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Anonymous donation delays off-leash dog park closing
VERO BEACH — The private, off-leash dog park on 12th Street and 16th Avenue in Vero Beach received a donation from a “Christmas angel” which will allow it to stay open through Feb. 28. Park directors had previously announced the park would close on Dec. 31. Directors for Dogs For Life, the nonprofit that owns the 4.5 acre parcel, said ...
Getting a closer look
The Environmental Learning Center opened its campus for the holidays for Winter Green Night Lights last Thursday and Friday. Reef Blackman, 3, enjoys time with Jean Taber in the Imagination Station's touch tank....
New pirate playground set installed at sports complex
SEBASTIAN — Children visiting the Barber Street Sports Complex can drop anchor and play for hours on the new “Jolly Voyager” pirate ship playground. The 45-foot by 30-foot newly installed pirate ship playground can be found in a sea of rubber mulch at the Creative Playground site. Young lads and lasses can ...
Always something to do
Volunteers Karen Falcon, George Henkle, top and Cindy Pless, bottom, help Marinezi Marceleno, 7, Valeria Garcia, 8, Misael Marceleno, 10, Geraldo Andrade, 7, and mom, Veronica Marceleno into a Environmental Learning Center canoe for canoeing under the twinkling lights during Winter Green Night Lights last Thursday ...
School district terminates temporary HR director
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — After five days on the job, the Indian River County School District’s temporary human resources director was removed from his post. During the Dec. 14 school board meeting, the board voted 4-0 to terminate a contract with the law firm Brown, Garganese, Weiss and D’Agresta for the consultant, Stuart Singer, who served the school board as the head of human resources. ...
Santa's helpers
Annabelle Stephens, 10, right, gets a hand making a holiday hat Saturday during the annual Youth Guidance 2012 holiday party at St. Helen's gymnasium. More than 70 of Indian River County's at-risk children were paired with 70 mentors for arts and crafts, prizes and a pizza lunch. Of the 300 children in the YG progr...
Tax collector: permits coming closer to home
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The wait time for appointments and applications for concealed weapons permits may soon be drastically reduced, said the county tax collector. The state legislature is scheduled to vote on a bill this session that would allow the Department of Agriculture to give tax collectors authority to collect the information needed to apply for or ...
A holiday tradition
Jaime Barnes, 7, left and Deb Polackowich make the turn in the snowball race during the Youth Guidance 2012 holiday party Saturday at St. Helen's gymnasium. About 70 children and their mentors took part in the annual event. Youth Guidance relies on mentors to help mentor at-risk children in Indian River County....
Golf cart ordinance in works for certain city streets
VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach City Council will soon discuss allowing some golf cart drivers to use city streets as a valid method of transportation. During the Dec. 4 meeting, the council heard from city manager Jim O’Connor that there have been misunderstandings of where golf carts can be driven on roadways in the Riomar Country Club...
Vero wins
Sebastian Lady Shark Gabby Westenburge (No. 8) tries to block a header by Vero Beach's Kaley Fennell (No. 2) during their game in the Citrus Bowl Thursday evening. Vero Beach won 8-0....
Up & coming
Be 'green' this holiday season The Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District encourages residents to think "green" and live "green" this holiday season by recycling and reusing. Packing peanuts, Styrofoam packaging, wrapping paper, Christmas trees, computers, televisions and other electronics can all be recycled or reused. Coming soon w...

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