Local author Rody Johnson talks about his book on the Old Vero Man dig site. You can find out more by clicking HERE


This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the new name on the stadium at the Mets’ spring training camp in Port St. Lucie.  It’s now called First Data Field, named for the high-tech financial services company, which is based in Atlanta and has an operation near Fort Lauderdale.  The name caught my eye because my son Will once worked for First Data in New York.  The name change was made with little fanfare.  When you went online to buy tickets, the website still called the stadium Tradition Field, named for the master-planned mixed-use community in Port St.

Drew Mello talks with Dr. Diana Grossi, Executive Director of The Hope for Families Center, a non-profit homeless shelter for families serving the Treasure Coast.

Hope for Families will present The Top Chef Challenge beginning later month and wrapping up in April at the Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach.

For more information on The Hope for Families Center, including their Open House on Saturday, March 18th click here:

Music students in the four-county area, as well as northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM's popular Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of young musicians.

The auditions will be Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WQCS Studios on the Main Campus of Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The auditions are the first step to a performance on the station's locally-produced music special.

The Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education runs its annual disaster drill at the Public Safety Complex at IRSC.  To find out more about the organization click HERE.

Drew Mello talks with Greg Vafiades with Shining Light Garden Foundation.

Since 2008, the 20-acre garden has donated 100% of the produce grown to church food banks, soup kitchens and other food assistance programs in Indian River County.

Shining Light will hold their Fifth Annual Spring dinner on Tuesday, March 7, at the Osceola Bistro in downtown Vero Beach.

For more information on Shining Light Garden Foundation click here: or call Greg Vafiades at 772-532-8777.