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VERO BEACH ― The Indian River State College (IRSC) 20th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament was hosted Friday, Sept. 11, at the Vero Beach Country Club. Organized by the IRSC Foundation, the tournament brought together 30 teams with 120 players, along with 80 community business sponsors.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― One of the most rewarding aspects of life in Indian River County is the abundance of gorgeous birds. The county is a home or a temporary resting place for hundreds of fascinating birds, including migrating birds who pass through for a brief time.

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INDIAN RIVER SHORES ― The Florida Dept. of Transportation is working on a major construction project to improve State Road A1A from north of Tides Rd. in Indian River Shores to South of Coco Plum Lane in Wabasso Beach.

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TREASURE COAST ― From Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, a period in which the nation recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to American society and culture.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ―Indian River Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program exists to help low-income residents with needed home repairs. In most cases, recipients must repay the costs of the repairs, but those costs are usually much lower than what the homeowner could have …

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TREASURE COAST ― Two University of Florida scientists are the recipients of a $200,000 grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to develop a device that detects and measures the amount of toxins in the air from red tides.

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PORT ST. LUCIE – The Oxbow Eco-Center is excited to partner with Florida Atlantic University’s Environmental Education Department, and Florida Sea Grant to offer The St. Lucie Watershed and Wildlife Virtual Afterschool Program with St. Lucie County’s 21st Century Learning Centers’ (21st CCLC…

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PORT ST. LUCIE – There is a new faith-based preschool at Holy Family in Port St. Lucie, the “Ryan Center for young children Ministry (RCM),” presently accepting applications for enrollment. The Ryan Center has been licensed by the Dept. of Children and Families since August 21, 2020, to oper…

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TREASURE COAST ― A study led by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce has found that stranded dolphins in Florida had significantly higher concentrations of lead, mercury, and selenium, and lower concentrations of iron than stranded…

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VERO BEACH ― While the Vero Beach Three Corners project seems to have slowed down due to COVID uncertainties, the Youth Sailing Foundation is eager to move forward with a portion of the development.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The 35th annual International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated locally by Keep Indian River Beautiful, has expanded from one day to six this year, so that volunteers can spread out and maintain social distancing.

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MARTIN COUNTY – In August, Martin County launched its comprehensive CARES Act funding programs designed to assist individuals, families and small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Today, the county is pleased to announce assistance for residential landlords.

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MARTIN COUNTY – The Big Taste of Martin County: Dine-in, Takeout, and Delivery is presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, as an annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties for the entire month of October.

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VERO BEACH ― The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present its latest drive-in concert, “Fan Favorites Redux,” on Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at Pathway Church in Vero Beach.

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STUART — The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Chef’s Table and Libations Mobile Catering are coming together for a unique experience, “Whiskers for Whiskey” — a tasting event featuring exclusive, top shelf whiskey and bourbon paired with five expertly crafted plates. This inaugural even…

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TREASURE COAST ― September is Hunger Action Month. The Treasure Coast Food Bank says that COVID-19 has made the need even greater than normal.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY ― Before he ever decided to attend the fire academy at Miami Dade College, Miami native and St. Lucie firefighter Julian Reams knew he had a passion for art. So did his mother, who by the time he was seven years old had enrolled him in a specialized art program of the Miami-…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Indian River County wants to begin two major beach sand and dune renourishment projects on Nov. 1. Those projects may be delayed, however, if the county is unable to obtain more easements from beachside property owners.

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VERO BEACH ― A new photo exhibit by Vero Beach resident Brian LaPersonerie is now on display at the Environmental Learning Center.

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SEBASTIAN ― Do you think Sebastian needs more environmentally friendly features like water bottle refill stations and bike racks around the city? If so, now is your chance to influence such goals and help realize them by joining the Natural Resources Board.

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FLORIDA ― On Sept. 1, Governor Ron DeSantis ordered the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Division of Emergency Management to sever all ties with Quest Diagnostics.

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A student at the Marine Oceonographic Academy at Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 16-year-old Baton Twirler Melyna Vaudrin twirls her lit up batons at half time.

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St. Lucie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Garry Wilson and Captain Mike Sheelar head out onto the course.

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Port St. Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky, St lucie County Fire Chief Nate Spera and Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro lay wreathes at the Midflorida Credit Union Event Center.

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St. Lucie Fire District’s  John Wozar,  St. Lucie Sheriff’s Deputies Emmanuel Etienne and Shirley Lindstadt and  Lt. Jason Kershanick at the opening ceremonies for Clover Park.

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Martin County Fire Rescue Para Medic Conner Pecci and Training Captain Rob Udzinski lead the walk.