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Dental practice, diner team up to provide families hot meals
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A turkey dinner with all the trimmings came a little early for the residents at the Homeless Family Center in Vero Beach, thanks to Roque Family Dentistry and Pelican Diner, both of Sebastian. The dentistry practice and restaurant crossed city lines to reach needy families la...
Respected businessman, former mayor dies
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Last week, a Vero Beach man who had dozens of job titles over the last 75 years was buried in Crestlawn Cemetery. William Oscar "Bill" Jordan, former mayor and city councilman of Vero Beach, entrepreneur, commercial aircraft pilot and a man keen on helping his city prosper, d...
Manatee deaths still a mystery
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- One of the region's most widely recognized mammals has had a difficult year and experts are still unsure of the cause. Since July 2012, there have been 116 manatee deaths reported with an unknown cause of death. While none have been reported in Indian River County, 113 manate...
Indian River citrus market continues to be strong
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Local growers are nearly two months into the citrus harvest and the outlook so far this year is sweet. Doug Bournique, executive vice president of the Indian River Citrus League, said the season is off to a good start and projected numbers are within three percent of last yea...
A little piece of home
Becky Sands, right, packs fresh baked chocolate chip cookies to send to the troops. Bakers and volunteers of the Send Our Soldiers Cookies gathered at the Roseland Community Center Thursday, Nov. 14 to package and box cookies, candies and other goodies to send to the troops over seas in time for Thanksgiving. The l...
Sebastian looks inward for interim city manager
SEBASTIAN -- Last week, Sebastian City Council unanimously appointed the sitting airport director to be the city's interim manager starting in December. The council discussed naming airport director Joe Griffin to the city manager position per...
Walking down memory lane
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- "It was just a very sad time." Fifty years have passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a time period in American history that is full of controversy, but one thing is certain, Americans were s...
Just in time for the holidays
Rose Tufano, left, President of Cookies for Soldiers, brings a load of homemade cookies for Fran Palmer to pack in boxes. Members of the Vero Beach based Cookies for Soldiers gathered at the Elks Lodge 1774 on Thursday to package cookies and other goodies to send to troops serving overseas. The Cookies for Soldiers...
High School junior selected as state scholar
VERO BEACH -- Vero Beach High School Junior, Evan MacKay has been selected as the 2013-14 Indian River County Sunshine State Scholar for Mathematics and Science. The Sunshine State Scholars Program began in 1997 through the efforts of a group of Florida educators with experience in school districts, the Department of Education...
Hundreds visit preschool nature expo
Two-year-old Daniel Grammattei looks at a giant bufo toad during Saturday's event at Maitland Farm Preschool. The Maitland Farm Preschool opened its doors and barns to nearly 500 parents and children for the first Maitland Farm Nature Expo. Live farm animals, gardens and wildlife kept the children's imagination goi...
Agencies come together to support needy
TREASURE COAST -- St. Lucie County Emergency Management, American Red Cross of the Treasure Coast, Indian River County Community Emergency Response Teams and Florida Department of Health agenc...
Malls offer extended hours during holiday season
TREASURE COAST -- Management at Indian River Mall and Treasure Coast Square announced that both malls will have extended holiday hours starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving to greet shoppers and families eager to begin their holiday shopping for the 2013 season. Families, friends and shoppers are welcome to join Indian River Mall...
Visiting a local legend
Paul Kroegel, or at least his likeness, made a new friend Saturday. Destiny McCreary, 5, played on the statue of the first wildlife refuge warden that looks out over the Indian River Lagoon towards Pelican Island. Mr. Kroegel was the Audubon Warden in 1902 and warden of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge f...
Homicide suspect jailed on other charges
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A man suspected of fatally drugging his roommate is in Indian River County Jail on other charges while law enforcement investigates the homicide. Timothy Eugene Gochenour, 41, 426 12th St. Southwest, Vero Beach, was charged with two counts of grand theft of a firearm and two ...
Artist at work
Three-year-old Adelyn Edwards paints the finishing touches on herself and the toolbox kit she made at the Home Depot crafts booth at the Maitland Farms Nature Expo....
Need to know
Community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 28 Where will you be celebrating Thanksgiving? Do you want to celebrate with others? Spend time with us and enjoy a free meal this Thanksgiving. A traditional turkey and all the trimmings will be offered Thursday, Nov.28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 1105 58th Avenue, Vero Beach Florida. No reservation n...

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