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It's 'Light's Out' for sea turtles in Brevard County
For Hometown News Thousands of endangered and threatened sea turtles nest on Brevard County's beaches each summer. Leatherback sea turtles begin nesting in March, followed by Loggerhead and Green sea turtles. After 50-70 days of incubation in buried nests, hatchlings begin to emerge from the beach and dunes and orient themselves toward the brig...
National Drowning Prevention Month
For Hometown News The months of May and June are the beginning of warmer weather, which brings a larger number of people to the water. This brings an increase in drowning tragedies. Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, and the highest rates are among children. Unfortunately, Florida leads the nation in drowning dea...
Arts Notes - Beaches
Summer Art Camp The Off Center Art Center will offer the following summer camps: Sand and Sea Art: June 2-5 Ancient Art from Around the World: June 9-12 A Body of Art: June 16-19 Upcycled Art: June 23-26 Living Art: July 14-17 Rock, Paper, Scissors: July 21-24 The camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $200 per week. The ...
Community Notes - Beaches
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope spots Mars-bound comet sprout jets NASA recently released an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars - less than half the distance between Earth and our moon. Comet C/2013 A1, also called Siding Spring, is now a distance of 353 million miles from Earth. The nucleus is surrounded by a...
Obituaries - Beaches
Michael John Turcotte Michael John Turcotte, 55, of Satellite Beach, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Arrangements were by Beach Funeral Home, Indian Harbour Beach. Gerald Craig Norman Gerald Craig Norman, 61, of Indialantic, died Monday, May 19, 2014. Arrangements were by Beach Funeral Home, Indian Harbour Beach....
Florida Tech Athletes of the Year
For Hometown News Mindaugas Beliauskas of the men's rowing team and Kayk Wilson of the women's basketball team were named Florida Tech's Athletes of the Year at the university's athletics banquet, presented recently by Carrabba's Italian Grill of Palm Bay at the Clemente Center. The award was one of several handed out by FIT president and CEO A...
Arts Notes - Melbourne
Summer Art Camp The Off Center Art Center will offer the following summer camps: Sand and Sea Art: June 2-5 Ancient Art from Around the World: June 9-12 A Body of Art: June 16-19 Upcycled Art: June 23-26 Living Art: July 14-17 Rock, Paper, Scissors: July 21-24 The camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $200 per week. The ...
Community Notes - Melbourne
City receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently awarded the city of Satellite Beach the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 13-14 budget. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and is the first time the city...
Obituaries - Melbourne
Zachary Scott Taylor Zachary Scott Taylor, 41, of Englewood, Florida, died Saturday, May 10, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne. Lenka Strika Lenka Strika, 90, of Alpharetta, Georgia, died Monday May 12, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne. Kai Noni ...
Arts Notes - North Brevard
Fine art photography class Develop your artistic creativity, with accomplished digital photographer Mick West, from 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, June 5-26 in the Jane von Thron Room at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach. This class is about art and seeing, not how to operate your camera. Prerequisites: A point-and-shoot d...
Community Notes - North Brevard
Cancer Care Centers receives recognition for high-quality cancer care Cancer Care Centers of Brevard has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The certification program awarded CCCB a three-year certification for meeting the highest standards...
Obituaries - North Brevard
Joseph Von Waldner Joseph Von Waldner, 83, of Mims died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Arrangements were by North Brevard Funeral Homes, Titusville. Mildred Halcomb Mildred Halcomb, 91, of Titusville, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. Arrangements were by North Brevard Funeral Homes, Titusville. Arrangements were by North Brevard Funeral Homes, Titu...
Arts Notes - Palm Bay
Summer Art Camp The Off Center Art Center will offer the following summer camps: Sand and Sea Art: June 2-5 Ancient Art from Around the World: June 9-12 A Body of Art: June 16-19 Upcycled Art: June 23-26 Living Art: July 14-17 Rock, Paper, Scissors: July 21-24 The camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $200 per week. The...
Community Notes - Palm Bay
Crime rate drops in Palm Bay As the state of Florida prepares to release its annual Uniform Crime Report at the end of April, Palm Bay Police Chief Doug Muldoon announces, for the second consecutive year, crime in Central Florida's second-largest city is down. The data submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the calendar year...
Obituaries - Palm Bay
Barbara Ann Puffenbarger Barbara Ann Puffenbarger, 71, of Brandywine, West Virginia, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay. Freddy Barcia Freddy Barcia, 53, of Palm Bay, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Palm Bay. Nichol...
Arts Notes - Suntree, Viera, Rockledge
Summer Art Camp The Off Center Art Center will offer the following summer camps: Sand and Sea Art: June 2-5 Ancient Art from Around the World: June 9-12 A Body of Art: June 16-19 Upcycled Art: June 23-26 Living Art: July 14-17 Rock, Paper, Scissors: July 21-24 The camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $200 per week. Th...
Community Notes - Suntree, Viera, Rockledge
BCA receives Boeing grant Brevard Cultural Alliance has announced that The Boeing Company's Global Corporate Citizenship organization has presented BCA with a grant to support the "Telling Your Story" program, which will engage approximately 50 Titusville-based high school students in creating video documentaries using their cellular phones. T...
Obituaries - Suntree, Viera, Rockledge
Patricia Marie Kees-Keefe Patricia Marie Kees-Keefe, 76, of Cocoa Beach, died Thursday, May 15, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge....

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