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September 2015

Found 11 blog entries for September 2015.

 The Cove in Port Canaveral

Cape Canaveral residents and visitors have one more thing to look forward to in the coming year. At 52,000 square feet, this new addition is a rather big thing for Cape Canaveral residents to anticipate and eventually welcome into their beautiful, breezy community.

Late yesterday afternoon,Florida Todayreported thatPort Canaveral commissioners approved development of a part of the Cove, a charming area within the port laden with restaurants and seafood markets. According to the article, tenants in the Cove’s new development will include local and national businesses from the following industries:

  • Retailers
  • Service businesses
  • Entertainment venues
  • Hospitality (restaurants and one hotel)

Florida Today reported that the coming

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The 4 Components of a Sale: Terms

Real estate sales are composed of four basic components. Homes are sold every day based on their locations, conditions, terms and prices. Some sales are made quickly with large profit margins, while other properties sit on the market much longer and sell for far less. Understanding each component of a real estate sale helps sellers make informed decisions on how to best position their listings in the current marketplace to attain favorable results.

The third component of a real estate sale is terms.

Negotiable terms help properties become more marketable overall. Sometimes buyers will ask for small items to be added to a closing contract, such as a washer and dryer. These are called buyer requests and can range from leaving a set of drapes

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5 Facts About Palm Bay 

For 130 years, Palm Bay has been a growing community. When the first settlers founded the town of Tillman back in 1887, they likely had big aspirations, but may not have even imagined that it would one day become one of the largest cities in the entire state.

Palm Bay’s grand size and large population aren’t the only things that make it a standout. Here are five interesting, but little-known facts about the south Brevard city: 

1. Palm Bay is the second largest city in Central Florida.

With nearly 103,000 residents, Palm Bay is the second largest city in Central Florida. Palm Bay is also the 18th most populous city in the Sunshine State and the largest city in Brevard County. The “bass fishing capital of the world” is still growing though.

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Green Sea Turtles Have Banner Year in Brevard County

Green sea turtles have been closely watched since 1978 when they joined the list of federally threatened species. According to ABC News, in the decade that followed their addition to the list, green sea turtles averaged fewer than 50 nests a year. With only 1 in 10,000 baby sea turtles surviving into adulthood, protected nesting grounds are critical to the species’ survival.

Decades into the effort to save the species, baby sea turtle survival rates remain rather grim numbers, but another figure is on the rise. ABC News reported that green sea turtles rebounded from a not so great nesting season last year to have one of their strongest seasons ever.

Green sea turtles had a banner year along the Brevard County shoreline with over 12,000 nests dug

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South Brevard Sees Growth Opportunities

Good headlines are always welcomed and stories coming from south Brevard have delivered several such articles recently. There are few expansions in the works that will provide residents of Palm Bay, Melbourne, Suntree and surrounding areas with new jobs, means of travel and medical care facilities, all of which are make for good news.

1. A Melbourne company plans to expand and create jobs in Palm Bay

Florida Today recently reported that Oakridge Global Energy Solutions Corp., which already employs 25 people in Melbourne, has been granted tax breaks and incentives to acquire a manufacturing facility in Palm Bay. The battery maker plans to expand and employ 1,000 people with average annual salaries just over $50,000. 

The article stated that

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 New Aerospace Jobs Are Coming to Titusville

A wave of new job opportunities is sweeping across the northern end of Brevard County. Several companies are bringing great new jobs to the Space Coast’s north end and in the process bolstering the city of Titusville’s economic rebound.

1. Blue Origin

According to Bay News 9, Blue Origin is expected to announce that it will begin building rockets near Kennedy Space Center, where once they were only launched. The eagerly anticipated announcement is expected some time next week.

The news report stated that Blue Origin’s current location offers employees “high-end jobs of design, engineering and manufacturing” some of which may make their way to Titusville. Venture Capital Post reported that if Blue Origin began building rockets in northern

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Autumn in Brevard County

Fall is still a few weeks away, but that doesn’t diminish the level of excitement surrounding the season’s arrival in the least bit. Although Brevard County doesn’t have many of the season’s staples, such as brightly colored leaves or steep temperature drops, the Space Coast makes up for it by enthusiastically embracing smores, crisp breezes and thin sweaters. Brevard County residents trade in their iced coffees for warm lattes and hot apple ciders and can’t wait to dig into pumpkin and apple pies.

Autumn weather in Brevard County is absolutely delightful. The temperature draws down from the heat welcomed during the precious summer months, but remains warm enough for family trips to the beach. Unlike many other places across the country, the waters

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Brevard's Top Cop and First Responders Awarded for Performance

Members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue personnel were recently recognized for their efforts to make our community an even better place than it already is.

Top Cop receives humanitarian award

Earlier this week, Space Coast Daily reported Brevard County’s top cop, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, was presented with the 2015 Central Brevard Humane Society’s “Richard H. Stottler Jr. Humanitarian Award” at the 4th annual Tuxes and Tails Gala. Sheriff Ivey accepted the award on behalf of the entire Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the support of homeless animals. 

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office runs a program called Paws & Stripes that pairs detainees up with shelter dogs that are

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A Closer Look at Strom Park


Strom Park is one of several new residential communities popping up across Viera, but that isn’t the most interesting thing about it. The development’s features are thoughtful and innovative, making it an inviting place for families to grow.

When Viera Builders first broke ground in Strom Park last year, an article in Viera Voice shared some of the community’s features, including a slash pool, tot lot and the area’s first dog park. Amenities like a splash pool are sure to thrill water-loving children just as much as a dog park appeals to dog lovers and their furry companions. Strom Park also has one full-size playground and a few smaller ones sprinkled about the development that are sure to beckon children to play outdoors.

The article

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 3 Little-Known Facts About Melbourne Beach

The town of Melbourne Beach has a lot going for it. From the thriving culture, to the local restaurants, to the gorgeous shoreline and it’s rich heritage, Melbourne Beach is a great place to visit and an even greater place to live.

Although many of Melbourne Beach’s best qualities are readily apparent, there are some interesting things about the town that aren’t as well known:

1. One of Melbourne Beach’s first settlers was a ferryboat captain and a carpenter and a postal carrier.

Life in a late 1800’s settlement town takes a lot of innovation and adaptability, to say the least. Capt. Rufus BeauJean had these traits in spades. A veritable “jack of all trades” Capt. BeauJean was one of the first to settle Melbourne Beach and soon came to fill

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