INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - With many eviction cases pending in Indian River County courts since the CDC moratorium on evictions ended on July 31, the county is working with court judges and Florida Rural Legal Services on a rental assistance program for tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach has several September events scheduled that are designed for healing, relaxing, and renewal.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day is Sat., Sept. 18, 9-11 a.m. Everyone is invited to join with groups from Keep Indian River Beautiful, Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Coastal Connections, and the Environmental Learning Center at over 20 …
VERO BEACH – Join us September 17th through 19th at Riverside Park as our 7th Annual Family-friendly Celebration of Piracy returns with Delicious Caribbean Foods, Island Style Festivities and a Boatload of Pirates and Activities.
VERO BEACH - Experience the heart-pounding excitement of live professional wrestling as IGNITE Wrestling Presents Unleashed on Sat., Sept. 18, at noon at Walking Tree Brewery in Vero Beach.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A new drive-thru COVID-19 rapid antigen testing location, exclusively for School District of Indian River County students and staff members who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, has opened at the Indian River County Fairgrounds.
STATEWIDE - Florida’s hourly minimum wage for non-tipped employees will increase from $8.65 to $10 on Sept. 30.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Following a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Head Start Community Read Weeks return Oct. 4-15. The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County invites members of the community to come to a Head Start classroom to read to the children.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County has decided to proceed with the next phase of the Trans-Florida Central Railroad Trail.
That day had dawned so beautifully in our little corner of paradise. September in Humboldt County, California, was always beautiful anyway. The chill of summer fog had given way to sunny days and beautiful, clear blue skies over the ocean. Among the stands of redwood trees, beams of light fi…
FELLSMERE - The city of Fellsmere is seeking a Community Development Block Grant of $2,750,000 for drainage and flood control improvements.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County Bolt Aquatics Swim Team returned home with 28 awards from the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas from July 29-Aug. 1.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Vero Beach resident Paul Seldes remembers everything about that fateful Sept. 11 twenty years ago. He was at the World Trade Center when the planes hit, and the experience has shaped his life and career ever since.
VERO BEACH - Online auditions must be submitted by Sept. 15 for the Riverside Theatre for Kids production of Elf, The Musical JR.
STATEWIDE - The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida.
INDIAN RIVER SHORES - Indian River Shores Town Councilmember John McCord announced his resignation at the Aug. 26 council meeting. Mr. McCord resigned because he is moving to California.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― From Aug. 23 to Sept. 19, the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is participating in a national adoption event called Clear the Shelters.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Indian River County began the school year with only a “recommendation” that students and staff wear a mask indoors when social distancing is not possible. Less than two weeks into the school year, Superintendent Dr. David Moore and the school district decided that a mer…
SEBASTIAN ― Following last year’s dramatic Sebastian City Council battles, the current council is calling on the state legislature to make some Sunshine law violations felonies.
VERO BEACH ― On Aug. 7, Firehouse Subs in Vero Beach offered customers a free medium sub in exchange for donations of 24-packs of bottled water.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Indian River County has approved a ten day paid sick leave benefit for 65 full time employees hired on or after August 1, 2020.
STATEWIDE — The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County will be bringing their FREE Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mobil Clinic to The Source on Tuesday, September 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Source is located at 1015 Commerce Avenue (off 12th Street behind Staples) in…
FELLSMERE ― Indian River County commissioners agreed on Aug. 17 to cancel taxes on property purchased by the city of Fellsmere for stormwater retention.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts can legally require their students to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a judge ruled Friday, saying Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority when he issued an executive order banning such mandates.
STATEWIDE — Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a Consumer Alert warning Floridians about a new phishing scam that offers fake COVID-19 relief funds. Scammers are impersonating Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan in phishing emails, claiming the recipient is eligible for financia…
STATEWIDE ― New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant.
Community leaders get up-close look at state-of-the art Food Production Kitchen
TREASURE COAST – Wildfire season isn’t just a western states problem, though with every passing year we hear of rapidly worsening fire conditions from California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, attributed mostly to drought and other climate change related issues. Every year, hundreds of thous…
VERO BEACH ― Changes are afoot for the popular Seaside Grill in Jaycee Park, Vero Beach, but the nature of those changes is not yet known.
VERO BEACH ― The 14th annual Mulligan’s Skim Jam brings a full day of beach fun and excitement to Sexton Plaza in Vero Beach on Sat., Sept. 4.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Indian River County Commissioners have unanimously approved a five-year agreement with Special Olympics Florida.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy in Vero Beach is launching a free pre-apprenticeship program to train young people for careers in welding, carpentry, HVAC, electric, and plumbing.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Education Foundation of Indian River County is encouraging school principals and individual teachers to apply for high impact grants of up to $10,000.
STATEWIDE ― Loggerhead sea turtles are opportunistic carnivores who primarily feed on invertebrates and fish. In the wild, they eat a variety of food items depending on their life stage and geographic location.
SEBASTIAN ― Sebastian Administrative Services Director/CFO Ken Killgore presented the proposed 2022 Budget and Capital Program at the Sebastian City Council’s Aug. 25 meeting.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― At the Aug. 17 county commissioners’ meeting, Management and Budget Director Kristin Daniels presented revisions concerning how the county will spend American Rescue Plan dollars.
VERO BEACH ― Florida’s sunny climate serves as an ideal place for a variety of mosquito species to make their homes throughout the year. While some mosquitoes can be a nuisance by simply biting humans and wildlife, other mosquitoes can spread harmful viruses like dengue, West Nile, Zika and …
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― The Pelican Island Audubon Society has announced a series of guided morning nature walks on four upcoming Saturdays.
SEBASTIAN ― Sustainable Sebastian is an initiative that was endorsed by the Sebastian City Council in a 2019 resolution. Sustainable Sebastian is a set of goals and tasks designed to support six primary initiatives. These tasks are to be implemented by the members of the Natural Resources Board.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Indian River County schools returned to in-person teaching on Aug. 10, allowing parents to opt-out of face masks for their children.
VERO BEACH ― The very popular West Palm Beach jam band Guavatron will play a free show Sat., Aug. 21, 8-11 p.m. at Walking Tree Brewery in Vero Beach.
VERO BEACH ― Vero Beach and Indian River County have seen several beer breweries open in recent years, and they have been welcomed by local residents and visitors. But there are no distilleries producing local spirits. That may be about to change.
TREASURE COAST – The Treasure Coast’s palm trees are in trouble, and a University of Florida scientist is beginning to discover why, and how to mitigate the problems.
VERO BEACH ― The Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach continues its free outdoor concerts series this weekend with The Jacks Band on Friday and Stereo FM on Saturday.
SEBASTIAN ― The Federal Aviation Administration has offered the city of Sebastian a grant of $614,422 for construction at the Sebastian Municipal Airport.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Changes relating to COVID are happening at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, both in terms of internal safety procedures, and advice regarding summer activities like festivals and children’s camps.
VERO BEACH ― On Aug. 2, Renae Senn, Jane Van Istendal, and Fran Robinson, all members of the Carissa Circle of the Garden Club of Indian River County, worked alongside McKee Botanical Garden horticulture team members Rebeca Siplak and Sam Burke to refurbish and enhance the plants in the sand…
VERO BEACH ― The Paradise Master Chorale is the newest choral ensemble on the Treasure Coast. It will specialize in large choral works to be performed with chamber orchestra, brass ensemble, organ, and/or piano.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― On July 29, the Florida Dept. of Education released the 2020-2021 Spring Assessment results for Florida Standards Assessments grades 3-10 English Language Arts; grades 3-8 Mathematics; statewide science grades 5 and 8; and End of Course assessments in Algebra I, Geometr…
James Makin, 12 , of Treasure Coast Legends hit a double and stole a base. He got up from the slide with a smile. His team and coach cheered him on for his fantastic job. The diamond was wet from the rain the evening before and most of the players uniforms looked like Macken’s uniform.
Lear, of Fort Lauderdale team Wahoo’s takes a swing at a ball and it comes off the bat. The catcher misses the ball umpire John Rich called the call correctly making it a fair game for both teams.
Bringing it home a player from one of the teams competing in the Jackie Robinson Training Complex’s Labor Day Beach Bash ran to home base after a base hit from his team mate.
Player 15, from team Mako coming around the corner of 3rd base at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex’s Labor Day Beach Bash. In the background his coach guided him to stay on 3rd base.
Pitcher from the TC Warhawks strikes out the first batter at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex’s Labor Day Beach Bash. His team cheered him on pitch after pitch. Great sportsmanship was shown from both teams playing.