Joe Lenartiene

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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.

  Amateur radio Operators along the Treasure Coast will be setting up portable communications setups to practice their skills of communications for when all else fails.  

  Valentine’s Day is Friday, February 14th.  What will you do with your sweetie?  The Treasure Coast offers many possibilities.  Assuming you have more free time on a Saturday than on a Friday, postpone Valentine’s Day to February 15th.  Start the day by watching the sun rise over the Atlantic.  You can do it anywhere that’s on the ocean.   Bring your breakfast with you – an orange, a muffin and a jug of coffee.  Then fish for pompano from the beach.  Or go kayaking on the Indian River Lagoon or one of its tributaries.  Or ride your bikes along the Fort Pierce waterfront.  Or take an eco-cr

A high-tech facility in southwestern Indian River County recently started generating electricity from yard waste and other non-food vegetation.  Early in 2013, it will begin selling ethanol for motor vehicles.  In America’s search for clean, renewable energy, this is a very big deal.  It was even written up in The New York Times.  The facility is called the INEOS New Planet Bio-Energy Center.  It’s a joint venture of INEOS – that’s I-N-E-O-S for international ethylene-oxide sales, a chemical giant based in Europe – and New Planet Energy of California.  The $130 million project is the first

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