Many on the Treasure Coast voted for her, but it was not enough for Kristen O’Connor, a graduate of Sebastian River High School, to make it to the next round on “American Idol.” That is the popular TV show in which unknown pop singers compete for votes from viewers by telephone and the Internet. Kristen, 24, is the daughter of Dan and Deidre O’Connor of Sebastian. Her Mom and grandmother Alice Williford were in Hollywood to cheer her on. Kristen is a petite young woman with a big voice and a dramatic style. She was one of three “wild card” contestants added by the judges to the ten who
BookMania! – always written with an exclamation point – will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Wanda H. Yarboro Center for the Performing Arts at Martin County High School in Stuart. Produced by the Library Foundation of Martin County, BookMania!
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