Linda Nelson Joins The Young Journalist Program, Indian River County, Florida

Linda Nelson Linda Nelson joins The Young Journalist organization from St. Edwards School, Vero Beach, Florida where she was previously Head of the Intermediate Department from 2017 to June 2022.  The mission of The Young Journalist organization, is to nurture intellectual curiosity and instill a lifelong love of reading about journalism and writing by mentoring Indian River … Continue reading Linda Nelson Joins The Young Journalist Program, Indian River County, Florida

The Young Journalist Receives $ 55,000 in Grants.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sherry Corey: sherry@loco8.org http://www.theyoungjournalist.com THREE 2022 GRANTS TOTALING $ 55,000 SUPPORT THE YOUNG JOURNALIST, PROVIDING for SUSTAINABILITY and GROWTH June 28, 2022…Indian River County (IRC), FL…The Young Journalist (TYJ) Program recently received (3) grants from (3) different Charitable Organizations, including (2) from outside Florida. These generous Grants enable TYJ to further expand its Program mentoring … Continue reading The Young Journalist Receives $ 55,000 in Grants.

Without Parental Consent, Florida Minors 13 Years or Older May Seek Out and Receive Mental Health Services

The MHA's mission is to provide immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. "It's Okay to Get Help!" The 2021 Florida StatutesTitle XXIXPUBLIC HEALTH Chapter 394 MENTAL HEALTH View Entire Chapter 394.4784 Minors; access to outpatient crisis intervention services and treatment.—For the purposes of this section, the disability of nonage is removed for any … Continue reading Without Parental Consent, Florida Minors 13 Years or Older May Seek Out and Receive Mental Health Services

A Moms for Liberty Mental Health Conundrum: School District of Indian River County, FL.

We're a Worthless News Source Over the last few weeks it has been interesting to read the comments on our website after we published our June 4 article on “Jennifer Pippin: She Spews Hate.”  As well as our other article on May 21 questioning if a school board member disregarded a C.L.I.M.A.T.E task force committee recommendation … Continue reading A Moms for Liberty Mental Health Conundrum: School District of Indian River County, FL.

OP ED: Hopes and Prayers

By Bill Britton Abstracted from The Guardian: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was attending a vigil for the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting when he was grilled by Sky News reporter Mark Stone about overhauling gun laws in the U.S. The senator began by dismissing calls for reform by saying “It’s easy to go … Continue reading OP ED: Hopes and Prayers

DID ITS’ LOBBIESTS MISLEAD INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REGARDING SHORT-TERM RENTALS?

Route A1A, Indian River County, FL THE ISSUE: It’s one thing to occasionally have a rowdy crew in the Airbnb next door, but it’s something else when a constant stream of strangers ruins your neighborhood.  THE LOBBIESTS: Anfield Consulting of Tallahassee is Indian River County’s (IRC) lobbying firm, specifically, Edgar Fernandez, who’s profile reads “he has been working in … Continue reading DID ITS’ LOBBIESTS MISLEAD INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REGARDING SHORT-TERM RENTALS?

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!