Floridays

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Remembering Legislature's Porkchop Gang

Bill Scott of Stuart was a porkchopper, the name given to legislators from rural areas, in the early 1960s.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Black resident remembers bell that rang in Vero at dusk, warning blacks to go home

Joe Idlette says blacks had to drink from an spigot outside the courthouse rather than indoor water fountains, and weren't allowed to try on  clothes before buying them at Vero stores.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon July 7, 2008

Veteran broadcaster remembers Treasure Coast television when it was in its infancy

After 40 years in radio and TV,  Jim Mitts reminisced about the era when color television was new.   

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon July 7, 2008

Airport manager pokes fun at his unmistakeable accent

Curtis King is retired after a long career as manager of the St. Lucie County International Airport.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu June 5, 2008

Remembering Louis Armstrong and a Ford jingle; he wouldn't quit until it was exactly right

Louis Armstrong

Vero Beach retiree Don Ripke  says the recording session  was among the most memorable experiences of his life.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Wed October 10, 2007

First female real estate broker in Miami took no nonsense from male competitors

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Now, Brunelle Giteles is in her 90s and lives in Sebastian.  

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She still sells property from time to time.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon September 10, 2007

Remembering 'Big Judge' and 'Little Judge'

Okeechobee native Jerry Walker says his father and grandfather were known by those nicknames around Okeechobee and Bassinger.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon September 10, 2007

Trapper team captured hundreds of alligators each year in St. Lucie County

An alligator seemingly at rest
  • An interview with an alligator trapper

Tommy Gore, Jr., and his wife, Sue, answered complaints of errant gators in people's pools and patios.

Floridays
12:00 am
Mon September 10, 2007

Young artist named Beanie Backus did movie murals for Florida Theatre in Vero

Beanie Backus

Former St. Lucie County Commissioner John B. Park, who worked at the theatre in the 1940s, tells the story

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sun September 9, 2007

Remembering Taylor's Soda Shop

The soda fountain was like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting.

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