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Haven for homeless could open in October
VERO BEACH -- With a new roof and room renovations quickly being completed, a transition housing facility for some local homeless people could be ready for clients in October. Camp Haven, the Indian River County nonprofit organization dedicated to providing temporary housing for adults without depe...
Fertilizer practices more stringent
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Be sure to check out that fertilizer before laying it down on your fruits, veggies and trees and flowering plants this next planting season. A new county-wide fertilizer ordinance nixes any use of fertilizer with phosphorous and calls for a halt of fertilizer with nitrogen fr...
Indians win opener
Vero Beach running back Jason Pierre (No. 20), left takes a handoff from quarterback Dalton Strokes (No. 10) and scores a first down early in the second quarter during the eighth annual Dollars for Scholars Football Classic in the Citrus Bowl Friday evening. The Fighting Indians beat the Sharks 42-7....
O'Malley brings 'Dodgertown' name back to sports facility
VERO BEACH -- Rebranding is nothing new to Craig Callan, but this newest rebranding effort has a lot of excitement for everyone involved. Last week, Mr. Callan, vice president of Vero Beach Sports Village and Peter O'Malley, former Los Angeles Dodgers president and current partner in a joint ventur...
Summit brings awareness to child abuse, neglect
TREASURE COAST -- The youngest victims of cyber-bullying, sexual predators and drug abuse are sometimes misunderstood... Their voices are sometimes quiet, muffled by fear and confusion. When these victims show signs of abuse it is up to teachers, parents and other adults to be able to read the sig...
Tunnel to Towers set for Sept. 7
Hundreds of runners cross the start/finish line for the start of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Riverside Park last September. More than 500 people signed up for last year's inaugural run which honors FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller who ran in full gear to the Twin Towers because of a traffic jam in the Brooklyn Ba...
Bio-fuels produced at commercial level in IRC
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River BioEnergy Center has taken recycling to a whole new level -- commercial-level bio-fuel creation. About a month ago, INEOS BIO announced that the Indian River BioEnergy Center is now producing cellulosic ...
A rough day for boaters
A private fishing boat tows a second fishing boat back through the entrance of Sebastian Inlet. On any given day, entering and leaving through the Sebastian Inlet can be a treacherous task for boaters who are not familiar with its rough water. Recently, three boats had to be towed back through the rough water by a ...
Upgrade technology know-how with IRSC
SEBASTIAN -- Northern Indian River County residents can go to the "old school" to get new schooling on computers and other technological skills thanks to Indian River State College. The Historic Sebastian School at 1235 Main Street in Sebastian is the home to several courses and programs offered by...
What a way to beat the summer heat
Five-year-old Kares Hasenauer of Sebastian takes a turn through the waterfall at the Sebastian Splash Pad. The sprays and streams of water are sure to please any child or adult wanting to beat the heat of summer. The Splash Pad is located south of Riverview Park and just west of the Veterans Memorial....
Museum brings the SEAL experience to life
TREASURE COAST -- When the threat of World War II loomed over the United States and it was evident that troops were going to head to Europe to support the efforts of Allies against Germany, an elite group of servicemen ascended on the beaches in Fort Pierce. Their mission was to level the ground a...
Teens, adults asked to take texting pledge
TREASURE COAST -- AT&T is adamant: No text is worth the risk while driving. It can wait. That's why they started the, "Texting and Driving... It Can Wait" campaign in 2009 that has since exploded into a nationwide movement. Since its inception, more than two million people have taken the pledge to refuse to ...
Sharks play hard in opener
Sebastian Sharks quarterback Sloan Drummonds (No. 7) hands off to running back Nick Cooper (No. 32) for a short gain late in the second quarter during the eighth annual Dollars for Scholars Football Classic in the Citrus Bowl Friday evening. Vero Beach won 42-7....
Month-long event to bring awareness to hunger
TREASURE COAST - How can 50 million people face hunger in a country that wastes billions of pounds of food? There is more than enough food in America to feed every man, woman and child, yet here on the Treasure Coast 100,000 people face hunger each and every week. In an effort to raise awareness about hunger in our region, the...
Need to know
Fishing Pier temporarily closed Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, the fishing pier located under the east end of Merrill Barber Bridge will be closed for ADA upgrades and surface repairs. This closure is anticipated to last up to 45 days. While the fishing pier is closed, no one will be permitted to access this area. Signs are currently in place at the ...

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