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PORT ST. LUCIE – The members of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency expressed elation June 22 with a progress update of the Riverwalk extension and the possibility of adding a third historical home to Westmoreland Boulevard’s new Pioneer Park in their goal of finally creating the city’…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Indian River County legislative delegation in Tallahassee played a major role in the passage of a new anti-abortion law signed June 30 by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY  ― Indian River County is one of the 10 richest counties in Florida. The county also has the tenth largest income gap between the top one percent and the bottom 99% in the nation. That income gap and the resulting wealth disparity underlie every challenge outlined in the …

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FLORIDA ― The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2020 edition of the Kids Count Data Book, an annual resource that tracks child well-being nationally and by state.

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SEBASTIAN ― In 2019, the Sebastian City Council voted to approve the annexation of 1,118 acres owned by Graves Bros., a Vero Beach-based developer. That approval was opposed by most of the speakers at an Aug. 28 city council meeting, several environmental organizations, and Indian River Coun…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― For the Love of Paws is a Fellsmere nonprofit that provides adoption services and pet food to senior citizens and their companion animals.

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TREASURE COAST ― The Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business in Melbourne, also known as weVENTURE, has been awarded $420,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration under the federal CARES Act. The funds are to expand assistance to small businesses in Indian R…

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You can still take that trip – as long as you’re aware, proactive, cautious and considerate in a COVID-19 world

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SEBASTIAN ― The Sebastian City Council has unanimously agreed to spend $78,622 to replace the sidewalk in Riverview Park. The council was acting in its capacity as the Community Redevelopment District.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― To support the development of the county’s Indian River Lagoon Management Plan, commissioners in 2019 asked staff to research factors that may be impacting the health of the lagoon.

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TREASURE COAST – The Indian River State College (IRSC) Foundation announced the appointment of Julia Keenan as Director of Development. In this role, Keenan is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing IRSC Foundation fundraising efforts that include planned giving, capital campaig…

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VERO BEACH ― Despite the COVID shutdown, or perhaps because of the COVID shutdown, beaches in Vero Beach saw the largest May attendance in recorded history.

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SEBASTIAN – Sebastian River Medical Center’s Transitional Care Unit has earned a five-star overall rating – the highest you can achieve - by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), for Nursing Homes.

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  TREASURE COAST - Indian River State College (IRSC) opens registration for the Fall semester on June 29. The new term will feature a full complement of online courses and hybrid courses, providing the opportunity for both face-to-face and virtual instruction—and offering students the greate…

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VERO BEACH - The Memorial Island Bridge in Vero Beach is nearing the end of its useful life, according to a report from the city’s public works department. The small bridge that was built in 1988 is used mostly by pedestrians visiting the veterans’ sanctuary near Riverside Park.

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TREASURE COAST - The Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program has launched its 17th annual IRL photo contest. Entries will be accepted until Aug. 3, and the best 12 photos will be featured in the 2021 One Lagoon calendar.

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VERO BEACH - Those who hold memberships at the city’s Leisure Square recreation facility received some good news at the June 16 City Council meeting. Council voted to add 81 days to annual and monthly memberships to make up for time the facility was closed due to COVID-19.

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TREASURE COAST ― Assisted living communities are appealing to the federal government for COVID-19-related support similar to what was given to nursing homes.

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Special Olympics Athlete Travis Brockman takes his turn at bat for Team Challenger.

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Boys and Girls Club Director Jaclyn Martinez helps eight-year-old Camden Self with his bubble painting.

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Fourteen-year-olds Carly Victor and Kenna Adkins, Tyler Kipp,12, Jackson Clark, Cody Benin, 13, and Tate Hatfield rock the board.