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Officials break ground on Navy test facility
BREVARD -- The U.S. Navy, Space Florida, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast and Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll recently broke ground on a new Strategic Weapons System Ashore facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Space Florida and the ...
Indialantic's lights will go on
INDIALANTIC -- In July, a group of dedicated Indialantic residents stood in the hot sun waving signs, talking to passersby and even dressing as Santa, all to raise funds for a worthwhile cause. And it turns out that their efforts were not in vain; ...
It's make it or break it at the Founder's Day parade
Tae Kwon Do Instructor John Leep of Satellite Beach holds the boards that V.J. Colacitti, 12, of Indian Harbour Beach flies through the air to break during the Satellite Beach Founder's Day parade Saturday, Nov. 3. "Satellite Beach Goes Country" was the theme of this year's event....
School goes for the green
MELBOURNE BEACH --With increased school budget cuts, Gemini Elementary is constantly seeking out grant opportunities to support education among its students. "One way to do this is apply for grants that align with Gemini's missio...
That's my ball!
Bayside High School soccer player Mikalia Gardner pushes back Lady Scorpion Ally Blair, while trying to keep the ball away from her during their junior varsity soccer game at Satellite High School Thursday, Nov. 15....
Indian Harbour Beach ranks 11th in National Recycle Challenge
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH -- With two months left in the SC Johnson Green Choice Challenge, Indian Harbour Beach is currently ranked 11 out of the 50 communities, competing across the country. The first-ever SC Johnson Green Choice Challenge, which began in July an...
Boy saves brother from choking
INDIALANTIC -- Shortly after their parents went to sleep, brothers Colby and Jared Spragins of Indialantic, stayed up watching TV. Six-year-old Colby popped a red-and-white-striped peppermint into his mouth and began to choke. Jared, 11, was quick on his f...
Television station returns to independent programming
BREVARD -- As of Thursday, Nov. 15, local television station, WBCC-TV, has returned to independent public programming. This return to independent programming follows a recent partnership between Brevard Community College and the University of C...
Paddleboarding in paradise
Annette Armstrong of Melbourne leads her students into the next pose during her paddleboard yoga class on the water near Front Street Park in Melbourne. Ms. Armstrong has teamed up with Melbourne Beach eco-tour company Riding His Waters to hold the paddleboard yoga classes a few Saturdays each month....
Startup airline could bring services to Brevard
BREVARD -- A Portland-based startup airline may soon open its operations in Melbourne. At a recent meeting, the Melbourne Airport Authority approved an item on its agenda that would give incentives to Elite Airways for bringing its operations to the Melbourne International Airport. "What the Melbourne ...
Making a cut for lacrosse
Yulia Jackson of Cocoa Beach gives Rachel Colloredo, 13, of Cocoa Beach a haircut at the Cocoa Beach Lacrosse Booster Club's Cut-A-Thon fundraiser at the Cocoa Beach Recreation Complex. Hair stylists donated their time and talents to raise funds for the new men's and women's lacrosse teams that will start play at C...
Thrift shop to raise funds for animal sanctuary
BREVARD -- For one organization, providing a safe and loving home for animals in need is the ultimate goal. To fulfill this dream, members of the Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Inc., hope to build a no-kill, state-of-the-art animal sanctuary in Central Brevard. "We hope to raise enough money to create a no...
Heading for the goal
Bayside High School soccer player Priscilla Numa kicks the ball downfield during her junior varsity soccer game against the Satellite High School Lady Scorpions at Satellite High School Thursday, Nov. 15....
Environmental efforts
Brevard County environmental specialist John Whipple of Rockledge shows Marie Montemurno of Viera where to drill the hole on top of the rain barrel she made at Rockledge Gardens. The rain barrel kit included a 55-gallon barrel, faucet, flexible downspout, leaf filter, and a DVD of instructions for building, install...
Correction
The Nov. 9 article, titled 'Elves for Elders campaign provides necessities to seniors' contained an error. The wish list for seniors will be available at the District 5 Commission office and Community Credit Union locations throughout Brevard, not Space Coast Community Credit locations. Hometown News regrets the error....
Pet of the week
A 12-year-old beagle/lab mix, 'Kody' is the happy, loving pup of Michelle Green of Cocoa Beach. A strong fighter with a gentle soul, Kody will be undergoing surgery soon to have part of his lower jaw removed, as a result of cancer. Some of his favorite activities include playing with stuffed animals, laying in the sun and going for long walks....
What a card!
Tom Westermeyer of Viera displays his baseball card collection at the Rockledge Sports Card Show at the Knights of Columbus hall in Rockledge Saturday, Oct. 27. Mr. Westermeyer has been collecting cards for 50 years, since he started as a child....

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