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Hometown News crowns first 'Pet of the Year'
BREVARD -- For the past year, hundreds of readers from throughout the Space Coast have emailed us their favorite photos of their beloved pets, in the hopes that they would be named a Hometown News "Pet of the Week." Some were cute, some funny and some, just all-around entertaining, but each submission hel...
Fire Department receives donations for equipment
SATELLITE BEACH -- When Satellite Beach Fire Chief Donald Hughes needed help raising funds to purchase much needed medical equipment, he knew exactly what organization to go to. Two months ago, Chief Hughes approached the Satellite Beach Woman's Club, as the department was in need of airway medical equipm...
City's Crisis Negotiation Team earns top honors
PALM BAY -- The Palm Bay Police Department's Crisis Negotiation Team was named Florida's 2013 Team of the Year by the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators on Thursday, June 13, in Cocoa Beach. The award, which was presented at FAHN's annual conference, was awarded to Critical Incident Commander Capt...
Indialantic Chamber Singers seeking new director
INDIALANTIC -- The Indialantic Chamber Singers will soon be saying farewell to its founder David Vogeding, and begin the search for a new music director. Mr. Vogeding, who recently announced his retirement, has served as director for the group since 1999. His retirement will be effective as of June 30. Th...
Making a splash
The Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest brought not only pirates to the area, but also mermaids. Juliana Martinez, 10, of Indian Harbour Beach got to meet mermaid 'Pearl' Sunday, June 16....
Brevard County celebrates America's independence with a bang
BREVARD -- Those looking to celebrate Independence Day with a bang this year can look no further than the many exciting events happening throughout the Space Coast. Here is a list of some of the county's events: North Brevard: "Red, White and Boom 2013," an event which features live music, food, children's ...
French company to open first U.S. facility in Space Coast
BREVARD -- A French-based supplier for the aeronautics, marine and automobile industries will open its first U.S. subsidiary on the Space Coast, officials said. The announcement was unveiled at the Paris Air Show by the Lyon, France, company, Vision ...
Humane Society offers helpful holiday tips, discounted microchipping
COCOA -- The Fourth of July is a time for American's to remember all that our founding fathers fought for, the sacrifices that made our country the amazing nation it is today and to celebrate our freedom. As fireworks explode, creating extravagant colors and patterns in the night sky, not everyone is in awe of the display. In fact, your animals are probably terrified of the loud claps and ...
'On the air' in Brevard
The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society hosted a field day, June 22, in which Bernie Kirschenbaum, 94, of West Melbourne had the opportunity to go on the air. Mr. Kirschenbaum has been involved in HAM Radios since 1938. Don Wynn of Melbourne assists with the broadcast....
Unincorporated Brevard residents to receive new trash carts
BREVARD -- Residents of unincorporated areas of Brevard have a reason to be more excited about trash collection dates. In an effort to continue to grow and improve services, Waste Management recently announced that the company will begin a new curbside cart program in unincorporated Brevard County. "Waste Manageme...
Powering the signal
Dan Fisher of Palm Bay installs portable solar panels to use as a power source during the Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society field day, June 22. Members of the association communicated with as many other radio operators as possible during the event, and the group used its own generator and solar panels for power and const...
Students take action after Midwest tornados
ROCKLEDGE -- After Mother Nature unleashed her fury in Moore, Okla. on May 20, a group of local students heard the victims' cries for help. The Beta Club at Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School in Rockledge donated $400, which the club had raised throughout the year, to the American Red Cross, to benefit th...
Beauty and butterflies
Volunteer Barb Peterson helps Lilly Fletcher, 5, of Titusville with a craft project involving butterflies during the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge's free family-friendly event Saturday, June 22. The event, held at the Visitors' Center, included information about pollinators, like bats, bees and butterflies, and fe...
Program designed to help businesses thrive
BREVARD -- In an attempt to help strengthen Space Coast small businesses, 10 local business have been participating in an economic development program. The Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida designed a program, known as GrowFl, which allows participating businesses to...
Seeing the moon
Heidi Lambert, 9, of Port St. John had the chance to look at the moon through a 24-inch telescope Thursday, June 14 at the Brevard Community College Observatory on the Cocoa Campus. The observatory and its telescopes are open to the public Friday and Saturday nights. The Brevard Astrological Society operates the observatory...

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