On Monday, we celebrated Veterans Day, honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

The first one was in 1919 and was originally called Armistice Day. That’s because World War I was formally ended by Armistice with Germany at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Thus, 11-11 being the chosen date. The day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

 as they talk about one of the season’s most fun and festive events the Woman’s Club of Stuart’s 11th annual Holiday Home Tour. Participants get to view six homes that are beautifully decorated for the holidays from noon to 5 p.m. Following the tour, participants are invited to the Woman’s Club at 729 East Ocean Blvd. from 4 to 6 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception and a silent auction of holiday décor.

Do you have an escape plan for your family in case a fire should breakout in your home? Join Mike Fitzgerald with Susan Brodeur of the American Red Cross and they’ll explain the best ways of creating a plan that can save the lives of your family. Thanks to the American Red Cross hundreds of lives are saved each and every year.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

We rely on technology to do just about everything. So much in fact, that you might think jobs in fiber optics, IT, electrical engineering and such would all be taken and hard to come by.

Turns out, not so!

NCK: The state of the work force – the technical work force – in emerging technical fields is pretty dire nationwide. And of course, lasers and fiber optics is one of those emerging techs where we feel a huge shortage – a huge need – of qualified personnel.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

In 2003, the nonprofit Gifford Youth Orchestra was formed, and now, 16 years later…

CB: We have 61 children enrolled.

That is Dr. Crystal Bujol…

CB: and I am the founder and artistic director of the Gifford Youth Orchestra. We teach children music – violins, viola, cello and piano and eventually we will also have drama and dance. 

We met up with her and some of the young musicians at their weekly Tuesday evening practice. They’re preparing to perform their 16th Anniversary concert on November 2nd.

40 years of performing arts in the McAlpin Theatre

Oct 24, 2019

Join the Indian River State College (IRSC) Performing Arts program for the 2019–20 season, which marks 40 years of performing arts in the McAlpin Theatre. In that time, hundreds of students have shared their love and discipline, flooding the McAlpin stage with exuberant energy and theatre magic to the delight of thousands of patrons who have laughed, clapped and shared their in boundless pursuit of excellence in the arts.



There’s a great anonymous quote that goes like this –

Nurse: just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone.

RG: My name is Rebecca Graystone.

Graystone has 26 years of acute care nursing practice and leadership experience primarily in the Washington DC area. We spoke to her by phone on Monday.

RG: I’m the vice president for the Magnet Recognition Program and Pathway to Excellence Program at the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Stuart Air Show Takes To The Skies

Oct 17, 2019

Join us this weekend as we speak with Amy Bottegal of The Stuart Air Show as we celebrate its 30th anniversary November 1st. through the 3rd. We’ll look deep into the world of aviation and honoring its past and inspiring its future.  This year’s event will feature three days of air shows, a tour of the aircraft on display along with special areas for your children to play and learn.

Tickets are currently available by visiting or at the gates each day of the show.  For more information you may also call 772-781-4882. 

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Last week, students from 39 different schools, ranging in age from 2nd grade to high school, partnered with 40 environmental groups and waded out basically all at once into the Indian River Lagoon at various points all along Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and Volusia counties. Their mission? To collect data to create a snapshot of the health of the Lagoon.

MW: “The Indian River Lagoon is a complex system and the problems that it faces are not easy to understand.”

That’s Missy Weiss. She’s…

Tykes and Teens with Paula Hundt and Courtney Buckel

Oct 10, 2019


Tykes and Teens provides mental health counseling services for children and their families in Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.  Since 1996 this organization has helped over 40,000 children.

The Festival of Trees and Lights is coming up in November and will be open to the public daily with no admission fee, there are some fun events surrounding the festival and all funds raised help support Tykes and Teens.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Now that our busy season is upon us, we begin to hear a lot about fundraising efforts for the United Way. So, we wondered, specifically, how are these funds invested back into the community?

This week, we paid a visit to the United Way of St Lucie County to find out. We spoke with…

JP: Jessica Parrish

She’s the director of collaborative impact. And…

KT: Kenrick Thomas

He is the director of marketing and communications. You may also recognize his voice because in 2015,