Local News for Vero Beach, Florida

04/16/2020

Two hospital caregivers tested positive for COVID-19

The word “happy” seemed to come with both effort and relief as Dr. Greg Rosencrance, president of Cleveland Clinic Indian River, simultaneously confirmed that two of his hospital’s caregivers had tested positive for COVID-19, but that both are now out of the woods. “I’m happy to report both are doing well,” he said in an READ MORE.
04/16/2020

Bonzo goes gaga after just one peek at Boo

Boo Fallon is a big (90-pound), beautiful (golden), mostly (80 percent) Mastiff, with the genteel Southern manners of the Georgia Peach that she is, with a dash of Jersey Grrrl. Because of that Dismal Dog Biscuits duh-zees that’s makin’ humans real sick, my assistant an Boo’s Mom an Dad observed that New Rool for Humans READ MORE.
04/16/2020

Crime Blotter: April 15

Felony arrests and booking reports: April 15 James Lewis Cabral, 36, 1116 15th Ave., Vero Beach; Arrest Location: 2100 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach; Arresting Agency: Indian River County Sheriff’s Office; Status: Release on $6,000 bond; Charge(s): Felony Controlled substance possession, and Misdemeanor Drug paraphernalia possession. Javaughtae Jordan Parks, 26, 108 Magnolia St., Fellsmere; Arrest READ MORE.
04/16/2020

Ballet Vero brings ‘Clarity’ to current situation

Dealing with the Quarantine Blues isn’t just hard for people wanting to get out to see something artful, entertaining, inspiring or just plain fun. It’s frustrating and a heartache for artists who yearn to share with you something wonderful. Thank heavens we’re in the age of the Internet where it’s all a click away. And, READ MORE.
04/16/2020

Cleveland Clinic Florida creates COVID-19 Wellness Taskforce

Cleveland Clinic Florida has developed a program to support caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes services for all caregivers and some services are specific to caregivers working on the frontlines who are caring for patients. Cleveland Clinic Florida leaders believe that all caregivers play a critical role in ensuring quality patient care and READ MORE.
04/16/2020

Some pay more for flood insurance due to city glitch

Because of confusion among city and county officials, some Vero Beach homeowners are paying more than they should be for flood insurance. An unspecified number of flood insurance holders in the city – mainly on the barrier island and along the lagoon in special flood hazard areas – received only a 10 percent discount in READ MORE.
04/16/2020

Council’s hasty ouster of Elite Airways was wrong

The Vero Beach City Council was well within its rights when it voted last week to terminate its agreement with Elite Airways, which, despite repeated requests and warnings, failed to pay nearly $35,000 in overdue fees for its use of the facilities at Vero Beach Regional Airport. Why, then, was it the wrong decision? Because READ MORE.
04/16/2020

Heap of timely help from ‘Head, Heart and Hands’

Indian River Club residents aren’t letting the coronavirus pandemic get in the way of the support they provide to local nonprofits. Even though the sixth annual Head, Heart and Hands of Indian River County Grant Award Ceremony was canceled, grant checks totaling $159,350 were mailed to the selected recipients to help them continue their critical READ MORE.