This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the German U-boats that wreaked havoc just off our shore.  In early 1942 – 75 years ago – World War II came to Florida.  An article by Alison O’Leary in the spring issue of Indian River Magazine focuses on U-504, which lurked near Jupiter Inlet.  In his log, the commander described sinking the tanker Republic on February 21.  Five members of the tanker’s crew were killed.  Twenty-three others landed on Jupiter Island and were well treated by the wealthy residents.  It was believed that one torpedo missed the Republic and exploded on a

Local tourism and business officials explain why the funding is important.


After giving up their cell phones for a week to earn school credit, some St. Edward's students are back on social media.

Poetry & BBQ 2017

Mar 22, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Sean Sexton with the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation.

The 7th annual Poetry & BBQ event, Madam, I’m Adam, The Male Dilemma, will take place on Sunday, April 2nd from 3-7 p.m. at the Jackson Home on the Environmental Learning Center campus in Vero Beach.

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This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the number of loggerhead sea-turtle nests counted in 2016.  It set a record!  Both state-wide and in our area.  Niki Desjardin with Ecological Associates says 122,000 loggerhead nests were counted statewide, and 27,000 were counted on the Treasure Coast.  The number of nests laid by green turtles and leatherbacks was down a bit in 2016 but is expected to be higher in 2017, while the number of loggerhead nests is expected to dip.  The nesting season began March 1 and continues until November 1.  Let’s keep those numbers high.  Remember

Drew Mello talks with Doy Demsick, Program Manager for the Veterans Council of Indian River County.

On Saturday, March 25, the Walking Tree Brewery in Vero will be transformed into an 80’s Prom Night party to benefit the Veterans Council.

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Emerson Center Speaker To Address Climate Change

Mar 17, 2017

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, professor of Geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University will speak on the topic of climate change at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach on Saturday March 18.  Find out more by clicking HERE