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Veteran: Remember those who fought for freedom
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- While in combat, they may be green, tan or black, but the colors they fight for and are willing to die for are red, white and blue, and they deserve to be honored and remembered. After his freshman year at Pennsylvania State University in 1942, Jack Grossett joined the U.S. Arm...
Pressing a button to launch into the history books
VERO BEACH -- From a young age, all he wanted to do was fly. Vincent Johnston, 88, of Vero Beach, accomplished his dream and more during his long and varied career, including sending other objects into the sky and beyond. When he was just 15, he graduated from high school in Newport News, Va., a...
Golf tournament to benefit family of fallen officer
PORT ST. LUCIE -- After a tragic day in February, a community gathered together to support the family of a fallen St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Sergeant, fatally wounded in the line of duty. As the family of Sgt. Gary Morales begins to heal, the community continues to show their generosity a...
Sending some love to those who serve our country
From left, Lorraine Rego, Jane Miles and Andrea Moore wrap cookies to ship overseas to soldiers Thursday, June 20. The ladies of Cookies For Soldiers gathered to package and ship 17 boxes of homemade and store bought cookies to troops stationed in Afghanistan and at the base at Guantanamo Bay. Every third Thursday,...
Couples remember 'for better or for worse'
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Countless movies, books and plays have been written about the indescribable, yet very real state of being in love, but what happens after the honeymoon period wears off? Conrad "Mickey" Kusel and Marti Kusel say that is where the work begi...
Law enforcement increases use of social media
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Local law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of technology and free communication systems to keep residents informed about crime and public safety in greater numbers than ever before. The Indian River County Sheriff's Office rece...
Never too young to learn how to save lives
Twelve-year-old Finn Murphy, left, is helped from the water in a mock rescue by Kyle O'Connor also 12 Friday, June 21. For the past 23 years, area students ages 9-17, have learned about water safety and what it's like to be a lifeguard in the Indian River County Junior Lifeguard Program. The two-week session teache...
Chamber tourism division promotes local vacation packages
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River County hoteliers and attractions are teaming up with Indian River County Chamber of Commerce to promote special discounts and packages exclusively offered to Indian River County residents. Relaxing vacations close to home, but far from ordinary are the focus of these special "stay-cation" va...
Study shows jobs grants pay for themselves, boost economy
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Incentives to increase working opportunities in Indian River County have been greatly successful in the past five years, a report showed. An analysis by Bill Schutt, senior economic development planner for the Indian River County community development department, documented 16 ...
In training
Twelve-year-old junior lifeguard Kyle O'Connor sprints to the water for a mock rescue during Indian River County Junior Lifeguard Program....
Skaters, find and grind your way to Tradition
TRADITION -- When marathon participants gear up for the big event, most don't think about packing their skateboard. However, for an elite group of long-distance participants, that's the first thing they grab. Donkboard.com and the International Distance Skateboard Association will host a skateboard marathon on July 20 in ...
Indian River State College will not increase tuition and fees
TREASURE COAST -- Due to careful financial planning, tuition costs and fees at Indian River State College will remain the same for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. The College's operating budget of $83.9 million was approved by the District Board of Trustees on June 25 without increasing tui...
Congratulations, Wildcats
The Treasure Coast Wildcats 10u team recently participated in the AAU National Championships week long tournament at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports. Some of the top teams from across the country and Puerto Rico were there competing for the title. The Wildcats battled all week and came home with third place bronze m...
Need to know
Celebrate the Fourth Sebastian's Fourth of July festivities begin with a 5K run, followed by a parade that will travel along Indian River Drive starting at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a full day of food, music and crafts in Riverview Park and ending with fireworks that evening. Vero Beach celebrates the Fourth beginning at 4 p.m. in Riverside Pa...

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