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Knox, while visiting his grandparents Lloyd and Sue Tantum, of Barefoot Bay, was given a fishing pole for Christmas. Knox fished at Barefoot Bay Beach for the first time in his life and caught five fish within 30 minutes!

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Young Entrepreneurs Market is the creation of founders Joana Fischer, Annalise Guey and Jane Martin. Their idea spawned a way for kids to learn how to run a business, interact with people, and learn sale skills by creating and selling their home-made items at a market event they setup the fi…

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The 39th Annual Bridge Buster 5K Run event is the oldest footrace in St. Lucie County. Participants race out & back over the South Bridge in Fort Pierce, starting and finishing at the River Walk Center.

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The 39th Annual Bridge Buster 5K Run event is the oldest footrace in St. Lucie County. Participants race out & back over the South Bridge in Fort Pierce, starting and finishing at the River Walk Center.

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While visiting from Valdosta, GA, Mason Snapp, 11 (back), caught a Jack Crevelle and catfish, and brother Landon, 9 (front), caught a red grouper at Jensen Beach Causeway. Both boys were visiting their dad, Marshall Snapp, of Port St Lucie this past summer.

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Melissa and Andrew Spano took Hometown News along with them to Advent Health in Orlando when their son, Carter, was born in November. He was born 26.5 weeks early and was taking to the Newborn Infant Care Unit and is now doing amazing at 8 weeks old!

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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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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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VERO BEACH - Sea turtle nesting season in Indian River County is March 1 through Oct. 31. The non-profit organization Coastal Connections invites everybody to celebrate the season at their inaugural Tipsy Turtle 2 Mile run/walk on Sat., April 10 from 8-11 a.m., rain or shine, at Sexton Plaza…

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VERO BEACH - After taking a break due to COVID-19, Skim USA skimboarding competition returns on March 13-14, and the first tournament of the year will be in Vero Beach at Mulligan’s Beach House.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County has become the first jurisdiction in Florida to install new bike safety signs recently approved last year by the state.

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VERO BEACH - On Jan. 15, an accident at the intersection of Indian River Blvd. and the Barber Bridge in Vero Beach took the life of Grace Rett, an athlete on the College of the Holy Cross Women's rowing team in Massachusetts.

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VERO BEACH - According to the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, local beaches are experiencing an attendance boom. The VBLA estimates 841,413 people visited the city’s three lifeguarded beaches at Jaycee, Humiston and South Beach parks during 2019.

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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 - Following a rare, sustained public outcry that packed several consecutive city meetings, the Vero Beach City Council has reversed plans to close the Leisure Square pool.

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VERO BEACH - Tennis star Mardy Fish, whose children’s foundation is based in Vero Beach, sent a video message to his foundation’s supporters in August, thanking them for supporting programs for Indian River County children.

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VERO BEACH - The 12th annual Mulligan’s Skim Jam returns to Vero Beach Sat., Aug. 31. The event at Sexton Plaza Beach is billed as the world’s largest one-day skimboard contest.

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VERO BEACH - As the city of Vero Beach debates whether to close the Leisure Square swimming pool, the community is invited to try out the recreation center’s facilities and programs for free on Sat., Aug.24, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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VERO BEACH - The second annual Paddle Dash on Aug. 10 will benefit the Keep Indian River Beautiful Lagoon Friendly Lawns program.

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George Matthews caught a 22 inch, 26 lbs, black drum in Titusville on Father's Day.

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FORT PIERCE – The Spanish game of Jai Alai has been played in South Florida for almost 100 years with ups and downs in popularity. During its peak in the 1980s, the television show Miami Vice included it in the opening credit montage; wedged in between palm trees, beaches, pink flamingos and…

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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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ST. LUCIE WEST - The Indian River State College Foundation announces the Pioneer 5k Run/Walk to be held at the IRSC Pruitt Campus in St. Lucie West Saturday, November 10 starting at 7:30 a.m. The Pioneer 5k Run/Walk provides a great opportunity for experienced runners and beginners, and for …

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The Westwood High School Panther’s Varsity Football Team’s home non-conference game against rival Fort Pierce Central High School’s Cobras was held at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce on Saturday, September 22. The Panthers defeated the Cobras with a final score of  26-18.