Cornerstone Baptist outdoor VBS takes place July 27-31
TREASURE COAST — Planet Fitness has been taking steps to make its members feel safe while working out at its gyms.
State Road 710 safety improvements rank in the top four of 19 priorities over the next five years
The County Commission faced protests and name calling as it held a second debate on mandatory face coverings
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’…
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.
VERO BEACH ― The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation has announced the winners of its two COVID-19 writing competitions.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― As the School District of Indian River County finalizes its school reopening plan, one option we know will be available is virtual learning.
VERO BEACH ― The Three Corners Steering Committee has settled on a development plan to present to Vero Beach voters for approval.
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 …
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.
St. Lucie County Commission faces public backlash and name calling as it passes employee mask ordinance
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…
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Following years of debate, the School District of Indian River County has decided to ban displays of the Confederate flag.
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.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Indian River County Commissioners have extended a ban on the land application of Class B biosolids.
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…
You can still take that trip – as long as you’re aware, proactive, cautious and considerate in a COVID-19 world
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.
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.
St. Lucie County transferring operations from provisional facility as Fort Pierce solicits bids for new operator
County officials hope to buy three lots to begin extending Downtown Port Salerno west of FEC tracks
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…
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.
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.
Council demanded stacking plan in hopes of avoiding traffic jams witnessed at the Port St. Lucie Boulevard location
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – To help slow the spread of COVID-19, St. Lucie County Administrator Howard Tipton has issued an executive order requiring that anyone entering a county managed facility, including offices, libraries and attractions, must wear a face covering, starting Monday, June 29. Addi…
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - As Indian River County continues a strategic approach to confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, the health & safety of all Indian River County residents and visitors remains the highest priority of County officials. Therefore, pursuant to Emergency Order 2020-15, effect…
TREASURE COAST - Last week, we asked visitors to our Facebook pages what they thought of wearing masks.
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…
SEBASTIAN - Sebastian city council members Damien Gilliams and Pamela Parris were arrested on June 16 on charges stemming from an allegedly illegal council meeting in April.
Somerset Academy ceases negotiations on Southern Grove site, asks for blessings on one of its current locations
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - In his end of school year message, Indian River County Superintendent David K. Moore expressed confidence that the school district has successful weathered challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Officials hope eastern span will reopen by June 26 to help alleviate traffic morass
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.
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.
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.
Homeowners along the scenic drive want to meet with county staff to plan long-term traffic and safety solutions
Commissioner Reginald Sessions wanted much more but settled for a future bodycam ordinance discussion
Members of the Ninety-Nines Inc. took off from Witham Field to honor Bernice “Bee” Falk Haydu of Palm City
County Commission finally achieves unanimity after hearing from numerous medical professionals
COVID testing sites open in Port St. Lucie
District implements cost-cutting measures and ponders blended instruction to meet social distancing requirements
Commissioners direct staff to amend application process to include COVID-19 requirements
Long-term contract with FP&L will provide rapid electric vehicle charging at City Hall and on Gatlin Boulevard
TREASURE COAST ― Assisted living communities are appealing to the federal government for COVID-19-related support similar to what was given to nursing homes.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Indian River County Commissioners have made an offer on a piece of land to house Fire Station #7.
VERO BEACH ― Pelican Island Audubon Society is asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to preserve the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
SEBASTIAN ― The Sebastian Integrated Pest Management Sub-Committee is drafting a pest management plan for city parks.
Hanna Maria shades herself from the sun.
Matthew Cormier, Jamil Abram and Alex Ayala snap a selfie after the graduation.
Jacoby Davis poses for the camera.
Dana Michelle Barcomb dances while singing the Alma Mater.
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