Local News for Vero Beach, Florida


Crab-E Bill Tiedge passes with family by his side

“With a very heavy heart, we’d like to inform all of our friends and loyal customers, our legend Crab E Bill Tiedge passed away peacefully surrounded by his family,” Crab-E Bill’s Indian River Seafood’s facebook page announced Sunday. “All messages and kind words will be forwarded to family and we will let you know when READ MORE.

Start your journey to becoming a teacher

NEWS RELEASE Teachers make a difference in the lives of children and teens, helping to shape them into productive adults. Indian River State College (IRSC) offers many opportunities for community members to become teachers, especially in the high-demand fields of math, science, Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and bilingual education. The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) at READ MORE.

Local TV-30 Coming to Treasure Coast

NEWS RELEASE Our Veterans Voice, LLC is now the FCC license owner of TV Station W30EP-D and preparing to go on the air as TV-30. Larry Wapnick and Ralph Oko are the hosts and co-owners of the popular Radio Show “Our Veterans Voice”. With many years of marketing and business experience, they will soon broadcast READ MORE.

Historical Society Prepares for Centennial Finale

NEWS RELEASE “Caring for our historic properties is a responsible practice that protects the integrity of our structures as well as our heritage” said Ruth Stanbridge, president of the Indian River County Historical Society. The mission of the Historical Society is to save, preserve, and restore the historical and environmental resources of Indian River County. READ MORE.

VNA October “Shoo the Flu” Vaccination Clinics

NEWS RELEASE Flu season is quickly approaching, and the Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) 27th annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program is underway. Those who get their flu shot at any of the Hidden Treasures clinics will receive a coupon to the hospice thrift store for 50% off any one item. To receive a flu shot READ MORE.

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

NEWS RELEASE September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and the climbing suicide rates are becoming alarming among all ages – especially in teens and young adults. It was the second-leading cause of death among people ages 10-34, and females have the highest suicide rate, according to the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health, 2019). READ MORE.

Two music greats to star in Vero Beach concerts

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Last season, concert promoters Rusty Young and Stacey Kasselman of MusicWorks, Inc., along with Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions, presented music legend and Grammy Award winner David Crosby in a sold out, one night only performance. This season, the co-producers have expanded to two special performances, surely to delight audiences READ MORE.

ELC Appoints Vero Native Barbara Schlitt Ford as Executive Director after Nationwide Search

NEWS RELEASE After a six-month extensive nationwide search, the largest environmental education organization on the Treasure Coast, the Environmental Learning Center (ELC), has appointed Vero native and non-profit professional, Barbara Schlitt Ford, as their permanent Executive Director effective immediately. Ms. Schlitt Ford served as Interim Executive Director since April of 2019 and is only the READ MORE.

ELC appoints new executive director

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – After a six-month nationwide search, the Environmental Learning Center has found its person to help lead the organization, the not-for-profit announced this week. Officials appointed Vero native Barbara Schlitt Ford as the center’s new permanent executive director, effective immediately. Ford has served as interim executive director since April 2019 and is READ MORE.

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents “Polkadots”

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Riverside Theatre for Kids presents a colorful new musical, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical on October 3-5, 2019 on the Stark Stage. Written by Marvin Tunstall III, Douglas Lyon and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. READ MORE.