SFWMD board member attacks Mark Perry

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Brandon Tucker, Martin County representative to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, has attacked Mark Perry of the Florida Oceanographic Society as a liar who doesn’t really understand how water management works in South Florida … Click here to read more

JUST RELEASED: Bullsugar’s Florida Primary Voter Guides

Bullsugar.org identified competitive primary races with a clear difference in candidates on the issue of stopping toxic algae discharges and restoring America’s Everglades. See exactly what questions were asked to candidates … Click here to read more

Golf legend Greg Norman bulldozes his $55M Jupiter Island mansion

From The Daily Mail: “Former world No 1 golfer Greg Norman has had his Jupiter Island mansion knocked down. The property, valued at $55 million, was put up for sale in 2016. Norman, known as The Shark, purchased ‘Tranquility’ for $4.9 million in 1991 … Click here to read more

Scientists say don’t eat fish caught near algae

From WPTV: “Scientists are warning the public not to eat fish caught near algae blooms because some species could have chemicals linked to Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease … Click here to read more

Harmony development, fire assessment on BCC agenda Tuesday

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Martin County commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a petition filed by Harmony Ranch to establish an independent Community Development District on 2,700 acres in Western Martin County for a 129-home residential development.  The public hearing will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. … Click here to read more

After dropping his pants at Target, he told cops his drugs were ‘blessed by God.’

From The Miami Herald: “Geoffrey Ian Mckelvey made quite a scene at a Target store in Stuart last week. The 53-year-old reportedly got into an argument with a fellow customer and then dropped his pants and told the person to kiss his naked behind … Click here to read more

Meet the candidate: Robert Levy, Florida Senate District 25

“To help inform voters ahead of the 2018 elections, the Editorial Board of TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers is asking candidates in local, state and national races to fill out this questionnaire. Here are the unedited answers from Dr. Rob Levy, candidate for Florida Senate District 25 … Click here to read more

Medical researchers’ outlook on toxic algae risks and precautions

From Bullsugar.org: “Don’t panic. Don’t swim in it. Don’t eat anything that does. Medical researchers who study cyanobacteria and its human health impacts delivered clear, candid advice to a live audience this week in Stuart. But that advice contradicted much of what the public is being told about Florida’s toxic algae blooms … Click here to read more

Sea lice reported along Florida beaches — everything you need to know

From ABC News: “A trip to the beach may leave you with an itchy rash as people are reporting cases of “sea lice” after a dip in Florida’s waters. Those affected experience an itchy, irritated rash — often with bumps and welts … Click here to read more

Sacrificing two kayaks and a Toyota for free speech

From The Tampa Bay Times: “Maggy Hurchalla joked this spring that all she could offer a billionaire who won a $4.4 million judgment against her after she exercised her free speech rights were ‘two kayaks and an aging Toyota.’ The billionaire didn’t laugh … Click here to read more

5 tips to get the most cool from your car air-conditioning

From Consumer Reports: “It’s summer and it’s hot, which means your car’s air-conditioning system is going to get a workout. But there’s an art to cooling your car correctly … Click here to read more