INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, in partnership with H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue, have announced a new “working” cat program to help find homes for less adoptable cats in Indian River County.
VERO BEACH - The Vero Beach City Council wants to close the Leisure Square pool and replace it with a skate park. While the skate park has great support among residents, not everyone agrees with getting rid of the pool to make it happen.
VERO BEACH - On July 5, Indian River County opened the new 84-acre Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve, just east of Oslo Middle School.
VERO BEACH - On July 7, the Indian River County Cal Ripken baseball 10u all-star team won the South Florida State Championship by defeating the NW St. Pete 10u All Stars by a score of 6-5. That win propelled them to the top of the 78 competing teams.
SEBASTIAN - Sebastian officials have hit the pause button on a proposed 1,118 acre annexation until further discussions can be had with county staff.
SEBASTIAN - Local police will host Christmas in July on Sat., July 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Riverview Park in Sebastian.
VERO BEACH - The Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program, the philanthropic arm of the Grand Harbor community, has awarded The Learning Alliance a $10,000 grant to fund a Third Grade Interventionist program at Dodgertown Elementary School.
INDIAN RIVER SHORES - Dog lovers are rejoicing that there is finally a beach in Indian River County where dogs can be let off leash.
VERO BEACH - The Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach has received a $1 million pledge from inventor and business owner Thomas R. Schidel of Vero Beach. Mr. Schidel’s gift will provide for the design, construction and maintenance of a new Education and Event Pavilion and Oval on the E…
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – A series of drug arrests during the last week of June reveal that the notorious “Dark Web” now reaches into Vero Beach.
TREASURE COAST - Volunteers plan to clean 125 miles of waterways in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties during the 12th annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup on Sat., July 27.
TREASURE COAST - On July 1, texting while driving became a primary offense in Florida.
VERO BEACH - Vero Beach business owners, artists, and art patrons are teaming up in an ambitious effort to paint murals all over Vero Beach.
Good news for students looking to begin a career in healthcare: Indian River State College (IRSC) has extended its application deadlines for individuals interested in careers in medical assisting, dental assisting and health information technology. All three programs begin August 19. Apply n…
VERO BEACH - Veterans Helping Veterans (VHV), a program of the Veterans Council of Indian River County (VCIRC), has received a generous $30,000 grant award from the Indian River Community Foundation. Funding in support of the Veterans Helping Veterans program, will provide repairs and home i…
According People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in just seven years’ time, one unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce more than 370,000 kittens, with about half of those able to survive. The number in slightly lower for dogs. In just two years, a female dog and her …
VERO BEACH - Indian River County has scheduled beach restoration for Sector 5, which extends from Tracking Station Park south through Vero Beach to the Riomar Golf Course. The beach replenishment will run from November, 2019 through April, 2020.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation has announced $43,943 in grants for summer 2019.
VERO BEACH - Riverside Theatre’s free outside concerts continue this weekend with The Jacks Band on Friday, July 5, and Sleepin’ Dogz on Saturday, July 6.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Four Indian River County non-profit organizations were honored at 211 HelpLine’s 2019 Jewels of the Treasure Coast luncheon, held May 23 at the Santa Lucie River Club in Port St. Lucie.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County Commissioners have voted to extend another six months a ban on the land application of Class B biosolids. The moratorium, which was due to expire in July, will now expire January 7, 2020.
SEBASTIAN - The Sebastian City Council has begun discussing whether herbicides should be used for weed removal.
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 to lose pets is always the Fourth of July.
VERO BEACH – Thanks to an antenna provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Vero Beach High School is now part of an international system to study bird migration.
VERO BEACH — Bishop John E. Miller, III, Rector of Christ Church Anglican Vero Beach since August 2012, will retire from full-time ministry July 12 and preach his last sermon at the church as their rector and pastor on July 7.
The Indian River County Board of County Commissioners has announced that the new North County Office at 1919 – 1921 US Hwy 1 in Sebastian, just south of Wal-Mart, is scheduled to open on July 1.
VERO BEACH — Dale Sorensen Real Estate is pleased to announce that Astrid Torres has joined the company’s real estate team. Torres will be based in the company’s office located at 1961 14th Avenue, in Historic Downtown Vero Beach.
VERO BEACH – The Next Generation Veterans of Vero Beach and the Veterans Council of Indian River County are raising funds for a monument to Iraq/Afghanistan veterans.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The Indian River Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $142,500 to five nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were awarded from the foundation’s Community Enrichment Fund.
Vero Beach - The Youth Guidance 42nd Annual Tropical Night Luau on June 8th was a tremendous success. Held at Oak Harbor, the Luau was well attended, with approximately 250 partygoers. Guests had a wonderful time dancing to The Gypsy Lane band, feasting on tropical fare and mingling with fri…
Indian River County — The Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC), which aims to improve the lives of low-income youths, hosted its annual backpack donation event Wednesday, June 19. Waste Management donated more than 200 backpacks full of school supplies to children in the Gifford community.
SEBASTIAN — Voodoo, bronchitis, foot infections, female health issues and seeing a baby that was soaked in kerosene, are all a part of Laura M. Sherman’s recent experiences as a medical missionary. The Sebastian-based ARNP with Dr. E. Blecker will share those experiences at the sixth Communi…
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Indian River County voted June 18 to ban the sale of dogs and cats from commercial breeding facilities.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Criminal defense attorney Bobby Guttridge is the new president of the Indian River County Bar Association. Mr. Guttridge takes over from outgoing president Michelle Servos.
Funding Will Support Social Respite Care Program
VERO BEACH — On Sat., June 22, local artists will sell original, handmade arts and crafts at the Emerson Center to benefit the Bridges Early Learning Center Summer Camp.
VERO BEACH — Christi’s Fitness and Studio 14 are the third and fourth Vero Beach gyms to join an innovative local program that provides fitness classes for adult athletes with intellectual disabilities.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Literacy Services of Indian River County is seeking volunteers to teach English to adults. The group is holding a training session Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the main library. Lunch and all curriculum and training materials will be provided.
FELLSMERE — On June 6, the city of Fellsmere formally advertised the position of city manager. The chosen candidate will replace Jason Nunemaker, who served 14 years as Fellsmere’s first city manager.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Children ages 18 and under can receive free breakfast and lunch this summer from the School District of Indian River County.
VERO BEACH – In the hundred year history of Vero Beach, Alma Lee Loy stands as one of the city’s most memorable woman. Ms. Loy became a force to be reckoned with in Indian River County business and politics at a time when most Treasure Coast leaders were men.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Indian River Neighborhood Association has joined the lawsuit seeking to stop the All Aboard Florida/Brightline/Virgin Trains project.
VERO BEACH – Literacy took a “Deep Dive Into the Lagoon” at the Indian River County Main Library on June 1. More than 150 children and their families attended a collaborative community event hosted by The Learning Alliance, S.E.A. A Difference, and the Indian River County Library System.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Pelican Island Audubon is offering a guided field trip to Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area on June 22.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The first Indian River County Manufacturing Boot Camp took place May 20-24. The program is designed to train students for local manufacturing jobs and then help them find those jobs.
VERO BEACH – The City of Vero Beach has decided to delay, for now, a proposed November referendum that could have led to the sale of two significant city properties.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Indian River County opened a new beachside government office on June 3.
VERO BEACH – Sue Fen Liang has mixed feelings about the June 15 closing of Szechuan Palace, the restaurant she created with her husband, John, in 1989.
VERO BEACH – McKee Botanical Garden will host its 15th Annual Waterlily Celebration on Sat., June 15, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
VERO BEACH – The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department presents the 45th annual Aerial Antics Youth Circus, Aug. 1-3 at Saint Edward’s School.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has awarded grant funding to Vero Beach-based Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County to help fund their social respite care program. The program engages individuals with dementia in uplifting activities while givi…
OBJ is an absolute love-bug, but he wasn’t always that way. He has spent the majority of his life as a community cat living outside here at HSTC. Everything changed when he collapsed; it was determined that he had a severe urinary tract infection that required immediate attention. Over the …
Dolores Gaynor, of Vero Beach, sent in this picture of the Koop sisters while they vacationed in Aruba , during May. The sisters are Janet, Dolores, Loretta and Carol-Ann. Although it was extremely windy and their original Hometown News newspaper blew away and landed in water, they still man…
Mane is a five-year old neutered male mixed breed cat who came to the Humane Society as an owner surrender. Since he came here, he has been afraid of some of the other cats in the room. His solution has been to hide on an empty shelf inside a cupboard or under a cat tower. When people approa…
Ace is a 10-year old neutered male yellow mixed breed dog who came back to the Humane Society in June because his owners were moving. He is a very sweet mature guy. Ace listens well to basic commands; he aims to please. Ace is simply a savvy senior citizen looking for a couch that can be his…
Mia is the perfect combination of love and fun. She is a 4 year young Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. She loves your lap and she has lots of energy. She wants to share her affectionate and fun nature with you.
Lily has had a hard life. This 7 year old mixed breed remains a sweet, over the top happy and affectionate doggie. Please watch her video and tell me your heart does not melt. Lily could be the loyal, loving and cuddly companion you have ALWAYS wanted to have in your life. She deserves to h…