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Finalists have been named for the Grimaldi Candies Community Star Award as the result of online voting. They are: Brevard Achievement Center, Family Promise of Brevard and Nana’s House.
The winner of this award and three others will be announced during the Health First Stars of Space Coast Awards to honor the “stellar work” of nonprofits, which will be presented May 1 by 2-1-1 Brevard.
Other award nominees are:

  • Brevard Schools Foundation, Central Brevard Sharing Center and The Haven for Children for the Health First Supernova Award.
  • Brevard Achievement Center and Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless for the Central Florida Hand Center Lodestar Award.
  • Linda Ahearn of Catholic Charities, Patricia Nellius of Brevard Family Partnership and Susan Thomas of Rolling Readers for the All Pro Garage Doors Superstar Award.

Tickets are available online for $35 each for the May 1 event at Exploration Tower. (Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, beginning at 11:30 a.m.) Contact to pay by check.


Diabetes FlyerDo you have diabetes? Are you at risk for diabetes? If have high blood pressure or are overweight or if you have a family member with diabetes, you could be at risk.
As part of a partnership with the Florida Department of Health, 2-1-1 Brevard and other 2-1-1’s in the state are emphasizing programs that can help.
Dial 2-1-1 for more information about diabetes prevention, treatment and support.


Calculator and 1040 Free online tax preparation is available through for households earning less than $60,000.
Also, United Way of Brevard and the AARP Foundation each are offering free help with tax preparation at multiple locations in the county. Click below for more information on days, times, places and documents to bring.