Drew Mello talks with Nathaniel Osborn author of the recently published - Indian River Lagoon: An Environmental History.

Stretching along 156 miles of Florida's East Coast, the Indian River Lagoon contains the St. Lucie estuary, the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, and the Indian River. It is home to more than 4,000 species of plants and animals – the largest number of species of any estuary in North America.

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Happiest seaside town

Apr 18, 2016

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the Happiest Seaside Town in America.  For 2016, it’s Stuart – as determined by the editors of Coastal Living magazine, who reviewed nominations sent by Internet and researched communities known for good “coastal vibes.”  They called Stuart an Old Florida-style treasure that shares its waters with sea turtles, dolphins and, of course, sailfish.  The streets are tidy and landscaped.  The views are not interrupted by high-rises.  Mayor Jeffrey Krauskopf was quoted as saying, “We’re quant.”  He added that Stuart has a relaxed, flip-flop

Drew Mello talks with Diane Tomasik from House of Hope.

They provide food, clothing, emergency financial assistance and counseling services to Martin County residents.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which takes place on May 14, is the nation's largest single-day food drive, and will benefit House of Hope.

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Hero deputies

Apr 11, 2016

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about two Indian River County sheriff’s deputies who were awarded Medals of Heroism by Governor Rick Scott for extracting a woman from a burning car.  On March 23rd, Deputies Linda Nolan and Robert Sunkel responded to a three-vehicle crash at Oslo Road and 66th Avenue.  Despite smoke and flames, they managed to pull driver Cheryle Coons to safety.  Coons was hospitalized with severe burns.  Deputy Nolan suffered second-degree burns on her right hand.

Congratulations to our 4 winners of 2 tickets each to  see Paula Poundstone at the Lyric Theatre  on April 16, 2016!  

Peter BurbineLarry MackeMelanie Moore Ed Meyer  Congratulations, enjoy the show, and thank-you for  

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Drew Mello talks with Peggy Sargeant with Martin County Master Gardeners.

Their  annual spring plant sale “Get Back to Your Roots” will take place on Saturday, April 16 at the UF/IFAS Extension office on SE Dixie Highway in Stuart from 9 a.m. to noon.

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A Conversation With Paula Poundstone

Apr 4, 2016

Paula Poundstone will be at The Lyric Theater in Stuart on April 16.  She took a few minutes to share a laugh with Jill Roberts.  You can find out more by clicking HERE.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about two tributes to Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and trained at Dodgertown in Vero Beach.  On Monday and Tuesday, April 11and 12, PBS will premiere “Jackie Robinson,” a documentary by Ken Burns, who said:  “Jackie Robinson is the most important figure in our nation’s most important game.”  On April 15, the third annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game will take place at what is now Historic Dodgertown to mark the anniversary of Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.  The following year,

Drew Mello talks with Judy Cruz, Chief Executive Officer with the Treasure Coast Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization on the Treasure Coast.

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