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Water safety top priority at special event
BREVARD -- Residents along Florida's Space Coast are blessed with a bevy of water-related activities throughout the year. While the water can be a great place to have fun, there are many dangers for those, who may not have the proper training and experience. One group, however, has created an event to hel...
'4-H Hoedown & Showdown' set for March 1
BREVARD -- The ninth annual Brevard County 4-H Hoedown & Golf Showdown is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at the Suntree Country Club, and according to Vanessa Spero-Swingle, an extension agent with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, this year's fundraiser should be bigger ...
Zodiac Legend comes alive for one night
MELBOURNE -- Legend has it that the Zodiac Lounge, from the end of World War II, until it was destroyed in a 1957 fire, was the place to be in Brevard County. Supposedly, top-notch acts stopped into the Zodiac on the way to shows in Miami or Cuba, to drink,...
Symphonic performance to include pinnacle of classical music
MELBOURNE -- The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will host yet another thrilling concert that is sure to take its audience on an emotional journey. On Saturday, March 1, artistic director Aaron Collins will lead the orchestra through a fantastic program, anchored by Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, at the Scott...
Annual Creative Writing Institute changes venues
MELBOURNE -- Florida Tech is not just about technology. Art exists there, in the shadows, burgeoning with progressive minds, ready to take Melbourne's writing scene to new levels. This year's annual Creative Writing Institute will be held March 17-20 at FIT'...
A way with words
Award winning poet and Stetson English professor, Terri Witek will teach at the Creative Writer's Institute this year, but participants are not likely to sit down to the basics of iambic pentameter and dactyl. The workshop will focus on person, place and thing, looking at models, then going outdoors to explore. "We will be walking around and creat...
Firefighters receive honor for saving a disabled man's life
MELBOURNE -- A group of firefighters received an honor this month, in recognition of the quick-thinking and life-saving efforts of its members. At a Feb. 11 Melbourne City Council meeting, a Unit Citation was awarded to the Melbourne Fire Department Station 75 Engine Crew of Lt. Roger Van Kramer, Lt. Dan M...
Mediterranean-themed afternoon to benefit collegiate women
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH -- Since its establishment in 1959, the Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic organization has been a strong supporter of local collegiate women, who are working diligently toward their dreams. Keeping with the spirit of scholarship support, the MAP will host "River Rendezvous: Mediterranean ...
Into the night sky
This United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday, Feb. 20. A short hold was placed on the launch to avoid solar flares. The Delta IV carried a new GPS Satellite into orbit. This satellite will replace aging satellites in the GPS network. The next time your car's GPS gets...
Air Force JROTC cadets seek names, donations for 'Care Packages'
BREVARD -- Cadet Tech. Sgt. Ben Ripple and nearly 100 other Satellite High School Air Force JROTC cadets are looking for a few good men - and women - and are hoping the residents of Brevard can come to the rescue. "We're working on a leadership project to create and ship care packages to local servicemen and se...
Community movers and shakers to be honored at annual gala
BREVARD -- The 1,557 square miles that make up Brevard County is full of people, who are committed to making a difference in the lives of those around them. To celebrate several of these local heroes, Eckerd will host the fourth annual Brevard Walk of Fame on Saturday, March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Radi...
Fire Chief to retire, assistant chief appointed to position
MELBOURNE -- Following 40 years of service, Melbourne Fire Department Chief Paul Forsberg is set to retire Friday, Feb. 28. Assistant Chief of Operations Chuck Bogle will take over as fire chief, following the retirement, City Manager Mike McNees said in a press statement. "We are fortunate to have someone...
Financial employee earns new title
BREVARD FirstWave Financial in Satellite Beach announced that one of its employees has earned the designation of Register Paraplanner. Following the completion of an in-depth course of study of the financial planning process, a three-month internship and an end-of-course examination, Leslie Carlson of FirstWave Financial earned the designation ...
Titusville's history is the theme of 'Afternoon in the Park'
TITUSVILLE -- If you have a hankering for history, you might want to visit The North Brevard Historical Museum. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the museum will host "Afternoon in the Park" at Fox Lake in Titusville from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. The day will be filled with historical an...
Human light show
Kira Mucha, 18, of Melbourne poses, while classmates Caitlyn Miller, 15, of Malabar and David Stephenson, 18, also of Malabar, paint with light at Palm Bay High School, Friday, Feb. 14. The photographic technique of 'Painting with Light' uses longer exposure times than normal photographs. The average photograph has an expos...
Diet - part of the puzzle to heart-healthy life
MELBOURNE -- Throughout the month of February, Hometown News has taken on the mission of providing our readership with a range of topics, regarding American Heart Month. Health First Medical Group physician Khalid H. Sheikh, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.C., who serves as director of general cardiology and echo-vas...
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 ...
Pet of the week
A 1-year-old Chocolate Labrador, 'Riley' is the extremely social pup of Rick and Bobbie Ray of Indian Harbour Beach. When he's not cooling off after a heated game of fetch, Riley enjoys watching The Dog Whisperer, playing with his blanket (he carries it with him when he's ready to nap) and munching on a nice, delicious tennis shoe. ...

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