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Foster families needed on the Treasure Coast
TREASURE COAST -- "Home" is one of those words that bring to the surface different memories, images, and even emotions for different people, but some common feelings that "home" gives most people is comfort and security. For some children, that comfort and security of home isn't possible due to sev...
Museum to offer free admission to military personnel
VERO BEACH --The Indian River Citrus Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel including National Gu...
City bars and restaurants to serve alcohol until 2 a.m.
VERO BEACH -- Restaurants and bars within Vero Beach city limits have been approved to continue alcohol sales until 2 a.m. after a vote by the Vero Beach City Council last week. According to Vero Beach City Manager Jim O'Connor, Vero Beach restaura...
Honoring those who have served, fallen
Members of the Master's Academy Fife and Drum Corps lead the color guards into Monday's ceremony. One of the largest crowds ever gathered on Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary Monday to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on battlefields around the world. Family members who have lost loved ones were recogni...
Energy-crisis funding available for seniors
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association of Indian River County has just made available emergency funding for eligible local seniors facing an energy-related crisis. The nonprofit organization regularly applies for and receives the federal grant through the Emergency Home Energy Assis...
Veteran flies high for 92nd birthday
SEBASTIAN -- Armand Zarrella has seen many sights in his 92 years on earth, including views in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, but now he has seen firsthand the beauty of his own ho...
Tireless effort brings children into forever families
TREASURE COAST -- For Frank Avilla, the faces on the Heart Gallery of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast are more than just children who need a home... they are the faces of those who need someone to stand up for them. Mr. Avilla, marketing specialist for Children's Home Society, began placing faces of difficult to place chil...
Sergeant Chad Murphey places the wreath during Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony on Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary....
Donation to feed residents most in need
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Salvation Army of Indian River County will receive a $40,000 contribution to assist with its Mobile Canteen Feeding Program Wednesday. The grant - which is given to the nonprofit organization through the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program - will help provide meals to the homebound, disabled an...
College program awards scholarships
TREASURE COAST --Deserving middle and high school students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties earned a valuable incentive for future success. At a scholarship recognition ceremony held at Indian River State College, 40 students became the 2014 recipients of four-year tuition President's Challenge/Take...
Senior association receives grant
VERO BEACH -- The Senior Resource Association received a $20,000 grant from the John's Island Community Service League to provide scholarships for individuals to attend Adult Day Care. "We were virtually out of funds for this scholarship program when we received the good news from the John's Island Community Service League reg...

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