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Nonprofit meets community needs daily
FELLSMERE -- Though they may be best known for their large giveaway events during Christmas, Thanksgiving and in August before school starts, Operation Hope in Fellsmere has day-to-day programs that help advance their mission of helping the needy in the community. Jesse and Jann Zermeno, though Breva...
Sheriff's Office recognizes 911 center staff
The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunications Week from April 14-20, 2013. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch eme...
Considering the lagoon's future
About 100 participants gathered at Riverside Park Saturday for the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) 'I Love My Indian River Lagoon 5K Run/Walk.' Armed with a grant from Impact 100, students from the Indian River Charter High School have spent the last year mapping toxicity in the Indian River Lagoon...
Federal education requirements raise residents' ire
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A federal education mandate touted as preparing students for college and careers is receiving pushback from local residents and the school district is responding with an informational video series. During the Indian R...
County, sports village reach agreement on new lease
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The county and the lessees of Vero Beach Sports Village have reached a new five-year agreement to send sports tourism in Indian River County into extra innings. On April 9, Indian River County commissioners voted 4-1 to agree to a new contract with Verotown LLC, a group headed ...
Twirling and dancing for a cure
Seven-year-old Maddie Tatro, center, helps lead the Liberty Magnet Twirlers in a Disney themed dance during the Relay for Life North Indian River Friday evening. Liberty Magnet School was named a Bronze Team winner....
Time to celebrate the Earth
Hello, everyone.With everyone's love for the outdoors here in Sebastian, it makes sense that Sebastian's Earth Day Festival and Arbor Day observance should be well attended. It will take place this year from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 in Riverview Park. What I think I like best about the festival is meeting and getting more information on all the d...
Taking steps against cancer
Hundreds of supporters who have either been touched by cancer or know someone who has, gathered in Shark Stadium Friday and Saturday, for the 2013 North Indian River County Relay for Life. Thirty businesses and their families signed up for the annual event. Participants walked around the track to raise money to hel...
Week takes closer look at crime victims
TREASURE COAST - Throughout the year, when bad things happen to good people, it is the criminal who gets the focus of the attention. But once a year, a week is taken to focus on the victims of crime, during the National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which runs this year from April 21 to 28. "We want to make t...
Taking a stand and increasing awareness
Hello, everyone. One of reasons I like Vero Beach so much is because of the way the residents and local government can take a united stand for a cause. That way the case recently when it came to tobacco products and the youth that live here. We recently printed a letter to the editor from a group of high school students who were urging their peer...
Gardening is elementary
VERO BEACH -- Children at Vero Beach Elementary School have been getting dirt under their nails, sunshine on their skins and exercising their brains with gardening. The school's community and square-foot gardens were dedicated on April 8 after months of...
Fighting Indians beat Tigers
Vero Beach's Colton Pierce, right, (No. 10) scores a goal late in the first quarter against Martin County's Eric Simon (No. 17) during Vero Beach's last regular season home game Wednesday, April 10 in the Citrus Bowl. The Fighting Indians beat the Tigers 11-5....
Food and more at Taste of Vero
VERO BEACH -- The Taste of Vero took place on April 10 to a sold-out crowd. The event on Ocean Drive was deemed an outstanding success by organizers. A sold-out crowd, beautiful weather and fantastic music by Seaside Strings, Barbara Gomulka, Dase' Vu Trio, Low Key, and the Chris Fenn Band contributed to the festive atmosphere. ...
In the article titled "Donated map gets veterans talking," in the April 12 issue, Mr. Barry was incorrectly attributed for a quote. The quote should read as follows: "In 1967, I was in high school and I could not go in the military, but I had a few friends in Vietnam, and a few of them didn't come back," said Mr. Shapiro. "The Vietnam veteran is ...

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