Palm Bay, Fla. – Brevard County Parks and Recreation will host a Teen Pool Party at the Palm Bay Aq
New phase of Wickham Road widening project prompts shift in traffic lanes
6/14/2013 5:02:58 PM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Phase III of the Wickham Road construction project located between U.S. 192 and Nasa Boulevard, Melbourne, has led to a shift in traffic lanes.
Repairs to close Hagen Lane and Nagle Drive in Rockledge, June 18-19
6/14/2013 4:56:59 PM
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- Stormwater drain repair will close Hagen Lane and Nagle Drive in Fairway Estates, Rockledge, from 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.
Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued in Mims
6/14/2013 8:22:18 AM
MIMS, Fla. -- Due to a water main break experienced overnight during a construction project, a loss of water pressure has been experienced in the Mims drinking water system. A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for Mims water customers.
Brevard County Talking Books program draws Library of Congress Honors
6/11/2013 4:14:37 PM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The Brevard County Libraries' Talking Books Department was named "Network Subregional Library of the Year" in an award from the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, during ceremonies June 6 in Washington, D.C.
3 Alarm Commercial Structure Fire at the Space Coast Flea Market
6/11/2013 12:58:43 PM
(Brevard County, Fla.) - 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 dispatchers received a 911 call shortly before 2:30 a.m. from a caller who stated flames were visible on the walls of the flea market. The building is located at 5605 N Highway 1 in Cocoa.
Nature Center on Merritt Island hosts Summertime Arts and Crafts class
6/11/2013 7:57:36 AM
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – Brevard County Parks and Recreation's Nature Center at Rotary Park is hosting a summertime arts and crafts class from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, beginning June 13.
Brevard County library branches help visitors connect family trees
6/10/2013 3:50:53 PM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 Library Edition, free of charge at all 17 library branches.
Brevard County Shelters Overwhelmed with Unwanted Pets
6/7/2013 3:15:01 PM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Less than a week after a successful communitywide pet adoption event, Brevard County’s animal shelters in Titusville and Melbourne are filled to capacity.
Registration underway for Palm Bay Aquatic Center 'Splash and Dash' event
6/5/2013 3:25:27 PM
PALM BAY, Fla. – The Palm Bay Aquatic Center will host its 2nd Annual Splash and Dash Biathlon on Saturday, June 22.
Cuyler Park in Titusville to host free Juneteenth celebration on June 22
6/5/2013 3:16:19 PM
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The anniversary of Juneteenth will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Cuyler Park, 2329 Harry T. Moore Ave., Mims.
Extension Service Hosts Commercial Landscape Maintenance Seminar/Test
6/1/2013 3:00:00 PM
COCOA, Fla. – There will be a Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Certification Seminar held at the UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension Office from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and followed by the Certification Test from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., on Friday, June, 21.
Enchanted Forest summer programs take a hands-on approach to nature studies
5/31/2013 2:52:00 PM
TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Families are invited this summer to join Enchanted Forest Sanctuary naturalists for an exciting and new look into nature through hands-on science experiments and activities.
Hurricane Season 2013 starts Saturday; highlights need to be prepared
5/31/2013 11:22:00 AM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – “Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Stay Informed.”
Boaters Reminded to Prepare for Hurricane Season
5/30/2013 7:40:00 AM
VIERA, Fla. – 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- Nov. 30.
Construction project to close Sand Point Park through early November
5/29/2013 7:32:00 AM
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Sand Point Park, 101 N. Washington Avenue, Titusville, will be closed effective Monday, June 17, through early November for construction.
Barrier Island Center events in June highlight nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles
5/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. – Guided late-night tours of loggerhead sea turtles nesting areas highlight events planned in June by the Barrier Island Center.
Renovations to cause temporary closings of Lee Wenner Park Boat Ramps
5/25/2013 9:00:00 AM
COCOA, Fla. – Lee Wenner Park boat ramps, located at 300 Riveredge Boulevard, Cocoa, will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, June 3. Renovations include dredging of the basin area, replacement of the three wooden docks, sea wall extension and revetment.
Youth Programs highlight UF/Brevard Extension Service opportunities in June
5/24/2013 9:28:00 AM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Brevard County Agriculture and Extension Service and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will offer the following classes in June at the Cocoa Extension office, 3695 Lake Drive:
Boat ramps to remain open during Kelly Park East Boat Dock renovations
5/24/2013 8:43:00 AM
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – 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.
'Age of Miracles' author plans three book chats at Brevard County libraries
5/24/2013 8:00:00 AM
PALM BAY, Fla. - Author Karen Thompson Walker will visit three Brevard County libraries in June to engage in community dialogues about her book, The Age of Miracles.
Renovations at Kelly Park East Boat Dock set to begin May 28
5/23/2013 12:58:00 PM
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – A three-month renovation project at Kelly Park East boat dock, located at 2550 N. Banana River Drive, Merritt Island, will get underway starting Tuesday, May 28. Renovations include replacement of sea walls and boat dock; installation of a new floating dock; and shoreline revetment.
Brevard Residents Play Major Role in Preservation of Indian River Lagoon
5/23/2013 12:50:00 PM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 31,600 acres of seagrass, the tropical forest of the lagoon floor. As a result, commercial and recreational fisheries are suffering.
Brevard County Libraries host One Book Brevard summer reading program
5/23/2013 10:00:00 AM
PALM BAY, Fla. -- Join Brevard County adults and young adults this summer in a community celebration of reading – One Book Brevard.
Brevard Libraries seek residents' suggestions for VIVA 500 Time Capsule
5/22/2013 11:41:00 AM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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.
City / County Partnership Promises Most Efficient Delivery of Emergency Services
5/20/2013 10:05:00 AM
(Palm Bay, Brevard County, Fla.) - Fire and Emergency Medical Services in Palm Bay and South Brevard County will soon benefit from a new partnership designed to deliver the most efficient level of service to residents and will give the citizens of southwest Palm Bay a long awaited new fire station in their community. On Tuesday, May 14th, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners approved an inter-agency agreement that allows each department's resources to co-locate within each agency's fire stations. The Palm Bay City Council approved the agreement on April 18th. The co-location allows the agencies to work together seamlessly while improving both the level of service and response times.
June activities at Sams House will focus on 'Our Communty, Our Home'
5/20/2013 8:00:00 AM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- 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 programs at Sams House.