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Beloved uniform finds new home, appreciation
SATELLITE BEACH -- When Jayson Holmes, 15, walked into New to You Upscale Thrift and Consignment with his mother last month, he discovered a one-of-a-kind item that he knew he had to have. "This particular item was a military jacket that is no longer in commission," said Jane Hanson, manager of the Satellite Beach...
School board to defend decision to cut three schools
VIERA -- In a unanimous vote Feb. 19, Brevard County Commissioners agreed to move forward with conflict-resolution proceedings with the Brevard County School Board, in order to prevent the closing of three local schools. This vote came after a failed attempt on the same day to ...
Gardening, art, fun to flourish at Florida Tech's Botanical Fest
BREVARD -- With more than 4,200 species of native or naturalized ferns and seed plants, Florida is the third most floristically diverse state in the United States, according to the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. Many of these species, plus a variety of information, ...
Amputee softball team raises awareness for wounded veterans
BREVARD -- A softball team, which consists of a group of wounded veterans, will stop in Brevard County on Saturday, Feb. 23 for a doubleheader against the Brevard Super Senior All-Star team. The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team, an organization th...
Rockin' roller girls show skill on skates
'Yeti's Betties' team member Katie Cyphert of Cocoa throws a block at 'Molly Swallow's' jammer 'Dee Mented' of Palm Bay at Galaxy Skateway in Melbourne. The Molly Rogers Rollergirls is a full-contact, women's flat-track roller derby league for Brevard County....
Getting friendly at the Fish Fry
Tony Licalzi of Indian Harbour Beach brought a monstrous appetite to the Eau Gallie Founders Day Fish Fry Saturday, Feb. 16, hosted by the Eau Gallie Rotary Club and EGAD MainStreet....
Monthly music performance features talented youth from the Space Coast
ROCKLEDGE -- A monthly music program will be highlighting the talent of Brevard youth this month. "Music on the Hill," a monthly music program sponsored by the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, is a program that raises money for aspiring musicians, w...
Seafood festival returns
GRANT -- Where's the best place to get a plate full of fried clam strips, deviled crabs or shrimp and tuna kabobs? It's your friendly neighborhood Grant Seafood Festival. The seafood festival will be held March 2-3. Admission is free, and gates are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 2, and 9 a.m. to...
Community encouraged to 'Walk for Life'
BREVARD -- For nearly a quarter of a century, thousands of Brevard residents have put aside one Saturday in March to walk in a celebration of life. Pregnancy Resources will be hosting its 23rd annual Walk for Life event on Saturday, March 16 at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach. "The Walk for Life is an annual ...
Clownin' around downtown
Balloon-maker 'Mirabelle the Clown' entertains Ella Morton, 4, and her grandma, Evon Morton, of West Melbourne, at the Eau Gallie Founders Day Fish Fry. The third annual event celebrated the town of Eau Gallie's historical roots with good food, music and arts Feb. 16 at Eau Gallie Square in Melbourne....
Expo opens doors for job seekers, employers
BREVARD -- Those looking for potential employment opportunities are encouraged to attend the first Brevard Employment Expo hosted by Brevard County Parks and Recreation. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 9 at the Viera Regional Communit...
Swinging for the fence
Dan Lester, 17, of Cocoa Beach Junior-Senior High School, hits an RBI-double to spark a three-run, fourth-inning rally, as the Minutemen roll past Melbourne Central Catholic High 9-6 Saturday, Feb. 16. The win put the team 2-2 for the season....
Brevard Walk of Fame honors community advocates, leaders
COCOA -- Brevard celebrities and community leaders will be honored for their contributions to the Space Coast community. On Saturday, March 9, Eckerd Youth Alternatives will host the 11th Annual Brevard Walk of Fame at the Holiday Inn Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa. With the hopes of creating better alter...
'Casino Night' gives residents the chance to test their luck
SATELLITE BEACH -- The Satellite High School 2013 Project Graduation is giving residents a hand at Las Vegas-style casino games, all to help a good cause. On March 16, the organization will host "Casino Night," an event for residents wh...
Row, row, row your boat
Space Coast High School Crew Team, bottom, crossed the finish line second in the men's 8 behind Plant High School (Tampa, not shown) and ahead of Sebastian River High School, top, during the 6th Annual Opening Day Regatta hosted by the Sebastian River High School Saturday. An estimated 250 rowers, staff and parents...
BCC interior design students awarded first, second prize at statewide competition
BREVARD -- Two Brevard Community College interior design students put their knowledge and creativity to the ultimate test this school year and came out on top. Jan Reed and Victoria Bellucci stood out among the competition in the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Statewide Design Competition. The 2012-13 com...
The Feb. 15 article titled 'Free Tax help offered at 12 locations throughout Brevard' contained an error. The correct contact number for more information about times and locations is 2-1-1. Those interested can also visit the United Way website at uwbrevard.org. Hometown News regrets the error....
Pet of the week
A 2-year-old flat-faced Persian kitty, ‘Gus’ is the one-of-a-kind feline of Dante Bruno of Indialantic. Some of Gus’ favorite activities are chasing lizards in the lanai, watching the Steelers with best buddy, Dante, and cozying up to Gabriella at bedtime....

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