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NASA's Spinoff 2012 features new space tech
A plant texts a farmer to say it needs more water. An invisible coating scrubs pollutants from the air. A robot roams a hospital's halls, aiding doctors and nurses by recording vital signs and registrations. The 2012 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication captures a nation and world made better by advancements originally achieved for space t...
Arts notes - Beaches
Twenty-four-hour art challenge The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has announced its March exhibition and fundraiser. "What a Difference a Day Makes" 24-hour art challenge, is a special exhibit of art, in which 24 artists will have a 24-hour period in which to create an artwork, based around a small set of prompts and guidelines to be revealed that da...
Community notes - Beaches
Art committee needs volunteer The District Five Commission Office is looking for a volunteer to fill an opening for the Art in Public Places Advisory Committee. The Art in Public Places Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners to the selection of works of applied art. You do not need to live in District Five...
Local man wins 'Volunteer of the Year' award
For Hometown News During an awards' ceremony, celebrating the contributions of more than 500 statewide volunteers, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Program announced Joseph "Joe" Schuerger, as the award winner of the "Arnie Abrams Volunteer of the Year." Mr. Schuerger is a local Brevard County vo...
Warbird airshow to recognize the 70th anniversary of The "Memphis Belle" B-17
For Hometown News The B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" was one of 12,750 B-17s built by the Boeing Aircraft Company. The Belle was the most famous because she was the first heavy bomber in the European war theatre to complete 25 combat missions, with the same crew, and return to the United States with that crew. The "Memphis Belle" and her ...
Arts notes - Melbourne
Twenty-four-hour art challenge The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has announced its March exhibition and fundraiser. "What a Difference a Day Makes" 24-hour art challenge, is a special exhibit of art, in which 24 artists will have a 24-hour period in which to create an artwork, based around a small set of prompts and guidelines to be revealed that da...
Community notes - Melbourne
Financial services representative celebrates 20 years Nicki Biamonte, financial services representative, financial advisor and investment advisor representative with MetLife, recently celebrated 20 years of service with the company. Ms. Biamonte focuses on helping individuals and businesses with insurance protection, through life, disability in...
Military news - Melbourne
Ashley K. Bernat Air Force Airman Ashley K. Bernat graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Bernat is the daughter of Kim and Jim Bernat of Melbourne. She is a 2012 graduate of Eau Gallie High School, Melbourne. Garrett L. Castor Army Spec. Garrett L. Castor has returned to the U.S. after...
Obituaries
Opal L. Cantrell Opal L. Cantrell, 84, of Melbourne, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 560 Montreal Ave., Melbourne. John R. Carver John R. Carver, 81, of Melbourne, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Arrangements were by Beach Funeral Homes, 4999 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Herbert Lee Fre...
Arts notes - north Brevard
Fun with fabric for adults Create a beautiful, floral art piece in the impressionist tradition, using fused snippets of fabric in place of paint strokes. No sewing machine is required. Cost is $30. Optional kit includes everything you need for $15 more.) The class will be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Art Gallery of Viera in ...
Community notes - northern Brevard
A grant for childhood literacy The Junior League of Central & North Brevard has presented Lisa Rose, doctor of family medicine at Brevard Health Alliance, with a donation (mini grant) of $800 to purchase books for the Reach Out and Read program. Reach Out and Read provides free books to patients of Brevard Health Alliance, aged newborn through ...
Military news - north Brevard
Nathaniel B. Waring Air Force Airman Nathaniel B. Waring graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Waring is the stepson of Zorita Young of Titusville, and brother of QuanJulia Price of Washington, D.C. He is a 2010 graduate of Astronaut High School, Titusville. Dan E. Brewer Army Sgt. 1st...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
Twenty-four-hour art challenge The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has announced its March exhibition and fundraiser. "What a Difference a Day Makes" 24-hour art challenge, is a special exhibit of art, in which 24 artists will have a 24-hour period in which to create an artwork, based around a small set of prompts and guidelines to be revealed that da...
Community notes - Palm Bay
Advisory committee volunteer needed The District Five Commission Office is looking for a volunteer to fill an opening for the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Recreation and Education Advisory Committee. The program provides recommendations for public access, passive recreation and environmental education on EEL Program-managed conserva...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Twenty-four-hour art challenge The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has announced its March exhibition and fundraiser. "What a Difference a Day Makes" 24-hour art challenge, is a special exhibit of art, in which 24 artists will have a 24-hour period in which to create an artwork, based around a small set of prompts and guidelines to be revealed that da...
Community notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Surfers rescue loggerhead sea turtle Sea turtles have survived for more than 150 million years, however, marine reptiles are threatened by humans, who are competing for their natural habitat. This is especially true in Florida, which hosts the highest number of nesting sea turtles in the continental United States.   Recently, the Sea Turtle Pre...
FP&L gives teachers thousands for projects
  Twelve teachers in Brevard County have just received a total of $9,985 in grants from Florida Power & Light Company to fund classroom projects, which aim to teach students about energy. Though, in today's economy a robust science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is essential to ensure students' competitiveness, funds for...

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