Seven years ago, writer and former U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford had the success of a lifetime when his 2003 memoir Jarhead was turned into a high-budget Hollywood movie.
Swofford, then 35, had hit it big. But flush with cash and still grappling with post-war life, he suddenly found himself in the throes of a self-destructive rampage replete with drugs, alcohol and infidelity.
The Palm Bay Aquatic Center will hold registration for July swim lessons from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30. Lessons begin on Monday, July 9. The cost per session is $45 for children 6 years and up and $35 for children 6 months to 5 years.
The City of West Melbourne’s Recreation Department invites the public to attend their June Arts & Craft Show on Saturday, June 23. This family-friendly event takes place at the West Melbourne Community Park located at 3000 Minton Road, West Melbourne. Gates open at 9 a.m.
Enjoy vendors from across the county featuring custom crafts, fine art, tasty food and family field games throughout the day. Also featured will be drum, dance, zumba and self-defense demonstrations, live music, hula hoop and limbo contests.
Created in 2008 by the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the Tour de Turtles is a fun, educational journey through the science, research and geography of sea turtle migration using satellite telemetry. Kick-off the Tour de Turtles with a celebration featuring hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, a silent auction, local artists and music.
It's official: The conservative New Democracy party that supports keeping Greece in the eurozone is the winner of Sunday's election in that country.
The victory is likely to ease some of the concerns over a potential Greek exit from the eurozone, and the implications of such a move on the fragile global economy.
After the victory, Antonis Samaras, the head of New Democracy, called for pro-euro coalition, one that would likely include the socialist PASOK party, which finished third. The radical left-wing Syriza party, which opposed the bailout, finished second.
And we have one more election to talk about this morning, this one in Egypt. It's the second and last day of the presidential run-off there. Egyptians are choosing between the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, and retired Air Force General Ahmed Shafiq, who was the last prime minister under ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
One region where the vote is expected to be particularly tight is in Egypt's Nile Delta, north of Cairo. That's where Kimberly Adams traveled and she filed this report.