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Annual gala to be a 'wagging' good time
BREVARD -- In an effort to continue its mission of caring for thousands of abandoned pets, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host its third annual "Tuxes & Tails" Gala on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Cocoa Civic Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $75 per person or $150 per couple. There ar...
Melbourne High graduate seeks financial help for dream college
BREVARD -- Ciara Glionna is a star on the rise. The recent Melbourne High School graduate, 18, with her eccentric, yet unbelievably inspiring style, has always been comfortable living life in the limelight. This summer, Ciara was accepted to the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New Yo...
The cat's meow
Anna Shadrina of Melbourne holds her cat, 'Gold Rebel D'oaxaca' at the American Cat Fanciers Association cat show in West Melbourne, Saturday, Aug. 2. The association brought cats and cat lovers from all over the state to show their cats. Gold Rebel is a 17-month-old British Shorthair....
Three face off in Port Authority election
CAPE CANAVERAL -- Several north Brevard residents will rally for your votes at the polls in the upcoming Canaveral Port Authority District 3 election. Wayne Justice, Mark Anthony Rieman and four-year incumbent Frank Sullivan will all vie for the coveted seat. Mark Anthony Rieman did not return Hometown N...
Three vie for city council seat 4
PALM BAY -- Three residents have qualified to run for Palm Bay City Council Seat 4 this fall. Bill Rettinger and Jeffrey Bailey will challenge incumbent Kristine Marie Isnardi for the seat. Bill Rettinger did not submit his answers to Hometown News before press time. Basic information about the candidates is as follows...
Six vie for County Commissioner seat
BREVARD -- Six Space Coast residents have qualified for the County Commission, District 2, race this upcoming election. Jim Barfield, Michael Hartman, JJ McCurry, Chuck Sheridan, Jack Felix Smink and Ron Taylor are the District 2 hopefuls. Candidate Chuck Sheridan did not submit his answers to Hometown N...
Staying on track
Peter Rudloff, 3, of Satellite Beach runs an N scale model train, Saturday, July 26 at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa, with the help of his father, Alex, and observed by mom, Kathryn, and brother Andrew, 18 months. The railroad was set up by the Florida East Coast Railway Society. This 80-foot-long train is an accurat...
Candidates to challenge incumbent for House seat this Primary
BREVARD -- Four Brevard County residents have qualified to run for the Brevard County House of Representatives District 53 seat this election season. David Kearns, Tim Street and Kourtney Ann Waldron will challenge six-year incumbent John Tobia in the Primary Election on Aug. 26. Democratic candidate Santa Isabel Wright...
New security to go into effect this school year
BREVARD -- This school year, a new security system will be in place for Brevard County Schools. Companion Corp's "KeepNTrack" program will go into effect this 2014-15 calendar year in response to "the community's request for improved security in our schools," said Ginger Blair, a spokeswoman from the Brevard County Pu...
Here, kitty, kitty!
Gwen Hornung of Grant-Valkaria holds her cat, 'Suds' at the American Cat Fanciers Association cat show in West Melbourne, Saturday, Aug. 2. The association brought cats and cat lovers from all over the state to show their cats. Fourteen-month-old Suds was found abandoned behind Suds & Scissors in Palm Bay....
Simon Kidgits Club to host interactive, back-to-school activities
Simon, a leading global retail real estate company, is holding a special celebration to help young students and parents across the country "make the grade," even before the school year begins. Families are invited to score an "A+" in preparedness and entertainment with Simon Kidgits Club's annual Back-to-School event at Melbourn...
Attention, voters: Important election information
Primary Election Day: Aug. 26, 2014. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting: Aug. 16-23, 2014 Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early voting locations: Titusville Elections Office, Kiwanis Island Park, Viera Regional Community Center, Space Coast Association of Realtors, Max K. Rodes Park, Palm Bay El...
Nine compete for County Commission seat
BREVARD -- Nine Brevard County residents have qualified for the County Commission, District 4, race this fall. David Armstrong, Richard Charbonneau, Gregory Jones, Bill Klein, Richard Lacey, George Lebovitz, Mike McCarty, Curtis Smith and Frank Zilaitis will vie for the seat in the partisan race. Basic information abo...
A helpful start
Tricia Smart of Palm Bay, Julli Rodriguez of Rockledge, Cheryl Maerkle, 7, of Merrit Island, Erica Sanford of Rockledge, Victoria Sanford, 12, of Rockledge, and J.J. Graff, 13, of Rockledge hand out binders to students in the gym at Clearlake Middle School in Cocoa, Saturday, Aug. 2. The Brevard County Schools Foundation he...
Three challenge incumbent for School Board, District 5 seat
BREVARD -- Four residents have qualified for the Brevard County School Board District 5 seat this fall. Denise Coyle, Dale Davis and Dean Paterakis will challenge incumbent Andy Ziegler for the seat. Denise Coyle did not submit her answers to Hometown News by press time. Basic information about the candidates is as fol...
Company to hire 300 new jobs
BREVARD -- One global company announced that it will be hiring 300 new jobs in Melbourne this year. TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer experience solutions, announced that the company will be expanding its "Customer Experience Center" in the Space Coast, and is ...
One with nature
Ashley Zimmerman, of the Riverwalk Nature Center in Rockledge shows off a Diamond Back Terrapin at Palm Bay Library, Friday, July 25. The touch tank from Riverwalk Nature Center has been making its way around to local libraries this summer....
College to host informational session
PALM BAY -- Are you interested in making a career change into one of the most rapidly growing fields? Eastern Florida State College will host a public information session for those interested in learning about the Nursing and Health Sciences programs of...
Grant helps organization offer free STD testing
BREVARD -- Brevard County's very own Pregnancy Resources recently received a grant from the Community Foundation of Brevard, which will help the organization offer free testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Executive director Freddi Woodford said that the grant, which was for an undisclosed sum, wil...
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, 'Spooney Luv' is the outdoorsy pup of Karen Jaeger. Some of Spooney's favorite things to do are kayak, play fetch with his racquet ball and skateboard down the street....

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