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Hospital recognized for top-quality stroke patient care
VERO BEACH - An area hospital received a top award for stroke patient care this month. Indian River Medical Center is always improving on the services it offers and was recently recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association with a silver achievement recognition award fo...
Arts council to offer concierge services
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Cultural Council of Indian River County is implementing a new program to help residents and tourists get involved in arts activities throughout the year. The council will soon be offering a concierge service to the public, which will provide information and suggestions for r...
Spreading the word about breast cancer
Hundreds passed through the driveway of Indian River Medical Center's Cancer Center Friday for 'Break for Breakfast.' Free bagels, cream cheese and orange juice were given to those who came courtesy of Einstein Bros. Bagels in Vero Beach. The event fed nearly 500 people and provided information about fighting cance...
Vivacious defender of industry leaves indelible mark
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - George Hamner Sr. will always be remembered as a man who went the extra mile to protect the name and brand of a product that makes Indian River County internationally famous: citrus. Mr. Hamner, 88, was a World War II veteran, proud Indian River County resident and citrus busine...
Investigation continues into costs, benefits of health clinic
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The idea of a health clinic for Indian River County School District employees has the minds of the Indian River County School Board spinning, but they need more information before a decision can be made. The school board, minus b...
'Break for Breakfast' Friday
Theresa Woodson with the American Cancer Society, right, talks with Monica Pierini, a physician in internal medicine at Indian River Medical Center about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk during 'Break for Breakfast' held Friday at the Indian River Medical Center's Cancer Center. Volunteers handed out f...
Love of cars ties family to loved one
VERO BEACH - The sound of an engine cranking, the smell of motor oil and seeing car parts baking in the kitchen oven are just a few of the treasured memories Trish Velde has of her father, Jeff Velde. "My dad raced, worked with and sold cars. He knew everything there was t...
Art club holds show and sale
The Sebastian River Art Center was home to the fourth annual autumn art fest Saturday, Oct. 13. Many Sebastian River Art Club members were on hand to demonstrate technique and answer questions. Beve Bruffey of Sebastian, added highlights to a jungle painting she was working on. Club members have also painted nearly...
Groups seek to create 50-year plan for seven counties
TREASURE COAST - Residents of the tri-county area will have a chance to give input to planners of an economic development plan for Southeast Florida during public workshops this month and next. Martin, Indian River and St. Lucie counties will become the central focus as...
Getting the heart rate up
John Sammartano, a fitness instructor at Leisure Square, helps nearly 40 students loosen up tight joints and get their heart rates up in his low-impact, water aerobics class at Leisure Square Friday, Oct. 12. Leisure Square has added yearly passes to their list of payment options....
Voters' guide to 12 proposed state amendments
TREASURE COAST- Twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. They cover a broad range of issues, including allowing religious organizations to receive public funds, increasing homestead exemptions for new homebuyers, providing a tax break for disabled vet...
Up & coming
Buy soup, keep bowl The second annual Soup Bowl fundraiser for the Good Samaritan House will be held on Nov. 1 between 11:30 a.m. and 1p.m. at Indian River Charter High School, located at 6055 College Lane in Vero Beach. Soup bowls, as well as a delicious selection of soups, will be available. For more information, call (772) 567-6600, Ext. 124...

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