Indian River County Law Enforcement Memorial

May 15, 2017

Jill Roberts brings us an audio postcard from Monday's Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Rowing champs

May 15, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about our state rowing champions.  Four crews won state championships at the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association’s Sweeps regatta in Sarasota.   Earning state championships were the boys pair from Vero Beach High School Rowing and the girls freshman four from Treasure Coast Rowing Club.  Earning scholastic state championships – awarded to rowers from a high-school team – were the girls varsity-four from Vero Beach and the girls lightweight-eight from Sebastian River.  In earlier competition, a boy rower from Vero Beach was named single-sc

Drew Mello talks with Sarah Ruwe, Executive Director of Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross.

On Friday, May 19, the Red Cross will host their 6th Hurricane Hangar Party at Vero Beach Airport from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information on the Red Cross click here:

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the remarkable Idlette family.  On Saturday, Joe Idlette Jr., his wife Bernice and their progeny will be honored as the pioneer family of the year at the Vero Beach Heritage Center on 14th Avenue.  Writer Janie Gould tells their story in Indian River Magazine.  In the 1960s, Joe co-filed a federal lawsuit to integrate the public schools in Indian River County.  It took several years to get a favorable ruling.  In the meantime, the Ku Klux Klan talked of killing him.  Later, Joe was the first African American elected to the school boar

The moon is in its waxing gibbous phase. That’s when it looks egg-shaped; but give it a couple of more days and it will be all the way round and full. Last night it appeared nearby the planet Jupiter, what astronomers call a conjunction. It looks like the two are right next to each other, but of course, they’re not, it’s just a line-of-sight effect. Jupiter is several hundred million miles away, while the moon is just a scant 240,000 miles from us.

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

The foundation will offer one week beginner sailing classes for young people age eight through eighteen beginning on June 5, through August 4 at Jaycee Park in Fort Pierce.

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

Click on the county listed below to find out more about registering for the special needs shelter.

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Solar and lunar eclipses happen whenever the Earth, sun and moon line up. Solar eclipses happen at new moon, and lunar eclipses happen at full moon. The alignment has to be just about perfect, otherwise the shadows of the earth or moon never touch down upon the other. This coming summer, August 21st, there will be a total solar eclipse, but you’ll need to travel north or west to see it; from Florida it will appear only as a partial eclipse, which is interesting, but not spectacular. Indian River State College’s Hallstrom Planetarium will present a show about eclipses this weekend.