This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about our own Super Bowl stalwart. And that was Bryan Stork, a graduate of Vero Beach High School. He played center for the New England Patriots in their exciting 28 to 24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Play after play, it was Stork who snapped the ball to quarterback Tom Brady. A photo distributed around the world shows the bushy-bearded rookie shouting for joy after the game. Stork, 24, is big – 6-4 and 310 pounds. He weighed 70 pounds less when he played tight end for Vero Beach High School. At Florida State, he played center
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about how non-scientists can be involved in scientific research to protect our Indian River Lagoon. It starts with a public forum. The theme is Citizen Science -- what non-scientists can do for the lagoon, which is so important to the Treasure Coast.
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about this season’s Treasure Coast Sailfish Championship recently decided. For the third year in a row, the winner of the three-tournament series was Showtime! – with an exclamation point – captained by Wink Doerzbacher. The anglers aboard Showtime! caught and released a total of 45 sailfish in the Pirates Cove Sailfish Classic, the Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament and the Pelican Yacht Club Billfish Invitational. The winner did not emerge until the final afternoon of the Pelican Yacht Club event. With their 45th catch, Showtime!
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the top Treasure Coast news stories in 2014. Number 1 for the entire Treasure Coast was the mostly negative reaction to All Aboard Florida’s plan for a high-speed passenger train service between Miami and Orlando, The Federal Railroad Administration held three meetings on the Treasure Coast. More than 17 hundred attended. Almost all who spoke opposed the $2 billion project. In Indian River County, the sale of the Vero Beach electric utility to Florida Power & Light was jeopardized.