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VERO BEACH - Vero Beach High School teacher Dr. Nicole Mosblech has been selected as a state Teacher of the Year finalist.

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VERO BEACH - The city of Vero Beach has hired longtime city employee Monte Falls as the new city manager. The city council also voted to fill the city attorney position with John Turner, a partner with Peterson Law Group of Ft. Myers.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Three students have been arrested in recent weeks for making social media threats involving Indian River County schools. The schools involved were Storm Grove Middle School, Vero Beach High School, and Imagine School South Vero.

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TREASURE COAST - In an effort to bring continued awareness to breast cancer, Bealls is pleased to announce the limited edition “Pink Power” tumbler in partnership with Florida-based artist, Leoma Lovegrove. Inspired by her personal story and strength as a breast cancer survivor, this special…

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SEBASTIAN - The city of Sebastian is seeking volunteer members for four committees. Applications and further information are available from the City Clerk’s office and the city website.

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VERO BEACH - The first annual Stars and Stripes Spectacular Gala, held at the Grand Harbor Club House on April 13th, raised over $15,000 to assist veterans in need.

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VERO BEACH - The 100 year celebration for Vero Beach is approaching quickly. Many groups are working towards the finale Oct. 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, take down, and help with the morning parade and other activities. To volunteer or find out more, call Tammy Bursick at (772) 978-4700.

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TREASURE COAST – Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, announced April 19 the closing of $1.75 billion in private activity bonds to help fund the company's expansion to Orlando. Morgan Stanley was the underwriter for the transaction that was purchased by 67 different investors.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Environmental activists are celebrating an April 23 County Commissioners decision to deny a temporary construction easement to John's Island Water Management to construct a tunnel under the Indian River Lagoon for a reuse-water pipeline.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Last month The Pelican Island Audubon Society and the Environmental Learning Center launched an ambitious effort to plant 100,000 native trees in Indian River County over the next 15 years. Residents can participate by planting free oak trees, with all training and inst…

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FELLSMERE – Jason Nunemaker, Fellsmere City Manager, has submitted his resignation, effective May 10. He is taking a new position in Broward County as chief administrative officer with the city of Plantation.

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VERO BEACH – Four Vero Beach businesses spent April collecting socks for homeless people. The event was so well received and rewarding for the participants that they intend to make it an annual effort.

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VERO BEACH – About a year after the June 28, 2018 groundbreaking, the Gifford Youth Achievement Center will open its new $7.4 million building on May 14.

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VERO BEACH - Prior to Hurricane Irma in 2017, federal funding agreements for estimated storm damages were approved within a few months of the storm, according to Interim Vero Beach City Manager Monte Falls. Starting with Hurricane Irma, federal procedures were changed. As of April 2019, the …

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VERO BEACH – McKee Botanical Garden is accepting photo submissions for the 15th Annual Waterlily Photo Contest, to be held in conjunction with the Annual Waterlily Celebration on Saturday, June 15 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The Indian River Community Foundation, the United Way of Indian River County, the Florida Department of Health in Indian River County, and the Children’s Services Advisory Committee have joined together to produce a comprehensive community needs assessment for Indian Ri…

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SEBASTIAN – Since January, Indian River County has been soliciting and reviewing proposals to design and build four boardwalks across conservation wetlands in Sebastian. Now staff has recommended a Fort Pierce company that appears able to do the job for less than half the anticipated cost.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – A new report from the Florida Department of Transportation shows the dramatic economic benefits of Indian River County’s public airports in Vero Beach and Sebastian.

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VERO BEACH – Barbara Schlitt Ford, the new interim Executive Director of the Environmental Learning Center, has interacted with the organization as a parent, an educator, and while working with a different nonprofit. Now she has taken the reigns of the ELC, at least temporarily, while a nati…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The Indian River Community Foundation, the United Way of Indian River County, the Florida Department of Health in Indian River County, and the Children’s Services Advisory Committee have joined together to produce a comprehensive community needs assessment for Indian Ri…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Florida Kids Count, a project of the Department of Child & Family Studies that is based at the University of South Florida in Tampa, has released new data on children in poverty and foster care.

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VERO BEACH – The Indian River Community Foundation has presented the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation a $20,000 gift from an anonymous donor. The funds will go towards the relocation of the writer’s home from the grounds of the Environmental Learning Center to the Mueller Campus of Indian Riv…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A program that provides free bikes to the needy in Indian River County is expanding, installing bike repair stations so the public will have free places to work on their bikes.

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VERO BEACH - The Vero Beach High School Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Matthew Stott, placed second runner-up in the 2019 National School Orchestra Championships at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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VERO BEACH - Vero Beach-based Piper Aircraft announced April 3 that L3 Commercial Aviation has placed an order for up to 240 new Piper aircraft options to expand and modernize its aircraft training fleet across its Airline Academy pilot training sites.

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VERO BEACH - The Environmental Learning Center will host its first Citizen Science Day on April 13. Citizen scientists are volunteers who help scientists conduct important research.

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VERO BEACH – Practical Nurses are in demand to support the growing healthcare industry in Florida. To help Treasure Coast residents launch a rewarding career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Indian River State College (IRSC) is now accepting applications for the part-time LPN program at …

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VERO BEACH - The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will hold Gymnastics and Aerial registration on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8 a.m. at Leisure Square Fitness Center, 3705 16th St., Vero Beach.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The newly formed Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County met at the Community Church of Vero Beach on March 28 to update the public on plans and progress.

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TREASURE COAST ― Smile a little brighter this spring with help from Indian River State College (IRSC) at the inaugural Project Easter Smile event. Visit the IRSC Dental Clinic for free dental care on Friday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to noon. Services are reserved for adults and are limited to o…

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VERO BEACH ― According to the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, the city of Vero Beach has agreed to extend the hours lifeguards are present at the city’s three guarded beaches for the summer.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY The Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District is partnering with Southeast Secure Shredding to bring residents free paper shredding services on April 6. This event is open to all residents of Indian River County, but not businesses.

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 Gilbert Smart tries his luck at seining with his wife Kimberley, mother-in-law Jeanette Faust, sons Aiden and Alex, 9 and 17, and daughter Annabelle, 12.

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Sisters Amelia and Lily, 7 and 9, examine a creature caught in their net with their parents,  Jessica and Sean Stockman.

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Clover and her sister Pansy recently came to HSTC when both of their pet parents passed away unexpectedly. Both are adjusting well to the shelter in spite of this recent tragedy. Clover is around 16 years old and is on a special diet for kidney disease; she is looking for a home to send her …

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Four-year-old Emma Dawson acts as the injured, tended to by three-year-old Conner Koblegard, guided by St. Lucie County Firefighter Paramedic Vince Randolph.