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May 20, 2015

Brevard County Emergency Management to Participate May 21 in Annual Hurricane Exercise

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Brevard County Emergency Management will host its annual hurricane exercise on Thursday, May 21, to gear up for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1.

As part of the exercise, local emergency managers will monitor the progress of "Hurricane Scott" and respond to simulated impacts, obstacles and challenges that would face the Space Coast.

Officials from various Brevard County government agencies, along with other area organizations, will respond to the Emergency Operations Center in Rockledge to participate in the drill and take appropriate actions that would be necessary in a real weather emergency. The daylong exercise is used to strengthen existing partnerships, familiarize those with new or added responsibilities and identify opportunities for improvement.

"This exercise is not only the time for public and private sector agencies to coordinate, but residents should also use this time to prepare themselves," said Kimberly Prosser, Brevard County Emergency Management Director.

As hurricane season approaches, it's recommended residents stock up with various storm supplies that includes fresh batteries, flashlights, food and water for 72 hours and a weather radio.

"I encourage every Brevard County resident to Make a Plan, Get a Kit and Stay Informed," Prosser said.

Residents can stay informed this season by visiting www.embrevard.com, following @BrevardEOC on Twitter or via text messaging, or liking "Brevard County Emergency Management" on Facebook.

Hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30. The Brevard County Commission will recognize May 24-30 as Hurricane Preparedness Week at its meeting Tuesday, May 26.


May 13, 2015

Brevard County Fire Rescue Named Top EMS Provider in Florida

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 commitment to EMS service delivery. The prestigious award honors a licensed EMS provider that:

  • participates in the Florida Pre-hospital EMS Tracking and Reporting System (EMSTARS);
  • currently has no administrative action pending from the Department of Health;
  • has assumed a leadership role in the Florida EMS system and community;
  • has demonstrated outstanding initiative in the area of public education and/or training; and
  • has demonstrated excellence in the areas of quality assurance/improvement and medical control protocol development/implementation.
"This is statewide recognition of the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our EMS Division and of our commitment to the welfare, well being and safety of our community," Fire Rescue Chief Mark Schollmeyer said.


May 04, 2015

North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation meets May 14

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation will hold its next monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the Brevard Room at 518 South Palm Avenue in Titusville. The public is invited to attend.

The Brevard Room is located in a building on the north side of the parking lot behind the Brevard County Government Center-North. For questions call Terry Lane at (321) 264-5105.


May 02, 2015

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Funds Help 'Greatest Baby Shower'

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The World's Greatest Baby Shower will be held May 9 at The Gibson Youth Center in Titusville, with an expected attendance of over 500 moms, dads, and family members.

This educational event seeks to inform and educate expectant and pre-conceptual couples on the services, products, etc., available within Brevard County to assist with a successful pregnancy and to help build positive infant/child relationships.

The event includes vendors from local non-profit agencies and businesses who provide information to all registered participants, as well as educational workshops and information throughout the day. This year's workshops include SIDS prevention, Post-Partum Depression, Water Safety, Car Seat Safety, and an "Ask a Doc" panel.

The event is a joint venture of University of Florida/IFAS Extension - Brevard County, Kiwanis Club of Titusville, The Children's Center, Parrish Medical Center, and B.E.T.A of Titusville. Funds for this years' event were provided in part by Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.

For more information, please contact the UF/IFAS Extension office at (321) 633-1702 ext. 0.


May 01, 2015

Proper Palm Tree Pruning Focus of Lunch with Nature, May 20 -- CANCELLED

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Proper Palm Tree Pruning will be the topic for the monthly Lunch with Nature program, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Boulevard, Titusville. Guest speaker is Bill Klein of the Native Plant Society.

Lunch with Nature is held the third Wednesday of the month with speakers that cover topics effecting our Space Coast and Central Florida such as conservation, water management, historical sites, plants, sea turtles and other areas of interest. There is no fee for this program and participants provide their own lunch.

This program is offered by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations and the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. Contact Andrea Chestnut at (321) 264-5105 for further information.


April 27, 2015

Babysitting Boot Camp Offered at Viera Regional Community Center

VIERA, Fla. -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Babysitting Boot Camp course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.

The class is for ages 11-17 at a cost of $85 and will be instructed by Jennifer Dossett, Certified Professional Life Skills Coach. During this fun-filled 6-hour course, participants will learn how to run their own babysitting business safely and successfully. In addition, participants will be taught CPR and first aid, resume building, interviewing techniques, and other life skills.

The course will be conducted by Ms. Dossett and supervised by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Staff. For additional information please call the Viera Community Center at (321) 433-4891 or Dossett at (321) 418-6886.


April 25, 2015

Brevard County Parks & Rec. Offers Summer Food Service Program

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination throughout the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.

The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program:

Cuyler Park Community Center, 2329 Harry T. Moore Ave., Mims. (321) 264-5045. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Isaac Campbell Community Center, 701 South Street, Titusville. (321) 264-5040: Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Port Saint John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John. (321) 633-1904. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Sandrift Community Center, 585 North Singleton Ave., Titusville. (321) 264-5037. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 North Cocoa Blvd., Sharpes. (321) 433-4448. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Cocoa West Community Center, 230 South Burnett Road, Cocoa. (321) 633-1987. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Joe Lee Smith Community Center, 419 Washington Ave., Cocoa. (321) 633-1872. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

McLarty Park Community Center. 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge. (321) 633-1870. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Travis Park Community Center, 2003 Michigan Ave., Cocoa. (321) 633-1871. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Woody Simpson Community Center, 1590 Schoolhouse Street, Merritt Island. (321) 455-1379. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Max K Rhodes Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave., West Melbourne. (321) 952-3215. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

Palm Bay Regional Community Center, 1951 Malabar Road, NW, Palm Bay. (321) 952-3231. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco. (772) 663-8748. Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Dates, June 2 - Aug. 11.

*Meals are served Monday - Friday throughout the dates indicated. No meal service on July 3.

In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


April 25, 2015

2015 Water Safety Instructor Course offered at McLarty Aquatic Center

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Brevard County Central Area Parks and Recreation will offer a Water Safety Instructor course May 4 - May 15 at McLarty Aquatic Center, located at 790 Barton Boulevard in Rockledge. Course dates and times are as follows:
  • Monday, May 4, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 8, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Monday, May 11, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, May 15, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Participants will need access to the internet as this course has online components. All classes must be attended. Cost is $250 and must be paid upon successful completion of the skills test on May 4. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. A minimum of five participants is needed to hold the class.

Interested candidates must be 16 years of age, maintain position on back for one minute, tread water for one minute and be able to swim 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke and 15 yards of butterfly.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive American Red Cross certification as a Water Safety Instructor, be able to teach swim lessons and water safety presentations.

For additional information or to register, call (321) 633-1874 or email Debbie Bowling, Recreation Leader, at [email protected]


April 24, 2015

Mom to Mom 5th Saturday Sale May 30 at Fox Lake Park

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- The Mom to Mom 5th Saturday Sale will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Fox Lake Park main pavilion, 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville.

Only children's clothing and toys will be offered for sale at the event.

Registration for vendors will begin Monday, April 27, at Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Ave, Titusville. A $20 plus tax, non-refundable, special event fee is due from vendors by Friday, May 29. Applications will be available at Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Avenue, Titusville. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation's North Area Parks Operations. Call (321) 264-5037 for more information on this and other recreation programs in North Brevard.


April 17, 2015

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 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The SCTPO successfully completed the federal certification review and the following were identified as noteworthy achievements:

  • Use of Strategic Planning Priority Matrix as a performance measuring tool
  • Finalization of Complete Streets Feasibility Studies for three new complete street projects in Cocoa, Melbourne and Titusville and the investment of over $18 million in the program over the next three years
  • Continued efforts in Bicycle/Pedestrian planning including the adoption of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Plan
  • Efforts related to transit initiatives including development of an ADA accessible bus stop plan; on-board surveys; one of the largest vanpool operations in the US and implementation of QR Code and Smart Phone applications for fixed route buses
  • Launch of new useful and visually appealing website, www.spacecoasttpo.com, and public outreach campaign
About the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization:
The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) is responsible for reviewing and administering all policies and procedures applicable for state and federal transportation funding. Information on the above programs is detailed on the organization's website, www.spacecoasttpo.com. A full certification report is available for download at: http://spacecoasttpo.com/plan/certification/.


April 16, 2015

Last Chance to Be First on the Trail

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 between primitive hiking or mountain biking and there are two start times to choose from: 7:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.

Hosted by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, Florida Today and Brevard County Parks and Recreation, the cost is $18. Proceeds go toward trail maintenance. Participants will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and bus transportation.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register at https://registration.brevardcounty.us; Go to North Area Parks, then search for "Space Coast Connector Hike or Bike."

Participants will meet at the Harry T. and Harriet V. Moore Memorial Park at 2180 Freedom Ave., in Mims. A bus will transport participants and their mountain bikes to the North end of the future Rail Trail and will return participants to the Moore Center once they have finished.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

In the case of rain, May 9 has been set as an alternate date.

About the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail:
The East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail will be a paved multi-use trail in North Brevard. It is part of the planned 55 mile Space Coast Loop Trail, the 250 mile Coast to Coast Connector, the 260 mile St. Johns River to Sea Loop, and the East Coast Greenway from Maine to Key West. Construction of the Rail Trail is estimated to be completed in 2017.

About the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization:
The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) is responsible for reviewing and administering all policies and procedures applicable for state and federal transportation funding. The East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail is being constructed with state funds.


April 12, 2015

North Area Parks Operations offers Summer Aquatic Programs

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — 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, in Titusville.

Swim lessons level 1 - 5 are offered in five sessions beginning June 2 and ending Aug. 7. Each session consists of 8 classes held over a two-week period. Classes are offered in the morning and evening with each class lasting 45 minutes. The cost is $45 per child ages 3 years and up. Private swim lessons are available at a cost of $25 per half hour and are based on availability.

Parent and Child classes are $35 per session and classes are 30 minutes. This class is only for children ages 6 months – 36 months. Parent or guardian must be in the pool with the child at all times. Each session consists of 8 classes held over a two week period. Open swim is offered on Saturday, Sunday and holidays June 6 through Aug. 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at a fee of $2 per person. Pool rentals are available based on availability.

Registration for all aquatics activities is available at North Area Parks Operations office, 475 North Williams Ave., Titusville, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by calling Mike Herman (321) 264 5105.


April 11, 2015

TPO Presents Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Advisory Committee Awards

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 organizations that have excelled in promoting safe bicycling and walking in the community.

This year's recipients are:

  • The Valerie Harville Education Award – Manatee Elementary teacher Tabitha Best and Tropical Elementary teacher Andrew Klausman
  • Outstanding Accomplishments in Encouragement – Grant-Valkaria Town Council and University Park Elementary Principal Donna Entsminger
  • Get on a Trail Award – Canaveral National Seashore Superintendent Myrna Palfrey and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Manager Layne Hamilton
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – City of Cape Canaveral Mayor Rocky Randels
About the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Advisory Committee: The BPTAC reviews SCTPO plans and policies regarding bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use trail projects and serves an advisory role to TPO Board and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Program. Members represent a wide array of interested groups and citizens. Meetings are generally held the third Monday of the month at 5:30 pm, as needed.

About the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization: The SCTPO is responsible for reviewing and administering all policies and procedures applicable for state and federal transportation funding.


April 11, 2015

North Area Parks hosts High School Boys Summer Basketball League

SHARPES, Fla.—North Area Parks Operations is hosting a high school boys summer basketball league, for ages 13 and up, at Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice G. Jackson Park, 4201 North U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa (Sharpes). The fee is $250 per team for an 8-week season. Games will be held on Mondays, starting June 1.

This event is sponsored by Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, Parks & Recreation Department, North Area Parks Operations. Contact Clifford Lett at (321) 433-4448 for further information on this Brevard County Parks and Recreation sponsored program.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Great Job, Brevard: Your Votes Count for Parks!

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- In the first week of voting for the Parks Build Community Project, the National Recreation and Parks Association sent out an email informing the 15 communities involved of the top three locations with the most project votes. Brevard County is currently at No. 2!

Way to go making your vote count! Great job Brevard County for getting involved! It is because of our strong community that Brevard County is successful! Remember to vote every day for your favorite park at www.NRPA.org/BeInspired.

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 April 1 through April 30, Brevard County residents can cast votes to help one of three county park projects capture $20,000 in grant funding for improvements.

The Brevard County projects are:

  • Bernice Jackson / Walter Butler Soccer Field in Sharpes
  • EEL Program's Sams House Nature Pavilion at Pine Island Conservation Area on Merritt Island
  • Wickham Park Community Garden in Melbourne
To cast your vote, visit www.NRPA.org/BeInspired. Park supporters can vote daily for their favorite park project. At the end of April the project with the most votes will receive the grant funding.

Here's how the national votes stack up to this point:

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Brevard County
  3. Seattle

Click here for more information.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Public Input Sought for Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Space Coast Area Transit announces the following public workshop to which all persons are invited from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Space Coast Area Transit 401 S. Varr Ave., in Cocoa.

Space Coast Area Transit, as the Community Transportation Coordinator for Brevard County, is working to develop the Brevard County Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) Major Update. Please join us at an open house-style workshop to find out more information about the TDSP development process and provide your input regarding the county's transportation needs and how to make public transportation work better for the community. Come out and share your thoughts so we can better serve you.

People who would like to offer comments, but are unable to attend a workshop, may do so by submitting written comments to the attention of Patricia Whitton at Tindale Oliver, 135 W Central Boulevard, Suite 450, Orlando, Florida 32801.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation at the workshop because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Carmen Baez at Space Coast Area Transit, 401 South Varr Avenue, Cocoa, Florida 32922 or (321) 635-7815, ext. 201 not later than 48 hours before the workshop.

In accordance with the Space Coast Area Transit Title VI Program and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines, this workshop is open to everyone without regard to race, color, or national origin. Persons with limited English proficiency may request translation assistance by contacting Carmen Baez at Space Coast Area Transit, 401 South Varr Avenue, Cocoa, Florida 32922 or (321) 635-7815, ext. 201 not later than 48 hours before the workshop.


April 10, 2015

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course offered in North Parks

TITUSVILLE, Fla -- North Area Parks Operations will offer a Lifeguard Training Course starting June 6.

The swimming portion of the class will be held at Titusville High School pool and the classroom portion will be held at Sandrift Community Center.

Class dates and times are as follows: June 6, 7, 13, and 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $250 and must be paid at the first class, June 6, at 6 p.m. Class size is limited to 10 and pre-registration is required.

Interested candidates must be 15 years of age, able to swim 300 yards nonstop (freestyle and breaststroke), swim 20 yards, pick up a 10-pound object and return to the start point in 1 minute and 40 seconds and tread water with legs only for 2 minutes.

Registration for all aquatics activities is available at North Area Parks Operations office, 475 North Williams Ave., Titusville, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by calling Mike Herman (321) 264 5105.


April 10, 2015

Tom Statham Park Closed April 13-26 for Construction

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Tom Statham Park, located at 7101 South US Highway 1, in Titusville, will be closed beginning Monday, April13, through Sunday, April 26, for construction work.

All areas or the park will be closed. Signs will be posted. Gates will be locked.

For information on North Area parks owned or operated by Brevard County, from the Volusia County line on the North to SR 528 on the South, please call (321) 264-5105.


April 07, 2015

Earth Day Festival April 18 at Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and the Friends of the Enchanted Forest invite the public to the annual Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Management and Education Center.

This is a fun event for all ages and free of charge. Activities will include Florida wildlife, bird and reptile exhibitors, Bat Belfrys with live Florida bats; live music, guided hikes, Florida Native Plant Society gardening info and native plant sales, environmental booths, artists painting on site. There will also be children's activities, crafts, and face painting.

Musicians performing at: 10 a.m., Sheryl Paige; 11 a.m., Sharon Osuna; 12 p.m. (noon,) Laura Covel Clark and Scott Taylor; 1 p.m., Crystal Woman; and 2 p.m., Kurt and Rene Nall.

Presentations of wildlife will be at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Earth Day presentation at 11 a.m.

The Friends of the Enchanted Forest will be in the Gift Shoppe with information and sale items. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary at (321) 264-5185, visit our website: www.eelbrevard.com; or find us on facebook.

The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is located in Titusville on the north side of S.R. 405, ½ mile west of U.S. 1.

This is a good opportunity to capture photographs of wildlife and people interacting.


April 07, 2015

North Area Summer Day Camps Now Offering Online Registration

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation's North Area Parks Operation is offering summer day camps from June 2 through Aug. 14 for children entering first grade through eighth grade.
  • Camp registration is being held at the following community centers during operating hours:
  • Cuyler Community Center, 2329 Harry T. Moore Ave., Mims (321) 264-5045
  • Isaac Campbell Sr. Community Center, 701 South Street., Titusville, (321) 264-5040
  • Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John (321) 633-1904;
  • Sandrift Community Center, 585 North Singleton Ave., Titusville (321) 264-5037
  • Sharpes at the Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice G. Jackson Park, 4201 North US 1, Cocoa (321) 433-4448.
You can also register online at registration.brevardcounty.us

Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The weekly fee is $90 for the first child $81 for each additional child in the same household. The daily fee is $30 for the first child and $27 for each additional child in the same household. Discounts are available to qualifying families, please call a community center in your area for further information on discounted rates.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the community center in your area.


March 30, 2015

Pickle Ball at Singleton Tennis Courts in Titusville

TITUSVILLE, Fla.—North Area Parks Operations is offering Pickle Ball for all ages at Singleton Tennis Courts, 665 North Singleton Ave., in Titusville.

This free activity is a great way to exercise and have fun with friends and family. Pickle ball is best described as a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. This ongoing activity will be available through May. The activity will be held Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - noon.

This event is sponsored by Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, North Area Parks Operations. Contact Bob Levoy at (321) 289-5274 for Tuesday and Thursday play. Contact Donna Nunnally at (207) 504-0681 for Wednesday and Sunday play. For further information on Brevard County Parks and Recreation sponsored programs, please call (321) 264-5105.


March 30, 2015

EEL Program to hold Selection/Management Committee Meeting April 20

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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. on Monday, April 20, at the EEL Program Office, 91 East Drive, Melbourne.

The purpose of this meeting is to review lands under consideration for public acquisition and management by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.

Any questions regarding this meeting should be directed to Laura Clark (321) 255-4466 or [email protected]


April 01, 2015

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course Offered at Palm Bay Aquatic Center

PALM BAY, FL – The Palm Bay Aquatic Center will offer an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course beginning April 25.

Classes will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 25 & 26, and May 2 & 3. The cost is $250. The center is located at 420 Community College Parkway, just south of the Eastern Florida State College campus.

Interested candidates must be at least 16 years of age and must show proficiency in 25 yards each of Freestyle, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, and 15 yards each of Butterfly and Sidestroke. This activity is sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call the aquatic center at (321) 952-2232.


March 31, 2015

Your Vote Could Help Brevard Parks Score Improvements Grant

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 Wednesday, April 1, to Thursday, April 30, Brevard County residents can cast votes to help one of three county park projects capture $20,000 in grant funding for improvements.

The projects are:

  • Bernice Jackson / Walter Butler Soccer Field in Sharpes
  • EEL Program's Sams House Nature Pavilion at Pine Island Conservation Area on Merritt Island
  • Wickham Park Community Garden in Melbourne
To cast your vote, visit www.NRPA.org/BeInspired. Park supporters can vote daily for their favorite park project. At the end of April the project with the most votes will receive the grant funding.


March 23, 2015

'Plant Polinator's' to be Topic at Lunch with Nature

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- The topic for the monthly Lunch with Nature program at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Boulevard, Titusville, will be "Plant Polinator's" with Kari Ruder of The Green Market Place as the guest speaker. The program will be held at noon Wednesday, April 15.

Lunch with Nature is held the third Wednesday of the month with speakers that cover topics about our Space Coast and Central Florida such as conservation, water management, historical sites, plants, sea turtles and other areas of interest. There is no fee for this program and participants provide their own lunch.

This program is offered by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations and the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. Contact Andrea Chestnut at (321) 264-5105 for further information.


March 21, 2015

North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation to meet April 9

TITUSVILLE, Fla.-- The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation will hold its next monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Brevard Room at 518 South Palm Ave. in Titusville. The public is invited to attend.

The Brevard Room is in a building on the north side of the parking lot behind the Brevard County Government Center-North. For questions call Terry Lane at (321) 264-5105.


March 20, 2015

Lifeguard Training Course Offered at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center

PALM BAY, Fla. -- The Palm Bay Aquatic Center will offer an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course beginning April 10.

The center is located at 420 Community College Parkway, just south of the Eastern Florida State College Campus. Class dates and times are April 10 and 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; April 11, 12, 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $250 and includes book and a CPR mask.

The course will certify participants in lifeguarding, CPR, and first aid. Participants must be 15 years of age to participate and pass a swim test consisting of a 300 yard swim, 10lb. brick retrieval at a depth of 10 feet, and two minute treading water (legs only). Participants must be present for all class days and times.

This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call the aquatic center at (321) 952-2232.


March 18, 2015

Easter Activities in North Brevard

MIMS, TITUSVILLE, PORT ST. JOHN, SHARPES, Fla.— 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 Wednesday, April 1, starting at 3:00 p.m. Participants can enjoy a free egg hunt, face painting, crafts and more! All participants should bring their own egg carriers. This event is cosponsored with North Cocoa Civic League. Call (321) 433-4448 for more information.

There will be two free egg hunts and a movie at Fay Park, 6315 Depot Road in Port St. John, on Saturday, March 28th. Children ages five and under will hunt eggs starting at 6:00 p.m. Children ages six through twelve years should bring a flashlight for the egg hunt starting at 8:30 p.m., and all participants should bring their own egg carrier. Immediately following Brevard County Parks and Recreation would like to welcome everyone to see a free movie in the park, the movie is Big Hero 6. Call (321) 633-1904 for more information.

Isaac Campbell, Sr. Park will host a free egg hunt on Friday, April 3rd, starting at 2:00 p.m., and all participants should bring their own egg carrier. Call (321) 264-5040 for more information.

Cuyler Park will host a free egg hunt on Sunday, April 5, starting at 5:00 p.m., and all participants should bring their own egg carriers. Call (321) 264-5045 for more information.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, for children ten years of age and under, will be held on Saturday, April 4, starting at 9 a.m., at Sand Point Park, 101 N. Washington Avenue, Titusville. There will be a pancake breakfast, crafts and egg hunt. Remember to bring your own egg carrier and camera. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $3 for each adult and $5 for each child. Space is limited to the first 150 children. Pre-registration is recommended at Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Avenue, Titusville. Call (321) 264-5037 for more information.


March 18, 2015

Free Movie in the Park Planned April 18 at Chain of Lakes Park

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area, is hosting a free movie in the park on Saturday, April 18, at Chain of Lakes, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, in Titusville.

The movie will be shown on a 23-foot outdoor movie screen beginning at approximately 8 p.m. The free movie will be "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." The movie is rated PG.

Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, food and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Concessions will be available for purchase. Call Mike Herman (321) 264-5105 for additional information.


March 17, 2015

Brevard Ocean Rescue to Host Tryouts for Lifeguards

BREVARD COUNTY -- Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host an open tryout for seasonal lifeguards on Saturday, March 21, looking to fill 40 positions. Ocean Rescue had a less-than-expected turnout for the Jan. 17 tryout.

Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from March to October this year.

Those trying out should be at the Rockledge High School swimming pool by 7 a.m. Candidates will not be permitted to test if they are late. While no lifeguarding experience is necessary, candidates must be over the age of 16 on the day of the tryout and possess strong swimming skills. All candidates must bring a valid driver's License, Social Security card, appropriate swim attire, a towel and running shoes.

Candidates will be required to swim 500 meters in less than 10 minutes, complete a 1-mile run on a track in under 10 minutes and perform a physical agility test that includes push-ups. Advanced registration is not required; however applicants are reminded that testing will begin promptly and anyone arriving after testing begins will not be permitted to try out.

If selected, completion of the hiring process is dependent on the candidate's ability to pass a background test and successful completion of Ocean Rescue's paid training academy. The starting pay for ocean lifeguards is $9.46/hour.

For additional information on the tryouts and Brevard County Ocean Rescue, please visit the department's page at www.brevardfire.com or contact the Ocean Rescue staff at (321) 633-2056.


March 16, 2015

Dodge IT Dodge Ball Games Offered at Port St. John Community Center

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. – Come out and join the fun at Port Saint John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port Saint John, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, for dodge IT night.

Children will participate in different variations of the dodge ball game. Teams will be chosen randomly and changed throughout the day of the event. Players are encouraged to wear loose, comfortable clothing and sneakers for this activity. The fee is $3 per child ages 8 – 12. There is limited space of 50, registration is recommended.

This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations. Call (321) 264-5105 for information on other recreation programs in North Brevard.


March 11, 2015

Brevard County Government Hosts Women's History Month Celebration

VIERA, Fla. -- Brevard County Government will host its first community celebration of Women's History Month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Government Center, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C, Viera.

The brown-bag lunch event is open to the public and features presentations by Holocaust survivor Gerda Stokler, Craig Technologies Founder Carol Craig and Brigadier General (Retired) Mary Ann Epps, three Brevard County women who have made a mark through personal, professional and historical perseverance and achievement. The event, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives," will be held in the boardroom of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, first floor, Building C. Presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

A brown-bag lunch is available for event attendees for $5.50 on-site through Complex Café and will include chicken, egg or tuna on a croissant roll, chips, soda or bottled water, and a cookie. Please request your preference in advance by emailing [email protected] or by calling (321) 633-2003.

On March 3, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution recognizing March as Women's History Month in Brevard County.


March 13, 2015

Mom to Mom 5th Saturday Sale at Fox Lake Park

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- The Mom to Mom 5th Saturday Sale will be held at the Fox Lake Park main pavilion, 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville, on Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. Only children's clothing and toys will be offered for sale at the event.

Registration for vendors will begin Monday, April 27, at Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Ave, Titusville, FL 32796. Applications will be available at Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Avenue, Titusville. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

There is no cost to submit an application. A $20 plus tax, non-refundable, special event fee is due from vendors by Friday, May 29.

This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation's North Area Parks Operations. Call (321) 264-5037 for more information on this and other recreation programs in North Brevard.


March 04, 2015

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

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 to write a resume, write a cover letter, how to interview, how to dress for success, and how to manage money! Class is open to all youth ages 14-18 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at the UF/Brevard County Extension Office, 3695 Lake Drive, in Cocoa. The cost is $10, and lunch is included. Space is limited to 20 participants, so sign-up early!

Contact Vanessa Spero-Swingle at (321) 633-1702 ext 231 for additional information.


March 04, 2015

10th Annual Fox Lake Spring Festival of Crafts to be held March 14

TITUSVILLE -- The 10th Annual Fox Lake Spring Festival of Crafts will be held at Fox Lake Park in Titusville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

Only handmade and homemade crafts will be offered for sale at the event, which is sponsored by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations. Concessions will be available for purchase and the event is free to attend.

Fox Lake Park is located at 4400 Fox Lake Road in Titusville. For more information about this and other recreation programs in North Brevard, call (321) 264-5105.


March 02, 2015

Spring Break Day Camp Online Registration Under Way Starting March 3

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Brevard County Parks and Recreation launches online registration for Spring Break Day Camp on Tuesday, March 3. Register online at https://registration.brevardcounty.us.

Spring break day camp is offered throughout Brevard County at various community centers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 23 through March 27. The weekly fee is $90 for the first child and a 10 percent discount for each additional child in the household if you are not receiving any other discounts. Daily fee is $30.

Please contact your local Brevard County Parks and Recreation Community Center (North Brevard) with questions regarding spring break day camp.


March 02, 2015

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

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - "Art of the Wetlands" has been selected as the theme for this year's 6th Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera, 3685 Charlie Corbeil Way, Viera.

In addition to art displays, exhibits will feature local wildlife, native plants, and butterflies. Scheduled activities include guided walking and van tours of the wetlands, tours of the adjacent water treatment facility, and introductory workshops in both wildlife photography and birding. Recognition awards will be presented to the Viera Voice, the Titusville Art League, and the Brevard Lions Club for their past support of the wetlands and its activities.

The event's walking and van tours will be led by volunteer Wetland Rangers, who will share their knowledge and experience of the wetlands and its inhabitants. An introductory birding workshop will be led by Tom Dunkerton of Nikon Optics, and a photography workshop will be led by award-winning photographer Nancy Ellwood, of naturesportal.com. Additional nature-themed activities will be scheduled for younger visitors.

More than a dozen related exhibitors will be present, and food vendors will also be available. Artists and photographers have provided donations for a silent auction to help raise funds to benefit the wetlands. The festival is free to the public.

Additional information about the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera is available at the Natural Resources Management Department's wetlands website, http://www.grissomwetlands.org; for more information, please contact Raleigh Berry at (321) 633-2016 or email [email protected]


March 02, 2015

Hi-5 Community Festival March 14 at Isaac Campbell Sr. Park

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The Hi-5 Community Festival will be held at Isaac Campbell Sr. Park, 701 South Street in Titusville, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14.

This family friendly event will include music, dance, education and more. The event is free to attend, concessions will be available for purchase.

This event is co-sponsored by the Taking Dominion Now and Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, Parks & Recreation Department, North Area Parks Operations. For more information, please call Kenneth Brown at (321) 267-6278 or (321) 501-5166.


February 27, 2015

Spring Break Camp Available at Walter Butler Community Center

SHARPES, Fla. -- Spring Break Day Camp, for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, is available at Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 North Cocoa Blvd (US 1), in Sharpes, March 23-27, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The weekly fee is $90 for the first child and $81 for each additional child in the same family. The daily rate is $30 per child when the child is attending three or fewer days during the week. Fees are due at the time of registration or on the first day a child attends. For further information, call Clifford Lett at (321) 433-4448.

Spring Break Camp is sponsored by Brevard County Parks & Recreation's North Area Parks Operations.


February 25, 2015

North Brevard Commission on Parks & Recreation meets March 12

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation will hold its next monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Brevard Room at 518 South Palm Avenue in Titusville. The public is invited to attend.

The Brevard Room is located in a building on the north side of the parking lot behind the Brevard County Government Center-North. For more information, call Terry Lane at (321) 264-5105.

If a person desires to appeal any decision made by this commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, such a person will need a record of this proceeding and that, for such purposes, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of this proceeding is made, at his/her own expense, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based. Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes.

In accordance with the Americans and Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should notice Parks and Recreation North Area no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Terry Lane at (321) 264-5105.


February 24, 2015

Officials work to secure Beach Funding/EOC support in Washington, D.C.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Brevard County Government officials are headed to Washington, D.C., today to meet with members of Brevard County's Congressional delegation for continued funding for beach renourishment and support for construction of a new Emergency Operations Center and Communications Center.

District 2 Commissioner Jim Barfield, Tourism and Development Commission Director Eric Garvey, Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser and Michael McGarry, beach project coordinator and environment scientist with Natural Resource Management Department, are attending the 2015 Coastal Summit and will meet this week with legislative aides for Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and Rep. Bill Posey. Separate meetings are scheduled on beach renourishment funding and on the need for a co-located Emergency Operations and Communications Center.

Florida's Space Coast officials are working with federal officials to secure an additional $5.4 million to finish the Mid Reach section of the Space Coast, the third and final phase of the project. The Mid Reach phase includes Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach and Melbourne. The project uses a combination of matching federal, state and local tourism tax investment. Those meetings are scheduled through Thursday.

This week, the county's efforts to protect its 72-mile-long coastline from threats posed by beach erosion will receive national recognition as one of four U.S. beaches named a 2014 "Best Restored Beach" by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. An estimated $39 million in federal funds have helped restore North and South Reaches of Space Coast beaches, including Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and Indialantic, creating healthy habitats for coastal wildlife and tourist recreation. Beach tourism provides direct and indirect benefits in Brevard of an estimated $1.6 billion annually. Since 2000, more than $134 million in county, state and federal dollars have been spent on sand replacement along Brevard County beaches.

Earlier this month, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that asked for state and/or federal funding to construct an Emergency Operations facility that will enhance local and regional public safety, as well as national security.

Brevard County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the most frequently activated in the state and second-most-activated in the nation, primarily due to rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The county, however, is also vulnerable to storm surge, tornadoes, flooding and high winds resulting in severe property damage and to potential loss of life from the effects of a hurricane or tropical storm, among other hazards.

Brevard has the second-oldest Emergency Operations Center of Florida's 67 counties, as well as the oldest and smallest EOC in the region, at 50 years old and 11,000 square feet. It is an initiative of the State of Florida to co-locate and consolidate 911 communication centers, but Brevard County has 11 different public safety answering points. A spatial needs analysis has already been completed for a facility which would encompass an EOC floor, co-located law enforcement/fire 911 communications dispatch center, traffic management center, 800 MHz public safety radio system administration, E911 administration, Emergency Management administration and logistical space.

Based on approved travel by the Board of County Commissioners, airfare, hotel, 2015 Coastal Summit registration and rental car amounts to about $1,000 per person.

"This is a trip in which we're working to secure millions of dollars for completion of Mid Reach beach restoration and also financial support for a new Emergency Operations Center, so the ultimate gain for Brevard County will far exceed the cost of the trip," said County Manager Stockton Whitten.


February 24, 2015

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 Board Main Board Room, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940. Sponsored by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, the workshop will focus on the following key corridors:

  • US 1
  • SR 528
  • SR 520
  • SR A1A
  • Fiske Boulevard
  • Stadium Parkway
  • Wickham Road/Minton Road
  • Ellis Road
  • Babcock Street
Results from the workshop will be used to budget state and federal transportation funds.

Interested citizens may register at: www.SpaceCoastTPO.com/registration. For more information, call (321) 690-6890 or email [email protected]

About the Long Range Transportation Plan: The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) provides a common vision for the community's transportation needs and guides the investment of public funds over a timeline of 20 or more years. It provides a framework for choosing projects across all transportation modes.

The LRTP is updated every five years. Public involvement is critical in putting the plan together. Public input thus far has included:

  • Four workshops with over 340 participants total
  • Two public surveys with over 820 participants
  • The development of a website, www.spacecoast2040.com, with over 4,000 views
The 2040 Transportation Vision was adopted by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Board this past fall. The next step is to take a closer look at specific corridors and identify projects that will increase economic vitality, protect natural resources and provide future generations choices in how they live and travel.

Learn more about the LRTP by visiting our website, http://spacecoasttpo.com/plan/long-range-transportation-plan/.


February 18, 2015

Free Birding Events at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Join Environmentally Endangered Lands staff and volunteers for an enjoyable weekend of birding!

The events are free, but registration is required.

  • Birding Kayak Trip at Fox Lake Sanctuary, Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Leisurely paddle with EEL guides and go birding by boat. Learn to identify some of the common species of birds that live at Fox Lake Sanctuary. Limited number of kayaks available, guests may bring their own kayak. Please bring your own binoculars, sunscreen, hat, and water. Please meet at the boat ramp by 8:45 a.m. Trip will start promptly. Registration is required by calling (321) 264-5185.
  • Beginning Birding with David Simpson, Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Take an avian adventure with birder Dee Fairbanks and David Simpson. Learn identification tips, practice binocular skills, and observe Central Florida birds! Please bring binoculars, water, and wear closed-toed shoes. Register by calling (321) 264.5185.


February 17, 2015

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

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – 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 Black History Month Celebration.

Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott discovered the Moore's names among a century's worth of voting records, in the 1888-1948 Official Register of Electors for Mims. On March 29th, 1934, the Moore's names were recorded in the official records of the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office.

Scott will present the historic official record book, containing the Moore's voter registration, to the Moore Cultural Center during the Black History Month Celebration, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Brevard County Government Center, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, in Viera. The record will remain on loan to the Cultural Center for the next year. Scott's presentation is planned for 11 a.m.

The Black History Month event is open to the public. The celebration features artwork, literature, music, cultural displays, special guests, and a soul food lunch ($6) from Loyd Have Mercy and desserts by Marilyn and Monroe Soul Food. Sponsors are Webster University, Sherrie Roberts-Spears, Realtor/Coldwell Banker, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Health First and Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q.


February 17, 2015

North Area Parks Operations announces Caretaker Openings

TITUSVILLE, Fla.— Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, North Area Park Operations, has openings for caretakers at:
  • Space Coast Communities Sports Complex, located at 662 Canaveral Groves Blvd., in Sharpes
  • Stuart Park, located at 4260 Stuart Ave., in Titusville
  • Holder Park, located at 2650 Glendale Blvd, in Mims
  • Parrish Park Scottsmoor, located at 4055 Magoon Ave., in Scottsmoor.
As it is desired to have the presence of law enforcement officers in our parks, any interested law enforcement officer is encouraged to apply. Applications are available at the North Area Parks Operations Office, 475 North Williams Ave., Titusville.

Space Coast Communities Sports Complex, Stuart Park, Holder Park and Parrish Park Scottsmoor do not currently have a home on site, the caretaker would need to provide a mobile home.

Send completed applications to Terry Lane, Operations Manager, 475 N. Williams Ave., Titusville, FL 32796, or email to [email protected]. Applications need to be received no later than Monday, March 16.

For more information, contact Terry Lane at (321) 264-5105.


February 17, 2015

North Area Parks Operations Seeks Certified Tennis Instructor

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department, North Area Parks Operations, is seeking a USTA, USPTA- certified instructor or equivalent to teach tennis lessons at Singleton Courts, 665 North Singleton Ave., in Titusville.

Interested individuals should contact Mike Herman by email at [email protected] or by phone at (321)264-5105.


February 17, 2015

Spring Break Camp Offered At Sandrift Community Center

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Spring Break Day Camp. for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, is being offered at Sandrift Community Center, 585 North Singleton Ave., in Titusville, March 23-27, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The weekly fee is $90 for the first child and $81 for each additional child in the same family. The daily rate is $30 per child when the child is attending three or fewer days during the week. Fees are due at the time of registration or on the first day a child attends.

Spring Break Camp is sponsored by Brevard County Parks & Recreation's North Area Parks Operations. For more information, call Jann Faiga at (321) 264-5037.


February 08, 2015

24-hour 'Bioblitz' survey planned for Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Management & Education Center is hosting a bioblitz starting at 1 p.m. May 23 through 1 p.m. May 24 at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville.

A bioblitz is a 24-hour survey of the biological diversity in a specified area. The purpose of this event is to catalog the species positively identified within a 24-hour period at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, increase the public awareness of the biological diversity in Brevard County, provide a fun and educational recreation activity to the general public, for field experts to have the opportunity to share their passions and knowledge with each other and the general public, and to celebrate International Biological Diversity Day.

We are seeking scientists, experts, and naturalists that would be interested in participating by leading surveys of a specified taxa, helping in the identification of species, and/or hosting talks/tables to educate the public on the species and biodiversity of Brevard County.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Sarah Kraum by phone (321.264.5185) or email ([email protected]) by Feb. 20.


February 08, 2015

2015 Junior Lifeguard Camp offered at Joe Lee Smith Aquatic Center

COCOA, Fla. -- Joe Lee Smith Aquatic Center in Cocoa will host a Junior Lifeguard camp March 23-27.

Classes will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Course participants will learn the basics of water safety and emergency response in the classroom and at the pool. Cost is $90. Interested candidates must be currently enrolled in 6th through 9th grade.

Participants who attend all classes will receive American Red Cross certification in Junior Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR. Participants will also be invited to serve as a Junior Lifeguard at Central Area Parks & Recreation summer aquatics programs.

For additional information or to register, call (321) 633-1874 or email Debbie Bowling, Recreational Leader, at [email protected]


February 06, 2015

Virginia Barker named Interim Natural Resources Management Director

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Virginia Barker, who has played a pivotal role in the restoration of Brevard County beaches and dunes, has been named Interim Director of Brevard County Government's Natural Resources Management Department. The position is being vacated Feb. 20 by Director Ernie Brown, who is moving home to his native state of Virginia.

Barker has been with Brevard County Government for 17 years in a variety of roles with Natural Resources, including the county's beach management program, stormwater utility program and numerous other environmental initiatives. She is currently the Watershed Program Manager, supervising staff, consultants and contractors to prepare and implement innovative, comprehensive and scientifically-based environmental regulations, management and master plans. These regulations and plans are designed to protect public health and ensure the long-term conservation of Brevard's natural amenities while fostering local economic development, tourism and recreational opportunities for Brevard's citizens and visitors.

Barker has represented the County's interests during the design, construction, monitoring and maintenance of over $180 million in beach and dune restoration, flood control and water quality improvement projects. Her efforts have been repeatedly recognized through awards from local and state organizations, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Barker earned a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University.

As Interim Director, Barker will direct a Natural Resources Management Department staff of 93 employees. The department is responsible for environmental resources management, including environmental review, ecosystem management and boating and waterway management; remediation and compliance, which includes petroleum cleanup and remediation, pollutant storage systems compliance and hazardous waste compliance; watershed management, which includes beach and coastal management, stormwater engineering and design and water quality; and mosquito control, which includes air operations and aquatic weed control.

Barker said her priorities include sandy beaches, a healthy Indian River Lagoon, applying sound science and engaging the public in sustainable management of Brevard's rich natural heritage, as well as ensured public safety through mosquito control.

Brown, hired as Natural Resources director in November 2004, is moving to Loudoun County, Va. This month he will begin his role as director of General Services, overseeing the county's Stormwater program, Environmental Compliance programs, Public Works, Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste operations as well as the county's Fleet, Facilities and Surplus Asset Management programs.


February 05, 2015

2015 Lifeguard Course offered at McLarty Aquatic Center, Rockledge

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Central Area Parks and Recreation will be offering a lifeguard course March 6-20 at McLarty Park, 790 Barton Blvd., in Rockledge. Course dates and times are as follows:
  • March 6: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • March 11: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • March 13 and 14: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 18 and 20: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Participants will need access to the internet as this course has online components. All classes must be attended. Cost is $250 and must be paid upon successful completion of a skills test on March 6. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is recommended with a minimum of five participants to hold the class.

Interested candidates must be 15 years of age, able to swim 300 yards nonstop (freestyle and breaststroke), complete a timed 10-pound brick retrieval, and tread water for two minutes using legs only.

Upon successful course completion, participants will receive American Red Cross certification in Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR for Professional Rescuer.

For additional information or to register, call (321) 633-1874 or email Debbie Bowling at [email protected]


February 05, 2015

Brevard County Government to Host Black History Month Celebration

VIERA, Fla. -- Brevard County Government will host its second community celebration of Black History Month from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Government Center, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C, Viera.

The drop-in event, open to the public, will include cultural displays, artwork, literature, music and activities that recognize the significant contributions of African Americans. There will also be Soul food ($6 per plate) from Loyd Have Mercy.

This event is hosted by Brevard County Government. On Feb. 3, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution recognizing February as Black History Month in Brevard County.


February 04, 2015 Ocean Rescue Chief: Education is Key to Safety and Life

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – 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 Brevard County Ocean Rescue, he's more likely to encounter star fish than those of a galactic nature. But that hasn't derailed his pursuit. Scabarozi, who at age 24 became chief of Ocean Rescue in 2008, continues to shoot for the stars both on professional and personal levels. As a child, "I wanted to be an astronaut," said Scabarozi, who's from a family of engineers. "My dad works at the Space Center. Any rocket or shuttle that went up shook the windows of the house."

Scabarozi was born at Cape Canaveral Hospital and was raised on Merritt Island, graduating from Merritt Island High School in 2000. In 2005, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Central Florida, and is about to graduate with a second bachelor's degree, this one in mechanical engineering.

Scabarozi was taught how to swim at a very young age by his grandmother. When he turned 16, his plans to spend the summer on the beach swimming and surfing were dashed when his father took Scabarozi "kicking and screaming," Scabarozi said, to lifeguard tryouts. But he liked it and ultimately turned his lifelong passion into a career.

In 2010, he met his wife, Laura, on the beach. "She was the most beautiful woman I have ever seen and it was love at first sight," he said. "I walked up and gave her my business card and asked her out. I was lucky enough to get a call from her that night and we went to dinner and have been inseparable since. They were married at Disney World in 2012. Laura is studying at UCF to become a psychologist. "We spend our evenings side by side doing school work," he said. "Education is key. You never want to stop learning. I tell my guys, 'Don't sell yourself short. Go get your education.'"

From the vantage point atop a lifeguard tower at Lori Wilson Park, Scabarozi may possibly have the most scenic "office" view in the county.

It's one of 5 lifeguard towers that are manned year-round by Ocean Rescue at various beachfront parks. On a recent cool morning, Scabarozi was here only to touch base with one of the 17 full-time ocean rescuers who help protect the multitude of bathing suit-clad visitors who flock annually to the beaches of Brevard County. Between the end of March and the end of October - essentially from the start of Spring break to the start of cooler temperatures -- the number of lifeguard towers jumps to 24 (5 year-round and 19 seasonal towers,) and seasonal lifeguards brought on board to protect the masses boosts the number of additional ocean rescuers to 100.

The Brevard County Ocean Rescue Division provides for the safe swimming and beach protection to all Brevard County residents, visitors and tourists in designated areas of Brevard County. The five areas protected full time have lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 365 days a year. The key to success for Brevard County Ocean Rescue is a focus on prevention, said Scabarozi, who spearheads Ocean Rescue and its $1.1 million budget not from a lifeguard tower but from a virtual tool shed-turned-makeshift office in a remote corner of the parking lot at Lori Wilson Park.

"We work to be proactive lifeguards. We work to warn the public before they get into trouble," he said. "A big thing is education. We look out for people who may not be accustomed to the beach environment, and the big thing is to inform them of the dangers of the day."Those dangers are evaluated by the individual Ocean Rescuers at the beginning of each day. They physically get into the water to gauge ocean conditions. They then work to pass that knowledge onto the public.

According to USLA, there have been nearly 5,000 rescues on Brevard County beaches since 2007, with the majority of those a result of swimmers encountering rip currents. There have been an estimated 500,000 preventative actions, which means Ocean Rescuers were able to ward off trouble before it happened. This past year, Brevard County Ocean Rescue was named 2013 Beach Patrol of the Year by the Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association. "We've made it pretty far in the course of six or seven years," Scabarozi said.

For more information on Brevard County Ocean Rescue, visit: http://www.brevardcounty.us/firerescue/oceanservices


February 03, 2015

Parent's Night Out Offered in North Brevard Parks

TITUSVILLE, SHARPES, MIMS, PORT SAINT JOHN, Fla. — Parent's Night Out events will be offered in the weeks ahead at multiple locations in North Brevard parks for children ages 5-12. Cost: For first child, $12; additional children in the same household $10. Pre-registration is required 7 days prior to event. Space is limited.

Events scheduled:

  • Cuyler Community Center, 2329 Harry T. Moore Ave., Mims, will offer Parent's Night Out on the first Friday of each month, from 6 – 11 p.m. Dates include Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, and May 1. There will be games, arts and crafts, and pizza. Please call (321) 264-5045 for more information.
  • Sandrift Community Center, 585 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville, will offer Parent's Night Out on the third Friday of each month, from 6 – 11 p.m. Dates include Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15. There will be games, arts and crafts, and pizza. Please call (321) 264-5037 for more information.
  • Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 N. Cocoa Blvd (US Hwy 1), Sharpes, will offer Parent's Night Out on the fourth Friday of each month, from 6 – 11 p.m. Dates include Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, and May 22. There will be games, arts and crafts, and pizza. Please call (321) 433-4448 for more information.
  • Port Saint John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port Saint John, will offer Parents Night Out from 6-11 p.m. on Feb. 13 and March 20. There will be games, arts and crafts, and pizza. Please call (321) 633-1904 for more information.
  • Isaac Campbell Sr. Community Center, 701 South Street, Titusville, will offer Parents Night Out on the second Friday of each month, from 6–11 p.m. Dates include Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8. There will be games, arts and crafts, and pizza. Please call (321) 264-5040 for more information.
Parents Night Out is sponsored by Brevard County Parks & Recreation's North Area Parks Operations.


February 03, 2015

Space Coast Government Television Moves to Channel 499 on March 2

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 standardize Public, Education and Government programming across Central Florida.

SCGTV, which airs live broadcasts of Brevard County Board of County Commission meetings as well as taped municipal government meetings, Public Service Announcements and Florida Channel programming, will continue to air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SCGTV can also be found on Comcast on channel 51 (North Brevard) and channel 13 (South Brevard.)


February 03, 2015

EEL Program to hold Selection/Management Committee Meeting Feb. 18

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the EEL Program Office, 91 East Drive, Melbourne.

The purpose of this meeting is to review lands under consideration for public acquisition and management by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.

Any questions regarding this meeting should be directed to Laura Clark (321) 255-4466 or [email protected]


February 02, 2015

Canine Wilderness Run Set for March 7 in Port St. John

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. — Bring your canine friend to the Canine Wilderness Run, which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Fay Lake Wilderness Park Dog Park, 6300 Fay Boulevard.

The fee is $2 per participating canine and all owners of participants must provide current vaccination records. Canine lovers will have the opportunity to let their pet's skills and instincts run wild in a dog luring course. Interested vendors are invited to purchase a space at a cost of $25 plus tax. Space is limited.

This activity is sponsored by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's North Area Parks Operations and is co-sponsored by Brevard County Animal Control and the SPCA. Call (321) 264-5105 for information on other recreation programs in North Brevard.


January 30, 2015

County Manager to host First Developer's Roundtable Discussion Feb. 9

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County Manager Stockton Whitten will host a "Developer's Roundtable" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, for a discussion with community developers on growth issues, land use, development activities and building trends.

The meeting will be held in the Florida Room, third floor of Building C, at the Brevard County Government Center, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, in Viera.

The goal of the Developer's Roundtable is to bring key County department heads to the table with members of the development community on a quarterly basis. The roundtables invite open and informal discussions on development processes, organizational approaches, processes and issues on both sides of the table.

"The emphasis is to share information and obtain external industry input as the County seeks to address potential and appropriate improvements that will reduce misunderstandings, enhance communications and increase efficiencies," Whitten said. "We look forward to hearing from development industry participants about their experiences with Brevard County as well as their experience in other Florida cities and counties that can help us in performing better service to our customers and residents."

Whitten is asking area developers, builders and/or their representatives interested in taking part in future Developer's Roundtables to contact the County Manager's Office at (321) 633-2002.


January 28, 2015

Mom to Mom Garage Sale Canceled

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The Mom to Mom Garage Sale scheduled at the Fox Lake Park main pavilion, 4400 Fox Lake Road, Titusville, on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. has been canceled due to lack of registered vendors.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


January 24, 2015

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

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 to write a resume, write a cover letter, how to interview, how to dress for success, and how to manage money! Class is open to all youth ages 14-18 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, at the UF/Brevard County Extension Office, 3695 Lake Drive, in Cocoa.There is no charge, and lunch is included! Space is limited to 20 participants, so sign-up early!

Contact Vanessa Spero-Swingle at 321-633-1702 ext 231 for additional information.


January 24, 2015

North Brevard Commission on Parks & Recreation meets Feb. 12

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation will hold its next monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Brevard Room at 518 South Palm Avenue in Titusville. The public is invited to attend.

The Brevard Room is located in a building on the north side of the parking lot behind the Brevard County Government Center-North. For more information, call Terry Lane at (321) 264-5105.

If a person desires to appeal any decision made by this commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, such a person will need a record of this proceeding and that, for such purposes, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of this proceeding is made, at his/her own expense, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based. Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes.

In accordance with the Americans and Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should notice Parks and Recreation North Area no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Terry Lane at (321) 264-5105.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Get an Angle on the Fishing Business with Inaugural 'For Hire' Fishing Workshop

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Attention charter captains and fishing guides! Join the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County and Florida Sea Grant for an exciting new opportunity. The inaugural "For-Hire" fishing workshop will give you new ideas and proven advice that will help you grow your fishing business.

The workshop connects you with experts in the community, shows you how to get involved in fisheries research opportunities, and helps you get answers to the business questions and challenges that will keep you ahead of the competition. Workshop topics will include: developing a winning business plan, essentials of social media marketing, and latest fisheries research in the Indian River Lagoon and East Coast.

The workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa. The workshop is $25 and includes materials, lunch, and refreshments. Please register at http://forhirefishing-brevard.eventbrite.com. Questions? Please contact your local Florida Sea Grant agent, Holly Abeels, [email protected], (321) 633-1702 x235.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Green on the Green Golf Tournament March 7 Supports 4-H Program

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The UF/Brevard County Extension Service will host a Green on the Green Golf Tournament on March 7 in support of the Brevard County 4-H Program.

This year's tournament promises to be as big a hit as it has in previous years. Players will once again be swinging to support youth, so we hope you'll join us.

This year we're trying both a new location and price, in addition to the name change for our tournament. Players will be putting at Duran Golf Club, and fees have been reduced to $100 per person. Duran will also be handling registration, so please register at www.durangolf.com. We will no longer have a barbeque the night before, but players can expect a continental breakfast and lunch with their registration fee.

Come join us for a fantastic tournament and a wonderful cause!


Friday, January 16, 2015

4th Annual Pioneer Day Festival Celebrates Local History

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- Celebrating the history of Merritt Island on "Pioneer Day" is an annual event that has an exciting appeal for history, art, music, and nature lovers, and children of all ages.

The Feb. 7 event is a partnership between Sams House at Pine Island and St. Luke's Episcopal Church located on a sleepy little stretch of North Tropical Trail just north of the Barge Canal on North Merritt Island. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Sams House and St. Luke's will host a wide variety of activities, most of which are free. Complete information can be found by visiting, www.mipioneerday.com and www.facebook.com/pioneerdaymerrittisland

Kevin Gidusko of the Pine Island Preservation Society, and Joyce Young from St. Luke's are co-coordinators. Both were involved in Pioneer Day activities last year and have added some new attractions and are bringing back many of the favorites from past years.

Events at Sams House (ongoing from 10 am to 4 pm) include:

  • Living History Demonstrations and Educational Exhibits (including Confederate Sons Association, Florida History Display, Central Florida Fossils, Florida Public Archeology Network, Florida Wildlife Hospital, and the Florida Historical Society Archaeology Institute
  • Crafts Fair and Farmer's Market (including Better by Candlelight, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation, Coiled Vessels by Teresa Camarata, Mrs. Mango & Company, Spade & Trowel Garden Club, and We Be Jammin'
  • Historic House and Cabin Tours by guides in period clothing
  • Display of Sams Family Artifacts and Historic Clothing
  • Florida Folk Music by Chris Kahl, the Celery City String Band and Scott Taylor
  • Children's Crafts and Games
  • Food by Slow & Low Bar-b-que
Events at St. Luke's (10 am to 4 pm):
  • On-going Self-guided Historic Chapel and Cemetery Tours
  • 10:30: Merritt Island's Cow Hunters - Bud Crisafulli
  • Noon: Homemade soups ($5)
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Molly Thomas, Historic Preservation of Cemeteries
  • Additional talks about the history of Indian River Citrus, Merritt Island's Ostrich Farm and more
  • Fish Fry Dinner -- $9 advance ticket sales; call (321)-452-5260
About Sams House at Pine Island:
The Sams House at Pine Island is an historical complex owned and operated by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. The 1875 Sams Cabin onsite is the oldest standing home in Brevard County. A larger 1888 two-story home is also onsite. John Sams, a citrus-grower and the first Superintendent of Brevard County Schools, built both houses. The Center is located at 6195 N. Tropical Trail, ? mile west of SR 3 and 5 miles north of SR 528. For information, call (321) 449-4720.

About St. Luke's Episcopal Church:
The historic chapel onsite was built in 1888 with the help of Sams, LaRoche, and Porcher families. Many early pioneers, including John Sams, are buried in the church's cemetery. The Church is located at 5555 N. Tropical Trail, just 1.1 miles south of Sams House at Pine Island. For information, call (321) 452-5260.


January 06, 2015

Volunteers Sought for 2015 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 tasks are available for those who wish to volunteer. The festival provides opportunity to meet visitors from throughout the United States and many foreign countries.

For more information, please contact Rhonda Harris at (321) 268-5224 or [email protected].




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