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VERO BEACH ― The Vero Beach Museum of Art is offering an interactive, spoke word program in connection with the fall exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.

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STUART — Dozens of Humane Society of the Treasure Coast supporters gathered for the second annual Whiskers for Whiskey tasting at The Chef’s Table in Stuart. They came together for an evening of savory plates and distinctive spirits, all for a worthy cause. The event raised more than $4,700 …

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VERO BEACH ― Main Street Vero Beach presents an early Downtown Friday Christmas celebration on Nov. 26 featuring the arrival of Santa and the music of Vero Beach’s own Souljam.

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VERO BEACH ― Emmet Cahill, one of the stars of the Irish singing group Celtic Thunder, returns to Vero Beach for a single performance as part of his Christmas in Ireland U.S. tour.

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STATEWIDE ― As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a time to prepare the holiday feast and brush up on home fire safety. Plus, as COVID-19 continues to affect communities, planning celebrations may be a little different this year.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Veterans Council of Indian River County, the lead agency for providing programs and direct aid to veterans and their families in Indian River County has announced their 2021-22 board of directors.

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TREASURE COAST — Eating out for Thanksgiving may be a radical idea for some of you. The thought of not revealing a delectable golden “goose” on your dinner table - worthy of a magazine cover, mind you - borders on incredulous. You’re certainly not alone in this line of thinking. However, Hal…

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TREASURE COAST ― For people on the Treasure Coast still looking for help with a Thanksgiving meal, Treasure Coast Food Bank can help.

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STATEWIDE ― Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8M, according to the USDA. But heat waves and drought have hurt begonia production in the southeast U.S. and many varieties cannot wit…

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SEBASTIAN ― The newly elected Sebastian City Council met on Nov. 10 to select a new mayor and vice mayor.

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TREASURE COAST ― Five Treasure Coast nonprofits have received $92,000 in grants from Florida Humanities, the Florida affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funds are part of the $135 million received by the NEH from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, approved by Congr…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY  ― The School District of Indian River County invites parents and other stakeholders to join the Code of Student Conduct Advisory Team. The team will review the current Code of Conduct and provide suggested revisions.

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STATEWIDE  ― A team of students from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has determined that less is more when it comes to just how many members of a subterranean termite colony must consume bait before the colony is eliminated.

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VERO BEACH ― The Americana duo Nouveaux Honkies, long-time favorites of Treasure Coast music fans, bring their expanded trio to Walking Tree Brewery in Vero Beach on Sat., Nov. 20, 8-11 p.m. If you miss that, the band will be back at Walking Tree on Dec. 11.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Indian River Habitat for Humanity has announced the appointment of Trevor J. Loomis as their new president effective Dec. 1. To ensure a smooth leadership transition, current CEO Sheryl Vittitoe will work with the new CEO through the end of the year.

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VERO BEACH ― Some of the country’s top college beach volleyball players will visit Indian River County for a Nov. 13 tournament at Vero Beach Volleyball, located on the back of the Vero Fitness property.

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VERO BEACH ― John Cotugno and incumbent Rey Neville were elected on Nov. 2 to the Vero Beach City Council.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― At the urging of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Indian River County Commissioners voted Nov. 2 to discontinue GoLine Route 11.

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STATEWIDE ― Argentine black and white tegus are one of the largest non-native invasive lizard species, posing a significant threat to the biodiversity and ecological integrity of Florida’s natural areas.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River County Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Senior Collaborative of Indian River County and the Florida Blue Foundation, is hosting Live Well!, a speaker series for active adults. This free six part series focuses on health and welln…

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 GIFFORD - The Gifford Youth Orchestra, established by Dr. Crystal Bujol, will present its 18th Annual Concert on Sat., Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Gifford Community Center.

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STATEWIDE - On Nov. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard, the Florida Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs, and CareerSource Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards will present the 9th annual Paychecks for Patriots, a virtual hirin…

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VERO BEACH - Member artists of the Cultural Council of Indian River County have been invited by the Vero Beach Museum of Art to show their works Oct. 27-Nov. 28 during the museum’s main exhibit, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection.

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TREASURE COAST ― Most people only think of bats around Halloween. But Dr. Shelly Johnson, a bat expert with the University of Florida Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, says Florida has many bats throughout the state, and they are always here.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County recently hosted its annual Head Start Community Read Event. Members of the community were invited by EOC to come into the classroom and read to Head Start children. A total of 59 volunteer readers visited EOC’s H…

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VERO BEACH - At its Oct. 19 meeting, the Vero Beach City Council rejected a recommendation from the Charter Review Commission that the council’s term of office be increased from two to four years.

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VERO BEACH ― The second annual Vero Beach Recreation Department Halloween Car Parade takes place Sat., Oct. 30. Wear your costumes and decorate your car, golf cart, motorcycle, or a float and meet in the Riverside Theatre parking lot.

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VERO BEACH ― The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents the exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection, Oct. 2-Jan. 2, 2022, in the Holmes and Schumann Galleries.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY/FORT PIERCE ― Follow your nose to Riverside Park in Vero Beach, located at 3258 Riverside Park Drive in Vero Beach on Oct. 23 and 24 for some amazing Bacon dishes and tasty cocktails.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - On Sat., Nov. 20, Vero Beach athlete Billy Klingensmith will participate in a Special Olympics bike ride called Race for Inclusion. The group plans to raise funds for Special Olympics by racing 100 miles up U.S. 1 from Delray Beach to Vero Beach.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Now through Nov. 30, Indian River County residents are encouraged to donate unopened jars of peanut butter as part of The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension’s annual collection for local food pantries.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Cultural Council of Indian River County has received an $18,000 grant from the Florida Department of State’s Division of Arts and Culture to establish a formal communications network among the county’s arts organizations.

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VERO BEACH ― The Vero Beach non-profit Dogs For Life has hired Cynthia Ryan as executive director. Ms. Ryan will work with founder Shelly Ferger on day-to-day operations, fund development, and program support. Ms. Ferger, the organization’s chief executive officer, is transitioning into a fu…

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The St. Lucie County Fire Department Combat Challenge Team defended their world title this weekend in the Team category and finished second place in Relay. “This has been an amazing season with incredible teammates and competitors,” the team expressed. “It was an honor to represent the St. L…

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Mike Hamper recently served as a guardian for Technical Sergeant Richard Pank while he traveled with Honor Flight to Washington D.C. to visit the war memorials. He was a Korean and Vietnam veteran and served 20 years in the USAF.

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Carley Barker lifts her two-year-old daughter Vera so she can touch the resident horse.