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.
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.
Two bills now being considered by the Florida Legislature would preempt local regulation of local short-term vacation rental ordinances to the State. CS/SB 1128: Vacation Rentals GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism; Diaz Vacation Rentals; Preempting the regulation of vacation rentals to the state; prohibiting a local law, ordinance, or regulation from allowing or requiring inspections or licensing … Continue reading Florida Get Ready for Short-Term Rental Control by State.
Coastal Connections, Inc. was created in 2017 to foster a connection between people and the coastal wildlife by restoring the function and beauty of our coastal habitats through education, research, and conservation interactions. It is with this in mind that Coastal Connections has launched a Vero goes Zero campaign to encourage reduction of the use of … Continue reading Coastal Connections Launches “Vero Goes Zero” Campaign. Vero Beach, Florida
On April 3, 2019 Hallandale Beach, FL passed a 5G small cell resolution urging the state legislature and federal government to initiate a study of the health effects of small cell towers built to accommodate 5G technology and to develop installation guidelines protecting the health and welfare of residents. Indian River County would be in … Continue reading Indian River County, FL Should Take a Lead Following Hallandale, Passing a 5G Small Cell Tower Resolution.
Certain local politicians who tag themselves as Conservatives and patriots are implementing redevelopment plans for the city of Vero Beach that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez would love. While the public remains fixated on the Socialist agenda unfolding on a national level, Progressive plans are being implemented locally. As Obama's Green Czar and self-avowed Communist Van Jones emphasized, "It's … Continue reading Phyllis Frey: Vero Beach, FL Implements Progressive Agenda.
The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will proudly present “Christmas Road Trip”, an original performing arts holiday production on Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st. “Christmas Road Trip” combines beautiful dance routines, amazing aerial acts, gymnastics, and acrobatics into a heart –warming holiday show about 3 sisters on a road trip to their … Continue reading The City of Vero Beach, FL Presents “Christmas Road Trip.”
I went to the store to buy a lime. I knew each lime would cost a dime. The limes I saw looked very new. And when I saw them I knew what to do. I went home to put them on my bed, while I let my silly thoughts go to my head. I had … Continue reading Two Poems by Areana, a Fifth Grader at Glendale Elementary School, Vero Beach, FL.
On August 24, 2018 Vero Communiqué received an anonomous comment: "The county has voted rather sneaky out of season and in the mid of night to move the farmers market into the park grounds from the parking lot which will displace many vendors and reduce profits that will hinder other OBA events like Sunset Saturday. … Continue reading Vero Beach, FL Farmers Market is Subject to Misinformation; Upsetting Many.
"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?