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Students cycle to school
SEBASTIAN -- Nearly 200 feet pedaled down Powerline Road in Sebastian during National Bike to School Day on May 8. Sebastian Elementary School in Sebastian was the only school in Indian River County and one of 57 in the state to formally participate in the inaugural national bicycle safety emphasis d...
''DNA' dots stamped on property could prevent theft
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The swipe of a pen with ink invisible to the naked eye could be a big help in solving theft crimes, local law enforcement said. CopDots is the newest tool property owners can arm themselves with against thieves, said Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar. "We support this ...
Hurricane season is coming
Hometown News Hurricane Guides will be inserted in papers for May 24. Copies will also be available at the Treasure Coast Square mall in Jensen Beach for the Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, May 18, to help residents prepare for hurricane season, which begins June 1.
Homestead exemption for seniors up for debate
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Discussion about offering an additional homestead exemption to qualified seniors in Indian River County will move forward in the county commission chambers, but it isn't likely to make it into the county ordinances. During the May 7 Indian River County commissioners meeting, co...
Stamping out hunger
Ronnie Cravenho loads food onto a pallet for distribution as part of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. For the past 21 years, The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has helped feed those in need in our community. This year, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers on 94 routes in Vero Beach, will gather food ...
Merit award given to four students
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The 2013 Congressional Medal of Merit was awarded to a handful of Indian River County students earlier this month. Samuel Moore, a graduating senior at Saint Edward's School, was one of four students granted the award based on outstanding academic achievement, commitment to the...
Four arrested in largest Treasure Coast meth lab bust
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- All four people arrested on charges of creating methamphetamine last week are still incarcerated at the Indian River County Jail. The Indian River County Multi Agency Criminal Enforcement unit arrested three men and one woman on May 9 in what is being hailed as one of the Treas...
Celebrating life, sharing hope
Survivors take a lap around the field as supporters applaud. The familiar purple and white balloon archway greeted more than 250 people as 27 teams gathered in Riverside Park Friday evening for the 2013 Relay for Life of the Beaches. As one person put it, it doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, c...
Students are making a difference in Indian River County
Hello, everyone. With the constant barrage of information about everything that kids these days do wrong, it's refreshing to hear about students that go out of their way to make a difference in their school and their community. Mary Burkins, with the Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County, let me know recently of the work the students ...
Helping feed those in need
Madge Sweet, left and Barbara Pearce fill a cart with food to be packaged in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive....
Hometown News takes 13 awards in national, state contests
The results are in from not one, but two newspaper competitions, and Hometown News brought home a combined total of 13 awards. "These awards illustrate the dedication and commitment the Hometown News team has, not only to their customers, but to the community as well," said Lee Mooty, general manager of Hometown News. "We look forw...
Up & coming
Fishing tournament taking place this weekend The Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation will hold its 37th annual Blue Water Open Dolphin Mania Charity Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 18, at 6:30 am. The fish weigh-in takes place by 4:30 p.m. at Fort Pierce City Marina, where awards will be presented at 5 p.m. The Treasure Coast-wide dolp...

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