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.

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7:30 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Our Lady Of Grace Heritage Festival

Another chance to broaden your cultural horizons, Our Lady of Grace presents the 14th annual Heritage Festival February 21st through the 23rd.

Rides, face painting, ethnic foods, beer and wine, entertainment, basket drawings, vendors and the Heritage Mass & Taste of Grace are all part of the weekend. Admission is free; the cost of rides and food vary.

The festival will take place Friday through Sunday:

Friday: 5pm-10pm

Saturday: 12pm-10pm

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7:30 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Space Coast Progressive Alliance Discussion About Indian River Lagoon

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance hosts a discussion about the "Indian River Lagoon: What We Know and What We Don't Know"  Thursday, February 13th, at 6:30 pm at the Front Street Civic Center. This discussion is free and open to the public.

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7:30 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Youth Making Ripples Film Competition Winners!

Winners Ellen Straub & Brooke Bayer of Palm Bay High, Troy Rice, Director of Indian River Lagoon Estuary Program, Phillip Gravinese, Doctoral Candidate and Dr. Lauren Toth

The Beneath the Waves-Youth Making Ripples Film competition was held on January 18th and 2 local student groups were winners in the Scientific Message category.

Winners Ellen Straub and Brooke Bayer of Palm Bay High join Pooja Shah, Anna Osborne and Emma Welman from the West Melbourne School for the Sciences as they discuss their entries in the Youth Making Ripples Film Competition.

To see the entries and find out more about the Beneath the Waves Project

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7:30 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Hunger Project Gets Help from Winn Dixie for Largest Packing Event

The Children's Hunger Project will host the World's Largest Packing Event on February 8th on the FL Tech campus.  Both individuals and teams are being recruited to help and Winn Dixie will have over 30 associates on hand unloading the pallets of food from the semis and organizing the distribution stations.   The Children's Hunger Project provides hungry young people on the Space Coast with weekend backpacks with a goal of ensuring elementary school-age children do not have to experience hunger and malnutrition.

  Join WFIT's team at packing event

Jennifer Short, Winn Dixie District Director, talks about the Children's Hunger Project and Winn Dixie's role in the initiative.

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7:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Brevard Pals 5K Run/Walk for Autism Awareness

Brevard Pals 5K Run/Walk for Autism Awareness February 22nd at Scott Center for Autism Treatment-FL Tech campus.  For race or registration info, check out Brevard Autism's website.

Joseph Werner, founder of Child and Family Consultants gives details on the upcoming race.

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