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Volunteers needed to read to Rover
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A new option is available for individuals seeking to volunteer at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County. And all it takes is some basic dog behavior knowledge and a good book. For some people, curling up with a good book and some blankets is the perfect way to de-stress and relax, and it turns out, it is for some canines, as well. The animal shelter is looking for volunteers ...
County backs out of larger regional planning group
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Indian River County Commission assured their constituents they would be the ones making decisions about the county’s future development plans, not a South Florida regional planning group, during a recent meeting. On Dec. 18, dozens of people spoke up during the county commission meeting to let commissioners ...
2012: A year in review
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — While the phrase, “out with the old, in with the new,” is true with physical calendars, the memories of those days gone by will stay forever. In no particular order, here are some of the top stories Hometown News reported in 2012. David Gore execution A death-row inmate who confessed to ...
Bus hub location won’t be changed
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The main transit hub for the county’s public transportation system will not be moving to a new location in Vero Beach. County commissioners voted 5-0 to move ahead with staff’s recommendation to leave the GoLine bus system main hub at the intersection of 25th Street and 17th Avenue instead of moving it ...
County reaches new agreements with Piper
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — After many months of discussions, Indian River County and Piper Aircraft have renegotiated a grant incentive package the county first offered the aviation company in 2008. During a Dec. 18 meeting, county commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a new agreement that will allow the aircraft company to keep $2 million ...
Dance inclusion show
Sebastian River High School held its dance inclusion show Dec. 20 in the school's auditorium. About 35 special needs students from SRHS and another eight from Vero Beach High School, sang and danced current pop music on stage for family and friends....
Nonprofit gives toys, shoes to hundreds
TREASURE COAST -- The hundreds of runners who showed up for the YMCA's "jingle bell run" helped make Christmas merry for children across four counties. About 325 adults and 65 children signed up for the race by the YMCA of the Treasure Coast, which included drives to collect toys and sneakers for children from low-...
McKee celebrates the holidays
Nikya Hubler, her daughter, Aubrey Williams and her mom, Laura Thompson, watch as the trains pass in the holiday railroad display during 'Holidays at McKee' last Thursday evening. 'Holidays at McKee' continues Dec. 27, 28 and 29 from 6-7:30 p.m....
Up & coming
Center hosting program for grandparents, grandkids On Jan. 2, the Environmental Learning Center is conducting a special program for grandparents who have grandkids visiting them. The program will run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and is appropriate for grandparents with grandkids who are between 4 and 7 years old. The cost is $10/family ($8/family of E...

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