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Emergency feeding program starved for funds
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A program many seniors returning home from hospitalizations rely on to help them through the first weeks of recovery is in crisis mode. The Senior Resource Association's emergency meals on wheels program, funded entirely by grants from local philanthropic organizations and pr...
Municipalities weigh in on electronic cigarettes
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Several governing board in Indian River County are raising concerns about e-cigarettes and a rising trend to market them to underage students. The Sebastian City Council has released notice of a public hearing for an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes and ...
Getting a healthy, early start
Hundreds of runners make their way across the start/finish line to begin this year's Beachside Half Marathon. More than 300 runners got up before the sunrise Saturday morning for the Beachside Half Marathon to benefit the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition. The 13.1-mile-event started and ended at Riversid...
Health clinic a no-go with school board stalemate
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A tie vote by the Indian River County School Board effectively leaves a proposed health care clinic for school district employees off the table. The $1.2 million proposal would have granted CareHere, a healthcare organization based in Nashville, the right to be a third-party ...
Homecoming shows school's spirit
The Vero Beach High School Fighting Indians Marching Band marched proudly down 16th Street for the homecoming parade. A dozen or so floats carrying football players, cheerleaders and various clubs and organizations followed the Fighting Indians marching band and the VBHS symphonic band east on 16th Street, past fam...
Children recovering from stab wounds
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Two children are recovering from physical injury and their stepfather is behind bars. Keith James Underwood, 43, of Vero Beach, was arrested in Fort Pierce by an Indian River County Sheriff's Office detective last week and charged with child abuse and domestic violence aggrav...
New eyes on the street
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- At the wheels of the Waste Management trucks in Indian River County are the newest eyes and ears checking on your neighborhood. Last week, the 26 Waste Management drivers with routes in Indian River County w...
Halloween tips for parents, homeowners
TREASURE COAST -- When planning Halloween festivities its important to remember that safety is essential for both the parents of little ghouls and goblins, but also for homeowners who will pass out the treats. Here are a few tips that will hopefully prepare parents for make the evening fun for everyone. 1. Encourage the kids t...
Seniors share a night to remember
Sebastian River Sharks quarterback Deion Jones (No. 10) hands off to Nicholas Cooper (No. 32) late in the first half. The Sharks fought hard but were no match for Centennial who won 27-0. Sebastian River High School celebrated Senior Night Friday evening. All of the 2013-2014 seniors were recognized along with thei...
Students offered chance to study overseas
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is providing international travel opportunities to help students become fully informed and engaged citizens of the world. Unforgettable experiences of a lifetime await participants of any of the six study abroad trips offered by IRSC in 2014. "We've found that students who participa...
Registration opens for FAU 'Semester by the Sea' Program
FORT PIERCE -- Registration for Florida Atlantic University's annual "Semester by the Sea" program for undergraduate students studying marine biology will take place beginning Friday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The program is scheduled to run Monday, Jan. 6 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Early registration is strongly recommended....
New help center opens
The Harvest Food & Outreach Center on U.S. 1 in Vero Beach celebrated the opening of its new Life Enrichment Center Thursday evening. The center offers a variety of educational services, job building skills and résumés, emergency food and discount groceries and Department of Children and Families Access Florida for...
Lifelong Learning Program hosts open houses
TREASURE COAST -- The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College will kick off its full season of offerings with Open Houses held the week of Oct. 21-25 at all five IRSC campuses. Free and open to the public, men and women age 50 and better are invited to join the group for coffee and conversation a...
Helping others, one can at a time
The Treasure Coast Food Bank will get a needed boost thanks to Canstruction Treasure Coast. The Indian River Mall is hosting the food drive (featuring sculptures made from food donations) from Oct. 13-27. Joe Scopino, left and Jack Ahern, members of the American Institute of Architects, built the 'Treasure Chest' o...
College president receives CEO award
TREASURE COAST -- Dr. Edwin R. Massey, President of Indian River State College, has been selected from more than 1,200 state and community college presidents nationwide to receive the Association of Community College Trustees highest CEO award. The 2013 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Officer Award was presented to Dr. Massey ...
Need to know
Flu clinic open to residents There will be a flu clinic held Oct. 19, from 11 a.m.--1 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran, 1301 Sebastian Blvd. Medicare, Medicaid and Tri-Care recipients receive free flu shots. Please bring your insurance ID cards. Walk a mile event Indian River Mall is hosting the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraising walk on ...

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