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Melanoma Monday
Monday, May 6 has been named Melanoma Monday by the American Academy of Dermatology. People across the United States are being asked to wear orange to help remind people about the dangers of skin cancer. Health First encourages Space Coast residents to wear orange on May 6 and to remind friends and family about the importance of melanoma preventi...
Drug take back program coming
For Hometown News It is important to safely dispose of all medications, so that they don't land in the wrong hands - namely children and teenagers. Health First Palm Bay Hospital and the Palm Bay Police Department are joining together to host a drug take back program that provides a safe and easy way to dispose of your unused or expired medicat...
Military notes
Kevin J. Brodeur Air Force Airman Kevin J. Brodeur graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Brodeur is the son of Laurie Brodeur of Melbourne, and John Brodeur. He is a 2011 graduate of Viera High School. Jason L. Caraballo Army Staff Sgt. Jason L. Caraballo has returned to the United Sta...
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...
Tall ships coming to Port Canaveral
This 12-day event includes visit by Spanish Navy tall ship: one of only two ports in Florida For Hometown News The National Air, Sea and Space Foundation has announced it will host the Viva Florida 500 Tall Ship event: 12 days of fun and activities at Port Canaveral May 1-12, one of the state's signature events to celebrate its 500th annivers...
Kennedy Space Center has much to offer
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 futur...
Arts Notes - the Beaches
'Celebrating Shakespeare' in Brevard The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble presents seven young, beautiful and talented ladies in the fifth presentation of "Celebrating Shakespeare." Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday, April 26; Saturday, April 27; Sunday, April 28, with a matinee curtain time of 3 p.m. These productions will take place at the Porcher Hou...
Community notes - Beaches
New chairman, officers at commission Joseph R. Morgan, former mayor of Cocoa Beach, has been re-elected chairman of the Brevard County Historical Commission. Also elected were Bob Swenson, first vice chairman; and Roz Foster, second vice chairman. Dan Reiter was also appointed tot he Historical Commission by County Commissioner Chuck Nelson. For...
Community notes - Melbourne
'No boundaries' emergency services agreement Fire and emergency medical response services in Palm Bay and South Brevard County will benefit from a mutual agreement between city and county providers that will significantly improve emergency response to the public. Under an inter-local agreement, all fire and emergency medical calls will be handl...
Obituaries
Charles Houston Stortstrom Charles Houston Stortrom, 95, of Barefoot Bay, died Saturday, April 6, 2013. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 560 Montreal Ave., Melbourne. John D. Porter John D. Porter, 63, of Sebastian, died Sunday, April 7, 2013. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 S....
Arts notes - northern Brevard
'Native Beauty' opening reception There will be an opening reception for a new collection "Native Beauty," inspired by the beauty of native natural Florida and Native American Southwest, Friday, April 26 from 6-9 p.m. with live music by acoustic guitarist Jesse Long. "Native Beauty" features pottery by Jan Coleman and photography by Richard Pro...
Community notes - northern Brevard
Republican Women leaders attend event Members of the Brevard Federated Republican Women recently attended the Florida Federation of Republican Women Conference in Tallahassee. Those attending were president Beth Young; treasurer Barbara Davis; fourth vice president Terri Nieves; recording secretary Marlene Frye; legislative chair Carol Buchert;...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
Anything can happen in the 'woods' The Melbourne Civic Theatre presents "Into the Woods," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, produced by special arrangement with Music Theater International. The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyo...
Community notes - Palm Bay
Apply for accounting minority scholarships The Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Division of Certified Public Accounting is encouraging accounting minority students across the state to apply for this year's minority scholarships. The minority scholarships are awarded each year to students studying to become certified public ac...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
'Native Beauty' opening reception There will be an opening reception for a new collection "Native Beauty," inspired by the beauty of native natural Florida and Native American Southwest, Friday, April 26 from 6-9 p.m. with live music by acoustic guitarist Jesse Long. "Native Beauty" features pottery by Jan Coleman and photography by Richard Pro...
Community notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Improving student's reading skills The Brevard Federation of Teachers recently sponsored a 32-hour class, called "Beginning Reading Instruction." It is a research-based program that addresses specific research concepts and teaching strategies that impact reading. The course began in January and concluded in March at the federation office. Teach...
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 tex...

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