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Homeless facility backers urge support for project
VERO BEACH - Supporters of a conceptual homeless camp for Indian River County homeless took their message to the streets on June 28 to raise awareness for the Camp Haven project. Community officials, church members and representatives from nonprofit groups held signs at major intersections in the city to convey...
Museum teaches the art of creating art
Six-year-old Robert Malone adds a dash of color to a watercolor painting during the Vero Beach Museum of Art's summer art camp last week. Camps include specialties in digital photography, pastels, clay and more. Art camps at the museum run through August 10. Openings are still available. For more information, call ...
Bus line celebrates 1 millionth rider
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The assumption that Florida residents are addicted to their automobiles isn't quite accurate for Indian River County residents after its public transit system recently celebrated its 1 millionth rider in less than a year. GoLine, the county's free public bus system broke a ridership record...
Groups ask for medical supplies for Haiti
VERO BEACH - The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and the Gifford Youth Activity Center have joined forces again to raise awareness and support the people of Haiti. On June 25, and for the three subsequent Mondays following, the organizations are urging people to stop by one of two drop off centers to donate ...
Junior humane officers
More than a dozen area students took part in the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County junior humane officer training last week. The junior officers took notes as they arrived at the scene of a (toy) dog locked in a hot car with the windows up. From left: Camden Wallace, Carson Brown, Shane Brecker a...
Mobile app lets parents track kids
VERO BEACH - Mobile Office Software Solutions of Vero Beach released a smartphone application that gives parents a new, high-tech way of tracking their children. The application, called Trackster is an inexpensive GPS-based application that works on any Apple ...
Center teaches stewardship
Zoe Keppel of Sebastian watches native species in the Environmental Learning Center's saltwater aquarium wet lab during young explorers camp last week. The ELC offers different environmental camps targeted to specific grade levels. For more information call (772) 589-5050....
Council begins preliminary talk on tax rate
SEBASTIAN - Sebastian property owners may soon see their property tax bills increase if the Sebastian City Council ultimately decides to raise the tax rate next year. The motion to set what the maximum property tax rate increase could be for 2013 was approved unanimously during Wednesday night's council meeting...
Experiencing the lagoon
Joseph Inkell, left, and Andrew Novak, both of Vero Beach, enjoy the sea life in the touch tank at the Environmental Learning Center last Thursday. Cheyenne Dong, a volunteer camp counselor, shows the boys a baby horseshoe crab that lives in the tank....
Operation targets pill mills
TREASURE COAST - When the head of a prescription drug trafficking organization was notified that a patient died, he responded "people die every day," according to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration press release. Last week, as a result of a lengthy investigation, authorities charged the head of the or...
Student plans to use GI Bill to attend college
VERO BEACH - What does Kelsey Patrick plan to study in college? The pretty and petite recent Vero Beach High School graduate shifts slightly in the seat at McDonald's in South Vero Beach where she works. She shifts again, and shrugs. "Don't know," she says finally. "I'll see what life serves." That observ...
Learning about nature
This bull shark jawbone is full of teeth and on display in the wet lab at the Environmental Learning Center. Liana Rosicham Nader, a student in the ELC young explorers camp, posed with it. For more information about summer camps at the ELC call (772) 589-5050....
Juvenile accused of robbing store
VERO BEACH - A 12-year-old boy told authorities, "I wanted to do something bad," after being accused of robbing a store clerk at knifepoint, an arrest affidavit said. Alonzo Williams, 12, 2843 Sixth St. S.W., a sixth-grade student at Oslo Middle School, was arrested by the Indian River County Sheriff's Office on June 26 and charged w...

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