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Free health care for residents
For Hometown News Brevard County residents, in need of medical, dental or chiropractic care, who do not have any health insurance, can contact Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine at (321) 914-0915 for free health care. There are no application fees, no sliding scale fees. Free is truly free at SCVIM, located in Palm Bay. Services are by appointmen...
Local man wins 'Volunteer of the Year' award
For Hometown News During an awards' ceremony, celebrating the contributions of more than 500 statewide volunteers, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Program announced Joseph "Joe" Schuerger, as the award winner of the "Arnie Abrams Volunteer of the Year." Mr. Schuerger is a local Brevard County vo...
Warbird airshow to recognize the 70th anniversary of The "Memphis Belle" B-17
For Hometown News The B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" was one of 12,750 B-17s built by the Boeing Aircraft Company. The Belle was the most famous because she was the first heavy bomber in the European war theatre to complete 25 combat missions, with the same crew, and return to the United States with that crew. The "Memphis Belle" and her ...
Astronaut Hall of fame inducts new members
For Hometown News Curt Brown, Eileen Collins and Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., join an elite group of American space heroes, as they will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 20, during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. They are being welcomed to the ranks of legendary space pioneers like Neil Armstrong,...
 Kennedy Space Center has much to offer in 2013
Following an action-filled 2012, NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is anticipating a momentous 2013 highlighted by the unveiling of the new $100 million home of space shuttle Atlantis this summer. The 90,000-square-foot, interactive Atlantis exhibit tells the compelling story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlights the futu...
Community notes - Beaches
Voyagers visit animal center The Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard County recently welcomed 15 members of the Citrus Counsel, Voyager Service Unit, Troop No. 1140 for a tour of the facility. The informational visit covered topics necessary for the girls to earn their "pet badge." Emergency Veterinarian Dr. Verena Faure, toget...
Space Shuttle Atlantis will be showcased
For Hometown News NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex marked yet another major milestone recently in the construction of its 90,000-square-foot, $100 million home for space shuttle Atlantis by announcing the official name and visual identity for the exhibit, as well as the grand opening date of June 29. The exhibit not only will showcas...
Arts notes - Melbourne
'A Grand Night For Singing' The Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne's downtown theatre district is announcing a change in its current season of shows. "A Grand Night For Singing," the Tony Award-nominated musical revue by Rodgers and Hammerstein, will run March 8-24. The musical replaces "Sunset Boulevard," which the Henegar looks forward ...
Community notes - Melbourne
Scholarship available Oceanside Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving area student. Each year, local chapters of ABWA provide Stephen Bufton memorial scholarships to female students who will be attending accredited United States colleges, universities and community/vocationa...
Military news - Melbourne
William M. Prendergast Army Pfc. William M. Prendergast has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Pfc. Prendergast is the son of Pam Jones and brother of Angela Jones, both of Palm Bay. He is a 1997 graduate of Palm Bay High School, Melbourne. He earned an associate degree in 2003 from Brevard Community College, Palm ...
Obituaries
Ruth Ann Kinney Ruth Ann Kinney, 75, of Satellite Beach, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 S. Hickory St., Melbourne. Wendy Adams-Weigel Wendy Adams-Weigel, 50, of Melbourne, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 560 Montreal Ave...
Arts notes - north Brevard
Photographic art show The Art Gallery of Viera has announced "Exposure," a photographic art show, featuring photography of all kinds, including digitally enhanced or manipulated photos. The event will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at 2261 Town Center Ave., No. 111,Viera. Southern Photo will bring in the latest in digital cameras for viewin...
Community notes - northern Brevard
Volunteer coordinators needed for program The American Cancer Society has an urgent need for volunteer coordinators to manage the Road to Recovery program's daily drivers in Brevard County. The Road to Recovery program is operated by volunteers who drive local cancer patients to and from lifesaving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. The ...
Military news - north Brevard
Nathaniel B. Waring Air Force Airman Nathaniel B. Waring graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Waring is the stepson of Zorita Young of Titusville, and brother of QuanJulia Price of Washington, D.C. He is a 2010 graduate of Astronaut High School, Titusville. Dan E. Brewer Army Sgt. 1st...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
'A Grand Night For Singing' The Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne's downtown theatre district is announcing a change in its current season of shows. "A Grand Night For Singing," the Tony Award-nominated musical revue by Rodgers and Hammerstein, will run March 8-24. The musical replaces "Sunset Boulevard," which the Henegar looks forward ...
Community notes - Palm Bay
College receives auto tech accreditation The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation has announced that Brevard Community College is the first auto technology program to achieve accreditation, under the new NATEF automobile accreditation standards. BCC has re-certified as a master level training program and has held NATEF accredita...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
'A Grand Night For Singing' The Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne's downtown theatre district is announcing a change in its current season of shows. "A Grand Night For Singing," the Tony Award-nominated musical revue by Rodgers and Hammerstein, will run March 8-24. The musical replaces "Sunset Boulevard," which the Henegar looks forward ...
Community notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Cookbooks saving lives The United True Order Cancer Service No. 66 has published its first cookbook to help pay for more mammograms for medically uninsured women and men. The cookbooks are available at: Creative Energy Salon, 2137 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island; Touch of Class Dry Cleaners, 351 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Cocoa Beach; and...
'Art in Public Places' is selling
  For Hometown News Meike Aton walked into the FirstWave Financial office in Satellite Beach and bought a Frits Van Eeden acrylic painting right off the wall. Works by the Melbourne-based and internationally known artist often fetch prices in the thousands of dollars. Ms. Aton, who is also an artist and a former student of Van Eeden, had been sear...
Classes at the art gallery
The Art Gallery of Viera is presenting art classes. Pre-registration is required, and class sizes are limited. Contact the teacher or the gallery for registration information at www.artgalleryofviera.com. Classes will be: Acrylic Painting: A positive fun approach to acrylic painting: explore color, composition, mediums and the use of different te...
Scholarship and a job
For Hometown News The Cape Canaveral Region of the Antique Auto Club of America, Scholarship plan has expanded to include a job. For eight years running, the Cape Canaveral Region of the AACA has offered scholarship awards in automotive vocational arts. This year has seen a significant overhaul in its scholarship plan that one lucky student can r...
Space apps challenge
For Hometown News NASA and government agencies worldwide will host the second International Space Apps Challenge April 20-21, with events across all seven continents and in space. Participants are encouraged to develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration mis...

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