Emma Cahill: Poems! Words and Rhythm!

Carly and Emma Emma Cahill is in Fifth grade at Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.  She is a Gold Gymnast, speed skater and a Glendale Elementary "Young Author." Did you know poetry and journalism can work together? Here is a quote that told me about it: According to Herbert Marshall McLuhan, below, a Canadian philosopher, … Continue reading Emma Cahill: Poems! Words and Rhythm!

Society of Professional Journalists Sends Representative to Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.

  Wesley Wright, Center On March 14, 2019 Mr. Wesley Write travelled from Tallahassee to applaud and better understand the Glendale Young Authors, a group comprising six fourth an fifth graders. The group has been meeting every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon since October 2 [except holiday time] and has published three magazines; the third just … Continue reading Society of Professional Journalists Sends Representative to Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.

Vero Beach FL’s Openly Gay Horace Gifford Led the “Modernist Transformation” of Fire Island, N.Y

Horace Gifford The injustice of Horace Gifford's early death was compounded by the fact that his important contribution to American domestic architecture of the 1960's and 70's has been overlooked by history. — Paul Goldberger, Architecture critic for Vanity Fair and author of Why Architecture Matters. Horace Gifford was born in Vero Beach in 1932 and passed away from … Continue reading Vero Beach FL’s Openly Gay Horace Gifford Led the “Modernist Transformation” of Fire Island, N.Y

No Invoices/Payments for $ 100,000 School District of Indian River County, FL 2018 Legal Investigations.

A July 31, 2018 letter hand delivered to Carter Morrison, then School District of Indian River County (SDIRC), FL Assistant Superintendent of Finance/CFO, from SDIRC Superintendent Mark J. Rendell, Ed.D. advised him that he was “relieved of your [his] duties.” The letter from Dr. Rendell said SDIRC would be conducting “an investigation involving allegations of wrongdoing.” The … Continue reading No Invoices/Payments for $ 100,000 School District of Indian River County, FL 2018 Legal Investigations.

Preempting Local Regulation of Vacation Rentals to the State of Florida.

The short-term rental issue is quickly heating up in Tallahassee. Vero Beach, FL take notice. A preemption bill has now been filed in the Florida House of Representatives. Representative Grant filed HB 987 which, among other things, would nullify all local short-term rental ordinances and requirements. This would impact Vero Beach, FL, which has an ordinance that … Continue reading Preempting Local Regulation of Vacation Rentals to the State of Florida.

Glioblastoma in 34982, 34983 and 34952 Zip Codes.

In February 2019 The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) released a "St. Lucie County Cancer Assessment." FDOH's cancer assessment was undertaken to address community concerns, initially comprised of a local glioblastoma support group.  While questioning the number of glioblastoma cases reported to be occurring, concerned citizens specifically questioned if there were higher rates of glioblastoma among … Continue reading Glioblastoma in 34982, 34983 and 34952 Zip Codes.

Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

On February 14, 2019, one year after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill encourages states to allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to … Continue reading Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.