As the newspaper USA Today recently noted, Shark Week on television is over, but it is still prime time for sharks off east central Florida, including the Treasure Coast. This is the time of the year when large schools of bait fish are migrating from north to south. They like to spend the winter where it is warmer, just like humans. Close behind the mullet, anchovies and herring are hungry sharks – black tip, spinner and sandbar. The small fish like to swim in the warm shallow water near the shore line. The sharks follow them. Unfortunately, that is where humans like to swim and sur
Ri-o, Ri-o, Ri-o. Will the peacocks leave our Ri-o? The small and sleepy patch of Martin County called Rio may be in for major development in the coming years. The post office that opened there in 1893 was called Rio San Lucie. I assume it was pronounced the Spanish way. It means St. Lucie River. Later, people just called the place Rio.
Law enforcement agencies on the Treasure Coast are warning us to beware of scams over the telephone and by email. Seniors are often the target. Here are some scams to watch out for. You are nearing retirement and are invited to buy into a fund that promises financial returns much higher than normal. Remember Bernie Madoff? He bilked investors, including many in Florida, of billions with that promise. Just say no. You are told that you have won a lottery, often in another country. To claim your winnings, all you have to do is pay a fee.