Op Ed: FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!! VERO BEACH, FL MUNICIPAL MARINA. PHASE TWO.

By Len Markir We’re about to see action by Vero Beach (VB)  and it’s City Council in long time preparation,…. but under the radar by the majority of taxpayers, which will further change the definitions of public lands, recreational uses, and even ‘taxpayers’ money. “FOLLOW THE MONEY !!!- PHASE 1” (https://verocommunique.wordpress.com/2022/03/16/op-ed-where-our-vero-beach-fl-power-plant-money-goes/) outlined how decisions by a … Continue reading Op Ed: FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!! VERO BEACH, FL MUNICIPAL MARINA. PHASE TWO.

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!

Op Ed: VERO BEACH, FL POWER PLANT (3 Corners) – Our Money!

By Len Markir Vero Beach Power Plant Three years ago, VB City coffers were boosted by $54 million after the sale of the power plant. To put that in perspective, the City had just $16M TOTAL in assets in 2018. That means the City’s funds more than quadrupled in 2019, going from $950 per resident to $4,500 per resident. Most of that windfall was immediately committed. … Continue reading Op Ed: VERO BEACH, FL POWER PLANT (3 Corners) – Our Money!

“Original co-founder/partner of J. Leatherman-Toby, Treasure Coast Compassionate Care Woman claimed to be high on ‘blow’ during golf course chase | WPEC”

The car chase referred to above was first reported on CNN, before being reported in the local media. https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/12/10/golf-course-chase-woman-arrest-moos-vpx.cnn "A car chase was caught on police dash cam at a Florida golf course...as a woman drove over the fairways and across a green, with golfers jumping out of the way." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports. Source: … Continue reading “Original co-founder/partner of J. Leatherman-Toby, Treasure Coast Compassionate Care Woman claimed to be high on ‘blow’ during golf course chase | WPEC”

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.