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Elementary students need help to get second chance
INDIALANTIC -- Everyone deserves a second chance, especially if their efforts are going toward a good cause. Indialantic Elementary School students are participating in a national campaign to save animals' lives, and need the help of Brevard residents to win an educational grant through the Mutt-I-Grees "America A...
Daughter writes book about father's memories of Holocaust
BREVARD -- If you've lived in Brevard for more than 20 years, chances are high that you know, or have heard, the name "Holzer." This is a name that is heavily embedded in Brevard history, and it belongs to Dr. Oswald A. Holzer -- or "Bubbie" to those who knew him well. Dr. Holzer and his wife, Ruth -- or "Chick" -...
Lending a helping hand
Patsy Cole of Melbourne Beach was one of 2,000 volunteers who helped assemble nearly 120,000 meals for children in Brevard County Sunday, June 2. Several local organizations came together including Face of Change, Children's Hunger Project, United Way of Brevard and Brevard Hunger Alliance. A similar food-packing event is p...
Community moves forward following injunction denial
BREVARD -- Following the denial of an injunction to stop the closing of three local schools, members of the community are trying their best to move on. "Parent groups fully intend to stay engaged over the next year," said Michelle Speisman,...
Who wants to take me home?
Brooke VanDerLind, 17, of Merritt Island, spent her first Friday of summer vacation volunteering at the Central Brevard Humane Society on Cox Road in Cocoa. Her volunteering is usually limited to weekends, but has added weekdays to her schedule. The dogs are walked three to four times daily, no matter how many volunteers sh...
Herbal retailers targeted by ABT, pull tinctures
BREVARD -- Imagine not being able to buy over-the-counter cough syrups and medicines because they contain alcohol, all because the business that supplies the products does not have a liquor license. That is now a dismal reality for The Herb Corner, a Melbourne-based business that specializes in medicinal herbs. On...
Residents asked to help fill time capsule
VIERA -- In honor of the state of Florida's 500-year anniversary, a statewide campaign called Viva Florida 500 is providing each county library with a time capsule to fill and preserve for future generations. The stainless-steel cylinder will be on display at the Government...
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...
Helping to eliminate hunger
Palm Bay High School football player Cedric Barnes, 16, of Palm Bay was one of 2,000 volunteers who helped assemble nearly 120,000 meals for children in Brevard County Sunday, June 2. Several local organizations came together including Face of Change, Children's Hunger Project, United Way of Brevard and Brevard Hunger Allia...
Locally written haikus to orbit Mars
BREVARD -- In an experience that is (quite literally) out of this world, Brevard County residents now have the opportunity to have their own literary works orbit the planet of Mars. NASA is encouraging the public from around the world to submi...
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...
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...

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