Treasure Coast Essay

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the renovation of the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce.  A $2.2 million re-do has been completed.   What’s new?  A theater and two display galleries.  A Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter.  You can sit at the controls.  An interactive display to show you what it’s like to conduct a night mission.  A 14-foot steel beam recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center.  The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays.  It is located on Highway A-1-A on North Hutchinson Island.  On nearby beaches, Underwater Demolition Teams or “fr

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about efforts to comfort a congregation in Fort Pierce after the fatal crash of a church van.  Eighteen members of the Independent Haitian Assembly of God on Orange Avenue were returning from a Palm Sunday revival in Fort Myers on State Road 78.  Near Moore Haven, the van shot across U.S.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about President Obama’s visit to the Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City.  When the Golfer-in-Chief arrived Saturday, March 28, at St. Lucie County International Airport, Congressman Patrick Murphy of Jupiter showed him a small bottle of gray-green water from the polluted St. Lucie River.  At the Floridian, Obama played several rounds unseen by the public and the press corps.  Floridian owner Jim Crane said the president, a lefty, is getting better.

  This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about this year’s turtle nesting season.  Looks pretty good.  The season runs each year from March 1 through October 31.   In 2013, the season was a blockbuster.  First leatherbacks, then loggerheads, then greens scooped out almost 70,000 nests on the beaches in Brevard, Indian River, St.

Treasure Coast Essay on the Old Vero Ice Age Site.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the remarkable Indian River State College swimming and diving teams.  “It’s still the same old story.  A fight for love and glory.”  It IS the same old story!  The IRSC men’s and women’s teams swept the National Junior College Athletic Association’s championships.  Again.  This time in Buffalo, New York.  The men won all 20 of their events.  The women won 18.  Team members were named male and female swimmers of the year and male and female divers of the year.  Sion Brinn was named men’s coach of the year.  David Suba was named diving

Watching the Mets

Mar 9, 2015

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about seeing the New York Mets play at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.  Spring training has begun and will last six weeks.  Which game do we want to attend?  The Mets versus the Yankees?  The Red Sox?  The Cardinals?  We check the schedule on line by putting “mets” in a browser.  Most games start at 1:10. The gates open at 11:10.  We take I-95 to Exit 121.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Essay about BookMania!

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the 50th annual St. Lucie County Fair.  It starts Friday and goes through March 8.  A rodeo!  The rock band Hairball!  Country singer Randy Houser!  A demolition derby for amateur drivers!  Just like I-95!  A midway with 40 rides!

 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.

A school for umpires

Jan 26, 2015

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the Umpire School at Historic Dodgertown in Vero 

Sailfish champ again

Jan 19, 2015

 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.

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