Historians Visit “Big Blue.” Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Vero Beach, FL.

  Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant.  An example of Mid-Century Modern architecture. (Free Bing image courtesy of insidevero.com)  "Mid-Century Modern denotes a style of design that was popularized from the 1930s through the 1960s. Characterized by a contemporary, seemingly futuristic aesthetic and an emphasis on function, the Mid-Century Modern movement influenced many types of design. … Continue reading Historians Visit “Big Blue.” Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Vero Beach, FL.

Indian River Florida’s iG Recreational Center is Like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Indian River's iG Recreational Center is like the Guggenheim Museum in that it will always be modern. iG Recreational Center Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Indian River County's Intergenerational Recreation Center - iG Center - was the Countys response to the growing demand for an indoor recreation facility.  Its mission is to provide a state of … Continue reading Indian River Florida’s iG Recreational Center is Like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Centennial Place? Really? Vero Beach, FL.

The Three Corners at Indian River Boulevard and 17th Street consist of 1) a non-operational power station, which will eventually be demolished, 2) a wastewater treatment plant across from the Alma Lee Loy 17th Street Bridge, 3) and a former postal property. These three properties are referred to as the "Three Corners." From the Official … Continue reading Centennial Place? Really? Vero Beach, FL.

The National Press Club Offered to Help a Newspaper in the Bahamas. Here’s the Response.

September 8, 2019 | By Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak | president@press.org The National Press Club asked our colleagues in the Bahamas how we can help them to continue reporting the news in the aftermath of Dorian. This was the response from Eugene Duffy, managing editor of the Tribune in Nassau:   "Many thanks for your very … Continue reading The National Press Club Offered to Help a Newspaper in the Bahamas. Here’s the Response.

Do You Live in Vero Beach, FL? Was This Letter from Mayor Zudans Appropriate?

Free Getty Image / September 6, 2019 On September 3, 2019 the San Francisco city government formally labelled the pro-gun lobbyist National Rifle Association (NRA) a "domestic terrorist organization". The condemnation of the most powerful gun-ownership advocacy group in the US was unanimously passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. On September 6 Mayor … Continue reading Do You Live in Vero Beach, FL? Was This Letter from Mayor Zudans Appropriate?

Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Publishes 40 Page Digest of Summer Camp Student’s Creative Writings.

  During the summer of 2019, the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation expanded its outreach in Indian River County, FL. by sponsoring four week long “Creative Writing” camps, which were held from 9 am – 12 pm at their site on 14th Avenue in Vero Beach, FL. The student's writings create a marvelous Digest of each … Continue reading Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Publishes 40 Page Digest of Summer Camp Student’s Creative Writings.

5G Intelligent Lamp Posts Cut Down With Electric Saws.

Hong Kong Protesters are worried that the lampposts are being used by the Chinese government to spy on them (which Hong Kong denies) are cutting them down with electric saws. On August 24, 2019, in Kowloon Bay, demonstrators used tools such as hand-to-hand chainsaw to dismantle a 5G intelligent lamppost and cut the wires in the … Continue reading 5G Intelligent Lamp Posts Cut Down With Electric Saws.