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Historic Dodgertown brings in the crowds
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Between umpires, international baseball teams and a wedding party, the staff at Historic Dodgertown are seeing a lot more traffic these days. This week marked the official start of high school and college spring training baseball gam...
Pro basketball team to hold tryouts in Gifford
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A professional minor league basketball team is holding tryouts in Gifford later this month. Mark Hadden, former National Basketball Association talent scout and founder of Next Level Sports Worldwide, has joined with Indian River County Sheriff's Deputy Teddy Floyd to bring s...
Meals On Wheels fundraiser scheduled
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- March is known for being a breezy month, weather-wise, but this year in Indian River County, March will be about helping feed homebound seniors. The Senior Resource Association of Indian River County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services for elderly adults...
You can 'Stop Hunger Now'
About 150 volunteers gathered in two shifts Saturday to help 'Stop Hunger Now' at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church. The volunteers bagged a total of 25,000 meals to be distributed all around the world. According to Paul Vines, program coordinator, there is no shortage of food in the world, but an inability...
City preserve park amenities taking shape
FELLSMERE -- Barely visible to motorists driving to Fellsmere on County Road 512 is a new children's playground, a pavilion and a small wetland overlook, but one day soon it will be the park everyone wants to visit. The Fellsmere Trailhead Preserve has been a park project the city of Fellsmere has ...
Dogs receive chance at new life
MARTIN COUNTY -- Seven very happy dogs escaped certain death last Saturday thanks to Nala's New Life Rescue, Pilots and Paws, and a handful of warm-hearted animal lovers. Nala's New Life Rescue of Martin County, national organization Pilots and Paws, and local pet foster families came together at Witham Fiel...
Local organization making big waves for community
VERO BEACH -- While skim boarding, the waves can take a rider for granted. They can be fierce, they can be rough, but there are similarities with life. Shore Lb., or shore pound, is surfer slang used to describe how waves crash directly on the beach. For Chris Ellison, the founder and CEO of Shore Lb., he quickly realized t...
Off with his hair!
David Dangerfield, a Captain with Indian River County Fire Rescue gets the works from Amy Pallini, a hairstylist at Panache Salon and Day Spa in Vero Beach, for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. A few hundred supporters gathered at Capt. Hiram's Saturday to help put an end to a parent's worst nightmare. 'Be a Hero for...
County working to improve firelines
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River County is working with the Florida Forest Service's Wildfire Mitigation Team to improve existing firelines at the South Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Firelines will be refreshed and roller-chopping will be conducted to reduce fuel load within the conservation area, providing protection ...
Exhibit brings faces to disease
TREASURE COAST -- More than likely, everybody knows somebody who has been affected by HIV. Whether it's a family member, someone you went to school with, or even yourself, HIV has impacted the lives of everyone we know. Some of those lives have been chronicled in a mobile Art Exhibition that is ma...
College to host Advanced Technology Careers open house
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is hosting an Advanced Technology Open House on Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. Students and interested individuals can learn more about career options in Cyber Security, Robotics/Photonics, Digital Media, Graphics and Engineering at a special Open House event at the Kight Center fo...
Health specialists to offer cutting edge exams for breast cancer detection
JENSEN BEACH -- Women's Health Specialists, one of the region's most trusted and respected names in women's health care, is now the only OBGYN clinic in the Treasure Coast region to offer leading edge breast cancer detection through digital 3-D breast mammography (tomosynthesis). This revolutionary new screening method for dete...
A few cuts make a difference
Missy Elward adds a little levity with a patchwork shave-job on John O'Connor, president of the Indian River Firefighters Local 2201 before finishing his shave....
Biologists hope for another busy sea turtle nesting season
TREASURE COAST -- More sea turtles nest on Florida's sandy beaches than on any other U.S. coastline. Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hope the 2014 nesting season that started March 1 will be as successful as others in recent years. This month, leatherback sea turtles begin to emerge onto bea...
Lip-reading class offered
VERO BEACH -- Lip-reading can be a fun activity for all ages and a skill that only gets better with practice and becomes useful for so many aspects of life. Picture yourself being a nurse or doctor, reading the lips of a patient who can mouth the words but due to a stroke or throat disorder, can't talk; a worker, able to read ...
Need to know
Traffic signals being replaced On Tuesday, Feb. 25, work began for replacing the traffic signals at the A1A/17th Street intersection in the City of Vero Beach, Florida Department of Transportation officials report. This work is anticipated to be completed by mid-April 2014. The work at this intersection costs an estimated $250,000, and is being...

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