a couple of cool events that we wanted to recommend for this weekend!!! OCT 19th – Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival Thursday – Friday @ 6:30 – 11:30pm
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MELBOURNE ATHLETIC CLUB DELIVERS SUPPLIES TO AID IN PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Dwyer ndwyer@melbourneathleticclub.com (321) 425-5838 MELBOURNE, FL (October 3, 2017) – Melbourne Athletic Club (MAC) today announced the delivery of nearly two tons of food, water, and batteries to Puerto Rico to assist in the
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Space Coast Halloween Fest on October 29th!

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Join us for a unique, safe, and FREE trick-or-treating experience! The Space Coast Halloween Fest will be hosted on Sunday, October 29th from 12:00-5:00 pm at the Melbourne Auditorium located at 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. in Melbourne, Florida. Sharing information,
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Audition Call for Children’s Video to Help Eliminate Bullying

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Despite the past 10 years of Stop Bullying Campaigns, incidents of bullying and suicides are increasing not decreasing. Nearly 1 in 6 high school students has seriously considered suicide, and 1 in 12 have attempted it, according to the semi-annual
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Living proof: ‘Stop the Bleed’ student credits class with possibly saving his life

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Jake Moore has wanted to help people since he was a kid. With a career in law enforcement on the horizon and dreams of eventually becoming a Marine, taking Health First’s free class on bleeding-control basics just made sense to
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Surfing Legends to be honored at Boards & Waves Expo III June 3 and 4 Melbourne, Florida

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The only consumer surf expo on the East Coast of the U.S. set to recognize Dick Catri and Pete Dooley  The third Boards & Waves Expo is happening June 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
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Hats, Handbags & Horses this coming June 10th

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    Wear your best hat, bow tie and derby outfit while enjoying champagne, mint juleps, and “high tea”. We will have entertainment, silent auction, games and prizes for the best hats & bow ties. Bid on fabulous purses and
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LOCAL INDIE FILM MAKES PROMINENT VERO BEACH WINE AND FILM FESTIVAL

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 The Wrong Lane, a short indie film shot last year in Brevard County has just made its 7th festival entry, The prestigious Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival according to Roy Garton, director of the film. “We are just so
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Record-Breaking $213,300 Raised at Benefit Luncheon! Brevard Rescue Mission

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  Melbourne, FL — Brevard Rescue Mission, which provides transitional housing and support services for homeless women with children, held their 8th Annual Women Who Care Share benefit luncheon on April 21st and raised $213,300! “We are thrilled with this outpouring of support!,” said John
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Space Coast Prayer Breakfast

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Space Coast Prayer Breakfast with Keynote Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Special Guest Dr. Dave Robinson, and Special Video Message from Congressman Bill Posey. Less than 100 tickets remaining … Get yours online today:   Click to Purchase Individual $25 Space Coast
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Transforming Your City Day

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Transforming Your City Day Join Chicago-based Leadership Expert Dr. Dave Robinson and Brevard County Civic Leaders for this Free Transforming Your City Day event Leadership Coach Dr. Dave Robinson Ph.D. Popular Chicago-based Leadership Expert/Author/Speaker/Mentor/Minister Dr. Dave Robinson Ph.D joins the Space Coast
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3-2-1 Launch! Christian Rock Concert

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National Christian Rock Concert TV Filming It’s FREE CONCERT happening on stage at the River Run Christian Church in Melbourne Florida on Friday evening, May 5th 2017, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm in connection with the 2017 Space Coast Prayer Breakfast Prayer Weekend
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Night Time Medicine, Nowhere to turn

Article, Healthy Living, Press Release, Senior Living Today
by: John Paul Abramo / Night Owl Pharmacy Healthcare is in the news everyday. Newspapers, magazines, television and social media…it’s a topic of paramount importance to Americans. It can be about health insurance , who has it and who doesn’t.
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Brevard County is a Blessed County, in a Blessed Country.

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by: Dr. Malcolm Blowes / Win Our Nations So many of us Americans have never come to the reality of just what a blessing it is to be born or live in the good ol’ USA, the greatest country in
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Bank of America Awards $5,000 Grant to Brevard Rescue Mission

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 Melbourne, FL — Brevard Rescue Mission, which provides transitional housing and support services for homeless women with children, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant funds will be used to provide resident single mothers with financial
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B12 Injections – Is it Just the Boost You Need ?

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by :  Leslie Erdmann / Any Lab Test Now, Palm Bay & Merritt Island locations Are you constantly tired? Feeling like every day is a 3-4 cups of coffee kind of day? If you’re lacking energy on a regular basis, you
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Brevard County is making a difference in various continents of the world

Article, Faith, Press Release
Win Our Nations, Inc. is a Christian based mission organization established in the UK in 1985 and has been based in Cocoa, Florida since 1998 and for almost two decades has had the joy and privilege of reaching out to
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John Lodge coming to Melbourne for “10,000 Light Years” Tour on February 3rd

Article, Press Release, Senior Living Today
Best known as bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the legendary rock group, The Moody Blues, sold over 70 million albums.  John has written such classics as “Isn’t Life Strange”, “Singer in a Rock and Roll Band”, “Ride my Seasaw” and “Slide Zone”.  1n
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Health First and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Partner to “Stop the Bleed” Program Teaches Community Members Life-Saving Techniques

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In light of recent tragedies such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 lives were lost and every second counted, Health First and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) are working together to teach life-saving techniques to members
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Stay at Home and Stay Happy

Article, Healthy Living, Press Release, Senior Living Today
  There’s no place like home. But sometimes, it is hard for people, especially the elderly, to remain at home, even though that is where they want to be. Without some assistance with daily tasks, many find they must leave
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October is Bullying Prevention Month

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Every day, the bright light of our children is at risk of being drowned out by the rain of words and deeds of the bully. Since we can’t stop the bully from doing or saying whatever they want, as parents,
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Brevard’s Newest “Designer Chocolates” Shoppe

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Sublime Sweets invites Brevard County to experience premier designer and artisan chocolates from around the world in their classical-style shoppe in Historic Downtown Melbourne. The creator of this splendid shoppe, Teresa Lawless, has spent a lifetime traveling the world and tasting the finest
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Health First Foundation Provides 41 Nurses With Scholarships

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The Health First Foundation recently awarded 41 Health First nurses with scholarships to help them continue their educational endeavors.  At a luncheon held at Suntree Country Club on Friday, June 17, scholarship certificates were presented and many of the recipients
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How to get and keep your finances in order

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 In 2015, analysts with the Government Accountability Office found that the average American between the ages of 55 and 64 had accrued roughly $104,000 in retirement savings, a shockingly low figure that would make it very difficult for men and
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Health First Turns Citizens Into Superheroes at CPR Day

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With the theme of “Be a Superhero, Learn to Save a Life,” Health First CPR Day turned 5,000 regular citizens into rescuers to aid a victim until professional help arrives. Held on June 4 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera,
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The Actor’s Group Orlando introducing their second location Now in Melbourne

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by Bryan McDonough / publisher Spotlight Magazine The newest, best, and brightest acting classes in our area can now be found in the form of the Actor’s Group Melbourne, the most recent location for the acclaimed Actor’s Group Orlando. Led by a
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100 Year Old Mrs. Ella continues checking things off her bucket list !

Article, Healthy Living, Press Release, Senior Living Today
  Mrs. Ella Working is the oldest church member of Palm Bay Baptist Church. Ella Working turned 100 years old on December 16th, 2015. The church hosted a SURPRISE birthday party for her on Saturday, November 28th at 12:00 noon
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Daytripping….. with Bruce Marion

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Hop on Highway 192 west or 520 west (hwy 50 also) and head towards the land of Christmas. Year round it is a refreshing experience, though ironically closed on Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day! Enroute you can stop at
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“An Invitation into the Clubhouse.”

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A recent article emerged from “Massage & Bodywork” magazine featuring Jody Stork as a pioneer in the massage therapy field. Karrie Osborn is senior editor at Associated Bodywork and credits Jody Stork in their most recent article, “An Invitation into
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1st Annual Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival

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  Pastor Lorenzo Laws and the members of Greater Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church proudly invites the community to join us at its 1st Annual Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The
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WAKE UP! HEROIN USE IS AN EPIDEMIC IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

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Here are the statistics: the State of Florida reported heroin killed more people in 2014 than any year on record.  For a more local statistic the number of heroin related overdoses increased in almost every Central Florida county during 2013
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Employment: The next step after graduation

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Graduation is an exciting time in the lives of students. After years in the classroom preparing for life after school, graduation marks a time when students are finally ready to enter the “real world” and land their first professional job.
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Distracted driving a real threat

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Dating back to the days of the first automobiles, drivers have always taken on a degree of risk when getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road. While technology has done much to mitigate that risk, it’s also contributed
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Give A Little Hope / Mayors Cup Golf Challenge

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      Give A Little Hope, a local cancer charity is holding its third annual golf tournament at the Majors Golf Course in Palm Bay on Saturday, April 23.  This year our tournament is called the Mayors Cup Challenge thanks
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The Actors’s Group Melbourne

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Bob Caso received his BFA from Florida State University where he had the pleasure of working with such notables as Raul Julia and Joseph Papp. Upon graduating, Bob moved to L.A. and within a month had secured representation, booked a
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CIP Brevard Participates in Autism Awareness Month Activities

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  Autism Awareness Month occurs each April with a wide variety of events and activities across the US. It is a time that is near and dear to each student and staff member at CIP’s (College Internship Program) Brevard Center
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Space Coast Spring Kids Fest

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Saturday March 19th 10.00am – 4.00pm Bring the kids out for a day of fun! Presented by Reddick Orthodontics and sponsored by Fun 4 Space Coast Kids, Health First Health Plans & the Puzzlebox Academy, the event offers free admission and
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Community Movers & Shakers – Award

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Congratulations to Nadine Yaroma Smith of Jersey Mike’s Subs and Susie Vasco Parente of UNO Pizzeria & Grill for being our recipients of the Spotlight Magazine – Community Movers & Shakers award for 2015 ! You both are such giving
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Buds & Bows Monthly Floral Program

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ENJOY LOCALLY CRAFTED FLOWERS ON AN EVERYDAY BASIS. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Don’t let some out-of-town florist drop ship your flowers in a box! Let us hand-deliver your flowers personally to the intended recipient in our air conditioned delivery vehicle. Delight someone
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Health First Uses Minimally Invasive Equipment to Detect Lung Cancer

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Health First has a new weapon in the fight against lung cancer. In December, Health First Medical Group’s Dr. Theodore Amgott completed the first two procedures in Brevard County using state-of-the-art Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) at Health First’s Holmes Regional
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Art and Antique Studio & Gallery / Highland Ave, Melbourne “Linda Schuler”

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LINDA SCHULER “WANDER LUST”   ART AND ANTIQUE STUDIO & GALLERY JANUARY 1 – JANUARY 31,  2016 Ohio artist “Linda Schuler” creates art because it is simply something she must do.  It can take her back to places she’s already been or send
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Daytrip with Bruce Marion

Article, Press Release, Senior Living Today
One of my favorite places in Florida is New Smyrna Beach, just North of Titusville area and an easy one hour or less drive from most of Brevard County. Like our Space Coast, there is a charming beachside (A1A) and
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December’s Melbourne Regional Chamber & Spotlight Magazine Business Is : Simple Media Productions

Business Tidbits, Press Release
Congratulations to our December Spotlight Business of the Month, Simple Media Productions! Simple Media Productions is a new member to the Melbourne Regional Chamber and specialize in video production, non-profit vision films, marketing consultants, and wedding videography.  “Helping people find
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Wrong Lane Film Begins Shooting In Brevard County

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Space Coast Film and Talent Group announced recently that their current production, “The Wrong Lane” will be shooting on location in the Melbourne, Florida area beginning November 14th. Directed by Roy Lewis Garton, The Wrong Lane deals with two married
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Health First Grape Escape Raises More Than $400,000 for Hybrid OR Suite

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Technology is First of Its Kind in Brevard County ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – The 2015 Health First Foundation’s Grape Escape event recently raised more than $400,000 to benefit Brevard County’s first Hybrid Operating Room Suite, which will be located at Health
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Flower Arranging With Children

Article, Press Release, Spotlight Around Town
Are you looking for something new to do with your kids? Every Month, on the 3rd Saturday  … a workshop will be held at our store. A new project that will showcase their creativity and imagination? Why not introduce the art
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Are you afraid to lose weight because you don’t want loose skin? Then keep reading…….

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  Why Skin Gets Loose After Weight Loss by : Michele Quinn / Shape My Life, LLC Loose skin is a common result of weight loss programs, especially ones that make you lose weight at a faster rate. Sagging skin
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Melbourne Regional Chamber & Spotlight Magazine Business of the Month is : Viera Woman’s Club

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The GFWC Viera Woman’s Club, a community service club with approximatley 100 members,  was formed in 2004.   The clubwomen are true volunteers in action!  In  April 2014, the club celebrated its tenth anniversary and received a proclamation from the
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The independent film scene is alive and well in Brevard

Article, Press Release, Spotlight Around Town
Local filmmaker Greg St. Pierre gears up for his next short comedy, Save the Mosquitoes. In 2012 Greg’s directorial debut PIZZA garnered Best Comedy at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival. “We had a lot of fun making that. Basically, it
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River Oak Dental First In Brevard County To Replace Drill With Pain-Free, Anesthesia-Free Dental Laser

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River Oak Dental now offers Solea, Convergent Dental’s new dental laser, making it the first practice in Brevard County to be equipped with this technology.  For dental patients, Solea technology will replace the traditional dental drill, enabling pain-free, anesthesia-free procedures while eliminating many of the common anxieties and
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This Month’s Melbourne Regional Chamber & Spotlight Magazine Business Is : North Star Corporate Housing

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North Star Corporate Housing has been selected as our August Spotlight Business of the Month! North Star Corporate Housing is an innovative woman-owned small business located in Indialantic that provides temporary and corporate housing throughout Melbourne, the United States and
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Health First’s Viera Hospital Again Earns 5-Star Medicare Rating

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Health First’s Viera Hospital again earned the highest rating of 5 stars for patient experience from the federal government. Viera Hospital was one of only 13 in Florida and among 466 U.S. hospitals to earn the elite ratings, which were
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This Month’s Melbourne Regional Chamber & Spotlight Magazine Business Is : Henegar Center for the Arts

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  Within the heart of downtown Melbourne, The Henegar Center is our community theatre and has been chosen as our Spotlight Business of the Month! Serving as one of Brevard County’s oldest and most historic landmarks, The Henegar Center is
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Rob Medina Announces Candidacy for Brevard County Commission

Article, Business Tidbits, Press Release
  Longtime Palm Bay Resident, Minister and Public Servant Says Jobs Are Number One Priority ! BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Rob Medina, a longtime Palm Bay resident, minister, and public servant, is announcing his candidacy for the Brevard County Board
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Brevard County Commission Recognizes Health First’s Viera Hospital for 5-Star Rating

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  Viera Hospital One of Only 4 in Florida to Receive Top Medicare Rating The Brevard County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation Tuesday recognizing Health First’s Viera Hospital for its recent 5-star designation for patient experience.   Photo courtesy of
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Join the Movement to Create Confident Kids To Eliminate Bullying this June 15th 2015

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If you are tired of hearing that bullying in schools is on the rise rather than declining, so was I. I was feed up with bullying statistics going up instead of down. 4,400 kids dying each year due to bullying
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KIDS !, You Can Take Your Dog To Camp !

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The Brevard County Dog Training Club of Merritt Island, is offering Camp “FUR” Kids this year from June 29 to July 3. It is open to children ages 9 to 13 who would like to take their dog to camp with
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AVET Project will be holding a FREE event for kids called “Kids on the Water”

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   Sunday, May 17th, 2015 from 10am–3pm at Wickham Park and we’re looking for vendors, static displays, sponsors, and volunteers.  AVET Project needs your help… if you know any company or business that wants to support/sponsor/vend, or if you would like to attend or
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Local Christian Author Susie Michaels announcing Her New Book : Watering Harvest, The Treasure He Is

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    Friendship, Faith and Fellowship:  “Watering Harvest” Has it All !   Christian author Susie Michaels is pleased to announce the release of her rousing new book, “Watering Harvest.” This inspirational book is the lighthearted stirring tale of three
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Teacher of the Year 2015

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  Covenant Christian School in Palm Bay Florida recently presented Teacher of the Year awards to two exceptional educators:  Mr. Brian Cieslak & Mrs. Cindy Corey Brian Cieslak joined the secondary staff at Covenant Christian School in 2006 coming from Ft. Lauderdale
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This Week’s Melbourne Regional Chamber & Spotlight Magazine Business Is : Jersey Mike’s Subs

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What makes Jersey Mike’s Subs unique is… everything. From the in-house baked bread to the fresh vegetables to the sliced-to-order deli meat, Jersey Mike’s knows how to make a delicious sandwich. With four locations opened in Brevard County since 2010,
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“Local Area talent cast in upcoming Network Television Western Series”

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  Central and East Coast Florida talent have been cast for an upcoming Western Television Series being shot this summer in California. “Big Sky” Begins production in just a few months and is being promoted as bringing back the family
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