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Promise in Brevard launches 'Pathways to Promise' campaign
BREVARD -- Space Coast residents are encouraged to help pave the way to an amazing future for Promise in Brevard. On Friday, Aug. 2, Betsy Farmer and her son, Luke, co-founders of Promise in Brevard, closed on Phase I of III, purchasing 10.1 parcels of land. In total, Ms. Farmer and her team plan to pur...
Accused murderer of local woman to negotiate plea deal
MELBOURNE BEACH -- The family of a Melbourne Beach woman, who was murdered in July 2011, will soon attend the sentencing of the man accused of taking her life. Jessica Coral Burrell was shot and killed on July 23, 2011, during a home shooting that occurred on Ocean View Lane in Indialantic. Jeffrey Richa...
Back to school kicks
Randy Finuff, 9, of Palm Bay put on a Martial Arts Demonstration at Melbourne Square Mall's Back To School Expo Saturday, Aug. 3. He was assisted by Master Chung Wang of Boom Boom Pow Martial Arts of Palm Bay. Many local charter schools and businesses providing after-school activities were on hand, along with other companie...
Satellite graduate brings positive message on mission trip
SATELLITE BEACH -- Sky Morrison has always believed that her faith in God would show her the way. This summer, the recent Satellite High School graduate went on the journey of a lifetime to Guatemala, teaching children there about God and soccer. From July 5 through July 12, Ms. Morrison made the trek to ...
Paddling with a purpose
Dylan Geiger, 10, of Satellite Beach took part in a 1-kilometer Paddle Board Race Saturday, July 27. The race started at Ballard Park in Melbourne and used the river as a race course. High winds made for a challenging race. Dylan has been involved in standup paddleboarding for the past two years....
Tour de Turtles 2013 off to excellent start
MELBOURNE BEACH -- Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to track some turtles! On Sunday, July 28, two loggerhead turtles were released from the Barrier Island Center, as part of the Sea Turtle Conservancy's sixth annual Tour de Turtles. There were two loggerhead turtles, 'Johnny' and 'Ripley', released in Mel...
Welcome center falls from space to Space Coast
BREVARD -- Something "out-of-this-world" is coming to Brevard County, and it's coming in the form of a truly one-of-a-kind welcome center. "The idea was that, in the movie, '2001: A Space Odyssey,' there was this monolith that sat there on a desolate setting," said MAI Design Build's David Menzel about the...
Meet-and-greets are a real hoot
Lindsay Mayer-Patterson of Florida Wildlife Hospital in Melbourne displays 'Owliver,' a Great Horned Owl at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to Madison Campbell, 5, of Titusville on Saturday, Aug, 3. The presentation involved three live owls. The staff of wildlife hospital stressed the importance o...
Eastern Florida State College accepting applications for Corrections Academy
BREVARD -- Applications are now being accepted for the Corrections Academy at Eastern Florida State College. The academy, which is offered in the spring and fall semesters, is part of the Institute of Public Safety at the college. Application deadline is Aug. 16, with classes set to begin on Sept. 16. "The Corrections Academy training is both physically and mentally ...
In Season section
Attention, Brevard nonprofits, studios, galleries, museums, playhouses, historical sites, symphonies, community clubs and support groups: The deadline for submission of your organization's events in the Hometown News' In Season section this year, which will cover October 2013 through March 2014, will be Saturday, Aug. 31. Please send your calenda...
At ease on the water
Lindsey Geiger, 13, of Satellite Beach took part in a 1-kilometer Paddle Board Race Saturday, July 27. The race started at Ballard Park in Melbourne and used the river as a race course. High winds made for a difficult race....
Greater West Melbourne All Stars compete in state tournament
BREVARD -- While they didn't take home the first-place trophy, the Greater West Melbourne Boys 10-11 Little League All Star team's season held its own during the state tournament, held in West Melbourne from July 19-22. During the tournament, the team defeated Deland Lit...
Writing seminar teaches the basics
BREVARD -- Beginning authors who are interested in publishing fiction, non-fiction and memoirs, are encouraged to attend a half-day seminar on Saturday, Aug. 24. "So You Want to Write a Book" will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hampton Inn Viera,...
Brevard Public Schools gearing up for student registration
The summer has flown by and it will soon be time for more than 72,000 BPS students to return to school. Students in grades 1-12 will begin on Aug. 14; kindergarten students report on Aug. 19; and elementary VPK and Head Start students report on Aug. 21. Registration dates and times for the 2013-14 school year are as follows: E...
Gearing up with school supplies
Hogan Cardile, 8, and his brother Riley, 6, of Melbourne took part in Melbourne Square Mall's Back To School Expo on Saturday, Aug. 3 and picked out some school supplies from 4care Medical Center. Many local charter schools and businesses, providing after-school activities were on hand, along with other companies of interes...
Odyssey Charter School welcomes new director
BREVARD -- The Odyssey Charter School Board of Directors and Constance Ortiz, of Green Apple School Management and school founder, wish to extend a warm welcome to Dan Kuhar, the new director of Odyssey's junior/senior high school. Mr. Kuhar, a Florida native, was selected as the new director after a nati...
2013-14 Brevard County Public Schools District Calendar
Wednesday, Aug. 7: Teachers report to school / Professional Development Day Wednesday, Aug. 14: Students report to school Wednesday, Aug. 28: Early Release Day Monday, Sept. 2: Labor Day / Holiday for all Monday, Sept. 9: Professional Development Day / Student Holiday / Make Up Day for students if needed* Wednesday, Sept. 11: Early Release / Prof...
Pet of the week
An American Bulldog, who is not quite a year old, 'Baxter' is the active pup of Rob Ognibene of Melbourne. Some of Baxter's favorite activities consist of taking his daily walks, basking in the sun in his backyard and playing fetch and 'keep-away' with his football, soccer ball and basketball....

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