Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance January 2016 Meeting

From Sharon Lux via Cyndi Lenz

TCPA January Meeting : Solar Energy
Monday, January 25, 2016 6:30 PM

Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance January 2016 Meeting


Fort Pierce Garden Club

911 Parkway Drive

Fort Pierce FL  34954.
Come & join the activism moving forward in 2016. Fracking in Florida, Amendment 1 Issues, upcoming solar amendment and voter registration are some of the current issues being addressed by TCPA

Rest of the post is here is in my new space

Important Treasure Coast Events

Here are some events I think you guys will like. If you have anything else just  leave me a message at the bottom of the post  or if we are friends on Facebook or twitter hit me up there.  My email is This if for the Treasure Coast Only.

This month I’m looking for free Christmas meals and food or toys for kids who cannot afford. Contact me if you know of any.

If you have an important meeting or event coming up let me know.

Here are some agencies for Christmas meals and toys.

Save Our Children
Main address is 1611 Avenue D
Fort Pierce, Florida
Dial 772-466-8398
Children under the age of 61 can get one free toy. Any assistance is first come and served. Parents applying in Palm Beach are often single parents as well as families in poverty.

The Salvation Army
Multiple sites operate a Angel Tree Christmas program as well as regional Toys Shops. This allows a member of the community, whether in Palm Beach or St. Lucie County, to buy a gift for a child. The case managers at the Salvation Army will ensure the free present gets to a needy family. They also have Turkeys at Thanksgiving, thrift shops to buy games, and more. Various social services are run.

Palm Beach and Belle Glade Salvation Army centers are at 686-3530.
Martin County families can dial (772) 288-1471.
St. Lucie, there is a site in Fort Pierce (phone (772) 461-2899) and Vero Beach (dial (772) 978-0265)
Another Palm Beach Center is in Boca Raton (phone 561-391-1344) or Lake Worth (dial 561-968-8189).

In The Image of Christ
707 N 7th Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
A St. Lucie County based non-profit. Donations allow it to offer gifts and other assistance at Christmas.

Love and Hope in Action
Main address is 1760 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34992
For information, call 772-781-7002
This charity focuses it free holiday programs on Stuart County residents.

El Sol Jupiter’s Neighborhood – Resource Center
106 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458
Dial 561-745-9860
There may be stocking stuffers for children, food baskets at Christmas, toys, games, and holiday dinners.

December 2015

Thursday, Dec 17

Taco Shack in Stuart 2nd Anniversary. Taco Shark is a great supporter of a clean river and has yummy food

555 Colorado , Stuart, Florida

11 AM- 9 PM

December 19th

Winterfest2-9 PM

Supporting TYKES and TEENS

Activities include:
* Double Feature Movie (‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ at approx. 6pm, and our main feature: ‘ELF’ at approx. 7pm)
* Food Trucks
* Snow Machine at The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast ($4 admission)
* Sleigh rides
* Other games & activities

Any additional questions:
email or call 772-221-1430

Dec 19th

You are invited to watch the Democratic Presidential debate with fellow Treasure Coast Bernie Sanders supporters Saturday evening. There is no admission cost but space is limited. To attend, please RSVP here:

When: Saturday, December 19, 7:45- 10 PM.

Where: in the Legends Room at Duffy’s Sports Grill of Stuart South, 6431 SE Federal Hwy- south of Cove Rd.

Directions: Location is well marked on east side of Route 1 in south Stuart. From 95, take rt 76 (Kanner Hwy) about 0.5 miles north to Cove Rd (light), make right and travel east about 2.5 miles to rt. 1. Make right at light and Duffy’s is on other side about 1 mile south.

Dec 21,2016
Martin County DEC.  7 pm at the Martin County Democratic headquarters  at 948 SE Central Pkwy in Stuart.


Dec 25th (Please call and check time for dinner)

Mount Zion Church
Address is 4221 28th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967
Dial 772-562-6288
A Christmas Day dinner is served as part of Our Father’s Table Soup Kitchen.

The Source
1015 Commerce Avenue
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: 772-564-0202
Free Christmas meals are offered for families in poverty. Volunteers serve them and also collect toys. Companionship, counseling, and other support is arranged too.

Monday Dec 28th. Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance

1101 N. US Hwy 1 #328
Fort Pierce, Fl. 34950
Dec 28th
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Christmas Bird Count

Location: Hobe Sound Nature Center

Address: 13640 SE Federal Hwy


The Hobe Sound Nature Center is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual Jonathan Dickinson State Park Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 28th. Experienced and amateur birders are all welcomed.
This count is a part of the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, which began over a century ago and is held throughout the western hemisphere. To volunteer for the Jonathan Dickinson Bird Count, contact the Hobe Sound Nature Center at (772) 546-2067 or via our website at

Dec 28th to 30th
Night of Lights McKee Botanical Gardens
Vero Beach
Members free.

January 2016

January 12. Awake the State Treasure Coast. For more information go here.

Awake the State Treasure Coast

January 18,2016

Martin County DEC.  7 pm at the Martin County Democratic headquarters  at 948 SE Central Pkwy in Stuart.

January 30th

Port Salerno Seafood Festival

more info to come


The Blessing of The Fleet Flyer for 2016
“Demand Clean Water to Save Our River”


Feb 12-20

Martin County Fair

more info to come










If you call a politician a vulture isn’t that an insult to the vulture?

Here is the fabulous Sharon Lux from the Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance.

I love Protest Art!

I also love Vultures!


Vultures are defenders of the Environment. These are birds that have a job.

One of the main misconceptions about vultures is that they spread disease. This is absolutely untrue. In fact, the opposite is true… vultures actually prevent viruses, bacteria and other pathogens from spreading in the environment. A vulture’s stomach acid is a unique compound that not only allows the bird to ingest disease processes, but also removes said disease from the environment. Once a virus, bacterium or other type of disease goes into the vulture, it never comes back out! Vultures help stop the spread of rabies, anthrax, cholera, brucellosis and many other pathogens that could otherwise harm other wildlife and even humans!

Fun Fact: The Cherokee name for vulture means Peace Eagle – because unlike most meat eaters, vultures do not kill for food.

They don’t kill the alive. They only eat the dead.

Vultures are my spirit birds.


The Vulture is the symbol of death and rebirth, the mother symbol,
and represents purification.
For those with this totem,
you will be noticed more for what you do than how you appear.

Vulture or Condor
teaches us how to soar above our limitations.

The Vulture promises us that no matter
how difficult things are at the moment,
rescue and change are imminent.

“I learned that the turkey vulture’s wing span is approximately 6 feet wide (I can vouch for their incredible size from this animal soaring within 10 feet of me on my deck!). Their task in life is to clean up the mess, but an even more interesting aspect of the turkey vulture is that it is the only bird (or presumably only animal) whose feces is disease free. So the turkey vulture kindly cleans up dead carcasses or rotting flesh, then purifies them from any bacteria – making them perhaps nature’s most perfect cleansing animal. They struggle with take off and appear awkward in early flight, but once they are off the ground, they soar like eagles (often mistaken as such at a distance), and can fly for hours without ever flapping their wings, riding thermals and currents. The turkey vulture that appeared to me did absolute acrobatics around me, looping effortlessly in glorious flight.”

“Vultures are under state protection, therefore it is unlawful to shoot or harass them without a permit from the FWC.  If however, the vulture is tearing up a screen porch, or chewing up shingles or roofs, then you may want to consider scaring them with Pyrotechnics.  The Wildlife Services group of the United States Department of Agriculture at 352-377-5556 can provide more information.”


So in this video RIck Scott came to the locks and while he was there the vultures showed up and when he left they left.