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Ft. Pierce Police Train In Non-Escalation Skills

Apr 21, 2017

The Ft. Pierce Police Department, and others, are learning the skills of non-escalation and de-escalation of situations. It's provided by a company called Vistelar.

 You can learn more about the process by clicking HERE.

Drew Mello talks Kathryn Casano with Women on the Beach, a grass roots non-profit committed to raising a little seed money each year for a young Indian River County entrepreneur.

Their 2nd annual fundraiser, A WoB Worthy Day of Adventure will take place on Saturday, April 29.

For more information on Women on the Beach click here:

There's a meteor shower going on. It’s coming out of the part of the sky where we find the constellation Lyra, the Harp, and for this reason is called the Lyrid meteor shower. This is not a very strong shower, but it does contain some bright fireballs, and the skies should be fairly dark this year, at least until the third quarter moon comes up after midnight. It should be possible to see as many as ten or more "shooting stars" each hour. Get away from bright streetlights. Face east, and then look upwards toward the zenith.

If you look off to the east tonight, or any night this month or next, you’ll find a star low in the sky after sunset. That eastern star is named Arcturus, which means, “bear chaser.” It’s called the bear chaser because Earth’s rotation causes this star to follow or “chase” the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear in the Sky. The bear is to the north of Arcturus (you’ll recognize its back and tail as the Big Dipper, well up in the northeast.) Arcturus is in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman.

Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham will sign copies of his book "America, the Owner's Manuel: You Can Fight City Hall and Win" at the Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach on Thursday at 4:00 p.m..  You can find out more by clicking HERE.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson Visits Tradition

Apr 17, 2017

Florida Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson meets with community leaders in St. Lucie County.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the Indian River State College national champion swimming and diving teams.  I’m sorry it took so long for me to take note of their victory in Buffalo early last month.  For the men’s team, it was their 43rd consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association championship – the longest championship winning streak in college sports.  For the women’s team, it was their 35th consecutive championship.  Nick Loomis and Osianna McReed were named swimmers of the year.  Robby Costine and Adrianna Warning were named divers of the year.  H

Drew Mello talks with KariAnne Kulig with the Treasure Coast Rowing Club.

The club, located in Palm City, will offer new Learn to Row classes for juniors and masters starting in May as well as youth summer camps starting and a corporate rowing league.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Rowing Club click here:

Since the Hallstrom Planetarium began presenting shows at Indian River State College back in 1993, we have served three distinct groups: college students, who take classes and practical labs in astronomy, celestial navigation, and observations on the basic structure and contents of the Universe; school children, from Kindergarten through 12th grade, come on free field trips and discover the wonders of outer space, viewing exciting programs that are tied in with public, private and home-school curriculums.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad provides beeping Easter eggs for visually impaired children in Ft. Pierce.

It’s a busy week at Indian River State College’s Hallstrom Planetarium. I’m preparing a new program that opens Friday night. The new show is called, “Eclipse!” It will feature not only the stars and constellations that you can see in the evenings at this time of year, but also provide audiences with a guided tour of eclipses. We’ll discuss the myths and the folklore, the history and the science behind them. We’ll show you solar and lunar eclipses, partial eclipses, total eclipses, annular eclipses, transits and occultations too. What does all that mean?

YMCA Of The Treasure Coast Easter House Turns 30

Apr 11, 2017

Find out more about the Easter House from the YMCA of the Treasure Coast by clicking HERE.

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