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Fellsmere challenge course open for public use
FELLSMERE -- The skyscraping wooden towers in Fellsmere visible from Interstate 95 can now be seen up close and personal by members of the public. Approximately one year after breaking ground, the Florida Tech challenge course in Fellsmere is completed and being used by the university's Army ROTC stu...
Family starts over after devastating house fire
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Within the past month, firefighters have been seen at the Indian River County Firefighters Fair, on the job fighting serious blazes and lending a helping hand to one of their own. Two weeks ago, an early morning fire consumed the family home of Sc...
Celebrating local history
The Heritage Center, in downtown Vero Beach, was home to 'A Heritage Celebration,' the Indian River Story, Thursday, March 14. In a chronological historical order, booths started at the front door with 1,200 BP, The Old Vero Ice Age Committee to the present. Ruth Stanbridge, Indian River County historian, discusses...
Getting off to a colorful start
Nearly 4,000 people came to Pointe West Saturday morning to run, have fun and help the Senior Resource Association. Runners ran in waves and were pelted with handfuls of colored cornstarch at various points along the route, including at the finish line. Karen Deigl, president/CEO, said the event 'exceeded her expec...
Working waterfront lease decision delayed
SEBASTIAN -- The Sebastian City Council has delayed a vote on the proposed new contract for the working waterfront program with a nonprofit organization until April. Despite two hours of discussion on the city's proposed new working waterfront lease with Fisherman's Landing Sebastian during the March...
Tom Corr named 2013 Entrepreneur of Year
TREASURE COAST -- Exemplifying the innovation, drive and persistence of a successful entrepreneur, Thomas L. Corr Jr. was recognized with the Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneur Program's 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year on March 12 at the Indian River State College Richardson Center at the Mueller Campus in Vero Beach. "Tom Corr has ...
Making friends at Pelican Island
Mckayla Cloran, 3, of Vero Lake Estates, admires, from afar, a red rat snake at the Pelican Island Wildlife Festival in Riverview Park on March 16. The festival honored America's first National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1903, with live wildlife shows by the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center and the Treasure Coas...
Vero Beach voters back sale of electric utility
VERO BEACH -- Vero Beach voters answered the "to sell, or not to sell" question with a resounding "yes" during a special election last week. The Vero Beach City Council-approved referendum question to the public whether to sell the municipal electrical utility...
Proud of where we live
Hello again, everyone. It's been some busy weeks here in Sebastian, and I'm not sure it's going to let up anytime soon. It was a lot of fun this past weekend at the Pelican Island Wildlife Festival in Riverview Park. There's a lot of history to be proud of, and I'm glad this is a community that shares that pride. A special congratulations goes ou...
Supporting the Senior Resource Association
Tracy Kendrick of Vero Beach heads into the foam at the starting line during the Color Me Rad 5K Run Saturday at Pointe West. ...
Association names Emergency Service Provider of the Year
TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast Fire Chiefs' Association honored Lt. David Dangerfield as Emergency Service Provider of the Year at their annual awards banquet held Jan. 18 at Gator Trace Country Club in Fort Pierce. "The TCFCA wishes to congratulate Lt. Dange...
Seniors take the stage this week
Hello everyone. I want to take a moment to offer my congratulations to Thomas Corr for being chosen as the recipient of the Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneur of the Year. Looking over his accomplishments, it is obvious he cares deeply about his community. It is people like Mr. Corr that make Indian River County and the surrounding areas a better pla...
Lady Indians battled hard
The Vero Beach Lady Indians Girl's Lacrosse team took on the girls from the McDonogh School in the Citrus Bowl Wednesday, March 13. Vero Beach came out strong in the first half, scoring three goals to the Eagles one in the first five minutes of play. The Eagles came back tough in the second half. Vero's Katy Pridem...
Up & coming
Annual Easter egg hunt taking place March 23 The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will present its 54th annual Easter Egg Hunt March 23, beginning at 10 a.m., at Mulligan's Grille & Raw Bar in Vero Beach for children up to age 9. Bring a basket and a donation of six empty plastic eggs. For more information, call (772) 567-2144 or visit ...

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