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Unique event to focus on veterans
BREVARD -- Attention Space Coast veterans: be sure to check out a one-of-a-kind event this Friday, where the focus of the event is solely on you. One Senior Place will host the second annual "Every Day is Veterans' Day" on Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, which is free, is cosponsored b...
Beloved hometown band launches 50th season
BREVARD -- Since its establishment in 1965, the Melbourne Municipal Band has steadfastly carried on its mission to bring free concerts to Space Coast residents and visitors, while promoting music appreciation and education. Now, as the group kicks off its golden anniversary season, the Melbourne Municipa...
Inaugural gala, fundraiser to support lifesaving swim scholarships
BREVARD -- Since May 2010, one local organization has championed the mission of teaching the importance of water safety for little ones. Swim Safe Forever, which provides water safety education and scholarships for these lessons, will host its inaugural "Blast to the Past" gala on Saturday, Sept. 13 from...
Search continues for new Brevard County Fire Rescue chief
BREVARD -- Brevard County officials announced that Assistant Fire Chief Mark Schollmeyer would serve as the interim Brevard County Fire Rescue Chief, following the termination of Chief Larry Collins earlier this month. Interim Chief Schollmeyer, a 25-year-veteran with Brevard Co...
Bulldog spirit to shine at Melbourne High Alumni Reception
BREVARD -- Calling all Bulldogs: The 10th annual Mel-High Alumni Reception is set for Friday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Melbourne High School auditorium. The gathering will take place prior to the homecoming game and will include food, raffle prizes and a performance by the high school band. The event is org...
Conference designed to aid veteran-owned businesses
BREVARD -- Local veterans will receive a boost in business, following an upcoming conference at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne. The college's Small Business Development Center will host its annual "Veterans Conference" Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the King Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne campus, with a ...
Groundbreaking for Alzheimer's Care facility features local leaders
BREVARD -- A group of local officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Alzheimer's Community building last week. The groundbreaking at Grand Villa Senior Living Community in Melbourne for the Grand Villa's Alzheimer's Care Neighborhood featured appearances by Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan, among other ...
Family favorites aplenty at free concert
MERRITT ISLAND -- Get the family together, and make your way to the Merritt Island High School Auditorium, as the Community Band of Brevard presents "Family Favorites: the Music of Movies & Storybook Tales." The concert, which begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, is free to the public. "The board plans ...
Blake Shelton first headliner for 2015 Runaway Country Music Festival
BREVARD -- Much to the anticipation of country music fans from Brevard County and beyond, organizers of the fifth annual Runaway Country Music Festival have announced Blake Shelton as the first headliner for the March 20-22, 2015, event. Preparations are ...
Pets of the week
Two-year-old and 1-year-old pit bulls, 'Buck' and 'Heidi' are the sweet pups of Sylvia Darian Cooper of Port St. John. Never leaving their mommy's side, these cuties enjoy snuggling on the couch, playing tug o' war and car rides....
The Sept. 5 edition of the Hometown News contained an error. In the article titled "Memorial Jam event to honor local musician," the event is the Samuel D. Gorman Memorial Jam. Hometown News regrets the error....

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