Wednesday, June 1, 2016

My Month of May on the Treasure Coast

So, the month of May was another mixed bag of assignments here in my new home on the Treasure Coast. I'm still trying to get the lay of the land, determining what roads get me to where I need to go fastest and introducing myself to people who will inevitably help me be better at my job.

As far as my assignments went the big story of the month was the weather. A few weeks ago we got 12 inches of rain in one day and areas of the county were hit by three separate tornadoes. It was a big day in the newsroom. Additionally, I spent some time at the Humane Society for Vero Beach and Indian River County, Vero Beach High School, an archeological dig site were a bone from an extinct bison was found, explored the beautiful Sebastian Inlet and hung out with a group of distinguished gentlemen who get together four times a week to play golf. Plus, I managed to squeeze in a spot news events as well.

It was an interesting month capped off by my annual pilgrimage to the Midwest for the Indy 500. Here are a few photos from my assignments. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Month of April on the Treasure Coast

So it was another eventful month on Florida's Treasure Coast. I'm still enjoying the newness of the place as I explore the various counties in our coverage area. Having daily assignments is probably the best way to get to know the area and the assignments are as varying and diverse as the people and landscape here.

One day I could be covering beach erosion, watching body boarders in the surf, and the next day I could be covering the exhumation of a body at the center of a cold case from the early 1990s. (Both of which happened by the way.)

So, along with body boarders and cemeteries, I also covered a beauty pageant, possible future flooding, environmental education, professional tennis, an airport disaster drill, an evidence search in the lagoon, an orchid show, Relay for Life, spring camp for a Canadian football team, a food festival, a torch run through Sebastian and high school track. Whew! it was a busy month.

Here are a few photos from those assignments. Enjoy.