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!!!

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.

The Westons, Windsor and the Plutocrats.

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 (Quercus Virginiana) Trees in Vero Beach, FL are Being Decimated. Part One.

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.

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.

Coastal Connections Launches “Vero Goes Zero” Campaign. Vero Beach, Florida

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

Indian River County, FL Should Take a Lead Following Hallandale, Passing a 5G Small Cell Tower Resolution.

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.

Phyllis Frey: Vero Beach, FL Implements Progressive Agenda.

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, FL Presents “Christmas Road Trip.”

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.”