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Archaeological dig set for January 2014
VERO BEACH -- The Old Vero Ice Age Sites committee is making progress toward their goal of searching for more clues of Vero Beach's past residents and lifestyles. Last week, the committee went to the proposed dig site to meet with the lead archaeologist for the...
No additional exemption for seniors
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River County board of county commissioners voted to reject an additional property tax exemption in the county. A vote to apply a second homestead tax exemption that applies solely to senior citizens failed to pass with the required supermajority vote, failing 3-2, wi...
Renovations continue at Schumann Center for adult day care center
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Renovations for turning the Senior Resource Association's Schumann Center in Vero Beach into an adult day care facility are nearing completion. Construction in the restroom facilities are nearly complete, one of the biggest changes needed to the existing center, said Karen Deig...
On Sunday, don't forget a Flag Day event
My father fought in World War II and was in the Navy for 26 years before retiring. He passed away in 2005, but every year, on every day that honored our military, he carefully unfolded and hung out the American flag we owned. When I was little, I remember a lot of houses on my street doing the same. Now that I'm older, and having moved from place...
Cleaning up the islands and waterways
From left front, Cori McWilliams, Trent Tougas and Lilly Tougas, members of the Wyland Foundation Youth Ambassadors for the Planet, pose with Expedition Florida 500 and Mother Ocean founder Justin Riney during Wednesday's XF 500 event in Sebastian. Despite the rain and wind brought on by Tropical Storm Andrea, Just...
Advisory council continues to pursue veteran housing options
SEBASTIAN -- The Veterans Advisory Council for the city of Sebastian will be working through the summer on developing a plan for transition housing for veterans. The five members and two alternate members of the council are made up of men and women from the local veterans groups, Veterans of Foreign ...
Starting the next chapter
Miah Shephard acknowledges her family in the stands as she crosses the stage with her diploma. Nearly 4,000 students, parents and friends packed Shark Stadium last Friday evening for the 2013 Sebastian River High School Commencement Program. After the SRHS Naval Jr. ROTC presented the colors, everyone stood as the ...
Burning yard trash in preparation for hurricane season
TREASURE COAST -- As residents prepare for Hurricane Season, they are urged to trim trees and remove yard trash before a storm threatens. This tip is to prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles during a hurricane. In rural communities, tree and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, palm fronds, trees and tree stumps sta...
Council hears land swap proposal
VERO BEACH -- During the June 4 meeting, the Vero Beach City Council heard a proposal from local developers that could change the landscape of the intersection of the 17th Street and Indian River Boulevard. The roughly 4-acre property at the southwest corner, known as the postal annex, has been calle...
Graduates get ready for their next steps
Nearly all of the caps plus a few gowns went flying after the turning of the tassels command was given. After many years of studying, the Vero Beach High School seniors began a new chapter Saturday as the graduating Class of 2013. Nearly 5,000 students, band members, family and friends filled the Citrus Bowl to giv...
Need to know
Tropical Night Luau There will be a Tropical Night Luau held from 7 to 11 p.m. on June 15 at the Quail Valley River Club, located at 2345 S.R. A1A in Vero Beach. Tickets are $85 and the proceeds benefit the Youth Guidance Program of Indian River County for its year-round mentoring program and activity programs. For more information, call (772) 77...

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