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Growing love through the years
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Loving someone for more than 19,000 days is a long time and might seem like a repetitive chore to some, but the loving rarely looks the same from day to day, a Vero Beach couple said. On March 25, Donald and Jean Siegel will celebrate 53 years of marriage and while Valentine'...
Interact with the past
VERO BEACH -- Buildings, like people, have a story to tell, and who better to tell them than the buildings and people that occupied them? The fourth annual Heritage Celebration, "If These Walls Could Talk," a fundraiser for The Heritage Center, wil...
Volunteers, sponsors needed for revitalization project
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Habitat for Humanity is getting a head start on spring cleaning next month a month-long makeover for two Gifford neighborhoods. The Treasure Coast Plaza and Pine View Park neighborhoods inside the Gifford community have been selected for the first-ever "Rock the ...
Celebrating the automobile
The 1910 Ford Model T, left, boasted 22 horsepower and came fully loaded with headlamps, side lamps, a tail lamp, a speedometer and a jack for $950 whereas the black 2005 Ford GT40, in the background, sells for nearly $140,000 and generates 550 horsepower and only has two seats. Things sure have changed....
Memoir records love story in letters
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Before text messaging and emails, a sweetheart's form of communication was love letters sent through the mail. Vero Beach residents Bob and Fran Zielsdorf own love story was documented in such a way, and now those precious memories are bound together forever in Mr. Zielsdorf'...
Valentine treats for loved ones
The Vero Beach Power Squadron took up a donation of $420 for the eighth annual Valentines for the Heroes drive to help with postage for the care packages for family members of the Military Moms Prayer Group. They were also able to donate 30 boxes of Girl Scout cookies and some chocolates. Jan Mooney...
Public hearing set for impact fees
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- An extension of the suspension of county impact fees on correctional facilities, public buildings and solid waste facilities will be up for discussion once again on March 11. In an effort to stimulate economic development in 2009, the Board of Indian River County Commissioner...
Foundation celebrates local philanthropy
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Philanthropists, professional advisors and volunteer leaders gathered at the home of Anne Lanier on Jan. 28 to celebrate charitable leadership and philanthropic endeavors accomplished through the Indian River Community Foundation over the past year. Wilmington Trust sponsored the evening's festivities at...
Spreading the love of art to the community
Esther Jones of Sebastian and Fran Domenic of Vero Beach look at works by Toni Hill. A dozen or so artists opened their studios Saturday for the third annual Sebastian Art Studio Tour. Sculptors, painters, photographers and potters all took part in the annual event to help raise awareness to the quality of art prod...
Cold weather aids 2014 manatee count
TREASURE COAST -- Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a preliminary count of 4,831 manatees in Florida during this year's statewide aerial survey, conducted in late January. Over two days (Jan. 24 and 27), a team of 20 observers from nine organizations counted 2,317 manatees on Florid...
Alzheimer's Community Care annual luncheon taking place Feb. 28
TREASURE COAST -- Alzheimer's Community Care is hosting the 12th annual Treasure Coast Luncheon on Feb. 28, at Mariner Sands Country Club. The much-anticipated event is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. inside Mariner Sands luxurious_ clubhouse and will feature CBS12 News Anchor Stephanie Watson as the Mistress of Ceremony. Evelyn & Arthur'...
For the love of the arts
Susan Ericson with the Sun Bonnet Sue Quilt Guild proudly displays her quilt called 'Color My World' in Building B. The Cultural Council of Indian River County held an open house last Thursday evening for 'Art in Public Places' in Indian River County administration buildings A and B. Along with the paintings and sc...
Tips for taming winter allergies
TREASURE COAST -- Cockroaches, dust mites, dander, and mold can trigger cold-and flu-like symptoms, said immunologist Dr. Joan Lehach. As colder temperatures cover much of the area and residents stay indoors to keep us warm, an allergy specialist gives a warning that it also us gives us prolonged exposure to four powerful indo...
'Dogged' discussion pays off
VERO BEACH -- Dog-owners have a few more city-owned spaces to legally frolic with their pet. Last week, the Vero Beach City Council approved three new parks where dogs on leashes will now be legal in an effort to respond to community members who called for th...
Improving health
Theresa Tolle, registered pharmacist and owner of Bay Street Pharmacy, discusses a blood sugar with Dolores Forsman during Thursday's Barefoot Bay Health Fair 2014. Other tests offered at the event included vision and glaucoma screenings, blood pressure, hearing and sleep disorders. On Saturday, March 8, the Sebast...
Need to know
The Source opens as cold weather shelter The Source will open for cold night shelter when temperatures are forecasted to drop below 35 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 degrees with rain. Decision for action is usually made by noon of a shelter day. The Source will provide cold night shelter at its facility located at 1015 Commerce Ave., in Vero Beach. ...

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