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Brevard Public Schools gearing up for student registration
For Hometown News The summer has flown by and it will soon be time for more than 72,000 BPS students to return to school. Students in grades 1-12 will begin on Aug. 14; kindergarten students report on Aug. 19; and elementary VPK and Head Start students report on Aug. 21. Registration dates and times for the 2013-14 school year are as follows: E...
Keiser University open house
For Hometown News Come visit Keiser University on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Summerfest Open House! This community event will feature festivities for the entire family to enjoy. Join faculty, staff and students of Keiser University for refreshments, games, campus tours and prizes. This family-friendly open house will feature ...
Arts Notes - the Beaches
'Sunshine Saturday' The Titusville Art League will present "Sunshine Saturday" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at 1421 Draa Road, Titusville. There will be activities for children, 5-12. Cost is $3 per child. There will be hands-on fun with clay, colors, drawing and paints. It will be a fun day for children to experience art. For m...
Community notes - Beaches
'Critter Karaoke Contest' is on The "Critter Karaoke Contest" will be held every third Sunday of the month at 9 p.m., with the finals being held on Oct. 20 at H&D Roadhouse, 1811 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island. Votes will be tallied by donations made to the Central Brevard Humane Society in Cocoa. Contestants must be human and 21, o...
Results for 45th Conservation Reserve Program sign-up
For Hometown News Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept 1.7 million acres, offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up. The department received nearly 28,000 offers on more than 1.9 million acres of land, demonstrating CRP's continuing appeal as one of the nat...
"Grandparent scammers" operating in Brevard
For Hometown News More than 200 area businesses in Brevard County that handle wire transfers of money will be receiving large envelopes marked in red that declare "Priority - Scam Alert!" State Attorney Phil Archer directed staff to prepare the mailings in an effort to reach potential victims of the "Grandparent Scam," a crime starting to make ...
Arts notes - Melbourne
Open house at Galmont Ballet Celebrate dance at the Galmont Ballet Studios from 4-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 5-9 at 5575 Schenck Ave., Suite 11, Rockledge. This is an opportunity to observe students of all ages in classes, including ballet technique, pointe and contemporary. For more information, call (321) 543-4403, email info@galmo...
Community notes - Melbourne
Boaters reminded to prepare in hurricane season Brevard County Boating & Waterways Program reminds boaters to prepare in this hurricane season by having a plan to secure and protect their vessels. Hurricane season lasts until Nov. 30. Boaters should develop a plan for securing their boats; inspect their marinas or docks for stability and piling...
'Know Your Zone' to prepare for hurricane season
For Hometown News In preparation for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is underway, the Florida Division of Emergency Management has urged all Floridians to "Know Your Zone." Knowing your evacuation, storm surge and flood zone is an important step to ensuring you and your family are prepared for a hurricane. Evacuation zones are designa...
Obituaries
Vincent Sireci Jr. Vincent Sireci Jr., 69, of Satellite Beach, died Thursday, July 11, 2013. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 560 Montreal Ave., Melbourne. Ida Kosko Ida Kosko, 77, of Melbourne, died Sunday, July 14, 2013. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 560 Montreal Ave., Melbourne...
Arts notes - northern Brevard
'Sunshine Saturday' The Titusville Art League will present "Sunshine Saturday" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at 1421 Draa Road, Titusville. There will be activities for children, 5-12. Cost is $3 per child. There will be hands-on fun with clay, colors, drawing and paints. It will be a fun day for children to experience art. For more...
Community notes - northern Brevard
EFSC budget announcement The first fiscal year budget for Eastern Florida State College includes no tuition hikes for students, the second year in a row without an increase. The budget, which was approved by the Board of Trustees, went into effect July 1, the same day that Brevard Community College changed its name to Eastern Florida. The change...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
Open house at Galmont Ballet Celebrate dance at the Galmont Ballet Studios from 4-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 5-9 at 5575 Schenck Ave., Suite 11, Rockledge. This is an opportunity to observe students of all ages in classes, including ballet technique, pointe and contemporary. For more information, call (321) 543-4403, email info@galmo...
Community notes - Palm Bay
Board, officers elected The Eastern Florida State College Foundation Inc. recently elected its new officers and approved its board of directors for 2013-14. The executive committee candidates were approved by unanimous vote at a recent meeting of the EFSC Foundation Board of Trustees meeting. New officers include board chair, Bernard Simpkins...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
'Sunshine Saturday' The Titusville Art League will present "Sunshine Saturday" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at 1421 Draa Road, Titusville. There will be activities for children, 5-12. Cost is $3 per child. There will be hands-on fun with clay, colors, drawing and paints. It will be a fun day for children to experience art. For more...
Community notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Lacrosse head coach named at FIT Florida Tech Athletics Director Bill Jurgens has named Corinne Desrosiers, former head coach at NCAA Division II Merrimack College, as the Panthers' first head women's lacrosse coach. Ms. Desrosiers will have one year to recruit in preparation for the inaugural 2014-15 season. Ms. Desrosiers, formerly Corinne Bak...

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