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Area mom launches hunger initiative with free meal for teens
BREVARD -- Thanks to the efforts of one Palm Bay woman, there will soon be such a thing as a "free lunch." The financial and emotional struggles of Vanessa Scott have prompted the mother of four to launch the Child Hunger Project, an initiative to provide free meals to children and teens every Saturday afternoon. M...
Jazzing things up
Melbourne resident Ron Pirtle on bass, Melbourne resident Doug Grover on drums and Melbourne Beach resident Dan Wilborn on the saxophone, played jazz at the King Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, Sept. 21. The trio represented the Space Coast Jazz Society and performed during the annual Cultural Arts Showcase. The sho...
Scott Center to host fall autism workshops
BREVARD -- The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology announced that the organization will host a series of free monthly workshops through the end of the year. These workshops target parents, educators and professionals and will feature faculty and personnel from Florida Tech's School of ...
Performing arts
Brittany Flanagan and Corey Beattie, both 17 and from Port St. John, showed up in costume at the King Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, Sept. 21. The ladies represented The Viera Studio for the Performing Arts during the annual Cultural Arts Showcase. The showcase brought about 60 arts-related organizations together u...
'Spook'-tacular fun to be had at Brevard Zoo
BREVARD -- Ghastly ghouls, whimsical witches and friendly creatures of the night will take over the Brevard Zoo every weekend for its annual "Boo at the Zoo" celebration. Dates for this year's event are Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 12; Friday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 19; and Friday, Oct. 24 ...
Ace of bass
Jacob Fine, 6, got the chance to play stand-up bass, with assistance from Faun Holley, 17, a member of the Brevard Youth Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Sept. 21, as part of the orchestra's musical instrument 'petting zoo.' Both are residents of Melbourne Beach....
Art studio celebrates 10 years in Brevard
BREVARD -- Ten years ago, friends Therese Ferguson and Debbie McElwain founded an art gallery and studio where artists could create, teach and invite the public to meet them personally. On Friday, Oct. 3, Art and Antique Studio and Gallery will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the...
Brevard Zoo and Florida Tech to host Science Cafes
BREVARD -- Brevard Zoo will join forces with Florida Institute of Technology this year to help bring scientific education to the public. The Science Café is scheduled for 6 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month from October to June at Tradewinds Restaurant at Duran Golf. Olivia Wiggins, marketing communications co...
The force is strong
Nicholas Reynolds of Palm Bay, Jason Brennan of Rockledge, Paul and Shannon Sexton of West Melbourne, John McDonald of Merritt Island, Sady Garcia of Deltona, Gena Headrick of Cocoa and John McDonald of Merritt Island showed up in costume at the King Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, Sept. 21. The group represented th...
Police search for attempted robbery suspect
WEST MELBOURNE -- Investigators are asking the public for help in identifying a West Melbourne attempted-robbery suspect, in an incident that occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall Caucasian male, in his early- to mid-30s, with facial hair and curly, dirty-blonde hair. A...
Showcasing art
Lee Osgood of Melbourne showed off her painting skills at the King Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, Sept. 21. She represented the Strawbridge Art League during the annual Cultural Arts Showcase. The showcase brought about 60 arts-related organizations together under one roof....
Indialantic woman found guilty of murder in love-triangle case
INDIALANTIC -- On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Sheila Graham-Trott was found guilty of murdering her then-estranged husband's lover and was immediately sentenced to life in prison, the maximum sentence. Ms. Graham-Trott was charged with the first-degree, premeditated murder of Kelly Brennan, an Indialantic residen...
Jury delivers guilty verdict in road rage trial
BREVARD -- William Sherwood, the man, who stood accused of gunning down Brevard resident John Pratt during a road rage incident in March 2013, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The verdict was reached after nearly nine hours of intense deliberation, during which the jury re...
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old rescue cat, 'Riley' is the prestigious pet of Gail Oliver and John Martin of Palm Bay. Riley enjoys teasing the dogs, snuggling with his adopted parents and sitting on top of his owner's truck, surveying his 'kingdom.'...
The Sept. 19 article, titled "Scavenger hunt to benefit Alzheimer's Foundation," contained an error. The correct name of the organization hosting the event is the Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation. Hometown News regrets the error....

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