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VERO BEACH - The Laura Riding Jackson Foundation will host a grand re-opening of the poet’s historic house on Sun., Jan. 26 from 2-4 p.m., at its new location on the Mueller Campus of Indian River State College in Vero Beach.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County administration staff members have created a legislative program for the Florida legislative session that began on Jan. 14. The program includes guiding principles, nine issue priorities, and one appropriations priority.

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VERO BEACH – The Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra announces the 2020 concert dates for the twelfth season since the Orchestra’s inception. Two performances will be held at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center at 1707 16th Street in Vero Beach.

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TREASURE COAST - This month’s Dyer Difference Award in St. Lucie County will benefit The Lindsay School of the Arts, a completely free, after school performing, fine, and visual arts center for children aged eight to 18. Organized in 2018, the purpose of the Lindsay School of the Arts is to …

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VERO BEACH – The Junior League of Indian River is currently accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Woman of the Year. A woman can be nominated in one of four categories: Business Professional, Civic/Non-Profit Professional, Volunteer, and Rising Star (women ages 17-25). Once again, this ye…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is proud to announce that we can now have guests with wheelchairs on our beloved pontoon boat excursions. With our new roll-a-ramp, a portable, aluminum ramp that gently gets the guests from the dock to the pontoon boat, all guest…

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One of the top three annual events in Indian River County is Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest – a day when the whole community takes wing – chicken wing, that is. Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise Foundation puts on the event to help fund services provided to tens of thousands of individual…

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SEBASTIAN - Tempers erupted at the Jan. 8 Sebastian City Council meeting, as Council Member Damien Gilliams challenged the ranking of City Attorney candidates conducted at the prior meeting. Mr. Gilliams also suggested the council votes needed to be more transparent.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Deanna Slamans, an educator and author who experienced early childhood trauma when her father went to prison for murder and her mother committed suicide due to bipolar disorder, will discuss character education and how it can help children rise above dire circumstances,…

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VERO BEACH - The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County is helping low-income residents achieve their educational and vocational goals, earn a living wage, and move away from poverty and public assistance to financial self-sufficiency. The goal of the REACH program is ending g…

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Treasure Coast - A Great Fence LLC, one of the Treasure Coast’s best-known fence companies is proud to support local events, non-profits and charitable organizations. The company has announced their commitment to several community events.

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Since 2002, the Garden Club of Indian River County has hosted Gardenfest! Nature’s Finest Marketplace at Vero Beach’s Riverside Park the first weekend in February. This event is one of the largest free and family-friendly garden shows in Florida. It has become one of the major attractions fo…

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TREASURE COAST - Any U.S. citizen who has a permanent disability is eligible for a free, lifetime pass that allows entry to more than 2,000 federally-managed recreation sites, including over 400 national parks and forests.

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VERO BEACH - As the new year began, the biggest issue regarding commercial airline service out of Vero Beach was whether Elite Airways would sign a new agreement that included increased fees. But the future of commercial service in Vero Beach was thrown into a tailspin at the Jan. 9 Vero Bea…

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Vero Beach — The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is gearing up for their signature annual benefit—Mangroves & Moonlight. This event will be held on Saturday, January 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will take place throughout the ELC’s scenic 64-acre campus along the Indian River Lagoon.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County Commissioner Tim Zorc has proposed finding county-owned land that can be used for affordable housing. At a recent county commissioners’ meeting, Comm. Zorc found allies on the goal, but not his suggested process.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County joined the world’s largest shared reading experience on Nov. 7. More than 8,000 local children and adults joined two million others to read the same book as part of JumpStart’s 14th annual Read for the Record to highlight the importance of building e…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - On Dec. 20, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against Indian River County in its high-speed train lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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As 2019 comes to a close and we look forward to 2020, my resolutions are to continue to provide our customers with the elite services they have come to expect and deserve. We want to continue to improve upon or digital platforms, our papers, and our customer service and delve into areas that…

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TREASURE COAST - According to The American Humane Association, over 10 million dogs and cats are lost in the U.S. every year. One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. One of the worst days of the year for losing pets is New Year’s Eve.

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VERO BEACH - Over the past year, the Mental Health Association in Indian River County has provided 706 free mental health screenings, 328 diagnostic assessments, and 423 psycho-educational classes to the residents of Indian River County.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - According to the St. Johns River Water Management District, 565 million gallons of water are used by the public every day in the district’s 18 counties, which includes Indian River County. More than half of the water used at residential locations is for landscape irrigation.

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SEBASTIAN - In April, the Sebastian City Council asked City Manager Paul Carlisle for a report on options to control weeds and aquatic vegetation. The move was in response to citizen concerns about possible health risks associated with the use of glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup.

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VERO BEACH - According to the latest report from the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, November beach attendance set a new record.

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VERO BEACH - The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County hosted its annual Head Start Community Read Weeks from Oct. 21 to Nov 1. Seventy-six volunteers from the community visited EOC’s Head Start Centers in Indian River and Okeechobee Counties to read to the children.

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TREASURE COAST - Within hours of the recent shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, the non-profit organization OneBlood rushed extra blood to Pensacola hospitals. Now the Florida-based blood distributor needs to replenish its blood and platelet supply.

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VERO BEACH - Piper Aircraft has opened the application period for its 2020 apprenticeship program. Ten new apprentices will be accepted in the two-year job training program that includes classroom instruction at Indian River State College. The credits earned at IRSC may be used towards a two…

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SEBASTIAN - A new report by Florida Tech scientists and the Sebastian Inlet District links sand volume on beaches adjacent to the Sebastian Inlet with sea level changes.

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TREASURE COAST - The Indian River Lagoon Council expects to have more than a million dollars available in fiscal year 2020-21 for lagoon improvement grants.

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VERO BEACH - The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation has named Louise Kennedy to its newly created position of Executive Director, starting July 5, 2020.

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The sixth class of Ride Beyond Diagnosis, a program of equine-assisted therapy for women diagnosed with cancer and others with breast cancer, celebrated its graduation recently. Ride Beyond Diagnosis, which is sponsored by the Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach…

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Several hundred friends and supporters recently celebrated the grand opening of FriendshipWorks Gallery, a new art space created by Friends After Diagnosis (FAD), a non-profit support organization serving women with cancer and others with breast cancer. Proceeds from the event support FAD su…

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Michel Ouellet caught this nice 15 inch Sheephead his first time fishing in his life. Michel lives in Montreal area and spends his winters in Port St Lucie. The fish has been caught on the reef south of St. Lucie inlet.

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Seminole War re-enactor George W. Thomas, posing as Lt. William Tecumseh Sherman,  right, based at Fort Pierce and fresh out of West Point, attempts to negotiate the surrender of Seminole Chief Wildcat, left, played by Tim Caydon.

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Andree Asselin discusses Civil war weapons with the Sons of Confederate Veterans Charge at Arms Vernon Beatey.

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Alan and Grace Frizzall of Port St. Lucie look at Confederate rifles displayed at the field.

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Featuring boats of all types as well as 190 exhibitors, the 46th Annual Stuart Boat Show, located at Waterway Marina on Dixie Highway in Stuart, ran from Friday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 12.