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No better gift than the gift of reading
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Hundreds of families with kindergarteners will be reading a new version of the classic "Three Little Pigs" tale before bedtime, thanks to a donation from a local business through The Education Foundation of Indian River County. MidFlorida Credit Union partnered with the nonpr...
City dog park to be discussed in January
VERO BEACH -- The city does not have an official dog park yet, but changes could come in 2014. During the Dec. 3 Vero Beach City Council meeting, citizens and councilmembers discussed the need for a dog park and the future of an off-leash dog exercise area on the river, but the topic proved to be c...
Ringing in the holiday season
Vero Beach Oceanside Business Association and the Vero Beach Rotary Club Sunrise helped ring in the holidays Saturday evening with the annual Christmas Parade along Ocean Drive. At least 70 floats, many newcomers, made up this year's parade. Santa Claus caught a ride on the DuBose and Sons Jewelers float who celebr...
Toys, coats, change still needed in charity campaigns
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Last weekend, hundreds of unwrapped toys were donated to the Salvation Army during the Walmart's Fill the Truck toy drive in both Vero Beach and Sebastian, but that's not the only place to support the nonprofit this holiday season. There are still two days left to drop off to...
Inaugural party and run draws huge crowd
The City of Vero Beach held its Holidays with your City Rec Department Friday evening with the Holiday Rec Run 3296-Go, the first-ever two-mile night run and Holiday Rec Party on and around the Royal Palm Pointe Fountain. Live music, food, fun and a visit from Santa Claus helped make the evening complete. John Samm...
Tips for a safe, secure online shopping experience
TREASURE COAST --With the holidays quickly approaching, the Independent Community Bankers of America and Marine Bank & Trust Company offer consumers tips to consider if they are planning to make any of their holiday purchases online. "Even though the holiday season can be quite busy, it's never too busy to ensure that your pe...
Remembering that fateful day
Camille Willis, VFW president, foreground with Kathy Westerfield, American Legion chaplain and Lynn Mills, VFW chaplain, lay the ceremonial wreath. Over 100 veterans, family and friends gathered at the Riverview Park Veterans Memorial to remember Dec. 7, 1941 and the day Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Empire of Ja...
Cameras to be installed on school buses
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River County school district-owned buses will soon have a new safety feature installed -- video cameras. During the Dec. 2 meeting, district school board members voted unanimously to approve more than $110,000 on 62 camera systems for regularly used school buses owned ...
Archaeology dig to begin in January
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- An agreement between Mercyhurst University and the Old Vero Ice Age Site committee last week cements the start date of an archaeological dig in Vero Beach next year. Beginning in January, the Mercyhurst Archaeology Institute of Mercyhurst University in Erie, Penn., will excav...
Fatal plane crash claims lives of dentist, daughters
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Local dentist Michael Huber and his daughters, Tess, 20, and Abigail, 17, lost their lives in a plane crash on Dec. 8. According to Melissa Bujeda, public information officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. the 1978 Cessna model 310R aircraft was headed to the Jacksonville Executive Airport wh...
Honoring the veterans of Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Survivor Jim Rodgers, left, swaps war stories with Ralph Braunstein after Saturday's ceremony at Riverview Park Veterans Memorial during the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor....
Grant a wish for current, former foster children
TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Community-Based Care organizations and the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association have partnered with One Simple Wish to grant wishes for Florida's current and former foster children. "One Simple Wish is a wonderful program that allows donors ...
Tips for boaters watching parades from the water
TREASURE COAST -- Each year, hundreds of towns on the water across the U.S. hold festive holiday boat parades in the month of December. Many local boaters participate, festooning their vessels with lights and joining the parade, while others line the route with their boats in order to enjoy the best view of the show. These seaso...

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