Drew Mello talks with Gail Steward, Administrator for Pediatric Alternative Treatment Care Housing and Evaluation Services, otherwise known as Patches.

The daytime pediatric nursing facility is conducting their Fourth Annual Santa’s Summer Toy Drive through August 22.

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Saving a life

Aug 8, 2016

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the saving of a life.  Cindy McKenna, of Port St. Lucie, was celebrating her birthday with family and friends at Pepper Park beach on North Hutchinson Island.  As reported by Elliott Jones on, a young man who could not swim disappeared under water about 50 yards out.  Three swimmers brought the unconscious victim to shore.

Drew Mello talks with Mike Durkee, Executive Director of the Wounded Warriors of South Florida. Founded in 2009, Wounded Warriors of South Florida provides temporary emergency financial assistance to post 9/11 disabled Veterans and their families.

The 4th Annual Treasure Coast Bonito Blast fishing tournament will take place on Saturday, August 20 in Port Salerno with the proceeds going to the Wounded Warriors of South Florida.

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You can find out more about the proposed assessment by clicking   HERE.



Avoiding sunburn

Aug 1, 2016

This is Paul Janench with a Treasure Coast Essay about sunburn.  This is the time of year when we are the most vulnerable.  And I don’t mean just fair-skinned, freckly people, like yours truly, but all of us – even those with dark skin.  Sunburn is not only painful, it can cause wrinkles and skin cancer.  I love to be on the beach or on the water.  But in the summer I stay in the shade from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.  My dermatologist told me that even then I should apply lots of sunscreen.  He recommends a spray with an SPF of at least 70.  Apply it twice, letting it dry between layers