Treasure Coast Essay

  This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the renovation of the Lyric Theatre in Stuart.  Come to a show this season and check it out: New entrance, new lobby, new bar, new carpeting, new seats – with cup holders, yet – new nine-foot piano and new sound system.  The theatre – at 59 South West Flagler Avenue – was built in 1926 as a silent movie house.  Over the years it was taken over by various concerns – even a church.  In 1987 it was reborn as a home for the performing arts.  In 2005, the Lyric was expanded.  Three years ago, a campaign was launched to raise money for the

Honoring Dodgertown

Nov 24, 2014

  This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the designation of the old Dodgers spring training site in Vero Beach as a Florida Heritage Landmark.  A Historical Marker was unveiled at what was Dodgertown and is now called Historic Dodgertown.  Among those participating was Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O’Mally, whose family owned the Brooklyn Dodgers when the team opened the facility in 1948.  The Dodgers – later the Los Angeles Dodgers -- stayed until 2008 and then moved to Arizona.

The Kight legacy

Nov 17, 2014

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about a man named Kight – k-i-g-h-t -- whose name lives on at Indian River State College.  Alonzo Barnard Kight, a longtime resident of Palm City, died September 12th at the age of 99.

A female Highwayman

Nov 10, 2014

  What should we call a female artist recognized as one of the 26 Highwaymen?  A Highway Woman?  A Highway Person?   Strange as it may sound, let's just refer to her as a Female Highwayman.  Her name is Mary Ann Carroll.  She is 73 and for 65 years has lived in Fort Pierce, home base for the African American painters famous for their vivid Florida landscapes usually rendered in oil on Upson board and framed with crown molding.  They often sold their paintings from their cars parked on the side of a highway.  In the 1950s their work sold for $10 to $15.  People loved the stately palms, shimm

  Let’s keep our fingers – or our flippers – crossed.  So far this year, only a few dolphins infected with a deadly virus have ventured down the Indian River Lagoon as far as Vero Beach.  That is what I was told by Adam Schaefer, an epidemiologist at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute north of Fort Pierce.   But this past summer, enough dolphins in the northern part of the lagoon showed signs of the virus to worry scientists.  Lesions were on the dolphins’ skin.  They were skinny, swam erratically and made coughing sounds through their blow holes.  The virus