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From clay to dough
VERO BEACH - In the Vero Beach Museum of Art, 2,000 pounds of reddish-brown clay will turn into thousands of green dollars to raise money for The Samaritan Center in Vero Beach. This year the Samaritan Center will celebrate 20 years of partnering with clay artists and local restaurants to raise ...
Potential Fellsmere shrimp farm earns jobs grant
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Two more local jobs grants were awarded to businesses last week by county officials in an attempt to aid economic development in the county. The two companies benefitting from the $202,000 award are Bridgevine, an existing local ...
Register pets for disaster shelter now
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Don't wait until disaster strikes to decide how to handle pet care, local Humane Society representatives said. Animal advocates stand firmly behind the slogan, "If you go, they go," but if leaving the county in the event of a disaster such as a storm isn't an option, a special p...
Local man honored with national award
TREASURE COAST - More than a decade ago, he retired here to the Treasure Coast to relax and "feel the sand between his toes." But his passion for the environment found Don Voss a second career, as well as national recognition when he received the Ocean Heroes Award in July. "It is quite exciting," Mr. Voss ...
Outdoor expo draws big crowd
Four-year-old Kent Valencia of Vero Beach is fascinated by the feel of a pine snake during the Florida Outdoors Expo at the Indian River County Fairgrounds Saturday. The event drew dozens of vendors from all over Florida selling just about anything for the outdoors. Even with the rain, Saturday's turnout was very g...
New body scanning device approved for jail
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Arrested individuals in Indian River County will soon be processed with a new, state-of-the-art body scanner. During the Aug. 21 county commissioners meeting, the board unanimously approved a $195,000 purchase by the Indian River County Sheriff's Office for a RadPro SECURPASS wh...
Expert: mosquitoes under control
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The official state bird is the mockingbird, and the state butterfly is a zebra longwing, but if there was a category for state bug, a mosquito would likely win the nomination. All mosquitoes start off in watery places and Indian River County is a popular place for those that lik...
Expo draws big crowd
Eight-year-old Connor Cherry shows his excitement during his ride on the AmeriCrush monster truck at the Florida Outdoors Expo at the Indian River County Fairgrounds. Despite the rain, hundreds of gun and outdoor enthusiasts were on hand....
Tornado damages 20 homes
VERO BEACH - A tornado on Monday damaged at least 20 homes west of Vero Beach, knocking the roof off one dwelling, authorities said. Jeff Luther, director of media relations for the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, said no injuries were reported. Most of the damaged homes, which were in several developments, were mobile homes, M...
Festival to highlight area birds
During the Aug. 21 county commissioners meeting, representatives for the inaugural Treasure Coast Birding Festival presented their event concept to the commissioners. Rather than focus on one area for the event, the festival organizers are planning tours to various bird-watching locations in the coun...
An article in the Sept. 24 edition of Vero Beach Hometown News incorrectly identified the firefighter for which the Tunnel to Towers race is based. The correct name is Stephen Siller. Hometown News regrets the error....

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