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VERO BEACH - The Indian River County Main Library and Brackett Library have plenty of programs scheduled for February. All are free and open to the public, no registration required unless indicated.

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For the third straight year, Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Convoy of H.O.P.E. will roll out from its Fort Pierce headquarters with boxes of nutritious food for area seniors. This year, more than 3,000 boxes will be distributed on Wednesday, Dec. 12 – doubling the number from just two years ago.

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As the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie unites with partners worldwide in observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the department reaffirms its commitment to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in Florida and helping connect individuals who are positive with lifesaving treatment and …

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PORT ST. LUCIE - The third annual Breakfast with Santa benefitting New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee and sponsored by The St. Lucie Mets at First Data Field will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. until noon.

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The Source, a local Christian outreach ministry for the homeless and needy, will remain open to provide cold night shelter in Vero Beach for the night of Tuesday, Nov. 27. 

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With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, many people will be busy shopping for and preparing foods to share with friends and family. The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is encouraging everyone to practice food safety while preparing meals this Thanksgiving and throughout the ho…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL– Children of all ages, along with their families, are invited to attend “Youth Taking Charge” on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dasie Hope Center, 8445 64th Ave., Wabasso. The event is sponsored by Dasie Hope Center Wabasso Florida and Florida Department…

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VERO BEACH — The Indian River Medical Center hospitalist program bridges the gap between the inpatient and outpatient setting. At IRMC, the hospitalists are experts in the management of hospitalized patients, and offer inpatient medical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Martin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in volunteering to serve on the following committees. All individuals serve without compensation and are requested to submit an application for appointment to Martin County Administration by Frida…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Mental Health Association of Indian River County is launching a program at local high schools to provide life skills training for ninth graders, crisis and therapeutic intervention for students displaying behavioral health risk factors, and critical response service…

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Area Gymnast Competes in USA Gymnastics National TOPs Testing Event, earns invite to upcoming National Camp: Sofia Stephens successfully competed in the TOPs National Testing held in Indianapolis, Oct. 5-7. After qualifying through a statewide selection process conducted over the summer, Sof…

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The Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County (DOH-St. Lucie) has developed a national model to increase access to health care services through partnership with the Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation, a powerful advocate for preventing sudden cardiac arrest in children and young athletes.

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VERO BEACH — The Indian River County Library is offering a variety of fun and informative programs throughout November, at both the Main Library in Vero Beach and the Brackett Library on the Mueller Campus of Indian River State College.

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St. Lucie County’s Animal Safety, Services & Protection Division, in partnership with Operation SOS, is offering a promotion to have male cats or dogs neutered on Saturday, Nov. 3 for free with the purchase of a St. Lucie County Pet License (annual license is $10 or Lifetime License: $25).

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VERO BEACH — The 26th Annual Samaritan Center Soup Bowl will be held at about 46 serving sites on Thursday, Nov. 1. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and dinner locations will serve from 4:30-7 p.m.

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St. Lucie County’s Environmental Resources staff is offering you the opportunity to discover a nature trail near you with its winter guided hikes. These free guided nature programs allow residents and tourists to learn about the native plants, butterflies and animals that live in our backyard.

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SEBASTIAN — Sebastian River Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, announced today that Kyle Sanders, MBA, FACHE, has been appointed President. Sanders brings more than 30 years of leadership, finance and operations experience in healthcare settings.

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 OBJ is an absolute love-bug, but he wasn’t always that way. He has spent the majority of his life as a community cat living outside here at HSTC. Everything changed when he collapsed; it was determined that he had a severe urinary tract infection that required immediate attention. Over the …

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Dolores Gaynor, of Vero Beach, sent in this picture of the Koop sisters while they vacationed in Aruba , during May. The sisters are Janet, Dolores, Loretta and Carol-Ann. Although it was extremely windy and their original Hometown News newspaper blew away and landed in water, they still man…

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Victoria Boyer, 8, Tyler Mikaels, 9 and Derek Boyer, 12, compete for the Jell-o eating title.

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Boys and Girls Club Chuck Hill Unit members Nyssa Washington, 16 and Trayvante Mathews and Karen Louis, both 14.

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Fort Pierce Police Officer Mark Woodroff is handcuffed to the cage by fellow Officer Jorge Goz.

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Twelve-year-old Shaianne Graham puts a whole cup of Jello in her mouth during the Jello-eating contest.

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Five-year-old Aaliyah Robinson hands out Teddy Bears from the St. Lucie Medical Center booth. 

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Tammy Ward watches her 14-year-old daughter Kaitlyn get a kiss fromthe St. Lucie Fire District’s K9 ‘Camy’.

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Port St. Lucie Police Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro, A&G Concrete Pool’s Travis Leonard, Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County CEO Will Armstead and Paul Taglieri of the St. Lucie Mets.

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Five-year-olds Liam Jacob, Hanno Vorholz and Hattan Zawawi looking for sea creatures.

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Summer Camp Director Shannon Dack helps Gabrielle Dalichow put her shoe back on.

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Five-year-olds Christian Gerbino, Trenton and Jaden Irvine, Hattan Zawawi and Gabby Hodder put on their best fish face.

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Illyanna Durkin, 6, and Alexandra Keshtmand, 5, add some color to their projects.