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'Pachyderm paradise' shows progress
FELLSMERE -- The 225-acre property of the National Elephant Center is quiet except for some last-minute construction checks, but standing in the gigantic galvanized metal barn, it's easy to imagine the sound of trumpeting elephants wafting through the air. Last wee...
Seeing the world through a painter's lens
SEBASTIAN -- "I don't consider myself an artist yet." With completed paintings hanging in many of the rooms in his house, including one with a blue ribbon pinned by it, it's hard to believe Peter Montalbano of Sebastian isn't an artist with excellent skills and detail. Mr. Montalbano is a self-taught...
Art in bloom
The Vero Beach Museum of Art held its annual Free Community Celebration Saturday. The event included Art in Bloom, a three-day event, which mixed floral arrangements together with art, faculty artists gave demonstrations and presentations during the Museum Art School Open House, free tours of the museum's galleries...
Armed robbery suspects arrested in Georgia
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Georgia police have arrested suspects who may have been involved with an armed robbery at an electronics store in Vero Beach last week. A press release from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said four suspects are in custody in Camden County, Ga., after the Brevard Count...
Gridiron offers second chance to local talent
TREASURE COAST -- For most players, when the last football game of the high school season is over, it's time to hang up their cleats. For some, leaving school to get a job to support a family instead of pursuing the dream of hitting the college football field becomes a harsh reality. For others, l...
Businesses collaborate to boost tourism
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY Recently, a group of enthusiastic marketing professionals from local businesses took Indian River County on the road and made a big splash at The Villages Travel Expo with more than 8,500 attendees. Representing more than 25 local businesses, members of ...
Meeting a few unusual neighbors
Ilka Daniel, Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County Director of Animal Protective Services and Bruce Dangerfield, Vero Beach Police Department Animal Control Officer, gave a well-informed presentation on urban wildlife Thursday evening. Adi Threlkeld, of Vero Beach, shows she's not at all afraid of th...
Sebastian, it's time for fairs and festivals
I hope you have time to read this, as this weekend is going to keep you busy traveling from place to place. From the air show to the seafood festival, there is enough going on in our area to make me tired just thinking about it. But if you can pencil in a 'must do' or two, please take an hour or so to visit the March Craft Show taking place from ...
Electric utility sale and purchase agreement approved by council
VERO BEACH -- A majority of the Vero Beach City Council voted last week to approve a purchase and sales agreement for the city electric utility to Florida Power & Light after several years of questions, discussions and negotiations. In a 3-2 vote, with councilme...
Lots to enjoy at annual wingfest
The Dickie Fredericks Band performed for the Sunrise Rotary Florida Craft Beer and Wingfest Saturday on Royal Palm Pointe. Thousands of beer and hot wing lovers filled Royal Palm Pointe on Feb. 23 for the second annual Florida Craft Beer and Wingfest sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary Club. Twenty wings vendors, more ...
Nice days to be outside in Vero Beach
The weather has certainly taken a turn for the beautiful here in Vero Beach. So why stay indoors? There is so much to do this weekend. There is a festival everywhere this weekend, from the Grant Seafood Festival in the north, to the Sebastian Craft Fair, to the Air show at the airport. Just remember to stay safe in the sun. If you have questions ...
In the Feb. 22 story titled, "Dance brings children together," we incorrectly identified the student with Teacher Tinamarie Ioffredo. We regret the error....
Up & coming
Hospital to host job fair Indian River Medical Center is hosting an on-site job fair between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 2 in their Medical Classrooms A and B, located on the first floor of the hospital. IRMC is located off 37th Street in Vero Beach. It is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace. For more informat...

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