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Fulbright Scholar Dr. Huseyin Dogan

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Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida Host Fulbright Scholar   A successful proposal crafted in partnership by BCC and UCF recently brought a very special person to Brevard County, as the two institutions welcomed Fulbright Scholar Dr….


Space Coast Moms: Julie Cole

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Julie Cole By: Michelle Salyer 40, Suntree. Chair, Parks & Recreation for Suntree Homeowners Association. Married to Greg Cole. Mother of Adam, 10 and Justin, 6. Those who live in Suntree might recognize Julie Cole. “We’re the crazy parents that…


Space Coast Moms: Rochelle Sandridge

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Rochelle Sandridge By: Michelle Salyer 52, Rockledge, Full time Foster Parent. Married to Ronald. Mother of Ronald and Ricky, 23: Foster mom of more than 50 children. For sisters Rochelle Sandridge and Chris Ross, talking about their late mother, Betty…


Space Coast Moms: Jessaca Heinze

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Jessaca Heinze By: Michelle Salyer 38, Indialantic. Stay-at-home Mom. Married to Chris Heinze, mother of Alexandra, 6. Although Jessaca Heinze and her husband, Chris, just moved here from Phoenix, Arizona three years ago, they’ve fallen in love with the Space…


Space Coast Moms: Laraine Schultz

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Laraine Schultz by: Michelle Salyer 52, Palm Bay. Branch Manager and Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Melbourne Office. Married to Jay Schultz and Mother of Kristen, 24 and Jennifer, 21; Grandmother of Bailey, 18 months. For Laraine Schultz…


Class of 2012

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By: Christine A. Davis, ED.S. Director of Communications, Brevard Public Schools This spring more than 5,000 students will don caps and gowns and walk in commencement ceremonies around Brevard County. Most of them will be about 18 years old, born…


Strengthening Families and Communities

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By Geo Ropert April is recognized as national Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month. In Brevard, that means a dedicated time to call attention to what the Space Coast community is doing to keep our most vulnerable children safe. People say, “If…


Teacher of the Year Finalist: Keith Schachter

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Keith Schachter, finalist for the Brevard Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year award, teaches world cultures and is currently in his fourth year at Stone Middle School.   Schachter’s principal, Andrew Johnson, in his recommendation letter said, “History and social studies…


Cirque De La Symphonie

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In keeping with this season’s theme of “Expect the Unexpected,” the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s March concert will include dazzling cirque performers on the same stage as the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Aerialists will fly overhead and acrobats will amaze…dancers, strongmen, jugglers…


The Basics of Couponing: How to Get Started

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  It’s no secret that the one of the new fads among women, especially mothers, is couponing.  Who hasn’t seen an episode of “Extreme Couponing” on TLC and wondered where one’s desire for this lifestyle comes from?  Well, I have…


Going to the Dogs

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  Aside from the raised eyebrows inferring ‘you went to New York for a dog show?,’  the first response one typically  gets from telling people that you went to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is, “Cool.  We watch that…


It’s Happening at the Henegar

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Executive director Wendy Brandon and her staff are making sure, It’s Happening at the Henegar   Last March Wendy Brandon assumed the role of acting executive director on a volunteer basis at the Henegar Center in Melbourne. “I think I…


‘Tis Better to Give

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Teaching kids the true meaning of the holiday season Cathy Ford knows how important it is to ensure children understand what the holiday spirit really is. As headmaster of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy “our students represent a very diverse religious…


Waltz Right In

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Ballroom dancing has taken on a new life since the popular ABC show “Dancing with the Stars” hit television sets in 2005. Now, the once stuffy ballroom dance class is a hip and trendy way to have some fun and…


Repositioning the King Center

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The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 1988 thanks to the visionary leadership of Dr. Maxwell C. King, the former president of Brevard Community College.  The funding for this ambitious venture came from the…