Monthly Archives: April 2018

Chef Challenge Benefits IRSC Foundation

VERO BEACH — On April 23 Rehmann’s Vero Beach, FL office hosted its third annual Indian River State College (IRSC) Chef Challenge at Quail Valley River Club. The event offered students an opportunity to showcase their culinary talents to win a scholarship.

Students were divided into four groups of two and were required […]

Apr. 27, 2018|

RUSH Jensen Beach Supports Young Authors

JENSEN BEACH — RUSH Jensen Beach is teaming up with St. Lucie County’s Reading Council to celebrate the success of the Young Authors in our community. RUSH is providing 150 certificates for the organization to distribute to the Young Authors.

The Young Author Program encourages creativity and provides support to school-specific writing initiatives, schools may […]

Apr. 25, 2018|

Brunjes to lead St. Lucie EDC

PORT ST. LUCIE — The board of directors of the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC) appointed Amy Brunjes as chairwoman last week, the first woman to lead the organization in its 18-year history.

As regional manager for external affairs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Brunjes is responsible for managing […]

Apr. 25, 2018|

Mental Health Association Board Member Anne Lanier is elected Woman of the Year by the Indian River Junior League

VERO BEACH — A strong woman does not let tragedy tear her to shreds but instead accomplishes great things even though she is torn apart inside. That is exactly what Anne Lanier did when she tragically lost her daughter Becky from medical complications due to an eating disorder. Although her life was turned upside […]

Apr. 23, 2018|

Top Student Athletes Recognized, 2018 Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductee Named at IRSC Athletics Banquet

2018 Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductee Nancy Hopper speaks to IRSC student-athletes at the College’s annual Athletics Awards Banquet. Hopper was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments as an alumni and former IRSC volleyball player, her 15 years of service at John Carroll High School, and the impact recruits from her high-school program have had […]

Apr. 23, 2018|

Three IRSC District Board of Trustee Members Reappointed by Governor

FORT PIERCE — Three Indian River State College District Board of Trustee Members, Vicki Davis of Stuart, Tony George of Stuart, and Sandy Krischke of Fort Pierce, have been reappointed by Governor Rick Scott to continue their service as members of the IRSC Board.

Davis, 65, serves as Supervisor of Elections for Martin County and […]

Apr. 19, 2018|

Martin County Historic Preservation Board releases Historic Preservation Month 2018 Schedule

4/24 Thursday 9am, Martin County Commission Issues Proclamation Historic Preservation Month 2018 – FREE
Commission Chambers, 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. Contact: 772-221-1329;

May Thurs-Sun 2pm, Tours of the Historic Seminole Inn** (1926) by Jonnie Wall Flewelling & Iris Wall – FREE
Tours of the Inn built by S. Davies Warfield, and lovingly restored by the […]

Apr. 18, 2018|

FP Mayor Linda Hudson named distinguished IRSC alumna

FORT PIERCE — City of Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson was recognized today with the Indian River State College Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is presented annually to an outstanding graduate who has achieved a high level of success in his or her chosen career and is an exemplary role model for students. The […]

Apr. 13, 2018|

CEO of New Horizons Announces Retirement

FORT PIERCE — John Romano, CEO of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee, will retire at the end of 2018 after thirty years of service to the community’s nonprofit provider of mental health and substance abuse services.

During Romano’s career, New Horizons has grown throughout Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties […]

Apr. 13, 2018|

Like Human Societies, Whales Value Culture and Family Ties

FORT PIERCE — It might seem like a “whale of tale,” but groundbreaking research from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is the first to demonstrate that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture as well as their ancestral roots and family ties.

Through […]

Apr. 5, 2018|