Did a School Board Member Disregard Mental Health as a Priority, Indian River County, FL.?

School Board Member Jackie Rosario On May 9, 2022, the Superintendent of the School District of Indian River County District (SDIRC), Dr. David Moore, held a workshop where a C.L.I.M.A.T.E. Task Force (Convening Leaders in Maximizing Access to Education) presented recommendations to the staff of SDIRC to ensure equity and excellence in each of its … Continue reading Did a School Board Member Disregard Mental Health as a Priority, Indian River County, FL.?

OP ED: VERO BEACH, FL MARINA EXPANSION PROJECT – FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!

By Len Markir Mayor Brackett informed me yesterday that I have been incorrect regarding how much money is remaining from the money received from Florida Power and Light for 3 Corners. I appreciate his assistance in providing the current remainder of those proceeds in the General Fund of approx $21 MILLION Dollars. I wish to … Continue reading OP ED: VERO BEACH, FL MARINA EXPANSION PROJECT – FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!

Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!

Canopy of Southern Live Oak Trees One tree at a time, communities in South Florida are trying to save the world from the climate crisis. "Palm trees do not sequester carbon at the same rate as our native canopy trees and do not provide shade, cool down streets and sidewalks to help counter the urban … Continue reading Plant a Live Oak – Get One for Free!

Supporting LGBTQ Students in Elementary Schools

Teaching tolerance and respect for difference. Here is a first grader, reported by Paul Emerich France* “Paul, do you have a girlfriend?” Parker asked me. “I don’t,” I replied succinctly, hoping to avoid the topic altogether. “Why?” she queried. “Because I don’t want one,” I said. “Why?” she asked again, smiling up at me. It … Continue reading Supporting LGBTQ Students in Elementary Schools

A Dangerous False Sense of Security Over Short-Term Rentals.  Indian River County, FL.

Republican State Senator Danny Burgess’ Senate Bill 512 would preempt “certain regulated activities of public lodging establishments (to include a non-transient apartment, transient apartment…vacation rental) and public food service establishments to the State.  They would require vacation rental homes to be licensed through the Florida Department of Professional Registration (DBPR).  Florida State Representative Jason Fischer presenting Florida state … Continue reading A Dangerous False Sense of Security Over Short-Term Rentals.  Indian River County, FL.

Sheana Firth Elected to Local Nonprofit Board of Directors. Indian River County, FL

Sheana Firth - Copyright True Marmalade © 2018 November 15, 2021. Sheana Firth has been Elected elected to the Board of Directors of Vero Communiqué, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring fourth and fifth graders to become journalists. Indian River County, Florida. Since its inception in 2018, with six students at one … Continue reading Sheana Firth Elected to Local Nonprofit Board of Directors. Indian River County, FL

Green Your Yard – Plant a Forest, With Free Trees

The Indian River County Pelican Audubon Society has 1,000 new trees ready to plant this week!   “Green” your yard, plant a forest in your backyard, and replace grass to save water, and not use chemicals or fertilizers, as native plants can grow on their own, once started!  Please go and get a free tree … Continue reading Green Your Yard – Plant a Forest, With Free Trees

The Young Journalist Program Expands from Four, to Ten Elementary Schools. Indian River County, Florida.

http://www.theyoungjournalist.com The Young Journalist organization, an initiative of a Vero Beach, FL. 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization, mentors fourth and fifth graders on how to become journalists.  From one elementary school with six students in 2018, for the 2021 - 2022 academic year, the Program has expanded to over 60 students in ten elementary schools. The … Continue reading The Young Journalist Program Expands from Four, to Ten Elementary Schools. Indian River County, Florida.

Switzerland and Indian River County, FL are Growing Native Plant Gardens.

Ambassador Pitteloud’s Native Garden Molly McCluskey wrote in the Audubon Magazine on September 8, 2021 that when Jacques Pitteloud, Switzerland’s new ambassador to the United States, arrived at his new home and office in the fall of 2019 in northwest Washington, D.C, he was dismayed to discover its historic six-acre stretch of land looked and were treated like a … Continue reading Switzerland and Indian River County, FL are Growing Native Plant Gardens.

Op-Ed: School District of Indian River County, FL.

By Claudia Wahl FOCUS: Student Academic Performance We all have questions about how the interruption in student learning during these unprecedented times has impacted every student and school in Indian River County, and we will continue to do so. We don't yet know what the impact of this crisis will be on SDIRC students, but … Continue reading Op-Ed: School District of Indian River County, FL.