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Sister Run raises awareness for ovarian cancer
BREVARD -- In an effort to raise awareness for victims of gynecologic cancers, the 16th annual "Sister Run" is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 30 at Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach. The event, which is a certified 5K race coordinated by Running Zone, is sponsored by C.A.R.E. (Cancer Advocacy Resources and E...
New election procedure helps voters who fail to sign ballots
BREVARD -- Hundreds of Central Florida ballots were not counted in this Primary Election season, due to being sent out without a signature, but in Brevard County, the number of uncounted votes was relatively low. Officials from the Brevard County Elections Office said the county has received fewer unsigned ballots thi...
Supervisor of Elections announces student art contest
BREVARD -- In an effort to inspire future voters, the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections office will host a new contest that links civic duty and a passion for the arts. Supervisor Lori Scott has announced that her office will host the inaugural "Launch the Vote" student art contest, which is open to...
Pit Bull gets second chance; matched with local veteran
BREVARD -- On Saturday, Aug. 23, the difficult journey for one resilient Pit Bull took a turn for the better, taking him another step closer toward a happy ending. "Sonic," a former "death-row" Pit Bull, featured in Cesar Millan's "Love My Pit Bull" documentary, finally met his future owner. For the past six months, M...
Keeping a 'Promise'
Amber Skogaard of Palm Bay, and her grandmother, Beverly Skogaard, of Viera greeted guests, who attended the 4th annual Bowling for Promise event Shore Lanes in Melbourne on Saturday, Aug. 23. Promise in Brevard is a nonprofit organization in West Melbourne that will soon provide living and working opportunities for individ...
Viewing party to raise lung cancer awareness
COCOA VILLAGE -- Since its founding in 1913, the American Cancer Society has steadfastly carried on its pursuit of a cure for cancer. While there have been a tremendous amount of medical breakthroughs during the past century, the march toward finding a cure for all types of cancer continues. In an effort...
Grandparents to receive free admission to zoo
VIERA -- Brevard Zoo is offering free admission to all grandparents in honor of Grandparents Day. On Sunday, Sept. 7, grandparents will have free access to the zoo, courtesy of Hidden Potentials Tutoring and Courtney and Braswell Team of VALIC Financial Advisors. Olivia Wiggins, marketing communication coordinator for...
College announces expansion plans for Melbourne campus
BREVARD -- Eastern Florida State College recently announced the plan for an extensive expansion at the college's Melbourne campus. On Monday, Aug. 18, college president Dr. Jim Richey said the plan, which will cost $74.8 million, will be a major investment in the future of the school's students, as well ...
Crazy with color at the Get Up & Go Paint Run
Cody Wyckoff, 17, of Titusville dodged a cloud of color at the Get Up & Go Paint Run, held near Sand Point Park in Titusville, Saturday, Aug. 23. The event, organized by Hope for North Brevard, added a lot of color to a 5K or 10K run. As runners passed color stations, they were painted. For more information, visit www.hope...
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...
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 Telecommunicato...
Pet of the week
A 10-year-old Lhasa-Poo, 'Bouchée' is the cultured pet of Paulette Geligne-Vitez of Melbourne. Bouchée loves to travel to France, taste croissants and chase rabbits near her home in Melbourne. ...
In Season
Attention, Brevard nonprofits, studios, galleries, museums, playhouses, historical sites, symphonies, community clubs and support groups: The deadline for submission of your organization's events in the Hometown News' In Season publication this year, which will cover October 2014 through April 2015, will be Friday, Sept. 5. Please send your calend...
Primary election results for Brevard County
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