Remembering Bud Adams

Oct 10, 2017

Long time St. Lucie County Rancher Alto "Bud" Adams died Sept. 22.  He spoke with Janie Gould for the WQCS Oral History Project in 2005.  Here is some of that interview.

Find out more information about plants and the weather from the St. Lucie County Extension Officer by clicking HERE.

You can now register to vote in Florida online.  You can also change your voter information such as your address or party affiliation.  However, to vote in the November elections this year, you must register by the end of the day on Oct. 10.  To register online, click HERE.

The old gibbous moon rises shortly before 9 o’clock tonight. It’s in the constellation Taurus the Bull, nearby the star Aldebaran and a little to the east of the Pleiades star cluster. To the Iroquois Indians, this compact group of stars represented seven dancing maidens. At this time of year, the weather often turns pleasant, a respite from the approaching cold weather. The Iroquois said that long ago, there was a village where the people forgot to get ready for the cold times; Harvest Moon came and went, and still they danced and played.

You can visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Ft. Pierce Friday 8 am-8 pm, Saturday 8 am-6 pm, Sunday 8 am-8 am and Monday 8 am-8 pm.  

You can also visit or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

Lake Okeechobee Level Continues To Rise

Oct 6, 2017

Continued rain in Florida adds to the level of Lake Okeechobee.

Drew Mello talks with Alexander Soares, Executive Director of Vero Heritage Inc., which is dedicated to promoting the preservation of historic buildings and to heighten public awareness of local heritage.

The organization operates the Vero Heritage Center and Indian River Citrus Museum.

On Wednesday evening, October 11 the Heritage Center will host An Evening in Paris Fundraiser from 6-9 pm.

For more information on Vero Heritage Inc., click here:

Shoo the Flu

Oct 4, 2017

The VNA of the Treasure Coast wants to make sure all Indian River and Brevard County residents stay healthy this flu season.  You can find out more by clicking 


Oct 2, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with my last Treasure Coast Essay for WQCS.  Because I am getting up in years, I decided it’s time for me to leave the microphone.  In 2010, when I was a volunteer with the WQCS Radio Reading Service for the visually impaired, I was invited to do a weekly local feature for 88.9 FM.  So I have done short pieces about interesting people, places and events on our special stretch of Florida’s Atlantic Coast.  Most of my topics were upbeat, but some were about invasive plants and animals, pollution of the Indian River Lagoon and, of course, hurricanes.  I enjoyed writing a