Coastal Connection

Produced by WFIT's General Manager, Terri Wright, Coastal Connection serves as your spotlight on the community. Each 5- min edition of Coastal Connection showcases a special event and/or not-for-profit organization in Brevard County, Florida.



10:46 am
Mon October 21, 2013

The Gifford Youth Orchestra's Annual Concert November 2nd

In this edition of Coastal Connection, board member Jim Parks and founder/artistic director Crystal Bujol of The Gifford Youth Orchestra talk about the organization's upcoming annual concert and 10th anniversary. The Gifford Youth Orchestra provides education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford and neighboring Indian River County Communities in an effort to break the cycle of poverty. The annual concert will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Vero Beach Emerson Center.

10:43 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Space Coast Early Intervention Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration

In this edition of Coastal Connection, executive director of Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Leslie Roth, introduces the center's anniversary celebration on Nov. 9 at the Hilton Rialto from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tim Wakefield will be on hand to draw the winning ticket for a 50/50 raffle with a guaranteed $10,000 cash giveaway and present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Betsy Farmer, who founded the organization. The event will feature live music, games and giveaways and is free to the public.

3:57 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

25th Fall Fundraiser For Melbourne Center For Personal Growth Operated By AMIkids

In this edition of Coastal Connection, Nichole Barnes, director of case management and fall fundraising coordinator at The Melbourne Center for Personal Growth, operated by AMIkids-Space Coast, talks about their 25th Fall Fundraiser. The event takes place on Nov. 3 at the Viera Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

2:08 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

The Havenly Affair 2013 - Vroom!

In this episode of Coastal Connection, Carol Colombo and Mary Dru Bowman of The Haven for Children introduce Vroom! - The Havenly Affair 2013. The charity event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 and will feature selections of a never-before-seen private collection of Ferraris and Aston-Martin, ranging from vintage race cars to modern supercars.

The event will benefit The Haven for Children, a charity that strives to meet the needs of neglected, abused and abandoned children in Brevard County and East Central Florida by assuring the highest quality of care for the children and the program’s continued success.

1:15 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Florida Tech's Beneath The Waves Film Festival Oct. 10-11

In this edition of Coastal Connection, Dr. Lauren Toth, research scientist at the biology depatment of Florida Tech, and Philip Gravinese, biology Ph.D. student at Florida Tech, return to the studio to talk about the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. The festival goes from Thursday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct. 11 in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on Florida Tech's campus. The free showings will go from 6-9 p.m. both days and will feature movies on the environment and local marine issues.