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Annual surf festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend
BREVARD -- Surfers and spectators, grab your beach gear, as the 29th Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO/AM Surf Festival returns to Brevard County's beaches Aug. 25 to Sept. 1. This year's event will be the third year honoring the late world-class surfer Rich Salick, co-founder and three-time kidney recipient, who died in Jul...
Church helps children, families prepare for first day of school
PALM BAY -- School is back in full swing for both public and private school students. Thousands of students throughout the county are equipped with new backpacks, pens and pencils, composition books, rulers and all sorts of other school supplies; however, some of these students would not have the necessa...
Talking turtles
Jill Uttridge, a volunteer with The Friends of the Carr Refuge, talks about turtles during the Turtle Talk and Walk, held at the Barrier Island Sanctuary, Thursday, Aug. 14. Mrs. Uttridge talked about the species of turtles that nest in our area and the dangers they sometimes encounter. Many of the dangers being fluorescent...
Deputy city manager find new home in Melbourne
MELBOURNE -- The city of Melbourne will soon welcome a new deputy city manager, following a several-month search. Shannon Lewis was named the city's new deputy manger after being selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates from around the country. "I am appreciative and excited about the opportunity to join th...
Police Department accepting applications for V-COP program
MELBOURNE -- The Melbourne Police Department announced that it is currently accepting applications for a volunteer program. The Volunteer Citizens Observer Patrol (V-COP) training program is designed for volunteers to assist the police force with essential public services, including home checks, traffic safety, homela...
One with nature
Al Brayton of Titusville grabs a sample of a White Mangrove. He is a volunteer at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, who guided the Driving Tour, Saturday, Aug. 16. The visitors' center teaches about Florida's wildlife with a hands-on approach. Visitors can take a self guided tour around the center or the entire r...
Organization presses on with no-kill animal sanctuary
BREVARD -- An avid animal supporter, Katherine Johnson has worked diligently to help improve the lives of animals in need. Soon, her dreams of creating a no-kill animal sanctuary will become an actuality. "The journey to this point has been difficult," the president and founder of Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Inc. s...
EFSC recruits for 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator academy
BREVARD -- Those who are looking to study for a career in public safety, but only have time in the evenings to attend class, will have the opportunity to do so this September. Eastern Florida State College will offer a part-time 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator...
City attorney to resign Nov. 1
MELBOURNE -- Melbourne City Attorney Paul Gougelman announced his resignation from the City of Melbourne, as well as from several other municipalities, earlier this month. His resignation is effective Nov. 1. "It has truly been an honor to work with Mr. Gougelman for the past 10 years," said Kathy Meehan, mayor of Mel...
The Aug. 15 article titled "Two compete for District 51 Florida House of Representatives seat" contained an error. The correct date for the Primary Election is Aug. 26. Hometown News regrets the error....
Pet of the week
A cat with a 'catitude,' 'Pierre' is the 14-year-old adopted pet of Ian and Diane Sinclair of Merritt Island. He loves to catch lizards, watch birds from the perch on his patio and snuggle up next to his mom to watch TV....

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