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'Bike Ride for Ollie' stays on track this weekend
MELBOURNE -- Yvonne Ridder is a force to be reckoned with. The Melbourne resident will stop at nothing to help her great nephew John Oliver Tetloff, or "Ollie," who is suffering from neuroblastoma. "Ollie was always healthy -- he was hardly ever sick," Mrs. Ridder said of her 6 year old great-nephew, who lives in ...
Alligator sighting on the beach
Young men from Anchor House Ministries in Auburndale, which provides Christ-centered services to boys in need, spent the weekend in Melbourne Beach for a series of activities, hosted by St. Sebastian's by the Sea church. Roger Hunt of Melbourne Beach is pictured helping Emel, Xavier, Wesley, Christian, Jonathan, Oliver, Erl...
$10,000 raffle proceeds to benefit no-kill animal sanctuary
BREVARD -- A local nonprofit agency is asking the public for help in raising money to build a state-of-the-art, no-kill animal sanctuary. From now until October, Friends for Animals Sanctuary is holding a $100 raffle for the chance to win $10,000. All proceeds ...
West Shore says 'goodbye' to beloved assistant principal
MELBOURNE -- When Rick Fleming hired Jim Melia at Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School 15 years ago, he did not realize that he would soon acquire a new best friend. Sadly, Mr. Fleming, who is now principal at West Shore Junior/Senior High School in Melbourne, is mourning the loss of Mr. Melia. On Friday...
It's a bird... it's a plane...
Dressed in her Superman gear, Faye Loving of Palm Bay sells her collection Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Florida Comics Experience, held at Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront in Indialantic. This event was one of Brevard's first comic book conventions....
Stand back, zombies!
Aidan King, 5, of Melbourne took part in the Florida Comics Experience at Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront in Indialantic Saturday, Aug. 10. This was one of Brevard's first comic book conventions. Aidan showed that he is prepared for a potential zombie apocalypse, with a 'zombie gun,' borrowed from the Melbourne Zombie Wal...
In Season
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...
'Shop for a Cause' to help the SPCA
MELBOURNE -- August brings a slew of shopping deals, from tax-free weekend on back-to-school items to close out prices on spring and summer wear. For the past eight years, national retailer Macy's has hosted its annual "Shop for a Cause," which has raised $46 million for local and national charities. On S...
Local group of retirees invites new members, will perform on Sept. 8
BREVARD -- To start their rehearsal, a group of retirees, known as The Downstagers, sing a song about the joys of being old. "It's a cute thing we do in the memory of Claude Kezer," said Gloria Dash, who leads the group in rehearsals. Mr. Kezer used to be a member of the group, which, since 1999, has perfo...
Sonic has nothin' on this guy
Katleyn Lowe, 7, and sister Avery, 5, of Cocoa get a good look at a Pygmy African Hedgehog during the 'PNC Brings the Zoo to You!' event Saturday, Aug. 10. PNC Bank has teamed up with Brevard Zoo by hosting these events at various locations throughout Brevard to introduce children to African animals, found in the same habit...
Dollar Tree employee robbed outside of store
WEST MELBOURNE -- Authorities are asking for any information involving an armed robbery, which occurred on Saturday, Aug. 3, outside a Dollar Tree in West Melbourne. Lt. Richard Cordeau of the West Melbourne Police Department said that the robbery occurred...
Southern Photo robbery shakes Melbourne store
MELBOURNE -- Before celebrating its 50-year anniversary this month, the employees of Southern Photo first need to get things back to normal, following a recent burglary at the long-standing shop. "We've had such a show of support with people asking how they can help," said Lisa Fournier, owner of Southern ...
Comic book craze at the Crowne
Part-time 'zombie' Lillian Chancellor, 6, of Suntree, and her dad, Keith, sort through some comic books Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Florida Comics Experience, held at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront in Indialantic. This event was one of Brevard's first comic book conventions....
Palm Bay boy finishes first in state martial arts tournament
PALM BAY -- For the second time, 12-year-old A.J. Damms has been named a state champion in his craft. In July, A.J. won the Florida State Championship Title in "creative weapons" in Martial Arts, two years after he won the title for the first time. "He loves winning and competing," said Mary Haskins, senio...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old orange tabby, 'Fritz' is the sleepy, yet playful, kitty of Alice Black of Rockledge. Described by his mom as a true gentleman, Fritz has been known to greet people at the front door, play hide and seek with his sister and serve as his mom's daily alarm clock by tapping her with his paw until she wakes up....
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,...
Boy's best friend
Christopher Needham, 2, of Cocoa plays with 'Brandi,' an adoptable dog from SPCA North Brevard during the 'PNC Brings the Zoo to You!' event Saturday, Aug. 10. PNC Bank has teamed up with Brevard Zoo by hosting these events at various locations throughout Brevard to introduce children to African animals, found in the same h...

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