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Longtime director to retire from learning center
WABASSO -- A national search is underway for a new Environmental Learning Center leader as co-founder and executive director Holly Dill has announced her decision to retire later this year. She will continue to hold her position until someone else can be found to take over the position, but the sho...
African-American 'pioneers' recognized
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Three African-American men were recognized by the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners for their impact to the community last week. In a proclamation honoring African-American Pioneer Day, Willie Griffieth, Joseph Brown and Alvin R. Thomas were commended for pavi...
Crafting beautiful works of art
Barbara Glab, of Vero Beach, stands with her 'Blue Heaven' and 'Home Sweet Home' quilts. ...
Staff hired to oversee county fertilizer ordinance adherence
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- For the past few weeks, Alexis Thomas, 23, has been pinching herself to make sure her new job as Indian River County storm water educator and fertilizer enforcement officer isn't a dream. The recent University of South Florida graduate beat out all other applicants for the ne...
Taking to the skies
Nine passengers and a passenger in the co-pilot seat had plenty of legroom and wide windows from which to shoot photographs....
Volunteer ambulance squad raises funds
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad has begun its 49th annual fundraising campaign with a goal of $125,000. The squad sends out letters once a year asking for donations from the community. The Volunteer Ambulance Squad is a private, nonprofit organization consisting of over 55 trained volun...
Art discussion
Joe Lehr talks with Karly Culligan about his 'Trip around the Rainbow' quilt. Mr. Lehr picked up quilting nine-months ago after being diagnosed with cancer. The first ever Quilt: Beach was held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday. The event organized by the Treasure Coast Modern Quilt Guild drew hund...
Hometown singer represents in nationally televised competition
SEBASTIAN -- A Sebastian woman is reaching millions of Americans by the strength of her voice and the power of reality television. Last week, Kristen O'Connor, 24, was announced as a Top 13 finalist in the televised music competition, American Idol, and depending on this week's viewer votes, Ms. O'...
Adding life to the art
Sue Sharpe, a Vero Beach Museum of Art docent, explains the Art in Bloom to Kai-Ana King, 4, Saturday. The piece by Elaine Sigler was inspired by the work of Ray Ellis, 'Church Reflection, 1989. The Vero Beach Museum of Art held its annual Art in Bloom Feb. 21-23. Inspired by works in the museum's permanent collect...
Chambers partner for trains, Grand Canyon adventure
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River County and Sebastian River Area Chambers of Commerce are offering their fourth travel opportunity to their members and area residents. The all-inclusive trip is highlighted by two railroad journeys of the Grand Canyon and Verde Canyon. The travel price of $1,999 per person (double occup...
School board votes to build new admin center
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Construction of a new Indian River County school district administration center will begin this summer at a district-owned parcel near Storm Grove Middle School. The question, "to build or not to build," has been on the table for some years as the Indian River County school b...
When art blossomed
From left, Marilyn Beck, Judy Long and Valerie Kalmbach admire the work of Helena Pearson, of the Garden Club of Indian River County inspired by 'The Outer Harbour,' 1909 by Frederick Childe Hassam (1835-1935)....
Methamphetamine lab discovered
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- On Feb. 13, Detectives with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office Multi-Agency Criminal Enforcement Unit and Agents from the United Stated Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of 39th Avenue in Vero Beach related to a methamphetamine manufac...
Sea turtle nesting season to begin across area
TREASURE COAST -- March 1 marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season that lasts until October in Florida. Over the eight month period, thousands of sea turtles will emerge from the ocean to dig a nest on the beach and lay their eggs. In June tiny hatchlings will begin to make their way to the ocean. Mo...
Up, up and away
Flying at a blistering speed of 90-mph, the Ford Tri-Motor lumbered around Vero Beach giving its passengers a birds-eye-view of our coastal town. A piece of aviation history landed in Vero Beach last Friday to 'barnstorm' so to speak and give rides in a completely restored1929 Ford Tri-Motor owned by the Experiment...
College to host degree information session
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College now offers 23 Bachelor's Degree programs that can be completed locally at IRSC campuses and online. Information about program options, application procedures, financial aid and more will be provided at a Bachelor's Degree Information Session on Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in Room...
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Free vision seminar In recognition of Save Your Vision Month this February, Florida Eye Institute will host a free seminar. On Friday Feb.28, Dr. Val Zudans, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, will review the latest options in Cataract Surgery. Titled "Nervous About Cataract Surgery?" the seminar will detail how No-Needle No-Stitch No-Laser custo...

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