Sherry Corey: Vero Beach, FL Lifeguard Association (VBLA). Life Saving & Public Safety in Need of a New “House of Refuge”

Architectural Drawing of Humiston Park, VBLA “House of Refuge”   Any one out there want to be the hero to Vero Beach residents, visitors & our very hard working public safety organization that protects our beaches 365 days of the year?  The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association (VBLA) is in dire need of a new structure, a … Continue reading Sherry Corey: Vero Beach, FL Lifeguard Association (VBLA). Life Saving & Public Safety in Need of a New “House of Refuge”

Dr. Hodge and His Team’s Assessment of Four More Schools in Indian River County, FL.

In 2017 The School District of Indian River County engaged The Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC)  of Hampton, Virginia to conduct an assessment of 21 schools in Indian River County, Florida.  The assessments were conducted in October, 2017 Dr. John W. Hodge, President and Co-founder of the ULLC and his team from the ULLC … Continue reading Dr. Hodge and His Team’s Assessment of Four More Schools in Indian River County, FL.

How Will the School Board Candidates for the School District of Indian River County, FL Address These Issues?

"The right thing is to just give teachers a raise," said Florida House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz, who represents Tampa. "It is embarrassing and I am ashamed that Florida pays our teachers $10,000 a year less than the national average. We are one of the largest states in the country. If we continue to recruit … Continue reading How Will the School Board Candidates for the School District of Indian River County, FL Address These Issues?

Vero Beach, FL’s Gifts from the Sea: Beaching it in 32963 and Indian River County.

  Writing & photos by Sherry Nist* “Welcome to Paradise” is an oft repeated greeting in Vero Beach.  My conversations with Vero’s residents frequently include the word “paradise”.  I like to ask residents I meet:  “how (or why) did you decide to live in Vero Beach”?  Responses almost always include:  “why wouldn’t we live here, … Continue reading Vero Beach, FL’s Gifts from the Sea: Beaching it in 32963 and Indian River County.

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to Cause Big Problems for Vero Beach, FL.

This article was submitted by the Vero Beach Skate Park Alliance. Ian Cicco, age 12, was six years old when he first picked-up a skateboard.  His world was that of a safe gated-community with new CBS homes neatly piled around several miles of roads and cut-de-sacs of beautifully smooth pavement and curbs. Penny, Ian's mother … Continue reading 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to Cause Big Problems for Vero Beach, FL.

Sherry Nist: Meet Me at Sexton Plaza, That Is – Vero Beach FL’s Oceanside Gem and Home to the Famous Dolphinettes.

Any Floridian, whether you are a salty old native (Cracker, perhaps?) or a newer import, surely has heard of the Miami Dolphins. But let’s get a little more serious on the trivia trail and ask about the Dolphinettes. Dolphin cheerleaders, you say? The answer lies a little closer to Our Town, Vero Beach. Zip Code … Continue reading Sherry Nist: Meet Me at Sexton Plaza, That Is – Vero Beach FL’s Oceanside Gem and Home to the Famous Dolphinettes.

Is it Too Much to Ask for NYC Mayor de Blasio and New York Governor Cuomo to Work Together to Fix New York City Subways?

As reported in the New York Times on February 4, 2018, the New York City subways are "doddering.  Should they collapse, which on any given day does not seem a preposterous thought, the city would come treacherously close to having to put up a 'going out of business' sign. The state might as well then summon … Continue reading Is it Too Much to Ask for NYC Mayor de Blasio and New York Governor Cuomo to Work Together to Fix New York City Subways?