Live Oaks, Vero Beach, FL and Arborists. Part Three.

Live Oak butchered in Central Beach, Vero Beach, FL. The homeowner indicated he did not want the tree to fall on his house. But the tree is leaning toward the street and with that big limb removed the tree is less likely to pull the street to fall to the street and more likely to … Continue reading Live Oaks, Vero Beach, FL and Arborists. Part Three.

Central Beach, Vero Beach, FL is Becoming a Logging Camp for Arborists. Part Two.

Mockingbird Drive adjacent to Beachland Elementary School, Vero Beach, FL Saturday morning, May 27, 2021. No good reason for this - no limbs overhanging a building or infringing on a power line. Live Oak limb debris at Beachland Elementary. The most outstanding specimens of native plants in Florida is the southern Live Oak and the … Continue reading Central Beach, Vero Beach, FL is Becoming a Logging Camp for Arborists. Part Two.

Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) Trees in Vero Beach, FL are Being Decimated. Part One.

Live Oak Tree in Vero Beach, FL. Notice how the road was located to protect the tree. According to an article by Sheila Lowenstein in the March 2002 issue of Vero Beach Magazine,"One attractive characteristic of Vero Beach’s biodiversity is the number and size of the gracious trees called Live Oaks. They are revered by … Continue reading Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) Trees in Vero Beach, FL are Being Decimated. Part One.

RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF “UNDERREPORTING COVID-19 DATA” BY LOCAL MAGAZINE. (Indian River County, FL)

Vero Beach, FL, March 8, 2021– In order to maintain the level of transparency and trust that we have built with our stakeholders, and due to the concerns that misinformation could cause our community, we feel that it is important to respond to an article that was published by Vero News 32963 on March 4th, … Continue reading RESPONSE TO CLAIMS OF “UNDERREPORTING COVID-19 DATA” BY LOCAL MAGAZINE. (Indian River County, FL)

The Young Journalist Program Receives Third Consecutive Grant from the Joy Street Foundation.

The Young Journalist Organization of Indian River County, FL is pleased to announce its third generous “unrestricted” grant from the Joy Street Foundation, New Vernon, N.J. Warren “Kim” Kimber, Jr. and his wife Bobbie established the Joy Street Foundation to support education.  The foundation only makes contributions to preselected charitable organizations. In announcing their grant to … Continue reading The Young Journalist Program Receives Third Consecutive Grant from the Joy Street Foundation.

Indian River, FL Charter High School Junior Oboist Wins Dewey “Teacher of Inspiration” Essay for Orchestra Director.

In November, 2020 Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS) student Sarah Ward decided to enter the Dewey Awards Essay “Teacher of Inspiration” Competition on a whim.  The Dewey Awards are financed by Charter School Capital and are submitted on a voluntary basis.  The entries were written to recognize the contribution of a mentor teacher who has inspired … Continue reading Indian River, FL Charter High School Junior Oboist Wins Dewey “Teacher of Inspiration” Essay for Orchestra Director.

New Babies at Hope for Families Center, Vero Beach, FL.

The Heart of the Hope for Families Center is Their Shelter. Safe and secure, warm and stable, the Hope for Families Center (HFC) provides the refuge and consistency homeless families need to get back on their feet. Their risk-free living environment removes any uncertainty of safety – parents and children alike know where their next … Continue reading New Babies at Hope for Families Center, Vero Beach, FL.

Mental Health Association of IRC Offer Two New Programs to Address Our Unsettling Times.

New Program Offers Space for Veterans and First Responders With the help of a grant from Gold Star Mothers, the Mental Health Association of Indian River County (MHA) is pleased to announce the successful implementation of a new program for veterans and first responders. The program, which starts on September 23rd, opens up the Vero … Continue reading Mental Health Association of IRC Offer Two New Programs to Address Our Unsettling Times.

It Would Have be Helpful if Our Government Released School Re-Opening Guidelines Like Indian River County, FL?

On June 11 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a plan that expected K-12 schools to reopen in August at "full capacity.” On July 7 President Trump said: "So we're very much going to put pressure on Governors and everybody else to open the schools, to get them open...We're going to be putting aloe of pressure … Continue reading It Would Have be Helpful if Our Government Released School Re-Opening Guidelines Like Indian River County, FL?

Who is Vandalizing and Stealing Indian River County Campaign Signs?

Note the permission slip from the property owner on the campaign sign. Tim Zorc, candidate for Indian River County (IRC) Commissioner (District 3) and Laura Zorc, candidate for the School Board of IRC (District 3) have been hit the hardest with numerous vandalized signs. This is vandalism. The legs go 24 inches in the ground … Continue reading Who is Vandalizing and Stealing Indian River County Campaign Signs?