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Judges, sponsors still needed for science fair
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Gifford Middle School may be hosting classes as normal this week, but in the near future the campus will be chock full of hypotheses and science boards. The Education Foundation of Indian River County will present the 22nd annual Indian River Regional Science and Engineering ...
A pioneer party: Sebastian celebrates local conservationist's impact
SEBASTIAN -- A soggy 150th birthday celebration for the nation's first wildlife refuge warden isn't what Kevin Lowry planned, but the party was well enjoyed by those who braved the weather. Last week, Jan. 9 was proclaimed as Paul Kroegel Day by Sebastian Mayor Bob McPartlan during the inaugural Pi...
Camp Haven continues fight for homeless
VERO BEACH -- While holiday cheer filled the homes and streets of Vero Beach during the past few months, there were angels in who did not forget there were some who did not have a home to celebrate the holidays. While others were shopping and celebrating, Lalita Janke and other Camp Haven supporters continued to work hard to e...
Cold weather shelter has first opening of 2014
VERO BEACH -- The first blast of cold, wintery weather blew through Indian River County early last week and about 30 homeless individuals sought refuge at the county's temporary cold weather shelter. While Florida may be the one of the warmest places in the U.S., temperatures took a dive on Jan. 6 ...
Group to send Valentines to overseas troops
Hometown heroes from Vero Beach will still be deploying to Afghanistan and other hot spots around the globe, from Africa to South America, and to the Persian Gulf. The Military Moms Prayer Group has organized its Eighth Annual Valentines for Heroes drive to collect chocolate candy and Valentine cards for the troops. "Think of ch...
Plan in motion for free city dog park
VERO BEACH -- Local canines could have a fenced-in "puppy-park" on property owned by the city of Vero Beach later this year. Vero Beach City Manager Jim O'Connor is working with a not-for-profit group, The Friends of the Vero Beach Dog Exercise Area, to craft a lease for the area behind Bob Summers...
Elections office offers scholarships to select majors
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Supervisor of Elections office is accepting applications for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections scholarship. The association will award three $1,200 scholarships in 2014 to Political Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Journalism or Mass Communication majo...
Natural gas coming to Sebastian
SEBASTIAN -- A unanimous vote by the Sebastian City Council will further fuel talks with a natural gas company bringing services to Sebastian. During the Jan. 8 meeting, the council voted 4-0 in favor of offering a nonexclusive natural gas franchise to Florida City Gas. The ordinance will come back...
Recreating Downtown Vero Beach with community help
VERO BEACH -- Main Street Vero Beach, in collaboration with nine local landscape professionals, the City of Vero Beach, and dozens of committed community businesses and individuals, recently completed a number of colorful streetscape improvements that are making Historic Downtown blossom. The newly planted garden container pot...
Corrections Academy accepting applications
PALM BAY -- Those interested in a career in corrections are encouraged to apply for this year's Corrections Academy at Eastern Florida State College. The Public Safety Institute at Eastern Florida State College is currently recruiting students for its 2014 Corrections Academy. The deadline to apply for the...
Sheriff's Office updates website
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is inviting the members of the community to visit their newly designed web page at www.ircsheriff.org Some of the site's most popular features, including booking photos, warrant information and public records sea...
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Pilot Club to host Pancake Day The Treasure Coast Pilot Club is getting ready to host their 55th Pancake Day/Trifles and Treasures Sale. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 25 beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing until 11 a.m. The site for this occasion is the Vero Beach High School's Freshman Learning Center's Cafeteria, 1507 19th Street in Ve...

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