Port Canaveral Opens Expanded Parking Lot for the Cove

With a ceremonial ribbon-cuttingPort Canaveral officially opened the highly anticipated expanded parking lot at the Cove on the Port’s south side. The approximate 160,000-square-foot newly paved lot, located between Glen Cheek Drive and Mullet Road, boasts an additional 337 parking spaces, an approximate 150 percent increase from the original 225 parking spots. Construction began in August 2017 and was completed in February 2018, more than two months ahead of schedule at a total cost of $1.22 million.

The parking lot features eight additional accessible parking spaces with two ramps for easy access to the street. The entire lot is outfitted with high-tech security lighting and cameras. Outdoor lighting at Port Canaveral features energy efficient “turtle-friendly lighting,” designed to protect sea turtles from the adverse effects of artificial lights.

Port Canaveral CEO Captain John Murray and CPA Chairman Wayne Justice led the ribbon-cutting ceremony joined by Commissioner Micah Loyd, Cove Merchant Association President Rhett Fischer, Rush Construction officials and Port staff.

Local construction company Rush Construction from Titusville performed the work on the new parking lot.


Applications Now Being Accepted for 2018 Cocoa Beach Art Show

Applications are being accepted now until midnight July 31 for the 2018 Cocoa Beach Art Show. Applications must include a $40 application fee for each category entered, plus three digital images of work to be displayed, along with a picture of booth as it will appear at the show. An entry fee of $275 is due after acceptance to the show.

Categories for the show are Ceramics/Clay, Digital Art, Textiles/Leather, Glass, Jewelry and Metalwork, Two-Dimensional Mixed Media, Three-Dimensional Mixed Media, Painting-Oil and Acrylic, Painting-Watercolor, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing, Sculpture and Wood.

The Cocoa Beach Art Show is Thanksgiving weekend art show and festival located in beautiful downtown Cocoa Beach Minutemen Causeway area. Dates for this year’s show are November 24 and 25. The two-day event is free and open to the public. Up to $20,000 in prize money will be awarded. The 50+ year tradition begins Thanksgiving morning with a Turkey Trot, a 5K run/walk through Cocoa Beach residential neighborhoods.

To apply and for more information, visit CocoaBeachArtShow.com.