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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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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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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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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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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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VERO BEACH ― Thanks to a $100,000 grant from Impact 100, The Source has launched a food truck to provide homeless culinary students with the opportunity to get hands-on training with real customers.

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TREASURE COAST – Indian River State College President Dr. Edwin Massey has long been regarded as visionary by his colleagues and by higher education professionals across the nation. His leadership and commitment to IRSC and the people comprising its service district were celebrated in many w…

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TREASURE COAST ― A nonprofit organization is collecting old smartphones to be used by hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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TREASURE COAST ― No matter where you live in Florida, your grocery store probably features fruits and vegetables bred by University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences scientists.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― According to the Indian River County budget report for the third quarter of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the effects of COVID-19 are rippling through the county’s revenue sources.

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TREASURE COAST ― Dr. Diego Maldonado, a pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Indian River Hospital, wants the community to know that there is one important COVID-19 risk factor that is in their control: weight.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County was formed in 2018 to unite organizations and businesses dedicated to protecting and restoring surface and ground waters throughout the county.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The University of Florida, Indian River County Extension Master Gardeners have announced a free series of gardening classes to be presented via the Zoom platform. This is your chance to learn Florida-friendly landscaping management techniques and other gardening topics.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Below are the final official results for the Aug. 18 primary election in Indian River County. For each candidate, the first number listed is their percentage of the vote; the second number is their total votes received.

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VERO BEACH ― With the help of professional singers from Central Florida Vocal Arts, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present Broadway Gender Bender, a 7 p.m. drive-in concert on Friday, Aug. 28 at Pathway Church in Vero Beach.

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VERO BEACH ― Until the pandemic hit, the city of Vero Beach was heading towards a November referendum to obtain voter approval of the Three Corners development project. On Aug. 18, the Vero Beach City Council decided to delay that vote, because the revised “post-pandemic plan” has not been a…

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TREASURE COAST ― West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is usually spread through the bite of an infected mosquito in the summer through the end of mosquito season in the fall.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Treasure Coast Food Bank has seen the need for food increase 200 percent across the region as many people remain out of work or working fewer hours. Since mid-February, Treasure Coast Food Bank has provided about 2.2 million meals to people in need of food throughout In…

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SEBASTIAN – When Sebastian veteran George Von Kantor and his wife Christine saw ribbons on a neighbor’s house, they figured that a new military veteran was on his way home.

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VERO BEACH ― July 2020 beach attendance at Jaycee Park, Humiston Park, and South Beach Park did not break the July attendance record set in 2018 of 93,000 visitors. The 86,095 visitors, not counting the extended hours after 5 p.m., was about the same as last July’s 86,686 visitors.

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SEBASTIAN ― Chief Judge Lawrence Mirman of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court has designated Sept. 15 as the date for a recall election for Sebastian Vice Mayor Charles Mauti, Council Member Pamela Parris, and Council Member Damien Gilliams.

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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.