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Silent run honored Boston marathoners, families
VERO BEACH -- The morning sky was still dark and hearts were heavy, but the steady pounding of dozens of sneakers on pavement in Riverside Park showed Indian River County runners standing in solidarity with Boston Marathon runners who were blindsided with an attack last week. At 5:30 a.m. on April ...
Relay for Life of Indian River County to be held at high school
VERO BEACH -- Lace your sneakers and get ready to walk for a good cause, as the Relay for Life of Indian River County is held April 26 starting at 6 p.m. at the Vero Beach High School. The 18-hour event honors those struggling with cancer as well as those who have died from the disease. Opening ceremonies will take place at 6 ...
Gifford leaders: Shootings unacceptable
GIFFORD -- A regular community orientated policing enforcement meeting in Gifford highlighted dangerous shootings recently in the area. About 30 Gifford residents, community leaders and members of the Indian River County Sheriff's Office gathered at the Gifford Youth Activity Center on April 15 and t...
Enjoying the Florida sunshine at Jaycee Beach
Austin Kahn, left, of Fellsmere, goes up for the block from Scott Schramm of Vero Beach during practice at Jaycee Beach recently. The teams were practicing for upcoming Sandbox Volleyball tournament May 4-5 and June 8, in Vero Beach....
History is all around
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Sometimes it takes a look into the past to gain understanding about the present and a vision for the future. This year, 2013, marks the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's landing on Florida's eas...
Arcades close after bill signed
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- At the beginning of April, adult arcades across the county boasted full parking lots and happy patrons. Now, a few weeks after Governor Rick Scott signed the bill passed by lawmakers banning the arcades, the businesses sit quiet and empty. Approximately a dozen arcades in the county...
Community to give back to a 'giver'
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Friends of a local philanthropic architect are raising funds to help his family pay for medical bills in a musical concert this weekend. "Notes of Gratitude" will be held at Saint Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach on April 27. The ...
A happy reunion for Xuka
After searching 4-1/2 months for her dog Xuka, Vero Beach resident Stephanie Bailey sheds tears of joy right after the two are reunited at The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County last Monday. Bailey's neighbors, Vero Beach Animal Control and the Vero Beach Police Department joined the search fo...
'Flame of Hope' keeps burning
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Representatives from all the county's law enforcement agencies gathered once again for an annual torch run to help Special Olympics. For 30 years, the Law Enforcement Torch Run has touched almost every area of the state as the "flame of hope...
Celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day the right way
Jeff and Karley Krasnow, creators of Balls Go Round, help Alex Cason fill two used tennis balls with flower seeds and a bulb during the Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration Saturday in Riverview Park. The brother and sister team take hundreds of used tennis balls and reuse them in a numbers of ways like seeding pots, ja...
Fishermen hook new city lease agreement
SEBASTIAN -- With a new lease agreement, the Sebastian fishermen can get back to what they like to do best -- fish. After going back and forth in negotiations and discussions with Sebastian's City Council, the nonprofit Fisherman's Landing Sebastian now has a 10-year contract with a $1 per month leas...
Dinner will feature Florida attorney general
TREASURE COAST -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will be guest speaker at the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner, being held at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce. The public is invited to come and hear Ms. Bondi speak at the dinner. "We were fortunate to be able to have Ms. Bondi as the key...
Concerts at museum continue with cool jazz
The Vero Beach Museum of Art's Concert in the Park Series was blessed with great music and weather Thursday, April 11 in the Alice and Jim Beckwith Sculpture Garden. Nearly 200 jazz lovers brought lawn chairs to sit among the sculptures and listen to Soul Fege and friends. From left, Claudio Bernardi, drums, Dave M...
Take your first step here
Hello, everyone. It is said that the journey to end cancer starts with a single step. This weekend, hundreds of volunteers, cancer victims and their families will spend Saturday and Sunday at the Relay for Life of Indian River County taking their steps and doing their part to bring awareness to this horrible disease. I have lost too many of my fa...
Breaking waves in spring
David Fielding goes over the top while surfing at South Beach Thursday, April 11. Perfect weather and good waves drew dozens of surfers to South Beach Park in Vero Beach Thursday, April 11. South beach is a popular spot for surfing and skim and boogie boarding, not to mention sun bathing and volleyball. ...
Up & coming
College to host advanced technology careers open house May 2 Indian River State College is hosting a special Advanced Technology Open House on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. May 2. Students will learn about skills in the latest technologies available in the College's Advanced Technology Institutes. For more information about courses and degrees in emerg...
VERO BEACH -- In an article titled "Gardening is elementary," in the April 19 edition of Hometown News, a Vero Beach Elementary School art teacher and garden coordinator was misidentified. Wendy Alexander is in charge of the garden activities and uses the garden as a teaching tool for her students. Hometown News regrets any confusion the error ma...

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