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.



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.

1:31 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Cultural Arts Showcase

In this episode of Coastal Connection, Christopher Confessore, music director and principal conductor of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra talks about the inaugural fall Cultural Arts Showcase at the King Center for Performing Arts. From noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, local art groups will perform and offer information on classes, showcases and other events from the Brevard cultural scene. The Food Truck Bazaar will also be nearby to offer gourmet food and snacks.

3:07 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

September's Turtlekrawl 5k

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Mark Petrillo, Board Member of Sea Turtle Preservation Society and race director for Turtlekrawl 5K, September 14th at Nance Park in Indialantic.

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