Are you old enough and country enough to remember this Hank Williams classic? “I heard that lo-oh-oh-ohn-some whistle blow.” People on the Treasure Coast wonder if they will hear that lo-oh-oh-ohn-some whistle blow 32 times a day as high-speed passenger trains streak by. A business called All Aboard Florida -- affiliated with Florida East Coast Railroad – wants to start a passenger service between Miami and Orlando. Sixteen trains in each direction every day at speeds up to 110 miles an hour. Trip will take three hours. Trains will stop only in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach –
Ben Franklin said that nothing is certain except death and taxes. We can add a third certainty: That Indian River State College will win the National Junior College Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championship. Our men and women did it again and, appropriately enough, at the outdoor Aquatic Complex on the college’s main campus in Fort Pierce. In the four-day meet, which attracted 16 other teams from around the country, the Pioneers won every swimming race. For the men, it was the 40th consecutive national title – the longest unbroken championship win streak in any collegiate sp
Many on the Treasure Coast voted for her, but it was not enough for Kristen O’Connor, a graduate of Sebastian River High School, to make it to the next round on “American Idol.” That is the popular TV show in which unknown pop singers compete for votes from viewers by telephone and the Internet. Kristen, 24, is the daughter of Dan and Deidre O’Connor of Sebastian. Her Mom and grandmother Alice Williford were in Hollywood to cheer her on. Kristen is a petite young woman with a big voice and a dramatic style. She was one of three “wild card” contestants added by the judges to the ten who
BookMania! – always written with an exclamation point – will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Wanda H. Yarboro Center for the Performing Arts at Martin County High School in Stuart. Produced by the Library Foundation of Martin County, BookMania!