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Scrub jay habitat needs clearing
SEBASTIAN -- Scrub jays, Christmas and clean energy don't normally go together in a conversation, except when you're talking with Jane Schnee of Sebastian. Ms. Schnee owns a 10-acre parcel on Barber Street in Sebastian, about half a mile west of U.S. 1, across from ...
County bids adieu to major public servant
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A slightly damp, white handkerchief made its appearance more than once last week during the county commission meeting where Commissioner Gary Wheeler said his goodbyes. During the Nov. 6 meeting, fellow commissioners and members of the pub...
Art for Animals returns to Vero
Bob Bugarella admires the 'My Kitty' oil painting by Judy Dixom at the Art for Animals show and sale at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County last November. The nearly 200 pieces of art were of animals both wild and domestic. This year's event is open to the public Nov. 24-25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m....
A prestigious honor
The Humane Society recognized Hometown News photographer Cliff Partlow as an outstanding individual for his commitment to the animals of Indian River County....
Piper announces new partnership
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- After 75 years, Piper Aircraft is still building its customer base and creating new fans of its aircraft. During the 75th anniversary celebration of Piper's beginnings earlier this month, administrators announced a partnership with the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbour...
Seniors tour Festival of Trees
Area seniors were invited to tour the 2012 Festival of Trees at the Agnes Wahlstrom Playhouse & Anne Morton Theatre at Riverside Children's Theatre Friday. Mary Lee Riley, Willie M. Green and Julia Brown of the Gifford Youth Activities Center, stopped to admire one of the many fully decorated trees on hand....
Sports village brings in more tourist dollars than last year
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Vero Beach Sports Village's success directly translates into dollars for Indian River County, a new study shows. The Treasure Coast Sports Commission completed an economic impact study on the effect of Vero Beach Sports Village on Indian River County and found that since Decemb...
Special Equestrians teach self-confidence
Lauren LaFortune shows her dexterity on a horse, while volunteer Billi Wagner assists during her rides at the Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast Thursday morning. The special equestrians teach balance and self-confidence to those with physical, mental and emotional handicaps. For more information call (772) ...
Public input on electric utility sale delayed
VERO BEACH -- A voter referendum on selling the municipal electric utility to Florida Power & Light isn't completely off the table. In a 3-2 vote, the Vero Beach City Council tabled Councilman Dick Winger's motion to include a provision on a possible voter referendum in the sales and purchase agreeme...
Gaining new skills
Tiffany McLaughlin takes the bridle off Philly after her therapy ride at the Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast Riding Center last Thursday. Mrs. McLaughlin is in training to be a certified member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. For more information, call (772) 532-3299 or go to ...
Festival fun
Jennifer Jensen watches as her husband, Eric, soars like the man of steel on the cliff hanger ride at the 48th annual St. Helen's Harvest Festival Thursday evening at the Vero Beach Sports Village....
Up & coming
Christmas dinner, dance planned The EL-DOEs of Sebastian Elks Lodge 2714 will hold their annual "Toys For Tots" Christmas dinner and dance on Dec. 1. The festivities start with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bring an unwrapped toy or toys for needy children. Tickets are available for $12.50 per person in the Elks lounge, located...
The elusive catch
Victor Plumbo of Sebastian walks the sea wall at Wabasso Causeway Park in hopes of pulling in a big one recently....

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