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Area businesses invited to measure up
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Employers and business leaders from Indian River County gathered at Riverside Theatre last week to hear how they can improve their workplace culture. The Indian River County Best Places to Work program by Workforce Solutions held a network...
Free breakfast seminar to focus on home, health
By Jessica Tuggle jtuggle@hometownnewsol.com INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River County Health Department wants men and their families to build up their health and strengthen their home lives. The health department and the Indian River County HIV/AIDS Awareness Network are sponsoring a free "Man Up and SOS Family Matters: Come As You Are" su...
FCAT results have district questioning value of test
Superintendent: There are no answers By Jessica Tuggle jtuggle@hometownnewsol.com INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The dramatic drop in passing student scores for the FCAT writing test is a big concern, said area school district leaders. An average of a 60 percent drop in the passing rate for writing scores for the FCAT test sent shockwaves around the s...
Volunteers needed to package meals
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A truckload of food ready to be packaged and sent to Haiti will arrive at the Gifford Youth Activity Center on June 9, and volunteers are needed to help make it happen. The Rev. Scott Alexander of the Unitarian Universalist Fe...
Garden celebration calls for flower photos
VERO BEACH - A veritable rainbow will be blooming on the ponds in McKee Botanical Garden this summer. The tropical paradise Vero Beach is known to be will be on full and vibrant display at the garden. Capturing its beauty and winning a family pass to see it year round for free is just a button push a...
State Champions get their Rings
Sebastian River High School Lady Sharks girl's basketball State 7A Championship team received championship rings donated by Sebastian River Medical Center recently. From left: Michael Studzke, athletic director, Terri Amy, head coach, assistant coaches, Mia Johnson and Chris Jefferson, manager Emily Blondek and players Tayler Smith, Nicole Clark, L...
Team Captures Championship
The DNE Sales Yankees were the regular season major league champions for Vero Beach American Little League, ending the regular season with a 14-2 record. They went on to win the end of season majors tournament, edging out the Allstate Indians 5-4. As league champions, the Yankees competed against the Croom Dodgers, who were the majors league champi...
Man who robbed two banks pleads guilty
By Jay Meisel meisel@hometownnewsol.com VERO BEACH - A Dania Beach man told authorities that he visited banks in Vero Beach and Indialantic because he needed money to start a business. But authorities said Harvey Ward, 64, chose to rob the banks rather than apply for loans. Last month, facing two charges of bank robbery, Mr. Ward plead guilty ...
Water Play
David Ethridge sets up to jump on a water pipe at the Gifford Aquatics Center last Thursday. Three kindergarten classes from Dodgertown Elementary School spent the day at the pool as a reward for good behavior and a successful school year....
Tree planted in memory of murdered woman
GIFFORD - As the leaves of the newly planted green buttonwood tree blew last Saturday, some said just as the unseen wind was present, so was the spirit of Shanice Smith. The tree was planted in memory of Ms. Smith, who authorities said was fatally shot on Dec. 14 by the estranged boyfriend, Leshannon Jero...
Many attend inaugural event
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Friends, clients and families of SunUp ARC, Special Olympics, Special Scouts, Special Equestrians, the Parent Advocacy Group, Home Depot and the Italian American Club of Sebastian all attended the inaugural SunUp ARC open house held April 28. "The open house for Sun Up ARC, was a community tribute to the re...

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