The Westons, Windsor and the Plutocrats.

W. Galen Weston O.C., C.V.O., OOnt., B.A., LL.D, DDIV passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2021, at the age of 80, after a long illness faced with courage and dignity. “We had been looking for a place to establish a winter home to escape the brutal Canadian winters and play polo,” says Hilary … Continue reading The Westons, Windsor and the Plutocrats.

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.

Group Sues School Board Over Mask Mandate, Indian River County, FL.

Free Bing Image - School District of Indian River County A group called We The People Indian River County, led by Jennifer Pippin has filed a lawsuit against the SDIRC. Plaintiffs are parents Jennifer Pippin, Alexandra Nobregas, Nicole Campanelli and Sandy Campiglia. "We The People of Indian River County on behalf of the children and … Continue reading Group Sues School Board Over Mask Mandate, 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.

Veronica’s Brother Speaks Out.

Veronica Martinez Vorano My name is Alfredo Martínez Vorano, Veronica's only brother. My Sister was an excellent person, full of life and Loved by her family. Her death has left an immense pain in all of us, her parents, her son, her cousins ​​and uncles and her beloved nephew Valentín, a child to whom we … Continue reading Veronica’s Brother Speaks Out.

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.

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?