Treasure Coast Essay

Stuart turns 100

May 5, 2014

Hey, Stuart!  Happy 100th birthday!  It was on May 7th, 1914, that you were incorporated as a town.  Years before, you were named Potsdam by German settlers.  Then, after the Florida East Coast Railway came through, you were renamed Stuart in honor of local landowner Homer Stuart.  You are on the St. Lucie River where it joins the Indian River Lagoon at the St.

The Washington Post won two Pulitzer Prizes this month.  One went to the newspaper for its coverage of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance program, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.  The other went to reporter Eli Saslow for his series of articles on the $78 billion food stamp program to help those below the poverty line.  One article focused on a recruiter for the Treasure Coast Food Bank, which feeds about 100,000 people each week in Indian River, St.

Therapy using horses

Apr 21, 2014

Humans and horses began to bond more than 4,000 years ago.  That special relationship continues today – even though the horseless carriage has mostly replaced the horse for going from here to there.  Consider the programs of the Florida Equestrian Foundation at Scarlett Stables in Fellsmere in Indian River County.  The foundation provides horse-assisted therapy to children with autism, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, seniors having difficulty adjusting to their limitations and people of all ages with emotional problems that produce anger, over-eating or other negative behavio

Troop 772’s big day

Apr 14, 2014

On April 3rd, 11 members of Fort Pierce Boy Scout Troop 772, looking spiffy in their tan uniforms, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the daily opening of the Florida legislative session in Tallahassee.  As the scouts left the chamber, they received a thunderous round of applause and high fives.  Earlier they met with State Representative Larry Lee of Fort Pierce and Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera.  According to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Lee asked them what they want him to fight for in the Legislature.  Deshawn Mills, 13, said, “Not so many shootings.”  Troop 772 – the area

We have been hearing and reading a lot about “pillowcase burglars” on the Treasure Coast.  They break into a house when no one is home and use pillowcases to hold the loot they grab  -- cash, credit cards, laptop computers, jewelry, guns, cameras and so on.  St.

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