Kudos to caged tiger protesters at Fairgrounds

The Nergers are currently employed by John Cuneo’s notorious Hawthorn Corporation, a shadowy group with a history of severe animal abuse that leases exotic animal acts to traveling circuses. Hawthorn has racked up over $272,000 in federal fines and had their USDA license suspended twice for over 100 Animal Welfare Act violations. (Source:

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Kudos to Ashley Geiger for organizing the protest at the Martin County Fairgrounds yesterday against the cruel treatment of tigers on display at the Martin County Fair. The tigers are kept in very small cages, unable to move around freely, when they are not being jabbed and poked in the throat and face to make them perform feats for the ‘entertainment’ of humans … Click here to read more

‘Sexy Beaches:’ FL legislature’s public relations war on tourism marketing, business development

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From The Miami Herald: “What started out as a disagreement over taxpayers footing the bill for a version of Pitbull’s ‘Sexy Beaches’ video is now turning into a full-blown public relations war between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-controlled Florida House. … Click here to read more

Health risks associated with drifting smoke from wildfires in Martin County

(Source: Martin County Sheriff's Office)

The Florida Department of Health is urging residents to take precautions against drifting smoke associated with fires burning in Martin County. Drifting smoke can cause … Click here to read more

Incident at Martin County Fair: Witnesses claim tiger escape panic, protest planned

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From WPTV: “Did a tiger get loose at the Martin County Fair? Some people who watched Wednesday night’s tiger show say ‘yes’ and shared their fear on Facebook. But the tiger’s trainer denies … Click here to read more

Brush fires in Martin County: IRSC closed, power failures, visibility impaired

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From WPTV: “Martin County firefighters were dispatched to four brush fires Wednesday afternoon. As of 3:30 p.m. one had burned 45 acres near Kanner Highway & Pratt Whitney Road, according to the Florida Forest Service. Firefighters were also sent … Click here to read more

Dry conditions continue: South Florida Water Management District urges conservation

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Following three months of dry conditions, including a record-dry November, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is urging South Florida families to boost water conservation efforts. A total of 1.49 inches of rain fell District-wide in January, representing 76 percent of average, or 0.47 inches below average for the month. … Click here to read more

75 years later: How World War II changed Florida forever

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From The Palm Beach Post: “If you were living on Jupiter Island 75 years ago, on Feb. 21, 1942, you might have been partying at the local drinking hole, relaxing in your living room, or asleep in bed. All of a sudden, you would have felt the ground beneath you vibrate… Stuart insurance agent Ralph Hartman recalled that night … Click here to read more

RIP Lee Weberman: Past Martin County Commissioner dead at 59

(Source: Coconut Creek Police)

Coconut Creek Police report that past Martin County Commissioner (District 3) Lee Weberman committed suicide by jumping off of the rooftop of the Seminole Casino … Click here to read more

MCSO Code Red Alert: Increase in property crimes

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From MCSO: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has seen a notable increase in property crimes happening throughout our county, particularly in vehicle thefts. Numerous auto burglaries have also been reported. In many of these cases, vehicle windows were smashed out, and property was stolen. The MCSO Crime Analyst has noticed an increase in the number of guns stolen out of vehicles … Click here to read more

Tiger Woods’ possible playing schedule will be determined after his back is reassessed

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“Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods announced Friday that due to ongoing back spasms, similar to what he experienced in Dubai, he will be unable to compete in the Genesis Open and The Honda Classic. ‘My doctors have advised me not to play … Click here to read more

ABC: Claims to make a fortune off medical marijuana stocks in Florida

The world wide web has turned into an advertising platform as companies are able to buy space to market their product or products. It's going a step further though, as sponsored ads seem to be using Florida's passage of medical marijuana as a way to make money. (Source: ABC)

“This advertisement popped up on the Yahoo website in hopes of getting you to look into ‘the Green Gold Rush.’ The three sentences point out, ‘If you’ve never invested, now’s the time to start….This is the last legal way for the little guy to grow rich … Click here to read more