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Local group aims to get dance moves aired on TV
BREVARD - So you think you can get your dance moves on TV? Owner Hali Panzak and her fellow instructors at Come On Get Happy Zumba Fitness studio in Historic Cocoa Village think they can, which is why they are reaching out to local Zumba enthusiasts t...
Sea turtles staying alive thanks to local nonprofit
BREVARD - More than 30 years ago, a group of concerned residents grew frustrated as they came across sea turtle hatchlings in storm drains and parking lots. They felt business owners and residents should be held accountable for casting light on Brevard's beaches, which lures endangered newborn turtles...
Local surf legend leaves his legacy behind
BREVARD - World-class surfer Richard "Rich" Salick touched many lives throughout his work for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, spreading awareness of kidney disease and inspiring others coping with it. This was apparent by the crowd of more than 1,000 people who packed Club Zion Community Church ...
The story behind the "heated" photograph
Rich Salick and Dru Harrison after a lopsided heat in the 1973 World Contest in Oceanside, Calif., in which Mr. Salick had easily disposed of the then No. 1 rated surfer in the world. Mr. Harrison (right) was very upset about it and was making a very big mistake confronting Mr. Salick about his 20-point loss, and his departure from the event, but...
Dressing the part
Rick Carrillo of Suntree helps his son Ethan, 3, put on his pirate hat before 'Ariel & Captain Hook's Under the Sea Adventure' at the David R. Schechter Community Center last month. The event was a fun opportunity for children to dress up in their storybook costumes and make crafts, eat some sweets and meet 'Ariel,...
Interim city manager to serve Satellite Beach
SATELLITE BEACH - Residents of Satellite Beach: There's a new city manager in town. The Satellite Beach City Council appointed Ayn Samuelson to fill the role of interim city manager, after Michael Crotty retired from his 27-year post on June 20. Mr....
Free festival comes to Indialantic
INDIALANTIC - From practical to pricey and from little to large, creations of all kinds will be sure to impress this year's attendees of the 14th Annual Indialantic Craft Festival. The free, juried outdoor craft showcase will be held at James...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old Chihuahua-and-dachshund mix, "Juicy" is a member of the Froelich family of Melbourne. This lovable Chiweenie's favorite pastimes are eating stinky things, barking at squirrels and looking too cute for his own good....
New application lets users launch rockets
BREVARD - Launching a rocket into space, like the Launch Services Program at NASA, is now at your fingertips. The rockets and missions you choose will only break virtual orbit, but the education behind the new application, Rocket Science 101, released by NASA, is very ...
Brevard County Fire Rescue offers hurricane tips
Brevard County Fire Rescue reminds residents that hurricane season is upon us. This year, Brevard County is joining local, state and federal agencies to promote preparedness and to be a "Force of Nature" to help spread the word and make members of our community better prepared. Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30. The NOAA Atlantic Hurricane Sea...
Is your pet worthy of the spotlight?
Hometown News will be the judge of that. We are asking our readers to submit photos of their beloved pets, as part of our "Pet of the Week" Contest. The winner for the week will have his or her pet displayed in our newspaper, while also being qualified to become the Hometown News "Pet of the Year!" Email a photo of your pet (one entry per owner) ...
The June 29 article, titled "Three compete for District 2 seat on Brevard County Commission" contained an error in its headline. The correct headline should have read: "Three compete for District 1 seat on Brevard County Commission." Hometown News regrets the error. ...

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