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Happy 50th birthday, KSC
For the past five decades, the Kennedy Space Center has been the hub of every American-manned mission to space. In honor of the center's 50th birthday, NASA will give visitors the chance to see the Kennedy Space Center like never before,...
Local leaders put on their dancing shoes to benefit Brevard's youth
BREVARD - This weekend, Brevard leaders will dance the night away to raise money to offer a better life for the area's youth. "Dancing with Brevard" is back and entering its eighth year to gather funds for KLD Youth Foundation, which provides educational progr...
After more than two decades, beloved beachside crossing guard retires
MELBOURNE BEACH - If you've ever driven by Gemini Elementary School during school pick-up or drop-off hours, chances are extremely high that you've seen Rita Ydo helping students safely cross the street. But after 23 years of faithful service to the town of Melbourne Beach, Mrs. Ydo has decided to turn in her...
Local animal shelter named finalist in national competition
Increase in adoptions could win Central Brevard Humane Society $100,000 By Tammy Roberts Senior staff writer troberts@hometownnewsol.com BREVARD - Pet adoptions from the Central Brevard Humane Society can have an even larger impact in the coming months, as part of a national pet adoption competition. For the third consecutive year, the Americ...
From students to skilled workers
BCC matches programs with workforce needs By Meagan McGone mmcgone@hometownnewsol.com In a continuing effort to provide the area with a highly skilled workforce, Brevard Community College will add four new degree and certificate programs to its lineup in 2013. The associate of science degree in cyber security and the associate of science degr...
Yacht manufacturer to boost Brevard's economy
MERRITT ISLAND - A luxury yacht retailer recently announced its move to Brevard, and an estimated 220 jobs over the next two years could follow in its wake. Miami-based Bertram Yacht, a premium sport-fishing yacht designer and manufacturer, will move its...
Saving three birds with one quarter
By Brittany Llorente Staff Writer Brevard - In the first three months of 2012, the Brevard Zoo gave every person who purchased admission a chance to donate to the conservation efforts for three types of birds. When the Quarters for Conservation program was implemented last year, the program raised $43,886 for conservation projects both local an...
Local students help four-legged friends find homes
BREVARD - With a pet rabbit and a 4-year-old beagle, named "Hank," at home, Cameron Rowell, 12, knows what responsible pet ownership is all about. And for the past year, Cameron and more than 300 of his peers have shar...
Meet Florida's Young Dietitian of the Year
Brevard Public School's district dietitian specialist knows all about healthy living By Meagan McGone mmcgone@hometownnewsol.com BREVARD - In 2008, Lori Nelson became Brevard Public Schools' first-ever district dietitian specialist. Since then, she has implemented nutritional curriculums in the county's classrooms, started 31 school gardens a...
Florida, Brevard gear up for fall elections
Primary Election scheduled for Aug. 14; General Election Nov. 6 By Tammy Roberts Senior staff writer troberts@hometownnewsol.com BREVARD - It's that time of year again, as candidates and municipalities throughout the Space Coast prepare for the upcoming election season. And as the bridge between the people of Brevard and each political race, ...
FIT students get down to business
Group incorporates social media on international team project By Meagan Perle For Hometown News Students in a Florida Institute of Technology international business class are participating in a cross-cultural, eight-week project. Each of Tim Muth's 26 international business class students joined other students from different universities from...
A new kind of networking
Group increases social media awareness By Meagan McGone mmcgone@hometownnewsol.com BREVARD - When it comes to social media, small businesses in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., are the most savvy, according to a report by Radius, an analytics company. "Why should we be underdogs?" said Nora McFarland, CEO of social media marke...
Social Media 101
.What is social media? Social media is defined as Internet technologies that enable communication through the creation and exchange of user-based content. . What is Facebook? Facebook is a social networking service where users can create profiles, add other users as "friends" and exchange content, such as messages, photos and wall posts. Launched ...
Ask the Experts: Tips for success from the Board of Directors of Get Social Brevard
. Bob Rall Be consistent. "Don't go onto Twitter and tweet a couple of times. Be consistent across different platforms and within those platforms." . Stephanie Byrd Be relevant. "If you're using social media for business, understand what your customer is looking for." . Chris Conneen Be relational. "Get to know people, even in the virtual world."...
Furniture store named state's Distinguished Retailer of Year
For Hometown News The Florida Home Furnishings Representatives Association awarded Hudson's Furniture President Joshua Hudson and Vice President Adam Hudson, the Distinguished Retailer of the Year award for outstanding work dedicated to the furniture industry. "My father's business philosophy was to separate Hudson's Furniture from other furnit...
Local chefs head back to their roots
BREVARD - Dating back to his early childhood, Bill Farina has memories of his mother spending Christmas Day cooking up one of the family's favorite recipes - homemade manicotti. "Even now, walking in he...
Launching a passion
Former space worker immerses himself in art By Meagan McGone mmcgone@hometownnewsol.com For some, the word "retirement" produces images of exotic tropical oases or golf courses. Roger Elliott, a 64-year-old Cocoa resident, spends life after work in a 420-square-foot studio in his backyard, where his time spent creating pottery drastically dif...
Summer programs make students, parents happy campers
BREVARD - School is out for summer, but not to worry, parents, because camps are in. Various activities, ranging from ocean exploration to spaceflight experiences, offered throughout Brevard will keep students' minds sharp and bodies active u...
Man who robbed two banks pleads guilty
By Jay Meisel meisel@hometownnewsol.com VERO BEACH - A Dania Beach man told authorities that he visited banks in Vero Beach and Indialantic because he needed money to start a business. But authorities said Harvey Ward, 64, chose to rob the banks rather than apply for loans. Last month, facing two charges of bank robbery, Mr. Ward plead guilty ...
Bullseye on the QB
Satellite High School quarterback Cole Schell (7) passes the ball before being tackled by Hunter Kuhn (8) during their spring football game against Eau Gallie High School Friday, May 25 at the Eau Gallie Commodores' field in Melbourne. The Satellite Scorpions blanked the Commodores 19-0....
Meet the dancers
. Alexis Haridopolos, a 14-year-old student at Wade Christian Academy and the daughter of Mike Haridoplos, president of the Florida Senate . April Balmer, owner of PIP Printing on Merritt Island . Dr. Michael Diaz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Melbourne . Ina Brown, former executive vice president/secretary-treasurer for BAMSI, Inc., an en...

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