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Festival to celebrate Paul Kroegel, Sebastian pioneers
SEBASTIAN -- Ever tried swamp cabbage or heart of palm salad? If not, these old Florida dishes will be available for sampling at the inaugural Sebastian Pioneer Festival on Jan. 9. Pioneer days will be here again for this special free event, held on the 150th birthday of a man who stood up for ...
Senior donates time, birthday gifts to Meals on Wheels
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Walter Brock recently reached a milestone in his life, but even at his 90th birthday party, he was thinking of others. Mr. Brock is a regular volunteer for the Senior Resource Association's Meals on Wheels program and has been giving of his time to bring food and visit with h...
New front, logo; same mission
Artists Lyle Michos, left, and Patrick Burklew stand in front of the nearly completed Tree of Life mural at The Source Thrift Shop on 16th Street. Rain and wind slowed the process Saturday....
Manufacturers dominate 2013 jobs grants
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The economic sector is slowly growing in Indian River County, as evidenced by yet another jobs grant award by county commissioners earlier this month. A $137,000 grant to Float-On Corporation in Vero Beach was the third conditional jobs grant extended to area businesses in 20...
Still celebrating the vision
Mary Castillo leads her group of 'Danzas' in Thursday's celebration of the pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, Dec. 12. More than 100 Mexican-Americans celebrated with a parade through the streets of Fellsmere. Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared on the Tepeyac Hill to Juan Diego on Dec. 9, 1531, and on Dec...
Foundation names guest of honor for annual dinner
FORT PIERCE -- The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation announced Alma Lee Loy as the guest of honor for the third annual "Love Your Lagoon" dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce. Proceeds from the event will support the annual Indian River Lagoon Symposium an...
City police department cracking down on drunk drivers
FORT PIERCE -- This holiday season, the Fort Pierce Police will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers throughout the area with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement. Through Jan.1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for impaired drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday traveler...
Finding the exotic in your backyard
Elephant keepers Scott Krug, left and Mike Tanton, give 5-year-old Tsavo a bath. The National Elephant Center in Fellsmere is home to four of the largest animals on earth. The elephants live on 225 acres comprising of three, soon to be four habitats, allowing them to move freely throughout the area. For more inform...
Red Cross issues safety tips to prevent holiday home fires
The American Red Cross urges residents to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating around the holidays. "Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, and as people are cooking, entertaining, and stringing lights this holiday season, we're urging that they take safety measures to ensure that their homes and loved ones ...
Face to face
Each behavior usually comes with a treat. Thandi, a 33-year-old male gets a piece of sweet potato from Jeff Bolling, National Elephant Center C.O.O....
We're birds of a feather
A pair of Ruddy Turnstones scamper along the rocks searching the crevices for small sea life....
City discusses septic system alternatives
VERO BEACH -- The health of the Indian River Lagoon is the talk of the town, and the newest element of chatter revolves around a hybrid septic and sewer system to reduce pollutants to the lagoon. For some time, concerns have been raised about seepage or lea...
Finding nautical treasures in the park
The Vero Beach Rotary Club Sunrise held its annual Nautical Flea Market in Riverside Park Saturday. The rain and wind were little more than a distraction for the hundreds of boating enthusiasts and art lovers who stopped by. Artist Steve Diossy's colorful artwork was quite the eye-catcher. Mr. Diossy created the Pr...
Housing program encourages public to participate in survey
The Martin County Housing Program encourages the public to participate in a regional housing survey. The survey on fair housing issues in St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River Counties is being conducted by the St. Lucie County HOME Consortium. Results of the survey will be published in the St. Lucie County HOME...
Students collect stockings for soldiers
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Criminal Justice students collected hundreds of "Stockings to Soldiers" donations for several weeks to help support the active military serving abroad during the holidays. The concept was to provide individuals, especially those who receive nothing during the holidays, with a Christ...
Putting on a new face
Lyle Michos starts one of 13 portraits on the Tree of Life mural at The Source Thrift Shop. The 16-year-old Indian River Charter High School junior entered a contest to come up with a mural for the front of The Source Thrift Shop and won. So he and Patrick Burklew of P.B. Graffix and Crowd Control Surf Co., went to...
Registration for spring classes available
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College has launched the Virtual Campus with expanded opportunities and flexibility to earn a college degree. IRSC offers four degree programs entirely online: the Associate in Arts Degree, Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Bac...
Need to know
Operation seeking toys Operation Hope is preparing for their annual Christmas Celebration on Dec. 22, which will take place at Operation Hope's property which is located at 12285 County Road 512 Fellsmere. The event begins at noon. The event will have face painting, bounce house and magic show for the children and we will feature entertainment ...

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