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.

Mark Mucher, Indian River County, Fl Taxpayer Assoc. Board Member Incites Societal Division.

Dr. Steve Flaherty, pictured right. Dr. Steve Faherty, above right, who has been recognized for his community service by the Taxpayers Association of Indian River County, recently sent out an email to many of its members, in a general post to the public, as a service, with information on the forthcoming election process. [Mr. Faherty … Continue reading Mark Mucher, Indian River County, Fl Taxpayer Assoc. Board Member Incites Societal Division.

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?

David Brooks: “The Loneliness Crisis.”

David Brooks "Thirty-five percent of Americans over forty-five are chronically lonely. Only eight percent of Americans report having important conversations with their neighbors in a given year. In 1950, less than 10 percent of households were single-person households; now nearly 30 percent are. The majority of children born to women under thirty are born into … Continue reading David Brooks: “The Loneliness Crisis.”

“Black People are Arrested at Disproportionate Rates for Felonies…” and in Florida Most Won’t Likely Vote in November 2020.

During Reconstruction the federal government passed a series of constitutional amendments aimed to extend rights and citizenship to emancipated slaves—the 13th Amendment (1865) outlawed slavery, the 14th Amendment (1868) extended citizenship to all persons born in the United States and reaffirmed equal protection of the laws to all citizens, and the 15th Amendment (1870) protected the suffrage of … Continue reading “Black People are Arrested at Disproportionate Rates for Felonies…” and in Florida Most Won’t Likely Vote in November 2020.

Data is Lacking on Symptoms That Persist After COVID-19 Recovery.

'COVID-19 Recovery May Take Months': Italian Survivors Experience Symptoms After Recovery. We have plenty of data on COVID-19 cases and deaths by towns, cities, counties and states, but data on symptoms that persist after COVID recovery is lacking.   In an article by Angelo Carfi, MD, Roberto Bernabei, MD and Francesco Landi in the Jama Network a … Continue reading Data is Lacking on Symptoms That Persist After COVID-19 Recovery.

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?

Sheriff Loar and Major Flowers Missed an Opportunity to Advocate for Community Unity. Indian River County, FL.

Merchon Green speaking third from left. Indian River County, Florida was at its best and worst on Sunday afternoon May 29, 2020 across the street from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. More than 400 people showed up for a rally organized by Merchon Green, founder of Pioneering Change, Inc., against police brutality in the death … Continue reading Sheriff Loar and Major Flowers Missed an Opportunity to Advocate for Community Unity. Indian River County, FL.

COVID-19: No Social Distancing and Masks Absent at Sebastian Middle School, Indian River County FL Pep Rally?

On Friday evening, May 1st, 2020 all schools, departments, and District staff School of Indian River County (SDIRC) gathered at the Indian River Mall for a “Drive By and Say Hi Pep Rally.”  Schools had their school spirit on display and invited SDIRC families to drive through the mall loop by to see their principals, … Continue reading COVID-19: No Social Distancing and Masks Absent at Sebastian Middle School, Indian River County FL Pep Rally?

Free Immunity Boost IV to Indian River County, FL First Responders and Hospital Staff

As Indian River County officials have declared a local state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Chris Festa, primary care provider and owner of River’s Edge Direct Primary Care in Sebastian, is donating one (1) free Immunity Boost IV to each first responder and hospital staff member serving within the county. “These men and … Continue reading Free Immunity Boost IV to Indian River County, FL First Responders and Hospital Staff