Local News for Vero Beach, Florida

04/19/2020

70th wedding anniversary photos spark 92-year-old’s memory

SEBASTIAN – A photo has the power to capture life’s greatest moments, and to also rekindle a person’s most cherished memories. That proved true Friday morning when Sebastian resident Deborah Donnelly and her family did a drive-by visit to see her mother. Donnelly’s mother, Corinne Langford, 92, is a resident at Pelican Landing Assisted Living READ MORE.
04/19/2020

Coronavirus in IRC – No cases Saturday – Total stays 83

This story will be continuously updated with the latest coronavirus numbers in the county. 6 p.m. update April 18, 2020 There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Saturday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The total case count for Indian River County remained at 83. For those who tested positive in READ MORE.
04/18/2020

Distance learning to continue rest of school year

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – All Florida public and private K-12 schools will continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday at a news conference. This means campuses will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 academic year. The decision to continue distance learning, or virtual learning from READ MORE.
04/18/2020

Coronavirus in IRC – No new cases Saturday morning

This story will be continuously updated with the latest coronavirus numbers in the county. 11 a.m. update April 18, 2020 There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Saturday morning, Florida Department of Health officials said. The health department dashboard showed a total of 83 cases for Indian River County, which is a READ MORE.
04/18/2020

Coronavirus in IRC – No new cases Friday evening

This story will be continuously updated with the latest coronavirus numbers in the county. 6 p.m. update April 17, 2020 There were no new positive coronavirus cases among county residents Friday evening, Florida Department of Health officials said. The health department dashboard showed a total of 83 cases for Indian River County, which is a READ MORE.
04/18/2020

Think you might have COVID-19?

Those who think they might have the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, can call Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital at 772-226-4846. Hours of operation for appointments and drive-thru testing are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. You will be advised what to do next following the appointment. Those who have chest pains, severe READ MORE.
04/18/2020

9 virus cases involve long-term care facilities, officials say

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – At least nine county coronavirus cases, including one death, involve long-term care facilities, health department officials said Friday. Florida Department of Health Officer Miranda Hawker said “long-term care facilities” is an umbrella term that includes nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Hawker said the cases involve residents or staff, but did READ MORE.
04/18/2020

Bolt Aquatics / Open Swim

Event date: May 2, 2020 Event Time: 10:15 AM – 11:30 AMLocation: Vero Beach, FL 32961Description:Open Swim participants will need to have a membership or pay the daily fee.All participants of Bolt Aquatics are required to have a facility use card to participate in classes. Facility use cards can be purchased at the front desk. READ MORE.
04/17/2020

Oceanside Farmers Market provides no-contact pickup solution

For the last 12 years, the Oceanside Business Association’s Farmers Market Oceanside has offered fresh, healthy, farm to table products to Vero Beach residents from local farms and small businesses. While the open air market is temporarily closed due to the global pandemic, FarmersMarketDropOff.com was created to keep local farms and businesses operational. For the READ MORE.
04/17/2020

In Memory: April 17

Arlene Albert, 87, Vero Beach Arlene Albert, 87, of Vero Beach, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday March 18, 2020. She was born in Limestone and raised in Holton, Maine, to parents Edmund and Laura (Bourgoine) Albert. Arlene is survived by six sisters, Leona, Irene, Pauline, Ruth, Rita, Nan and two brothers Ralph, READ MORE.
04/17/2020

LRJF launches 2 writing contests

This Covid 19 pandemic has been revelatory. Perhaps now more than ever, people appreciate one another and the value of community. As we all adapt to this tiny virus in big ways, Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is creating space for community and healing. To foster expression of the written word and to encourage creative self-expression, READ MORE.