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
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.
Are you old enough and country enough to remember this Hank Williams classic? “I heard that lo-oh-oh-ohn-some whistle blow.” People on the Treasure Coast wonder if they will hear that lo-oh-oh-ohn-some whistle blow 32 times a day as high-speed passenger trains streak by. A business called All Aboard Florida -- affiliated with Florida East Coast Railroad – wants to start a passenger service between Miami and Orlando. Sixteen trains in each direction every day at speeds up to 110 miles an hour. Trip will take three hours. Trains will stop only in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach –