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This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about attracting foreign tourists to our wonderful stretch of Florida.  Indian River and St. Lucie Counties recently hosted foreign travel writers.  Why not add Martin County and invite foreign travel writers to sample the attractions in all three counties?  They will encourage people in their countries to come here.  What do we offer?  State parks: Sebastian Inlet, Fort Pierce Inlet and Jonathan Dickinson.  Museums: McLarty, Navy Seals and Elliott.  Places connected to nature: Environmental Learning Center.

Get On The Bus And Help

Jul 24, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Cynthia Falardeau, Executive Director of The Education Foundation of Indian River County.

The foundation’s “County-Wide School Supply Drive” to provide economically disadvantaged children in grades K-12th with necessary school supplies will continue through early August. Then they’ll segue to their Sneaker Exchange which provides socks and sneakers to nearly 2,000 students annually.

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The shelter currently has nearly 200 animals.  See pictures and videos of adoptable pets by clicking  HERE.

Trimming Trees for the Hurricane Season

Jul 21, 2015

The Lawn Salon, a landscaping company, talks about the importance of having your trees trimmed and prepared for the hurricane season. 

  

New Storm Surge Maps For Martin County

Jul 20, 2015

The interactive map allows you to enter an address to find out storm surge possibilities.  See it by clicking HERE.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the McLarty Treasure Museum on highway A-1-A south of Sebastian Inlet.  It’s a great place to visit now because survivors of the Treasure Fleet disaster made camp here 300 years ago.  On July 30, 1715, eleven ships carrying gold, silver and jewels from the Americas to Spain were hit by a hurricane and went down off our shore.  That’s why Indian River, St.

Drew Mello talks with Ted Burrows about the 300th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in maritime history, the sinking of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet off the Treasure Coast.

Click on the links below for information on Treasure Coast events commemorating the 300th anniversary of 1715 Spanish Fleet disaster:

St. Lucie County Regional History Center

The Indian River County Main Library

Author Brad Meltzer's Latest Book Is For Kids

Jul 15, 2015

The sixth book in the Ordinary People Change The World series features Lucille Ball.

Treasure Coast Rabies Advisory

Jul 14, 2015

There's a rabies advisory for St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties. This alert is for a response to a raccoon that tested positive for rabies on June 19th after it attacked two domestic dogs. Here's an interview with Arlease Hall from the St. Lucie County Health Department. 

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Meteorologist Jeff Huffman explores the dry conditions affecting much of the state. Check drought conditions in your area by clicking HERE.

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