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Arts grant to allow students to tell their stories
TITUSVILLE -- The new year started out with quite a bang for one local organization. The Brevard Cultural Alliance was awarded with a $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts grant, which will give high school students, who live in Titusville, the opportunity to participate in a video storytelling project i...
Brevard man turns 104, credits golf, his wife
VIERA -- According to Berkeley scholars, the life expectancy in 1910 was 48.4 years old. Viera resident Bernie Hutten has more than doubled those odds, and will celebrate his 104th birthday in March. His secret to longevity? "I never smoked a cigarette, I never drank alcohol, and I golfed damn near every day," Mr...
Card, game party to raise money for museum
MERRITT ISLAND -- Break out your favorite board games and your lucky deck of cards, all for a great cause next weekend. On Saturday, Feb. 21, the Brevard Museum Guild will host its annual Patriotic Card and Game Party at the Veteran's Memorial Center on Merritt Island from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guild i...
Wildly fun races at zoo this weekend
VIERA -- Lace up your sneakers, and bring the family along for a one-of-a-kind race this weekend. On Saturday, Feb. 15, Running Zone will host its eighth annual 3K at the Brevard Zoo. There will be two back-to-back races. "No Monkey Business," the first race, begins at 7 a.m. and is geared toward more se...
New aerial platform truck to make fire department more efficient
MELBOURNE -- The Melbourne Fire Department is determined to improve its fire ground operations, with the purchase of a new vehicle. The department acquired a new aerial platform truck, a Sutphen SP-95, on Jan. 26, and the fire staff began training exercises the last week of January. "The truck will allow t...
Earning their patches
Girl Scouts Victoria Luppino, 9, and Hannah Norris, 8, both of Melbourne, stack complete meals on a pallet at the Children's Hunger Project event, held at FIT's Clemente Center, Saturday Feb. 8. More than 2,500 volunteers helped package $110,000 worth of food for Brevard County children. The Children's Hunger Project sends ...
Beach Boys to make stop in Melbourne
SUNTREE -- Spanning generations with their music, these kings of harmony have traveled the globe and shared the stage with artists worldwide. And this month, Brevard County is fortunate enough to experience its legendary sounds, as the Beach Boys, including several of...
Local college in running for national honor
BREVARD -- Eastern Florida State College continues to collect a wide range of accolades in recent months. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Eastern Florida State College was named among the top 150 colleges in the nation, vying for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Prize is a highly pre...
'Children, helping children,' marks the theme of walkathon
WEST MELBOURNE -- Students at Calvary Chapel's Melbourne campus will be helping other children in the community by raising funds through a walkathon on the school campus from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 12. The idea was the brainchild of Angela Richardson, a parent of 7-year-old Alyssa, a second grade studen...
Heart talks target seniors
BREVARD -- Seniors searching for an outlet to learn about healthier living styles to combat heart disease are encouraged to attend a lecture at the Freedom 7 Senior Community Center this month. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the center is hosting a lunch and learn event about high blood pressure and heart disease, w...
Clean water declaration to protect Florida water
PALM BAY -- High-profile members of the Space Coast community are making a commitment for cleaner water, following the signing of a declaration in January. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Palm Bay Councilwoman Michele Paccione signed a Clean Water Declaration in front of the Palm Bay City Hall Annex Building. Counc...
Aerospace company to expand in Titusville
TITUSVILLE -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced that a business expansion is coming to Titusville. North American Surveillance Systems, Inc., has chosen Titusville's Space Coast Regional Airport as the site to expand and consolidate its fixed and rotary-wing aircraft bu...
Packaging meals for many
Rikke Rosseli, 17, a foreign exchange student from Norway, wraps meals, with 'host' mother Kim McDonald of Merritt Island at the Children's Hunger Project event, held at FIT's Clemente Center, Saturday, Feb. 8. More than 2,500 volunteers helped package $110,000 worth of food for Brevard County children. The Children's Hunge...
American Red Cross launches 'Pet First Aid' app
BREVARD -- Pets are certainly part of the family for many Space Coast residents, and when disaster strikes, it is important to make sure each family member is taken care of. In the event of an emergency, the American Red Cross launched the "Pet First Aid" application for iPhone and Android users on Thursd...
Celebrate Spring: We want your event listings
Attention, Brevard organizations, churches, nonprofits, clubs and businesses: Hometown News is putting together a calendar listing for its upcoming Celebrate Spring publication, and we need your help. If you have an upcoming event that you'd like to promote that will take place between April 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2014, please email your listing ...
Pet of the week
A 3-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua mix, 'Zoe' is the resilient pup of Jem and Gail Golden of Port St. John. Zoe is blind and was rescued from the North Brevard Animal Shelter two years ago. She loves playing with throw rugs, jumping in piles of leaves and going for car rides....

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