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Book drive aims to encourage young readers
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Turning letters into sounds and sounds into words is one secret to boosting brainpower. Now the community can be directly involved in stimulating young minds. The psychology department of the Indian River County School District is asking the community to participate throughout ...
New natural gas pipelines coming to county
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- One of the most highly sought after and lower cost forms of energy could soon be accessible to more commercial and residential properties in Indian River County. A representative from Florida City Gas gave a presentation during the Nov. 20 county commission meeting about a new ...
Annual event benefits animals
Marvin and Jean Messex enjoy some of the 200 pieces of art on hand at the Art for Animals fundraiser at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County Friday evening. Portions of the three-day show and sale benefit the HSVB. Last weekend's event helped raise nearly $7,000....
Environmental discovery center to celebrate 25 years
WABASSO -- Twenty-five years ago, the Environmental Learning Center was just a dream. But now, more than 300,000 people have heard the story of the Indian River Lagoon's ecology and have been inspired by the center's environmentally conscious choic...
Lauren's Way helps homeless
Lauren Weaver arranges supply items in a kit during Lauren's Way Thanksgiving drive at Waldo's Saturday. The 12-year-old student uses this time of the year to gather donations to help the homeless in Indian River County. For more information, go to laurensway.org....
Up the River annual race benefits By the River
Robin Fratto and her dog, Kiwi, cross the finish line on her stand-up paddleboard during the 'Up the River with a Paddle' event at Dale Wimbrow Park Nov. 17. Proceeds from the event benefit By the River, an independent living facility in Sebastian. For more information, call (772) 913-5144....
Community to celebrate 120th birthday
ROSELAND -- A small community of people in unincorporated Indian River County carry on a 120-year-old tradition of private, quiet life with natural surroundings. Roseland, a small community just north of the city of Sebastian, began to see its first settlers in 1892, between the shores of the St. Seb...
Reunion unites trauma survivors with care team
TREASURE COAST -- Mariela Garcia doesn't remember March 16. But the trauma care team that took care of her does. That was the day the Vero Beach resident was run over by a car and rushed to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center with a broken femur, exploded spleen, two broken ribs, a damaged liver and a collapse...
Taking a stroll downtown
Santa arrived like a rock star during Christmas in Downtown Friday evening in downtown Vero Beach. Live music, food and vendors lined 14th Avenue for the annual event....
Hundreds attend regional planning workshops
TREASURE COAST -- A series of workshops to gather public feedback on a proposal to create a regional development plan attracted about 700 attendees in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Palm Beach counties in October and November. The Southeast Flo...
Clearing space for habitat
Volunteer Sam Chancellor cuts one of the many pine trees on a piece of property, which is home to endangered scrub jays in Sebastian. The property owner, Jane Schnee, needs help clearing pine trees from the property to qualify it as a scrub jay habitat. For more information, call (772) 589-3201....
Helping nonprofits
Kristen Beck, left, gives Dorothy Kay some instructions about her kayak during the Rotary Vero Oceanside charity poker paddle in McWilliams Park Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefit nonprofit organizations such as the Gifford Youth Activities Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Youth Guidance, to name a few....
Up & coming
Tree lighting taking place Indian River Medical Center will host the 22nd anniversary of the auxiliary's tree of lights ceremony on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. on the hospital grounds. Winners of the hospital's annual children's holiday art contest will also be announced. The public is welcome to view all contestants' drawings on www.irmc.cc beginning Dec...
Kayakers paddle for By the River
Mike Beck of the Florida Outdoor Center helps guide an elephant canoe through a course during the 'Up the River with a Paddle' event Saturday Nov. 17. Proceeds from the event benefit By the River, an independent living facility in Sebastian. For more information, go to BytheRiver.org or call (772) 913-5144....

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