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Col. Andrew Kelly, Commander of the Jacksonville District of the Army Crops of Engineers says that due to expected oyster spawning, releases to the St. Lucie River from Lake Okeechobee will be slightly reduced.  You can find out more about the lake and its management by clicking HERE.

Vero Beach's Year-Long 100th Birthday Celebration

Mar 13, 2019
Tania Ortega-Cowan

On October 26, the City of Vero Beach officially turns 100! That means we are right in the middle of a year-long party.

TB: We started on October 26, 2018.

That’s Tammy Bursick, the City Clerk for the City of Vero Beach and co-chair for the Centennial Celebration.

We sat down with her and her co-chair…

TY: Colonel Councilman Tony Young

They have already had bonfires on the beach, a Veteran’s Parade downtown and extra special Christmas Boat Parade.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

The Florida Legislature has just started back up, and four women on the Treasure Coast are making sure the Arts are at the top of everyone’s minds!

PW: So the Governor’s budget right now – the line item for Arts & Culture is 5 million dollars… for the entire state.

That’s Pat Williams. She’s a member of Florida’s Council on Arts & Culture. We meet in downtown Stuart, along with other Council members, Katherine Dickenson, Janeen Mason, and Nancy Turrell.

Former WQCS reporter Kenrick Thomas met with Mary Ann Carroll in July of 2014.  We reach into our archives for that story.  Carroll was named a featured artist and her work was displayed in the governor’s mansion for Black History Month.

The group held a Vero Beach press conference to express concerns about safety with Virgin Trains USA.  The higher speed rail line to connect Miami to Orlando has no stops planned on the Treasure Coast.  Find out more about the group by clicking HERE.

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Feb 26, 2019

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Later this spring, four Port Saint Lucie Schools – Morningside and Oak Hammock Elementary, West Gate K-8, and Ivy League Academy will each receive… a Buddy Bench!

A Buddy Bench is anti-bullying, AND keeps plastic out of the landfill!  It’s a brightly colored bench made from recycled plastic caps that’s also a ‘safe space’ - signaling when a child has a need, and teaches all of the children about the environment.

Governor Ron DeSantis visited the Florida Oceanographic Society's Coastal Center on Thursday to announce the appointment.

Port St. Lucie residents can attend the Citizen Summit on Saturday or complete the citizen survey online.  Find out more on either option by clicking HERE.

Drew Mello

Feb 19, 2019

It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of WQCS Morning Edition Host Drew Mello.

Drew’s smooth voice and sense of humor helped so many of us get our day off to a great start. Despite the fact that he got up well before the sun each weekday, he was always at his best both on the air and in person. Whether it was the location of morning traffic crashes or information during a threatening hurricane, Drew helped to keep us informed with his calm voice and clear delivery of information

Gretchen Rose writes from her daughter's point of view in her honest memoir titled "Dancing With the Devil."  She will be at the Vero Beach Book Center Feb. 20 at 4:00 p.m..  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Alternate streaming links

Feb 19, 2019

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Finding Lost Souls: Explaining PROJECT LIFESAVER

Feb 11, 2019
Tania Ortega-Cowan

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Autism, then you know the worry they might wander off.  Hey, so – there is a solution! It is called Project Lifesaver and has rescued thousands of lost people!

KH: Over 3,500! Right now as of just a couple days ago actually! Yes.

That is Kyrianna Hoffses…

KH: the Public Relations and Media Coordinator for Project Lifesaver

We meet in their Port St Lucie office. Joining us is the Project Lifesaver creator himself - Gene Saunders!

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