INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The 2020 Graduation Ceremonies for Sebastian River High School (SRHS) and Vero Beach High School (VBHS) will be postponed due to the current situation related to COVID-19. We feel that it is extremely important to celebrate the accomplishments of our “Senior Class of 20…
St. Lucie County primary tallies closely mirror statewide results
Decision comes on the heels of mushrooming numbers of Covid-19 cases and warning bells on every side
TREASURE COAST – Indian River State College (IRSC) has postponed, canceled or moved events online in observance of the latest guidelines by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) with regards to COVID-19. All performing arts and planetarium shows have been suspended indefinitely. Box Office st…
VERO BEACH - Piper Aircraft, an aircraft manufacturer headquartered at the Vero Beach Regional Airport, announced on March 26 that its manufacturing engineering team had designed protective gear for use at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.
Town Commissioners pass several resolutions preparing for potentially worsening scenario and cancel next meeting
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County School Superintendent Dr. David K. Moore and the school district have had frequent communication with the community regarding the district’s remote learning plan.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - As we went to press, meals on wheels are still available for Indian River County seniors, on a limited basis. Some senior social dining sites are also still open.
City accepts developer’s traffic calming measures and plan to keep last eastern leg of Becker Road at two lanes
Martin primary tallies closely mirror statewide results
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Treasure Coast Food Bank is committed to serving all people affected by this unprecedented event. Treasure Coast Food Bank will hold two drive-through Mobile Pantries this week to provide emergency food assistance for families affected by the novel coronav…
VERO BEACH – The on-again, off-again arrangement between Vero Beach and Elite Airways appears to be off again. On March 17, the Vero Beach City Council voted 5-0 to terminate Elite’s contract.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – On Feb. 18, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners voted to hire Kannon Shanmugam of the law firm Paul Weiss to handle the appeal of the county’s high speed train lawsuit to the United States Supreme Court.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Law enforcement agencies throughout Indian River County are taking precautions to protect officers, staff, and suspects from COVID-19.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – March 17 was the Florida presidential primary Election Day.
TREASURE COAST – On March 17, in response to the spread of COVID-19, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order requiring all bars and nightclubs to close for 30 days, beginning at 5 p.m. on March 17. The order also encouraged restaurants to expand takeout and delivery services.
It’s Thursday, March 19th. I was just retained by a son up in New Jersey for his elderly parents who are in an independent living facility here on the Treasure Coast. Unfortunately, the parents’ facility is in “lockdown”, as are so many facilities at this time – no visitors allowed. That is …
TREASURE COAST – Many stores on the Treasure Coast have set special hours for seniors and others at risk to shop during the COVID-19 crisis. All information can change on a moment’s notice, so you should call ahead or check the store’s website before venturing out.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – On March 17, the Florida Board of Education directed schools to remain closed through at least April 15.
St. Lucie County students from kindergarten to 12th grade switching to online learning amid COVID-19 pandemic
Students from kindergarten to 12th grade switching to online learning amid COVID-19 pandemic
Port St. Lucie officials approve resolutions enabling virtual public meetings and a potential curfew amid pandemic
PORT ST. LUCIE – The City continues to access the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus daily. As of Monday, March 23, 2020, at 2 p.m., the City has these updates:
STATEWIDE – Today, the Department of Environmental Protection announces that at the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to the public effective …
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Virtually all upcoming live entertainment in Indian River County has been canceled due to the coronavirus.
Fort Pierce Commission decides to change City Code to only require four-fifths vote on Planning Board denials
The Local Planning Agency recommends 40 feet for commercial applications in light industrial sectors
Fort Pierce Planning Board recommends new veterans-focused assisted living facility near Lawnwood Regional
Martin County School Board staff are currently drawing up plans for robotics to be taught to all fourth graders
VERO BEACH – Visitors to Wabasso Beach, Tracking Station Beach, and Round Island Beach will notice something new at the public entrance to each beach.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – On March 9, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52, declaring a state of emergency for the coronavirus. This action created the legal framework for state agencies and departments and local governments to prepare and respond to the virus.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The Education Foundation of Indian River County has announced as its new executive director long-time educator and school administrator Douglas Herron.
SEBASTIAN ― The city of Sebastian announced on March 5 the appointment of Daniel N. Acosta as the next Sebastian Police Department chief.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Impact 100 of Indian River County has announced that over a half million dollars will be distributed among eight finalists. The finalists who will present their programs to Impact 100 members for vote at the grant awards and annual meeting on April 16 are:
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Following the Feb. 20 announcement by the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County that it will end its sheltering contract, the county seemed resigned to moving forward with an alternative animal sheltering plan.
STATEWIDE ― Whether you’re active or just like wearing the latest fitness watch, hitting the magic “10,000 steps” is recommended in order to stay fit. But what does the average person actually need to stay healthy in their day-to-day life?
St. Lucie County residents ask commissioners for property tax relief after January reassessments
STATEWIDE — On Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ desk sits an important piece of legislature to make our schools safer.
United Way has established the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a dedicated resource for working families affected by this crisis. UWIRC leaders recognize the potential for economic impact, particularly affecting hospitality and service industry workers, is high. The organizations that serv…
St. Lucie Public Schools to remain closed.
TREASURE COAST – Living in Florida means living with water. Living so closely with water, whether a backyard pool or ocean beaches, means teaching children from a young age how to be safe in and around it.
SEBASTIAN - Sebastian Sea Tow captain and co-owner Amy Donaldson is making waves as a rare female leader in a male-dominated industry. If you are on a boat that needs assistance anywhere between Melbourne and Vero Beach, chances are you’ll be rescued by a woman who knows more about your vess…
VERO BEACH - Equal Pay Day is the day beyond Dec. 31 that women must work until to earn the same pay men earned the previous year for the same work. This year, Equal Pay Day is March 31.
VERO BEACH - The Gifford Youth Achievement Center will host an open house on Wed., March 18 from 3:30-5 p.m.
All About Achieving Learning Center students ask Martin commissioners for help with three topics of concern
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - On March 9 and 10, students in Indian River County learned about the Holocaust by watching and discussing a play about Anne Frank.
Superintendent E. Wayne Gent introduces public information page on millage increase proceeds for education
Fort Pierce officials say Citizens Oversight Committee satisfied that current projects meet surtax criteria
The Local Planning Agency recommended approval of Conchy Joe’s microbrewery in long shuttered establishment
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Antonio is a two-year old neutered male ten-pound white and gray mixed breed cat. He came to the Humane Society as a stray in February. Antonio may look tough, but don’t let his ruggedly handsome looks fool you. He is a marshmallow underneath the bravado. He loves petting and neck scratches,…
Ellie is a four-year old spayed female black tabby mixed breed cat who came back to the Humane Society in October. Ellie enjoys visitors; although she’s not a lap cat, she loves to be close to you. Ellie enjoys being petted and brushed, and she will roll over to get a belly rub. Ellie watche…