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Volunteers needed for Special Olympic teams
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Special Olympics of Indian River County is looking for more volunteers to help with summer and fall recreation activities, especially golf. The local Special Olympics group is currently running summer programs for swimming, golf and softball, but the one thing they are missing ...
Get ready to celebrate
A rather tall Uncle Sam made his way along Indian River Drive during Sebastian's Fourth of July Parade last year. This year's event will start with a 5K Run, the annual parade at 8:30 a.m. followed by a full day of food, music and crafts in Riverview Park and ending with fireworks that evening. Vero Beach celebrates the Fourth beginning...
Kids can get hands-on pet-care training
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The popularity of the summer children's programming at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County could lead to extra classes added to the end of the summer and early fall, staff said. Spots are quickly filling up for the summer programs but a few classes are stil...
Summertime practice session
Members of the Vero Beach High School Marching Band's drum corps practice for the upcoming marching season. From left, Caden Clinton, Ryan Zerege and Alex Smith practice on quad drums. A full band camp begins on the practice field north of the Citrus Bowl July 29 with a marching band program for family and friends ...
Arcades reopen to entertain
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- After closing temporarily to comply with state laws, two adult arcades in Indian River County have reopened with a slightly different business mindset. Instead of providing digital slot-machine style arcade games and other games where players can win prizes of gift cards or cas...
IRSC offers hospitality course in Vero Beach
VERO BEACH -- Indian River State College and a number of partners are bringing hospitality courses back to Indian River County. The county has 778 establishments identified to be in the leisure and hospitality industry and currently 5,612 people are employed in that sector, according to statistics by...
To the beat of his own drum
Clinician Brett Kuhn works with members of the Eau Gallie Marching Band during the ninth annual Treasure Coast Percussion Camp in Vero Beach Wednesday, June 19. Schools from all over the Treasure Coast gathered for a week of intense training in the percussive arts....
Center expands recovery support program
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Thanks to funding from the Indian River Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund and the Walter and Lalita Janke Charitable Foundation, the Substance Awareness Center purchased a second home to expand their Transitional Living Program for women in early recovery from drugs and alcohol. The program primaril...
Council to stop proclamations for religious-based organizations
VERO BEACH -- Proclamations authorized by the Vero Beach City Council may no longer be made to religious organizations. After comments by the Vero Beach mayor and vice mayor in the June 4 council meeting about withholding their signatures from a proclamation based on personal convictions and the more...
Enjoying the beauty of the water lilies
McKee Botanical Garden held its Ninth annual Water Lily Celebration Saturday, June 15. More than 350 people, many armed with cameras, were on hand to capture the beauty only water lilies can produce. Classes on growing and photographing water lilies along with children's activities, garden antiques flea market and ...
Adult education classes offered this summer
Do your dreams involve obtaining your high school diploma? If you answered yes, adult education can help. Don't wait; pass the general education diploma test by December 2013. Finish the test now so you won't have to retake the parts you've already passed. We offer GED preparation classes and the GED test. The classes are des...
Need to know
Jobs grant analysis A recent analysis of the county's local jobs grant program demonstrates that this incentive to grow jobs in Indian River County has been a success. The Jobs Grant Program was created to provide financial incentives for "Targeted Industries" to locate or expand within Indian River County and is included in the county's economic...

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