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Free help with tax preparation
United Way of Brevard and AARP are offering free help with tax preparation at 12 sites throughout the county. The sites are: Brevard Workforce, Rockledge: 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 295 Barnes Blvd. Brevard Workforce, Palm Bay: 1-7 p.m. Thursdays and 1-5 p.m. Fridays, 5275 Babcock St. Central Brevard Library, Cocoa: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays ...
 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...
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...
Arts Notes - the Beaches
Win a Jini James painting You have a chance to win an original Jini James painting! How? Visit Fifth Avenue Art Gallery between April 5-13, and pick up a free raffle ticket for a drawing to be held at Second Saturday Art Talk April 13. Only one raffle ticket per person, and the winner must be present to take the artwork home. Fifth Avenue Art G...
Community notes - Beaches
Community resource center opens   The grand opening of the Turnquest Community Resource Center was celebrated recently at the center in Shady Oaks Village, off Aurora Road in Melbourne. The center is a joint project of the Housing Authority of Brevard County and the Melbourne Housing Authority. It is named for Kathy Turnquest, an authority employ...
College unveils new bachelor's degree tracks
For Hometown News In another major step forward, Brevard Community College will offer students seven more bachelor's degree tracks in 2014 in fields with strong job growth. The degrees are in management, applied health sciences and information systems. The BCC Board of Trustees approved the programs at a recent quarterly meeting, ramping up the...
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 showc...
Arts notes - Melbourne
Win a Jini James painting You have a chance to win an original Jini James painting! How? Visit Fifth Avenue Art Gallery between April 5-13, and pick up a free raffle ticket for a drawing to be held at Second Saturday Art Talk April 13. Only one raffle ticket per person, and the winner must be present to take the artwork home. Fifth Avenue Art G...
Community notes - Melbourne
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...
Military notes
Nicholas S. Dorros Air Force Airman Nicholas S. Dorros graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Dorros is the son of Anne and George Dorros of Melbourne. He is a 2011 graduate of Viera High School. Tierra L. Bacon Air Force Airman Tierra L. Bacon graduated from basic military training at ...
Obituaries
James Magee Willett James Magee Willett, 88, of Indian Harbour Beach, died Sunday, March 17, 2013. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 S. Hickory St., Melbourne. Donald J. Connors Donald J. Connors, 77, of West Melbourne, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral C...
Arts notes - northern Brevard
Win a Jini James painting You have a chance to win an original Jini James painting! How? Visit Fifth Avenue Art Gallery between April 5-13, and pick up a free raffle ticket for a drawing to be held at Second Saturday Art Talk April 13. Only one raffle ticket per person, and the winner must be present to take the artwork home. Fifth Avenue Art G...
Community notes - northern Brevard
Department of Transportation establishes scholarship fund The benefits of winning the People's Choice Award for the A. Max Brewer Bridge project keep paying off, which the Florida Department of Transportation was able to share with Brevard Community College in the form of a $10,000 scholarship. The presentation was made at a recent Brevard Comm...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
'Great Escapes: An Artist's Favorite Destinations' Artist Rene Griffith and interior designer Clay Stephens and his partner Dennis Johnson, have teamed up to add to the excitement of the Eau Gallie Arts District's First Friday festivities. A show entitled "Great Escapes: An Artist's Favorite Destinations" will blend the furniture, unique home a...
Community notes - Palm Bay
Hospice adds three directors Hospice of Health First has announced the addition of three new associate medical directors to its staff. Joining the Hospice of Health First team, led by Dr. Ruddy Ruiz, will be Dr. Mario E. Ruberte, Dr. Chris Cobbold and Dr. Govind Sriramineni. Mario Ruberte, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine and hospice ...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
'Great Escapes: An Artist's Favorite Destinations' Artist Rene Griffith and interior designer Clay Stephens and his partner Dennis Johnson, have teamed up to add to the excitement of the Eau Gallie Arts District's First Friday festivities. A show entitled "Great Escapes: An Artist's Favorite Destinations" will blend the furniture, unique home a...
Community notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
United Way receives grant Southeast Petro Distributors, one of Florida's largest wholesale motor fuels distributors recently presented a BP Fueling Communities grant donation of $20,000 to United Way of Brevard. The funds from this grant will be used by United Way to help feed hungry families, protect children from abuse, provide shelter to thos...

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