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Middle school student earns rank of Eagle Scout at early age
BREVARD -- Each year, hundreds of young men are honored by becoming Eagle Scouts, which is the highest rank possible in Boy Scouts. But very few of these hard-working students are only 13 years old. Aaron Johnson, an eighth-grader at Hoover Middle School in India...
Classic car show to raise funds for next year's Fifth Avenue lights
INDIALANTIC -- The Indialantic tradition of saving the holiday display on Fifth Avenue continues on Friday, Dec. 7, as Classic Reflections Car Club will be hosting a fundraiser at Nance Park. Bill Antonetz, a member of the Classic Reflections Car Club for six years, said the Indialantic Fifth Avenue Light Di...
Atlantis' new home
Director of Project Development and Construction, Tim Macy, explains to members of the media the process of how Space Shuttle Atlantis was shrink wrapped for safety, hoisted in the air and then tilted on its side at its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Thursday, Nov. 29. Atlantis' new $100 milli...
BCC supports governor's challenge to offer education for less
MELBOURNE -- After Gov. Rick Scott announced his recent "Governor's $10,000 Degree Challenge," more than half of the 28 institutions in the Florida College System have jumped onboard. And Brevard Community College is one of those institutions. BCC President Jim Richey praised the plan, saying he stron...
Angry Birds brought to life
Alex Montgomery, 5, of Suntree pulls back hard on the 'Angry Bird' catapult before letting go in order to try and knock down a prize. Suntree Elementary School held its annual fall festival on the school grounds Saturday, Nov. 17, with lots of games, food and performances by music students....
Embraer to build $24 million technology center in Melbourne
MELBOURNE -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined representatives from the Space Coast for the groundbreaking of the new, $24 million Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA at the Melbourne International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Gov. Scott w...
Local health organization awarded certificate of accreditation
MELBOURNE -- Brevard Health Alliance has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation, distinguishing the organization as one that provides the highest quality of care to its patients. "Accreditation reflects that Brevard Health Alliance is committed to providing high-quality care, as well as a med...
Police discover person of interest in Rockledge homicide
ROCKLEDGE -- A person of interest for a murder that occurred in Rockledge last month remains in the Brevard County Jail on an unrelated charge, Rockledge Police said. Investigators have established a possible connection of this individual to the Nov. 16 murder of Antonio Knight, 23, of Rockledge. On the mo...
Santa and friends come to the beach
SATELLITE BEACH -- The children of the Space Coast have been good this year, and for their efforts, Santa will be stopping by for a visit. This year's Santa's Party will kick off at the David R. Schechter Community Center on South Patrick Drive on Dec. 8. The two-hour event, scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m....
Life is a slope for Space Coast Ski Club members
BREVARD -- Feb. 5, 2011: Fifty-one Brevardians arrive by plane in Denver and travel by tour bus to the Berthoud Pass - a high, steep, dangerous cut that crosses the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains of Central Colorado. That evening, after making it safely to their destination, a massive snow storm moved...
Adding the finishing touches
Cindy Michaud of Melbourne adds some paint to her mixed media art piece during the ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival Saturday, Nov. 17. The 'plein-air' show in Melbourne lets artists exhibit their skills by publicly demonstrating how they create their artwork....
A different kind of canvas
Amanda Shaw of Palm Bay sketches on the sidewalk during the ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival Saturday, Nov. 17. The 'plein-air' show in Melbourne lets artists exhibit their skills by publicly demonstrating how they create their artwork....
Recreation department seeks volunteers to build new playground
PALM BAY -- Ahoy, mates! The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help construct a pirate-themed playground this month. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Palm Bay Parks and Recreation representatives broke ground on the new...
Swing, batter batter, swing!
Alexsia Sacerdote-Crook, 6, of Suntree takes a swing during the baseball batting practice game. Suntree Elementary School held its annual fall festival on the school grounds Saturday, Nov. 17, with lots of games, food and performances by music students....
Indian Harbour Beach ranks 11th in National Recycle Challenge
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH -- With two months left in the SC Johnson Green Choice Challenge, Indian Harbour Beach is currently ranked 11 out of the 50 communities, competing across the country. The first-ever SC Johnson Green Choice Challenge, which began in July an...
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier, 'Lexi' is the loving pup and BFF of Karyn Schad Harrington of Indialantic. Some of Lexi's favorite activities include patrolling the yard and catching squirrels, sleeping in her parents' bed, snuggled between their pillows, and going for rides in the car....
Holiday Recipe Contest
What goes better with the holidays than great food? We, at Hometown News, are giving our readers an opportunity to share their most crowd-pleasing recipes this season. The winner of the contest will have his or her recipe printed in the Dec. 21 edition of Hometown News, as well as displayed on our Facebook page. Just email us the following inform...
Correction
The Nov. 23 article reviewing Coach's Grill in Indialantic contained two errors. A feature item on the restaurant's menu, the Norfolk dog, was incorrectly named the Nordic dog. Also, the name of the basketball team that restaurant owner Ricky Michaelsen coaches is called the Florida Phoenix. Hometown News regrets the errors....

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