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Animal shelter lands 'Peticaid' grant
TREASURE COAST -- A legislation idea conceptualized by group of middle-schoolers inspired a winning grant for the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County. Janet Winikoff, education director for the Indian River County animal shelter wrote a "Peticaid" grant that was recently approved f...
Air Show returns, draws thousands
Aerobatic superstar Skip Stewart wowed the crowd with a wild sideways, 45-degree takeoff. The first Vero Beach Air Show in nearly 20 years returned to the Vero Beach Municipal Airport last weekend to the delight of aerial enthusiasts across the Treasure Coast....
By the early morning light...
Approximately 1,000 volunteers fanned out across Indian River County on Saturday, Sept. 21 to pick up hundreds of pounds of trash from local beaches and the Indian River Lagoon during the Ocean Conservancy 28th annual International Ocean Cleanup. According to the organizer, Keep Indian River Beautiful, Treasure Coa...
Beachside half-marathon taking place Oct. 12
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The fifth annual Beachside Half Marathon will take place Oct.12th at Riverside Park, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach. Day-off registrations will be accepted. Race time is 7 a.m. and check in begins at 6 a.m., with an energetic w...
More than just a 'tail wagging' good time
Mrs. Winikoff, above, checks to see if, from left, Steven Nar, 3, Gabriel Rivera, 3 and Christopher Rattiger, 4, can stay still if a dog came to check them out. Janet Winikoff, director of education at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, paid a visit to Operation Hope on Friday to teach the ch...
Law enforcement: Road safety comes first
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Cellphones are an integral part of society, but they don't belong in your face while driving and now it is officially illegal to text and drive. On Oct. 1, texting while driving became illegal in Florida as a secondary offense, and is an...
Dog safety class
Emilin Rojas shows the technique for how to stand like a tree....
Newly approved budgets are active
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- October marks the first month in the 2013-14 fiscal budget year cycle for many governing boards in Indian River County. Some boards expect to see revenue increase on ad valorem taxes, either through rate increases or a slight rise in property values. Here is a roundup of what...
Constructive afternoon at the library
Eight-year-old Ryan Sevcik, right, admires the boat and trailer made by 6-year-old Noah Valente. The Indian River County Main Library offers many classes for young and old alike, from chess to story time. On Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., the library offers the Lego Club. Last Thursday's club met for a wild time of buildi...
Sheriff's office civilian employee resigned before arrest
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Ramon Gottfreid, 54, resigned from his position as a civilian corrections assistant within hours of being arrested Oct. 2 for exposure of sexual organs. A detective observed Mr. Gottfreid in the men's restroom at Treasure Shore County Park, 11300 A1A, exposing his genitals in a manner consistent with one s...
Playing with a new look
Tanya McCauley's smile goes well with her court jester mask. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is known for its fine art, distinguished lecture series and beautiful sculptures both inside and out. Recently, a few friends gathered in the museum store and began trying on masks. Within a few minutes, the friends could no l...
Incoming vice-president receives award
VERO BEACH -- Brady Ballard has been honored as 2013 Florida State League Executive of the Year for his work with the Daytona Cubs. Mr. Ballard was recently named vice president, Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach by President and CEO Peter O'Malley. Mr. Ballard, the former general manager of the Daytona Cubs for the past four ...
Finding the humor in everything
Donna Kisoun, left, gets help from Tanya McCauley to find the perfect mask in the Vero Beach Museum of Art's store....
State parks open for visitors
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- For as long as the federal government shuts its doors and its coffers, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge will also be closed. A day trip to Sebastian Inlet State Park, a crui...
Plea agreement sets new life course for jailed adult teen
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A plea deal will keep an Indian River County underage sex case from going to trial. Last week, Kaitlyn Hunt, 19, accepted a plea deal from the state attorney's office that will include jail time until Dec. 20, probation, community control, community service and reduced charge...
Fighting Indians take on Cobras
Fort Pierce Central High Cobra's Alkuawn Wickers (No. 7) holds the ball for Danny Garcia (No. 85) to kick as the Vero Beach's Marquis Morgan, (No. 93), jumps, blocking the field goal attempt at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce on Friday Oct. 4. Fort Pierce Central won with a final score of 27-21....
Need to know
A Day of Health and Wellness 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 sugar, ...

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