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Birders search for rare migrating bird
SEBASTIAN -- Humans are definitely a large percentage of the guests to visit Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Sebastian, but the kind of visitors that fly in on their own set of wings are also joyfully received. Last week, a human visitor from Vermont spotted a rare winged visitor from the ...
Detectives investigate drive-by shooting
Detectives from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office are looking for witnesses or people with any information about a drive-by shooting in Vero Beach last week. The two victims struck with small caliber projectiles are recovering after being treated for their non-life-threatening injuries at Lawn...
Shoring up the dune
Brian Tatro, of Henry Fischer and Sons, talks with James Gray, County Coastal Engineer for Indian River County about placement of 2,100 cubic yards of sand during the Emergency Dune Stabilization project at Wabasso Beach last Wednesday. Starting next Monday, Golden Sands Beach will be closed for 3-4 weeks and will ...
Thousands attend fest
Gardenfest 2013, sponsored by the Garden Club of Indian River County, drew several thousand garden enthusiasts the oak trees in Riverside Park last weekend. Five-year-old Ryan Marshall, of Sebastian, found a gold mine among this booth filled with wrought iron yard ware....
Young scientists at work
Gifford Middle School was home to the 21st annual Science Fair Feb. 1-2. Nearly 500 students, grades K-12, participated in the fair. More than $1 million was offered in prizes. Betsey Tait, left, listens as Katie Croom of St, Edwards School, talks about her Super Soil project and how plants do better when top soil ...
Acupuncture gives pup new outlook on life
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Visitors to the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County would never guess that just a few months ago a little white puff-ball of a puppy named Buffy was once paralyzed. The one-year-old stray female Maltese/poodle mix arrived at the animal shelter on Nov. 26 courte...
Behind the scenes advice for Valentine's Day
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Roses are red, violets are blue. When it comes to Valentine's Day, local businesses can help you get a clue. On the outside, Valentine's Day is perfect roses and dainty chocolates, but behind the scenes, planning a special romantic interlude on your own can mean pricked fingers and a distinctly burnt kitchen smell. Luckily, ...
Popcorn science
The Education Foundation of Indian River County held the 21st Annual Science Fair Saturday at Gifford Middle School. Nearly 500 students from all over Indian River County participate in the annual event. Alex McLaughlin, a fifth-grade student at Pelican Island Elementary, explains how kernels of popcorn pop when ...
Credit card payment option for city services coming to Sebastian
SEBASTIAN -- Payment for some city services can soon be paid for with the swipe of a plastic card. During the Jan. 23 Sebastian City Council meeting, City Manager Al Minner announced an outside company will bring the credit card payment service option for the first time in the city's history. The exa...
Birdhouses get historical update
Judy Wertz, of Vero Beach, walks through the 'It's For Birds' booth at Gardenfest 2013 sponsored by the Garden Club of Indian River County last Saturday. The birdhouses, built by Larry Smith, are replicas of old historical buildings, homes and stores found across the country....
Up & coming
Farm tour taking place Feb. 16 The Slow Food, Gold & Treasure Coast Chapter will host its second annual farm tour on Feb. 16. The public is invited to tour more than a dozen farms that share the values of slow food and have agreed to participate in the annual event. The tour is free to the public, although donations to the chapter will be accep...
Show draws big crowds
Laurie Gaines, left, talks with Joni Lima of Iron Renaissance about a sign from the Quoddy Moccasins which were made in Maine by Passamaquoddy Indians in the 1930s. They were among the 400 vendors on hand at the 17th Annual Vero Beach Extravaganza at the Indian River County Fairgrounds Feb. 1-3....

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