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Explosion of summer fun coming to IRC libraries
VERO BEACH -- Looking for fun, educational and entertaining children's activities while school is out? The Indian River County library system has a complete summer programming schedule ready for those long summer days. "Fizz Boom Read" is this year's summer programming theme, said Patti Fuchs, chil...
Kittens for adoption
Three-year-old twins Isaac and Ari Weiss had fun playing with the kittens at the HALO 'No Kill Shelter' booth. HALO offered a pet hurricane checklist with more than a dozen items to help get you and your pet safely through the storm. HALO will be holding a Pet Adoptathon at Highlands Animal Hospital in Sebastian S...
Foundation announces inaugural Community Enrichment Fund awards
VERO BEACH -- The Indian River Community Foundation awarded this month over $180,000 to six local nonprofit organizations for programs to support education and the environment as well as vulnerable individuals and families. Grants were made through the Community Enrichment Fund, a new field of interest fund established by an anony...
Have fun, be safe with summer water fun
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- One of the most relaxing and refreshing ways to cool off during the "dog days" of Florida summers is to jump in a pool or splash around at the beach, but fun doesn't have to mean unsafe, Indian River County health officials said. ...
Something fishy
Haley Barbre, 3, checks out the mangrove snapper her brother Christopher Clanton caught....
New veteran marker unveiled on Memorial Day
SEBASTIAN -- The inscriptions carved into the gray memorial stone are simple, "Afghanistan," "Iraq," and "G.W.O.T.," but the emotions that flow through the hearts of visitors to Sebastian's Veteran's War Memorial are much more complex. The newest tribute to U.S. veterans, adjacent to Riverview Park...
Strong and vibrant after 50 years
VERO BEACH -- For 50 consecutive years, one spoil island in the Indian River Lagoon has been set apart be a peaceful place to remember veterans. It has been through tumultuous hurricanes, weathered exceptionally hot and cold temperatur...
Kiwanis Club encourages taking kids fishing
Four-year-old Nathan Mascolino gets a hand from his mom Neddie as he slowly reels in his line. Over 250 children were on hand for the annual Take A Kid Fishing event under the Barber Bridge Saturday. For more than 20 years, the Vero Kiwanis Club has been opening up the world of fishing to area children, thanks to t...
Fine dining house proposed for old diesel plant site
VERO BEACH -- Although it has yet to come on the market, there are several groups interested in renovating the city's oldest municipal building, the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, into something new and exciting, including a fine dining establishment designed to be completely off-grid. Joel Tallant...
Training sessions focus on purposeful play
TREASURE COAST -- Play is the job of early childhood. While it might look like all fun and games on the surface, there's a lot of work going on behind the scenes -- problem solving, skill building, learning to get along with others. Learning through play was the topic of a recent training session, Purposeful Play, hosted by th...
Mosquito land
Alexis Corson peers through the cages that hold sentinel chickens used for testing. The Mosquito Control of Indian River County opened its doors to 42 fifth-grade students from Sebastian Elementary School Thursday to learn more about mosquitoes and their environment. The field trip was part social studies, part rea...

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