This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the connection between Fort Pierce and Crayola crayons.  I learned about it in the spring issue of Indian River Magazine.  The connection is Edwin Binney, born in 1866, 150 years ago, in Westchester County, New York.  In 1905, he and his business partner Harold Smith produced the first box of Crayola wax crayons.  The name is from the French words for chalk and oily.  In 1911, Binney and his family started spending time in St.

Poetry & BBQ

Mar 25, 2016

Drew Mello talks with Sean Sexton with the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation. Their 6th annual Poetry and BBQ event, “Three Daughters of Eve,” will take place on Sunday, April 10th from 3-7 p.m. at the Jackson Home on the Environmental Learning Center campus in Vero Beach.

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Keep Your Home Safe From Wildfires

Mar 22, 2016

Despite more rain that usual so far this year, it is officially our dry season and that means taking precautions against brush fires.  You can find out more about how to keep your home safe by clicking HERE.

Wily coyotes

Mar 22, 2016

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about coyotes.  Yes, those lanky, howling members of the wolf family.  The name comes from the Aztec for “trickster.”  Coyotes are being spotted in all of Florida’s 67 counties, including ours.  Not content with what’s in trash cans, coyotes go after calves on farms and domestic cats and small dogs in residential neighborhoods.  They have even crossed over the Indian River Lagoon on bridges and raided sea turtle nests for eggs.  They hunt for food between dusk and dawn.  Keep your cat indoors.  Walk your small dog on a leash.  Shy when alon

It May Be Spring, But It's Still Flu Season

Mar 21, 2016

If you haven't had your flu shot, it's not too late.  You can find out more about the flu by clicking HERE.



Drew Mello talks with John Nelson from Audubon of Martin County and the host of Audubon Moment heard on WQCS.

Audubon of Martin County has been a source of wildlife exploration & conservation in Martin County since 1955.

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President and CEO of the American Humane Association, Dr. Robin Ganzert, joins Jill Roberts to talk about writing the forward for a new Chicken Soup for the Soul edition for dogs and cats.  You can find out more about the American Humane Association by clicking HERE.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the amazing men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at Indian River State College.  It will be news when they do NOT win the National Junior College Athletic Association championships.  They did it again on March 5th at their home aquatic complex in Fort Pierce.  The men claimed their 42nd consecutive championship – the longest winning streak in college sports.  The women claimed their 34th consecutive championship.  New records were set.

Drew Mello talks with Carol Ludwig, Executive Director of The Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach.

The center in collaboration with Friends After Diagnosis Breast Cancer Support Group and the Treasure Coast Ovarian Cancer Alliance will present Lunafest, a traveling film festival of award-wining short films, by, for and about women on Saturday, April 2 at the Richardson Center on the IRSC campus in Vero Beach.

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Ensuring A Secret Ballot For The Blind

Mar 10, 2016

Members of the Federation of the Blind test St. Lucie County's adaptive voting machine.