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VERO BEACH – In the hundred year history of Vero Beach, Alma Lee Loy stands as one of the city’s most memorable woman. Ms. Loy became a force to be reckoned with in Indian River County business and politics at a time when most Treasure Coast leaders were men.

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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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Father, Johnny Stambough and son, Zach who caught the big bass of 7.31 pounds with a winning tournament weight of 22.12 pounds for the Indian River Bass Anglers. Meetings every first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM located at Marsh Landing in Fellsmere.

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Developing from a tropical wave in the central Atlantic on September 24, Hurricane Dorian churned over several islands in the Bahamas on September 1including Grand Bahama and Abaco Island.  Islanders endured 48 hours of almost unprecedented fury from the Category 5monster with sustained wind…

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Having been spared the category 5 fury of Hurricane Dorian, the sun sets at Rivergate Park in Port St. Lucie on Sept. 4. 

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Having been spared the category 5 fury of Hurricane Dorian, the sun sets at Rivergate Park in Port St. Lucie on Sept. 4. 

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Patti Spina and her 11-year-old son Julien check out the storm surge at Sewall’s Point Park with Louis Martinez.

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Hometown News Staff Photographer Sevin Bullwinkle capturing the sunset at  Port St. Lucie’s Rivergate Park after the storm.

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The dock at Captain Hiram’s, along with most other points of access to Sebastian’s Indian River, closes for safety checks.

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A sidewalk on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach washes away, leaving behind a cavernous hole beneath the boardwalk.

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Michael Kennedy tries his luck with a metal detector after Hurricane Dorian displaces several inches of sand at Sexton Plaza in Vero Beach.

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Employees remove shutters and debris from Vero’s Ocean Grill after Hurricane Dorian leaves their outdoor area unusable.

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Beach access points on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach are closed until safety concerns regarding beach erosion are met.

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Electrical and water system engineers fill an Orchid Island parking lot while performing maintenance on the local infrastructure.

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A sailboat sits partially capsized in Sebastian’s Indian River on Wednesday, September 4 just after Hurricane Dorian’s visit.