This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about an auction of memorabilia collected over the years by movie and TV star Burt Reynolds of Hobe Sound. The auction was conducted earlier this month in Las Vegas. The 650 items from Reynolds’ life and career included the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am used to promote “Smokey and the Bandit,” the 18-karat gold antique pocket watch given to him by Sally Field when they were dating, clothing worn in his movies, awards for his acting in Hollywood and for his football playing at Palm Beach High School, and boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali. Reyno
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about our hurricane-free hurricane season that ended November 30. We lucked out again. For the ninth year in a row, Florida was not hit by a hurricane. Not since record-keeping began in 1878, has Florida gone so long without a hurricane. Florida is supposed to be the U.S. hurricane capital, but a direct hurricane hit on the state has not occurred since Wilma in 2005. Only one major storm hit the Continental U.S.
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about dolphin watching. The best time to spot dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon is from November to April. In the summer and autumn, rainfall runoff turns the water murky, making it difficult for us to see dolphins beneath the surface. When the water is clear, as it is now most of the time, captains of dolphin-watching tour boats take passengers to places where dolphins feed on fish. Such hot spots include the Sebastian Inlet, the Barber Bridge in Vero Beach and the Manatee Pocket in Martin County. The captains cannot guarantee you