OP ED: LET’S WORK TO ENHANCE OUR ENVIRONMENT FOR HUMANITY’S SURVIVAL

By Dr. Richard Baker, President, Pelican Island Audubon Society, Vero Beach, FL. Vero Beach is considering how to develop the Three Corners Property along our dying Indian River Lagoon.  Should they promote businesses – more hotels, houses, restaurants, and other commercial opportunities – or should they restore the trees and wetlands that were there before the … Continue reading OP ED: LET’S WORK TO ENHANCE OUR ENVIRONMENT FOR HUMANITY’S SURVIVAL

“The [Mental Health] Data is There.”

Mental health awareness. On May 9, 2022, a task force, comprised of 15 community leaders, referred to as the C.L.I.M.A.T.E. Task Force (Convening Leaders in Maximizing Access to Education), presented recommendations to the staff of the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC), FL to ensure equity and excellence in each of its schools.  Their … Continue reading “The [Mental Health] Data is There.”

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

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.

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.

Mental Health Association COVID-19 Update as of 3-25-2020. Indian River County, FL.

Dear Friends of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County; We at the Mental Health Association in Indian River County are working very hard to protect our employees, our clients, and our community. With this in mind I am sending you this brief email as an update to the note I sent last week. Nothing … Continue reading Mental Health Association COVID-19 Update as of 3-25-2020. Indian River County, FL.

Florida Get Ready for Short-Term Rental Control by State.

  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.

Indian River Florida’s iG Recreational Center is Like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Indian River's iG Recreational Center is like the Guggenheim Museum in that it will always be modern. iG Recreational Center Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Indian River County's Intergenerational Recreation Center - iG Center - was the Countys response to the growing demand for an indoor recreation facility.  Its mission is to provide a state of … Continue reading Indian River Florida’s iG Recreational Center is Like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

She Thought She Needed a Recycling Petition. Vero Beach, FL.

A Fifth Grader in the Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL Young Authors Club goes to the white board and writes "We need a petition." "Why do we need a petition?" "We need a petition to start recycling." "Let's check it out." Only three and a half hours after her inquiry was made to Vincent Burke, P. E. … Continue reading She Thought She Needed a Recycling Petition. Vero Beach, FL.

Would You Invest in Virgin Trains USA LLC?

According to David Peter Alan, "Whatever else the future may bring, for the next 20 years, and possibly the next 40, the bold and colorful Brightline brand and logo will disappear. In all likelihood, it will never come back. A brand is a valuable asset, and companies fight hard to protect their brands.  Here, Brightline … Continue reading Would You Invest in Virgin Trains USA LLC?