What should we call a female artist recognized as one of the 26 Highwaymen? A Highway Woman? A Highway Person? Strange as it may sound, let's just refer to her as a Female Highwayman. Her name is Mary Ann Carroll. She is 73 and for 65 years has lived in Fort Pierce, home base for the African American painters famous for their vivid Florida landscapes usually rendered in oil on Upson board and framed with crown molding. They often sold their paintings from their cars parked on the side of a highway. In the 1950s their work sold for $10 to $15. People loved the stately palms, shimm
Martin County sheriff William Snyder and Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Ferrara talk about the importance of training first responders and deputies on how to wear the proper gear to protect themselves in case there is an outbreak of Ebola.
Let’s keep our fingers – or our flippers – crossed. So far this year, only a few dolphins infected with a deadly virus have ventured down the Indian River Lagoon as far as Vero Beach. That is what I was told by Adam Schaefer, an epidemiologist at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute north of Fort Pierce. But this past summer, enough dolphins in the northern part of the lagoon showed signs of the virus to worry scientists. Lesions were on the dolphins’ skin. They were skinny, swam erratically and made coughing sounds through their blow holes. The virus