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  • Friday Morning Reads: Connie Mack’s Senate bid, Disney & the Chamber, and a gaming audit

     
    TALLAHASSEE –  Good morning and happy Friday. For those who fell asleep before the end of the World Series game last night, it had a rather exciting conclusion for the Cards, taking the series to Game 7.  But you'll have to go to ESPN for that....
  • Surfing legend Kelly Slater wins his 11th world championship

     
    In 1992, Kelly Slater became the youngest surfer to win a world championship. In 2011, the 39-year old surfing legend became the oldest surfer to win one. Slater, a Cocoa Beach, Fla., native, won a record 11th Assn. of Surfing......
  • Surfing legend Kelly Slater (officially) wins 11th world title

     
    This time, it's official. Surfing legend Kelly Slater won his 11th world championship Sunday after Round 4 at the Rip Curl Pro Search in San Francisco. Slater was thought to have won it last week, but the Assn. of Surfing......
  • Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project comes to Cocoa

     
    Here's a cool combination: Beach clean-up, with the potential for a wine celebration afterward. The event, in Cocoa Beach, is part of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a national project to keep lakes and beaches “barefoot-friendly.” ...
  • ‘American Idol’: Longwood woman wins WOFL contest

     
    WOFL-Ch. 35 this morning named the winner of its “American Idol” audition contest: Brittany Butcher, 17, of Longwood. She gets a front-of-the-line pass to “Idol” auditions next Thursday in San Francisco and a guaranteed audi...
  • Opera part of program from Central Florida Winds

     
    Riverside Presbyterian Church of Cocoa Beach will present Songs, Waltzes and Overtures by the Central Florida Winds at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3,  in the church sanctuary at 3400 N. Atlantic Ave. The free concert will feature young opera and theater...
  • Bat roundup: Relocating in Cocoa Beach, and a federal proposal to deal with fatal white-nose syndrome: Your views requested

     
    Florida Today reported Tuesday, Oct. 26, that the picnic pavilion at the Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center has been closed because bats have moved into the rafters. Wisely, the center is eager to keep bats around because they're such great mosquito-eaters. So to...
  • Free admission at Florida state parks for Veterans Day

     
    The Florida Park Service will offer free day-use entrance to Florida State Parks on Thursday, November 11, 2010. For more information on Florida’s state parks or Veterans Day event details visit www.floridastateparks.org.  Beachfront state parks i...
  • A holiday from the beach

     
    Though I've taken a holiday from the Beach Beat and regular blogging, there's still news being covered at our local beaches. Here's a fun, new tradition: Cocoa Beach surfer George Trosset organized the second annual Surfing Santas event. Though most...
  • Tracking the whales – one by satellite, one by blog

     
    As an update to my prior blog post about the whale which had been sedated and successfully untangled (with another rescue attempt last year off Daytona) — you can continue to track the whale online. The whale still has a satellite tag on and you can...
  • Auditions: “The Pillowman” in Cocoa Beach

     
    Here's the details on auditions for Surfside Players' production of “The Pillowman,” from the press release: Surfside Players, Cocoa Beach, is excited to announce AUDITIONS for its modern psychological thriller, THE PILLOWMAN, by Martin...
  • Beach outlook for the weekend

     
    Looks like another promising weekend for the beach. Perhaps winter is finally behind us in Florida. Crowds are starting to build at the beach, said Volusia County Capt. Tammy Marris. As beach driving areas fill up, beach patrol officers are trying to...