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Festival for plant lovers returns
VERO BEACH -- The organizers of this year's annual garden extravaganza are advising guests to BYOW, bring your own wagon. The Garden Club of Indian River County is gearing up for one of the highlights of the late winter season, Gardenfest!, which will be held at Riverside Park Feb. 2-3 starting at 9 a....
Vero-made submarine featured on TV program
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A rotund yellow submersible manufactured in Vero Beach went where no one has gone before to capture video of one of the ocean's most elusive creatures: the giant squid. A Triton 3300/3 submarine, carrying a pilot and two passengers built by Triton Submarines in Vero Beach, outfitted with specialized low-light ...
Vero takes district title
Vero Beach High School's girl's varsity soccer team scored big last Thursday evening by beating St. Lucie West Centennial 4-1 in the District 6-5A championship. Vero's Alana Hockenhull, right, exits a celebration tunnel and returns to the field for the trophy presentation. The Lady Indians finished the season undef...
Schools, nonprofit, aim to increase literacy rates
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- They say pictures are worth 1,000 words and one nonprofit is hoping its posters of faces of elementary-age students will lead to thousands of words read and understood by county third graders. The Learning Alliance spread the word about their focus on literacy during late January...
Art and music
The Penny Creek Band, from left: Robert Feathers, Bo Frazer, Susan Pounds and Isaac Taylor played live bluegrass for the crowd at the 12th annual Sebastian River Fine Art and Music Festival Saturday in Riverview Park. Behind them on stage were four pieces of art painted by students at Liberty Magnet School, Sebasti...
Felines need forever homes
SEBASTIAN -- Moving away from home is stressful enough when it is planned, but an unplanned moving day can fluster and confuse even the coolest of cats. Last week, 18 Persian cats of various ages were surrendered to the nonprofit Helping Animals Live and Overcome Rescue in Sebastian. The 18 cats, adult...
Rowing for their dream
About 40 boys and girls, members of the Sebastian River High School crew, rowed in shifts of one hour each to raise money for the Sharks rowing team Saturday at the Sebastian River Fine Art and Music festival. From left, 10th-grade students Nicole Derosa, Kate Houck and Chantelle Chandonnet make it to the half way ...
City hopes to curb lagoon pollution with sewer hookup grants
SEBASTIAN -- The health of the Indian River Lagoon weighs heavy on the minds of government and community leaders, and Sebastian has created a new grant program to help taxpayers and prevent more damage to the lagoon's ecosystem. The Sebastian Community Redevelopment Agency, made up of members of the S...
In action
Vero Beach Lady Indian Nicole McClain, (No. 14) left, barely gets off her shot against Eagle's defender Kaelyn Butala (No. 17) during Thursday evening's District 5-6A championship in the Citrus Bowl....
Sharing the lagoon
A bottle-nosed dolphin swims through the Vero Beach anchorage as the Boston College women's rowing team practices in the background. Sixty athletes returned to Vero Beach for the third time to take advantage of the warm weather and train in the Indian River Lagoon....
Up & coming
Charity event taking place tonight The second annual Casino Magnifique to benefit SunUp ARC will be held at the Elks Lodge, 1350 26th St. in Vero Beach. There will be professionally run gaming tables, food, drink, music, silent action and raffles all night long. All proceeds go to SunUp ARC, a nonprofit agency dedicated to meeting the needs of ...
Conditions spawn good waves
John Saxon of Vero Beach gets upside-down on a wave at South Beach Thursday, Jan. 10. About a dozen surfers took advantage of the warm weather and big waves brought on by southwest winds....

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