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Gas can shortage
For Hometown News The nation's primary supplier of consumer gas cans has announced it will shut its doors July 31 and liquidate all assets. The failure of the Oklahoma company will likely make the familiar red gas cans difficult to find as soon as late summer. Blitz U.S.A., which manufactures 75 percent of the portable gas cans sold in the U.S....
DAR displays 'Honor Flags'
For Hometown News The Melbourne Beach Commodore John Barry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution fundraising project is the "Honor Flags" placed to honor family, friends or veterans. The flags will be on display until Wednesday, July 4, in the circle at the Community Center of Melbourne Beach. The National Society Daughters of t...
Arts notes - Beaches
'ArtRocks' at Melbourne Beach The recently held "ArtRocks" Melbourne Beach event, organized by local art groups, was a "gem" of a show. Several talented artists transformed plain white rocking chairs into extraordinary works of art. Among them, Susan Dieterle, resident of Melbourne Beach and show organizer, created a rocking chair that literall...
Community notes - Beaches
College adds new athletic programs Brevard Community College is adding new tennis and soccer programs to its growing roster of varsity sports, along with an intramural program. The programs were announced recently to the college's board of trustees, providing more opportunities for student-athletes and enhancing BCC's collegiate experience. BCC...
Have you seen the American Legion state commander's truck in Titusville?
For Hometown News The 94th convention of the American Legion was held at the Renaissance Center in Orlando in June, where the new state commander was elected. The convention hosted 195 American Legion Posts with 1,089 delegates from around the state of Florida attending for three days of meetings and classes. The delegates voted in Al "Gunner" ...
Amendment 4 would create jobs and spur economic activity
For Hometown News TALLAHASSEE - A proposed Constitutional amendment on the November 2012 ballot would create Florida jobs, grow Florida's Gross Domestic Product and increase the personal income of Floridians, if passed, according to an independent economic and fiscal analysis of the amendment by Florida TaxWatch, the nonpartisan, nonprofit publ...
Hudson's Furniture donates to Children's Miracle Network
As promised, Hudson's Furniture Store was able to donate $2,000 of proceeds from its recent customer appreciation night to the Children's Miracle Network. The Children's Miracle Network raises money for 170 children's hospitals across North America. The foundation has raised more than $4 billion to support research and training, purchase equipmen...
Law enforcement will conduct tobacco law compliance checks throughout the summer
For Hometown News BREVARD - School may be out for summer vacation in Brevard County, but area law enforcement agencies are still on the watch for any retail stores violating Florida law by selling tobacco products to minors. Studies have shown that almost 90 percent of tobacco users begin using by age 18. About 99 percent of all adult smokers i...
Arts notes - Melbourne
Wood sculptures at Fifth Avenue The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is showcasing Judith Copeland's wood sculptures. She has been carving wood as her sculptural medium since 1976 and lives in Melbourne Beach. Ms. Copeland discovered that she has the strange talent of taking away material to reveal a form. This exhibit showcases native woods, large and...
Community notes - Melbourne
National Merit Scholarship winners National Merit Scholarship winners have been announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and five Brevard Public Schools students were among the honorees. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarsh...
Obituaries
Lawrence Richard Loranger Jr. Lawrence Richard Loranger Jr., 23, of Palm Bay, died Friday, June 8, 2012. Arrangements by Davis-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 560 Montreal Ave., Melbourne. Ralph F. Clark Sr. Ralph F. Clark Sr., 70, of Palm Bay, died Saturday, June 9, 2012. Arrangements by Davis-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 560 Mont...
Arts notes - north Brevard
Platinum Coast Chorus The members of Platinum Coast Chorus are celebrating an eventful spring with the hiring of its new director, Lisa Lupo, the installation of the new management team and the addition of four new chapter members. The chorus hosted a "Come Meet Our Director" open house recently, where entertainment included a mini-concert and ...
Community notes - north Brevard
Cocoa Beach Woman's Club awards The Cocoa Beach Woman's Club held its annual Student Awards Ceremony recently at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. The club presented three students with $1,000 scholarships from Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School. The students were; Roselyn Byrd, Indialantic; Megan Le, Titusville; and Steven Sims, Cocoa Beach. On...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
'Bring Your Own Art' night Every Monday night "Bring Your Own Art" night is sponsored by the Strawbridge Art League 7-9 p.m. at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. One the first and fourth Mondays, "Bring Your Own Art" starts at 5 p.m. For more information, cal...
Community notes - Palm Bay
More money for Space Coast workers The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $7.2 million National Emergency Grant increment to continue providing re-employment assistance to approximately 3,200 workers in Florida who were affected by layoffs resulting from the termination of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. In 2004, a decision was made to end t...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Friends and fans of 'Come On Get Happy' Saturday, June 30, "Cumbia and Cocktails" with Victoria and Miranda will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. at "Come On Get Happy" at 217 King St., Cocoa Village. Tickets are $5 for 90 minutes Zumba and then 30 minutes of cocktails and socializing. Everyone is invited. Sign up before or after weekly classes or just show u...
Community notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Surf fishing tournament in Brevard County Despite less than favorable fishing conditions created by a pair of freak back-to-back tropical storms, more than 60 anglers competed during the inaugural Space Coast International Surf Fishing Tournament held in Satellite Beach Memorial Day weekend. A strong 4-foot to 5-foot ground swell generated by a...
Is your pet worthy of the spotlight?
Hometown News will be the judge of that. We are asking our readers to submit photos of their beloved pets, as part of our "Pet of the Week" Contest. The winner for the week will have his or her pet displayed in our newspaper, while also being qualified to become the Hometown News "Pet of the Year!" Email a photo of your pet (one entry per owner) ...
BPS Seamless Summer Food Service
For Hometown News Brevard Public Schools will be participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service Program during June and July. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All youth 1...

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