Local News for Vero Beach, Florida

10/17/2019

Case against Sebastian K-9 officer dismissed

A Brevard County judge Thursday dismissed a criminal case against Sebastian Police K-9 Officer Eric Antosia, who had faced an animal cruelty charge following his canine partner’s death last year. “After extensive criminal and administrative investigations, all evidence indicates that this was an unfortunate tragic incident that was unintentional,” Sebastian Police Chief Michelle Morris said READ MORE.
10/17/2019

Is School Board ready to comply with deseg order?

Is it possible that the county finally has a School Board eager to comply with a 52-year-old federal desegregation order, and willing to spend millions of dollars to do it? That’s the message School Board members gave the district’s Equity Committee at an Oct. 8 meeting, declaring they are eager to press forward with a READ MORE.
10/17/2019

Who’s and aha’s at ‘Black and White Masquerade Ball’

An air of mystery surrounded the fifth annual Black and White Centennial Masquerade Ball at the Vero Beach Country Club last Saturday evening, hosted by the Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation. Masked Exchangites, adorned in feathered, lace and beaded finery, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while perusing a variety of silent-auction items and often READ MORE.
10/17/2019

Few showing interest in Vero City Council election

Quick, without looking: Name the eight candidates running for the two Vero Beach City Council seats up for grabs in next month’s off-year election. Can’t do it? Neither can I. (Answers, P9.) Sure, I know Brian Heady is running – because, well, Brian Heady always runs. He’s the Timex of local politics. Year after year, READ MORE.
10/17/2019

Aerie of excitement at ‘Bird and Nature Art Show’

The Sebastian River Art Club was the host for the fifth annual Indian River Bird and Nature Art Show, which benefited the SRAC and the Pelican Island Preservation Society. The event kicked off a full week of activities in celebration of Oct. 13-19 as National Wildlife Refuge Week. Showcased was the Pelican Island National Wildlife READ MORE.
10/17/2019

Tenant takes landlord beef to the streets

Jordan Malfara has become a familiar site for many in Melbourne Beach as he takes his landlord-tenant dispute public. On most days he can be seen just past the bend as Ocean Avenue becomes State Road A1A near Atlantic Street, where he pickets outside the office of Melbourne Beach Properties, Inc. Malfara’s true beef is READ MORE.