St. Lucie Commission torn between 4H member benefits and problems in one Fort Pierce-area neighborhood
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.
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.
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.
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.
SEBASTIAN ― The city of Sebastian recall election was held on Sept. 15.
VERO BEACH ― The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is partnering with several local veterinarians to offer free rabies clinics for residents of Indian River County.
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 …
One board Member reaps unexpected resistance upon asking to proclaim October LGBTQ History Month
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.
Taxable values up by $2.7 million but millage rates will remain constant
The city will utilize food trucks to provide food service at The Saints Golf Course beginning Oct. 1
St. Lucie Commissioners pleased with millage rate reduction but worried about funding last-minute items
More than 800 property owners will have a year after construction to connect to the county’s sanitary sewer services
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Since mid-February, Treasure Coast Food Bank has provided about 2.2 million meals to people in need of food throughout Indian River County.
Cultural Alliance Art Guild Inaugural Exhibition on Oct. 1
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…
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…
Providing Christmas assistance in a COVID-19 world
Staff announce that the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency will fund city’s portion of new police officer grant
Johnny Joseph Manord to serve three consecutive life sentences for murder of Donald and Lorraine Smith
Commission majority rejects staff request to include crime prevention and safety equipment on three-year renewal
The Village Council gave its initial backing to both the proposed 2020/2021 budget and 1.6304 millage rate
Sun Terrace at the Lakes in SLW plans to replace oak trees with palms in parking islands
FLORIDA ― A new survey of young Florida adults finds that the state is failing to educate students about the Holocaust.
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…
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Indian River County has launched two new COVID-19 relief funds.
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.
SEBASTIAN ― The Sebastian City Council on Sept. 9 debated how to allocate the city’s initial $924,322 allocation from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Fund.
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.
District to allow switching from distance to in-person learning during brief upcoming window
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.
TREASURE COAST ― One Vero Beach Girl Scout and three Stuart Girl Scouts have been honored with the organization’s highest honor, the Gold Award.
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.
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.
PALM CITY — Argos Homewatch has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the sixth year.
Sheriff Ken Mascara wants $5 million more for his 2021 budget but found county staff hesitant in current economy
The County Commission majority approved an ordinance backed by civil fines without a specific sunset
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…
Members of Girl Scout Troop 30215 create and distribute thank-you cards to Health Department staff
TREASURE COAST ― September is Hunger Action Month. The Treasure Coast Food Bank says that COVID-19 has made the need even greater than normal.
CRA Advisory Board gets update on Parklets Program providing outdoor space during COVID-19 restrictions
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-…
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.
VERO BEACH ― A new photo exhibit by Vero Beach resident Brian LaPersonerie is now on display at the Environmental Learning Center.
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.
VERO BEACH ― Vero Beach City Manager Monte Falls and Finance Director Cynthia Lawson have proposed a 2020-2021 budget that balances at a millage rate of 2.5000, which is the same as last year’s millage rate.
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.
Some St. Lucie County commissioners resist registration requirement
SEBASTIAN ― The city of Sebastian will conduct a recall election on Sept. 15 of City Council Members Damien Gilliams, Pamela Parris and Vice Mayor Charles Mauti.
Planned subdivision has commissioners concerned about drainage and residents worried about additional traffic