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Drew Mello talks with Lou Tomasovic, president of the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation.

The foundation will offer one week beginner sailing classes for young people age seven through eighteen beginning on June 6, through August 1 at at Jaycee Park in Fort Pierce.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation call 772-480-0654 or click here:

The Tropics Are Active

May 27, 2016

It's not yet hurricane season, forecasters are watching a system in the Bahamas.

Pets are not allowed at shelter run by the American Red Cross.  In Martin County you can register for your pet to go to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast but you do need to preregister.  You can find them on the web by clicking  HERE

  

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On May 25th in the year AD 735 – that’s over 1200 years ago - Baeda, the Venerable Bede, died. He was an English monk who in the 8th Century was the first person we know of to have written scholarly works in the English language. He also wrote De Natura Rerum, which was a collection of works on geography and astronomy, much of it preserved knowledge from Greek civilization, but also knowledge gained by observation and deduction.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22nd, 1859. He was, of course, the creator of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, one of my favorites. It bothers, me, though, that Holmes didn’t know anything about astronomy, nor did he care. When Dr. Watson informed him, for instance, that the earth orbited the sun, he replied, “What… is it to me? You say we go round the sun.

It's important to preregister for you county's special needs shelter.  Find out more about the shelter in your area by clicking below.

Palm Beach County-561-712-6400

Martin County-772-287-1652

St. Lucie County- 772-462-8100

Lightning safety tips

May 23, 2016

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about lightning.  Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Florida is the lightning capital of the U.S., with more deaths each year than any other state.  The most dangerous months are June, July and August.  Around here, morning is the most dangerous time of day.  Rain-filled clouds pushed by westerly winds, pile up above us.  When it thunders, remember these safety tips: Avoid open high ground and isolated tall trees.  Stay away from bodies of water – the ocean, the Lagoon, lakes, even swimming pools.  Seek shelter inside a building or hard-to

Last night the moon and the planet Saturn could be found near each other above the constellation Scorpius. Actually they were both within the borders of a star pattern named Ophiuchus, which is depicted as a big guy wearing a toga and holding a snake – he’s actually a mythical doctor, it’s a long story. Okay – Ophiuchus is not the guy’s name, that’s his title, which means, “serpent bearer.” His actual name is Asclepius, and those in the medical profession still swear by Asclepius when they take the Hippocratic oath.

Drew Mello talks with John Thompson, Vice Flotilla Commander for Flotilla 58 with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Fort Pierce.

The Auxiliary will be offering free, one day boater safety education classes through August at their building on Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce.

For information on the free About Boating Safety class click here:

For information on U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 58 click here:

May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week.

The moon is full tonight and it can be found between the stars Zubenelgenube and Zubeneshamli in the constellation Libra. Until a few thousand years ago, Libra was part of the constellation Scorpius, and those two stars, Zubenelgenube and Zubeshamale, mean “southern claw,” and “northern claw.” May’s full moon is the Planting Moon of springtime, also the Milk Moon, the Hare Moon or the Frogs Return Moon. Since it’s May we also call it the Merry Moon. In oriental culture it’s known as the Buddha Full Moon.

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