Jill Roberts

News and Public Affairs

Our recent rains have left behind lots of puddles, but it's best not to play in them.

Ft. Pierce's Pepper Park will be the site of the St. Lucie Surf Dog Classic.  It happens June 16th from 8:30 till noon and is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of St. Lucie County.  

IRSC employees and students celebrate the announcement that IRSC is again a finalist in the running for the prestigious Aspen Prize.  Find out more about the criteria and the Aspen Prize itself by clicking HERE.

The discovery of a rabid cat has caused a rabies alert from State Route 60 to Oslo Road and 66th Ave to US 1.  You can find out more about rabies by clicking HERE.

Researchers at the Marine Resources Council have compiled evidence from decades of data on the Indian River Lagoon to issue a report card.  The first presentation will be at the Tues. May 22 meeting of the Friends of St. Sebastain River at the meeting room of the North Indian River County Library in Sebastian. Find out more by clicking HERE.

In mid-June, you should be able to see the report card yourself by visiting the web site of the Marine Resources Council by clicking HERE.

Author Michael Tougias joins us to talk about his book "Above & Beyond, John F. Kennedy and America's Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission."

Visit the author's website by clicking HERE to see video of the the pilot Tougias describes as getting shot at over Cuba telling his story.

The annual food drive by letter carriers will be May 12.  The Treasure Coast Food Bank will have a kickoff event at the Sailfish Brewing Company in Ft. Pierce Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.. Find out more by clicking HERE

Passing grades on state standardized tests have increased 20% in reading and math since the school has started using the digital learning tool iReady.

You can find out more about sea turtles and their nesting habits by clicking HERE.

A free stroke awareness, prevention, and recovery support event will be held at the Charles and Rae Kane Center on Salerno Road in Stuart May 2 from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m..

Vero Heritage has been honoring pioneer families for 19 years.  This year they honor the DuBose Family.  Find out more by visiting the Heritage Center on Facebook or by clicking HERE.

  

WQCS Traffic and Program Specialist Juan Gualda recently returned from a visit to Cuba.  He tells us about the what residents were talking about in connection with the retirement of Raul Castro.

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful will be doing some spring cleaning and you can help.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Representatives of the Treasure Coast appeared during a congressional hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government operations in Washington DC.  The hearing was to examine the tax-exempt private activity bonds, or PAB’s obtained by Brightline and All Aboard Florida.  Watch the entire hearing by clicking HERE.

The Vero Beach Air Show this year features the Blue Angels as well as the plane used in the movie Memphis Belle.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

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