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Walkathon to help save the life of ailing woman
BREVARD -- In January, Marie Andree St. Amour was told she only has 12 months to live. For most of her life, Mrs. St. Amour had dedicated countless hours to helping Haitian women in her home country become self-sufficient. After the 2010 earthquake, which devastated...
Zoo sponsorship event to be celebrated 'Under the Stars'
VIERA -- Deep within a lush canopy of sea grapes and Australian Pines, a congregation of Brevardians will celebrate and fundraise for the area's wildlife gem. On Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m., the Brevard Zoo will host its annual gala, Safari Under the Stars. The zoo has proudly hosted the event since the...
Monthly workshops help young people leaving foster care
BREVARD -- After years spent in the foster care system, making the transition to independence can be a frightening and overwhelming thing. As a way to help these young adults make this transition as smooth as possible, one local organization hosts regular...
Getting his ducks in a row
Titusville Boy Scout Nick, 13, of Troop No. 370, helps the ducks along at the 15th annual Great Brevard Duck Race Saturday, April 13 at Sand Point Park in Titusville during the Indian River Festival. Proceeds from the race will benefit Florida Youth Services. Prize-winners are listed at www.duckrace.com/brevard....
Student's essay earns top honors at regional level
TITUSVILLE -- A 10-year-old is currently reaping the rewards of hard work, talent and determination. James Ward, a fifth-grade student at St. Teresa's School in Titusville, wrote an essay for the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest for 2013. This year's topic was "Forgotten Patriots who supported th...
Hands in the sand
Louisa Parkel, 10, and Madden Lorraine, 8, of Melbourne Village dig in to sculpt some sand, as part of Brevard Zoo's Art of Sand exhibit, which will run through May 27. The zoo has provided a place near the exhibit to allow guests to dig in and design some of their own sand sculptures....
'Caring' goes a long way for Brevard cancer patients
BREVARD -- Cancer. The word alone strikes a crippling fear into the hearts and minds of those who have experienced its ravaging effects. While the disease literally deflates those it plagues, a local organization has become a "Superman" of sorts, offering solace in a time of need. On Saturday, April 20, the Cance...
N.C. firearms manufacturer to relocate to Palm Bay
BREVARD -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced on Thursday, April 4, that a North Carolina-based firearms manufacture is relocated to the Space Coast. I.O. Inc., purchased a 51,000-square-foot building...
Demonstrating the consequences
The Malabar Volunteer Fire Department provided a vehicle extrication demonstration at the Malabar Spring Fest Saturday, April 13. An 'Explorer' with the fire department, Cassandra Squier of Palm Bay participated as the victim of vehicle accident....
Brevard law enforcement to carry the torch
BREVARD -- A 25-year tradition will continue next weekend, and all for a great cause. On Friday, April 26, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, as well as other local law enforcement agencies, will participate in the 2013 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run begins at 7 a.m. in front of Palm Bay Cit...
Post office in Cocoa Village renamed after civil rights pioneers
BREVARD -- The legacy of the first martyrs of the civil rights movement was cemented earlier this month after a post office in Cocoa Village was renamed after the slain pioneers. On Wednesday, April 3, the United States Post Office at 600 Flori...
Don't quack under the pressure!
The 15th annual Great Brevard Duck Race took place April 13 at Sand Point Park in Titusville during the Indian River Festival. One necessity of racing the ducks in the river is cleaning them before storing them. Andrew, 14, a Life Scout with Titusville-based Boy Scout Troop No. 370, gives the rubber duckies a bath. Winners ...
Annual 'Fruit Tree Sale' provides guests with exotic plants
MELBOURNE -- Residents looking for rare and unusual fruit trees are encouraged to attend the 31st annual "Fruit Tree Sale" by the Brevard Tropical Fruit Club. On Saturday, April 27, the club will be selling several exotic tropical and subtropical fruit trees at the Melbourne Auditorium on Hibiscus Boulevard...
Brevard Zoo to open meerkat exhibit for 20th anniversary
MELBOURNE -- For next year's 20th anniversary, the Brevard Zoo wants to give its guest something different. In March 2014, the Brevard Zoo will open a new exhibit, featuring meerkats; animal organizers describe the species as "s...
See you later, alligator
The Brevard Zoo is presenting Art of Sand Wild Florida: Past, Present, Future through May 27, in which sculptors from around the world have come to the zoo to share their talents. Laura Irwin, along with her daughter Lily, 7, of Viera came to see the sculptors along with Hisako Iida, from Iowa....
Robotics team pushes all the right buttons at regional competition
MELBOURNE -- The Melbourne High School Robotics team, known as "Team Voltage," finished in second place at the South Florida Robotics Regional in Fort Lauderdale last month. The competition, which was held during the last weekend of ...
Drug take back program coming
It is important to safely dispose of all medications, so that they don't land in the wrong hands - namely children and teenagers. Health First Palm Bay Hospital and the Palm Bay Police Department are joining together to host a drug take back program that provides a safe and easy way to dispose of your unused or expired medicat...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, 'Addie' is the active pup of Amanda Schaftlein of Melbourne. Recently diagnosed with cancer, some of Addie's favorite things to do are eat, play Frisbee and perform many tricks, which help raise funds for her medical costs....
Correction
The article titled "Post office in Coca Village renamed after civil rights pioneers," which ran in the April 12 issue, contained an error. The article referred to Tyler Furbish as mayor of the city of Cocoa. Henry Parrish III is the mayor of Cocoa, and Mr. Furbish is the city of Cocoa's deputy mayor. Hometown News regrets the error....

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