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Donated map gets veterans talking
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Veterans will soon be blazing a trail to check out a new detailed wall map hanging in the Victory Center Military Store in the Indian River Mall. Earlier this week, John F. Shupe, Vero Beach resident and retired chief cartographer of the National Geographic Society, and Barry S...
Indian River Mall holds summer camps expo
Ed Simmons, left, Harvest Food & Outreach Center board member and his wife Deborah, manned the booth at the Indian River Mall's Summer Camps and Attractions Expo Saturday. The Read and Feed Program, is in its fourth year at the center, provides books, breakfast and lunch and a reading curriculum for children during...
Resident to be sued by county over landscaping
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A county resident has found herself at odds with county code enforcement and will face a lawsuit. Stephanie Wright lives in the southern part of the county and cultivates edible herbs, such as oregano, and other plants on her residential property. However, county code enforceme...
Cooking up some fun
Hunter Cavebagh proudly displays her lavender infused pannacotta with plum sauce and sugar snap peas at Thursday's open house at the Richardson Center for the Indian River State College Culinary Institute. The event showcased about a dozen students' work in an informal setting and provided information about programs, ...
Debate will discuss a nuclear Iran
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- "Israel can live with nuclear Iran" is the topic of the inaugural Distinguished Lecturer Series debate to be held at Riverside Theatre on April 15. The debate will feature four expert debaters, two for and two against, each representing their competing perspectives, assumptions and logi...
Spring training a success at county sports facility
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- If baseball fields were runners, the fields at Vero Beach Sports Village would definitely qualify as "Ironmen" based on their use during this year's high school and college spring training days. The spring training season began Feb. 18 and will wrap up on April 26, but not befo...
Take your first step here
Hello, everyone. It is said that the journey to end cancer starts with a single step. This weekend, hundreds of volunteers, cancer victims and their families will spend Friday night and Saturday morning at Sebastian River High School during the North County Relay for Life taking their steps and doing their part to bring awareness to this horrible...
Happy Birthday, Fellsmere!
Fellsmere celebrated its 102nd birthday Saturday. From left, Jason Nunemaker, Fellsmere City Manager, Joel Tyson, Vice Mayor, Susan Adams, Fellsmere Mayor and other council members, tossed brightly colored celebration beads to the crowd during Saturday's parade. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast started the day ...
North County Relay for Life to be held at high school
SEBASTIAN -- Lace your sneakers and get ready to walk for a good cause, as the North Indian River County Relay for Life is held April 12 starting at 6 p.m. at the Sebastian River High School's Shark Stadium. The 18-hour event honors those struggling with cancer as well as those who have died from the disease. Opening ceremonie...
Commission vacancies open
SEBASTIAN -- Looking to make a difference in your community at the government level? The city of Sebastian is looking for you. There are a number of vacancies open on various commissions that serve the city. All the vacancies have differing requirements, but they are all volunteer positions and are reside...
Vero Beach wins duel on the dunes
The Vero Beach High School girls' lacrosse team celebrated their 13-12 victory over St. Anthony's High School varsity lacrosse team Wednesday evening during the Duel on the Dunes tournament in the Citrus Bowl. The Friars, from Melville, N.Y., were rated No. 3 in the U.S. coming into Wednesday's match....
Vero Beach officer shines in FBI academy course
VERO BEACH -- A Vero Beach police officer proved his mettle recently in an advanced training course offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Lieutenant Matthew Monaco, a 15-year veteran of the Vero Beach Police Department, recently graduated from the FBI National Academy program in Quantico, ...
Schools need help all year long
Hello, everyone. Everyone who has had children in the school system is familiar with the beginning of the year routine, helping the schools out by purchasing supplies for the students. Even throughout the year, there are various fundraisers, from gift wrap to candy bars, where the proceeds all go to help the school. I try to help when and where I...
Enjoying the beauty of Florida
Bob Anello, of Sebastian, heads out on his kayak for some relaxation and to do a little fishing around the islands in Sebastian recently. Calm winds and cool temperatures made the trek quite enjoyable....
Jail fight turns fatal
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A short fight between two inmates proved fatal last week, law enforcement officials said. Vincent Laurie, 42, was involved in a physical altercation with Thomas Solomon, 27, in the common area of a cell at the Indian River County Jail on April 3 and was flown to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, where he died...
Up & coming
Credit score seminar offered Seacoast National Bank announced that enrollment is open for its upcoming "Take Control of Your Credit Score" workshop, which is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 17 at the Vero Beach location at 1206 U.S. 1. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations may be made by emailing Michele.Knight@...

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