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Experts promote water safety this summer
BREVARD - Sharks and alligators aren't the only dangers in our local waterways. With more than 72 miles of coastline, countless pools, ponds and lakes, it's crucial for Brevard County residents to be well-versed in water safety. In May the warm-water pond at Veteran's Memorial Park in Palm Bay was permanently c...
A new kind of networking: group increases social media awareness
BREVARD - When it comes to social media, small businesses in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., are the most savvy, according to a report by Radius, an analytics company. "Why should we be underdogs?" said Nora McFarland, CEO of social media marketing company OwlDesk and director of comm...
Social Media 101
.What is social media? Social media is defined as Internet technologies that enable communication through the creation and exchange of user-based content. . What is Facebook? Facebook is a social networking service where users can create profiles, add other users as "friends" and exchange content, such as messages, photos and wall posts. Launched...
Early cancer screening program to help thousands of women statewide
The sunshine state scored a victory in women's health recently, thanks to the funding of $1.24 million to the Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The federal program, operating as the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection in Florida, will provide breast and cervical ca...
Redefining the red engine
Friends Ethan Flanigan, 6, and Dagger Schindler, 6, both from Cocoa Beach, show their artistic side as they paint a Cocoa Beach fire truck Saturday, June 2. The Cocoa Beach Professional Firefighters drove the truck to Lori Wilson Park to coincide with the Surfers with Autism event and let children paint the truck h...
In remembrance
Satellite Beach Police Chief Jeff Pearson and Sally Flagg of Massachusetts help June Hartmann of Satellite Beach lay a rose during a memorial for their sons Sgt. Edward Hartmann and officer Philip Flagg, held at the Atlantic Plaza parking lot on State Road A1A in Satellite Beach Thursday, May 31. The two officers w...
Operation results in 13 arrests for underage alcohol sales
BREVARD - Local enforcement agencies recently charged 13 employees from Brevard County businesses for selling alcohol to people under the age of 21. On May 24, deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office South Precinct...
From students to skilled workers
BREVARD - In a continuing effort to provide the area with a highly skilled workforce, Brevard Community College will add four new degree and certificate programs to its lineup in 2013. The associate of science degree in cyber security and the associate of sc...
Couple charged with bigamy in Brevard
SATELLITE BEACH - Two marriages and two felony arrests later, three Brevard residents learned the definition of bigamy. When Robin Corella, 55, moved from Port St. Lucie to Satellite Beach, he met Julia McMullen, 45, of Palm Bay. The couple dated for two months while Ms. McMullen told Mr. Corella how she dreame...
Dance provides solace, support to help cope with rare disease
COCOA - Rebecca Herrman loved shaking her hips and waving her arms during Zumba, a popular Latin-inspired form of dance, at Come On Get Happy dance fitness studio in Cocoa Village. After four months, she lost 50 pounds and felt confident, healthy and in ...
Doctor launches medical social networking website
BREVARD - Imagine a free website that manages medical needs efficiently, effectively and in an organized manner. Now, stop imagining, and visit www.mymedwall.com. Dr. Geetha Priyanka, a Melbourne physician who practices internal medicine, rece...
School Board candidates gear up for election season
By Tammy Roberts Senior staff writer troberts@hometownnewsol.com BREVARD - One incumbent and one challenger have announced their intent to run for Brevard County School Board, District 3, this coming election season - Amy Kneessy and Dean Paterakis. The District 3 seat has an annual salary of $36,000, and the qualifying period ends June 8. Distr...
Ridin' the waves
Hannah Ayers, 9, of Melbourne, shows how she can surf with 'no hands' while volunteer Missy Diamond of Cocoa Beach applauds her during the fourth annual Surfers for Autism event at Lori Wilson Park. More than 100 Autistic children from around the state came to Cocoa Beach Saturday, June 2 to hit the waves and raise...
Palm Bay gets Playful City award
PALM BAY - For the fifth year in a row, Palm Bay has been recognized as a "Playful City USA" community by the KaBOOM! Organization. KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization, is dedicated to creating great play spaces and recognizing those communities who have a parallel vision. Palm Bay is now among the 213...
BPS Seamless Summer Food Service
Brevard Public Schools will be participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service Program during June and July. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All youth 1...

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