FLOOD HAZARD MAPS ON VIEW AT AN OPEN HOUSE IN BREVARD COUNTY

  U.S. Department of Homeland Security

FEMA Region IV

 3003 Chamblee Tucker Road

Atlanta, GA 30341

February 28, 2018

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 FLOOD HAZARD MAPS ON VIEW AT AN OPEN HOUSE IN BREVARD COUNTY

START DATE:         March 1

KILL DATE:            March 15

RUN TIME:              60 Seconds

IF YOU LIVE OR OWN PROPERTY ALONG THE COAST OF BREVARD COUNTY YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT YOUR FLOOD RISK AT TWO OPEN HOUSES ON MARCH 13 AND 15.

 LOOK UP YOUR PROPERTY AND FIND YOUR FLOOD ZONE ON NEW PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS.

SPECIALISTS WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER FLOOD RISK, FLOOD INSURANCE, AND ENGINEERING QUESTIONS AT THESE LOCATIONS.

 ON MARCH 13, FROM 4 P-M TO 7 P-M AT THE BREVARD COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, SPACE COAST ROOM, BUILDING C, 2725 JUDGE

FRAN JAMIESON WAY IN VIERA.

 ON MARCH 15, FROM 4 TO 7 P-M, AT THE COCOA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB, RIVER ROOM, 5000 TOM WARRINER BOULEVARD IN COCOA BEACH.

 

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The Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian Closes

LIVE! From Vero Beach Concert Series

For over four decades, the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group, The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-’60s rock revolution.  On Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m., John Sebastian returns (“Welcome Back Sebastian /Kotter”) to The Emerson Center stage to close out this season’s series of 9 LIVE! From Vero Beach concerts.

Spoonful’s  leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian was grateful to the Beatles for reminding us of our rock & roll roots but the group wanted to get down to making their music as an American’ band…and that they did like nobody before or since, putting their first seven singles into the Top 10. This was unprecedented, and utterly unthinkable at the height of Beatlemania. At first they’d taken older material from blues, country, folk and jug band sources and made it sound modern. Then, in a series of original songs composed and sung by Sebastian, they did the reverse, creating thoroughly modern music that sounded like it contained the entire history of American music. 

The audience will remember the songs by heart when asked to sing along with Sebastian….: “Do You Believe In Magic?” “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice,” “Daydream,” “Younger Girl,” “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your

Mind?” “Summer In The City,” “Rain On The Roof,” “Nashville Cats,” “Six O’Clock,””Darling Be Home Soon” and “Younger Generation.” These songs did more than simply answer the British invasion… they carried the musical tradition into the future.

This concert is filled with music, stories and sing-a-longs…a fun time. 

Presenting Sponsor of the 9 concert series is Cindy O’Dare, Multiple Sponsor of John Sebastian is The Audiohouse.and Supporting Sponsor is Barth Construction. Other sponsors are Alex MacWilliam Real Estate, Rob Callery and Bruce McDonald of Ocean Oaks Dental Group, CenterState, Rennick Real Estate, GHO Homes, Ocean Grill and New Vision Eye Center. ABC Printing is the Printing sponsor, Majestic Theatre is the Screen Sponsor and the Cultural Council of Indian River County, Indian River Land Trust and Quail Valley Charities Inc. are the non-profit partners. 

The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. This show is produced by Rusty Young of MusicWorks, Inc. and Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions.  A uniformed officer will be on premises before and during the duration of the concert providing safety and security for our patrons. Come early and purchase drinks and appetizers from the new Emerson Center Café. Tickets are on sale now for this show by visiting www.MusicWorksConcerts.com or calling (800)595-4849.  

For more information call 772-234-4412.

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25th Annual Indialantic (Melbourne) Art Festival Returns March 24 – 25

Artists from around the country bring stunning works to Nance Park during free weekend event

 
 

INDIALANTIC, FL –  Art lovers throughout the Melbourne area can celebrate a quarter of a century of a world class showcase during the 25th Annual Indialantic Art Festival taking place in Nance Park March 24 – 25. The beautiful seaside park will be filled with gallery-style booths featuring thousands of works from visiting artists. Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more during the free, outdoor event which takes place from 10 am to 5 pm both days.

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the 25th Annual Indialantic Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants.  HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Visitors will have the chance to meet with the artists and discover the process and inspiration behind each work of art. Family friendly, the outdoor event also welcomes friendly pets on leashes.

FOR CALENDARS

WHAT:                25th Annual Indialantic (Melbourne) Art Festival

WHEN:                Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 from 10 am to 5 pm    

WHERE:             James H. Nance Park

Navigational Address: 201 N. Miramar Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903

COST:                   Free and open to the public

WEBSITE:        www.artfestival.com

CONTACT:       info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLACE:

·          Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

·          Original Artwork Handmade in America

·          Artists from Florida and more than 20 other states

·          Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 

·          Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

·          All artists on site for duration of festival

·          Vast array of artistic media including paintings, fiber, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                                                                                                         

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established  company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation. 
 
For additional information on the 25th Annual Indialantic (Melbourne) Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.
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Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with Andy Cooney’s Irish Music, Song & Dance

Tickets Now on Sale

The Enchanted Music of Ireland Tour comes alive as Andy Cooney once again gathers together the finest musicians, dancers and performers to ignite their audiences in the Irish tradition.

Andy Cooney, one of the greatest singing sensations on the Irish Music scene today, and known as “Irish America’s Favorite Son (by The New York Times)” is celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day this year in Vero Beach.  Cooney is bringing The Enchanted Music of Ireland Tour to The Emerson Center on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. featuring world class Irish dancers, the Irish Pop Ensemble and special guest star vocalist Shauna McStravock.

Cooney, who has previously performed in Vero Beach to sellout audiences, has seven Carnegie Hall sellouts under his belt. His outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence has always been a favorite among young and old everywhere. His talent and versatility provide the ability to deliver a song directly to the hearts of his audience. Cooney has recorded 19 albums to date including “Bright Brand New Day” with Phil Coulter and his Orchestra and his latest CD “Irish Country Skyline” is a journey back to his Country music roots.

Joining Cooney on tour is Ireland’s vocal sensation Shauna McStravock who recently released her first album entitled “In The Middle of Love.” She has shared the stage with some of the best and brightest names on the Irish & Country music scene today, has her own popular TV show Shauna’s Country and has performed her popular songs on BBC.

Rounding out this rousing show is The Irish Pops Ensemble, led by musical director Bugs Moran and the World Class Irish Dancers, all of which make this a terrific Irish Celebration in 2018!

David A. Walsh of Dahre Productions LLC in partnership with David A. Walsh & Associates is presenting this show.  All proceeds, after expenses will benefit for the St. Francis Manor Building Fund.  Since 1974, St. Francis Manor, a locally administered not-for-profit and non-denominational organization, has provided senior citizens on a limited income, affordable, independent apartments in an attractive, safe, and socially supportive environment.

Tickets are now on sale and will surely be a sell-out so get the best seats early by calling the Emerson Center Box Office at 772-778-5249 or visit on line at www.theemersoncenter.org.  All seats are $39.00. The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach and offers well-lit accessible free parking.  Hearing aids are available for use at the Emerson Center’s office and there is an elevator provided to reach the balcony seats. For more information call 772-532-9184.

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The Magic of The Beatles Headlines LIVE! From Vero Beach March 8

 If Dick Clark once said…”1964 creates the Magic of The Beatles”-…. then come  see for yourself why “1964” The Tribute has been called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” This spectacular LIVE! From Vero Beach performance will be held at The Emerson Center on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

“1964” focuses on the quintessential moment in history when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960’s but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them LIVE…those who actually felt the “mania” that brought them to world acclaim.  Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor quality film and video.

“1964” meticulously re-creates the “Magic” of those LIVE Beatles performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy. For those that never saw The Beatles LIVE and always wanted to know what it must have been like, this is as close as anyone could possibly get to…FEELING the MAGIC! For over 39 years, “1964” has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles.  This has been accomplished by a steady and consistent cast of talented professional musicians who painstakingly recreate the look, feel and note-for-note sound of an actual LIVE Beatles performance.

In the tribute world, you can’t get any closer or higher up than this for authenticity, style and sound in the same way The Beatles performed live…singing all your favorites…”Day Tripper,” “8 Days A Week,” Paperback Writer,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “She Loves You, “and many many others.  Visit U-Tube:https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=1964+the+tribute&&view=detail&mid=0BF6B55642598471EC0C0BF6B55642598471EC0C&rvsmid=93D138A4D9C5B44B471393D138A4D9C5B44B4713&FORM=VDQVAP

Presenting Sponsor of the 9 concert series is Cindy O’Dare and Multiple Sponsor of “1964” is The Audiohouse. Supporting Sponsors are Rennick Real Estate and GHO Homes. Other sponsors are Alex MacWilliams Real Estate, Rob Callery and Bruce McDonald of Ocean Oaks Dental Group, CenterState, Barth Construction, Ocean Grill and New Vision Eye Center. ABC Printing is the Printing sponsor, Majestic Theatre is the Screen Sponsor and the Cultural Council of Indian River County, Indian River Land Trust and Quail Valley Charities Inc. are the non-profit partners. The final two performers are Firefall-Thursday, March 15 and John Sebastian-Friday, March 30.

The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. This show is produced by Rusty Young of MusicWorks, Inc. and Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions.  A uniformed officer will be on premises before and during the duration of the concert providing safety and security for our patrons. Come early and purchase drinks and appetizers from the new Emerson Center Café.

Tickets are on sale now for this show and all remaining concerts by visiting www.MusicWorksConcerts.com or calling (800)595-4849.   For more information call 772-234-4412. “1964” The Tribute is not endorsed by or affiliated with Apple Corps, LTD.

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Ft. Pierce Jazz & Blues Society plays FREE Holiday concert at The Emerson Center

Just in time for the holidays, The Emerson Center’s stage will host the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society for a program of the season’s favorite musical treats served with a unique jazz and blues beat. The concert begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 14 and admission is free.

The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society consists of acclaimed musicians — distinguished artists who have played with some of the major jazz and blues groups around the world. Nowadays, they play for the enjoyment of performing, and their dedication to their musical artistry has earned them a devoted following.

For this special evening, the ensemble has devised a program that will rock our audience into Christmas with a swinging, seasonal tunes designed to keep toes tapping until Santa clears the scene. This is an ideal performance for the entire family, young and old. In addition, guests are urged to stay after this performance for complimentary holiday refreshments. 

The Florida Humanities Series is presented by The Emerson Center at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Vero Beach. This series of noteworthy speakers and performers offers presentations relating to Florida history, people, and culture. All performances begin at 7:00 PM. Admission to each event is free, although a goodwill offering will be solicited.

Upcoming Humanities Series’ programs include Sean Sexton (accompanied by other members of the Sexton family) addressing the topic “Local Legends: The Sexton Family” as part of the Treasure Coast History Festival. Actor Ersula Knox-Odom will perform “The Voice of Mary McLeod Bethune” on February 1,  2018. Finally, local journalist Janie Gould will speak on “Global Events That Touched Florida: Great Depression Through Cold War” on March 29, 2018.

This series is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council (www.FloridaHumanities.org) with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. Marine Bank and Trust Company provides additional funding.

Free admission is available on a first-come first-served basis. The Emerson Center is handicap accessible and is conveniently located at 1590 27th Avenue, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. For more information, contact the Emerson box office at 772-778-5249.

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An Unforgettable Musical “Christmas in Ireland” Celebration

Coming to the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center

Tickets Now on Sale!

Looking for a unique Christmas Concert to kick off your holiday season? Vero Beach will get the opportunity to be a part of the magic of Christmas while enjoying the Celtic Angels Christmas Concert, Saturday, December 16 at 7p.m. at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.  This awe-inspiring show encompasses vocal and instrumental seasonal favorites, and Irish contemporary and original Christmas themes with a Celtic twist, along with spectacular world-class champion Irish dancing.

Celtic Angels Christmas features the beautiful vocal quintet Sheeva, some of Ireland’s finest female performers. The Sheeva Quintet members Victoria Kenny, Emily Carroll, Tammy Browne, Amy Penston, and Ellie Mullane, who all hail from Ireland, have studied with the best teachers in Ireland, and performed in a plethora of productions including Joseph and His Technicolor Dream Coat, West Side Story, Grease, and Celtic Woman.

Sit back and experience Celtic Christmas songs including Christmas in KillarneyThe Wexford Carol, Once Upon a Time in Ireland and Oichie Chiuin (Silent Night) sung in Gaelic, the native language of the Celts. Secular Christmas classics will include Jingle Bell RockLet It SnowItCame Upon the Midnight Clear, O Holy Night and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.

The concert introduces stunning and tantalizing world-champion dance routines of the all-male Celtic Knight Dancers featuring Patrick O’Mahony of Riverdance. Their rhythm, precision and artistic expertise is astonishing and will help to create an unforgettable evening’s entertainment. With music provided by the Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin, audiences can celebrate the many moods of Christmas with this wonderful production for the holiday season.

The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center is located at 1707 16th Street. The concert is presented by Dahre Productions. Tickets are $35, available online at verobeachschools.tix.com, or call the box office at 772.564.5537. For more information contact David Walsh at 772.532.9184.

The Sheeva Quintet intermingle their traditional holiday favorites with contemporary and original Christmas-themed songs with a Celtic twist.

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FEMA News Desk Important Dates

Reminder about Important Application Dates for Disaster Recovery Assistance

ORLANDO, Fla.—The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reaching out to remind you of important dates and deadlines as you proceed with your recovery from Hurricane Irma. Do not miss out on assistance that may be available to you because of a missed deadline.

Some deadlines may be extended, but do not wait. The following information is current as of Oct. 12.

Operation Blue Roof: Friday, Oct. 13 

This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. Eligible homeowners have until Oct. 13 to apply for the assistance and complete the Right of Entry (ROE) form that allows government employees and contractors onto their property to assess damage and install a temporary covering. A list of open ROE locations can be found on the USACE Jacksonville District websites at www.saj.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof orwww.saj.usace.army.mil/blueroof_espanol/ and at 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258).  Information is provided in both English and Spanish. To date, 5,131 temporary roofs have been installed.

Florida Crisis Cleanup: Sunday, Oct. 15

Several Florida voluntary relief agencies have been staffing a free hotline for debris removal and home cleanup after the recent severe weather. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. Survivors needing assistance with home cleanup may call: 800-451-1954 through Oct. 15.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Tuesday, Oct. 31

You may be eligible for unemployment assistance if you have become unemployed as a result of Hurricane Irma, are not eligible for regular state unemployment insurance and need unemployment benefits and re-employment services. The deadline to apply for this assistance is Oct. 31.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: Tuesday, Oct. 31

This program provides short-term, interest-free loans in amounts up to $50,000 for small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during Hurricane Irma. The deadline to apply for this assistance is Oct. 31.

Request for Public Assistance (RPA)Sunday, Nov. 5

FEMA provides grants so that state, tribal, territorial and local governments, and certain eligible private nonprofit organizations can quickly respond to and recover from effects of Hurricane Irma. Eligible applicants are reimbursed for disaster-related costs for emergency response, debris removal and permanent work such as repairs or replacements of schools, roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The Florida Division of Emergency Management requests that applications for reimbursement under this program be made by Nov. 5. Requests received by that date will then be forwarded to FEMA on or before FEMA’s Nov. 10 deadline. To date, 700 requests for reimbursement have been received.

Individual Assistance: Thursday, Nov. 9

Individuals may be eligible for FEMA assistance for rent, temporary housing and home repairs to primary residences, as well as funding for other serious disaster-related needs. The deadline to apply for this assistance is Nov. 9. Nearly $740 million has been approved to help Floridians recover, and nearly 2.4 million registrations have been received.

The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Survivors may also apply by phone at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy. Please be patient, and try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be lower. The FEMA helpline numbers 800-621-3362
(Voice, 711 or VS) 
or 800-462-7585 (TTY) are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (ET), seven days a week until further notice.

U.S. Small Business Administration Low-Interest LoansThursday, Nov. 9

Next to insurance, the U.S. Small Business Administration is the primary source of money for long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. If you apply for disaster assistance with FEMA, you may be referred to the SBA for additional assistance. The filing deadline for physical property damage applications through the SBA is Nov. 9. The filing deadline for economic injury applications through the SBA is June 11. To date, SBA has approved 1,300 loans for more than $47.5 million in Florida.

Immediate Foreclosure Relief: Saturday, Dec. 9

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and forbearance on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration-insured home mortgages in Florida. This moratorium expires for Florida survivors Dec. 9.

Transitional Sheltering Assistance

This FEMA sheltering program may assist you if you are unable to return to your pre-disaster primary residence because your home is either uninhabitable or inaccessible. TSA provides disaster survivors with a paid short-term stay in a hotel or motel. If you have received this assistance, you need to keep track of your own checkout date using these options:

  • Go online if you have established an account at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Call the FEMA Helpline (800-621-3362)
  • Check your email and text messages for notification —if you signed up for these when you registered
  • Visit a Disaster Recovery Center and ask staff to check your date

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

If you have losses due to Hurricane Irma, you may be eligible for supplemental nutritional assistance through a program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture called D-SNAP. The program is known in Florida as the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program. The initial application, site locations, dates and times are available on the Food for Florida website. Find your county site location on the Food for Florida (FFF) website: www.myflfamilies.com/FFF.  If you do not live or work in the county hosting the FFF site, you may be asked to wait until your county opens. Applicants whose counties have closed may try to come to another county site, but should expect long lines and extended wait times.

NFIP Grace Period Extension for Policy Renewals 

National Flood Insurance Policies with an expiration date of August 7, 2017, through October 6, 2017 are eligible for a grace-period extension. Payment for those policies must be received within 120 days of the policy expiration. The NFIP cannot pay a claim for a flood loss that occurs after a policy expiration date unless the policyholder’s insurance company receives the payment in full for renewal on or before the last day of the grace period.

For more recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL, or follow us @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and on FEMA’s Facebook page.

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Hurricane Debris Pick-up in Brevard County

Check this link  http://www.brevardfl.gov/solidwaste to see updates daily on where hurricane debris will be collected in Brevard County.

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