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Children's librarian set to retire
SEBASTIAN -- The month of May will mark two large milestones in the life of the North Indian River County library in Sebastian. This month, the library will turn 30 years old, and a beloved children's librarian will retire after a little more than 27 years on the job. Shirley Wolstenholme, affectionately known as "Mrs. W." by ...
All arcades in the county are closed
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Local law enforcement has reported that all the adult arcades in Indian River County have closed as a result of new state legislation banning the games within the establishments. Sgt. Thomas Raulen, public information officer with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, said ...
Man charged with arranging sex with a minor posts bail
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A Port St. Lucie man employed in Indian River County arrested and charged with two felonies relating seeking sex from a minor posted a $500,000 bond and was released from Indian River County Jail on May 3. Undercover detectives arrested and charged Jerry Norman, 47, with travel...
Getting ready for summer 4-H programs
Indian River County 4-H Foundation members from left, Laurie Young, Sam Adams, Erin Arena, Jacque Stevens Christine DeBraal, Jennifer Seton, 4-H Foundation president, Maggie McCain, past president, Lindsay Adams, IRC 4-H Youth Development Agent, Barbara Langdon and Sandy Bass. Members and supporters of the Indian R...
Blessing the animals at the Humane Society
Staff member Kelvin Chupina, holds 'Baily,' a 9-year-old blind cocker spaniel mix, while The Rev. Christopher Rodriguez blessed him Saturday. For more than 25 years, people have gathered with their pets at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County for the annual Blessing of the Animals. In the beginn...
Shelter could halt receiving medically-challenging pets
SEBASTIAN -- If a veterinary bill for a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter isn't paid up by June 1, the shelter may have to stop taking in animals in need. Since 2006, HALO Rescue in Sebastian has partnered with Florida Veterinary League to care for the medical needs of animals brought into the shelter and ...
Senior housing facility changes hands
SEBASTIAN -- By the River, a nonprofit independent living facility for low-income seniors is now under new management, but its mission will remain constant. The facility is dedicated to providing a place for low-income and frail seniors outside of a nursing hom...
Everyone asked to "Stamp Out Hunger"
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- On May 11, your letter carrier is asking all the residents of the Treasure Coast to put a special package in the mail, one that will help feed people living in their own community. It's all part of the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, organized every year by the National Associat...
Event to focus on lifestyle choices for youth
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Middle-school and high school students are invited to participate in an interactive event with information that could shape their lives for the better. The Indian River County Health Department, the Gifford Youth Activity Cente...
Enjoying a love for Star Wars
From left, Matthew Button, 12, dressed as a Jawa and his father Paul Button, of Sebastian, dressed as Tusken Raider, attend Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 4, at Famous Faces and Funnies in Melbourne. The Buttons are part of the 501st Legion, an international organization dedicated to the construction and weari...
College graduates largest class to date
TREASURE COAST -- There were tears, and there was laughter. And that was just in the stands. On a cloudy Saturday morning on May 4, Indian River State College graduated its largest class to date at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Family and friends from St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee co...
Vero girls 'Domin8' state championships again
On Saturday, May 4, the Lady Indians won their eighth consecutive state championship. In this photo, the Vero Beach High School girls' lacrosse team celebrated their 13-12 victory over St. Anthony's High School varsity lacrosse team Wednesday, April 3 during the Duel on the Dunes tournament in the Citrus Bowl. The Friars, from Melville ...
Up & coming
Everyone asked to "Stamp Out Hunger" on May 11 The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers will be conducted Saturday, May 11. Stamp Out Hunger is the nation's largest single-day food drive. Recommended items include canned meats, soup, fruit, vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, beans, tomato-ba...

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