Brevard County

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Recent News

Florida Coast to Coast Parrish Park Trailhead Public Meeting to be Rescheduled

Brevard County, FL -- The public meeting to present and discuss the proposed trailhead at Parrish Park from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, has been canceled. A new time and date will be determined.CPH, Inc., an Architectural/Engineering firm…

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Local State Of Emergency Declared In Preparation Of Hurricane Dorian's Arrival

Brevard County, FL. -- A local State of Emergency was declared for Brevard County on Thursday in response to the pending threat of Hurricane Dorian, which is slowly edging toward Florida's east coast and expected to make landfall Monday morning as a…

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Four Brevard County Locations Designated For Free Sandbag Distribution on Friday

Brevard County, FL -- In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, four locations throughout the county will be used for sandbag distribution on Friday (Aug. 30) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.The distribution locations are:- Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay…

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Food Service Vendor Sought For Canova Beach Park

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation - South Area Parks Operations is seeking a food concessionaire to operate at Canova Beach Park, 3299 Highway A1A Indian Harbour Beach, and offer food items for sale to the general public such…

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Central Area Parks Operations District 4 Administrative Board Meets July 11

Cocoa, Fla. -- A regular meeting of the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Parks Operations District 4 Administrative Board will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Central Area Parks Operations Office located at 840 Forrest…

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Scottsmoor Landing Boat Ramp is Re-Opened on June 7, 2019

Mims, FL. -- The Scottsmoor Landing Boat Ramp, located at 2400 Huntington Ave in Mims, has re-opened on Friday, June 7. The boat ramp and dock were closed on Tuesday, April 18, for canal dredging and construction of a new dock.Located in the…

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Kiwanis Island Park Boat Ramp is Re-Opened on June 7, 2019

Merritt Island, FL -- The Kiwanis Island Park Boat Ramp, located at 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road on Merritt Island, has re-opened on Friday, June 7. After extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, the boat ramp and dock were closed on Monday, April 29,…

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EEL Program Selection and Management Committee Meets May 29

Brevard County, FL. - A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program's Selection and Management Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at the…

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Members Sought for Port St. John Small Area Study Committee

Brevard County, FL -- District 1 Commissioner Rita Pritchett is looking for residents of Port St. John who would like to serve as a member of the Port St. John Small Area Study Committee.If interested, please send your resume to…

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Beach Rental and Food Services Concessionaire Sought for Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Parks Operations is seeking a beach rental and food services concessionaire to operate at Lori Wilson Park, 1500 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. The food services…

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Brevard County's Brevard Delivers Newsletter for First Quarter 2019

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Beach Rental and Food Services Concessionaire Sought for Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach

Brevard County, FL. - Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Parks Operations is seeking a beach rental and food services concessionaire to operate at Lori Wilson Park, 1500 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. The food services…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Rescinded in Barefoot Bay

Barefoot Bay, FL - A precautionary boil water notice in place since March 11 in areas of Barefoot Bay has been rescinded following repairs and completion of the bacteriological survey indicating the water is safe to drink. The boil water notice is…

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EEL Program Qualifying Committee Meets March 19

Brevard County, FL. - A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program's Qualifying Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners will be held from 3 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in the Parks and Recreation…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued for Areas of Barefoot Bay

Barefoot Bay, FL - The relocation of a water main as part of a stormwater improvement project has prompted a precautionary boil water notice for residents in the following areas of Barefoot Bay: -Kiwi, Sapodilla, Lychee, Persimmon, Loquat,…

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Earth Day Festival at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Brevard, FL -- The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program will be holding this year's Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. During this free event, guests will have the opportunity to see…

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Reclaimed Water Outages Expected for Viera and Parts of N. Melbourne

Brevard, Fla. –- Starting Feb. 20, through the next 3 to 4 weeks, residents living north of Pineda Causeway in Melbourne and in Viera who are supplied with reclaimed water from Brevard County, should expect outages to their reclaimed water…

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Volunteer Scientist Sought By County Commission For Eel Program Advisory Committee

Brevard county, FL - The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program is seeking volunteers to serve on the Selection and Management Advisory Committee. The committee serves as an expert scientific advisory committee to the County…

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Brevard County News - Brevard Ocean Rescue Hosting Flexible Lifeguard Tryouts through February 9

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Ocean Rescue is hosting flexible tryouts for seasonal lifeguards through Feb. 9.Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from February to October for the 2019 year.Those wishing to try out need to schedule a…

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EEL Program Selection and Management Committee to Visit Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary West February 3, 2019

Brevard County, Fl - The Environmentally Endangered Lands Program's Selection and Management Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, will be visiting Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary West from 9 a.m. - noon on…

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Brevard Ocean Rescue to Host Lifeguard Tryouts On February 2, 2019

Brevard County, Fl - Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host tryouts for seasonal lifeguards on February 2. Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from February to October for the 2019 year.Those trying out should meet at Rockledge High School's…

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Brevard County News - Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued in Mims Area

Mims, FL -- Due to a water main break in Mims, a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents living at the following addresses:- All of Rudge Drive, Watts Drive, Tom Court, Jaydee Drive, Trieste Drive and Webb Court.- Holder Park…

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Brevard County News - Boil Water Notice Rescinded in Mims Area

Mims, FL - The Jan. 25, 2019, precautionary boil water notice for select addresses in the Mims area has been rescinded. These addresses were under the boil water notice, but bacteriological testing has confirmed the water is safe for…

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EEL Program Selection and Management Committee to Visit Fox Lake Sanctuary Jan. 5

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. - The Environmentally Endangered Lands Program's Selection and Management Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners will be visiting Fox Lake Sanctuary from 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday, Jan.…

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Brevard Ocean Rescue to Host Lifeguard Tryouts on January 5

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host tryouts for seasonal lifeguards on Jan. 5. Ocean Rescue is looking to fill 50 positions.Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from March to October for the 2019 year.Those trying out…

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Brevard Delivers, Brevard County's Quarterly Report, Now Available

Brevard County, FL - Brevard Delivers, Brevard County Government's quarterly newsletter, is now available. The newsletter can be found at this…

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Commissioner Curt Smith Appointed to Central Florida Expressway Authority

Brevard County, FL. – Commissioner Curt Smith, who represents District 4 on the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, has been appointed to the Central Florida Expressway Authority to represent Brevard citizens’ interest on…

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Brevard County Seeks Citizen Input Through 'Speak Up Brevard'

Brevard County, Fl. - Once again it's time to "Speak Up Brevard."In an effort to provide a formal process for citizens to submit recommendations to Brevard County Government, and as a result of charter amendment, Brevard County is implementing a…

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Road Closure Announced for Dec. 1 Merritt Island Holiday Parade

MERRITT ISLAND, FL -- Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will close Courtenay Parkway (SR 3) from Grove Boulevard to Merritt Avenue and Merritt Avenue east to Plumosa Avenue at 9:30 a.m. until approximately noon. on Saturday, Dec. 1, for the…

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Brevard County Commission District One Newsletter - Fall 2018

Happy Thanksgiving – God Bless AmericaIt has been a great 2018 and there is so much in our lives tobe thankful. A special thank you to all the men and women who have served our great nation in the military, we honor you this…

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Brevard County Seasonal Lifeguard Towers Close; 5 Year-round Towers Maintain Operations

Brevard, FL - Brevard County Ocean Rescue has announced that the county’s seasonal lifeguard towers closed Sunday, October 28. The County’s 5 year-round towers will remain in operation until the Spring.Brevard County Ocean Rescue is…

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Red Tide: Volunteers Asked to Help Keep Brevard Beautiful's Beach Cleanup Effort

Brevard County, FL -- Volunteers who are helping Keep Brevard Beautiful rid county beaches of dead fish that was ashore as a result toxic red tide algae are being heralded for their cleanup efforts, but the best intentions of others have created a…

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Beachgoers: Heed Precautions After Confirmed Red TideConditions Along Portions of Brevard Shoreline

Brevard County, FL – Beachgoers in southern areas of Brevard County are advised to take precautions following confirmation Wednesday of red tide conditions that have tested at a high level in Satellite Beach and been detected at medium to…

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Brevard County Emergency Management Officials Join Michael Recovery Efforts

Brevard County, Fl – Brevard County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser and Emergency Management Planning Coordinator Kate Dean were deployed to the Florida Panhandle on Thursday as part of a six-member Emergency Operations Center…

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Brevard Delivers, Brevard County's 3rd Quarterly Report for 2018 is Now Available

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard Delivers, Brevard County Government's 3rd quarterly newsletter, is now available. The newsletter can be found at this…

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Cocoa West Community Center in Cocoa to be Closed for Renovations

Cocoa, FL – The Cocoa West Recreation Complex Community Center, located at 230 South Burnett Road in Cocoa, will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, Sept. 10. Estimated completion is early 2019. Funding for renovations to the…

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Sykes Creek Bridge Repairs Will Linger into 2019

Brevard County, FL. — Sykes Creek Bridge at Sea Ray Drive on Merritt Island will remain closed to traffic into the year 2019 based on the latest projection of how long it will take the County to recoup nearly $3 million in federal funding to…

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Crisis Counseling Assistance Available for Witnesses of Park Shooting Incident

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – 2-1-1 Brevard and the Titusville Police Department will offer crisis counseling assistance to families and witnesses to a shooting incident that occurred Saturday at Isaac Campbell Park in Titusville. The shooting…

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Barrier Island Groundwater Test Results Register Well Within EPA Standards

Brevard County, FL -- Results of water quality samples from four County groundwater wells on the Barrier Island measure well within Environmental Protect Agency safety standards for drinking water, according to lab results received Friday by Brevard…

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Emergency Text-to-9-1-1 Now Available in Brevard County

Brevard County, fl – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizoncellular phone customers in Brevard County now have the option to Text to 9-1-1in an emergency beginning today (Wednesday July 25,) following technologicalupgrades at the…

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Brevard County Government's 2nd Quarter Report Now Available Online

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard Delivers, Brevard County Government's second quarterly report for 2018, is now available online at http://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardDelivers.Brevard Delivers, which is produced through partnership between Brevard County…

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Brevard County Receives $35M Federal Funding for Beach Restoration and Protection

Brevard County, Fl – More than $35 million has been earmarked for beach restoration in Brevard County under a 2018 Work Plan funding list released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The Work Plan includes approximately $28.4 million for…

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Rescinded: Precautionary Boil Water Notice No Longer in Place in Barefoot Bay

Barefoot Bay, FL -- A precautionary boil water notice issued Tuesday, May 22nd for residents of Barefoot Bay, living south of Micco Road at the following addresses, 248-261 and 600-624 Dolphin Circle and 8264-8268 Brown Road, has been rescinded.The…

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EEL Program Selection and Management Committee to Visit Grant Flatwoods Sanctuary on June 2, 2018

The purpose of this site visit is to receive a tour of publicly held conservation lands to assess ecological management accomplishments. Please RSVP no later than noon on Friday, June 1.For further questions regarding this meeting or to RSVP please…

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Joe Lee Smith Park Closure on May 23, 2018

Cocoa, FL -- Joe Lee Smith Community Park located in Cocoa will be closed on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 while staff take part in the "School's Out for the Summer" event that will be located at Provost Park, 400 S Varr Avenue, Cocoa. Joe Lee Smith…

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Planned Water Cut Off To Precede Precautionary Boil WaterNotice in Barefoot Bay

Barefoot Bay, Fl - Relocation of a water main for stormwater pipe installation will require water to be cut off followed by a precautionary boil water notice beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday for residents of Barefoot Bay, living south of Micco Road at…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Rescinded in Micco Area

MICCO, FL -- Utility Services has rescinded a precautionary boil water notice issued earlier this week for residents of the Sans Sebastian Woods area of Micco.Residents at the following addresses were affected by the notice: 7th Avenue; 10-15th…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued in Micco Area

Micco, FL. - A loss of pressure at the water treatment plant has prompted a precautionary boil water notice for residents of the Sans Sebastian Woods area of Micco. Residents at the following addresses are affected by the notice: 7th Avenue; 10-15th…

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POW/MIA Boat Ramp Closed April 23 - October 9 ForConstruction

POW/MIA Boat Ramp Closed April 23 - October 9 For ConstructionMelbourne, Fla. - POW/MIA Boat Ramp, located at 5995 N. US Highway 1, in Melbourne, will be closed beginning Monday, April 23, through Tuesday, October 9, for dredging, boat ramp…

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NovusAGENDA Provides Full Access to County Meeting Agendas

Brevard County, FL -- A new process implemented at the Brevard County Government Center will provide visitors to Board of County Commissioners’ meetings full and indepth access to meeting agendas and the supporting documents on items under…

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Brevard County to Host 3rd Post Disaster Recovery Program April 17-19

VIERA, Fla. -- Brevard County Housing and Human Services will be hosting a third Post Disaster Recovery Program for Brevard County residents seeking assistance from Hurricane Irma damages from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17; Wednesday, April…

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded for Willow Lakes RV and Golf Resort

Titusville, FL -- Utility Services have rescinded a precautionary boil water notice that was issued Tuesday, April 3, for Willow Lakes RV & Golf Resort. Residents not living within Willow Lakes RV & Golf Resort were not affected by this…

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Advance Notification of Precautionary Boil Water Notice for Willow Lakes RV and Golf Resort

Titusville, FL -- Brevard County Utility Services Department will be replacing a backflow protection device and meter on the water line at the Willow Lakes RV & Golf Resort. Replacement of the backflow protection device and meter will cause…

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Brevard County Fire Rescue Launch PulsePoint Application

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) is set to launch their new mobile application, PulsePoint, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, in the Brevard County Commission Chambers; 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera. PulsePoint is aimed…

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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Brevard County Ready for Public Viewing

Brevard County, FL -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has completed its restudy for coastal Brevard County and released preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps.New storm surge modeling will result in changes to flood zone areas on the…

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Sea Ray Bridge Repairs Will Limit Boating Traffic Through Sykes Creek Channel

Merritt Island, FL -- Repair work on the Sea Ray Drive bridge over Sykes Creek on Merritt Island will begin this week, with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews planning to work seven days a week to expedite the reopening of the bridge.Boaters should…

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Brevard County to Host Post Disaster Recovery Program on January 22-24, 2018

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Housing and Human Services will be hosting a Post Disaster Recovery Program for Brevard County residents seeking assistance from Hurricane Irma damages from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22; Tuesday, Jan.…

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Brevard County Parks and Recreation Assist In Manatee Relocation

Brevard County, FL -- The Brevard County Parks and Recreation department worked in collaboration with multiple organizations and volunteers to help relocate 10 manatees to the Indian River Lagoon that were found isolated in Cooper River, South…

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Brevard Ocean Rescue to Host Tryouts for Lifeguards

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host the first of two open tryouts Jan. 13 for seasonal lifeguards, looking to fill 30 positions.Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from February to October for the 2018 year.Those…

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Brevard County's Fourth Quarterly Report, Brevard Delivers, Available Online

Brevard County, FL -- The fourth edition of Brevard Delivers, Brevard County Government's quarterly report, is now available online at http://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardDelivers.Brevard Delivers is a County-published update on County Government…

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Brevard County Seeks Citizen Input Through 'Speak Up Brevard'

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Once again it's time to "Speak Up Brevard." In an effort to provide a formal process for citizens to submit recommendations to Brevard County Government, and as a result of charter amendment, Brevard County is implementing a…

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Brevard County to Host Post Disaster Recovery Program on December 13 and 14, 2017

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Housing and Human Services will be hosting a Post Disaster Recovery Program for Brevard County residents seeking assistance from Hurricane Irma damages from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday Dec. 13, and Thursday…

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2017 Merritt Island Holiday Parade Winners

Merritt Island, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Merritt Island Holiday Parade, which was held on Saturday, December 2, 2017.Judges ChoiceDr. Fair’s OfficeSchool1st Place:…

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Brevard County Parks Update for November 28 - December 12, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Due to extensive damage from Hurriane Irma, many of the parks, fields and ramps remain closed until we can further evaluate the damage.Boat ramps and docks cannot be evaluated until waters start to recede due to the high water…

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District 1 Commission Office Sponsors Coat Drive For North Brevard Youth

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - The District 1 Commission Office is sponsoring a coat drive to benefit youth in North Brevard. New or gently used coats are needed in all sizes. Coats can be dropped off to the District 1 Office at 2000 S. Washington Ave.,…

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded In Barefoot Bay Area

 Utility Services has rescinded a precautionary boil water notice that was issued Tuesday, Nov. 14, for Barefoot Bay residents living in the following areas: Kiwi Drive, Sapodilla Drive, Lychee Drive, Tamarind Circle, Almond Court, Sebastian…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued in Barefoot Bay Area

Barefoot Bay, FL -- Due to a water main break, a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for Barefoot Bay residents living in the following areas: Kiwi Drive, Sapodilla Drive, Lychee Drive, Tamarind Circle, Almond Court, Sebastian Road,…

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Road Closure Announced for Merritt Island Holiday Parade on December 2, 2017

Merritt Island, FL -- The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will close Courtenay Parkway (SR3) from Grove Boulevard to Merritt Avenue and Merritt Avenue east to Plumosa Avenue at 9:30 a.m. until approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, for…

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Brevard County Parks Update for November 6 - November 13, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Due to the recent flash flooding as well as extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, many of the parks, fields, and ramps remain closed until we can further evaluate the damage.Boat ramps and docks cannot be evaluated until waters…

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Small Business Administration in Cocoa to Assist with Irma Recovery

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Although the Disaster Recovery Center in Cocoa has closed, the Small Business Administration will continue to have representatives on site at the University of Florida IFAS Agricultural Center through the end of the month, to…

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Southern Segment of St. Johns Heritage Parkway to Officially Open on Thursday, November 2, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- Traffic will flow on the newest segment of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway beginning Thursday, November 2, 2017 morning, a milestone credited to the cooperative efforts of dozens of local agencies and, in large part, to the…

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Brevard County Parks Update for November 1 - November 6, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. - Due to the recent flash flooding as well as extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, many of the parks, fields, and ramps remain closed until we can further evaluate the damage.Boat ramps and docks cannot be evaluated until waters…

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Southern Segment of St. Johns Heritage Parkway Opens ToTraffic November 2, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – The newest segment of St. Johns Heritage Parkway, a 3.1-mile, 2-lane stretch of new roadway extending from Emerson Boulevard to U.S. 192 in West Melbourne, will officially open to traffic at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov.…

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Brevard County Parks Update for October 23 - October 30, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Due to the recent flash flooding as well as extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, many of the parks, fields, and ramps remain closed until we can further evaluate the damage. Boat ramps and docks cannot be evaluated until…

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Brevard County Parks Update for October 17, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL- Due to the recent flash flooding as well as extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, many of the parks, fields, and ramps remain closed until we can further evaluate the damage. Boat ramps and docks cannot be evaluated until waters…

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Brevard County's Third Quarterly Report, Brevard Delivers, Available Online

BREVARD COUNTY, FL- The third edition of Brevard Delivers, Brevard County Government's quarterly report, is now available online at http://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardDelivers.Brevard Delivers is a County-published update on County Government upcoming…

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Ethics Code Requires Lobbyists to Register on County Website

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that additional counties- including Brevard County -- have been included in Florida for the Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from…

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Water Issue Forces Closure at Rodes Park and Community Center

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Rodes Park and Community Center in West Melbourne has been closed due to the water shut off as of Friday, Oct. 6.The status of the parks will continue to be monitored across Brevard County. Additional information will be…

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Residents Reminded to Turn Off Sprinklers, Check Storm Drains

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. - During hurricane season and threats of flooding, residents are encouraged to turn off sprinklers and become familiar with the drainage system at their home and in their neighborhood.At your home, check that your rain gutters…

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EEL Program Selection and Management Committee Meeting

Melbourne, FL -- A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program's Selection and Management Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners will be held at the EEL Program Office, Melbourne, FL.The purpose of…

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Brevard County Parks Update on October 4, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Due to the recent flash flooding as well as extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, many of the parks, fields, and ramps remain closed until we can further evaluate the damage.Boat ramps and docks cannot be evaluated until waters…

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Flooding Prompts Countywide Request to Conserve on Sewer Usage

Brevard County, FL -- Due to the excessive rainfall being experienced across Brevard County today, and in order to avoid sewer overflows, backups into homes or discharges into the Indian River lagoon, residents countywide are asked to limit sewer…

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Brevard County Residents Reminded To Recycle

Brevard County, FL -- Residents are asked to please use recycling containers for recyclable materials only and to keep the lid closed when placed at the curb.Due to heavy contamination from yard waste and garbage, recyclables are temporarily…

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Parks, Libraries Announce Closings for Wednesday

Brevard County, FL -- The following Brevard County Government Community Services will not be operating on Wednesday:Community Action Agency in CocoaSpace Coast Area Transit Fixed RoutesLibraries — Titusville Catherine Schweinsberg…

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Water Conservation Request Remains in Place on Merritt Island

BREVARD COUNTY, Fl – Utility Services is reminding Merritt Island residents that a water conservation request remains in place until further notice.Merritt Island residents who live south of Sykes Creek Parkway and south of SR520 are asked to…

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Emergency Resolution To Initiate Repairs of Sea Ray Drive

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – A special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will be held at 6 p.m. today to consider a resolution to implement emergency repairs on the Sea Ray Drive/Sykes Creek Bridge, which has been closed since Sept. 10 due…

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cocoa

Brevard County, FL -- In response to Hurricane Irma, a Disaster Recovery Center has been established at the UF/IFAS Agricultural Center, 3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa. It will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., including the weekend.One of just 8 sites…

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Brevard County Parks Update for September 28 , 2017

Brevard County, FL -- Due to damages from Hurricane Irma, Brevard County park openings are sporadic. Residents are encouraged to contact local parks to ensure they are open before visiting. Here are Parks Openings expected on Thursday, Sept. 28.All…

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Brevard Countys' Third Quarterly Report

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - The third edition of Brevard Delivers, Brevard County Government's quarterly report, is now available online at http://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardDelivers Brevard Delivers is a County-published update on County Government…

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Damage From Hurricane Prompts Emergency Road Closure

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Hurricane damage has prompted an emergency road closure at Stewart Road, just south of Stewart Lane, in Melbourne. Repairs will begin on Thursday, Sept. 28, and will take about two weeks to complete. A detour will be in place…

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Water Warning Issued For Residents Along S Patrick

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Due to heavy flow in the sewer system caused by Hurricane Irma, wastewater was discharged to a canal along S. Patrick Drive and Anchor Drive to prevent backup into residential properties. While the sewer system has…

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Brevard County Parks Update for September 27, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Due to damages from Hurricane Irma, Brevard County park openings are sporadic. Residents are encouraged to contact local parks to ensure they are open before visiting. Here are Parks Openings expected on Wednesday. September 27,…

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Multiple Agencies Consider Options to Shore Up Damaged SeaRay Drive

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – County, state and federal officials are investigating Hurricane Irma-related damages to Sea Ray Drive/Sykes Creek Bridge, which remains closed until emergency protective measures can be taken to ensure its safety. The…

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Merritt Island, Beachside Residents Asked To Continue Water Conservation Measures

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – A water conservation request for Merritt Island and beachside residents that was issued during Hurricane Irma’s trek through Brevard County remains in place until further notice while ongoing repairs and monitoring…

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County Grants Waiver on Hurricane Irma-related Building Permit Fees

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – The Brevard County Board of County Commissioner on Tuesday approved a 90-day waiver on building permit fees for repairs of Hurricane Irma-related damages. Licensed contractors will still be required to obtain permits,…

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Hurricane Irma Flooding Prompts County Effort to Combat Mosquitoes

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Mosquito complaints are expected to increase Monday, September 18, through Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Following expansive flooding caused by Hurricane Irma. The severity of this mosquito emergence will be controlled by…

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Boaters Asked to Stay Off St. Johns River From Sunset to Sunrise

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- Brevard County Emergency Management is advising boaters to stay off of St. Johns River from sunset to sunrise due to serious threat of life and property.St. Johns River is currently at 16-feet, 8-inches and at moderate flood…

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Hurricane Irma Debris Collection to Begin

Brevard County, FL -- Solid Waste Management will begin Hurricane Irma debris collection as trucks arrive this weekend. The collection will cover all unincorporated areas of Brevard County and the following municipalities that have joined Brevard…

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Brevard County News - Government Offices Closed on September 12, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Hurricane Irma will keep County Government offices closed on September 12, 2017 A decision on a return to normal operations will be made as soon as an accurate assessment can be properly made, and will be communicated through…

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Sheriff's Sand Bag Distribution Sites Pared to Three Locations

Brevard County, FL -- The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is discontinuing the distribution of sandbags Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Mitchell Ellington Park in Merritt Island.All other locations will be open for distribution Saturday at 8 a.m.…

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Brevard Parks Announce Closings in Advance of Hurricane Irma

Brevard County, FL -- All Brevard County Parks will close at dusk on Thursday, Sept. 7.Chain of Lakes, Mitchell Ellington Park and Max K. Rodes will remain open until dusk on Friday, Sept. 8, as sandbag distribution locations.The County's three…

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Water Main Break May Hamper Service in Mims Area

Brevard County, FL -- A construction contractor on Wednesday hit a water main located near the intersection of Flintshire Way and Longbow Drive in Mims.Crews were on site and will make the repair as soon as possible. Customers may experience low…

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Hurricane Irma Threat Leads to Pared Down Zoning Agenda

Brevard County, FL -- The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners will hold an abbreviated Zoning meeting Thursday evening in advance of Hurricane Irma's anticipated arrival in east central Florida.Commissioners will address only two issues and…

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Space Coast Area transit Cancels Regular Bus Service Starting Friday, September 8, 2017

Brevard County, FL -- In preparation of possible effects from Hurricane Irma, Space Coast Area Transit has announced that there will be no regular bus service starting on Friday, Sept. 8.Customer Service and Administration Offices will be closed…

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Residents Reminded to Check Storm Drains and Turn Off Sprinklers

Brevard County, FL -- During hurricane season, residents are encouraged to turn off sprinklers and become familiar with the drainage system at their home and in their neighborhood.At your home, check that your rain gutters are not clogged and that…

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Brevard County Clarification on Unmarked Release Distribution

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. - As a follow-up to inquiries received by the Brevard County Government Communications Director, please be advised that a release titled "Board Takes Steps to Increase Taxes" - distributed through the County's Public Information…

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Ford Road in Titusville Closed for Emergency Repairs Following Culvert Failure

BREVARD COUNTY, FL- A drainage pipe failure has prompted an emergency road closure on Ford Road, near its intersection with Lancaster Lane, in Titusville.Brevard County Public Works will set up detours and anticipates the road will be closed a…

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Local Coordinating Board Seeking Volunteer Members

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. - The Brevard County Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged Services is seeking applications for volunteer members for its board.The Local Coordinating Board (LCB) was established by Chapter 427 of the…

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Input From Multiple State/Federal Agencies And The Public Led To Mid Reach Beach Mitigation Project

Brevard County FL.–More than a decade of collaboration with multiple state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Florida Department of…

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Space Coast Area Transit Announces Changes to Bus Service for July Fourth, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - In observance of Independence Day, Space Coast Area Transit will not be operating bus service on Tuesday, July 4th. The Administration and Customer Service offices will also be closed.Questions or request for additional…

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Brevard County's Second Quarterly Report Brevard Delivers Available Online

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. - The second edition of Brevard Delivers, Brevard County Government's quarterly report, is now available online at www.brevardfl.gov/brevarddeliversBrevard Delivers is a County-published update on County Government upcoming…

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Brevard County Emergency Management Plans Countywide Alert Brevard Test

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Brevard County Emergency Management will dial up more than 150,000 county residents on May 11 as part of a system-wide test of the AlertBrevard emergency notification system. Please visit www.embrevard. to register for…

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Central Area Parks District Seeks Small Service Vendors for Lori Wilson Park

Cocoa FL. - Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area Parks Operations, is now accepting proposals from small service vendors who would like to sell goods at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach.Interested vendors are asked to submit proposals…

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Brevard County Parks and Recreation Hosts North Area Summer Day Camps 2017

Brevard County Parks and Recreation’s North Area is offering summer day camps from May 25-Aug. 9. Registration begins May 1.Camp registration is being held at the following community centers during operating hours: Cuyler Community Center, 2329…

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Brevard County Commission OKs Plan To Nearly Triple Road Resurfacing Program

Brevard County, FL -- A $6 million-plus annual funding plan that will nearly triple the number of road miles resurfaced in Brevard County beginning in fiscal 2018 received unanimous approval this week from the Brevard County Board of County…

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Brevard County Implements Burn Ban

Brevard County, FL -- Due to ongoing drought conditions, favorable to the eruption of wildfires, Brevard County has implemented a ban on open burning throughout the county. The ban, approved Tuesday, April 11th evening by the Brevard County Board of…

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Brevard County's New Quarterly Report April 7, 2017

Brevard Delivers, the County’s new quarterly report (taking place of our former annual report INSIDE) is hot off the presses. Hard copies are currently being delivered to libraries around the county. However, Brevard County residents can have…

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Easter Activities Will Have North Brevard Hopping in April

MIMS, TITUSVILLE, PORT ST. JOHN, SHARPES, Fla.— Brevard County Parks and Recreation is offering Easter activities in North Brevard in April.The 7th Annual Easter Day of Fun at Walter Butler Community Center located at Bernice G. Jackson Park, 4201…

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Road Closures Announced for Freedom 5K Run/Walk in Mims on February 25, 2017

MIMS, FL -- The Brevard County Sheriff’s Department will close the following roads starting at 7:30 a.m. until approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, for the 2nd Annual Freedom 5K Run and Walk: Freedom Avenue, Kentucky Avenue, Kyzer Street…

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Brevard County Site of Multi-Agency Public Safety Drill

VIERA, FL. -- Brevard County's Intertstate 95 rest area south of Palm Bay will be the site of a multi-agency emergency response and public safety drill starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, and involving a mass-contamination/exposure scenario.WHO:…

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Registration Now Open for Spring Leagues in North Brevard

Sign-up is under way for Spring Leagues for adult co-ed softball, men’s softball, kickball, and flag football, sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area Parks Operations. Registration for all leagues will began…

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Sign Up Now For Interpretive Canoe Trip on Sykes Creek

Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, is offering an Interpretive Canoe trip on Wednesday, February 15, through historic Sykes Creek on Merritt Island.Participants will meet at Kiwanis Island Park at 9:30 a.m. and the trip will conclude…

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Hurricane Matthew Waterway Debris Survey Underway in Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Debris from Hurricane Matthew that has settled in Brevard County waterways -- including the Indian River, Banana River, and associated tributaries – is being surveyed and catalogued by contractor Tetra Tech in preparation…

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Black History Month Celebration Programs in North Brevard for Febraury 2017

MIMS, FL. -- The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum will hold multiple events through the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. All events will occur at The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center…

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Schedule Implemented for Reclaimed Water Use in Suntree/Viera

Brevard County, FL -- In order to maximize the availability of the reclaimed water in the Suntree/Viera area, Brevard County Utilities has implemented a schedule that will allow access fair access to all customers.Customers on the west side of…

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Motorists: Alternate Routes Advised to Avoid Wickham Road/I-95 Work

Brevard County, FL -- Motorist who travel Wickham Road at the Interstate 95 interchange are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes beginning at 8 am. Thursday, Jan. 19, due to anticipated lane closures that are taking place to expedite the…

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20th Annual Space Coast Birding/Wildlife Festival Plans Silent Auction Program

Brevard County, FL -- The 20th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival (SCBWF), please help us celebrate by first, attending, and secondly, by donating to our Silent Auction, which will be held throughout the festival. The proceeds from…

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UF and Brevard County Extension Services to Hold Child Passenger Seat Checks

BREVARD COUNTY, FL.- UF/Brevard County Extension Services will hold child passenger seat checks at two locations throughout the county.Cocoa:2 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 19 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 13 at UF/Brevard County Extension Services, 3695 Lake…

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Food Vendors Sought for Let’s Color Program

Cocoa, FL -- The Central Area of Brevard County Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for food vendors for the Let’s Color Event. Vendors can obtain applications at the Central Area Parks Operations Office, 840 Forrest Avenue, in…

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Brevard County Veteran Services Office Announces Expanded Hours

BREVARD COUNTY, FL.- Beginning Jan. 2, 2017, Brevard County Veteran Services' Viera office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Veteran Service Office is located at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building B, Suite 102, and…

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2016 Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade Winners Announced

Cocoa, Rockledge, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade, which was held on Saturday, Dec. 10.JUDGES CHOICESouth Cocoa Village MisfitsSCHOOL1ST PLACE: St.…

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Brevard County Seeks Citizen Input Through Speak Up Brevard

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. Once again it's time to "Speak Up Brevard." In an effort to provide a formal process for citizens to submit recommendations to Brevard County government, and as a result of charter amendment, Brevard County is implementing a…

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Hurricane Matthew Update:Storm DebrisCollection Areas Announced on November 18, 2016

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - There are 29 trucks (7 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 28 trucks south of Pineda Causeway today, Friday, Nov. 18. The first pass for vegetative debris is almost…

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Matthew Survivors: 30 Days Left to Register for Federal Disaster Aid

Brevard County, FL -- Survivors rebuilding their lives from Hurricane Matthew have 30 days left to register for federal disaster assistance. Individuals who have underinsured or uninsured damages or losses from Hurricane Matthew and who reside in…

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Brevard County Emergency Management Awarded Full Accreditation Status

Brevard County, FL -- The highest honor for emergency management, full accreditation status, has been awarded to Brevard County Emergency Management by the national Emergency Management Accreditation Program, in recognition of the department’s…

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Hurricane Matthew : Storm DebrisCollection Areas Announced on November 13, 2016

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - There are 32 trucks (22 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 36 trucks south of Pineda Causeway today, Sunday, Nov. 13.  All three of the County's disposal sites…

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Big Kid Adventures Trips Plans for December 2016

COCOA, ROCKLEDGE, MERRITT ISLAND, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area's Big Kid Adventures (field trips for adults) trip in December will be held on two different dates: Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 13.The Eastern Florida…

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Santa Calling Program Offered In North Brevard

Titusville, FL -- Special arrangements have been made for Santa to telephone preschool through second grade children from his headquarters at the North Pole.Calls will be made Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to phones…

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Hurricane Matthew Update: Storm Debris Collection Areas Announced on November 14, 2016

Brevard County , FL -- There are 32 trucks (22 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 36 trucks south of Pineda Causeway today, Monday, Nov. 14. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24: No pick up;…

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Space Coast Area Transit Announces Veterans Day Bus Schedule

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. - In observance of Veterans Day, Space Coast Area Transit will be operating on a modified schedule on Friday, November 11. The schedule is as follows:Route 1 - Saturday Service ScheduleRoute 2 - Saturday Service ScheduleRoute 3 -…

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Hurricane Matthew Update: Storm Debris Collection Areas Announced on November 2, 2016

Brevard County, FL -- There are 29 trucks (19 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 46 trucks (3 tandem) south of Pineda Causeway today, Wednesday, Nov. 2. Waste Management will be…

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Hurricane Matthew Update:Storm DebrisCollection Areas Announced on November 1, 2016

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - There are 25 trucks (16 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 44 trucks (3 tandem) south of Pineda Causeway today, Tuesday, Nov. 1. Waste Management will be resuming…

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Hurricane Matthew Update: Storm Debris Collection Areas Announced from October 31, 2016

Brevard County, FL -- There are 18 trucks (10 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 27 trucks south of Pineda Causeway on Friday, Oct. 21. All three County disposal facilities will be open…

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Disaster Recovery Center Established for Those Impacted by Hurricane Matthew

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County residents who suffered losses and damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew can get information about disaster assistance at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) that opened on, Nov. 1. The hours of operation are 9…

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Hurricane Matthew Update: Storm Debris Collection Areas Announced on October 30, 2016

Brevard County, FL -- There are 21 trucks (14 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 34 trucks south of Pineda Causeway today, Sunday, Oct. 30. Waste Management is resuming collection of…

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Hurricane Matthew Update - Storm Debris Collection Areas Announced on October 26, 2016

Brevard County, FL -- There are 24 trucks (14 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 26 trucks south of Pineda Causeway today, Wednesday, Oct. 26. Waste Management is resuming collection of…

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Alert Brevard Implemented to Keep Residents and Businesses Safe and Informed

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County residents can now receive critical communications and emergency alerts through the newly implemented AlertBrevard emergency mass notification system.Brevard County Emergency Management, in partnership with…

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Hurricane Matthew Update: Storm Debris Collection Areas Announced on October 25, 2016

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - There are 21 trucks (13 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 30 trucks south of Pineda Causeway today, Tuesday, Oct. 25. Waste Management is resuming collection of…

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County's Credit Rating Gets Boost to 'AA-Plus'

Brevard County, FL -- Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following ratings for Brevard County with stable outlook:-- Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'AA-plus' from 'AA';-- $48.4 million outstanding local option fuel tax (LOFT) revenue bonds, series 2007…

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Hurricane Matthew Update: Storm Debris Collection Areas Announced on October 23, 2016

Brevard County, FL -- There are 16 trucks (10 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 28 trucks south of Pineda Causeway on Sunday, Oct. 23. Both contractors are expected to add more trucks…

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Hurricane Matthew Update: Storm Debris Collection Areas Announced from October 21, 2016

Brevard County, FL -- There are 18 trucks (10 tandem) collecting vegetative debris from Hurricane Matthew operating north of Pineda Causeway and 27 trucks south of Pineda Causeway on Friday, Oct. 21. All three County disposal facilities will be open…

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Hurricane Matthew - Related Park Closings in Brevard County

Brevard County, FL -- The following Brevard County parks will remain closed until further notice due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew.Athletic Fields:The tennis courts at Flutie Park in Melbourne BeachBeach Crossovers:Bonsteel Park in Melbourne…

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Update on Hurricane Matthew-Related Park Closings in Brevard County

Brevard County, FL -- The following Brevard County parks will remain closed through the weekend due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew.Athletic Fields:Flutie Park in Melbourne Beach (except authorized use)Beach Crossovers:Bonsteel Park in Melbourne…

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Important Tips As Solid Waste Clean-Up Phase of Hurricane Matthews Begins

Brevard County, FL -- The Solid Waste Management Department is entering into the clean-up phase for debris generated by Hurricane Matthew. Based on windshield surveys conducted by County personnel, it is estimated that Matthew generated up to…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued for Beachside Customers Has Been Rescinded

The Precautionary Boil Water Notice that was issued on Oct. 7 for all Melbourne beachside water customers has been lifted following a satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe…

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded for Cocoa Water Customers on Barrier Island and Merritt Island

Brevard County, FL -- City of Cocoa, which supplies water to the Northern parts of Brevard’s barrier islands has lifted the boil water notice for its part of the barrier island. That includes the Northern part of the barrier islands and Merritt…

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Florida Wildlife Commission Urges Extreme Caution on Waterways

Brevard County, FL -- Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is currently in the process of inspecting area waterways for hazards in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.We encourage all boaters to use extreme caution when navigating area waters due to…

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State/Federal Medical Teams Support Local Hospitals Post-Hurricane Matthew

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County is the recipient of State Medical Response Team (SMRT) and federal resources Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to support our local hospitals with increased needs while our local hospitals (Cape Canaveral)…

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Storm Debris Removal/Regular Solid Waste Collection Schedule Begins Monday

Brevard County, FL -- Curbside storm debris removal begins Monday, Oct 10th in Brevard County, but residents are asked to assist in collection efforts.Residents are urged to bring as much Hurricane Matthew-related debris to the curb as possible, and…

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Additional Information on Water Interconnect For Beachside, Barrier Island, Merritt Island

Brevard County, FL -- The interconnect between Melbourne and the barrier island and Cocoa and the barrier island, will remain open as long as weather conditions allow technicians to access the system.When this is no longer possible, the interconnect…

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Mandatory Evacuations/School and Government Offices to Close for Hurricane Matthew

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County schools, government offices and courthouse will close Thursday and Friday.Brevard County Emergency Management also announced Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 these actions are being taken in response to Hurricane Matthew:-…

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Operational Hours Extended at Solid Waste Household Waste Collection Facility

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Effective Monday, Oct. 3, Brevard County's Solid Waste Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection facility at the Sarno Rd. Landfill, 3379 Sarno Road in Melbourne will increase its service hours from Tuesday through Saturday, 8…

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Brevard County to Conduct Urban Aerial Spraying to Fight Mosquito Larvae

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. - On Thursday morning, September 29, Brevard County Mosquito Control will begin new aerial spraying to pro-actively control Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae in a pre-emptive strike against Zika virus. Aerial application of the…

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Sponsors Needed for Family Themed Movie Event at Rodes Park

WEST MELBOUNRE, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation and Rodes Park Community Center is seeking sponsors for a family themed movie event to take place in March 2017. Rodes Park Community Center will put on the event highlighted by showing the…

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Beachside Residents Asked to Restrict Water Usage After Sewer Line Break

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Beachside residents between the Pineda and Eau Gallie Causeways, are being asked to restrict the amount of water sent down their drains due to a sewer main break at South Patrick Drive and Banana River Drive.The water is safe…

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Beachside Water Usage Restrictions Lifted Following Sewer Line Repair

Brevard County, FL -- Water usage restrictions are no longer in place for beachside residents between the Pineda and Eau Gallie causeways following successful completion of emergency repairs on a sewer main break at South Patrick Drive and Banana…

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Volunteers Sought for Indian River Lagoon Citizen Oversight Committee

Brevard County, FL -- The Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department (NRM) is seeking citizens with specific expertise and experience to represent the interests of Brevard residents by voluntarily serving on a new Citizen Oversight…

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Lake Washington Airboat Ramp Replacement Project Starts September 19, 2016

Brevard County Parks and Recreation, South Area Operations, will be replacing the Lake Washington Airboat Ramp beginning Monday, September 19.Construction is targeted for completion Sunday,October 23.The construction period will consist of…

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Developers to Round Table Discussion Meeting On September 14, 2016

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – County Manager Stockton Whitten invites members of the Builders Contractors Advisory Committee and the Development Community to take part in a “Developer’s Roundtable” meeting  for discussions on growth issues, land…

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Volunteer Scientist Sought for EELs Program Selection/Management Committee

Brevard County, FL -- The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program is seeing a volunteer to serve on its Selection and Management Advisory Committee.The committee serves as an expert scientific advisory committee to the County…

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UCF Plans Permanent Sea Turtle Research Facility at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Brevard County will soon become home to a permanent University of Central Florida sea turtle research facility now that the university has received backing from the U.S. Fish and…

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Volunteer Scientist Sought for EELs Program Selection and Management Committee

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program is seeing a volunteer to serve on its Selection and Management Advisory Committee.The committee serves as an expert scientific advisory committee to the County…

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Brevard County Lifts Rain-Related Restrictions on Reclaimed Water Usage

Brevard County, FL -- Recent wet weather conditions have increased the availability of reclaimed water. In order to maximize availability of reclaimed water, Brevard County Utilities will be making reclaimed water available to all customers, east…

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Broward County Community Update - May 2016

Photo Focus: Home Sweet Home – Franklin Park Estates“Investing in Our Future. Improving Our Community.” is more than a slogan for residents of the Municipal Services District, an 11-square-mile area formerly known as Unincorporated Broward…

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Public Outreach Planned on Bus Route Changes

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Space Coast Area Transit will be conducting public outreach to distribute information and receive comments from citizens regarding possible changes to Routes 22B, 23B, and 28B.  The proposed changes are being considered to…

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Residents Advised: Be Wary of Potential Flooding, Tornadoes, Wind Gusts

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Emergency Operation Center is at Level 2 (partial) activation for Tropical Storm Colin. Emergency Management staff and essential personnel are in place to monitor and respond to damage or other situations that…

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Hurricane Season 2016: 'Know Your Risks, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Stay Informed'

Brevard County, FL -- As the official start of Hurricane Season 2016 kicks off Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Brevard County Emergency Management encourages residents to follow these important steps for preparedness: Know Your Risks; Make a Plan, Build a…

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Students 18 and Under Ride Free This Summer by Showing A Library Card

BREVARD COUNTY, Fl - Space Coast Area Transit's Read-To-Ride program is offered the day after school lets out until the day before school begins. Students under the age of 18, who show their free-of-charge Brevard County Library Card, will receive…

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Space Coast Area Transit Announces Memorial Day Bus Schedule

BREVARD COUNTY, Fl - In observance of Memorial Day, Space Coast Area Transit will be operating Fixed Route Bus Service on a modified schedule for Monday, May 30, as outlined below:Route 1 (North) - Weekday Service - No C BusRoute 1 (South) - Weekday…

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Great Job, Brevard: Your Votes Count for Parks!

Brevard County, FL -- Riverwalk-A Family Park, located at 5355 U.S. Highway 1 in Rockledge, was among 15 parks nationwide named as a recipient for a $20,000 grant from the Parks Build Community Contest.The grant from the National Recreation and…

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Beachside Water Restriction Request Rescinded Following Sewer Main Repair

Brevard County, FL -- The sewer main at the corner of South Patrick Drive and Anchor Drive has been repaired. Beachside residents between Pineda Causeway and Eau Gallie Boulevard may now return to normal water usage.For more information, please…

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Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Funds Help Support 'Greatest Baby Shower'

Brevard County, FL -- The World’s Greatest Baby Shower will be held May 14, 2016 at Searstown Mall in Titusville, with an expected attendance of over 500 moms, dads, and family members.This educational event seeks to inform and educate expectant…

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Broward County Community Update - May 2016

Photo Focus: May is Air Quality Month:Broward County’s air quality directly impacts our quality of life. Behind the scenes, the County’s Pollution Prevention team helps ensure compliance with federal, state and local air regulations by…

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Contractors Utilizing County's 24/7 Online Permit Application System

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Nearly 40 percent of the contractors who changed out air-conditioners, re-roofed homes and resurfaced pools last week in Brevard County obtained their permits online, and without having to leave their homes or businesses.An…

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Brevard County Parks and Recreation Offers Summer Food Service Programs

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation will be participating in the Summer Food Service Programs, May 25 through Aug. 9, 2016.Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex,disability,…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Rescinded in Mims Area

Mims, FL -- A precautionary boil water notice issued Friday, April 15, 2016 in the Mims area has been rescinded.The boil water notice resulted from a water main break that occurred at 2498 Turpentine Road. Residents living in the area west of State…

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Brevard County Combines Forces on Cleanup of Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

BREVARD COUNTY, Fl - Natural Resources, Public Works, Solid Waste Management and Parks and Recreation departments are working in tandem with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in response to the Indian River Lagoon fish kill.Cleanup began this…

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Broward County Community Update April 2016

Photo Focus: The Yellow Dot Can Save Your LifeRecently, Broward County implemented the Yellow Dot program, in partnership with the Broward Sheriff’s Office and participating municipalities. This yellow decal displayed on your car’s windshield or…

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County to Remove Dumpsters Used For Indian River Lagoon Cleanup Effort

Brevard County, FL -- Dumpsters used to collect fish from a recent outbreak of brown tide and fish kills in Indian River Lagoon will be removed from five County park sites on Monday, signaling that coordinated efforts between county agencies and…

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Brevard Parks Need Your Support for Grant-Funded Improvements Program

BREVARD COUNTY, Fl - Our Local Parks make Brevard County a better place to live. By providing safe places to get active, enjoy nature, preserve the environment and bring people together, our parks are essential to our health and well being.That is…

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Brevard County Commissioner Andy Anderson Seeks Volunteer for Community Action Board

Melbourne, FL -- The District Five Commission Office is looking for a volunteer to fill an opening on the Community Action Board (CAB).The CAB reviews and recommends programs for the Brevard County Community Action Agency through the use of…

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Cleanup Event in the Works for Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

BREVARD COUNTY, Fl – County officials will meet with volunteers, county departments and other regulatory agencies Wednesday morning to organize a coordinated clean-up effort of the Indian River Lagoon shoreline and other areas of the lagoon left…

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Brevard County Combines Forces for Cleanup of Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill

Brevard County, FL -- Natural Resources, Public Works, Solid Waste Management and Parks and Recreation departments are working in tandem with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in response to the Indian River Lagoon fish kill.Cleanup began this…

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Wickham Road to Reopen Between Eau Gallie Boulevard/Aurora Road

Brevard County, FL -- Wickham Road, between Eau Gallie Boulevard and Aurora Road, will reopen in time for rush hour traffic Thursday morning, nine days ahead of schedule and just in time for the post-spring break return to classes.Nearly flawless…

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Brevarard County News: Wickham Road Between Eau Gallie And Aurora Road Targeted to Reopen

BREVARD COUNTY, Fl – Wickham Road, which has been closed to traffic between Eau Gallie Boulevard and Aurora Road in Melbourne to allow installment of a stormwater drain, will reopen to traffic eight days ahead of schedule on Friday, March 25.The…

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Big Kid Adventures to Visit Deland

COCOA, ROCKLEDGE, MERRITT ISLAND, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Operations' Big Kid Adventures, field trips for adults, is offering a trip to Deland on Thursday, March 24, 2016.The Athens Theatre Company will be presenting…

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Sonny's Barbecue to Help Raise Funds During 4-H Night

Brevard County, FL -- Sonny's Barbecue in Viera and Melbourne will host a 4-H NightSonny's will contribute 10 percent from each dinner receipt that night to Brevard County 4-H. Please visit http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu/, scroll down to “Support…

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Brevard County News: Variety of Easter Programs Planned in North Brevard

MIMS, TITUSVILLE, PORT ST. JOHN, SHARPES, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of Easter activities in North Brevard in March 2016.The 6th Annual Easter Day of Fun at Walter Butler Community Center, located at Bernice G.…

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Brevard County Contract Applications and Permits Now Available Online

Brevard County, FL -- Contractors can reel in permits for building and land development around the clock through the county’s new online system called Brevard’s Advanced Service Site (BASS.)BASS – https://acaweb.brevardcounty.us/CitizenAccess/…

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Road Closure Notification for Freedom 5k in Mims

Mims, FL -- The Harry T. & Harriette V. Cultural Complex Inc. is hosting the Heritage Freedom 5K at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park, located at 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims.The Brevard County…

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Message Boards Tout Pending Wickham Road Closure That Begins Feb. 22

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Variable message boards were installed along Wickham Road on Wednesday February 10 to alert motorists to the pending six-week closure of Wickham Road, between Aurora Road and Eau Gallie Boulevard, beginning Feb. 22.Motorists…

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Hurricane ‘Myths’ Social Media Campaign Earns FEPA 2016 Media Award

Brevard County, FL -- A social media campaign that addresses ‘Myths and Misconceptions’ of Hurricane Season earned the National Weather Service-Melbourne, Brevard County Emergency Management and Brevard County Government’s Space Coast…

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Sign-up set for Spring Adult Leagues in North Brevard

TITUSVILLE/SHARPES, FL -- Sign-ups will soon be underway for spring leagues for adult co-ed softball, kickball and flag football, sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area Parks Operations.The co-ed softball league will…

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5th Annual Merritt Island Pioneer Day

Brevard County, FL -- A celebration of the early settlers of Merritt Island is planned Feb. 13, 2016 for Pioneer Day, an event held at two locations that features history, art, music and fun for nature lovers.The event is a partnership between Sams…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued in Mims Area

Brevard County, FL - A water main break in Mims has prompted a precautionary boil water notice for residents living in the area of Turpentine Road, Kingswood Drive and Wildwood Drive in Kingswood Manor; Dogwood Road; Grovewood Drive; Lion Lane;…

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Commissioner Andy Anderson seeks Volunteer for Historical Commission

Melbourne, FL -- The District Five Commission Office is looking for a volunteer to fill an opening for the Historical Commission.The Historical Commission collects, arranges, records and preserves numerous materials relating to the history of…

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Register at Brevard County Farmers Market to Win Fresh Access Bucks

Brevard County, FL -- Attention all SNAP shoppers! From January through March, SNAP shoppers can complete a ticket at the Brevard County Farmers Market for a chance to win additional Fresh Access Bucks incentives. Come visit the Market from 3 p.m.…

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19th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival at Eastern Florida State College, Titusville Campus

Brevard County, FL -- The 19th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is scheduled for January 20 - 25, 2016 at Eastern Florida State College, Titusville Campus.There over 250 events offered including:- Birding & Wildlife Classes-…

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2015 Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade Winners

Cocoa, FL---Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade, which was held on Saturday, Dec. 12th. Judges Choice: Cocoa YMCA School: 1st Place: Trinity Lutheran Church…

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Eber Road to Reopen at Reduced Speed; Assessment Continues

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A nearly half-mile section of Eber Road in West Melbourne will re-open to traffic this evening after being closed to traffic for nearly a week due to an Aloe Vera spill that made the road surface slick and unsafe for…

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Florida Master Naturalist Training Offers January/February Class

Rockledge, FL -- Learning more about Florida’s natural environment now is possible through the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP), an environmental education extension program being offered in partnership with the University of…

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Brevard County News - Merritt Island Holiday Parade Route Closures Announced

Merritt Island, FL -- The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will close Courtenay Parkway (SR3) from Grove Boulevard to Merritt Avenue, and Merritt Avenue east to Plumosa Avenue, at 9:30 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, for the…

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Brevard County News - Oil Spill Closes 1/2-Mile Section of Eber Road in West Melbourne

Brevard County, FL -- An oil spill has forced the temporary shutdown of a nearly half-mile stretch of Eber Road, between Hollywood Boulevard and Durham Drive in West Melbourne.Brevard County Public Works Director John Denninghoff said the road…

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Brevard County Seeks Citizen Input Through 'Speak Up Brevard'

Brevard County, FL - Once again it's time to "Speak Up Brevard."In an effort to provide a formal process for citizens to submit recommendations to Brevard County government, and as a result of charter amendment, Brevard County is implementing a…

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Space Coast Area Transit: No Veterans Day Bus Service

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla--- Space Coast Area Transit has announced there will be no fixed-route bus service on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. All normal bus service will resume on Thursday, November 12. For more information, call…

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Interpretive Canoe Trip Offered Through Sykes Creek

Cocoa, Rockledge, Merritt Island, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, is offering an interpretive canoe trip on Thursday, Nov. 19, through historic Sykes Creek on Merritt Island.Participants meet at Kiwanis Island Park at 9:30…

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UF/Brevard Extension Service is Recruiting for Rabbits

Brevard County, FL -- Calling all Lops, Rexes and Angoras ... Our Rabbit Club is looking for new members!Join us for fun and informative forays with your favorite fluffy friends. The club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the…

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Registration Underway for Central Area Holiday Parades

Merritt Island, Cocoa & Rockledge, FL -- Brevard County Parks & Recreation is now taking applications for the Merritt Island and Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parades. This year's parade theme is Bright Lights, Holiday Delights. Mindy from “Mike…

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Dist. 2 Commissioner Jim Barfield to Host Cocoa Beach Open House

Cocoa Beach, FL -- Brevard County Commissioner Jim Barfield, who represents District 2, will host his monthly Open House in Cocoa Beach on Friday, Oct. 23.The Open House is held every fourth Friday of the month in Cocoa Beach to encourage residents…

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Space Coast Government Television now on AT&T U-verse, Channel 99

Brevard County, FL -- Space Coast Government Television has expanded its broadcasting network and is now available to AT&T U-verse customers on Channel 99.Space Coast Government Television (SCGTV) is a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week government-access…

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Repairs Complete: Boil Water Notice Rescinded in Mims Area

Mims. FL -- A precautionary boil water notice that was prompted by a water main break near the Sherwood Forest subdivision in Mims has been rescinded following satisfactory completion of bacteriological test results that indicate the water is safe…

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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued in Mims Area

MIMS, Fla--- Due to a water main break near the Sherwood Forest subdivision in Mims, a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents in the following locations: King Richard Drive, Chester Court, Lance Court, Squires Court, Squires…

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Brevard County Government Leadership Team to ‘Yellow Belt’ Train

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla--- County Manager Stockton Whitten and more than 30 Brevard County Government department directors and senior staff will participate Monday, Oct. 12, in the Lean Six Sigma “Yellow Belt” leadership training program.The all-day…

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Winter Youth Basketball Registration Underway at Viera Regional CC

VIERA, Fla. – Viera Regional Community Center, is now accepting registrations for its upcoming 2015-16 Youth Basketball Program. Registrations will be open to children ages 5-15 at a cost of $60 per participant.The program will begin with…

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HUD Approves $3.2M Loan Guarantees to Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Brevard County Housing and Human Services has received notice of approval of two loan guarantees from Housing and Urban Development, one for $1.6 million to build a health clinic to serve low-income persons in the City of…

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Rough Surf Conditions Prompt Warning to Beachgoers Through Weekend

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Rough surf conditions have prompted an alert from Brevard County Ocean Rescue for beachgoers to stay wary of surf conditions, including rip currents,  through the weekend.Ocean Rescue Chief Jeff Scabarozi urged beachgoers…

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BCFR, Department of Health-Brevard Team Up For World Heart Day

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – In celebration of World Heart Day, Brevard County Fire Rescue and the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) are promoting heart health by hosting Hands-Onlyâ„¢ CPR training.World Heart Day is an annual…

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day with the EEL Program!

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program (EEL Program) will be celebrate National Public Lands Day with a series of events at different locations throughout the County.National Public Lands Day is a nationwide…

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Brevard Libraries to Participate in International Read aneBook Day

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Brevard County Libraries will take part and celebrate International Read an eBook Day, an annual holiday to celebrate and raise awareness for reading on digital devices.In recent years, the popularity of eBooks has soared and…

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Central Area Parks Operations District 4 Administrative Board Meeting for Sept.21, 2015

COCOA, Fla.- A Regular Meeting of the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Parks Operations District 4 Administrative Board. The meeting is open to the public.If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or…

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded for N. Carpenter Road area inMims

MIMS -- The precautionary boil water notice issued Sept. 9 for streets in the N. Carpenter Road area of Mims has been rescinded following fire hydrant repairs and satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing the water is safe to…

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New Website Provides Teen-Friendly Digital Library Experience

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Brevard County Libraries have expanded their services with a new digital collection website experience just for teens. The main digital collection, http://brevard.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe…

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Central Area Parks District 2 Recreation Advisory Board Meets Aug. 2015

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - A Regular Meeting of the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Parks Operations, District 2 Merritt Island/Beaches Recreation Advisory Board meeting.The public is invited.If a person decides to appeal any decision…

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Brevard County Government/Budget Office Receive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Brevard County Government and its Budget Office have received top honors in governmental budgeting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).The GFOA's Distinguished Budget…

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Get Out to the Park and Celebrate: It's Park and Recreation Month!

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- It's a great time to visit the park, and Brevard County Parks and Recreation invites residents in July to join the celebration during Park and Recreation Month.The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) created Park…

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18-Plus Adult Basketball Team Sign-up Underway in Viera

Viera, FL - The Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, is accepting team registrations for its upcoming Summer 18-plus Adult Basketball League.The fee is $345 per team, which includes a 10-game regular season and a…

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Space Coast Area Transit Bus Service Change for Independence Day

Brevard County, FL - In observance of the July Fourth holiday, Space Coast Area Transit has announced there will be no fixed route bus service on Saturday, July 4.For more information, please call the bus information line at (321) 633-1878 or visit…

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Local Transportation Coordinating Board Seeks Volunteer Members

Brevard County, FL - The Brevard County Local Coordinating Board for Transportation Disadvantaged Services is seeking applications for volunteer members.The Local Coordinating Board (LCB) was established by Chapter 427 of the Florida Statutes to…

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Habitat Golf Course Welcomes New Golf Course Manager

Brevard County, FL - PGA Master Professional Greg Sanders has been named the new golf course manager at The Habitat Golf Course in Grant-Valkaria.Sanders was formerly golf course manager at The Savannahs Golf Course on Merritt Island and Spessard…

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Brevard Libraries eBooks Exceed 500,000 Downloads

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Libraries' online library platform OverDrive has achieved 500,000 downloads or checkouts from the eBook and eAudio collections since OverDrive’s introduction in September 2011.OverDrive is easily accessible via…

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Community Voting Campaign Could Score $100,000 for New Dog Park

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County dog lovers, here’s your chance to help your community win a $100,000 grant for a new dog park.Brevard County Parks and Recreation is in a grant contest to win $100,000 for a dog park, and Merritt Island is one…

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Brevard County Fire Rescue Named Top EMS Provider in Florida

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Fire Rescue has been selected EMS Provider of the Year (2015) by the State of Florida Division of EMS.The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Provider of the Year Award recognizes EMS organizations for outstanding…

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Community Input Needed to Direct Limited Transportation Funds

Brevard County, FL - Over the next 20 years, Brevard County is estimated to receive $1.39 Billion in state and federal transportation funds. Through community surveys and workshops over $2.27 Billion in transportation needs has been identified. This…

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40-plus Adult Basketball Team Registrations Underway

Viera, FL - The Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, is accepting team registrations for its upcoming Summer 40-and-over Adult Basketball League.The fee is $345 per team, which includes a 10-game regular season…

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Enchanted Forest Sanctuary to Host Free Bioblitz

Titusville, FL -- The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Management & Education Center will be hosting a bioblitz beginning at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville.A bioblitz is a…

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Coconut Point Park in Melbourne Beach Closed for Repaving of the Parking Lot

Melbourne Beach, FL -- Coconut Point Park, 3535 S. Highway A1A in Melbourne Beach, will be closed on Tuesday, May 12, and Wednesday, May 13, for repaving of the parking lot.The park will reopen at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 14. For more information please…

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Community Input Sought for N. Merritt Island Development Study

Brevard County, FL -- The North Merritt Island Small Area Study group is requesting community input from all interested parties at its upcoming meeting, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the District 2 Commission Conference Room, Merritt Island Service…

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Youth Sports Developmental Program to be Held at Kiwanis Island Park

Merritt Island, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, will offer two summer sessions of Start Smart, a youth sports developmental program, at Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island.Session I is June…

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Brevard County Parks and Recreation Offers Summer Food Service Program

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program, June 2-Aug. 11.Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex,disability, age or…

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Last Chance to Be First on the Trail

Brevard County, FL - Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the future East Coast Regional Rail Trail on Saturday, May 2. This 7-mile stretch through pine flatwoods and hammocks is not yet open to the public. Participants may choose…

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TPO Recognized for Noteworthy Achievements

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) was recognized for a number of noteworthy achievements during a review of the program’s federal certification. Reviews are held annually and on a four year cycle…

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TPO Presents Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Advisory Committee Awards

Brevard County, FL - The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) presented the annual Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Advisory Committee (BPTAC) Awards at the April 9 TPO Board meeting.BPTAC Awards are given to individuals or…

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North Area Summer Day Camps Offer Online Registration

Titusville, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation’s North Area Parks Operation is offering summer day camps from June 2 through August 14 for children entering first grade through eighth grade.Camp registration is being held at the…

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Earth Day Festival at Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Titusville, FL -- The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and the Friends of the Enchanted Forest invite the public to the annual Earth Day Festival at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Management and Education Center.This is a fun…

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Pipe Collapse Forces Closure of John Rodes Boulevard/Dow Road Intersection

Brevard County, FL - A collapsed drainage structure has forced the closure of the intersection at John Rodes Boulevard and Dow Road in Melbourne.Effective immediately, both roads are closed. Traffic control signs will be installed to assist the…

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Your Vote Could Help Brevard Parks Score Improvements Grant

Brevard County, FL - Local parks make Brevard County a better place to live.By providing safe places to get active, enjoy nature, preserve the environment and bring people together, our parks are essential to our health and well being. From…

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Registration Begins for Youth Basketball League

Viera, FL -- The Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, will begin accepting registrations Monday, April 6, for its upcoming 2015 Summer Youth Basketball Program.Registrations will be open to children ages 5-15 at a cost of…

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Sign-up Begins for 2015 Summer Nature Camp at Erna Nixon Park

West Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County Parks & Recreation, South Area, will offer six weeks of Summer Nature Camp at Erna Nixon Park, 1200 Evans Road in West Melbourne.Nature camp is for children ages 7-13. Camp dates are June 1-5, June 8-12, June…

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Wickham Park to Close for Runaway County Music Program

Melbourne, FL -- Wickham Park, located at 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne, will be closed to the public from Friday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 25, for the Runaway Country Music Festival. In order to enter the park during the event, patrons…

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Easter Activities in North Brevard

Brevard County Parks and Recreation is offering Easter activities in North Brevard in April.  The 5th Annual Easter Day of Fun at Walter Butler Community Center located at Bernice G. Jackson Park, 4201 North U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa (Sharpes), on…

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3v3 Basketball Tournament Signup Under Way at Viera Community Center

Viera, FL - The Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, will host a “Spring’N Hoops” 3v3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 25.The fee is $30 per team with a maximum of 5 players per team participating in…

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Viera Wetlands Nature Festival to highlight 'Art of the Wetlands'

Brevard County, FL - “Art of the Wetlands” has been selected as the theme for this year’s 6th Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival, scheduled at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera.In addition to art displays, exhibits will feature…

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Enjoy Dinner and a Free Outdoor Movie at Micco Park

Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a gourmet food truck and free outdoor movie event at Micco Park.There will be food trucks on hand serving a wide variety of food. The food trucks will serve from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 7 p.m., Blue Life…

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Residents Invited to Help Develop Long Range Transportation Plan

Brevard County residents are invited to participate in a Corridor Planning Workshop towards the development of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.The workshop will be held from 8:30 am to Noon on Tuesday, March 3rd at the Brevard County School…

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Harry T., Harriette V. Moore Vote Records part of Black History Program

Brevard County, FL -- Voter registration records bearing the names of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, Florida’s most influential civil rights activists, will be among the highlights of kickoff ceremonies Wednesday of Brevard County Government’s…

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Awards recognize Melbourne Tractor Supply Co. for 4-H Fundraiser

Brevard County, FL - The Melbourne Tractor Supply Company (TSC) store was recently recognized for winning the Paper Clover "Regional Champion," “District Champion,” and “Class Champion” awards. They have been recognized as one of the top…

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Drainage Project to Temporarily Close Section of John Rodes Blvd.

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County is up-sizing drainage culverts under John Rodes Blvd at Lamplighter Village to decrease severe flooding in the area. Redirection of these flood waters will also decrease degradation of water quality in the Indian…

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Vendors Sought for Brevard Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale

Brevard County, FL -- Do you create beautiful garden sculpture…or perhaps you have other landscaping items you would like garden enthusiasts to discover? You can help the Brevard Botanical Garden (BBG) and show your “garden-y” items by…

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Ocean Rescue Chief: Education is Key to Safety and Life

Brevard County, FL -- Like any impressionable young child growing up on the Space Coast, Brevard County Ocean Rescue Chief Jeff Scabarozi dreamed of one day launching in a rocket toward outer space.Since 2004, when Scabarozi began working with…

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START SMART Junior Sports Program set for McLarty Park, Rockledge

Brevard County, FL -- The Central Area of Brevard County Parks and Recreation will offer START SMART Junior Sports Developmental Program at McLarty Park, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.The program is for children 3-5 years old who attend with their…

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Space Coast Government Television Moves to Channel 499

Brevard County, FL - Effective March 2, 2015, Space Coast Government Television (SCGTV) programming will move from channel 199 to channel 499 on the Brighthouse cable network.The move is part of a channel lineup initiative by Brighthouse to…

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County Manager to Host First Developer's Roundtable Discussion

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Manager Stockton Whitten will host a “Developer’s Roundtable” for a discussion with community developers on growth issues, land use, development activities and building trends.The goal of the…

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Mom to Mom Garage Sale Canceled

Titusville, FL -- The Mom to Mom Garage Sale scheduled at the Fox Lake Park main pavilion, 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville, on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 9 a.m. has been canceled due to lack of registered vendors.We apologize for…

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Next Stop: Job Workshop Instructs Teens on How To Secure a Job

Brevard County, FL -- Have a youngster who is interested in learning about the working world? UF/Brevard County Extension Service will hold a six-hour class that will give youth the opportunity to prepare for the future.Participants will learn how…

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NY Times Bestselling Author Tim Dorsey to Visit Cocoa Beach Library

Brevard County, FL -- New York Times Bestselling author Tim Dorsey will introduce and sign his newest novel at the Cocoa Beach Library.The Cocoa Beach Library welcomes back the popular Florida mystery writer to speak about the writing process and…

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Mom to Mom Toy and Clothing Garage Sale at Viera Regional Park

Viera, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Mom to Mom Toy & Clothing Garage Sale at the Viera Regional Community Center.Vendors may obtain applications at the Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.…

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North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation Meets in Titusville

Titusville, FL -- The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation will hold its next monthly meeting in the Brevard Room in Titusville. The public is invited to attend.The Brevard Room is located in a building on the north side of the parking…

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Forever Hearts 5k and Fun Walk at Rodes Park

West Melbourne, FL -- The 4th annual Forever Hearts 5k and Fun Walk, presented by Brevard County Parks and Recreation, will be held at the Rodes Park Community Center.The race begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $5 per participant and includes light…

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Space Coast Area Transit: No Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Brevard County, FL - In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Space Coast Area Transit will not offer bus service on Monday, Jan. 19. Regular bus service will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 20.For more information or any questions concerning bus…

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Volunteers Sought for 2015 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - The 18th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is looking for volunteers for this year's event, which is scheduled for Jan. 21-Jan. 26 on the Titusville campus of Eastern Florida State College.Several interesting…

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Palm Bay/Brevard County Events Mark Milestones for St. Johns Heritage Parkway

Brevard County, FL - The City of Palm Bay and Brevard County will hold a joint ribbon-cutting/ground-breaking ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, to mark the completion of Phase I and the start of Phase II construction of the St. Johns…

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Central Parks Hosts Back 2 Basics Basketball for 5-to 10-year-Olds

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation will offer Back 2 Basics Basketball for children 5 to 10 years old on Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 4 at Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park…

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Brevard Homeless Coalition Collects Socks, T-shirts for Homeless

Viera, FL - In an effort to support the upcoming homeless census, the Brevard Homeless Coalition is asking for donations of new adult-size socks and men’s white undershirts.Socks and T-shirt donations can be delivered until Friday, Jan. 16, to the…

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Kick Off Holiday with Free Movie in the Park Featuring 'Elf' in Suntree

Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County Parks & Recreation will show “Elf” at Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbourne.The movie will be shown on a 23-foot, outdoor movie screen beginning at 7 p.m. The movie is rated PG.This event is for…

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Space Coast Area Transit Announces Christmas Holiday Bus Schedule

Brevard County, FL -- In observance of the upcoming Christmas Holiday, Space Coast Area Transit will be operating on the following bus service schedule: Wednesday, December 24, 2014: Fixed-route bus service will operate on a Saturday Service…

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Sign-up Underway for Evening Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League, Rodes Park

West Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for two Adult COED Volleyball Leagues at the Rodes Park Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave., in West Melbourne.There will be a Monday night and a…

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2015 Adult Softball Team Registration Underway for Spring Season

Merritt Island and Cocoa, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation's Central Area Parks Operations is holding team registration for the spring season of adult softball leagues.The following leagues play in the Central Area: Coed- Monday evenings…

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40-Plus Basketball League Sign-up, Viera Regional Community Center

Viera, FL -- Viera Regional Community Center is accepting team registrations for its upcoming Winter 40-plus Basketball League.The fee is $345 per team, which includes a 10-game regular season along with a single-elimination playoff tournament. The…

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Junior Sports Developmental Program Offered at Kiwanis Island Park

Merritt Island, FL -- The Central Area of Brevard County Parks and Recreation will offer START SMART Junior Sports Developmental Program at Kiwanis Island Park.The program is for children 3-5 years old who attend with a parent.Start Smart Program is…

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12th Annual Sea Oats Sale Underway; Quantities Limited

Viera, FL - Attention beachside residents! It is time again to pre-purchase sea oats for dune planting through the annual sea oats sale offered by Brevard County's Natural Resources Management Department and Keep Brevard Beautiful Inc.Liner size sea…

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Registration Kicks Off for Florida Master Naturalist Training Program

Rockledge, FL -- Learning more about Florida’s natural environment now is possible through the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP), an environmental education extension program offered in partnership with the University of…

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Brevard County Seeks Citizen Input Through 'Speak Up Brevard'

Brevard County, FL - Once again it's time to "Speak Up Brevard."In an effort to provide a formal process for citizens to submit recommendations to Brevard County government, and as a result of charter amendment, Brevard County is implementing a…

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Santa Will Make Calls in North Brevard

Titusville, FL -- Special arrangements have been made for Santa to telephone preschool through second-grade children from his headquarters at the North Pole.Calls will be made Wednesday, December 17, 2014 and Thursday, December 18, 2014 between the…

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12th Annual Sea Oats Sale Underway; Quantities Limited

Viera, FL - Attention beachside residents! It is time again to pre-purchase sea oats for dune planting through the annual sea oats sale offered by Brevard County's Natural Resources Management Department and Keep Brevard Beautiful Inc.Liner size sea…

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County Manager Plans Quarterly 'Developer's Roundtables' Initiative

Brevard County, FL - County Manager Stockton Whitten invites members of the development community to take part in "Developer's Roundtables" for discussions on growth issues, development activities and building trends in the county.Whitten's goal is…

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Merritt Island Holiday Parade will Prompt Temporary Road Closures

Merritt Island, FL -- The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will close Courtenay Parkway (State Road 3) from Grove Boulevard to Merritt Avenue and Merritt Avenue east to Plumosa Avenue at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, until approximately 12:30…

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Hollywood Blvd. at Fell Road in West Melbourne Reopened to Traffic

Brevard County, FL -- Hollywood Boulevard at Fell Road in West Melbourne will be reopened on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.The closure was a result of intersection improvements, including drainage, new turn lanes on Hollywood Boulevard, sidewalks,…

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Space Coast Area Transit Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Bus Schedule

Brevard County, FL - In observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no bus service operating on Thursday, Nov. 27.On Friday, Nov. 28, fixed-route bus service will operate on a Saturday Service schedule only. The offices will be closed from…

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Road Closures Announced for Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade

Cocoa, Rockledge, FL -- Several temporary street closings are planned for the upcoming Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade, which will be held December 13, 2014.The City of Rockledge will close Florida Avenue from U.S. 1 to Rosa L. Jones Drive and…

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Upscale Lights Tour Highlights Holiday Big Kid Adventures

Cocoa, Rockledge, Merritt Island, FL -- The Central Area of Brevard County Parks and Recreation is offering Christmas Big Kid Adventures, Adult Field Trips.We have ordered the biggest and best limousine to take us on a tour of Christmas lights in…

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Community Developers Invited to Take Part in Roundtable Discussions

Brevard County, FL -- County Manager Stockton Whitten invites members of the development community to take part in a series of “Developer’s Roundtables” for discussions on growth issues, land use, development activities and building trends in…

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County Manager Plans Quarterly 'Developer's Roundtables' Initiative

Brevard County, FL - County Manager Stockton Whitten invites members of the development community to take part in "Developer's Roundtables" for discussions on growth issues, development activities and building trends in the county.Whitten's goal is…

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Brevard County Transportation Impact Fee Moratorium to End

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County’s moratorium on the collection of Transportation Impact Fees is scheduled to automatically expire on December 31, 2014.In accordance with Ordinance No. 13-12 enacted on April 30, 2013, any construction project…

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America Recycles Day Focuses Nation's Attention on Recycling Efforts

VIERA, Fla. - Brevard County will participate with a variety of activities during America Recycles Day, which is observed on Nov. 15. This is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging citizens to recycle, buy recycled products, and…

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Commissioner Chuck Nelson to Host Final Open House in Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach, FL -- Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, hosts a monthly Open House in Cocoa Beach to encourage residents to speak with him about community issues.Nelson will host his last open house in Cocoa Beach.…

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District 2 Commissioner Chuck Nelson to Host Cocoa Open House

Cocoa, FL -- Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, hosts a monthly open house in Cocoa to encourage residents to speak with him about community issues.Nelson has hosted over 90 community Open Houses at the Cocoa…

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Winter Youth Basketball Registration Underway at Viera Regional Park

Viera, FL - Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, will begin accepting registrations for its upcoming 2014-15 Youth Basketball Program on Monday, Oct. 6.Registrations will be open to children ages 5-15 at a cost of…

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4th Annual Edible Garden Festival Offers Yummy Plants

Cocoa, FL -- Autumn gardeners are invited to join University of Florida/IFAS Extension Brevard County Agents, members of the Brevard Botanical Garden, and Brevard County Master Gardeners for the fourth annual Edible Garden Festival.Herbs for sale…

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Parks and Recreation District 4 Administrative Board Meeting Notice for September 22, 2014

Cocoa, FL -- A Regular Meeting of the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Parks Operations District 4 Administrative Board will be held at the Central Area Parks Operations Office. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the…

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Viera Regional Community Center Offers New Fall Classes for All Ages

Viera, FL - The Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, is offering several new fall classes serving everyone from toddlers to adults. New classes include Shaolin Kung Fu (ages 12+), Yoga (toddlers to teens), American…

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Brevard County Government to Host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Viera, FL -- Brevard County Government will celebrate the achievements, customs and legacies of Brevard residents with roots in Latin America during a Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Government Center in Viera.The drop-in event, open to the…

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September Events at Barrier Island Center Focus on Water Quality

Activities include:Turtle Talks! -- 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11: Learn about sea turtles and observe the excavation of a recently emerged nest, conditions permitting. You may even see live hatchlings at these free events! Please enroll at…

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September Hopes to See You In The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Titusville, FL -- The September calendar at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville includes activities for young and old alike and extends an invitation to volunteers with a passion for the outdoors to become part of the Enchanted Forest…

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Local Business Sponsors Needed For Fall Festival at Sand Point Park

Titusville, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Fall Festival in North Brevard at Sand Point Park in Titusville. The festival will include a costume contest, children’s games, trunk n’ treat, hay ride, glitter tattoos…

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Bidding Underway For Brevard County Surplus Auction

Brevard County, FL -- From office furniture to utility trucks and trailers to tools and mowers, the bidding is underway during the County Surplus Sale Auction, which ends Monday, September 8, 2014.County surplus is available for sale. Bidders will…

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Spin the Wheel for Reduced Adoption Fees for Dogs and Cats in September, 2014

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Are you in the market for adopting a pet? Want a chance to adopt one for free? Brevard County Animal Services is offering the popular "Wheel of Adoption” for the entire month of September.Those adopting a pet from the…

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Brevard County Campgrounds Now Offer Online Registration

Viera, FL - The Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce online registration for campsites at Manatee Hammock, 7275 South U.S. Highway 1, Titusville; Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne; and Long Point Park, 700…

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Space Coast Area Transit: No Labor Day Bus Service

Brevard County, FL - Space Coast Area Transit has announced there will not be fixed-route bus service on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day.All normal bus service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2. For more information, call the bus…

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Commissioner Chuck Nelson Hosts Open House Friday at Cocoa Beach Library

Cocoa Beach, FL -- Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, will host an Open House at Cocoa Beach Library.Nelson hosts a monthly open house in Cocoa Beach the fourth Friday of every month to encourage residents to speak…

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Brevard County Ocean Rescue Launches Beach Safety Mobile Website

Brevard County Ocean Rescue, in cooperation with Brevard County Information Technology, has launched an innovative mobile website that takes ensuring beachgoers’ safety to the next level.Rip current, severe weather, marine life, sun and heat are…

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Brevard County Government to Host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Viera, FL - Brevard County Government will celebrate the achievements, customs and legacies of Brevard residents with roots in Latin America, South America and Spain during a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Government…

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Florida Author to Introduce New Novel 'Haunted' at Cocoa Beach Library

Brevard County, FL - New York Times bestselling Florida author Randy Wayne White will appear at the Cocoa Beach Public Library to introduce his newest novel, "Haunted," to be released Aug. 19. Copies will be available for sale and signing and a…

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Public Works Deploys Online 'Point-and-Click' Flood Zone Map Viewer

Viera, FL - The Brevard County Public Works Department has implemented an online flood zone map viewer.The viewer uses digital data provided by FEMA to display the Special Flood Hazard Areas from their official Flood Insurance Rate Map for Brevard…

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'Name Your Price' Pet Adoption Continues at Brevard County Shelters

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County's Animal Care Centers are filled with lovable pets of all shapes, colors and sizes. If you’re looking for a new pet, Brevard County Animal Services is letting you name your own adoption fee for the…

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Brevard County Recycling Rate Exceeds Milestone Goal Set for 2014

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County has reached a goal of 52 percent recycling, exceeding the 2014 recycling goal set by the state Legislature. The recycling rate puts Brevard County in the top 5 Florida counties with a traditional recycling rate of…

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Tropical Storm Arthur Good Reason to Clear Stormdrains, Debris

Brevard County, FL -- County residents are encouraged to clear stormwater drains and to clear and remove loose debris from their property -- not only because Tropical Storm Arthur is churning in the Atlantic, just off the East Coast -- but as…

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Space Coast Area Transit Buses Will Not Operate on Independence Day

Brevard County, FL - Space Coast Area Transit has announced there will be no bus service on Independence Day, Friday, July 4th.Regular bus service will resume on Saturday, July 5th. Questions or requests for further information should be directed to…

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July is 'Name Your Price' Pet Adoption Month at Brevard County Shelters

Brevard County, FL - If you’re looking for a new pet, Brevard County Animal Services is letting you name your own adoption fee for the shelter’s dogs, cats, kittens and puppies during the month of July.Prospective animal adopters can pay…

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Commissioner Andy Anderson's District 5 Office Temporarily Closes for Repairs

Brevard County, FL - Commissioner Andy Anderson’s District Five office on Sarno Road in Melbourne will close temporarily to allow workers to tend to a faulty air-conditioning unit.The office, located at 1515 Sarno Road, will remain closed…

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Solid Waste Management Celebrates 'Rusty's' Business Recycling Effort

Brevard County, FL -- Business recycling has taken a positive leap forward as Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar at Port Canaveral added single-stream recycling at its restaurant.Rusty’s began recycling glass bottles, plastic containers, aluminum…

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St. John's Heritage Parkway Phase I Construction Secures $3M Grant

Viera, FL - A $3 million TRIP grant received from the Florida Department of Transportation will help fund Brevard County’s Phase I construction of St. John’s Heritage Parkway, from U.S. 192 south to the Palm Bay city limits, starting this…

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Brevard 2040 Transportation 'VISION' Workshop

Brevard County, FL -- You participated. We listened. Now, come see the VISION.The Brevard County Transportation and Planning Organization will hold a Transportation VISION Workshop in the Board of County Commissioners boardroom at the Government…

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John Jorgenson’s Landing Undergoing Boat Dock Renovations

Grant, FL -- Renovations to the boat docks at John Jorgensen’s Landing, 5045 U.S. Highway 1 in Grant, will begin Monday, June 16.Renovations will include the replacement of decking on the boat docks. The project is expected to be completed by…

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Bcfr In-House Brush Truck Build Program Wins National Recognition

Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) has received national recognition as a 2014 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award winner for the success of its in-house building of 19 brush trucks. BCFR received recognition in the “Financial…

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Brevard Health Officials Confirm Case of Mosquito-borne Chikungunya Fever

Brevard County, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County today confirmed an imported case (travel associated) of chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes. If a person is infected and…

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Boaters Reminded to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Viera, FL -- Brevard County Boating & Waterways Program reminds boaters to prepare for hurricane season by having a plan to secure and protect their vessels. Hurricane season is June 1- November 30, 2014.Boaters should develop a plan for…

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Brevard County Animal Shelters Showcase Black Dogs, Cats Throughout June 2014

Brevard County, FL - “Back in Black” is a monthlong adoption promotion at Brevard County’s Animal Care Centers dedicated to increasing awareness and adoptions of black cats and dogs.“Although they're every bit as adorable and sweet as other…

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Under 18 Ride The Bus For Free All Summer With A Library Card

Brevard County, FL - On May 30, the day after school ends, Space Coast Area Transit will roll out "Read to Ride," a program that offers free bus fare all summer to youth under the age of 18 who show their free-of-charge Brevard County Library…

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Space Coast Area Transit Buses Will Not Operate on Memorial Day

Brevard County, FL - Space Coast Area Transit has announced there will be no bus service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.Regular bus service will resume on Tuesday. Questions or requests for further information should be directed to the Bus…

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Brevard County North Reach One of America’s Best Restored Beaches in 2014

BREVARD COUNTY – The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) announced today that Brevard County’s North Reach beach restoration is a winner of its 2014 Best Restored Beach Award.“ASBPA created the Best Restored Beach Award…

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Brevard County Animal Services: Orphaned Kittens Need Your Help

VIERA, FL - Brevard County Animal Services is asking residents with time on their hands to lend a helping hand to very young kittens that have come into the shelter without their mother. The youngsters, sometimes only days old, must be bottle fed in…

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Video Documents Entire Palm Bay Road Culvert Project in Less Than 7 Minutes

Brevard County, FL -- A time-lapse video that documents replacement of a collapsed stormwater drain pipe on Palm Bay Road provides county residents a bird’s-eye view of the four-week project from start to finish, and in a span of less than 7…

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Palm Bay Road Re-Opens to Traffic - Four Weeks Ahead of Schedule

Brevard County, FL - Four weeks ahead of schedule, Palm Bay Road will be re-opened to motorists at 10:30 a.m. May 7, 2014 following completion of a project to replace a collapsed stormwater drain at the roadway’s intersection with Minton…

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Coed Adult Kickball League Sign-up Underway in North Brevard

Canaveral Groves, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, is hosting an Adult Coed Kickball League beginning on Tuesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m., at Chain of Lakes, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, in Titusville.The fee of $200…

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Pet Adoption Promotion Offers Pets Priced According to Day of Month

Brevard County, FL - Adopt a pet from Brevard County Animal Services. On May 2 it will cost you $2. And May 3 it will cost you $3.In addition to the adoption fee, everyone pays $10 for a current Brevard County animal license tag.Considering regular…

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Palm Bay Road Culvert Replacement Project Marks Two Major Milestones

Brevard County, FL -- Work on the Palm Bay Road culvert replacement project will hit two major milestones this week.One milestone involves work to reinstall a traffic signal on the southeast corner of Minton Road’s intersection with Palm Bay Road.…

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Special Rates Encourage Pet Adoptions for Earth Day

Brevard County, FL - Celebrate Earth Day the pet-friendly way by adopting a hybrid. Brevard County Animal Services is offering all mixed breed dogs and cats in the shelters for $22.“In honor of Earth Day, April 22, we’re holding an adoption…

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Animal Services and Enforcement Launches Online Pet Licensing Service

Brevard County, FL - Online pet licensing is now available in Brevard County.Brevard County Animal Services & Enforcement has added a feature to its website so pet owners can purchase new or renew existing licenses for their pets via the…

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Space Coast Area Transit Plans Public Outreach on Bus Fare Increase

Brevard County, FL - Space Coast Area Transit will be conducting public outreach to distribute information and receive comments from citizens regarding a possible fare increase. The proposed fare increase is being requested due to increased…

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Bunny Fun Run and 5K Set at Viera Regional Community Center

Viera, FL -- The annual Run Brevard ReCreate Your Life 5K Race Series, presented by Brevard County Parks and Recreation, continues this month with the Bunny Fun Run And 5K at the Viera Regional Community Center.The Bunny Fun Run and 5K begins at 8…

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Palm Bay Aquatic Center Schedules Annual Underwater Egg Hunt

Palm Bay, FL -- The Palm Bay Aquatic Center will host its annual Underwater Egg Hunt.There are a limited number of tickets available for the event, and they are available by phone with a credit card, or in person during open swim hours at the Palm…

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Craft Fair and Kids' Bunny Fun Day at Viera Regional Park Community Center

Viera, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Craft Fair and Kids’ Bunny Fun Day Event at the Viera Regional Community Center.Craft vendors can secure an indoor 8-foot-by-8-foot space with a 5-foot table for $31.80. Vendor…

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Commissioner Andy Anderson to Host Family Dog Walk on the Beach

Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County Commissioner Andy Anderson invites residents to join him for Bark on the Beach, a free family dog walk and adoption event at Canova Beach Park.The one-mile round trip walk will start at the dog beach at Canova and…

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Palm Bay Road Closure Expected to Cause Bus Route Delays

Brevard County, FL -- The closure of Palm Bay Road is expected to cause schedule delays to bus route service in Palm Bay, West Melbourne and Melbourne beginning on Tuesday, April 8. The affected routes are: - Route 23 - West Palm Bay - Route 25 -…

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Sites Announced for Summer Food Service Program

Brevard County Parks and Recreation will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program.15.Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation…

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Palm Bay Road Closure Begins at April 7, 2014

Palm Bay, FL -- The countdown has begun on the planned 10 p.m. Monday, April 7, closing of Palm Bay Road -- from Minton Road east to Norfolk Parkway -- to allow replacement of a collapsed stormwater drain pipe. The project is expected to take 9…

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Ribbon-Cutting Marks Opening of Solid Waste Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Viera, FL - The Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department announces a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Solid Waste Vehicle Maintenance Facility located at the Central Disposal Facility (CDF), 2250 Adamson Road, in Cocoa.The old Vehicle…

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Rain Barrel Workshop Offered March 22 in Merritt Island

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County residents who are interested in putting rainwater to use on their landscapes and gardens will have the opportunity to create their own rain barrels at a workshop.Participants will learn about the benefits of…

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Palm Bay Road Closure/Culvert Replacement Updates Available on Facebook

BREVARD COUNTY, FL - Brevard County's Public Works Department has established a Facebook page devoted exclusively to an upcoming stormwater drain pipe replacement project that will close a section of Palm Bay Road effective at 10 p.m. Monday, March…

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Brevard County Promotes World Spay Day 2014 with Free Spay/Neuter Program

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement Department is offering free spay/neuter services for pet cats of income-qualifying residents at its South Animal Care Center.This promotion runs in conjunction with The Humane…

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3 Alarm Commercial Structure Fire at the Space Coast Flea Market

Brevard County, FL---Fire crews from Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR), along with numerous other agencies, worked to extinguish a 3-alarm commercial fire early this morning at the Space Coast Flea Market in Cocoa.  Brevard County Fire Rescue…

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Brevard County Library Branches Help Visitors Connect Family Trees

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---While the Brevard County Library system has been at the forefront of genealogy research for many years, with genealogy collections at the Titusville, Cocoa and Melbourne libraries, patrons will now be able to access Ancestry…

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Brevard County Shelters Overwhelmed with Unwanted Pets

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Less than a week after a successful communitywide pet adoption event, Brevard County’s animal shelters in Titusville and Melbourne are filled to capacity. "We’re simply overwhelmed with unwanted pets,” Animal…

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Brevard County To Join Celebration For 'National Garbage Man Day'

Viera, FL---The Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department will be celebrating the first National Garbage Man Day on June 17, 2013 to raise awareness for the garbage men and women that keep counties and cities clean.“The idea was…

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Rains Delay Paving Of Center Turn Lane For Wickham Road Widening Project

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Rains have put a damper on efforts to complete phase II construction of the center turn lane on the Wickham Road reconstruction project, between U.S. 192 and NASA Boulevard.Public Works Director John Denninghoff said the current…

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Brevard County Government Workers Go 'Hands On' For Community

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Brevard County Government employees will get “Hands On” this weekend, volunteering their time and services as part of a community work day on Saturday, June 1.The work day is part of a new initiative launched by the…

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Boat Ramps to Remain Open During Kelly Park East Boat Dock Renovations

Merritt Island, FL - Replacement of sea walls and boat dock, a new floating dock and shoreline revetment work are in store for Kelly Park East boat dock, which will undergo a three-month renovation project starting Tuesday, May 28.Boat ramps at the…

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'Age of Miracles' Author Plans Three Book Chats at Brevard County Libraries

Palm Bay, FL - Author Karen Thompson Walker will visit three Brevard County libraries in June to engage in community dialogues about her book, The Age of Miracles.The Age of Miracles was chosen as the One Book Brevard book selection. One Book…

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Brevard Libraries Seek Residents' Suggestions For VIVA 500 Time Capsule

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---As part of the events marking Florida's 500th Anniversary, the Viva 500 Committee has provided each county library system with a time capsule to fill and preserve for future generations.The time capsule, a stainless steel…

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Space Coast Area Transit Ceases Fixed Routes for Memorial Day Holiday

Brevard County, FL - Space Coast Area Transit announced the following changes to its fixed-route bus service for Memorial Day:- Monday, May 27 – All fixed routes will not operate.- Tuesday, May 28 – All fixed route bus service will return to…

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June Activities at Sams House will Focus on 'Our Communty, Our Home'

Brevard County, FL - Sams House at Pine Island presents a series of programs throughout the month of June that focus on “Our Community, Our Home.” These programs are offered at a suggested donation of $1 per person in support of education…

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EEL Program to Hold Selection/Management Committee Meeting

A Meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Selection and Management Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners.The purpose of this meeting is to review lands under consideration for public…

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Indian River Lagoon Preservation is Task That Begins at Home

Brevard County, FL - Dolphins, pelicans, and manatees are dying at record rates in the Indian River Lagoon. The last two summers produced the largest, densest and most damaging algae blooms ever recorded in the Lagoon. Bloom impacts included loss of…

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Brevard County Fire Rescue Participates in Melbourne Airport Mass Casualty Drill

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) participated in a mock disaster drill at the Melbourne Airport today. In addition to BCFR, the drill included representatives from the airport, airlines, local law enforcement, local fire…

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Awards Recognize Recycling Efforts by Brevard County Schools

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department and the League of Women Voters of the Space Coast are pleased to announce the School Recycling Awards for this school year. Enterprise Elementary School, Edgewood Jr. /Sr.…

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Wickham Road Widening at U.S. 192/NASA Boulevard To Wrap Up In November

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---A $6.5 million project to add a center turn lane on a four-lane stretch of Wickham Road between U.S. 192 and NASA Boulevard is targeted for completion in early November.Once completed, the project will provide safer access to…

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5th Annual Space Coast Waterfest Touts Water-Based Activities in Brevard

Brevard County, FL - Boating season is upon us and the Brevard County Marine Advisory Council and the Brevard County Boating & Waterways Program are proud to promote the 5th Annual Space Coast Waterfest.A variety of events scheduled throughout…

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Central Area Parks Operations/D4 Administrative Board Meets May 20, 2013

Cocoa, FL - A regular meeting of the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Parks Operations Administrative Board will be held at the Central Area Parks Operations Office, 840 Forrest Ave., Cocoa.“If a person decides to appeal any…

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Brevard County, Animal Welfare Groups Plan 'Rescue Me' Pet Adoption Event

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement, Brevard Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Central Brevard Humane Society have teamed up with local animal welfare groups for “Rescue Me,” a…

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EEL's Recreation and Education Advisory Committee Cancels May 9 Meeting

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Recreation & Education Advisory Committee has canceled its Thursday, May 9, meeting. The next regularly scheduled REAC meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8,…

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Brevard County Fire Rescue Announces New Public Information Officer

Brevard County Fire Chief Larry Collins announced today that Lieutenant Don Slayman will be the Public Information Officer (PIO) for Brevard County Fire Rescue.  He replaces Lieutenant Jeff Taylor who recently returned to Fire Suppression duty…

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Ceremony to Mark Completion of Latest Segment of Al Tuttle Trail Project

Brevard County, FL - A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Al Tuttle Trail within the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program's Malabar Scrub Sanctuary.The Brevard County Board of Commissioners, Parks & Recreation Department and EELs Program…

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‘Hurricane Lay’ Pays Homage to Late Brevard Emergency Management Director

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County will play a major role in this year’s statewide Hurricane Exercise, which will feature “Hurricane Lay” – a tropical cyclone event named in tribute to the late Brevard County Emergency Management Director…

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Space Coast Area Transit Seeks Volunteers For Disadvantaged Services Board

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The Brevard County Local Coordinating Board for Transportation Disadvantaged Services is seeking applications for volunteer board members.The Local Coordinating Board (LCB) was established by Chapter 427 of the Florida Statutes,…

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End-of-School Dance in Cocoa is a 'Crazy Socks-Required' Bash

Cocoa, FL - A fun end-of-the-school-year dance for kids ages 6-12 will be held at Travis Park, 2001 Michigan Ave. in Cocoa.Students are invited to enjoy an evening of dancing, musical games, pizza, drinks, and popcorn. Socks - the crazier the better…

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Space Coast Area Transit adds new Free-Fare Route in City of Melbourne

Brevard County, FL -- Starting on Wednesday, May 1, residents of the City of Melbourne will be able to ride Route 24 for free. This route joins the free fares offered on Route 21 and Route 1 (within the City of Melbourne limits.) The City of…

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Pilot Identified in Fatal Crash at Valkaria Airport

Brevard County, FL - The pilot of a two-seater Gyrocopter involved in a fatal crash April 29, 2013 morning at Valkaria Airport has been identified as Scott Adair.The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. and apparently just minutes after Adair was seen…

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North Brevard Commission On Parks And Recreation To Meet May 9, 2013

One or more members of Titusville City Council and the following committees may be present: Causeway Improvements Referendum Committee, Equestrian Trails & Facilities Referendum Committee, and the Mims-Scottsmoor Community Center Referendum…

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'Player's Card' Offers Unlimited Play, With Cart, On Brevard Golf Courses

Brevard County, FL - It's tee time in Brevard County. The Brevard County Golf Program is pleased to announce the offering of the Brevard County Player's Card.The Player's Card is ideal for the golfer who is a frequent player and additionally…

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Bob Ross Painting Classes Offered May 17-18 at Riverwalk Nature Center

Rockledge, FL - Certified instructor Barry Traxler will offer Bob Ross painting classes at Riverwalk Nature Center, located at Riverwalk: A Family Park, 5355 US Hwy 1, in Rockledge.The late Bob Ross was host of the public television series The Joy…

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'Wreck-It Ralph' Free Movie in the Park at Wickham Park

Melbourne, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation will be showing "Wreck-It Ralph" at the Wickham Park Amphitheater, 2500 Parkway Drive, in Melbourne.The movie will be shown on a giant, 23-foot outdoor movie screen beginning at 8 p.m.…

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Volunteers Needed to Restore Oyster Reefs

Rockledge, FL - Volunteers are needed to help restore dead oyster reefs for the Brevard Zoo's Oyster Reef Restoration Project in the Indian River Lagoon.To help restore oyster reefs in Mosquito Lagoon, volunteers make oyster shell mats. Each mat is…

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EEL's Recreation and Education Advisory Committee Meets May 9, 2013

Brevard County, FL - A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Recreation & Education Advisory Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners at the EEL Program Office, 91 East Drive, in…

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'Touch-A-Truck' Program and Food Trucks roll in April 27 to Kiwanis Island Park

Merritt Island, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a "Touch-A-Truck," a community event that provides families the opportunity to learn about and explore trucks, public safety equipment and construction vehicles at Kiwanis…

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Rain Barrel Workshop Offered Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Palm Bay

Palm Bay, FL - Residents interested in putting rainwater to use in their landscapes and gardens will have the opportunity to create their own rain barrels at a workshop on Saturday, May 11, in Palm Bay.The workshop, which will be held at The Lagoon…

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Spaces Still Available for Garage Sale at Rodes Park Community Center

West Melbourne, FL - Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation will host a community Garage Sale at the Rodes Park Community Center, inside Max K. Rodes Park, at 3410 Flanagan Ave, in West Melbourne.Eight-foot tables inside the community center…

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Postponed: Golf Tourney to Support Parks and Rec.'s Disabilities Program

Malabar, FL -- The Annual Brevard County Golf Tournament benefiting Brevard County Parks & Recreation’s disabilities program scheduled for Saturday, April 27, has been postponed. The tournament will now take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the…

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'Stars' Initiative Honors Volunteer Contributions to Brevard Government

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County’s Board of County Commissioners paid tribute Tuesday to the thousands of volunteers who help perform the day-to-day operations of County Government by adopting a resolution in honor of National Volunteer…

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Get into the 'Swim of Things' with North Area Parks Aquatic Programs

Titusville, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation’s North Area Parks Operations is offering swim lessons, private swim lessons and open swim at the Titusville High Pool, 150 S. Terrier Trail.Swim lessons are currently being offered in four…

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Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Specialty Camps Start June 3 in Viera and West Melbourne

Viera & West Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County Parks & Recreation, South Area, is offering Bricks 4 Kidz Lego© Specialty Camps at two locations in Southern Brevard for children ages 5 and up. There are several different morning and afternoon…

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Swim Lessons, Open Swimming Offered Through North Area Aquatics Programs

Titusville, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation’s North Area Parks Operations is offering swim lessons, private swim lessons and open swim at Titusville High Pool, 150 S. Terrier Trail, Titusville. Swim lessons are offered in four sessions…

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Registration Underway for North Area Parks Summer Day Camps

Titusville, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation’s North Area Parks Operation is offering summer day camps for children entering first grade through eighth grade from May 23 through Aug 13.Camp registration is being held at the following…

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Central Brevard Hosts Parent's Night Out at Three Locations in May

Cocoa, Rockledge, Merritt Island, FL - Central Area Parks are offering parents three Night Out opportunities in May.Parents can enjoy a night out while their children enjoy games, crafts, pizza, chips, drinks, a movie, and more. The events are for…

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Summer Camp Registration Underway for South Brevard

Melbourne, FL - Brevard County Parks & Recreation, South Area, is offering Summer Teen Camps at four locations for children entering seventh through ninth grades.Camps will begin on Tuesday, May 28, and run through Friday, Aug. 2. Teens will…

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Army Corps Approves Project Implementation Reports for Brevard Beaches

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved Project Implementation Reports that will result in renourishment of North and South Reach beaches in Brevard County, with the federal government footing virtually 100 percent of the…

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Be a 'Happy Camper' During Brevard's Annual Community Campout In May

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Grab the tent, but leave the rest of the hassles to Brevard County Parks & Recreation, which is hosting its annual Community Campout starting Friday, May 3, 2013 at F. Burton Smith Regional Park in Cocoa. Bring the family…

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Timeline Updated for Sarno Lakes Stormwater Improvements Project, Phase II

Melbourne, FL - Phase II of the Sarno Lakes Stormwater Improvements Project has been underway since January. As a result of the complexity of the project, significant disruptions in traffic patterns exist in this area of Melbourne. Contractors have…

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Vendors, Exhibitors Sought for 'Touch-A-Truck' Event at Kiwanis Island

Merritt Island, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a "Touch-A-Truck," a community event that provides families the opportunity to learn about and explore trucks, public safety equipment and construction vehicles.Date and…

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Registration Underway for Specialty Summer Camps in Central Brevard

Cocoa, Rockledge, Merritt Island, FL - Registration is underway for five specialty summer camp programs offered in Central Brevard through Brevard County Parks and Recreation. Camps start June 3.Specialty camps will be held various weeks through…

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Food Truck Bazaar Returns to Melbourne's Wickham Park April 26

Melbourne, FL - The Food Truck Bazaar is making a return visit to Wickham Park on Friday, April 26. There will be 15 to 20 trucks on hand selling a variety of foods and beverages.Some of the trucks expected to attend include: Coffee Urge,…

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North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation to Meet April 11

Titusville, FL - The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation will hold its next monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Brevard Room, 518 South Palm Ave., in Titusville.One or more members of Titusville City Council and the…

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Summer Camp Registration Underway Now In Central Brevard

Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, is offering summer camps at six locations for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade. The camps will be held from May 28 to Aug. 9. Registration opened Monday, March 25.Camps will be offered…

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Reptiles and Amphibians Topic of Lunch With Nature at Enchanted Forest

Titusville, FL - Reptiles and Amphibians will be the topic for the monthly Lunch with Nature program, Sarah Kraum of the Enchanted Forest will be guest speaker for the program.Lunch with Nature is held the third Tuesday of the month with speakers…

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Moonlight Stroll to be Held April 20 at Erna Nixon Park

West Melbourne, FL - It’s time again to “Stroll the Park After Dark!” The semi-annual Moonlight Stroll, sponsored by Brevard County Parks & Recreation.The Brevard Astronomical Society will be there with telescopes for stargazing and sky…

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April Activities at Sams House at Pine Island will Focus on Wildlife

Brevard County, FL - Throughout the month of April, Sams House at Pine Island presents a series of free programs that focus on local wildlife.Children’s Story Hour: “Raccoon at Clear Creek Road” - 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 6:…

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins Along Beaches Of Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Sea turtle nesting season has begun in Brevard County and will be in effect through Oct. 31.Leatherback sea turtles, begin to come ashore in March and lay their eggs. Leatherbacks, the largest living turtles, are typically six…

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Brevard County Recycling Efforts hit Milestone a Year Ahead of Target

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Brevard County has reached a goal of 45 percent recycling, a milestone achieved one year early and one that puts Brevard County in a second-place tie among Florida county’s with the highest recycling rates.According to the…

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Eighth Annual 'Art on the Park' Set for Riverwalk Nature Center

Rockledge, FL - The eighth annual Art on the Park event, hosted by Central Area of Brevard County Parks and Recreation, will be held at Riverwalk Nature Center.The event, an environmentally themed sidewalk chalk-art contest for youths in grades…

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Twilight Easter Egg Hunt Set for March 30 at McLarty Park in Rockledge

Rockledge, FL – A Twilight Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 5:30- 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at McLarty Park Community Center, 790 Barton Boulevard, in Rockledge.The event, free for children of all ages, including teens, includes a flashlight…

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Sign-Up Underway For Adult Flag Football League In Canaveral Groves

Canaveral Groves, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, is hosting an Adult Flag Football League beginning at Space Coast Communities Sports Complex.The fee of $492 per team is due by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the…

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Health and Wellness Vendors Sought for March 20 Expo in Micco

Micco, FL - Health vendors and wellness enthusiasts are being sought for a Health and Wellness Expo Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Time: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Location: The South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Avenue in Micco. Tables are…

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EEL Program to Hold Procedures Committee Meeting on March 21

Brevard County, FL - A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Procedures Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the EEL Program Office,…

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Firefighters Contain 10-Acre Brush Fire In Mims

Firefighters from Brevard County Fire Rescue and the Florida Forest Service say they have contained a 10-acre brush fire near Wiley Road in Mims.  The fire was reported at 12:23 p.m. and was touched off by a tractor that caught fire in an…

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Top Bid at Auction Wins Chance to Shave Commissioner Andy Anderson's Head

Melbourne, FL - Details have just been announced for an auction to be held for a chance to shave District 5 Commissioner Andy Anderson’s head as part of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s event this Saturday, March 16, at The Avenue…

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8th Annual Fox Lake Spring Festival of Crafts in Titusville

Titusville, FL – The Eighth Annual Fox Lake Spring Festival of Crafts will be held at Fox Lake Park in Titusville.Only handmade and homemade crafts will be offered for sale at the event, which is sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and…

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Photography Classes Focus Of Program At Erna Nixon Park

West Melbourne, FL -- Ashley Kuvlesky Photography will offer classes this month in using DSLR and advanced point-and-shoot cameras at Erna Nixon Park.Camera 101 teaches the basics of DSLR or advanced point-and-shoot camera. Topics include basic…

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Travis Park in Cocoa to Host Spring Carnival on March 23

Cocoa, FL - Travis Park will play host to a free Spring Carnival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.Travis Park is at 790 Barton Blvd. in Cocoa. This community event will feature games, face painting, prizes, snow cones, cotton candy, and…

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Port St. John Brush Fire Update- March 6, 2013

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) firefighters are back at the scene of 35-acre brush fire in Port St. John.  The call was initially dispatched at 5:06 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in a wooded area SE of the I-95 Port St.…

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Rain Barrel Workshop Offered Saturday, March 23, in Melbourne Village

Melbourne Village, FL - Residents who are interested in putting rainwater to use in their landscapes and gardens will have the opportunity to create their own rain barrels at a workshop on Saturday, March 23, in Melbourne Village.The workshop, which…

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Crafts Fair and Kid's Springtacular Set in Viera

Viera, FL -- A Crafts Fair and Kid's Springtacular will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Viera Regional Community Center.Admission is free for the Crafts Fair. The Kid's Springtacular is $2 per child; free for adults…

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Egg Hunts And Breakfast With The Easter Bunny Planned In North Brevard

Multiple egg hunts and even Breakfast with the Easter Bunny are among events planned by North Area Parks Operations starting Friday, March 15, and continuing through Saturday, March 30, 2013.The egg hunts are free, but participants should bring…

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Horseback Trail Rides offered at Pine Island Conservation Area through April

Brevard County, FL - Pine Island Conservation Area Horseback Trail rides will be offered on the following Sunday afternoons at the Pine Island Conservation Area in North Merritt Island: March 10,17, and 24; April 14, 21 and 28. Reservations and…

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EEL's Advisory Group To Review Public Access, Recreation Requests

A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Recreation & Education Advisory Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the EEL Program…

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Commissioner Chuck Nelson cancels Open House in Cocoa

Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, has canceled his monthly open house in Cocoa this Friday, March 8, due to a scheduling conflict.The next planned open house in Cocoa is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday,…

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EEL's Committees Postpone March 7 And March 14 Meetings

Two upcoming meetings planned by the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Procedures and Recreation & Education Advisory committees, originally scheduled for March 7 and March 14 respectively, have been postponed. New meeting times…

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Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center Gets New Operating Hours

Mims, FL -- Operating hours for the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center will change effective Monday, March 4, as follows: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; and closed Saturday and Sunday, except for group appointments.Opened in…

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Spring Break Camp Registration Underway In South Brevard

Brevard County Parks & Recreation, South Area, is offering Spring Break camps at five locations in Southern Brevard for children currently in kindergarten through 6th grade. The camps will be held March 25-29. Registration is now open.Camps will…

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Spring Craft And Plant Sale To Be Held At Wickham Park In Melbourne

Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Spring Craft and Plant Sale at Wickham Park. The Fair will be held inside the park, 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne.Wickham Park is currently seeking craft vendors, food vendors and local nurseries or…

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Environmentally Endangered Lands Program To Hold Land Acquisition Meeting

A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Selection and Management Committee, established by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the EEL Program Office,…

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Ted Whitlock Community Center Offers Yin Yoga Classes

Brevard County Parks and Recreation offers Yin Yoga classes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Ted Whitlock Community Center, 1951 Malabar Road NW, in Palm Bay.Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held…

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Sign-up underway for Women's Spring Softball League in North Brevard

Titusville, FL -- A women’s softball league sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Chain of Lakes, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, in Titusville.The fee of $264 for a…

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Men's Spring Softball League Sign-Up Underway in North Brevard

Titusville, FL -- A men’s softball league sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Chain of Lakes, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, in Titusville.The fee of $264 for a…

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Sign-up underway for Adult 6v6 Soccer League in West Melbourne

West Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County South Area Parks & Recreation is now accepting team registrations for the upcoming 2013 Spring/Summer Adult 6v6 Soccer league. The league will consist of 30+, 40+, and open age divisions.Games will be played…

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Chain of Lakes Coed Softball League Season to Begin March 13, 2013

Brevard County, FL -- A coed softball league sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Chain of Lakes, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, in Titusville.The fee of $342…

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Rodes Park Holds Sign-Up for Adult Coed Volleyball League

West Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for an Adult COED Volleyball League at the Rodes Park Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave.. in West Melbourne.League games will be played on Monday…

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Transportation Disadvantaged Services Board Sets Public Meeting

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The Brevard County Local Coordinating Board for Transportation Disadvantaged Services, established by Chapter 427 of the Florida Statutes, will meet at the Brevard County Government Center, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building…

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Mom to Mom Toy and Clothing Garage Sale in Viera

VIERA, FL---Brevard County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Mom to Mom Toy & Clothing Garage Sale at the Viera Regional Community Center.Vendors may obtain applications at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in…

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After School Arts/Crafts Program Sign-up Underway at Rotary Park

Merritt Island, FL -- Registration is now available for the After School Arts and Crafts program offered at Rotary Park Nature Center, 1899 S. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island.This new program offered for students ages 7-12, starts on Wednesday, Feb.…

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Central Brevard Little League schedules Opening Day Ceremonies

Rockledge, Cocoa and Merritt Island, FL - Rockledge, Cocoa and Merritt Island Little Leagues will hold their opening day ceremonies in February and March to kickoff the spring baseball and softball seasons.Rockledge Little League will hold opening…

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North Brevard Little League Opening Day Ceremonies Scheduled

Port St. John, Titusville, Mims, FL -- Port St. John, Indian River City, and Mims Little Leagues will hold their opening day ceremonies in February and March to kick off the spring baseball and softball seasons. Indian River City will hold opening…

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Commissioner Chuck Nelson to Host Cocoa Beach Open House on Feb. 22

Cocoa Beach, FL -- Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, hosts a monthly open house in Cocoa Beach the fourth Friday of every month to encourage residents to speak with him about community issues. The next open house…

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North Brevard Little League Opening Day Ceremonies Scheduled

Port St. John, Titusville, Mims, FL -- Port St. John, Indian River City, and Mims Little Leagues will hold their opening day ceremonies in February and March to kick off the spring baseball and softball seasons. Indian River City will hold opening…

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North Brevard Little League Opening Day Ceremonies Scheduled

Port St. John, Titusville, Mims, FL -- Port St. John, Indian River City, and Mims Little Leagues will hold their opening day ceremonies in February and March to kick off the spring baseball and softball seasons. Indian River City will hold opening…

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I-95 Remains Closed Due to Accident Involving Two Tractor Trailers

Brevard County - An accident involving two tractor trailers has closed all northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Titusville. All northbound traffic is being diverted onto State Road 407 as a detour to State Road 50.Brevard County Fire Rescue crews…

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Mom to Mom Toy and Clothing Garage Sale

Viera, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Mom to Mom Toy & Clothing Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2, at the Viera Regional Community Center.Vendors may obtain applications at the Viera Regional Community…

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Helicopter Crashes Down at Merritt Island Airport, Three Escape Serious Injury

Brevard County, FL -- Three men escaped serious injury as the helicopter they were riding in made a crash landing at the Merritt Island Airport Feb 6th evening.  At 6:10 p.m., Brevard County Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the south side…

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Spring Camp Registration Now Underway in Central Brevard

Cocoa, Rockledge, Merritt Island, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, is offering Spring Break camps at three locations in Central Brevard for children currently in kindergarten through 6th grade. The camps will be held March…

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Spring Camp Registration Now Underway in Central Brevard

Cocoa, Rockledge, Merritt Island, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, is offering Spring Break camps at three locations in Central Brevard for children currently in kindergarten through 6th grade. The camps will be held March…

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Registration Under Way for Adult 6v6 Soccer League in West Melbourne

West Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County South Area Parks & Recreation is currently accepting team registrations for the upcoming 2013 Spring/Summer Adult 6v6 Soccer league. The league will consist of 30-plus, 40-plus, and open-age divisions.Games…

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My Florida Festival In Cocoa To Celebrate State's Past, Present And Future

Cocoa, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area will host the My Florida Festival.My Florida Festival is a family festival with exhibits and activities from the Present, Past and Future. Activities will include hayrides, bounce houses,…

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Structure Fire - 4200 Block of Bass Road, Cocoa

Cocoa, FL -- More than 30 firefighters from four separate agencies responded February 02, 2013 morning for an early morning blaze that destroyed a home near Lake Poinsett in Cocoa. Fire crews were dispatched to a home in the 4200 block of Bass Road,…

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Bromeliads will be Topic of Lunch With Nature Program at Enchanted Forest

Titusville, FL -- The Topic for the monthly Lunch with Nature program at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Boulevard in Titusville, will be Bromeliads with Greg Spak of the Bromeliad Society of Central Florida as the guest speaker. The…

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Lifeguard Classes Begin in March at McLarty Park in Rockledge

Rockledge, FL -- The first session of lifeguard classes will be held March 15-17 and March 22-23 at McLarty Park, 790 Barton Blvd in Rockledge.Classes on Friday are held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday classes are held from 9 a.m. to 6…

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Service Groups Sought for Movies in the Park Series at Wickham Park

Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a series of free Movies in the Park at the amphitheater located inside Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Dr. in Melbourne. Movies are shown on a giant 23-foot outdoor movie screen beginning at…

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Registration for Zumba Classes Kicks Off at Ted Whitlock Community Center

PALM BAY, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation offers Zumba classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ted Whitlock Community Center, 1951 Malabar Road NW in Palm Bay.Zumba Fitness is the Latin-inspired…

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USDA: Applications for Agricultural Assistance in Florida Due March 15, 2013

Gainesville, FL -- The 2008 Farm Bill was recently extended by Congress until September. This extension has allowed the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida to add an additional chance for producers to improve water and air…

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Commissioner Andy Anderson Seeks Volunteer for Public Golf Advisory Board

Melbourne, FL -- The District Five Commission Office is looking for a volunteer to fill an opening for the Public Golf Advisory Board.The Public Golf Advisory Board provides recommendations through the Parks and Recreation Department to the Board of…

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Brevard County Ocean Rescue Tryouts This Saturday

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host open tryouts for seasonal lifeguards at Rockledge High School.While no lifeguarding experience is necessary, candidates must be over the age of 16 and possess strong swimming skills. …

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One Killed, Three Injured in Viera Vehicle Accident

Brevard County, FL---Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) was dispatched on January 03, 2013 at 3:40 p.m. to the intersection of Stadium Parkway and North Wickham Road for reports of a two-vehicle accident that sent one vehicle into a retention pond.En…

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Birding and Wildlife Festival highlights Enchanted Forest January Calendar

Titusville, FL -- Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival activities highlight a month of fun-filled events with nature in January at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia, Blvd., in Titusville.Here's a look at what's in store:GUIDED NATURE…

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Sanctioned Adult Flag Football League now forming at Palm Bay Regional Park

Palm Bay, FL. – Brevard County Parks and Recreation is offering a Florida Flag Football League (FFFL) sanctioned adult 7v7 flag football league at Palm Bay Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Road NW in Palm Bay.The season begins Jan. 16. The cost is $485…

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Adult Flag Football LeagueSign-Up Under Way at Viera Regional Park

Viera, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation is offering a flag football league at Viera Regional Park, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, beginning Jan. 27.The cost is $485 per team, which includes a 10-game regular season and a…

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Spanish Boot Camp planned for Law Enforcement, Healthcare professionals

Viera, FL -- The Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, is offering Spanish Boot Camp Classes beginning in January.Spanish Boot Camp classes are designed to bring law enforcement and healthcare professionals to a…

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Off-duty Animal Services Officer Struck by Vehicle, Seriously Injured

Kim Barlet, a Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement Officer, remained in critical condition at Holmes Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, two days after she was struck by a motor vehicle while off duty as she walked her dog on Tropical…

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Natural Resources Management kicks off 10th annual Sea Oats Sale

Viera, FL. – Attention beachside residents: It is time again to pre-purchase sea oats for dune planting through the annual sea oats sale offered by Brevard County's Natural Resources Management Office and Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc.Liner size sea…

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Brevard County Ocean Rescue Unveils New Lifeguard Towers

Brevard County, FL --  To boost public safety and provide better protection for its staff against the elements, Brevard County Ocean Rescue unveiled two new lifeguard towers on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.  The two new towers are set up…

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Winners Named In 2012 Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade Events

Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade, which was held on Saturday, Dec. 8.Judges ChoiceGardendale Elementary Magnet School GEMS Showstoppers;School Band1ST…

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Kick Off Holiday with Free Movie in the Park, 'The Polar Express,' in Suntree

Brevard County Parks and Recreation will show “The Polar Express” on Thursday, December 20, at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 North Wickham Road in Melbourne. The movie will be shown on a giant, 23-foot, outdoor movie screen beginning at…

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Brevard Homeless Coalition Collects Socks, T-Shirts For Homeless

Brevard County, FL -- In an effort to support the upcoming homeless census, the Brevard Homeless Coalition is asking for donations of new adult-size socks and men's white undershirts.Socks and T-shirt donations can be delivered until Jan. 18 to the…

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Holly Woolsey New Legislative Aide for Dist. 1 Commissioner Robin Fisher

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Holly Woolsey, who most currently served as the Interim Director for Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, has accepted a position as the new legislative aide for District 1 Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher.Woolsey, a…

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Parks and Recreation announces 2012 Merritt Island Holiday Parade Winners

Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Merritt Island Holiday Parade, which was held on Saturday, December 1.Judges ChoiceGene’s Karaoke and DJ MachineSchool Band1st Place: Merritt Island…

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Brevard County Commissioner Andy Anderson To Host Holiday Open House

Commissioner Andy Anderson will host his annual Holiday Open House at his office located at 1515 Sarno Road, Melbourne.The Commissioner is asking that you help support his office's two charity drives: Coats for Kids and Elves for Elders. Please…

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Public Input sought on Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary Land Managment Plan

Brevard County, FL -- The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program is soliciting citizen input on the draft Land Management Plan for Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary.Copies are available to review at the Central Brevard,…

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Trail Running Seminar Offered at Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---A four-part Trail Running Seminar will be held at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville on the following days in December:Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 22, 7:30 a.m.Saturday, Dec.…

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Hurricane Season Ends, But Not Without Leaving Mark On Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Hurricane season officially ends Friday, Nov. 30, but not without leaving its mark along Brevard County’s beaches.Historical tracking maps from the National Hurricane Center in Miami indicate the state had four brushes with…

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District 5 Commisioner Andy Anderson selected Commission Chairman

Brevard County, FL – District 5 Brevard County Commissioner Andy Anderson was selected as Commission Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Mary Bolin Lewis will serve as Vice Chairman for the coming year.The selections were made Tuesday evening…

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Santa To Make Holiday Calls To Children In Brevard County

Brevard County, FL.— Special arrangements have been made for Santa to telephone children from his headquarters at the North Pole.Calls will be made between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13, to phones…

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County Commissioner Robin Fisher Announces New Administrative Aide

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Lydia Jackson, who worked for 6-plus years as a planner with Brevard County Planning & Development at the Government Center in Viera, has accepted a position as the new administrative aide for District 1 Brevard County…

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Brevard Health and Wellness Expo and 5k Race December 1 at Viera Regional Park

Viera, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation along with Health First will host a Health and Wellness Expo.The expo will help kick off Brevard County Parks & Recreation and Health First’s 2nd Annual Run Brevard ReCreate Your Life 5K Race…

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Brevard County Derelict Vessel Removal Efforts Continue

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The Brevard County Boating & Waterways Program will kick-off another phase of its ongoing efforts to remove derelict and abandoned vessels from the county’s waterways in December. Working closely with state and local law…

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Palm Bay Aquatic Center Announces Winter Hours

Palm Bay, FL – Winter hours at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center will begin on Monday, Nov. 26.New open swim hours will be from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Lap swimming will be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays,…

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Brevard County Legislative Delegation Meeting - December 12, 2012

Brevard County, Fla. - Representative Steve Crisafulli, Chairman of the Brevard County Legislative Delegation, has announced that the delegation will meet from 2-5 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss local issues to be presented…

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Space Coast Area Transit Announces Thanksgiving Day Schedule

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Space Coast Area Transit announced the following changes to its fixed route bus service for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2012:- Thursday, Nov. 22 – All fixed routes will not operate.- Friday,…

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Structure Fire- 3406 Frankie Lane, Cocoa

Brevard County, FL---BCFR firefighters responded November 05, 2012 morning to a reported structure fire at the Cypress Strand Mobile Home Park, located off of Friday Road near the Cocoa Expo Sports Center.  A neighbor called 911 shortly after 6…

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Turkey Shoot Dodgeball Tourney at South Beach Community Center

Melbourne Beach, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Turkey Shoot Dodgeball Tournament at the South Beach Community Center, 500 Old Florida Trail in Melbourne Beach. The double-elimination tournament consists of two divisions;…

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Repairs Completed On Collapsed Culvert On Windover Way In Titusville

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Work to replace a collapsed metal culvert on Windover Way, between Quail Trail and Canal Ridge Drive in Titusville, will be completed Wednesday, one week ahead of schedule, Public Works Director John Denninghoff said Tuesday.In…

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Hurricane Sandy May Impact Some Local Services, Activities

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – The following Brevard County services, activities or scheduled events may be affected by Hurricane Sandy:Power Outages: Florida Power & Light has reported 7,320 power outages. Number of outages restored: 6,480. To report…

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Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher Receives EDC Honor

Brevard County, FL -- District 1 Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher, who represents North Brevard, has been awarded the 2012 Gary R. Cunningham Distinguished Service Award presented by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space…

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Viera Regional Community Center Offers New Theater Classes

Viera, FL –  Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering Theater Classes at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.One class will be held either Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. or Wednesdays from…

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Youth Basketball Registration at Viera Regional Community Center

Viera, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation is hosting a youth basketball league starting in December at the Viera Regional Community Center.Registration for the league will be held at the community center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.…

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Plane Crash Landing in Merritt Island, Pilot Uninjured

(Brevard County, FL)-  Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) were dispatched to Merritt Island Airport, 900 Airport Road, at 11:42 On October 23 for a reported plane crash.  Units from Station 43, located adjacent to the airport, responded to…

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Midnight Vote Deadline: Max Brewer Bridge In Tight Race For National Award

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The competition for "Best in the Nation" transportation project, which includes A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville as a Top 10 Finalist, is racing toward a midnight finish. Max Brewer Bridge has led the competition on…

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Man Successfully Rescued from Merritt Island Culvert

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) crews responded this morning for a report of a man who had fallen into a hole and was unable to get himself out. The call was dispatched at 9:57 a.m.Firefighters responded to the area of E.…

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Structure Fire - 3168 Cortona Drive, Viera

Brevard County, FL -- Firefighters from Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) and Rockledge Fire Department (RFD) responded this afternoon for a reported structure fire at 3168 Cortona Drive in Viera. The incident was dispatched at 1:16 p.m.BCFR Truck…

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'Big Kid Adventures' Plans Endless Shopping Jaunt to Webster's Flea Market

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Brevard County Parks and Recreation’s "Big Kid Adventures," monthly field trips for adults, is offering a trip on Monday, Nov. 12, to Florida’s oldest and largest flea market in Webster.Spend the entire morning…

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Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival Seeks Sponsors, Donations, Volunteers

Brevard County, FL -- The 16th Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival, set for Jan. 23-28, 2013 is seeking local sponsors, donations, items (new or gently used) for the silent auction and volunteers.The festival is a community event that…

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Club 13 for Teens Plans Nov. 15 Trip to Space Coast Fair

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Club 13 will be going to the Space Coast Fair from 2:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The cost of the program is $25, which includes dinner, transportation and admission to the fair.The Space Coast Fair has more than 200…

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Ceremony to Mark Widening of I-95 in North Brevard to Voluisia County Line

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---District One County Commissioner Robin Fisher, the North Brevard Economic Development Zone, and the Space Coast Infrastructure Agency with the Florida Department of Transportation will host a public ceremony to mark the…

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Voting Deadline Looms: Max Brewer Bridge now in 2nd for National Award

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The competition for "Best in the Nation" transportation project, which includes A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville as a Top 10 Finalist, now has California in first place by a 7,000-vote margin, according to the…

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Vendors, Crafters Wanted for Nov. 3 Garage Sale in Palm Bay

Palm Bay, FL – Vendors and crafters are needed for a garage sale being held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Ted Whitlock Community Center inside Palm Bay Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Road in Palm Bay. Both indoor and outdoor tables…

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'Big Kid Adventures' Includes Fish Museum and Clambake Lagoon Festival

Brevard County, FL. – Brevard County Parks and Recreation's 'Big Kid Adventures,' monthly field trips for adults, is offering a trip on Friday, Nov. 2, that includes a visit to a fish museum and a clambake festival.The trip starts out at the…

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Commissioner Andy Anderson to Kick Off Coats for Kids Drive

Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County Commissioner Andy Anderson kicks off the third annual Coats for Kids drive at his annual Breakfast in the Park event.Coats for Kids is a countywide initiative to combat the growing problem of children without winter…

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Barrier Island Center Hosts 'Creepy Creatures' Halloween Party

Melbourne Beach, FL -- A free ‘not-so’scary’ Halloween Party, complete with “Creepy Creature” encounters with snakes, alligators, scorpions, tarantulas, bats and more, will be held at the Barrier Island Center.There will be hands-on…

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Free Movie And Fall Family Fun Event Planned In Suntree

Melbourne, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation will show “Monster House” at Spyglass Hill Park in Suntree. The park is located at 7550 Spyglass Hill Road in Melbourne. The movie will be shown on a giant, 23-foot, outdoor movie screen…

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Brevard County Fair Announces Online Release Of 2013 Premium Book

Brevard County, FL - Bring your cookies, quilts and potted plants to the 2013 Brevard County Fair! Each year, more than $6,000 in premiums are awarded to the top entries in Brevard County Fair competitions. And, although County Fair competitions are…

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Organizational Meeting for Fall/Winter Coed Softball League

Merritt Island, FL – Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation is holding an organizational meeting for coed fall/winter softball leagues.The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Island Park, Merritt Island, at the Karen Rood Building,…

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Fox Lake Christmas Festival of Crafts in Titusville

Titusville, FL -- The 19th Annual Fox Lake Christmas Festival of Crafts will be held at Fox Lake Park in Titusville.Only handmade and homemade crafts will be offered for sale at the event, which is sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and…

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Commissioner Andy Anderson to Host Breakfast in the Park

Melbourne, FL -- Commissioner Andy Anderson invites Brevard County residents to join him for Breakfast in the Park being held at Howard Futch Park in Indialantic. Breakfast will be provided and served by Cub Scout Pack 772 from Palm Bay.This…

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Brevard Commission on Aging Member Honored for Elder Falls Prevention Initiatives

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Brevard County Commission on Aging member Dr. Mark Brimer has been awarded the initial Florida Senior Falls Prevention Award. The recognition is sponsored by the Florida Injury Prevention Program and the Florida Department of…

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A. Max Brewer Bridge Lead For National Transportation Award In Jeopardy

Brevard County, FL -- The competition for "Best in the Nation" transportation project, which includes A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville as a Top 10 Finalist, just got a lot closer with a project in California pulling to within about 2,000…

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UF/Brevard County Extension Service hosts Youth Science Day Events

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County Agriculture and Extension Service and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host 4-H Youth Engineer Environmental Robotic Solutions on 4-H National Youth Science Day this…

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Decorative Painting Class Offered at Rotary Park in Merritt Island

Merritt Island, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation will offer a contemporary decorative painting four-class session at Rotary Park, 1899 South Courtenay Parkway on Merritt Island, beginning Oct. 24. Students will receive training in…

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‘Not So Scary Night’ Planned At South Mainland Community Center In Micco

Micco, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Parent’s Night Out event at the South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Avenue in Micco.Parents can enjoy a night out while their children enjoy a night of ghoulish games, crafts,…

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Free Skyhoundz Canine Competition Coming to Palm Bay

Palm Bay, FL – The largest disc-dog competition series in the world is coming to Palm Bay.A local championship for the 2012 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships will be held at Palm Bay Regional Park.There is no entry fee for competitors…

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Space Coast Area Transit Sets Ridership Record

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Preliminary ridership numbers for Space Coast Area Transit, Brevard’s Public Transportation System, indicate 2,060,000 passenger boardings occurred on its fixed-route buses for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2012. That…

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Brevard County Fire Rescue Open House Announcement for National Fire Prevention Week

Brevard County, FL---In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) will once again host county-wide open houses at each of its fire stations from Sunday, October 7th through Saturday, October 13th, 2012.  Each…

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Brevard County Firefighters Wear Pink to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Brevard County firefighters are trading in their blue shirts for pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the entire month of October, Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) has teamed with the Brevard County Professional…

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Gap Narrows, But A. Max Brewer Bridge Leads in Transportation Award Votes

Brevard County, Fl -  A. Max Brewer Bridge, a Top 10 Finalist in a "Best in the Nation" transportation project competition, continues its stronghold in the national vote count, but a project in California has collected 17,000 votes in…

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Voter Registration Deadline for General Election is October 9, 2012

Viera, FL - Tuesday, October 9,2012 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 6 General Election. Voter Registration Applications received after Oct. 9 will be processed, but those voters will not be eligible to vote on Nov. 6. The…

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Big Kid Adventures Plans October 24 Scrub Jay Encounter, Airboat Tour

Brevard County Parks and Recreation's 'Big Kid Adventures,' monthly field trips for adults, will be heading to the St. Sebastian River Buffer Preserve State Park from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.St. Sebastian River Buffer Preserve…

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Pumpkin Patch Spooktacular At Kiwanis Island Park

Merritt Island, FL – The Pumpkin Patch Spooktacular family fun Halloween event will at Kiwanis Island Park Community Center, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island.This trick-or-treat alternative is for children ages to 2 to 12. Event…

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Free Movie In The Park, ‘Monster House,’ Part Of Chain Of Lakes Fall Festival

Titusville, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, will host a fall festival, including a free Movie in the Park, at Chain of Lakes Complex, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, in Titusville.Activities will include a costume…

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Joe Lee Smith Community Center to Host Free Monster Mash

Cocoa, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, will host a free Monster Mash Halloween Party at the Joe Lee Smith Community Center at 419 Washington Street in Cocoa.The event will feature games, crafts, a sidewalk chalk art contest…

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Owl-O-Ween at Rotary Park on Merritt Island

Merritt Island, FL -- Owl-O-Ween, a family night all about owls, will be held at Rotary Park on Merritt Island.The event, sponsored by Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation, includes games games, educational displays and an owl-hooting…

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Business Sponsors Sought for Fall Festival Events at Chain of Lakes Park

Titusville, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Fall Festival in north Brevard beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Chain of Lakes Complex, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, in Titusville. The festival will include a costume…

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Free Kid's Wetland Festival to be held October 6 in Viera

Viera, FL - Brevard County Natural Resources Management will hold its first Kid’s Wetland Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, also known as the Viera Wetland, 10000 West Wickham Road.Children…

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Space Coast Area Transit starts evening service October 1 on Titusville Route 2

Cocoa, FL - Thanks to a monetary contribution from the City of Titusville and a 100 percent match in federal operating funds, Space Coast Area Transit will begin providing evening service on Route 2 in North Brevard until 8 p.m. on weekdays and…

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Boot Camp Classes offered at Viera Regional Community Center

Viera, FL – The Viera Regional Community Center is offering a Boot Camp class from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday beginning Oct. 1. The center is located at 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.Boot Camp is for people age 16 and…

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Brevard County Fire Rescue Lieutenant Promotion

Viera, FL - Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) has promoted Firefighter/Paramedic Kenny Appling to the rank of Lieutenant.  The promotion was made official during a brief ceremony at Fire Rescue's headquarters in Rockledge on Monday, September…

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Registration Under Way For Central Area Parks' One Day Fun Day Camp

Viera, FL---Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation is now taking registration for the One Day Fun Day Camp. One Day Fun Day Camps are held on days that Brevard County Public Schools do not have school.Camp is for boys and girls enrolled in…

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Voter Registration Deadline For General Election Is Oct. 9, 2012

VIERA, FL---Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012at 5 p.m. is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 6 General Election. Voter Registration Applications received after Oct. 9 will be processed, but those voters will not be eligible to vote on Nov. 6. The…

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A. Max Brewer Bridge Leads In Votes For Nationwide Transportation Award

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---A. Max Brewer Bridge, a Top 10 Finalist in a "Best in the Nation" transportation project competition, is leading in the national vote count by an impressive 5-to-1 margin, according to Florida's Department of…

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Commissioner Nelson To Host Cocoa Beach Open House

Cocoa, FL – Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, hosts a monthly open house in Cocoa Beach on the fourth Friday of every month to encourage residents to speak with him about community issues.This week the open house…

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Three Teens Airlifted Following ATV Crash

Brevard County, FL---Three teenagers were airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (APH) in Orlando after being involved in an ATV accident in Mims.  None of the patients appeared to have been wearing helmets at the time of the…

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Spaces Available for Neighbor to Neighbor Rummage Sale at Rodes Park

West Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is hosting a Neighbor to Neighbor Rummage Sale at the Rodes Park Community Center, located inside Max K. Rodes Park.Eight foot tables inside the community center are available for…

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Nature Nuggets Classes Offered At Rodes Park Community Center

Melbourne, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation is offering a Nature Nuggets program for the 2012-13 school year at the Rodes Park Community Center. The center is located inside Max K. Rodes Park, 3410 Flanagan Avenue in West Melbourne.Nature…

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Craft Fair and Kids Spooktacular at Viera Regional Park

Viera, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Craft Fair and Kids Spooktacular at the Viera Regional Community Center.Crafters may obtain applications at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.…

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American Kenpo Karate Classes at Sandrift Community Center

Titusville, FL -- American Kenpo Karate classes are being offered at Sandrift Community Center, 585 North Singleton Avenue in Titusville. Classes, beginning on Oct. 3, 2012 will be held on Wednesday afternoons. The cost is $30 per month for four…

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Palm Bay Aquatic Center Closed on Sundays in October

Palm Bay, FL -- The Palm Bay Aquatic Center will be closed on Sundays beginning in October.The center is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through October.The Palm Bay Aquatic Center is at 420 Community…

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October is 'Fossil Month' at Sams House at Pine Island

Merritt Island, FL -- The Sams House at Pine Island will offer a variety of free activities throughout October as part of “Fossil Month."Ice Age Hike, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 6: Enjoy a two-mile guided hike along one of the most…

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Vendors Wanted for Nov. 3 Craft Fair at Wickham Park

West Melbourne, FL. – Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is hosting a Neighbor to Neighbor Rummage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Rodes Park Community Center, located inside Max K. Rodes Park, 3410 Flanagan…

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Food Vendors Sought For 19th Annual Fox Lake Christmas Festival Of Crafts

Titusville, FL — Brevard County Parks and Recreation, North Area, is accepting applications for food vendors for the 19th Annual Fox Lake Christmas Festival Of Crafts.Vendors can obtain applications at the North Area Parks Operations Office, 475…

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Repairs To Begin Next Week On Collapsed Culvert On Windover Way In Titusville

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Work to replace a collapsed metal culvert on Windover Way, between Quail Trail and Canal Ridge Drive in Titusville, is targeted to begin next week and should take about a month to complete, Public Works Director John Denninghoff…

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Parent's Night Out at Viera Regional Park Community Center

VIERA, FL---Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Parent’s Night Out at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.Parents can enjoy a night out while their children enjoy games, crafts, pizza, chips,…

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2nd Alarm Residential Structure Fire- 6765 Las Pamos Drive,Grant - Valkaria

Brevard County, FL---Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) firefighters are battling a two-alarm house fire at 6765 Las Pamos Drive in Grant-Valkaria.  Crews were dispatched to the two-story home at 3:14 a.m.First arriving units reported heavy fire…

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Volunteers, Donations Sought for Halloween Programs Planned at Wickham Park

Melbourne, FL -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers to help design and decorate for two Halloween events featuring the Headless Horseman and the Haunted Stables.Volunteers are needed to help design and decorate the stables,…

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Sponsors Sought for Movies in the Park Series in North Brevard

Cocoa, FL -- Advertising opportunities are available for Brevard County Parks and Recreation's free Movies in the Park series in North Brevard.Sponsorship is open to non-profit, public and private organizations. A minimum of four movies will be…

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Sponsors Sought for Movies in the Park Series in North Brevard

Titusville, FL -- Advertising opportunities are available for Brevard County Parks and Recreation's free Movies in the Park series in North Brevard.Sponsorship is open to non-profit, public and private organizations. A minimum of four movies will…

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Space Coast Area Transit Expands Service Hours in Titusville

Titusville, FL -- Effective Monday, Oct. 1, Space Coast Area Transit will begin extended hours for Route 2 in Titusville, starting at 6:17 a.m. and operating until 7:55 p.m. The extended service is made possible by funding from the City of…

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Sponsors Sought for Movies in the Park Series in North Brevard

Mims, FL -- Advertising opportunities are available for Brevard County Parks and Recreation's free Movies in the Park series in North Brevard.Sponsorship is open to non-profit, public and private organizations. A minimum of four movies will…

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A. Max Brewer Bridge Project Finalist For Nationwide Transportation Award

Brevard County, FL -- The $44.8 million A. Max Brewer Bridge replacement project in Titusville is among 10 top highway transportation projects across the nation going head to head in a competition to determine which projects earn the title of…

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Florida National Guard Conducts Joint Training Exercises In Cocoa Beach

Brevard County, FL. -- The Florida National Guard's 44th Civil Support Team-Weapons of Mass Destruction, based out of Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla., is conducting training and capability orientation with local and state…

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Structure Fire - 3212 Parker Street, Mims

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) crews were dispatched at 9:20 a.m. for a reported house fire located at 3212 Parker Street in Mims. Crews arrived at 9:24 a.m. and noted smoke coming from the roof of the single story…

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Deadline Looms

Atlanta, GA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that Oct. 9 is the application…

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Gas Line Fire- 3000 Block Terramore Drive, Viera

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) crews are working to control a gas line fire threatening a home in the 3000 block of Terramore Drive in Viera.  Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls shortly after 5:00 p.m. from…

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Travis Park in Cocoa Schedules ‘Parent's Night Out’

Cocoa, FL - Travis Park in Cocoa invites parents to plan a date and "leave the kids with us" during a Parent’s Night Out event.Children will be entertained with games, crafts, pizza, chips, drinks, a movie, and more at the park, 2001…

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Brevard County Animal Shelters in Need of Food Donations

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County animal shelters are in need of help in feeding all the hungry homeless pets in the county's shelters.Both the North and South Animal Care Centers are filled to capacity. County residents are asked to make food…

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Commissioners OK New Director Appointments for Libraries, Extension Service

Brevard County, FL -- Jeff Thompson, who has worked in Brevard County libraries since 1994, has been promoted to Brevard County’s new Director of Library Services and Linda Seal, who joined the county extension service in 2006, has been named…

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County Residents Urged To Protect Themselves Against Mosquito-Borne Illness

Brevard County, FL -- West Nile Virus has been reported in some areas of the United States. A few human cases of West Nile infection and several positive sentinel chickens have been reported in North and West Florida. Currently, no human cases have…

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Brevard County Animal Shelters In Need of Food Donations

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County animal shelters are in need of help in feeding all the hungry homeless pets in the county's shelters.Both the North and South Animal Care Centers are filled to capacity. County residents are asked to make food…

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Viera Regional Community Center Offers Tae Kwon Do Classes

VIERA, FL---Brevard County Parks and Recreation will offer Tae Kwon Do classes on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m., beginning Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.The class…

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Registration Under Way For Parks And Recreation's One Day Fun Day Camps

Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation is taking registration for One Day Fun Day Camps.One Day Fun Day Camps are held on days that Brevard County Public Schools do not have school. Camp is for boys and girls enrolled in kindergarten…

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Club 13 for Teens Plans Movie and Game Night at Lower Level in Cocoa

Cocoa, FL -- Club 13 will have a movie and game night at the Lower Level.The Lower Level is equipped with foosball, ping pong, air hockey and pool tables. It also has game systems, TVs, board games and a quiet area for homework. The cost of the…

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Man Bitten By Shark Near Melbourne Beach

Brevard County, FL---Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) crews were dispatched to Coconut Point Park, located at 3535 Highway A1A in Melbourne Beach, for a reported shark bite. Units were dispatched to the area at 7:56 a.m.On arrival, paramedics…

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Sign-up starts for Viera Regional Community Center Turbo Kick Class

VIERA, FL----Brevard County Parks and Recreation will offer Turbo Kick classes  at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.The class includes beginner and intermediate dance routines for all ages. Turbo Kick…

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Bob Ross Painting Classes Offered at Kiwanis Island Park

Rockledge, FL -- Certified instructor Barry Traxler will offer Bob Ross painting classes at Kiwanis Island Park, Merritt Island.The late Bob Ross was host of the public television series The Joy of Painting, which ran from 1983 to 1995 and still…

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Viera Regional Community Center Offers Tae Kwon Do Classes

Viera, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation will offer Tae Kwon Do classes on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 17, at the Viera Regional Community Center.The center is at 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way…

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NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick Competition in Merritt Island

Merritt Island, FL – The NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition, hosted by Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Kelly Park West, 2455 North Banana River Drive, Merritt Island.Registration starts…

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Rain Barrel Workshops Offered in Rockledge in September 2012

Rockledge, FL -- Residents interested in putting rainwater to use in their landscapes and gardens will have the opportunity to create their own rain barrels at workshops in September.Participants will learn about the benefits of collecting rain…

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Brevard Residents Can 'Zone In' On Parks And Recreation Programs

BREVARD COUNTY, FL--- Brevard County Government is going “hyper local” in its efforts to provide county residents with the latest Parks and Recreation programs available in your area.The Parks and Recreation public information release category…

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2nd Alarm Commercial Structure Fire- 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic

Brevard County, FL--- Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) crews responded August 29, 2012 morning for a commercial fire alarm at St. Mark's Methodist Church, located at 2030 N. Highway A1A in Indialantic.  A call was received at 5:03 a.m. from…

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Space Coast Area Transit Services Altered For Labor Day Holiday

Brevard County, FL. -- Space Coast Area Transit is changing its fixed route bus service for the upcoming Labor Day holiday: - Monday, Sept. 3: All fixed routes will not operate. - Tuesday, Sept. 4: All fixed route bus service will return…

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Spessard Holland Golf Course Takes Part In Labor Day Weekend Program

Melbourne Beach, FL - Spessard Holland Golf Course will participate in the 6th annual Patriot Golf Day the weekend of Aug 31-Sept. 3.The event gives golfers the opportunity to donate $1 or more to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation…

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Free Movie In The Park Features Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' at Wickham Park

Melbourne, FL - Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' will be featured at a free Movie in the Park at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Wickham Park Amphitheater, 2500 Parkway Dr., in Melbourne.The event is hosted by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department.…

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Palm Bay Aquatic Center hosts Wacky Water Wednesdays

Palm Bay, FL – The Palm Bay Aquatic Center is offering Wacky Water Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 25.Children under the age of 5 will be admitted free with a paid adult. Children are invited to bring a favorite tub or…

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Commissioner Nelson To Host Cocoa Open House

Cocoa, FL - Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, hosts a monthly open house in Cocoa Beach on the fourth Friday of every month to encourage residents to speak with him about community issues.This week the open house…

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Free Events Planned Throughout Brevard For National Public Lands Day

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program has planned a number of free events for National Public Lands Day - a nationwide event that encourages people to explore, volunteer, and help support public…

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North Area Parks To Kick Off Fall Adult 6v6 Soccer League

Titusville, FL - An adult 6 v 6 soccer league sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Space Coast Communities Sports Complex, 662 Canaveral Groves Boulevard in Sharpes.A…

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Adult Coed Volleyball League Forming at Rodes Park Community Center

West Melbourne, FL - Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is accepting teams for an Adult Coed Volleyball League at Rodes Park Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Avenue, in West Melbourne.Games will be played on Monday evenings beginning…

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Rodes Park Community Center Offfers Home School Art and P.E. Classes

West Melbourne, FL - Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering Home School Art and Physical Education classes at the Rodes Park Community Center.  The center is located inside the new Max K. Rodes Park, 3410 Flanagan Ave, in…

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Viera Regional Community Center Hosts Craft Fair/Kids Spooktacular

Viera, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Craft Fair and Kids Spooktacular Event at the Viera Regional Community Center.Crafters may obtain applications at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in…

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Vendors Sought For Mom To Mom Toy and Clothing Garage Sale In Viera

Viera, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Mom to Mom Toy & Clothing Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Viera Regional Community Center.Vendors may obtain applications at the Viera Regional…

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Sign-Up Under Way For Women's Fall Softball League In North Brevard

Titusville, FL - A women’s softball league sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Chain of Lakes Recreational Complex, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, in…

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Rodes Park Community Center offers After School Care Program

West Melbourne, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation offers After School Care for children in grades K through 6 at the Rodes Park Community Center.The center is inside the new Max K. Rodes Park, 3410 Flanagan Ave, in West…

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Sponsors, Advertisers Sought For Movies In The Park Series at Wickham Park

Melbourne, FL – Advertising opportunities are available for Brevard County Parks and Recreation's free Movies in the Park series at Wickham Park. Local sponsors will help make this a continual event.Movies are shown on the first Friday of each…

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School Bus Fire - West Melbourne

Brevard County, FL - Brevard County Fire Rescue crews were dispatched at 8:06 a.m. for a reported school bus on fire near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Sutton Avenue. On arrival, firefighters reported smoke coming from the cab of the…

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Volunteers, Donations Sought For Halloween Programs Planned at Wickham Park

Melbourne, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers to help design and decorate for two Halloween events featuring the Headless Horseman and the Haunted Stables on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27.The events will take…

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Sams House at Pine Island invites residents to Celebrate Public Lands

Merritt Island, FL. – The Sams House at Pine Island will offer a variety of free activities in September in celebration of public lands.Sounds of the Night: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1: Can you identify the creatures you hear at night?…

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North Brevard Animal Shelters Team Up To Save Lives

Titusville, FL – The North Animal Care Center and the SPCA of North Brevard are joining forces for a special adoption and fund-raising event.Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, will be the first ever Partners for Paws: For Pit’s Sake, a pit bull…

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Port St. John Woman Struck By Lightning

Brevard County, FL---A 43-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital after being struck by lightning in Port St. John August 16 afternoon.Brevard County Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the 6300 block of Arborwood Avenue at 3:07 p.m. as…

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Transportation Disadvantaged Services Board Sets August 27 Public Meeting

Brevard County, FL - The Brevard County Local Coordinating Board for Transportation Disadvantaged Services, established by Chapter 427 of the Florida Statutes, will meet at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Brevard County Government Center, 2725…

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Brevard Historical Commission Donates History Books To School Board

Brevard County, FL - The Brevard County Historical Commission, a division of Library Services, has donated 28 sets of its popular three-volume History of Brevard County to each of the county's middle and high schools.These books, which cover the…

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Industrial Accident- 300 Block Cox Road, West Cocoa

Brevard County, FL---A 63 year-old man is in was seriously injured after a section of uncut granite used to make countertops fell from a truck and struck him.Brevard County Fire Rescue was dispatched just after 8:00 a.m. to Absolute Granite located…

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Cape Canaveral Resident, Author Appointed Oral History Chair

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Dianne Marcum, who was recently appointed to the Brevard Historical Commission by County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, has been named by that group as chair of its oral history program.A Cape Canaveral resident, Marcum is a…

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Tables available for 19th Annual Fox Lake Christmas Festival of Crafts

Titusville, FL — Registration begins Monday, Aug. 27, for tables and spaces at the 19th Annual Christmas Festival of Crafts at Fox Lake Park in Titusville. The event will be held Nov. 17.Spaces under the pavilion are $30 each plus Florida state…

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Men's Basketball League Starting at Walter Butler Community Center

Cocoa, Sharpes, FL - Sign-up is under way for a men's basketball league at Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice G. Jackson Park.Games for men ages 18 and up will be held at the park, 4201 North U.S. Highway 1 in Cocoa (Sharpes,) at 3 p.m.…

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Structure Fire - 6800 Block Buxton Avenue, Port St. John

Brevard County, FL - On Monday, August 13 at 3:13 p.m., firefighters responded for a reported structure fire in the 6800 block of Buxton Avenue, Port St. John.On arrival at the scene, firefighters reported thick, black smoke coming from the attached…

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Commission Workshop August 16 To Address Issues, Concerns of Aging Population

Brevard County, FL – Issues that concern an aging population in Brevard County, where more than a quarter of the population is 65 years and older, will be the focus of a 9 a.m. workshop hosted Thursday, Aug. 16, by the Board of County…

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Sign-Up Under Way For Start Smart Program For Youths at Central Area Parks

Cocoa, Merritt Island, Rockledge, FL – Start Smart, a six-week sports development program for boys and girls ages 3-5, will start this month at Central Area Parks under direction of Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department.The program…

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Bob Ross Painting Classes offered at Riverwalk Nature Center

Rockledge, FL – Certified instructor Barry Traxler will offer Bob Ross painting classes at Riverwalk Nature Center.The late Bob Ross was host of the public television series The Joy of Painting, which ran from 1983 to 1995 and still appears in…

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After-school Program Offered at McLarty Park

Rockledge, FL - “McLarty’s Clubhouse,” an after-school program, will be offered beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, at McLarty Park, 790 Barton Blvd.The program for school-age children will run Monday through Friday from 2:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.…

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Parent's Night Out Offered at Kiwanis Park

Merritt Island, FL - Parent’s Night Out will be offered on the third Friday of the month, Aug. 17, at Kiwanis Island Park at 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island.From 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., parents can enjoy a night out while their children…

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Motorists Advised To Use Extra Caution As School Season Begins

Brevard County, FL -- As the start of the new school season approaches on Wednesday, Aug. 8, motorists are asked to be cautious because children see, hear and react differently to traffic situations than adults.The Space Coast Transportation…

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Back To Basics Basketball Program Sign-up Under Way at Kiwanis Island Park

Merritt Island, FL – A new session of the Back to Basics Sports Development Program, targeted for boys and girls ages 5-10, will begin Aug. 15 at Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, in Merritt Island.The Back to Basics Sports…

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Rain Barrel Workshop Offered In Melbourne Village

Melbourne Village, FL - Residents who are interested in putting rainwater to use in their landscapes and gardens will have the opportunity to create their own rain barrels at a workshop.The workshop will allow participants to learn about the…

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SR Dedication Part of August 24 Tributes To Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore

Mims, FL - A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park Community Pavilion/Heritage Walking Train and dedication of State Road 46 as the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Highway.The Harry T. &…

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Extra Caution Urged Around School Zones As Students Head To School

Brevard County, FL - Brevard students will begin a new school year Wednesday, Aug. 8. The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization and Brevard Community Traffic Safety Team reminds everyone to take extra care around school zones.Here are…

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Prepare To Stop For School Buses

Brevard County, FL - Back to school sales are a sure sign that the school year is right around the corner.However, new backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies are not the only things to think about this time of year. The Space Coast…

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Dogs Held In Attack On Titusville Police Officer Await Fate

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---The two pit-bull dogs involved in an attack that injured a Titusville Police Officer remain in the custody of Brevard County Animal Services and are being held until an investigation into the incident is completed.The officer…

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Parent's Night Out Offered at Travis Park

Cocoa, FL - Parent’s Night Out will be offered on the fourth Friday of the month, Aug. 31, at Travis Park, 2001 Michigan Ave., in Cocoa.From 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., parents can enjoy a night out while their children are entertained with games,…

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Free Movie In The Park Features Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' at Sand Point Park

Titusville, FL - Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' will be featured at a free Movie in the Park at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Sand Point Park, 101 N. Washington Ave. in Titusville.The event is hosted by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North…

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Space Coast Area Transit To Hold Public Meetings on Transit Development Plan

Brevard County, FL - Space Coast Area Transit will hold two public meetings this month as part of its 2013/2022 Transit Development Plan Major Update initiative.The public is invited to these open house-style workshops to learn about various area…

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Early Voting for the Aug. 14 Primary Election

Viera, FL - Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott reminds voters that Early Voting for the Aug. 14, 2012, Primary Election began Saturday, Aug. 4, and ends on Saturday, Aug. 11.“The law governing Early Voting changed last year,” Scott said. “Due…

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Adult Sports Leagues Forming In North Brevard

Titusville, FL - Fall leagues for adult softball, men’s and women’s flag football leagues and 6v6 soccer, sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area Parks Operations, are now forming.The women’s softball league…

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Truck 63 In Service in Indialantic

Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) is pleased to announce that Truck 63 is now in service, primarily serving the beachside community located between Indian Harbor Beach and Indialantic. The truck becomes the fourth ladder truck in the department's…

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Brevard Voting Equipment Test Successful, Ready for Election

Viera, FL - Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott announced this afternoon the successful completion of voting system testing in preparation for the Primary Election on Aug. 14.Florida Law requires this system review, known as Logic and Accuracy…

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Brevard County Health Clinic Partnership Program Earns State Recognition

Viera, FL - Brevard County’s Board of County Commissioners, Brevard County Health Department and the Brevard County Medical Society were named recipients of the 2012 Community Service Award presented by the Florida Health Care Coalition.The FHCC…

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Palm Bay Aquatic Center Announces Schedule Change

Palm Bay, FL – The Palm Bay Aquatic Center will open at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, due to a swim meet in the morning.The center is located at 420 Community College Parkway, just south of the Brevard Community College Campus. For more…

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Construction Work To Temporarily Close Wickham Park Campground

Melbourne, FL – The campground inside Wickham Park will be temporarily closed to patrons beginning Friday, Aug. 3.The closure at the park, 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne, is to allow installation of a new restroom facility as well as the addition…

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Team Registration Under Way For Rodes Park Adult Soccer League

West Melbourne, FL – Brevard County South Area Parks & Recreation is now accepting team registrations for the upcoming Summer/Fall Adult 6v6 Soccer league. The league will consist of 30-plus, 40-plus, and open-age divisions.Games will be…

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Home School Art and P.E. Classes Offered at Rodes Park Community Center

West Melbourne, FL – Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering Home School Art and P.E classes at the Rodes Park Community Center.Classes begin Thursday, Aug. 9, at the center inside Max K. Rodes Park, 3410 Flanagan Ave. in West…

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Home School Art and P.E. Classes Offered at Viera Regional Community Center

Viera, FL – Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is offering Home School Art and P.E classes at the Viera Regional Community Center.Classes at the center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, will begin Tuesday, Aug. 14. Art class will…

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Viera Regional Park Community Center Hosts Parent's Night Out

Viera, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Parent’s Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Viera Regional Community Center.Parents can enjoy a night out while their children enjoy games, crafts, pizza,…

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Sign-Up Under Way For 18-And-Older Basketball League at Rodes Park

West Melbourne, FL – Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation is accepting team registrations for an 18-and-older Basketball League at Rodes Park Community Center.Games will be played on Thursday evenings at the center inside Max K. Rodes…

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Orlando's Food Truck Bazaar To Visit Wickham Park

Melbourne, FL – Central Florida’s original mobile gourmet food truck party will visit Wickham Park in Melbourne on Friday, Aug. 3.The Food Truck Bazaar will be on hand to kick off Brevard County Parks and Recreation’s fall Movies in the Park…

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Commissioner Chuck Nelson To Host Cocoa Beach Open House

Cocoa Beach, FL – Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, hosts a monthly open house in Cocoa Beach the fourth Friday of every month to encourage residents to speak with him about community issues.The next open house…

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Brevard Among Counties Eligible For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Atlanta, GA - On July 20th, The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private…

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Brevard County Budget Available Online

Brevard County, FL. -- Four budget meetings, including two public hearings, are scheduled on Brevard County's proposed $936,778,125 budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.The Board of County Commissioners will discuss the budget at Commission meetings…

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Registration Under Way For 40-And-Older Basketball League In Viera

Viera, FL - Registration is under way for a 40-and-older Basketball League through Brevard County South Area Parks and Recreation.Games will be played on Monday evenings at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.…

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North Animal Care and Adoption Center Plans 'Dog Days of Summer'

Titusville, FL - The North Animal Care and Adoption Center in Titusville will celebrate the "Dog Days of Summer" with watery fun, games, food and prizes, and dog and cat adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28.Dog and cat…

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Jet Ski Accident

Incident Type:  Jet Ski Accident     Date/Time of Incident:  July 15, 2012, 12:50 p.m.Incident Location:  Indian River Near Channel Marker 36 (Near Grant-Valkaria)   Injuries:   YesNumber of…

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Public Workshops to Focus on Future Space Coast Area Transit Services

BREVARD COUNTY, FL---Space Coast Area Transit will hold two open house-style public workshops next week as part of its effort to develop an update for its 2013/2022 Transit Development Plan. The workshops will look at area transportation plans and…

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Adult All-Passing Flag Football Tournament In North Brevard

Canaveral Groves, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, is hosting an all-passing flag football tournament at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Space Coast Communities Sports Complex, 662 Canaveral Groves Boulevard.The fee of…

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Brevard EELs Committee To Review Program's Policies and Procedures

Brevard County, FL - A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Selection and Management Committee and Procedures Committee will be held from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the EEL Program Office, 91 East Drive in…

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Brevard County EEL Program Sets Public Meeting On Land Acquisitions

Brevard County, FL - A meeting of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program’s Selection and Management Committee will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the EEL Program Office, 91 East Drive in Melbourne.The purpose of this…

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Sign-up Under Way for Coed Kickball Tournament In North Brevard

Titusville, FL - Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, is hosting a coed kickball tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Chain of Lakes Recreation Complex, 2110 Chain of Lakes Drive, Titusville.The fee of $75.00 per team is…

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Brevard County Manager Submits 2013 Budget Proposal

Brevard County Manager Howard Tipton On July 10 submitted his recommended budget proposal to the Board of County Commissioners for the 2013 fiscal year that balances keeping the tax rate the same while maintaining current service levels.The…

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Commissioner Nelson's Cocoa Open House

Cocoa, FL – Brevard County Commissioner Chuck Nelson, who represents District 2, hosts a monthly open house in Cocoa to encourage residents to speak with him about community issues.This month the open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on…

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'Dolphin Tale' Featured Free Outdoor Movie In Barefoot Bay

MICCO, FL – Brevard County Parks and Recreation will feature "Dolphin Tale" in an outdoor movie on Saturday, July 14, in Barefoot Bay, 625 Barefoot Boulevard in Micco. The movie will be shown on a 23-foot movie screen beginning at 8:30…

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Structure Fire- 4667 Huber Street, Port St. John

Brevard County, FL -  Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) crews responded this evening for a reported structure fire at 4667 Huber Street in Port St. John.  The 911 call was received at 5:54 p.m.Firefighters arrived at 6:00 p.m. and found…

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