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Food truck event to benefit Alzheimer's Association
BREVARD -- The Space Coast's marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families is ramping up to host a one-of-a-kind fundraiser next week. One Senior Place will host the inaugural "Food for Thought," a food truck dinner extravaganza on ...
Incumbent, two challengers vie for State Senator seat
BREVARD -- Three candidates will rally for your votes in the upcoming race for the Florida State Senator, District 16 seat. Incumbent Thad Altman will face Lloyd Stanton French and Monique Miller in the Primary Election. Candidate Monique Miller did not respond to Hometown News' request for an interview ...
Cold-Blooded animals to grace the zoo on Labor Day weekend
BREVARD -- Brevard Zoo will host its annual Labor Day weekend event from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Cold-Blooded Weekend allows guests to be immersed in the world of cold-blooded animals, said Olivia Wiggins, marketing communications coordinator for Brevard Zoo. "This event allows the zo...
Ready for school
Willow Luger, 4, of Indian Harbour Beach took part in the back to school activities, held by the Kidgits Club at Melbourne Square Mall, Saturday, Aug. 9. Willow received a Hawaiian Lei from Becky Nagel of Pineapple Cove Academy, while Rachel Nagel, 10, of West Melbourne and Beth Moran of Indialantic, look on....
College accepting applications for at-risk youth program
BREVARD -- Eastern Florida State College is striving to make a difference in the lives of Space Coast residents, and this time the institution is reaching out to a seemingly unlikely set of individuals. Applications are currently being accepted for the free Space Coast YouthBuild program, which helps you...
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...
Challenger, incumbent face off for District 50 State Representative seat
BREVARD -- Two Central Florida residents will vie for your votes at the polls this upcoming election, as they compete for the State Representative, District 50 seat. George Collins will challenge incumbent Tom Goodson for the coveted Florida House seat. State Representative Goodson did not respond to Hom...
It's Supergirl!
Kira Constantino, 4, of Melbourne dressed as 'Super Girl' at the second annual Florida Comics Experience, held at The Eau Gallie Civic Center. This convention brought comic book and other popular art fans together with vendors and artists to celebrate at one of Brevard County's first comic book conventions. ...
Back-to-School animal adoption deals
BREVARD -- It's the final weekend of summer vacation for Brevard County Public School students, but a very special group of furry and fuzzy students have been in class all summer long. The academic advisors at the Brevard County Animal Care Centers have done the math and will offer cats, kittens, dogs and puppies to approved a...
Three compete for circuit judge seat
BREVARD -- Three residents have qualified to vie for the Brevard County Circuit Judge, Group 19, seat this primary election. Donna Goerner, Mitch Krause and Stacy Susan each have qualified. Mitch Krause and Stacy Susan did not submit their answers to Hometown News before press time. Basic information about the candida...
Circuit Judge Group 13 seat sought after by three challengers
BREVARD -- Three Space Coast residents will rally for your votes to become the 18th Circuit Judge, Group 13 seat. Samuel Bookhardt III, George T. Paulk and Christina Sanchez are the hopefuls in the nonpartisan race, as the honorable Judge Moxley is set to retire at the end of his term. Basic information ...
A cultural event
Neha Shah of Melbourne and Hememi Shah, Jigi Shelat, Nisher Patel, Miral Patel, Shiteel Patel and Minal Patel, all of Titusville, performed a traditional dance in traditional Indian clothing during the India Day celebration, held at the Melbourne Auditorium, Saturday, Aug. 9....
Two compete for District 51 Florida House of Representatives seat
BREVARD -- Two Space Coast residents will face off at the polls this upcoming election for the State Representative, District 51, seat. Republican incumbent Steve Crisafulli and Democrat challenger Joe Murray will each vie for your votes in November's General Election. Basic information about the candida...
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...
Superheroes unite
Brian Hague and Brooke Jasper, both of Palm Bay, chat with Amanda Lindstrom of Sebastian, while awaiting results from the costume contest at the second annual Florida Comics Experience, held at The Eau Gallie Civic Center. This convention brought comic book and other popular art fans together with vendors and artists to cel...
Zoo receives state recognition for ecotourism
BREVARD -- Brevard County is officially home to the only zoo in the state to receive state recognition for its ecotourism. In late July, representatives from Brevard Zoo announced that the facility had been awarded the Gold Level certification by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism. Brevard Zoo is currently the...
India Day
Diya Patel, 7, and Riddhi Shah, 7, both of Titusville dressed in traditional Indian clothing at the India Day celebration held at the Melbourne Auditorium, Saturday, Aug. 9....
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...
Pet of the week
A 7-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 'Chelsea' is the gorgeous puppy of Bonnie Venable of Merritt Island. Some of Chelsea's favorite pastimes are playing with the children in her neighborhood, chasing her ball and snuggling (on just about anyone's) lap....

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