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Treasure Coast Essay
7:20 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Environment’s friend to retire

  It’s hard to imagine the Environmental Learning Center near Vero Beach without Holly Dill in charge.  Dill was hired as executive director in 1989 – a year after the ELC was formed and three years before it opened its 64-acre spread on the Indian River Lagoon at the west end of the Wabasso Bridge.  After 25 years, Dill, 60, decided it was time to retire.  She will stay until a successor is found.  She is a hands-on administrator.  Always smiling.  She makes sure the ELC offers programs for all ages and abilities.  Pontoon-boat rides and kayak excursions.  Nature walks and a large touch ta

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News
6:30 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Domestic Violence Takes a Toll in our Area

Four women lost their lives to domestic violence in a span of a few days.  Those impacted by domestic violence can find help from SafeSpace by calling 1-800-500-1119 or click here.

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News
2:54 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

The World Cup is not the only soccer that's going on

FC Florida is a soccer organization that preps kids from ages 7 to 19 on their performance for the next level such as college and professional. Several members talk about the success of their program.

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Treasure Coast Essay
7:20 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Beware of mosquitoes bearing viruses

Ordinary mosquitoes are enough of a problem on the Treasure Coast during the rainy season from June through October.  Now we are being warned about daytime-biting mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus or the chikungunya virus.  Both cause tropical diseases.  Neither is usually fatal.  But each can make you miserable for days or weeks.  Fever, headache, nausea, extreme pain in the muscles and joints.  Last year, 24 cases of locally acquired dengue fever were reported in Martin County.  This year, health officials fear the chikungunya virus could also invade our area.  A person goes to, say,

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Floridays
8:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Recalling the Japan Earthquake

Two former St. Lucie County residents, now missionaries in Japan, talk about the earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan in 2011.  They say the survivors now face a new fear.

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News
8:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Amateur Radio Field Day

  Amateur radio Operators along the Treasure Coast will be setting up portable communications setups to practice their skills of communications for when all else fails.  

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News
7:24 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Keep kids safe by teaching them how to swim.

It's summertime and that means it's time to go swimming.  Learn how to keep your kids safe in and around swimming pools.

Local Swim Lessons:

Sailfish Splash Waterpark

YMCA of the Treasure Coast

The Lakewood Park Regional Park and Lincoln Park pool

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Treasure Coast Essay
7:52 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Shootings and more shootings

On average, gunfire can be heard two or three times a week in Fort Pierce, usually at night in the northwest neighborhoods.  Often someone is shot.  Sometimes the person dies.  Witnesses are reluctant to talk to police.  They are afraid of being targeted as snitches. Or they just don’t want to get involved.   From January 1st to June 10th, there were 41 reports of gunfire in the city, according to TCPalm.com.  Nineteen people were hit.  As of June 10th, seven were killed and one died several days later.  In all of 2013, seven were killed by guns in Fort Pierce.

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Floridays
8:30 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Historian makes predictions about hurricane and treasure hunting seasons

Eugene Lyon says he expects good news on both fronts.

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Announcement
3:56 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

WQCS reporters recognized once again with multiple awards from the Associated Press

News Director Jill Roberts received first place from the Associated Press in the category of Public Affairs for a story on White Cane Safety Day and first place in the Light Feature category for her story on the Little Free Library in Sewall’s Point.  In the Hard News Category she received second place for a story

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