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Celebrate womanhood with One Senior Place
VIERA -- Beauty. Intelligence. Power. Grace. These are all words that accurately describe women. In celebration of the women of Brevard County, One Senior Place will host its seventh annual "Women's Day Extravaganza," Friday, May 17 from noon until 4 p.m. "When One Senior Place first opened, we realized that women...
Summer art camp provides outlet for expression
BREVARD -- For more than 20 years, the Renee Foosaner Education Center has provided an outlet of expression for Brevard County students. From June 4 to July 26, the education center will host this summer's "Have Art, Will Travel," camp....
BCC golf academy to be held this summer
COCOA -- Children will have the opportunity this summer to build new skills in one of the most widely played sports. The Brevard Community College P.J. Wilson/Henry Scott Youth Golf Camp and Minority Youth Golf Program tees off its 20th anniversary at BCC's Fred Gay Gold Academy in June, with pre-registration requ...
BCC holds last graduation ceremony
BREVARD -- A sea of black caps and gowns filled the King Center for the Performing Arts this week, as diplomas were distributed to Brevard Community College graduates for the last time. Thursday, May 16, marked BCC's final commencement ceremonies, in whic...
Raise the hoof!
Kim Fiore, 17, of Melbourne participated in a Hunter-Jumper Show at Wickham Park's equestrian center Saturday, May 11. She is riding 12-year-old 'Distant Fantacy' over a jump during competition. Elena has been riding competitively for about three years. The event not only showed the riders skills, but raised funds for HART:...
New program designed to save lives
PALM BAY -- On March 6, 2012, Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Barbara Pill was shot after stopping a vehicle in Melbourne in connection with a stolen property call from a local motel. Deputy Pill was transported to Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center ...
Demolition of Miracle City Mall set for the fall
BREVARD -- When given the task of showing developers that the city of Titusville is committed to economic projects, Holly Woolsey felt nervous. "My boss, Commissioner Robin Fisher, doesn't have little ideas," said Ms. Woolsey, legislative...
Covenant Christian School celebrates 20 years
PALM BAY -- Anniversaries are for celebration. These momentous occasions are full of jubilance and mark a time to reflect on the past. Covenant Christian School celebrated its 20th anniversary in style -- complete with 100 holes of golf, a fundraising walk and a banana split, spanning more than 300 feet! "This ce...
Keep calm and jump on
Marissa Robertson, 15, of Melbourne participated in a Hunter-Jumper Show at Wickham Park's equestrian center Saturday, May 11. She is riding 8-year-old 'Bindi' over a jump during competition. Elena has been riding competitively for about three years. The event not only showed the riders skills but raised funds for HART: Hid...
BCC adds more degrees in fast-growing job fields
Brevard Community College will begin offering six new associate degrees and certificate programs in 2014 in the fast-growth fields of aviation and health care. The move is the latest in a series of new opportunities BCC is initiating, as it becomes Eastern Florida State College on July 1. The name change will be accompanied by the launch of the co...
Boat race to zoom through Cocoa Beach
BREVARD -- Five days of offshore power-boat racing will hit the Space Coast May 15-19 during the fourth annual "Thunder on Cocoa Beach: The Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix." Sunday, May 19, is race day at the Cocoa Beach Pier, Alan Shepard Park and L...
Equine incline
Donna Metzger of Cocoa participated in a Hunter-Jumper Show at Wickham Park's equestrian center Saturday, May 11. She is riding 17-year-old 'Tex' over a jump during competition....
Hometown News takes 13 awards in national, state contests
The results are in from not one, but two newspaper competitions, and Hometown News brought home a combined total of 13 awards. "These awards illustrate the dedication and commitment the Hometown News team has, not only to their customers, but to the community as well," said Lee Mooty, general manager of Hometown News. "We look forw...
Crazy for comic books
Lilly and Jonas Sanders of Cocoa watch the magician, while holding onto their free comics on Free Comic Book Day Saturday, May 4, at Famous Faces and Funnies in Melbourne. The comic book shop will host a new event every Saturday in May, in which customers can choose as many as 10 free comics per day....
Correction
The May 10 article titled "BCC recruits for 911 public safety dispatch academy" contained an error. The correct email address for Tonia Graham is grahamt@brevardcc.edu. Hometown News regrets the error. ...
Pet of the week
A 3-year-old Umbrella/Citron Cockatoo hybrid, 'Karma' was rescued from Melbourne Avian Rescue by her mom Leslie Shinkawa Gallagher of Melbourne. Three of Karma's favorite things to do are playing with the computer keys, teasing the African Grey parrots and eating scrambled eggs with a spoon!...

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