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Church donates children's quilts to police department for distribution
VERO BEACH -- It is expected that a police department will have storage space to keep evidence from cases, firearms, ammunition, but they also have a special space for stuffed animals, and now quilts. Last week, members of Morning Star Church of Vero Beach donated 30 small quilts to the Vero Beach ...
MACE unit continues to put drug dealers out of business
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Sometimes law enforcement officers spend hours planning drug busts, but other times an observant eye in a routine procedure can yield similar results. The Indian River County Sheriff's Office multi agency criminal enforcement unit, or MACE, was designed to handle all narcotic...
Home, business owners asked to take action against disease carrying mosquitoes
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- So far this year, 115 Florida residents from 26 counties, including Indian River, have contracted chikungunya while traveling in the Caribbean, where there is an ongoing outbreak of the disease. Three Florida counties now have local spread of the virus. This week, the first locally acquired infection was...
Time for Summerfest
The Symphony of the Americas Summerfest 2014 presents the Mission Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church, 3755 Highway A1A, Vero Beach. For more information, visit cultural-council.org or Symphonyoftheamericas.org....
Marching band to give halftime show sneak peek
SEBASTIAN -- The athletic fields at Sebastian River High School have been swarming with students for the past couple of weeks, but it wasn't for high school sports. The Sebastian River High School Marching Sharks came together for t...
Lawsuit over electric rates will move slowly
VERO BEACH -- A lawsuit between two Indian River County municipalities over electric rates has been put on pause for the moment due to state-mandated mediation. On July 18, the Indian River Shores Town Council voted to file a civil lawsuit against the City of Vero Beach, citing "unreasonable and ex...
Boutique offers solution to pesky problem
TREASURE COAST -- They are words any parents would rather not hear, "Your child has lice." The pesky problem can not only be embarrassing for a child in school, it can cause itching and discomfort, and if left untreated, can spread throughout a household, leaving all members itching their scalp. However, there is a new o...
Well-deserved honor
Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, right, presents flowers to Hideo Nomo, founding partner of Historic Dodgertown after being inducted into the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame July 18 prior to the South Korean All Star Game. Also recognized during the July 18 ceremony was Chan Ho Park another founding partner wh...
Residents invited to public auction
TREASURE COAST -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater invited Floridians to the 2014 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction of more than 60,000 items valued in excess of $1 million will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Double Tree Airport Hotel in Orlando. A preview of items will be held on Friday, Aug. 8. Th...
Area Tai-Chi instructor gains fame
TREASURE COAST --To see someone practicing Tai Chi on the Treasure Coast is almost like seeing a Samurai warrior walking down the streets of Manhattan. People seeing someone for the first time practicing Tai Chi in the Far East or in San Francisco's China Town usually do a double-take, but to see someone in ...
Group joins campaign to find families for children with special needs
TREASURE COAST -- Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast announced today a joint statewide campaign to increase the number of foster and adoptive parents who will care for more than 800 children in Florida with unique medical, behavioral and developmental needs. In partnership with the Florida Depar...
On tour
About 1,000 visitors to the Barrier Island Center were given a special treat recently as Melba, and Shelley, two Loggerhead turtles, were released during the seventh annual Tour de Turtles July 27. Fans of the annual migration can follow the progress of the turtles by visiting tourdeturtles.org...
Department of Health issues a mosquito-borne illness advisory
TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Department of Health in St Lucie County confirmed a case of locally-acquired chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes. If a person is infected and bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito may later spread the infection by biting another person. The county'...

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