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'See What Waldo Built' tour to benefit Heritage Center
VERO BEACH -- Sometimes, the most interesting and least explored historic areas are the ones in your own backyard. This summer, the Heritage Center of Vero Beach is teaming up with a local touring company to offer a special tour of Vero Beach focusing on the impact of a Vero Beach pioneer whose name ...
How to save a life
Jonathan Billings, left, EMT/lifeguard and Junior Guard director, explains how to carry the rescue buoy to Ian Jupin, 11 and Kevin Pearson, 12. Two-dozen students took part in the Indian River County Junior Lifeguard Camp last week to learn the basics of being a lifeguard. Before the students can sign up, they firs...
Sebastian approves tentative tax rate with nine percent increase
SEBASTIAN -- Thinking ahead and preparing for potential expenditures in the upcoming budget cycle, the Sebastian City Council is advising residents that a property tax rate increase is possible In a 3-2 vote, the Sebastian City Council voted to set the proposed property tax rate at 3.8556, which is...
Proposed 2015 property tax rate same as 2014
VERO BEACH -- Last week, four members of the Vero Beach City Council voted unanimously to keep the tentative 2015 property tax rate at the same rate as the current year. Councilman Craig Fletcher was not present at the meeting to vote ...
Cyclists to cross U.S. to raise funds, awareness about hunger
VERO BEACH -- Harvest Food & Outreach Center recently announced that avid cyclists Rev. Scott W. Alexander, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Rev. Cliff Melvin of Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach, will ride across the U.S. to raise awareness about hunger and poverty and raise funds to...
Deputy uses life-saving skills in the line of duty for third time
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Ryan is being hailed a hero once again after pulling a woman and her cat out of a smoke-filled home. Even though he is not a firefighter, this is the third time Deputy Ryan has saved a life from a fiery situation while on duty Sherr...
Summer water fun
Seven-year-olds Tyrese Thomany and Jay Green with the Dasie Hope Center, head back to the waterslide for another ride while visiting the North County Aquatics Center Thursday, July 2. For more information about joining the center's summer camp call (772) 589-3535....
Agency provides comfort to victims
TREASURE COAST -- For the victim of a violent crime, facing the perpetrator can be more than he or she can handle. Not only do victims sometimes feel responsible in some way, they are riddled with guilt, shame and more often than not, fear. The volunteers at the Victims Services of the Treasure Coast make it their job to...
"Bridges to Learning" Program receives grant
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Learning Alliance is grateful to Quail Valley Charities for their support of the "Bridges to Learning" teacher professional development program offered to the School District of Indian River County elementary school teac...
Grant to provide pet meals on wheels
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Banfield Charitable Trust has awarded the Senior Resource Association a $2,500 grant to provide Pet Meals on Wheels for the pet owners that are currently recipients of meals through the Meals on Wheels program. The PMOW program was created to ensure seniors would be receiving their own proper nutriti...
Must go faster
Five-year-old Cristo Perez hits the water with a splash during the Dasie Hope Center's summer camp at the North County Aquatics Center recently....
Foundation contributes to nonprofit
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- For over 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way both at the national and local levels. Today, AT&T continues this legacy of support through a contribution of $4000 to the United Way of In...

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