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This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about a one-time lifeguard honored for his contributions to water safety.  More than 30 years ago, Vero Beach orthopedic surgeon Peter Wernicki watched over swimmers on the Jersey Shore.  Since then, he has pursued a second career devoted to preventing drownings.  Recently Wernicki, 56, received the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s 2015 Paragon Award.  Under his leadership, the American Red Cross and the U.S.

Sail Away To Goombay

Jul 3, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Michelle Eastman, Event Specialist for the Martin Health Foundation.

The foundation’s annual Goombay Bash, a fundraiser for infant, pediatric and family programs at Martin Health will take place on Saturday, July 18 at Sandsprit Park in Stuart.

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To combat distracted driving crashes in Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation and GEICO Insurance have teamed up by designating Florida's highway rest areas, service plazas and welcome centers as Safe Phone Zones.

June is Flood Awareness Month in South Florida

Jun 29, 2015

For Flood Awareness Month in South Florida, Randy Smith from the South Florida Water Management District talks about safety tips.  

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about sharks.  They fascinate us.  Why?  Because they are great looking.  Fast.  Relentless.  Fun to watch through the glass of a big aquarium.  But you do not want to encounter one in the water.  A shark may mistake you for a fish that is good to eat or is a competitor.  On several days in June, sharks were spotted off Treasure Coast beaches, and lifeguards ordered people out of the water.  The routine is for lifeguards to wait 30 minutes to make sure there are no further sightings.  If a shark does not leave, no swimming is allowed.  When

Drew Mello talks with Sara Kornegy, Animal Care Manager for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast.

The Humane Society will be offering adoption incentives throughout the month of June at their Palm City shelter to help alleviate crowded conditions.

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This weekend, Treasure Coast Amateur Radio Clubs are participating  in the amateur radio ‘Field Day’ exercise going on around the Country.  As Joe Lenartiene tells us, Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season.  It began June 1st and ends November 30th.  The experts say this will be one of the quietest hurricane seasons in decades.  A normal season has six hurricanes.  Forecasters predict about half that many this year.  But do not get complacent.  In 1992, Hurricane Andrew clobbered Florida during an otherwise slow hurricane season.  Are your hurricane shutters and roof in good shape?  Have you assembled an emergency kit?  Water and canned goods, a manual can opener, a flashlight and extra batteries, your

The Hunting Ground

Jun 19, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Mindi Fetterman the founder and director of The Inner Truth Project which serves the needs of adult survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse or sexual violence. 

On Saturday, June 27, The Inner Truth Project will host a screening of The Hunting Ground, a new documentary about sexual violence on college campuses. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with representatives from area colleges.

For more information on The Inner Truth Project click here:

Summer Fertilizer Bans

Jun 15, 2015

Dianne Hughes, Martin County Senior Ecosystem Specialist, discusses the fertilizer ban in Martin County.

For information on the fertilizer ban in Martin County click here 

For information on the fertilizer ban in St. Lucie County click here

For information on the fertilizer ban in Indian River County click here

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