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This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the new Highwaymen Heritage Trail.  Now you can take a self-guided tour by car or bicycle around the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Fort Pierce and see tributes to the 26 African American artists called The Highwaymen, so named because they sold their vivid Florida landscapes from cars parked along US 1 and State Route A1A.  Get a map at the Fort Pierce Visitors Center in the Seven Gables House on North Indian River Drive.  The trail has seven stops.  One of my favorites is the 20-foot obelisk on Avenue D that features mosaic duplicates

Drew Mello talks with Lou Tomasovic, president of the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation.

The foundation will offer one week beginner sailing classes for young people age seven through eighteen beginning on June 6, through August 1 at at Jaycee Park in Fort Pierce.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation call 772-480-0654 or click here:

The Tropics Are Active

May 27, 2016

It's not yet hurricane season, forecasters are watching a system in the Bahamas.

Pets are not allowed at shelter run by the American Red Cross.  In Martin County you can register for your pet to go to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast but you do need to preregister.  You can find them on the web by clicking  HERE

  

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On May 25th in the year AD 735 – that’s over 1200 years ago - Baeda, the Venerable Bede, died. He was an English monk who in the 8th Century was the first person we know of to have written scholarly works in the English language. He also wrote De Natura Rerum, which was a collection of works on geography and astronomy, much of it preserved knowledge from Greek civilization, but also knowledge gained by observation and deduction.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22nd, 1859. He was, of course, the creator of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, one of my favorites. It bothers, me, though, that Holmes didn’t know anything about astronomy, nor did he care. When Dr. Watson informed him, for instance, that the earth orbited the sun, he replied, “What… is it to me? You say we go round the sun.

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