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Paddling in the park
SEBASTIAN INLET -- The water traffic just north of Sebastian Inlet State Park is about to get a whole lot busier on Wednesdays. Park rangers assigned to state park will be offering guided kayak and canoe tours leaving from Campbell's Cove on Wedn...
Art by the Sea
Three-year-old Alisyn Korsman alerts her grandmother Sharon to a mixed media piece of art made from shells, driftwood and other items possibly found along the Indian River Lagoon. The Vero Beach Art Club presented the 26th annual Art by the Sea last weekend. Friday's opening reception was, according to one artist, ...
Health clinic idea moving forward
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A health care clinic for Indian River County school district teachers and employees is once again on the table and moving forward. During the Jan. 21 meeting, the Indian River County school board voted 4-1 to enter negotiations with a company who could potentially operate the...
Artists gather among the oak trees
Artist Dennis Shattuck of Palm Bay paints a beach scene on a palm frond while a customer waits during the Riverside Park Vero Beach Craft Show and Sale Saturday. It was a good weekend for art shows in Indian River County. About two-dozen artists and craftsmen gathered under the oak trees in Riverside Park for the V...
High schools have room to improve
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- High school grades and graduation rates were released by the state department of education last month, and the scores show Indian River County doing well, but with areas of improvement. Indian River Charter High School earned an "A" grade again for the 2012-13 school year, wh...
Boating enthusiasts make oyster mats to help lagoon
VERO BEACH -- A group of volunteers with the Vero Beach Power Squadron got their hands dirty, and a little dusty, doing something to help fight the decline of the Indian River Lagoon. Every day for three hours in the morning, volunteers picked up oyster shell after oyster shell, threaded a cable ti...
New buildings give school new life
SEBASTIAN -- The students, teachers and faculty of Sebastian Charter Junior High School have quite a bit more room to stretch out this school year. On Jan. 21, the school marked an important milestone with a dedication ceremony for the new buildings that increased the school's space from 9,000 squa...
Police Department releases statement on recent homicide
SEBASTIAN-- The Sebastian Police Department has been investigating the disappearance of 67 year old Patricia Danna-Harrison. Ms. Patricia Harrison was last seen by friends on Thursday, Dec. 19th at approximately 10:30 pm after attending a holiday party. All of Ms. Harrison possessions, including her vehicle, were located at he...
Artistic expression shines
Ed Uttridge explains his 'Waters Edge' moving sculpture to Coco Martin during Art by the Sea. The sculpture depicts a pair of egrets along the shore line....
A tale of two chambers
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Can Vero Beach sustain its own chamber of commerce? Charlie Wilson thinks so. The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce has been promoting business and tourism in the county since 1918 as the Bo...
Norovirus 'stomach bug' circulating in county
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- "We have seen an increase in illness characterized by vomiting and diarrhea in Indian River County" advised Cheryl Dunn, Environmental Health Manager for Florida Department of Hea...
Under the oaks
About two-dozen artists and craftsmen gathered under the oak trees in Riverside Park for the Vero Beach Arts and Crafts Show. Karen Smith stops to admire the work of Susan Tewksbury of the Stained Glass House in Melbourne Beach....
Snook to reopen in Atlantic state waters
TREASURE COAST -- The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida's Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. In the Atlantic, anglers may keep one snook per day that is n...
Need to know
Health fair taking place Feb. 4 IRSC Nursing Student Health Fair Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how to take care of your health in a fun and engaging way. Information about health issues for every age group. At the Koblegard Student Union on the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, and the J Building at the IRSC Pr...

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