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May is Stroke Awareness Month

May 29, 2015

Felix Martinez and State Representative, MaryLynn Magar share their stories on having a stroke. Martinez visits the Aphasia/Stroke support group that takes place at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital at Martin Health. For more information, visit www.martinhealth.org/stroke. Magar still spreads the word about stroke awareness and informs people on the symptoms.

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

On Saturday, June 6th, Red Cross chapters across the state, including West Palm Beach, Stuart and Vero Beach will offer a free “train in a day” program for volunteers who are willing to help support hurricane relief.

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Predictions for the Coming Hurricane Season

May 27, 2015

Marithza Calderon of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network brings us the official predictions for the coming hurricane season.  It's important to have an emergency plan for your family or business.  Get help with your plan by clicking

Train In A Day The Red Cross Way

May 26, 2015

As hurricane season nears you can "train in a day" to become a shelter volunteer.  Registration is requested but not required.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

 This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay for Memorial Day about a World War II hero from Stuart known as “Fergie,” His full name was Forest K. Ferguson Jr.  Standing 6-foot-3, he was a football star at the old Stuart High School and the University of Florida.  In 1942 he joined the Army.  On D-Day, he led his squad in a successful assault on German defenses so that American forces could move off Omaha Beach.  He was hit in the head by a machine-gun bullet.

Drew Mello talks with Jasmine Wanek, Marine Biology Educator at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, at the St. Lucie County Aquarium.

The Smithsonian will host their annual World Ocean Day celebration from 10am-3pm on Saturday June 6th.

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The Foster Grandparent pairs low-income senior citizens with students in kindergarten through third grade.  There is a small stipend, which isn't considered income at tax time, but the rewards go way beyond that. Find out more about the Foster Grandparent program by clicking HERE.

Fort Pierce police officer, Willis Tumblin, takes Kenrick Thomas on a ride through the North West area of Fort Pierce to discuss the violence.

A decade of dominance

May 18, 2015

 This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the extraordinary Vero Beach High School girls lacrosse team.  They won their 10th straight state final with an 11-to-8 victory over Ponte Vedra in Bradenton.  Can they win their 11th straight state final in 2016?  It won’t be easy.  The Fighting Indians are losing 11 seniors.  Coach Shannon Dean worked with them since middle school.  Seven of the 11 will be playing on Division I college teams next year.  So Coach Dean is faced with the challenge of rebuilding the Vero Beach program.  A lot of freshmen started playing on the club team

Drew Mello talks with Crystal Bujol the founder of the Gifford Youth Orchestra.

The orchestra will host a Scholarship Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Gifford Community Center.

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