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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

So – 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,

“Safe Space” a very special celebration

Oct 3, 2019

This week on Treasure Coast Happenings with Mike Fitzgerald he will be speaking with Tracy Levy, Director of Development and Emmelis Keaney, Board member of “Safe Space” about a very special celebration. Safe Space has been helping victims of domestic violence for 40 years on the Treasure Coast and on October 19th there will be a celebration to commemorate the over 400,000 lives that have been touched by Safe Space.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

We are NPR for the Treasure Coast – and that name – the Treasure Coast – originates from actual treasure buried below the ocean just off our coastline!

Forecast data became much clearer Wednesday on what may, or in this case may not, happen with Tropical Storm Karen in the coming days.

Tropical Storm Karen has refused to intensify since leaving Puerto Rico, and newest data suggests the storm may dissipate entirely before ever becoming a threat to Florida.


2nd Annual Day of Caring with the United Way

Sep 26, 2019

This week on Treasure Coast Happenings join Mike Fitzgerald as he speaks to Roxanne Hall and Kenrick Thomas of the United Way of St. Lucie County about the 2nd annual “Day of Caring” event coming up on October 12th, 2019.  Volunteers are needed for different projects taking place throughout St. Lucie County.  Visit the United Way website at and be sure to tune in to 88.9 WQCS.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

On the corner of Citrus and 714 in Palm City, there is a big red barn called Palm City Farms Produce & Market sitting on about 20 acres of land. Look at little closer and you will see new with hydroponic and aeroponic greenhouses going up…a method of growing plants without soil.

RR: “Palm City Farms Market – Rob and Mary Dawson, a mother and son, they own all the land that you see around here…”

“Holiday for Heroes” American Red Cross

Sep 19, 2019

This week on Treasure Coast Happenings join Mike as he speaks with Susan Brodeur of the American Red Cross about the annual “Holiday for Heroes” campaign. The Red Cross with your assistance will collect items for care packages for the men and women that serve in the Unites States armed forces all across the globe.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

All along the Treasure Coast, relief efforts are underway for parts of the Bahamas devastated by the cat 5 Hurricane Dorian and then hit again this past weekend by Tropical Storm Humberto.

MZ: Just think of yourself as having nothing. And what do you need most?

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Here along the Treasure Coast, we’re all too familiar with toxic blue green algae. It makes people sick… it kills dogs, fish and sea grass… and it costs millions to fight.

Well, you can file this one under hope for the future: 17-year old Griffin Wagner of Vero Beach has taken the matter into his own hands.

GW: Yes.

His successful effort is proof that necessity is the mother of invention.

GW: I am Griffin Wagner – I am a senior from Vero Beach High School.

He’s been very busy…

  The developing tropical storm near the Bahamas is likely to only be a coastal event late this weekend.

Confidence has increased that “outcome B”, as referenced in our story Thursday, will be the more likely scenario that plays out by Sunday and Monday. This outcome was defined as a “stronger storm staying just offshore”, which would allow most Floridians away from the Atlantic Coast to enjoy their weekend.

Martin Counties “Dancing with the Stars”

Sep 12, 2019

This week on Treasure Coast Happenings we will be speaking with Chief Executive Officer, Samantha Suffich of Martin County Healthy Start Coalition discussing the big fund raiser of the year, Martin Counties “Dancing with the Stars”. The aim of this event is to make sure every baby born in Martin County is happy and healthy with a beautiful start to life that begins with check up’s for mom, screenings, child birth and pregnancy education so both mom and baby get the care and support they need.

Damage from Hurricane Dorian was minimal, but beach erosion damaged sea turtle nests. If you come across hatchlings on the beach in Jensen Beach or South Hutchinson Island area call Ecological Associates at 772-334-3729 or FWC at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).