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New institute designed to save the Indian River Lagoon
BREVARD -- Since the beginning of this year, more than 70 dolphins inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon have died. "As someone who lives and works around the (lagoon), I have a personal responsibility, as we all do, to ensure that this resource is vibrant for years to come," said Robert Weaver, assistant pro...
Local organization to teach fire safety, combat child hunger
PALM BAY -- Research conducted by the Center for Hunger and Poverty indicates that children with even mild malnutrition may later have reductions in physical growth and impaired brain function. It is with this study that the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent, Inc., hopes to make a difference. On S...
Kennedy Space Center celebrates the giving season
BREVARD -- It's the time of the year when many Space Coast residents reflect on the blessings they have, then turn their attention to sharing with those less fortunate. "One in four Brevard County children go to bed hungry every night," s...
'Day of Sustainability' to celebrate recycling, green living
MERRITT ISLAND -- To increase public awareness about sustainable practices, three local organizations are joining forces for a day of celebration and education. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Recycle Brevard, the Institute for Self Active Education and Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a "Day of Sustain...
Making music with a handmade guitar
John Ellis of Melbourne plays a guitar during the Native Rhythms Festival in Wickham Park Saturday, Nov. 9 that he built and decorated. Mr. Ellis has been making flutes by hand for eight years and has been working on guitars for a year and a half. Prior to his work in the music business, he was an engineer at Harris for 17 ...
Stetson pipe organ professor to perform at Suntree-based church
SUNTREE -- Advent Lutheran Church will kick off its new Organ Concert Series with Dr. Boyd Jones, the Stetson University organist and professor of organ, on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. The concert is free, but tickets must be reserved. A seasoned professional, whose recital engagements range from coast to ...
Business professor earns 'Outstanding Leadership Award'
BREVARD -- With more than 36 years of classroom and leadership experience, Dr. Carol Bourke has added a very special award before her retirement this December. The Technologies Department Chairwoman and Computer Science/Office Administration Cluster Chairwoman at Eastern Florida State College received the...
'Critter Run' to benefit homeless animals
BREVARD -- Poker professionals and amateurs alike will have the opportunity to play their cards, all while benefitting shelter animals. On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host its 16th annual Critter Run. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Humane Society in Cocoa and will end at H...
'Brevard's Best Dancers' bring joy to the holidays
BREVARD -- For 25 years, one dance group of dedicated teenagers has made the holiday season for those living at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities a little brighter. "It's hectic, heartwarming, exciting and rewarding for the very dedicated dancers," said Carol Mauter, assistant secretary vo...
Space Coast Early Intervention Center celebrates 25 years
BREVARD -- What started out as a mother's mission to make sure her son with special needs, and those like him, could have access to the preschool education he deserved is now celebrating a very special milestone. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Space Coast Early Intervention Center celebrated its 25th anniversar...
Security officers honored for saving student's life
PALM BAY -- The morning of Tuesday, Jan. 29, two Eastern Florida State College security officers at the Palm Bay Campus discovered a student who had fainted, was not breathing and had no pulse. "It was early in the day, we just started our shift, and a young girl came to us and said that a man had fainted ...
A cultural experience
Thomas Zermeno demonstrates a traditional dance at the Native Rhythms Festival in Wickham Park Saturday, Nov. 9. Mr. Zermeno is Lipan Apache and is originally from Texas. After serving in the military, he later worked for NASA at Kennedy Space Center and is now retired. This is the festival's fifth year, bringing Native Ame...
Festival of Trees event to spark holiday magic
BREVARD -- Get in the holiday spirit with the women of the Junior League of South Brevard, as its members host the 29th annual Festival of Trees. This family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Viera Regional Community Ce...
Boating safety class for new and experienced water-lovers
PALM BAY --Brevard County residents are lucky to enjoy a plethora of water activities throughout the year, and one organization is making sure the community enjoys Brevard's waterways in a safe and responsible manner. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting its About Boati...
Seniors, families to discuss living options at seminar
VIERA -- One Senior Place's philosophy is "Be an informed consumer -- know your options and have a plan. It's better to have a plan than a crisis." Sticking with its philosophy, One Senior Place will host "Senior Living Options Day" on Friday, Nov. 15 from noon until 4 p.m. The large event, which is free ...
Running club to promote autism awareness
BREVARD -- A running club that raises awareness for local autism services will begin its third season on Nov. 21. Florida Institute of Technology's The Scott Center for Autism Treatment's Running Club will meet until Feb. 1, 2014. The goal of the club is to promote running in the community and to encourage...
Pet of the week
A 6-year-old Creamino Lovebird, 'Ambrosia' is the feathered friend of Joei Peterson of Palm Bay. Nicknamed 'Chickie,' some of this lovebird's favorite things to do are play hide-and-seek, snuggle in her Mommy's shirt and take a bath....
'Exploration Tower' opens in time for Port's 60th anniversary
BREVARD -- Port Canaveral is now home to a new $23 million welcome center that is designed to honor and celebrate the Space Coast's continuing achievements. The "Exploration Tower" officially opened Monday, Nov. 4, in celebration of the Port's 60th anniversary. The seven-story landmark offers views of the ...
Fish by day, boy by night
Jude Lindbaek, 5, of Melbourne Beach swims in the Community Christian School Swim Meet Saturday, Oct. 26. Eight swim teams from Brevard County came together at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center to compete. The event began 14 years ago, with two teams, and has grown to the event it is today. Jude swims for the Space Coast Tri-Spor...
The Nov. 8 article titled "Family-friendly fun at the Brevard Museum" contained an error. The correct date of the event is Friday, Nov. 15. Hometown News regrets the error....

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