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Kids go 'buggy' for mosquito lesson
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Some school field trips are to amusement parks or museums, but last week students from Sebastian Elementary School visited the Indian River Mosquito Control in Vero Beach for a lesson on mosquito monitoring from the experts. Pat Morgan, an arbovirus technician, and other staff ...
Making a home for ducklings
Landy Gallucci, Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County receiving counselor, holds a 10-day-old baby duck, one of three found along U.S. 1 near Sebastian. A Humane Society staff member said it is their goal to raise them so they can be adopted....
Education and research are focus for new farm
FELLSMERE -- The newest farm in Fellsmere is not just about producing high quality shrimp for consumers, but also about showing the community how to get involved with new farming technologies and building better lives. Cliff Morris, CEO of Florida Organic Aquaculture, created a nonprofit foundation t...
Booklet will help you be ready for a pet emergency
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Sixteen-year-old Tippy likes toys, specifically rawhide chew toys. However, were it not for the quick thinking and wisdom of her human companion, Tricia Stoddard, her playtime would have come to an end. When a piece of the chew toy slipped dow...
Governor signs bill banning texting and driving
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Last week, Florida became the 41st state to ban texting while driving, effective Oct. 1. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law on May 28 that makes it illegal to manually type or enter multiple letters, numbers, symbols or other characters into a wireless communication device ...
Never too young to help
Dylan Kapp, 7, of Vero Lake Estates, tosses his three-foot bait net along the Wabasso Causeway Saturday. When he wasn't fishing with his grandfather Dennis, he chose to throw his net to keep them both in bait....
Last chance for great music
Hello, everyone. Even though the temperature is rising, that's not stopping people from planning some great events. I find that there are always new ideas being tried, and some of these turn out to be a great success. If you love music, head over to Riverview Park in Sebastian on Friday, June 7, where Swamp Fox will put on a free concert from 5:3...
A three-legged race to the finish
The Sebastian Elks held their annual Memorial Day Picnic on May 27 at the lodge. More than 250 members and guests honored the men and women who gave their all for our country with a moment of silence, the playing of "Taps" and Lee Greenwood's, "God Bless The USA." Fun, games, and good times were enjoyed by ever...
Waiting in line
Merrick Lefebure, 5, of Vero Lake Estates, waits his turn to have his mangrove snapper measured. Nearly 250 children ages 5-12 gathered under the Merrill P. Barber Bridge Saturday morning for the annual 'Take a Kid Fishing' event, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Vero -Treasure Coast. For more than a decade, the Ki...
Pelican Island story now documentary
SEBASTIAN -- More than 100 years ago, German immigrant and Sebastian resident Paul Kroegel stood guard over the thousands of pelicans and other birds that called Pelican Island their home. Now, his story, and the story of Pelican Island, will soon be heard worldwide, as the documentary "America's Gatekeep...
Crime Stoppers holds annual banquet
TREASURE COAST -- Crime Stoppers of the Treasure Coast held their annual awards banquet at the Pelican Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 15. While honoring Treasure Coast's law enforcement agencies for the remarkable services they perform, Crime Stoppers also paid a special tribute to Judge Eddie Swan who passed away this past year...
Plenty to do in Vero Beach
Hello, everyone. Even though the temperature is rising, that's not stopping people from planning some great events. I find that there are always new ideas being tried, and some of these turn out to be a great success. For example, take the Italian American Civic Association in Indian River County. On May 25, they held their first Latin dance part...
Getting hooked on a hobby
Seven-year-old Christopher Clanton, of Vero Beach, quickly scoops up his catch so he can get it measured. Nearly 250 children ages 5-12 gathered under the Merrill P. Barber Bridge Saturday morning for the annual 'Take a Kid Fishing' sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Vero -Treasure Coast. For more than a decade, the ...
Swimmer goes missing, presumed dead
A swimmer went missing on Friday evening, May 31, off South Beach in Vero Beach and is now presumed dead. Authorities have identified the swimmer as 22-year-old Christopher Milfort from Hawaii. For the rest of Friday until dark fell, rescuers searched the area. At daybreak on Saturday, Indian River County Fire Rescue crews began th...
Residents play major role in preservation
Dolphins, pelicans and manatees are dying at record rates in the Indian River Lagoon. The last two summers produced the largest, densest and most damaging algae blooms ever recorded in the lagoon. Bloom impacts included loss of 31,600 acres of seagrass, the tropical forest of the lagoon floor. As a result, commercial and recre...
Displaying the catch
Ben George, 7, of Vero Beach, shows off one of the uglier fish caught, a rock fish....
Need to know
Hurricane Expo to take place at mall Hurricane Preparedness Expo, Home Show will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Indian River Mall in Vero Beach, presented by the mall and 93.7 The Breeze for the tenth year. More than 40 vendors are expected this year with products ranging from shutters, generators, roofing and new technology in hurricane preparatio...

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