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World AIDS Day event to be held in Vero Beach
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Amid a weekend of turkey, stuffing and preliminary decking the halls, the Indian River County Health Department is highlighting a serious medical issue. On Dec. 1, the local health department is joining with a worldwide movement to highlight HIV/AIDS, disease prevention and t...
Give double the gifts this Christmas
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Whether it's books, a pampering package, jewelry, restaurant certificates, fishing trips or theater tickets, shopping local for holiday presents can help others in the community. By purchasing items from locally-owned stores and restaurants in the community, not only are you ...
Holiday sights
Tara Dickenson admires a star ornament on one of the trees at the Festival of Trees at the Riverside Children's Theatre. Fifty decorated trees, a gingerbread village and a country store helped bring the holidays to life....
Newest school board member ready to work
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- With the appointment of Dale Simchick to the Indian River County School Board, the governing body is at full capacity and future board votes should have a clear majority. On Nov. 19, Gov. Rick Scott called Ms. Simchic...
School donates to animal shelter in teacher's memory
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- When a teacher can influence students and her own peers, even after she is gone, that can truly be counted as a legacy. Last week, the students and faculty of Suncoast School donated more than 100 pounds of pet food to the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County'...
Joy on the Treasure Coast
Rudy Turco watches the model trains at the Festival of Trees....
Commissioners laud retiring community development director
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- In a presentation that was part roast and part congratulatory, county staff and county commissioners gave their official thanks and goodbyes to Bob Keating, community development director, after 30 years of service to Indian River County. In a PowerPoint presentation, somethi...
Wildfire safety during the holidays
TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Forest Service wants to remind everyone to enjoy the winter holidays with safety in mind. Holiday wildfire safety begins the first day as your family searches for the perfect Christmas tree and Holiday wildfire safety ends with the carefully planned disposal of the tree at the end of the holiday s...
Harvest Festival brings fun to area
This foursome got the ride of their lives on the 'Octreme' Saturday during the 49th annual St. Helen's Harvest Festival. The festival kicked off Friday evening with a better than expected crowd. Organizers expect to bring in close to $30,000 during the four-day event. For more information call (772) 567-5129....
Momentum builds for affordable housing for seniors
SEBASTIAN -- Earlier this month, the Sebastian City Council approved a special residential zoning exemption that could allow for future affordable housing for seniors in the city. During the Nov. 13 meeting, the council unanimously voted to raise the development density of a 7.4-acre property just ...
Food for those in need
Carmen Lopes, left and Lorena Vasquez, right get some cooking instructions from Jesse Zermeno, president of Operation Hope in Fellsmere during the Thanksgiving food give away Saturday, Nov. 23. Operation Hope in Fellsmere helped make the holidays better from more than 200 families Saturday. The nonprofit organizati...
Lifelong Learning readies for eighth season
TREASURE COAST -- The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College invites new subscribers to enjoy its eighth season of experts and educators as they speak on current issues. The series opens Thursday, Dec. 12 with Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics, Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center fo...
Having some fun under the sun
Eight-year-olds Ali Tomaso, left and Arianna Liebman, took a wild ride on the giant swing called Vertigo Saturday at the St. Helen's Harvest Festival in Vero Beach....
Grant to help provide job training
TREASURE COAST -- Workforce Solutions received a $7,000 community development grant through Wells Fargo to provide Work Certified training to individuals in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties to assist them in developing work readiness skills that will help them advance in today's job market. Work Certified, a national ...
Kayaking, anyone?
Five-year-old 'Darel,' a yellow Labrador retriever owned by L. A. Bykowsky, seems to have found the perfect canine/human kayak at the 30th Annual Vero Beach Fall Boat Show. The event returned to Riverside Park Saturday. Just about any type of watercraft, from cabin cruisers to kayaks and personal watercrafts to sta...
Need to know
Police warn of potential scam On Nov. 20, a resident of Fellsmere reported that she received a telephone call on her home telephone from an unknown male identifying himself as a representative of a company called "Program Energy." The male caller initially spoke to the complainant in fluent Spanish but switched to English during their conversati...

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