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Cheers! Get the most out of low-cal wines — To get lower calories, think dry and lower alcohol wines. Yes, we're right at the onslaught of holiday gustatory excess and every calorie counts when you're counting calories, though you might be surprised at how small the difference is between higher calorie wines and the low-cal options.

The big draw: A tale of two art festivals — Space Coast Art Festival has moved to the Port, but the streets of Cocoa Beach will not be vacant Thanksgiving weekend. Fifty-one years ago, the Cocoa Beach Sidewalk Art Show was born and in 1972 it became the Space Coast Art Festival, a standby of Thanksgiving weekends that drew as many as 50,000 visitors to the downtown area each year.

Kennerly: Brevard sex-assault victims answer 'why' — Only the women (more than a dozen as I write this) who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual abuse or misconduct, and Cosby himself, know what happened between them. I can only guess what happens to the career of a man once dubbed TV Guide's "Greatest TV Dad of All Time."
Nov 24, 2014

Answering the 'whys' about why #sexualassault survivors don't come forward sooner - if at all. #webelieveyou

Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl halftime show — Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? NFL announced late Sunday - after rumors swirled for weeks - that the pop star will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC.

George Foreman was a champ with an autograph request — George Foreman showed his humorous side, Lou Gerber writes

Video: Thanksgiving Basket Brigade — About 200 volunteers fill about 530 Thanksgiving meal baskets for those in need. Video by Tim Shortt. Posted 11/23/14.

FIT men use big second half to improve to 3-0 — The Florida Tech men's basketball team made sure there were no last-minute heroics by Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Saturday night, posting an 86-74 victory. Rio-Piedras led for most of the first half, but a strong finish by the Panthers saw them take a four-point lead into the locker room in their home opener.

Photos: Florida Tech men's basketball home opener — Josue Erazo of Rio Piedras (23) and Corbin Jackson of Florida Tech battle for a rebound during Saturday's game at the Clemente Center.

Beyond shopping on Thanksgiving weekend — Believe it or not, there is life beyond nonstop shopping on Black Friday and the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, there are plenty of things to do that do not involve risking life and limb at 2 in the morning in order to snag discounted gifts that will most probably end up atop the returns' desk come Dec.
Nov 23, 2014

We are thankful for entertainment! Beyond shopping, here are some things to do, places to go on Thanksgiving...

Hubler: Sign language helps kids develop — According to American Sign Language guru Lillian Hubler, the signs all point out to signing's singular ability to help kids develop in many ways. Kids also take to signing like ducks to water, which makes it a cinch to teach.

Bicyclists ride through Brevard to support veterans — The Warrior Grind bicyclists are expected to make their return trip through Brevard County on Sunday. The Warrior Grind bicyclists are expected to make their return trip through Brevard County on Sunday as they complete a 250-mile trek to raise awareness and money to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and from traumatic brain injury.

Aging Alone: Holidays can be tough for seniors alone — No one to share a laugh with at the breakfast table or over a TV show. No hello hugs. No good-night kisses. No human touch. Not a single visitor to chat with during the day, unless a Meals on Wheels volunteer or caregiver shows up.

Bill Cosby to FLORIDA TODAY: I won't mention allegations — Embattled comedian and actor Bill Cosby told FLORIDA TODAY before his scheduled show tonight at the King Center in Melbourne, that recent offers of cash and prizes to heckle his performance only feed a 'frat house mentality' and that he didn't plan to mention the controversy of allegations of sexual assault tonight to the sold out crowd.
Nov 22, 2014

Bill Cosby spoke to Florida Today about why he won't address rape allegations onstage, called them "innuendoes."

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Live updates: Bill Cosby at King Center in Melbourne — Live updates from Bill Cosby's performance at the King Center in Melbourne.
Nov 22, 2014

Bill Cosby appearance is one of the biggest events in Melbourne's history. I'm only slightly exaggerating.…

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Innocent man yearns for normal after 27 years in prison — Like many of us, William Dillon just wants to live a normal life. But this last week represented a couple of milestones for the Satellite Beach man who was wrongfully incarcerated for 27 years. They were milestones no one would want, reminders that a normal life is not so easy to come by for some.

Photos: Bishop Moore at Merritt Island — Kyle Coleman of Merritt Island (5) runs the ball during Friday's Class 5A playoff game.

Airmen honored for community service — They volunteered hundreds of hours in the community beyond their military duties. Three airmen from Patrick Air Force Base's 45th Space Wing were the winners in the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council Community Service Awards. The airmen - Tech Sgt. Keval Smith, Tech Sgt.

Suzy Leonard: Holiday mishaps make great stories — Holiday mishaps may seem disastrous at first, but they make great stories for years to come. Amazing cooking aromas filled the house: gravy simmering on the stove, asparagus casserole and pecan pie baking in the oven. Mama was putting the finishing touches on her stuffing.

Cosby performances canceled in Las Vegas, Tucson — Bill Cosby's appearances at Casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Arizona have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault. NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Cosby's appearances at casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Arizona have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault.
Nov 21, 2014

Could the #Melbourne show be Cosby's last for a while? We'll soon know. Check back soon via @Florida_Today #brevard

Nov 21, 2014

Cosby performances canceled in Las Vegas, Tucson. He still plans #Melbourne show tonight. via @Florida_Today #Brevard