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Brevard County Manatees to host youth baseball camp
BREVARD -- Baseball is a sport of honor and tradition. On Monday, June 10, through Wednesday, June 12, the Brevard County Manatees will continue with its 20-year tradition of hosting a youth baseball camp at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. The camp is for girls and boys, ages 6-13, and runs from 9 a.m. until noon. ...
Annual pirate fest comes ashore June 14-16
COCOA BEACH -- Yarg! Grab your first mate and climb aboard this year's Florida Pirate Con and the Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest. This year's event will take place June 14-16 at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center in Cocoa Beach. Guests will be trea...
Professional men's tennis comes to Kiwi Center
BREVARD -- For the chance to see world-class tennis players and future tennis stars, residents are encouraged to attend the third annual Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic from June 7-16 at the Kiwi Tennis Club. The event will feature 10 days of world-class singles a...
How the garden grows
At Brevard Zoo's Garden Party on Friday, May 31, kids got the chance to see how earthworms work. The children, Heather Gurney, 8, of Melbourne, Jack Halleran, 7, of Viera, Logan Keith, 8, of Viera and Joshua Dexter, 8, of Melbourne tilled the earth like earthworms. Alana Fulk, a Paws On Play Guide with the zoo, supervised....
Rescue Brent
Volunteer Logan Lieberman, 13, of Rockledge, is pictured holding Brent, a 10-year-old Chihuahua from the Central Brevard Humane Society Saturday, June 1. Six organizations including the Humane Society, Brevard Animal Services and the SPCA assembled at Viera Regional Park for a 'Rescue Me' event. Brent is looking for someone...
Elementary students help create flavor for sparkling water drink
INDIALANTIC -- Virginia Hamilton loves teaching her gifted students at Indialantic Elementary. "I cannot imagine teaching anything else," said Mrs. Hamilton, who has taught for 21 years, 11 of those solely for gifted students. For each class, Mrs. Hamilton seeks out a special project, doing her best to make sure t...
Brevard County residents fight crime with new app
BREVARD -- With a new application, Brevard County residents now have the ability to fight crime with their smart phones. Unveiled on Thursday, May 23, iWatch is a free application used by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office that links citizens directl...
Assembling meals for the hungry
Kathleen Cummins of Cocoa Beach and Sherrill Bullock of Indian Harbour Beach helped assemble meals for the Children's Hunger Project Sunday, June 2. The goal was to assemble 110,000 meals for Brevard County children in need. Volunteers from several Brevard County organizations gathered at the Melbourne Campus gymnasium of B...
Residents play major role in preservation
Dolphins, pelicans and manatees are dying at record rates in the Indian River Lagoon. The last two summers produced the largest, densest and most damaging algae blooms ever recorded in the lagoon. Bloom impacts included loss of 31,600 acres of seagrass, the tropical forest of the lagoon floor. As a result, commercial and recre...
Melbourne Central Catholic wins first baseball state championship
MELBOURNE -- It took more than 40 years for Melbourne Central Catholic's baseball team to return to the state championship game, but its members were determined to leave a lasting impression once they did. On Tuesday, May 21, the Hustlers (23-5) defeated defending 3A state champion Jacksonville Providence ...
Broadway goes to the dogs
TITUSVILLE -- The great Sammy Davis Jr. once said, "There's nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity." On Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m., Mary Purdy and L.G. Donovan will host "All Dogs Go to Broadway," a musical revue, at the Titusville Playhouse. Cost is $40 for dinner and a show, $25 to view the ...
Finally, I get to go home!
Lucy Haddock of Cocoa Beach holds Doug, an 8-month-old boxer-mix she has adopted, along with Abbey Compton, 12, Saturday, June 1. Ms. Haddock is one of the teachers at Freedom 7 Elementary that works on the Canine Commandos program. The commandos work with dogs in local shelters to help socialize the animals. Doug was adopt...
Professional football player to host youth football camp
FORT PIERCE -- Fort Pierce native Jamar Chaney is known for being a beast on the grid iron. The 6-foot, 242-pound linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles has netted more than 150 tackles, causing opposing offenses to cower in his presence. While his reputation in the game of football is one of a warrior, off the fi...
New pastor to be installed at Advent Lutheran Church
SUNTREE -- The next step in the merger between two Brevard County churches will take place this weekend. On Sunday, June 9, Pastor Marie Duquette will be named as the associate pastor of Advent Lutheran Church in Suntree. The installation will take place at 3 p.m. Earlier this spring, Pastor David Jahn of Advent ...
We need your help!
From a total of 48 pets, the Hometown News staff has narrowed it down to five well-deserving finalists for our first-ever PET OF THE YEAR contest. Now, it's up to you - our readers - to select the winner. From now through Wednesday, June 19, YOU will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite pet from the five finalists. You can do so by visit...
A need for speed
Jocelyn Gold, 6, of Palm Bay got a good look at how the traffic lights work in town. The city of Palm Bay hosted Public Works Day at City Hall Saturday, June 1. The public works department brought out heavy equipment for residents to climb on, while a lot of lessons were learned about the inner workings of Public Wor...
Local schools go green
BREVARD -- In a continuing effort to raise awareness and encourage the effort of recycling, the Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department and the League of Women Voters of the Space Coast announced the school recycling a...

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