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Nonprofit looks for energy savings for the community
SEBASTIAN -- An energy conservation home makeover could be as close a telephone call away. The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce recently provided a nonprofit organization with space in their building to run a satellite office to help residents and business owners evaluate their energy efficie...
A flight back in time
The Flagship Detroit, an American Airlines DC-3, spent some time in Vero Beach for Aviation Day March 2. As soon as you step aboard the 1937 Douglas DC-3, you step back into an aviation era long since gone. Twenty area residents got to experience flying on one America's first passenger airliners with a trip around ...
Brush fire closes interstate
A 60-acre brushfire closed both the north and southbound lanes of I-95 Wednesday, March 6 for several hours. The fire was contained mostly to property in Indian River County. Equipment and manpower included four engines and five brush trucks from Indian River County, one engine, one tanker, two brush trucks and a c...
Negotiations could continue with bus union despite strike vote
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Despite a vote two weeks ago to strike by public transit union members, the GoLine bus systems have continued to run as scheduled. Disputes about wages have brought negotiations on a three-year contract to a standstill, leaving the public transportation system reliability a que...
Celebrating wildlife this weekend
Hello, everyone. While the weather is holding up, go ahead and enjoy the great outdoors. There's a lot going on in Sebastian for you to enjoy. If you have always wanted to know more about the birds that love this area as much as we do, head over to the Riverview Park in Sebastian on March 16. There a bird tour led by David Simpson for the Pelican...
Art lovers unite under the oaks
Deidra Owens, of Sebastian, admires the hand blown glass ornaments during the 62nd Annual Under the Oaks Saturday in Riverside Park. Thousands of art lovers filled the park March 8-10 to see some of the finest art from around the world....
Community supports dog therapy mission
VERO BEACH -- A puppy park is staying open for another year and a training center campaign is underway, thanks to generous community members. After a few weeks of an uncertain future, Dogs for Life of Vero Beach, a nonprofit organization focused on improving...
Team celebrates 100 straight wins
Vero Beach's Hannah Pridemore (No. 1) takes a shot to Martin County High School's goal during their match-up Feb. 27 at the Citrus Bowl. Vero Beach won 20-4. Recently, the Vero Beach girl's team reached a milestone of 100 straight in-state wins. The girls are scheduled to play McDonough, the number one girl's lacro...
Commissioners attempt to keep negotiations with sports village alive
VERO BEACH -- In a series of votes during the March 5 county commission meeting, commissioners tried to keep negotiations with the operators of Vero Beach Sports Village alive, but the results left neither party very excited. Commissioners Wesley Davis and Peter O'Bryan made the motions that led to c...
Contestants from all over the state to vie for Ms. Senior Florida
TREASURE COAST -- In just a week, 20 ladies will vie for the state title of Ms. Senior Florida, the first time the pageant has come to the Sunshine State. Twenty contestants, ranging in age from 60 to 88 years old, will grace the stage of the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March ...
Honoring St. Patrick with a parade
The Fourth Annual Vero Beach Elks/Indian River St. Patrick's Day Parade made its way north on 14th Avenue Saturday with all of the pomp and circumstance befitting the patron Saint of Ireland. Carolyn Dole sports an American Flag in her hair and waves as the Palm Beach Pipes and Drums piped in step for the crowd....
Spring time means fun time
Hello, everyone. With the clocks now moved ahead and everyone operating on an hour less sleep, we all need to draw strength to keep going this week. If you need help, head over to the Emerson Center on March 20. That's where Roz Savage will be there at 7 p.m. to talk about her book "Rowing the Atlantic." This woman realized in her 30s that her li...
Annual art show draws big crowds
Thousands of art lovers filled Riverside Park March 8-10 for the 62nd Under the Oaks Fine Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the Vero Beach Art Club. Each year, only the finest artists from around the world are invited to attend this prestigious event. This year more than 200 artists were on hand. Proceeds from the ...
Up & coming
Workshop to focus on sales tax The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with SCORE will present the workshop "Understanding Florida Sales Tax" from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 20 at the Chamber of Commerce, 1216 21st St. Register at www.treasurecoast.score.org. Call the Chamber office at (772) 567-3491, Ext. 110 for informatio...

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