Monthly Archives: June 2016

As smell, sight of algae persists in TCoast, public demands solutions

After listening for three hours of cantankerous, impatient and frustrated complaints from local residents, the Martin County Commission on Tuesday now wants the Army Corps of Engineers to close the locks between Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River. “The … Continue reading

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Fla. governor declares emergency due to algae bloom

Capt. Giles Murphy of the Stuart Angler tackle shop spotted a dead snook floating near the Roosevelt Bridge across the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Fla., on June 29, 2016. (Photo: Giles Murphy) STUART, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott declared … Continue reading

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Martin, Stuart declare state of emergency over algae

By Tyler Treadway of TCPalm STUART — Martin County has declared a state of emergency allowing officials to speed up processes to deal with toxic blue-green algae in local waterways. But the county doesn’t have any plans “up our sleeve” … Continue reading

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Treasure Coast’s gooey nightmare: Where is algae going and can it hurt?

A slimy, spooky substance called blue-green algae is making a prominent shoreline appearance — the worst ever, say some experts — that closed a few Treasure Coast beaches and even creeped its way south into Jupiter, sparking fears from business … Continue reading

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#TCFishing: Tarpon fishing is not bad

TREASURE COAST FISHING REPORT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY Capt. Glyn Austin, of Sebastian Inshore Fishing, has been catching plenty of variety with his recent charters. Catches include tarpon, sharks, kingfish and snook, mostly on live bait. Another day, Austin put together … Continue reading

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Pretty in purple: Advocates light up the town for Alzheimer’s

So what’s up with the purple haze spreading across South Florida’s cityscapes? It’s part of Paint the Town Purple, featuring temporary makeovers for some of our well-loved landmarks. The campaign, launched by the Southeast Florida chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association … Continue reading

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Rope swings into Jupiter’s Inlet are tradition for family

Memories of four generations of his family swinging from a rope swing near the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse came back to Jupiter native Jesse Jenkins last week when he saw a photo in the Palm Beach Post of young people leaping … Continue reading

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Algae alerts now at Martin and St. Lucie beaches

By Elliott Jones of TCPalm Martin and St. Lucie County officials are appealing to state officials to test the water at local beaches after swimmers were warned Saturday and Sunday to stay out of the water because of potentially harmful … Continue reading

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Accessible and Exceptional Elegance at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

The Hammock Garden at Jupiter Beach (Photo by Michael Schottey)  5 Things to Do in Cape Canaveral While Waiting For Your… <!— Destination & Tourism —> Destination Tourism Forecasters: Tropical Storm Colin to Dump Rain on Florida <!— Impacting Travel … Continue reading

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Brevard surfers fondly recall fallen brother

Buy Photo Robert Rohmann shreds a wave during the 2008 Quicksilver King of the Peak surf contest at Sebastian Inlet. Rohmann passed away last wek at the age of 30 from a rare form of pulmonary hypertension.(Photo: FLORIDA TODAY FILE)Buy … Continue reading

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