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Stakes are high for inaugural 'Casino Night'
BREVARD -- Get ready to ante up, all for a great cause. On Saturday, April 26, Promise in Brevard will host its inaugural "Casino Night," a special gala event, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. in Cocoa. Featuring dozens of classic, Vegas-styled casino games, as well as a sile...
Catching some air
Pat Hall of Sebastian catches some air during the Crowd Control Air Contest, Sunday, April 20 at the Easter Surf Fest at Cocoa Beach. The contestants held onto a ski rope, attached to a small motor. The device powered the surfers through the water to see who could jump the highest. Pat took second place....
Meerkats continue to entertain Zoo attendees
BREVARD -- At the Brevard Zoo, a group of children, with exhausted parents rushing behind them, gather outside an exhibit. They shout excitedly, pointing and screaming at the zoo's newest $500,000 attraction: a group of seven meerkats from South Africa. "I've never seen a meerkat exhibit as big, as interactive and as...
Ready to rock the rainbow
The Born sisters of Palm Bay show off their running outfits before the Run or Dye 5K run at the Palm Bay Campus of Eastern Florida State College, Saturday, April 19. Brelyn, 2, Kinzie, 4, and Tamara, 6, were ready to run. The idea behind Run or Dye is that volunteers throw powdered dye on runners at they pass, making for a ...
Focus on the future: newspapers get fresh look
No, you're not seeing things. Our newspaper has a new look! For nearly a decade, we, at the Hometown News, have worked diligently to provide our readers - that's you! - with a one-of-a-kind product that is exclusive to our area, in that we work hard to highlight the people, places and activities that make our communities so unique. Now, with a fre...
Space Coast to host super boat grand prix
BREVARD -- Get ready to hear the roar of several dozen super boats, as they race one another along one of Florida's most famous beaches. On Wednesday, May 14 through Sunday, May 18, "Thunder on Cocoa Beach," the Space Coast's Super Boat Grand Prix, will storm the beaches of Port Canaveral to world famous...
A colorful run
Darby and Matt Mcelyea of Melbourne prepare to participate in the Run or Dye 5K at the Palm Bay Campus of Eastern Florida State College, Saturday, April 19. The idea behind Run or Dye is that volunteers throw powdered dye on runners as they pass, making for a colorful finish. More than 4,000 people participated in the run, ...
Nice turn
Corey Howell of Melbourne shows off his moves during the Crowd Control Air Contest, Sunday, April 20 at the Easter Surf Fest at Cocoa Beach. The contestants held onto a ski rope, attached to a small motor. The device powered the surfers through the water to see who could jump the highest....
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers paddle sports class
BREVARD -- The responsibility of being a safe boater rests not only on motorized watercraft, but on those, who enjoy paddle sports, as well. On Saturday, May 10, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 17-09, will host Paddlesports America, a safety class for paddlecraft operators, from 9 a.m. ...
For the thrill
Justin and Hailee Patnode of Viera enjoy a high-flying ride at The Space Coast Spring Fair, Saturday, April 19. The fair is located next to Space Coast Stadium and will be going on until April 27. The fair will open at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday....
Medical center receives recognition for standard of care
BREVARD -- A local medical organization was recognized this month for having "the highest standards for quality cancer care." Cancer Care Centers of Brevard received a three-year certification on April 7 for meeting quality standards, defined by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affili...
It takes two to tango
Ed and Kymmie Martinez of Cocoa Beach show off their skills during the tandem surf demonstration at the Easter Surf Fest held at Cocoa Beach, Sunday, April 20. The Surf fest, held Friday through Sunday, brought surfers and enthusiasts together next to the Cocoa Beach Pier. A couple on and off of the beach, Kymmie and Ed ha...
2014-15 Head Start Program
Brevard Public Schools will offer the Head Start Program at selected schools, with a limited enrollment, for the 2014-15 school year. Head Start is a free, early learning program to provide a foundation for school readiness for children, 3-5. To be eligible, a child must: Be 3 or 4 on, or before, Sept. 1, 2014 Be a resident of Brevard County Meet ...
Man receives 30 years in prison for starving, caging son
BREVARD -- A Titusville man, classified as being "mentally inadequate" by a psychological IQ scale, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for starving and caging his son. Michael Marshall, 40, plead guilty to starving his then 12-year-old son in 2012, as part of a plea deal, offered by prosecutors and assistant state att...
New heights
Bryson Holder, 8, of Viera takes flight on a ride at The Space Coast Spring Fair, Saturday, April 19. The fair is located next to Space Coast Stadium and will be going on through April 27....
Sheriff's Office hopes to 'enhance' Animal Services with merger
BREVARD -- Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said that the department hopes to "enhance" current procedures already in place, as it takes over the county's Animal Services and Enforcement Department this year. On Tuesday, March 18, the Brevard County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of merging animal services ...
Can-do attitude!
Left: Divine Mercy Catholic Academy students Logan Mendoza, Garrett Spears, Noah Halgren, Matthew Ziegler and Harry Sierra pause for a quick picture in front of their 'Can-gineering' project. Right: Divine Mercy Catholic Academy student Nick Sidor takes a quick break from assembling a giant shoe made entire...
Pet of the week
A 1-year-old red and white Siberian Husky, 'Raylan" is the energetic pup of Ed and Shirley Parker of Melbourne. Some of Raylan's favorite things to do are go to the park and play with his best friends 'Kula,' and 'KnickKnick,' meet up with his treat buddies, 'Jerry' and 'Jack,' and cruise in the car in search of new friends....

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