Joe Lenartiene

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  Treasure Coast Amateur Radio Clubs are participating in the amateur radio ‘Field Day’ exercise going on around the Country this coming weekend. As Joe Lenartiene tells us, Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes

The moon is new today. Long ago, when folks talked about the new moon, they meant that very slender crescent that could be seen at sunset. When it was sighted, the month began, and a complete cycle of moon phases took about 29 and a half days - one month, or as they used to say, “one moonth.” But watching for this new moon was an imprecise way to mark time. People in different places might see it at different times. So astronomers redefined the new moon as being the time when it was most directly between the earth and the sun.

Poet laureate

Sep 5, 2016

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about Indian River County’s first poet laureate.  He is Sean Sexton, 61, appointed to the honorary position by the country commission.  Sean, a grandson of Vero Beach developer Waldo Sexton, runs a cattle business around 82nd Avenue and 37th Street.  Volusia County is the only other Florida county with a poet laureate.  Called the Cowboy Poet, Sean is known for his poems and paintings about nature and ranch life.  His poetry is not obscure but understandable.  Here are lines from Sean’s poem “Metamorphosis.”  “Then one day / you put the tra


Local Weather

May 12, 2016

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This weekend the IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium will present, “Planet Crumbs.” This is a live lecture about the planet Pluto, or whatever you want to call it – ice dwarf, Plutoid, trans-Neptunian object, King of the Kuiper Belt – we’re talking about it, and showing off some of the really incredible images that have been sent back from the New Horizons spacecraft that recently sailed past Pluto. We’ll also show you things you can see in the springtime evening sky, including the Big Dipper, and the constellations of Leo the Lion, Virgo the Maiden, and  Boötes  the Shepherd.