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Forensic complex a boon to investigators
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The new Indian River County Sheriff's Office forensic sciences complex may look like just a big building on the outside, but on the inside it's the newest weapon in local law enforcement's arsenal to catch and prosecute criminals. Sgt. Kyle King and the crime scene investigat...
Fairies in the garden
Five-year-old Mila Capritta, left and Angelina Loffredo, 8, build their fairy houses at the foot of a Royal Palm tree. The fourth annual Fairy Festival at McKee Botanical Garden couldn't have gone any better Saturday as nearly 1,000 children dressed as fairies and their parents filled the garden. Events like face p...
Shooting range to undergo scheduled repairs
SEBASTIAN -- Improvements are coming to the Indian River County Shooting Range in Sebastian and parts of the range will temporarily be closed to the public. The scheduled improvement project is part of an ongoing effort to maintain and expand the shooting ran...
Riding to remember those who have fallen
Tour de Force cyclists, on all forms of two-wheeled vehicles, make the curve at U.S. 1 and Miracle Mile heading north through Vero Beach Wednesday. Nearly 200 bicyclists peddled north on U.S. 1 through Vero Beach Wednesday, April 9 for the 17th Annual Tour de Force. The annual event helps raise money for families o...
Eyes on the prize
In a flash the six to nine-year-olds scramble from the line to gather the brightly colored orbs at the 55th Annual Vero Beach Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt. Nearly 400 children filled the beach and grassy areas behind Mulligan's Beach House....
Philanthropic women award $433K in grants to local nonprofits
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Projects at the Shining Light Garden Foundation, the Ocean Research and Conservation Association, Indian River Charter High School and the Florida Institute of Technology Scoot Center for Autism Treatment all got ...
District seeks parent input on school performance
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River County School District "needs you." Parents of students in Indian River County schools can deliver constructive feedback on district schools, staff, safety and more by responding to the 2014 Indian River County School District parent survey, online through Ma...
Annual golf classic taking place May 3
TREASURE COAST -- The Hibiscus Children's Center "19th Annual Golf Classic Presenting Dow Finsterwald" will take place May 3 at Mariner Sands Country Club. The event is one of Hibiscus Children's Center's signature annual events. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a barbeque lunch and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The tour...
A bug's life for me
Ella Wolf, 3, adds her face to the giant grasshopper Fourth Annual Fairy Festival at McKee Botanical Garden....
Nonprofit's event transforms Gifford community
GIFFORD -- Indian River Habitat for Humanity celebrated the "Rock the Block Around the Clock" project with a block party on April 5, in Gifford. Through Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative program, a total of 40 homes in Gifford received minor repairs, maintenance, weatherization and beautification through the eff...
Interim named permanent Sebastian city manager
SEBASTIAN -- Joe Griffin was unanimously appointed permanent Sebastian city manager during last week's city council meeting. The Sebastian City Council was unanimous in their selection of Mr. Griffin, who has been the interim city manager since late last year. Councilmembers praised Mr. Griffin for...
Reading event set to promote literacy
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Moonshot Sports is hosting a special event to support the "Moonshot Moment: 90 percent Literacy by the end if third grade in 2018" and to celebrate World Book Night on April 23, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Vero Beach High School Citrus Bowl Stadium in Vero Beach. During the event, the largest group of rea...
Going hunting
Two-year-old Andrew Murray hones in on a bright yellow egg to add to his collection at the 55th Annual Vero Beach Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt....
Mud Run to test participants' courage
TREASURE COAST -- For the dirty, challenging, trash-the-shoes-after-the-race fun of the mud and obstacles races that are growing in popularity across the country, athletes have always had to spend a few hours in the car driving to Miami or Orlando. Until now. The Courage Mud Run, the first of its kind on the T...
College appoints new program director
TREASURE COAST -- Melissa DePriest, Development Coordinator for the Indian River State College Foundation, has been appointed Program Director for the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College. In her new position, DePriest will be responsible for planning and directing the offerings of the Institute for...

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