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Mary Schenkel


Feeding-frenzy fun at LaPorte Farms’ Back to School day

With the same indomitable spirit that has seen her overcome numerous life challenges, Laura LaPorte

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Community needs assessment finds many families struggling

A year-long assessment of human need in Indian River County has found a huge gap between family inco


Honk if you love Space Coast Symphony’s drive-in concerts!

With its Summer Drive-in Concert Series, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra has devised an innovativ


Pandemic poetry contest inspires ‘sense of community’

When the coronavirus put a halt to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation’s annual Poetry and Barbe


Show of ‘Fourth’! Hundreds make Swim to the Wreck

As a hot sun rose over a perfectly calm ocean, swimmers, paddle boarders and kayakers gathered on th


Nez Fest goes ahead in modified form after bars shut down

Just one day after receiving word that bars would once again be shut down because of a spike in the


Coastal Connections: Avid stewards of sustainability

Kendra Cope, president of the environmental nonprofit Coastal Connections, has long had an affinity


Mike Block String Camp: Vero favorite goes virtual

Thanks to the coronavirus, students and fans of the annual Mike Block String Camp and Vero Beach Int

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John’s Island service group funds attorney to help those facing eviction or foreclosure

John’s Island Community Service League is taking action to help county residents facing eviction o


Not ‘half’ bad! Raves for Riverside’s 50% capacity restart

The response to the changes Riverside Theatre enacted to comply with COVID-19 social distancing guid


‘Wall Raising’ signals new abode is in the homestretch

Homeownership can be a long time coming, but is well worth the wait. Just ask Justine Johnson, whose


Bike Walk ‘pedals’ safety skills to other nonprofits

Bike Walk Indian River County, founded as a nonprofit advocacy group for pedestrians and cyclists, h