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NASA's Swift catches X-ray action at Milky Way's Center
Recent observations by NASA's Swift spacecraft have provided scientists a unique glimpse into the activity at the center of our galaxy and led to the discovery of a rare celestial entity that may help them test predictions of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in National Har...
Arts Notes - Beaches
'Celebrating Black History Month ... A Journey Through Time' In honor of Black History Month, local artists Tina Powers and Hosea Moseley have collaborated to present their collection of artwork "Celebrating Black History ... A Journey Through Time." The exhibit will be on display at the Harris Gallery in the Maxwell C. King Center lobby through...
Community Notes - Beaches
Send names on an asteroid mission and beyond NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names to be etched on a microchip aboard a spacecraft, headed to the asteroid Bennu in 2016. The "Messages to Bennu!" microchip will travel to the asteroid, aboard the agency's Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Reg...
Obituaries - Beaches
David L. Webb David L. Webb, 64, of Melbourne, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Arrangements were by Beach Funeral Home, Indian Harbour Beach. Jayantilal C. Patel Jayantilal C. Patel, 89, of Satellite Beach, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Arrangements were by Beach Funeral Home, Indian Harbour Beach. Wendell C. Thomas Wendell C. Thomas,...
Department warns: Don't fall victim to unlicensed CPAs
  Prepare for tax season by hiring state-licensed professionals   For Hometown News The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is warning Floridians of the danger of hiring unlicensed Certified Public Accountants to assist you and your business' financial needs. In Florida, CPAs are required to have a professional license.  Li...
NASA-Sponsored 'Disk Detective' lets public search for new planetary nurseries
For Hometown News NASA is inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems, hidden among data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org. Disk Detective is NASA's largest crowd-sourcing project, whose primary goal is to produce publishable scientific results...
Arts Notes - Melbourne
Pottery classes in Cocoa Beginner wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults, a 10-week session, will be Tuesdays, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $200, plus materials. Outlaw Pottery is at 3475 N. U.S. 1, Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 292-0762 or visit www.outlawpottery.com. Beginner wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults, a 10-week ...
Community Notes - Melbourne
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk added to warbird collection The A-4C Skyhawk is a highly regarded U.S. Navy attack aircraft. Originally deployed in the 1950s, the Skyhawk played a vital role in the Vietnam conflict. It proved amenable to new missions as an advanced pilot trainer, and even equipped the U.S. Navy aerial demonstration team, the Blue Angels, f...
Obituaries - Melbourne
Lauretta P. Andrews Lauretta P. Andrews, 86, of Melbourne, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Arrangements were by Beach Funeral Home, Melbourne. Robert B. Yakubec Robert B. Yakubec, 76, of Sebastian, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Melbourne. Dorothy M. Sweet Dorothy M. Sweet,...
Arts Notes - North Brevard
Imperial Dance Corp benefit show for HAVEN On Saturday, March 1, the Imperial Dance Corps will be putting on a benefit show for the HAVEN at Merritt Island High School Auditorium. These dancers have put in many hours every Saturday to prepare for this wonderful event. They are dedicated in helping other children in the community. For more infor...
Community Notes - North Brevard
Congressman discusses STEM education Six student-leaders from the da Vinci Academy of Aerospace Technology at Merritt Island High School recently met with Congressman Bill Posey to discuss STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education issues. The students, who met with Congressman Posey were Alyssa Auricchio, Michael Martin,...
Obituaries - North Brevard
Kenneth Guy McCallister Kenneth Guy McCallister, 83, of Titusville, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Titusville. Ann Ladue Ann Ladue, 71, of Mims, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Arrangements were by North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. James Marlin Carter James Marlin Carter,...
Arts Notes - Palm Bay
Awards and artists The photograph "Abstract Train," by local photographer Ruth Stanley-Quillian, was awarded a Second Place Rosette Ribbon and a check for $200 at the opening reception Feb. 7 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne. A large crowd turned out for the awards ceremony on the "First Friday" of the month event at the Fifth Aven...
Obituaries - Palm Bay
Lauretta P. Andrews Lauretta P. Andrews, 86, of Melbourne, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Arrangements were by Beach Funeral Home, Melbourne. Robert B. Yakubec Robert B. Yakubec, 76, of Sebastian, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Melbourne. Butch Nickels Butch Nickels, 76, o...
Arts Notes - Suntree, Viera, Rockledge
Imperial Dance Corp benefit show for HAVEN On Saturday, March 1, the Imperial Dance Corps will be putting on a benefit show for the HAVEN at Merritt Island High School Auditorium. These dancers have put in many hours every Saturday to prepare for this wonderful event. They are dedicated in helping other children in the community. For more infor...
Community Notes - Suntree, Viera, Rockledge
Historic funding for schools Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced historic funding for K-12, state colleges and universities as part of his "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget." This funding includes record total operating funds of $18.84 billion for K-12 public schools, $2 billion for state colleges and $3.59 billion for Florida's public universi...
Obituaries - Suntree, Viera, Rockledge
Shirley T. Carrabba Shirley T. Carrabba, 90, of Rockledge, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge. Butch Nickels Butch Nickels, 76, of Palm Bay, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge....

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