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Brevard Community Chorus holds auditions in September
BREVARD -- For those wishing to share their singing voices with the world, auditions for the Brevard Community Chorus will be held in September. Following the first rehearsal for the group on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m., the group will audition new members to get a feel for their voices, as they prepare fo...
'Aces for Autism' introduces tennis to children with autism
BREVARD -- Children with autism will have the opportunity to thrive on the court Sept. 7, learning a wide range of skills related to the game of tennis. "Aces for Autism Tennis Clinic," a free tennis clinic for children ages 5-15, is designed for those, who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, an...
Home sweet home
The Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children, in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, dedicated a new home Saturday, Aug. 24. The home was built primarily by Habitat for Humanity Women Build volunteers. Pictured are Angela Copeland, Amy White, Dolly Scully, Mat White, Nick Lewis, Brian Bussen, Joe Ga...
Grammy winner to grace Brevard stage
TITUSVILLE -- J.T.'s Bluegrass will be kicking off the new concert season with bluegrass royalty, Marty Raybon. Mr. Raybon, who had four no. 1 country hits in his career as lead singer with the band Shenandoah, will perform Friday, Sept. 6 at the Emma Parrish Theatre in Titusville. The concert begins at ...
Palm Bay Police Department earns reaccreditation
PALM BAY -- The Palm Bay Police Department received re-accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation for the second time on Friday, Aug. 16. The Department, which initially received accreditation in 2007, must renew accreditation every three years. The department was also one ...
Life-saving exercises on the water
Members of Brevard County Fire Rescue and Brevard County Ocean Rescue gathered at the Sebastian Inlet State Park Friday, Aug. 23 for Ocean Rescue training for the southern-most stations on S.R. A1A: Stations 64 and 65. Sebastian Inlet no longer has lifeguards on duty, so the South Brevard stations handle rescue cal...
EFSC fall term features first students to earn bachelor's degrees
PALM BAY -- As students gathered at Eastern Florida State College on Monday, Aug. 19 for their first day of classes, some began their studies as the college's first students eligible to earn four-year bachelor's degrees. On July 1, 2013, Brevard Community College transitioned to Eastern Florida State Coll...
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 section this year, which will cover October 2013 through March 2014, will be Saturday, Aug. 31. Please send your calenda...
Creating art from the heart
Volunteers Laura Altier of Melbourne, Mary Altier of Melbourne and Emma Walker, 15, of Melbourne Beach work on an art project with Eric Holmes, 9, of Melbourne at the Scott Center for Autism Open House Saturday, Aug. 24. The Scott Center for Autism at Florida Tech provides care for those with autism and performs research, a...
Citizens' Academy provides inside look into law enforcement
BREVARD -- On Sept. 17, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office will begin its first Citizens' Academy for the year. "This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking at law enforcement, as a career, to get a clear understanding of who we are and how we provide our services to the community," said Lt. Mike ...
Woodturner is featured artist for local gallery
BREVARD -- New Jersey transplant Gary Christensen has always had an artist's touch. "Artistic creative hobbies have been a part of my life for over 40 years," Mr. Christensen, who is now a resident of Palm Bay, said. "Oil painting led to acrylics and other media." Mr. Christensen, who also dabbled in call...
A wave of talent, excitement
Wiley Robinson, of Melbourne Beach, shows his skills, as he spins over the top of a wave at Sebastian Inlet State Park Friday, Aug. 23....
Algae growth crippling Indian River Lagoon system
By Estella R. Fullmer For Hometown News BREVARD -- The St. Johns River Water Management District updated area residents Wednesday, Aug. 21, on efforts to combat environmental problems in Indian River Lagoon, Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River Lagoon. About 45 concerned citizens attended a meeting at Edgewater City Hall to discuss the issues. Will...
Gun buy-back program designed to create safer streets
PALM BAY -- Law enforcement agencies across the county participated in this year's "Kicks for Guns" on Thursday, Aug. 22. The campaign aided in the collection of more than 1,000 firearms throughout Central Florida, including 103 in Cocoa, 89 in Palm Bay and 98 in Titusville. Sgt. Ron Lugo of the Palm Bay P...
Overcoming adversity
Alexis Emerick and her mother, Cindy, of Port St. John, play a game of cornhole Saturday, Aug. 24 at F. Burton Smith Park, which some might say is a miracle. On April 27 of this year, Alexis' neck was broken, causing her to be paralyzed. Her family, friends, staff at Holmes Regional Medical Center and the Shepherd Center in...
The Aug. 23 article titled 'NKF Surf Fest to attract talent, spectators Labor Day weekend' contained an error. The correct pro-division sponsors are as follows: Ron Jon Surf Shop is sponsoring the $5,000 Men's Pro Division Angel/Anarchy is sponsoring the Women's Pro Division Steve Casanova is sponsoring the Luke Mackin Junior Men's Pro Division V...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old Shih Tzu-Maltese mix, 'Cosmo' is the active, yet snuggly, pup of Leslie Bishop of Melbourne. Some of Cosmo's favorite activities are going for rides in the car, going on walks, wrestling with his siblings and cuddling with his mommy....

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