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Beach cleanups scheduled
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A Vero Beach man is making waves around Florida as he travels raising awareness of the health and cleanliness of one of the state's most valuable resources, water, and will be in his hometown this weekend. Justin Riney was born and raised in ...
School District to participate in summer food service program for children
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The School District of Indian River County will be participating in the summer food service program during the months of June, July and August. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when scho...
Elephant family explores Fellsmere
FELLSMERE -- The first residents of the National Elephant Center -- and their trunks -- arrived two weeks ago and are learning the lay of the land. A family of four African elephants, two adult females and two juvenile males, moved into their new home in Fellsmere on May 15 and have enjoyed the sunsh...
Emergency officials, volunteers practice hurricane drill
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Last week there were blue skies and a few rainclouds outside, but inside the Indian River County emergency operations center there was a whirlwind of activity. Local emergency responders participated in a statewide drill for a mock hurricane to practice administrative response ...
Sebastian woman charged with felonies garners national attention
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A Sebastian woman chose not to accept a plea offer from the state in a case regarding sexual activity between a minor female and an adult female, and the story of her case has made national news. Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, of Sebastian, was arrested on Fe...
Honoring our soldiers for their service
Fred Luhrs and Kathy Westerfield, of the American Legion Post 189 place a wreath during Monday's Ceremony. An estimated 1,000 people filled the memorial at Riverview Park Monday for the 2013 Memorial Day Observance. As time goes on, fewer and fewer World War II veterans take part in the annual event. The Sebastian ...
Graduation is a time to look both forward and back
They start as little babies. There they are, lying all helpless with their eyes closed tight, dreaming their dreams about nothing. Then you reach for them, and ever so gently pick them up and cradle them close so you can smell their special baby scent. Their eyes slowly open, they smile and reach out with their little hands and squeeze your finge...
How to stay safe in the water
TREASURE COAST -- Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don't know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll. "People tend to spend more t...
Honoring the fallen
Marine Sgt. Tyler Garrison places the wreath in the Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary Cenotaph Square during Monday's ceremony. An estimated 1,500 people gathered on Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary Monday morning to pay tribute to those who gave their lives to keep the United States and our allies free. Nearly ...
Indian Summer
The Vero Beach Fighting Indians tangled with the Dwyer Panthers in the Citrus Bowl Thursday evening for a Spring football match-up. Vero Beach's quarterback Carter Stanley (No. 2) tied the score 7-7 with six-minutes left in the first quarter. However, the Panthers never looked back as they went on to win 41-7....
GoLine relocates hub, begins route changes
VERO BEACH -- The Senior Resource Association's GoLine Transportation System will be relocating its main hub. As of June 3, the current hub behind the County Administration Complex will be relocated to Pro Flight Drive at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport until a new, permanent hub is constructed on 17th Street. In order to acc...
Need to know
Hurricane Expo, Home Show taking place June 8 The 10th annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo and Home Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in Vero Beach. More than 40 vendors are expected this year with products ranging from shutters, generators, roofing and new technology in hurricane preparation. The American Red Cross w...

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