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'LagoonFest' to raise awareness of Indian River Lagoon
BREVARD -- One group of Brevard County residents is hoping to raise awareness for the Indian River Lagoon this year. On Saturday, Feb. 1, Marine Resource Council will host the first "LagoonFest 2014"from 2-7 p.m. at the Ted Moorehead Lagoon House in Palm Bay in an effort to raise awareness to the ailing co...
Melbourne Causeway to get a colorful look this weekend
BREVARD -- Cancer has touched many residents along the Space Coast, igniting within each person a burning desire to help fight the widespread disease. On Saturday, Feb. 1, ITG Realty will host its third annual "Coloring the Causeway for a Cure" Walk, in conjunction with the Melbourne Music Marathon weeken...
'Sneak Peek' allows audience to select favorite films
BREVARD -- Movie lovers are encouraged to choose their favorite film at a series of "sneak-peak" screenings this year. On Saturday, Feb. 15, Brevard County filmmakers Ray and Migdalia Etheridge are presenting a one-hour-long screening of several short films, all submitted by indie filmmakers from all over ...
Notch it, and let it go
Rocket Weiler of Merrit Island got a quick archery lesson from Jessalyn Straniti of Melbourne at Dragon Fest at Wickham Park Pavilion Sunday, Jan. 26. The Dragon Fest was a fundraiser for the Save Dragon Pointe project that featured a Renaissance flair....
Exhibit helps remember tragedy, find hope
COCOA BEACH -- Brevard County residents are being asked to find the "Courage to Remember," as a national Holocaust exhibit comes to Cocoa Beach this February. The Simon Wiesenthal Center's world-renowned "The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945" traveling exhibit will address the issue of anti-Sem...
Right on target
Lauren Caulfield of Satellite Beach prepares to shoot an arrow at Dragon Fest, held at Wickham Park Pavilion Sunday, Jan. 26. The Dragon Fest was a fundraiser for the Save Dragon Pointe project that featured a Renaissance flair....
Palm Bay encourages businesses to get online
PALM BAY -- The city of Palm Bay announced earlier this month that it is making an effort to rally local business owners to get online. The city said that it will be partnering with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to use Google in a year-long initiative to "Get Your Business Online." Sue Hann, city manager ...
Celebrate Spring: We want your event listings
Attention, Brevard organizations, churches, nonprofits, clubs and businesses: Hometown News is putting together a calendar listing for its upcoming Celebrate Spring publication, and we need your help. If you have an upcoming event that you'd like to promote that will take place between April 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2014, please email your listing ...
Learning from animals
Annaleis Mateo, 3, of Titusville pets 'Trouper,' age 5 at the 17th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, held at Eastern Florida State College in Titusville, Sunday, Jan. 26. Trouper is a rescue, who lives with caretaker Dot Lee of Ft. Myers, who uses the raccoon as an example of how to treat others. Trouper rec...
Melbourne Beach artist has 'Eclectic' taste
BREVARD -- For as long as Barbara Milford can remember, she has always loved art. Growing up in Hamburg, Germany, the now Melbourne Beach resident frequented museums, always admiring impressionist and modern art. "Even in school, after the war, we went to visit shows of the Impressionists," Mrs. Milford s...
I am victorious!
Dorian Lortz, 6, of Melbourne got the chance to ride a horse at Dragon Fest, held at Wickham Park Pavilion Sunday, Jan. 26. The Dragon Fest was a fundraiser for the Save Dragon Pointe project that featured a Renaissance flair. The horse was lead by Richard Kaczor of Lake Worth, and was provided by Story Knights....
Humane Society in need of volunteers
COCOA -- If your New Year's Resolution was to volunteer your time and give back to those in need, the Central Brevard Humane Society has the perfect opportunity for you. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host a Shelter Volunteer Orientation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for individuals, ...
Ready to volunteer as tribute
Jonas Martinez, 9, of Palm Bay got a quick archery lesson from Angelica Ramirez of Melbourne at Dragon Fest at Wickham Park Pavilion Sunday, Jan. 26....
Children's Hunger Project aims high
MELBOURNE -- The Children's Hunger Project is off to set a new goal in its efforts to feed kids. On Saturday, Feb. 8, Health First and United Way are joining the nonprofit organization to assemble more than 25,000 packages - $100,...
College breaks ground on new building
BREVARD -- When Dr. Jim Richey became president at Brevard Community College several years ago, he had big dreams for the college's future. Now known as Eastern Florida State College, the college has extended its reach within the community, offering four-year bachelor's degrees to its students, in additio...
Dragons and swords
Scott Cooper, 6, of Palm Bay got a push from his father, Jeffrey, while jousting, at Dragon Fest at Wickham Park Pavilion Sunday, Jan. 26. Dragon Fest was a fundraiser for the Save Dragon Pointe project that featured a Renaissance flair....
'Toys for Tots' drive raises more than previous year
BAREFOOT BAY -- For 18 years, Barefoot Bay Marine Corps League has helped thousands of children in Brevard County have a brighter holiday. On Monday, Jan. 20, the organization announced its numbers for the 2013 "Toys for Tots" drive, with more than 12,300 children receiving gifts for the holidays. "Withou...
Jousting for joy
Rindi Amos, 6, of Viera got a push from her mother, Karla, while jousting at Dragon Fest at Wickham Park Pavilion Sunday, Jan. 26. The Dragon Fest was a fundraiser for the Save Dragon Pointe project that featured a Renaissance flair....
Correction
The Jan. 24 article titled "Dance the night away this month with your 'Sweetheart'" contained an error. The correct phone number for Marci Hutson is (321) 432-4715. Hometown News regrets the error....
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old Bearded Dragon, 'Otis,' is the scaly pet of Jack Baird of Melbourne Beach. Some of Otis' favorite things to do are explore his backyard, hang out with 'Suki,' the housecat and hunt for crickets....

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