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Learning center seeks 'native' inspiration for student projects
WABASSO -- An annual contest to encourage students to engage in and take ownership of their environment is underway. The Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso is accepting entries in the 18th annual "Making a Difference in My World" contest, open for students from kindergarten through the fifth ...
Pet allergies to be addressed at animal shelter talk
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- When the pollen count is high, many people break out the Benadryl or other allergy medications, but what can be done for a pet with itchy, watery eyes, or one that constantly licks or chews their paws in an attempt to alleviate an itch? Veterinarian Jeffrey Slade of Sebastian...
Lagoon health workshop provides discussion, but no decision
SEBASTIAN -- The degradation of the Indian River Lagoon was the topic of discussion at a Sebastian City Council workshop, and various human influences, including the installation of septic tanks, were pinpointed as sources of water pollution. Members of the city council were joined by many members ...
Fine art and weather
Jacque Petrone enjoys the sea turtle etched in a bronze mirror in the Feldner's Etched Glass Studio & Monument Co. booth. More than 25,000 visitors were expected to be on hand for the 13th annual Sebastian Fine Art and Music Festival, which drew artists from as far away as Canada. Sebastian, Treasure Coast a...
Power company provides cold-weather tips
TREASURE COAST -- Florida Power & Light has offered the following tips to those enduring the cold days of winter. FPL has been monitoring the approach of multiple cold fronts and is well-positioned to meet the increased electricity needs...
Red Cross issues new pet first aid app
TREASURE COAST -- Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance ...
Braving the cold to launch
The boat captains line up and maneuver their sailboats through the course. Nearly two-dozen members of the Indian River Model Sailing Club gathered at the Hobart Park Lake Friday, Jan. 17 for a club-wide race event. Many of the racers were practicing for their annual Frostbite Regatta, held Saturday. Friday left a ...
Police department joins in on delivery service
VERO BEACH -- The Vero Beach Police Department is one the first organizations to deliver hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors through the new 'Adopt-a-Route' program for Senior Resource Association's Meals on Wheels. "Adopting a Meals on Wheels route proved to be very rewarding," said David Currey, Vero Beach Police Depa...
Hibiscus Children's Center, theatre partner
TREASURE COAST -- Hibiscus Children's Center announced the closing performance of "Cabaret", presented by David L. Smythe, on Sunday, March 2, to directly support the services it provides to children and families across the Treasure Coast. The evening of excitement will begin at 6:30 p.m. at StarStruck Academy and Theatre, loc...
This festival was hopping
Shelly Garcia and her daughter Summer, 6, took a spin on the Sizzler during the 23rd annual Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival. The festival went off without a hitch last weekend as thousands of festival-goers packed the area around the Fellsmere City Hall (Old Fellsmere School) for good food, good music and great fun. On...
Putting reading first
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Math, snack time and reading were a winning combination at Cradles to Crayons in Vero Beach last week during a special story time to celebrate literacy week statewide. "Is Your Mama a Llama?" written by Deborah Guarino, was the...
Man arrested for bomb claims
VERO BEACH -- A Vero Beach man remains incarcerated in Indian River County Jail with a bond amount of $2,000,5000 after making claims of working with terrorists and having a bomb. Jason Daniel Kozdra, 41, of 1406 35th Ave., Vero Beach, was arrested on Jan. 18 by the Vero Beach Po...
Master of the oars
Luke Margolis, 18, a Sebastian River High School Crew Team member, set out to break a record for rowing of 44-hours last Friday afternoon. Although he didn't make the record, he did row for 22-hours for a total of 140,068 meters or 87.2 miles, a personal best record by any account....
Need to know
Sign-up for spring coed youth baseball Registration for Indian River County Recreation Baseball is in full swing. Registration is first come, first served so sign up today. Practices will begin in late March, early April, and games will begin in April. Games will be at South County Regional Park, Hobart Park, and North County Regional Park. Regis...

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