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NASA Observatory selects educator teams for 2014 science flights
For Hometown News NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, will become a flying classroom for teachers during research flights in the next few months. Twelve two-person teams have been selected for SOFIA's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, representing educators from 10 states. Each will be paired with a professi...
Smoking: How long has it been?
For Hometown News It's been 50 years since the Surgeon General first reported that smoking causes lung cancer. Fifty years ago today, on Jan. 11, 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General reported for the very first time that smoking causes lung cancer in men and was a likely cause of lung cancer in women. In addition, the Surgeon General also reported th...
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...
Scam uses power bill as play for cash
For Hometown News Two local businesses have reported being victimized by a scam that seeks to use the local power company as a ploy to get personal banking and other information. A third business was contacted, but realized it was a scam before any money or information was provided. Florida Power & Light has warned its customers about phone cal...
Arts Notes - the Beaches
'Playwriting On The Fly' Playwrights Workshop of Brevard has teamed up with Surfside's Fearless Improv Brigade to bring "Playwriting on the Fly," a series of improvised stories: Segment I: Games People Play Segment II: Tales of the Script The show will last about an hour and a half, with a 15-minute intermission. The humor is family-friendly and...
Community notes - Beaches
NASA commercial crew partner achieves milestone Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met recently to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade. The detailed overview of safety practices the company is imp...
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...
Fighting for air
Dear supporters, Thank you for your support and partnership. We extend our deepest gratitude for making 2013 a year to remember. Your involvement brings the mission of the American Lung Association to life. We are incredibly thankful and pleased to tell you that with your support, we reached our year-end fundraising goal of $150,000. There is so ...
Arts Notes - Melbourne
'Playwriting On The Fly' Playwrights Workshop of Brevard has teamed up with Surfside's Fearless Improv Brigade to bring "Playwriting on the Fly," a series of improvised stories: Segment I: Games People Play Segment II: Tales of the Script The show will last about an hour and a half, with a 15-minute intermission. The humor is family-friendly and...
Community notes - Melbourne
NASA advances effort to launch astronauts again from U.S. soil NASA took another step recently to restore an American capability to launch astronauts from United States soil to the International Space Station by the end of 2017, subject to the availability of adequate funding. The agency's Commercial Crew Program requested proposals from U.S. c...
Military News - Melbourne
Benjamin A. Sharpe Air Force Airman Benjamin A. Sharpe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Sharpe is the son of Chong Cooper and stepson of Nick Cooper, both of Palm Bay. He is a 2008 graduate of Melbourne High School. Zachary R. Davis Zachary R. Davis has graduated from t...
Obituaries
Martha Matilda Sweeney Martha Matilda Sweeney, 91, of Barefoot Bay, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Melbourne. Sheldon Scott Johnson Sheldon Scott Johnson, 61, of St. Cloud, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Arrangements were by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne. Mari...
Arts Notes - northern Brevard
'Playwriting On The Fly' Playwrights Workshop of Brevard has teamed up with Surfside's Fearless Improv Brigade to bring "Playwriting on the Fly," a series of improvised stories: Segment I: Games People Play Segment II: Tales of the Script The show will last about an hour and a half, with a 15-minute intermission. The humor is family-friendly an...
Community Notes - northern Brevard
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...
Military News - northern Brevard
John P. Gigante Army Cadet John P. Gigante has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. Cadet Gigante is a student at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne. He is the son of Nicola and Eileen Gigante of Merrritt Island. Cadet Gigante graduated in 2008 from Edgewood Junior-Senior H...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
Local artist at Art and Antique Gallery Melbourne Beach artist Barbara Milford grew up in Hamburg, Germany, and was always interested in impressionists and modern art. Her inspiration to paint, however, came from her visits to the southwest United States, where she enjoyed the bright clear colors of the beautiful sunny countryside of Sedona. Ms....
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...
Military News - Palm Bay
Ryanne L. Brink Air Force Airman Ryanne L. Brink graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Brink is the daughter of Sherice Platt of Palm Bay, and Douglas Brink of Great Falls, Mont. She is a 2012 graduate of Bayside High School, Palm Bay. Benjamin A. Sharpe Air Force Airman Benj...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
'Playwriting On The Fly' Playwrights Workshop of Brevard has teamed up with Surfside's Fearless Improv Brigade to bring "Playwriting on the Fly," a series of improvised stories: Segment I: Games People Play Segment II: Tales of the Script The show will last about an hour and a half, with a 15-minute intermission. The humor is family-friendly and...
Community Notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
SHINE volunteers needed The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is currently recruiting volunteers to help Medicare beneficiaries in Central Florida. SHINE is a free, unbiased Medicare and health insurance information, counseling and assistance program, whose specially trained volunteers assist seniors in making informed hea...

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