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My Favorite Teacher Contest
Barnes & Noble, Inc., one of the nation's largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, has announced the start of the 2014 "Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest." The Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher program provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to tell their commu...
Attorney general urges Target customers to take advantage of free credit monitoring
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has urged all Florida residents who shop at Target stores to take advantage of one year of free credit monitoring, being offered by the retail company in the wake of the recent massive data breach. Target first reported a data breach, involving the payment card information of 40 million customers had been obtaine...
Attorney General Pam Bondi announces spread of anti-human trafficking message along Florida's Roadways
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and Attorney General Pam Bondi has partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation to spread the anti-human trafficking message along Florida's major roadways. Attorney General Bondi has worked to raise awareness about the prevalence of human trafficking and to encourage ...
Arts Notes - the Beaches
'Florida, Florida, Florida' on view The Strawbridge Art League presents its first art exhibit of the New Year, "Florida, Florida, Florida" on view at the West Melbourne City Hall, 2240 Minton Road, West Melbourne. The artists' reception is Friday, Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. The show runs through Friday, March 14. The works on display reflect Florida n...
Community notes - Beaches
Panther midfielder, forward honored The College Sports Information Directors of America released its Academic All-District teams recently for all NCAA Divisions. Florida Tech sophomore John Bocinsky was selected to the 2013-14 Men's Soccer All-Academic team for NCAA Div. II District Five. Florida Tech sophomore Ashley Vezina was selected to the...
Department warns: Don't fall victim to unlicensed CPAs
  Prepare for tax season by hiring state-licensed professionals   For Hometown News The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is warning Floridians of the danger of hiring unlicensed Certified Public Accountants to assist you and your business' financial needs. In Florida, CPAs are required to have a professional license.  Li...
NASA's Swift catches X-ray action at Milky Way's Center
Recent observations by NASA's Swift spacecraft have provided scientists a unique glimpse into the activity at the center of our galaxy and led to the discovery of a rare celestial entity that may help them test predictions of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in National Har...
Arts Notes - Melbourne
Last weekend for 'Shades of Blue' at gallery The first show of the year at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie (Melbourne) will remake a historical precedent. "Shades of Blue" will be the first member's show that will display its own views of the color "blue." Over time, artists, such as Picasso, took on this varied, deep, intriguing colo...
Community notes - Melbourne
Astronaut invites quilters to contribute a 'star block' International Space Station Expedition 37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, a lifelong lover of sewing, is inviting fellow crafters to join her in stitching together a global community space quilt. Ms. Nyberg, who was aboard the orbiting laboratory, recently shared a star-themed quilt b...
Obituaries
Dakota Virginia Beets Dakota Virginia Beets, 82, of Wood River, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne. Deborah Wilmoth Cates Deborah Wilmoth Cates, 59, of Melbourne, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Melbourne. Be...
Arts Notes - northern Brevard
City to host 12th annual exhibition Cape Canaveral Leisure Services Department and the Central Brevard Art Association will be hosting the 12th Annual Cape Canaveral Art Exhibition Jan. 24, 25 and 26 at the Cape Canaveral Library, 201 Polk Ave., Cape Canaveral. Hours for the show will be Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 ...
Community Notes - northern Brevard
Finalists named for employee of the year The field of nominees for Brevard Public Schools School Related Employee of the Year has been narrowed down to six finalists. The finalists are: Tim Mace, Purchasing and Warehouse Services; Sandra Woodard, Suntree Elementary School; Nancy Freese, DeLaura Middle School; Kathleen Reddy, Manatee Elementary ...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
Last weekend for 'Shades of Blue' at gallery The first show of the year at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie (Melbourne) will remake a historical precedent. "Shades of Blue" will be the first member's show that will display its own views of the color "blue." Over time, artists, such as Picasso, took on this varied, deep, intriguing colo...
Community notes - Palm Bay
'Young Adult of the Month' Florida Air Academy senior Robin Putira has received the "Young Adult of the Month" award by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, recognized for her academic excellence and school service. The January 2014 award was presented to Ms. Putira at a recent Chamber Business Breakfast, by Mr. Jim Ridenour, general man...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Last weekend for 'Shades of Blue' at gallery The first show of the year at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie (Melbourne) will remake a historical precedent. "Shades of Blue" will be the first member's show that will display its own views of the color "blue." Over time, artists, such as Picasso, took on this varied, deep, intriguing col...
Community Notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk added to warbird collection The A-4C Skyhawk is a highly regarded U.S. Navy attack aircraft. Originally deployed in the 1950s, the Skyhawk played a vital role in the Vietnam conflict. It proved amenable to new missions as an advanced pilot trainer, and even equipped the U.S. Navy aerial demonstration team, the Blue Angels, f...
Reports increase in Influenza activity
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County has received reports of Influenza cases from local hospitals, and has been receiving more and more reports of cases from the private physicians and laboratories. Some of the reported cases are in critical or serious condition. Influenza kills on an average approximately 36,000 people in the United...

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