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Merger complete between Harris, L3, with plans to expand local workforce

Merger complete between Harris, L3, with plans to expand local workforce

Merger complete between Harris, L3, with plans to expand local workforce The merger of Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies Inc. to become L3Harris Technologies Inc. is complete, and it's a deal officials expect will boost the Space Coast economy. The combined company has plans to expand its Brevard County workforce, although details have not been disclosed. Headquartered in Melbourne, L3Harris now is the largest aerospace and defense company based in Florida, as well as Florida's eighth-largest...

Bill eliminating VA loan cap signed into law

Bill eliminating VA loan cap signed into law

Bill eliminating VA loan cap signed into law Lawmakers eliminate the cap rather than raise loan fees to fund veteran benefits The Department of Veterans Affairs can now back VA loans that exceed the conforming loan limit, as a bill eliminating this cap was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Tuesday night. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act allows homebuyers to borrow above the 2019 limit of $484,350 for most counties without any down payment. HW sits down with LoanCare...

As Melbourne Beach’s nesting green sea turtle population skyrockets, UCF researchers are trying to better understand why

As Melbourne Beach’s nesting green sea turtle population skyrockets, UCF researchers are trying to better understand why

As Melbourne Beach’s nesting green sea turtle population skyrockets, UCF researchers are trying to better understand why In 1978, when the federal government listed green sea turtle breeding colonies in Florida as endangered, the widely adored species seemed to be on the ropes in this part of the world. Hope for thriving future populations was limited at best. Years of human-caused degradation to the species' nesting and feeding habits had taken its toll. In 1993, more than a decade after some...

Tips for Making Tough Decisions About  Senior Home Care

Tips for Making Tough Decisions About Senior Home Care

Tips for Making Tough Decisions About Senior Home Care Seniors have several options when it comes to home care, from aging in place to assisted living facilities. While these options may seem fairly straightforward, deciding how and where you receive senior care can be extremely difficult. It’s common for seniors and their family members struggle with this decision. So, whether you’re in need of home care right now or you’re trying to. be proactive for the future, here are some tips to help...

New to the Market: 4/3½ Turn-key Beachside Dreamhouse

New to the Market: 4/3½ Turn-key Beachside Dreamhouse

New to the Market: 4/3½ Turn-key Beachside Dreamhouse 300 2nd Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903 4beds 3.5baths 3,178sq ft 0.23acres lot Spanish/Italian Influenced with a Modern Twist! Be Impressed with this ''2014'' Luxury Custom home w/ every window & door hurricane rated! This beautifully designed masterpiece brings beach living at its finest in the beach town of Indialantic. The details are endless as you walk through this 4BR/3.5BA home that offers a library, craft room & a walk in pantry...

Sales tax holidays offer tax savings for Florida families

Sales tax holidays offer tax savings for Florida families

Sales tax holidays offer tax savings for Florida families Back-to-school sales tax holiday, lower business rent tax, tax relief for hurricane preparation and recovery passed  The Florida Senate recently passed House Bill 7123, Taxation. The legislation will deliver broad-based tax relief to families and businesses across the state with a focus on sales tax holidays that offer tax savings for Florida families preparing for the upcoming 2019 hurricane season and the 2019-2020 school year,...

Restaurants across Brevard plan special meals to celebrate Mother’s Day (Florida Today)

Restaurants across Brevard plan special meals to celebrate Mother’s Day (Florida Today)

Restaurants across Brevard plan special meals to celebrate Mother’s Day (Florida Today)It's almost “Mother’s Day,” or should it be “Mothers’ Day”? Either way, Brevard dining institutions have special menus in store for mom and the family on May 12, and that includes Florida Institute of Technology’s Panther Dining Hall, which will host the fourth annual Mother’s Day Brunch Around the World from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The ambitious menu will include specialties from Lebanon, Spain, Mexico, China,...

Here’s why I support Recycle Brevard — and hope you’ll want to be part of it, too

Here’s why I support Recycle Brevard — and hope you’ll want to be part of it, too

Here’s why I support Recycle Brevard — and hope you’ll want to be part of it, too I’ve been volunteering now with Recycle Brevard for more than five years. During that time it’s become clear to me that very few people realize just who Recycle Brevard  really is and, more particularly, what Recycle Brevard does. That fact was brought home in a big way during the recent back-and-forth on the ever-changing list of acceptable recyclable items through the county’s contract with Waste Management. I...

Looking for Easter brunch spots? Here’s a roundup of what’s happening across Brevard

Looking for Easter brunch spots? Here’s a roundup of what’s happening across Brevard

Looking for Easter brunch spots? Here’s a roundup of what’s happening across Brevard In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it, you may have headed home from church to a wonderful, traditional holiday meal in days gone by, and perhaps still do. But some prefer to dine out, Florida-casual or otherwise, and a number of restaurants in Brevard County will offer special Sunday brunches April 21, Easter. Here's a sampling of what's available. Remember, call for reservations, as some places...

Sea Turtle Healing Center at the Brevard Zoo Takes in Influx of Green Sea Turtles

Sea Turtle Healing Center at the Brevard Zoo Takes in Influx of Green Sea Turtles

Sea Turtle Healing Center at the Brevard Zoo Takes in Influx of Green Sea TurtlesBREVARD ZOO STILL DOES NOT KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING THIS INFLUX OF NEW PATIENTS BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Just two weeks ago, the Sea Turtle Healing Center at the Brevard Zoo admitted 13 green sea turtles over the course of a weekend. Since then, the zoo staff has been hard at work taking in even more patients. Between then and now, the Brevard Zoo has taken in an additional nine green sea turtles—six of...