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Exhibit is first of its kind
Jay Williams, Vero Beach Museum of Art Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, explains the concept of the new exhibit called Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic to Lisa Angell, left and Willie Miller Friday afternoon. The exhibit, in the Schumann and Titelman Gallery, is the first exhibit at the...
Speed signs on the way
SEBASTIAN -- The Florida Department of Transportation has promised signs indicating a lower speed in portions of U.S. 1 in Sebastian is on the way. From Jackson Street to County Road 512 eastbound the new speed will be 35 miles per hour. The signs will be slight...
Boat ramp renovations at a standstill
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Any changes to the road and small boat ramp at the eastern end of Oslo Road have come to a complete standstill while the county awaits a ruling about a petition filed against the county's project. An administrative judge has yet to be assigned to he...
Up close with the life of the estuary
After Hands Across the Lagoon and the skies cleared Saturday, about 200 people celebrated National Estuary Day with the Environmental Learning Center, the Pelican Island Audubon Society and the Indian River Land Trust Participant went canoeing, dip netted in the pond and planted red mangrove propagules....
New youth group to start meeting in Vero Beach
INDIAN RIVER -- For those who have grown up in the area and identify with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning community, there are few places to voice your opinions, feel safe or meet new people. When Hil Laguna moved from South Florida six months ago, she discovered the lack...
Holding hands for a cause
About 400 concerned citizens joined the Indian River Land Trust, the Environmental Learning Center and the Pelican Island Audubon Society and gathered on the Wabasso Causeway Bridge for Hands Across the Lagoon Saturday, Sept. 28....
New fiscal year takes effect
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The new fiscal year is underway and all of the governing boards in Indian River County have gotten their 2013-14 budgets finalized and their property tax rates set. Some groups sought to increase revenue, while others held the li...
Winners of weight loss surgery contest excited for the future
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Two weight loss surgery contest winners are preparing for positive lifelong changes to their eating habits. Anna Vasquez, 30, of Port St. Lucie and Rachael Blizzard, 27, of Fort Pierce, were the winners of Sebastian River Medical Center's weight loss contest, carried out on Ri...
School board explores new building costs
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Portable heaters and rat traps in rooms does not make for a safe working environment and so a new administration building for the school district is in order, school board members said last week. During a school board workshop on Sept. 24, the board members...
Showing support
Members of the Vero Beach High School Surf Club gathered for their first conservation assignment Saturday on the Barber Bridge. From left, Brittany Gage, Hope Bahner, Jacob Kendall, J. P. Granath, Surf Rider President, John Reynolds, Vice President, Matt Reynolds, Chairman and Taylor Woods show their support....
Nonprofits invited to submit for annual grant
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- In 1999, Rossway Moore Swan, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, originated from the desire to establish a diversified law firm to serve the ever evolving needs of the Treasure Coast. The founding partners have built a firm that combines a wide array of legal services with an emphasis on efficiency, cost ef...
Canteen program expands
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Salvation Army of Indian River County has announced that its Mobile Feeding Canteen Program has expanded into North Indian River County with the formation of the North County Hunger Relief Coalition. In February 2013, Council Member Andrea Coy from Sebastian was approached by the Salvation Army for i...
Joining hands for the lagoon
More than 500 citizens gathered on the Barber Bridge Saturday for Hands Across the Lagoon. Various environment groups were on site to remind drivers and passers-by about the importance of cleaning up and preserving the Indian River Lagoon for future generations. From left, the Florida Institute of Technology Crew M...
Hospital sponsors day of health, wellness education
SEBASTIAN -- The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Sebastian River Medical Center invites members of the community to attend a free health & wellness education event on Saturday, Oct.26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverview Park in Sebastian. There will be free screenings offered, including cholesterol and blood suga...
Getting a closer view
Gavin Compton, 19-months-old, peers over the side of the Touch Tank with his dad Noah during the Hands Across the Lagoon and National Estuary Day Saturday at the Environmental Learning Center....
Chamber offers leadership program
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Leadership Indian River County is a community leadership program offered by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce starting in January 2014. The seven-session training program will bring together a cross-section of the community, for a hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of our community. Participant...
Need to know
Soccer shoot-out scheduled The Sebastian Elks lodge will hold its annual Soccer Shoot on Oct.19, from 9 a.m. - noon. The soccer shoot will take place at the Sebastian Soccer Field just north of the North County pool. All boys and girls through the ages of 13 and from Sebastian are invited to come and participate in the soccer shoot. Participa...

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