vero beach florida: New BioFuel Company May Locate in Vero Beach - 10/18/08 02:15 AM
Biofuel may soon become one of the new companies relocating to Vero Beach, Florida.  New Planet Energy, a California based alternative fuel company, is negotiating to buy property in southwest Indian River County to convert a variety of micro-organisms from plant wastes and trash into biofuel.  The Indian River Chamber of Commerce is enthusiastically promoting the company's application for permits to allow the company to produce 8 million gallons of biofuel a year within the next two years.  The company is also working with the county landfill managers in a proposal to use methane gas and solid wastes from the land fill. 
Florida's Energy Act is offering a $2.5 million grant to encourage … (0 comments)

vero beach florida: Vero Beach SAT Scores Better than State and National Averages - 08/28/08 01:08 PM
The Scholastic Aptitude Test, commonly known as the SAT is a national measure used by many universities to determine the readiness of students from across the nation to matriculate at a level consistent with the academic expectations of that institution of higher learning. Students taking the test score from 200 to 800 points in math, reading and writing. Students in Indian River County, both at Vero Beach High School and Sebastian River High School achieved double digit gains above the 2007 scores of students at those schools last year. Congratulations students! … (0 comments)

vero beach florida: Intracoastal Waterway Lagoon at Vero Beach, Florida - 08/04/08 04:04 PM

Cruising south on the Intracoastal Waterway between the Merrill Barber causeway bridge and the south bridge, barely visible in the background (2 of the 3 causeway bridges in Vero Beach that provide convenient access to and from the island) - what a lovely way to spend an afternoon.  The fresh water Indian River flows down the middle of the waterway between the mainland and the barrier island at Vero Beach, Florida.  The Sebastian and the Fort Pierce inlets create a brackish lagoon that rises and falls with the tide.  The lagoon is a veritable nursery for a myriad of … (0 comments)

vero beach florida: Real Estate Sales Graphs Update for Vero Beach, Florida - Inventory Decrease - 08/04/08 03:40 PM
We have just published our monthly real estate sales update for Vero Beach Florida and North Hutchinson Island.  Buyers are watching and waiting for prices to come down to be outstanding market values. Many sellers are reducing prices and accepting offers that represent outstanding buyer opportunities. As a result, overall inventory of currently available homes for sale is beginning to decrease. The Treasure Coast has been adding jobs to the local economy, so we may recover sooner than other areas of Florida.  Sales this month ranged from under $50,000 for a one bedroom mainland condominium unit to over $7,000,000.  This range … (0 comments)

vero beach florida: New PiperJet Takes Off - 08/02/08 03:50 PM
With more than 200 orders waiting for the new $2.2 million PiperJet, the plane is moving through the design and build phases into flight testing this week.  The  Vero Beach home of the new PiperJet announces the long anticipated public unveiling for late August or early September. 
Vero Beach was successful in retaining Piper Aircraft, one of our major employers that adds about a half million dollars to the local economy every year, with a financial incentive program funded collaboratively by state and local entities. Piper agrees to add jobs and build additional manufacturing facilities to build the 6 passenger luxury … (0 comments)

vero beach florida: Red Snapper Season - 07/23/08 08:16 AM
    Start watching for Red Snapper to be the "Catch of the Day" on local menus, much to my delight.  Mid summer is typically the best for enjoying this delicately flavored fish that lends itself so well to a variety of culinary specialities from simple broiling with mild seasonings and a twist of lemon to blackened or cajun style. 
Better yet, take a day off and join a excursion with a captain to escort your group or take your own boat and catch your dinner.  Nothing tastes better than freshly caught red snapper prepared that same day to your personal specifications.  In Indian … (0 comments)

vero beach florida: Vero Beach Art Museum Special Exhibit Plans - 07/07/08 11:30 AM
The Vero Beach Art Museum will feature the "Florida Visual Art Fellowship Exhibiltion" through mid-September.  The next special exhibit beginning in mid-September until mid-December will be Jon Davis' "Lighted Wall Constructions" in addition to "Glass from the Ancient World and Contemporary Reflections" from mid-October to mid-December.  Following from mid-January to mid-March will be "Painting Italian Landscape: Views from the Uffizi."  The Vero Beach Art Museum is location at 3001 Riverside Park Drive and is open from 10 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Friday and 1-1:30 on Saturday.  Phone 772-231-0707 for further information or visit

vero beach florida: Community College Upgraded to State College - 06/25/08 11:30 AM
The Indian River Community College will soon be known as the Indian River State College as Governor Crist announces Indian River as one of 9 state community colleges that will begin to offer 4 year degrees in addition to serving the region as an open access, remediation and adult education resource that has offered Associate Degrees since 1959.  A satellite campus in Vero Beach in Indian River County complements the main campus that is located in Fort Pierce, Florida in St Lucie County. 

vero beach florida: Mental Health Training Facility - 06/24/08 10:44 AM
Plans for a new Mental Health Training and Walk-in Treatment Facility in Vero Beach Florida to be managed by the University of Florida should be in operation by the fall of 2008 thanks to the generosity of a group of regional philanthropists, including a gift of $2 million from the McCabe Foundation given in memory of their son.  Other donors include hospital trustee Harry Bolwell.  In addition to a teaching professor, initially the facility will be staffed by two other psychiatrists and a pyschologist. 

vero beach florida: New Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida - 06/24/08 10:25 AM
A new medical center has won County approval to be constructed in the Pointe West community in Vero Beach Florida.  Pointe West is located near the Interstate Highway 95 Vero Beach exit about 8 miles from the Indian River Medical Center hospital south of 37th Street near Indian River Blvd.  The new two-story nedical center should provide convenient access to medical treatment on the west side of town, especially for the several assisted living facilities in the area. 

vero beach florida: Vero Beach Club 3250 Open for Summer - 06/06/08 03:54 AM
On weekend evenings this summer, young people 18 and older will enjoy local bands, piano bar, and even karaoke nights at the new Riverside Theatre Club 3250.  Folk-bluegrass singer Ben Prestage will perform July 11. July 26 will feature rock band, J2 of Kings of the Highway, Elido, and Ghosts of Gloria. See Unmasked on August 9. Check other upcoming events at  Remember that you must prove you are 21 with a photo ID to order adult drinks. 

vero beach florida: Vero Beach Riverside Theatre Announces 2008-2009 Season - 06/06/08 03:46 AM
The Vero Beach professional equity Riverside Theatre proudly announces the upcoming season on the new Stark Mainstage.  Season tickets are available now for the best seats.  If you have not yet attended a production this past season, you will be quite pleased with the newly renovated theatre facility with very comfortable seating and excellent acoustics. 
"Altar Boyz," the 2005 Outer Circle Critics Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, will run next fall from October 10 to November 2, 2008.
From November 20 to December 7, "Souvenir" will explore the comedy of a wealthy New Yorker who sought a musical career during the 1930's and … (0 comments)

vero beach florida: Looks like it will be the Baltimore Orioles! - 06/06/08 03:16 AM
Vero Beach, Florida is still getting over losing the long-time residence of the Dodger's spring training camp, but the community is smiling broadly again through those last tears amidst heavy hints, and we are eagerly anticipating a potential deal with the Baltimore Orioles to take over the facilities and keep professional baseball in Vero Beach -- the smallest town to host a professional spring training camp.  Perhaps it will be a bigger boon to tourism in our resort town since Baltimore is more convenient for the home fans to catch a preview of the Orioles team up close and personal here at the Vero … (0 comments)

vero beach florida: PIPER ANNOUNCES DECISION TO STAY in VERO BEACH FLORIDA! May 29, 2008 - 05/30/08 12:23 PM
Florida Governor Charlie Crist arrived this afternoon in Vero Beach to announce that the Board of Directors of Piper Aircraft has accepted the $32 million Financial Incentive Package offered by the state of Florida and Indian River County.   Piper agrees to benchmarks of investment and new jobs in order to qualify for the incremental public funding.  The new small personal jet designed by a collaboration with Piper Aircraft and Honda will be built here in Vero Beach.  Piper promises at least 400 new jobs over the next several years.  

vero beach florida: Newsweek ranks Vero Beach High School among top 5% - 05/21/08 08:29 AM
Three Treasure Coast high schools made Newsweek Magazine's list of outstanding high schools.  The ranking is based on the number of advanced classes that students take and graduation rates. This year, Vero Beach High School and Lincoln Park Academy are among the nation's top 5% of high schools.  Nationally, 27,000 high schools were considered for the honors.  Lincoln Park Academy in St Lucie County is a magnet high school for gifted and talented students while Vero Beach High School in Indian River County serves all students in the Vero Beach attendance area. 

vero beach florida: New Bio-Fuel Research - New Sources for Energy - 04/25/08 06:19 AM
Energy consumption in the United States may have a new twist that could put Florida on the energy-provider map without off-shore drilling!  Our Congressman Tim Mahoney is championing a proposal to research using agricultural wastes, for example, sugar cane stalks and citrus pulp and peels.  These sources of energy would not cut into the food supply like the use of corn for ethanol, which is currently reducing the available food supply and increasing food prices. 
Central and south Florida throw away abundant supplies of sugar cane stalks and citrus peels, so this would be a win-win situation -- another way to reduce our dependence on … (0 comments)


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