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Lacrosse fields now open in south county
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Last weekend Indian River County unveiled two new things to the community, the Richard "Dick" Bird County Park and its four multipurpose fields. The park on 20th Avenue between Fifth Street S.W. and Oslo Road was renamed on Nov. 2 after former Indian River ...
Navy SEAL-style challenge comes to Vero Beach
VERO BEACH -- Ever wondered if you could make it as a U.S. Navy SEAL? Come to the Navy Seal Museum's Bridge Challenge on Nov. 30 to find out. The Bridge Challenge will be a test of mental and physical stamina and it won't be for the faint of heart, said Rick Kaiser, former Navy SEAL executive dire...
Raising children's awareness
Teachers, students and volunteers gathered outside of the Dasie Hope Center Wednesday, Oct. 30 to release pink balloons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The students raised $52, which they are donating to the American Cancer Society to help find a cure....
Feast on BBQ, raise funds for children's charity
VERO BEACH -- Chowing down on some barbeque or picking up a sweet cake at the Vero Beach Masonic Lodge this weekend will help a new charity bring a pageant for special needs children to Florida. On Nov. 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the community is invited to the Vero Beach Masonic lodge in downtown ...
Students set sail with foundation
Iris Hollinger sails east with two other boats as they head to the Indian River Lagoon. The Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County is into its fourth year of teaching area youth the fine art of sailing at no cost to them. The program has 45 boats and 50 young people who are eager to set sail every Saturday...
Corporation donates funds for new bus stop shelter
FELLSMERE -- A new GoLine bus stop shelter has been installed in front of Dollar General in Fellsmere. Dollar General Corporation donated $10,000 for a new GoLine shelter to be placed in front of the Fellsmere store location. In partnership with GoLine Indian River Transit, a new shelter was built as the second community partn...
New proposals for school district health clinic on the horizon
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River County School District staff members are preparing a new request for proposals document that could revive the idea of a health clinic for school district employees. The document will essentially be the same as before, with a few minor changes, said Bill Fritz, as...
Art show highlights talented local artists
Margaret Goembel of Vero Beach admires the first place graphite drawing by Maureen Fitzpatrick called 'Anticipation' at the Treasure Coast Bird & Nature Art Show at the Riverhouse in MacWilliam Park on Saturday....
Scholarship program changes name
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- On Nov. 1, Dollars for Scholars of Indian River County announced its new name, Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County, in a re-branding event which included the unveiling of the new sign at its facility located in Vero Beach. The name change is part of a re-branding initiative to better align the ...
City hopes new facilities will encourage new business
SEBASTIAN --In a time where unemployment is high and food banks see new families looking for help constantly, the city of Sebastian has plans to encourage new business development. The city of Sebastian is opening up the property on the southeast side of the airport by the golf course and plans to ...
Artfully decorated
Kathy Costa, an artist with the Sebastian River Art Club admires some of the hand painted art on mini-canvases on the center's Christmas tree. The event called, 'Holiday Treasures - Ornaments d'Art' is a special showing and sale of members' art with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Ecumenical Food Bank in R...
Muster taking place at SEAL museum this weekend
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 at...
Store partners with Hibiscus Children's Center
TREASURE COAST -- Hibiscus Children's Center and Plato's Closet are partnering to brighten the holiday season for teens residing at the Hibiscus Children's Village in Vero Beach. The Clothing Kids ... Changing Lives project will run through Dec. 22 at Plato's Closet in St. Lucie West and in Stuart. Visit either store and pick...
Indians head to playoffs
The Vero Beach Fighting Indians dodged a bullet Friday evening. The Fighting Indians beat the St. Lucie West Centennial Eagles 37-33 in a District 8-A match-up in the Citrus Bowl sending the Fighting Indians to the playoffs. Vero Beach's Jason Pierre (No. 20) runs for a big gain in the second quarter. But it was hi...
Need to know
School debuts "Rummage on the River" sale Nov. 16 The Saint Edward's Parents Association will host their first annual Rummage on the River sale, a community wide event to take place on the Saint Edward's School campus on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to join the fun as they shop designer brands and clothing for the ...

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