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Residents assess damage after storm
VERO BEACH - When Joyce Hoffeditz heard the storm coming on Aug. 27, she rushed and took refuge in a bedroom in her Vero Palm Estates manufactured home, she recalled the next day. As it turned out, the tornado that damaged more than 20 homes in the development, left that bedroom unscathed, while breaking ...
Businesses show concern about seagrass
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Due to the recent environmental shift in the Indian River Lagoon, nearly all of the seagrass that grew between just north of Sebastian and the 17th Street Bridge in Vero Beach has disappeared. Businesses along the lagoon are concerned that because of this depleting source, their customers ...
Helping scholars
Sebastian River and Vero Beach High Schools squared off on Billy Livings Field Friday evening for the Dollars for Scholars seventh annual football classic. Added bleachers were needed to accommodate the huge crowd for the popular cross-town match-up. Shark's defensive backs Jaefous Taylor (No. 20) left and Javonte ...
New forum created for veterans' issues and concerns
SEBASTIAN - For the first time in Sebastian's history, the city will have an advisory board to hear specifically from veterans. The Sebastian veteran's advisory board is made up of representatives of the two larger veterans organizations in the north county, the American Legion, Post 189 and the Vete...
Cleaning up after Isaac
The beach along Sebastian Inlet State Park was littered with seaweed and trash thanks to the high surf from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac last week. Eddie Riga of Sebastian is a volunteer in the park and spent time picking up trash along the south jetty last Wednesday....
Food bank head to lead state group
TREASURE COAST - In her latest venture to help end hunger Judith Cruz, CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank, has been named president of the Florida Association of Food Banks. Under Ms. Cruz's leadership, the FAFB's role in getting fresh produce on the tables of hungry people throughout Florida will be expanded usin...
Indians blank Sharks
The Citrus Bowl was filled to capacity Friday evening for the Dollars for Scholars seventh annual football classic. Vero Beach and Sebastian River high schools squared off on Billy Livings and gave the fans their money's worth. Vero Beach's Jason Pierre (No. 20) turned the corner and headed for the end zone to make...
Vero man site to be revisited
VERO BEACH - Decades after the Vero Beach Man site was originally discovered and just three years after a man found an extinct elephant bone, archaeologists have decided to revisit the archaeological site to find lost animal and human bones from the end of the ice age. Sandra Rawls, former chairwoman and curren...
Isaac spares turtle nests
Although Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac passed to the south of Indian River County, its rain and high surf were felt all along the Treasure Coast. The erosion at Conn Beach was quite noticeable....
Local company wins award for innovation and growth
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - An Indian River County business on the rise was recognized as a company to watch. eMindful is a mind-body wellness company providing innovative online classes to employers to help their employees reduce stress, smoking, overeating and other behaviors that can be detrimental to ...
Drug summit to bring together many different organizations, law enforcement
TREASURE COAST - In what is being touted as the first of its kind, a drug summit next month will bring together federal, state and local officials with private organizations to discuss the ongoing drug abuse problem. The Hanley Center, which has facilities in West Palm Beach and Vero Beach to help people ...
Shoring up Coconut Point
Workers with Dickerson Aggregate and Atkins North America joined forces to shore-up Coconut Point at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Years of erosion from boat traffic and the constant incoming and outgoing tides have taken its toll on the point. Tom Edwards uses a backhoe to set large rip-rack rock on a bed of geo-fab...

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