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Students give 'lip' in Vero Beach
VERO BEACH -- It was lights, camera and action last week in Vero Beach as a group of college students filmed a video in the very heart of downtown. A group of graduated Vero Beach High School students are the brains and creative team behind Dome Films, a produ...
Clean up the yard before storms threaten
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- While a hurricane-sized storm has yet to hit Vero Beach this season, officials say don't wait until the last minute to start preparing. Fortifying a house and yard for an onslaught of wind and rain are a very important part of hurricane preparedness, said Melissa Yunis, wildlif...
Making a difference -- Lauren's Way
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The spotlight is on "Lauren's Way" during the June 27 luncheon of the Vero Beach Christian Business Association. What started as seven-year-old Lauren Weaver spending her piggy-bank money to fill a shoebox with essentials for a homeless man has blossomed into a community-wide effort that provides hundred...
Summer reading fun at the library
Florida Library Youth Programs abound at the Indian River County libraries June 14 through Aug. 2. Science, fitness and adventure programs for grades 1-5, along with Summer Special Guest Series, will help keep summer fun. On June 21, Brent Gregory will bring his magic to the main library and Kate Carpenter builds c...
Chamber offers seminar on health care reform
SEBASTIAN -- Employers looking for more information on the patient protection and the affordable care act of federal health care reform can have their questions answered in Sebastian later this month. The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a three-part seminar series on health care r...
12 weeks of summer
Sponge Bob Square Pants joined M. J. Wicker and his son Mac at Mulligan's Beach House for Mulligan's 12-Weeks of Summer program, Thursday, June 13. Every week, 10-percent of the proceeds from 5-8 p.m. will be donated to a local charity. Big Brothers Big Sisters were this week's recipient....
Residents speak out against selling cemetery
VERO BEACH -- Summer in Florida inevitably means rainstorms, humidity and budget discussions on keeping costs down in the city. One of the options on the table for the 2013-14 budget year is to sell the city-owned cemetery, but some residents are strongly opposed to the idea. Crestlawn Cemetery is lo...
Clearing the way for future games
Work began last week on replacing the football field in the Citrus Bowl. William Hempstead, of Timothy Rose Contracting, uses a front-end loader to remove the old sod. Three new practice fields are also being graded between the Citrus Bowl and the Freshman Learning Center along with a new parking area and pick-up z...
FCAT scores show mixed results
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Partial results of the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment reveal some gains and some setbacks in overall scores in the Indian River County school district. High points in the results include increases in individual school scores and high rankings statewide. Among the release...
Chamber targets drive markets to boost tourism
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Allison McNeal, director of tourism for Indian River County Chamber of Commerce joined forces with Adie Ward from Vero Beach Sports Village to attend The Villages Travel Expo, which was attended by an estimated 3,000 residents of the central Florida retirement community. Representing all local tourism-re...
Learning about fishing
Youth from the Boys and Girls Club were treated to a day of fishing and basic boating safety from the Vero Beach Power Squadron recently. The youth began the morning event by being fitted with Personal Floatation Devices and hearing boating safety information. Prizes were awarded for catching the most fish...
Need to know
Free RADKIDS Class The Vero Beach Police Department is hosting a RAD Kids class this summer from July 8-12. This is an opportunity for your kids to learn how to protect themselves against "bad" strangers and dozens of other personal safety topics. This is a free class. The class is Monday through Friday for 90 minutes each day. Students are exp...

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