Elliott Museum ‘s unique automated storage system enables visitors to view vehicles close up

From The Journal.ClassicCars.com: “If you’d like to spend a day looking over cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and things Americana, like baseball, model trains and kites, we have a suggestion for you: Elliott Museum in Stuart. The museum has a feature like no other: One entire side of the building is taken up by a three-story automated conveyor system that houses more than 50 vehicles … Click here to read more

Invasive iguanas chewing their way through South Florida infrastructure, landscape

From weather.com: “Invasive green iguanas are reportedly wreaking havoc in South Florida, where exploding populations of the prehistoric lizard are chewing their way through the Sunshine state’s landscape and infrastructure … Click here to read more

Godspeed Nat Reed

From Bullsugar: “We lost Nathaniel Reed this week, on the heels of losing Karl Wickstrom. Two legendary figures who changed our world and gave future generations the chance to experience American wilderness. They inspired and encouraged us to fight … Click here to read more

Why Publix is stocking up on real estate

From The Real Deal: “As Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods threatens to upend the entire grocery sector, those currently sitting atop the retail food chain are working hard to solidify their standing. Publix Super Markets, the dominant chain throughout Florida with 227 locations in the tri-county South Florida region alone, is doing just that … Click here to read more

BREAKING: Nat Reed, environmental icon, dies at 84

From The Palm Beach Post: “Nathaniel Pryor Reed came from old money, but his love was the land. Part of the Reed dynasty of southern Martin County’s Hobe Sound and Jupiter Island, he hobnobbed with the Bushes and members of FDR’s cabinet … Click here to read more

Hate nasty political ads? Well, in Florida, your tax dollars fund them

From The Orlando Sentinel: “For the next four months, turning on your TV will be like a lot like beating yourself over the head with a frying pan. But here’s something even more annoying: You help pay for many of the ads. … Click here to read more

What your reaction to mosquito bites says about you

From WPBF: “You see, not everyone has an allergic reaction to mosquito bites — only those of us who are allergic to those proteins … Click here to read more

Corps to suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries effective Monday morning, July 9. … Click here to read more

BCC to consider fire assessment, lawsuit settlement Tuesday

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: Martin County commissioners will hear a presentation at Tuesday’s meeting regarding a non ad valorem assessment to be imposed on all properties in unincorporated areas of the County to pay for operating expenses and capital improvements related to fire protection services. … Click here to read more

Lake O Watershed Restoration Project draft released by USACE, public invited to comment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is accepting comments on the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) … Click here to read more

CODE RED: Auto burglaries in JB include Savannah Rd, Skyline Dr, Pinecrest Lakes area

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has responded to at least 12 auto burglaries in the Jensen Beach area to include Savannah Road, Skyline Drive, Pinecrest Lakes area, Indian River Drive, Palm Avenue, Elm Terrace and Cheri Drive … Click here to read more