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Take precautions against mosquitos
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The social season is ramping up, but so is mosquito season. On Sept. 27, the Indian River County Health Department and the Indian River Mosquito Control District issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory for West Nile virus, based on ...
Hot-wheelin' hot dog seeks happy home
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - One of the friendliest individuals at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is short, furry, curious and has four legs and two wheels. Kody is an 8-year-old dappled dachshund that speeds around the corners and down the corridors of the animal shelter, never on...
Walk raises money, awareness
Members of The Heart Remembers team posed for a photograph during the Walk to End Alzheimer's at Humiston Beach Park Saturday. Jose Velasquez, center, was diagnosed in 2006 with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Surrounding him, left to right, back row: John Monroe, Erick Velasquez and Ramon Figeroa. Middle row: Jose...
Program prepares students for college
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Going to college can be hard, and being the first one in a family to go to college can be even harder. But Indian River State College is making it a little easier for some students. The facility recently received $2.8 million to help 165 students in Indian River County achieve their go...
Community stays busy in spite of economic woes
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Despite a foreclosure lawsuit against it, one Indian River County community has refused to let it get them down. Last month, Wells Fargo Bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit against Pointe West for a debt of $20 million. The foreclosure will not affect the community's lands with hom...
Hundreds gather to see parade
From left: Marina Martinelli, Amanda Brocksmith, Iban Dumas (shark suit), Rachael O'Neal and Eric Campbell show their school spirit during the first Sebastian River High School Sharks homecoming parade Thursday, Oct. 4....
Going for the gold
Amber Fallo celebrates as she takes the third- place position on the podium during the medal ceremony at the Florida Special Olympics Aquatics Championships Saturday at the North County Aquatics Center. Thanks to the 375 volunteers who help coordinate the event, the 335 swimmers, from all over the state, are able t...
Negotiations continue with FP&L
VERO BEACH - Vero Beach City Council members renewed their exclusivity agreement with Florida Power & Light for the sale of the municipal electric utility. On Oct. 2, the council voted 4-1, with Councilman Jay Kramer dissenting, to extend the letter of intent with FP&L for another six months, expirin...
There's always time for a good story
Story time with Miss Julie is back at the Children's Store at the Vero Beach Book Center. About 100 parents and children filled the reading area Friday, Sept. 28 to hear her read from a selection of books including 'Oh Nuts.'...
Police union ratifies 3-year contract
VERO BEACH - A majority of union police officers voted to approve the third version of a contract between the city and the union. The three-year contract preserves the ranks and salaries of all the officers, instead of reducing ranks as had been originally proposed. The...
Walk helps raise awareness
About 200 walkers made their way north on Ocean Drive Saturday morning during the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Supporters of a cure braved the hot and humid conditions and walked the 2.5-mile course to help raise awareness and funds to defeat the disease....
In the Oct. 5 issue of the Sebastian River Area edition of Hometown News, information about the number of open seats and names of incumbents running for Fellsmere City Council was incorrect. There are four candidates running for three seats on Fellsmere City Council. Incumbents Joel Tyson and Fernando Herrera are running for re-election and are c...
School celebrates homecoming
Sebastian Shark cheerleader Jayne Lynn Hernandez, 6, gets her pompoms going at the Sebastian River High School homecoming parade Thursday, Oct. 4. The first parade for homecoming drew about 25 entrants for the mile-long march to Riverview Park....
Up & coming
Help raise funds for medical tests A fundraiser for the Women's Healthcare Safety net fund will take place Oct. 23 at Blue Star Wine Bar at 5:30 p.m. The fund enables women to be able to get routine tests such as pap smears and baseline mammograms, to prevent health issues later. Cost is a $35 donation per person. The bar is located at 925 Boug...

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