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Recreation department needs new pontoon boat for island maintenance
SATELLITE BEACH - The staff at the Satellite Beach Recreation Department said it is in dire need of a pontoon boat in order to maintain Samson Island. Samson Island has been owned by the city of Satellite Beach since 1991 and is located within the city's boundaries on a 52-acere island in the Banana River....
What are we voting for?
BREVARD - Less than a week remains until voters flock to the polls to decide the next president of the United States. To better prepare readers for the big decision of 2012, Hometown News has provided an overview of Democratic President Barack Ob...
Best way to measure an alligator
JoAnn Heenan of Titusville, a volunteer for the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, shows brothers Kennyel, 9, and Kenneth, 11, Hernandez of Rockledge the way to tell the full size of an alligator by just measuring from the eyes to the nose. Every inch equals a foot of size, meaning this gator was twelve and h...
Event teaches Brevard the three R's
BREVARD - What is green, lots of fun and benefits needy children in Brevard? Recycle Brevard's second annual "Recycling Fun: Toy Swap/Drop Off," which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Viera Regional Park. Organized in honor of America Recyc...
I-95 to increase to six lanes in North Brevard
BREVARD - Drivers in North Brevard County using Interstate-95 may experience delays for the next three years, but the economic impact of the construction may make the slight delay worth it. Brevard County District One Commissioner Robin Fisher, the North Brevard Economic Development Zone and the Space Coa...
The pumpkin king
Zyler Emmons, 3, of Cocoa Beach, relaxes among the pumpkins at the First United Methodist Church pumpkin patch in Cocoa Beach....
Brevard 'steps up' for down syndrome
BREVARD - Brevard County is encouraged to "Step Up" for county residents living with Down syndrome on Saturday, Nov. 3, for the 10th annual "Step Up For Down Syndrome Advocacy Walk." The event will feature a 1-mile walk and will include face painting, pony rides, Brevard Zoo a...
Shops, businesses and green energy, oh my!
PALM BAY - There's no place like Emerald City, where the economic possibilities of this future "green" city have officials in Palm Bay following the yellow brick road to prosperity. Emerald City, which will be located at the future interchange ...
A precious pumpkin
Troy Couch, 7 months, of Palm Bay, is dressed as a jack-o-lantern as he sits among all the pumpkins at the Wesley United Methodist Church pumpkin patch. The church's yearly pumpkin patch also includes a hayride and snacks for the children....
Operation 'Felon Sweep' nets hundreds in Brevard
BREVARD - Within a 22-day period, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, along with the Florida Sheriff's Task Force, arrested 501 individuals on felony charges in the county. Operation "Felon Sweep" was an initiative by the Florida Sheriff's Task Force, which aimed...
Road project reaches milestone
PORT ST. JOHN - On Friday, Oct. 19, a Brevard County Public Works street repaving initiative in North Brevard reached a 100-mile goal with the completion of a resurfacing project on Devon Street in Port St. John. The initiative, issued by the Board of County Commissioners in January 2011, was paid for thro...
Viva Brevard Festival!
Rebecca Chilcott, 17, of Palm Bay, gets in the festival spirit by hanging up and wearing different kinds of Mexican sombreros during the first-ever Viva Brevard Festival. The event celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month and included Hispanic foods, dancing and music....
Brevard commissioner honored for economic development efforts
BREVARD - As a result of his efforts to spruce up the north end of the county, Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher was honored with the 2012 Gary R. Cunningham Distinguished Service Award. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at its annual meeting at the King Center, the Economic Development Commission of Flori...
Two Men and a Truck start program to aid homeless vets
BREVARD - In an alliance with the Volunteers of America Shelter in Cocoa, Brevard-based company Two Men and a Truck launched the "Movers for Military" program in Brevard County. The unique program is designed to aid homeless veterans throughout the county. Two Men and a Truck, the largest-franchised moving...
Pet of the week
No, you're not seeing double. This week's "Pet(s) of the Week" were so cute, we couldn't bear to split them up. Two-year-old Papillons, 'Presley' and 'Bella' are the playful pups of Diana Racca of Palm Bay. Some of their favorite things to do are play Frisbee, hunt for lizards and play dead....

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