Indian River County

News
8:34 am
Fri October 11, 2013

"Waste Watch" has Waste Management workers keeping an eye on the community.

Indian River County now joins neighboring counties in the effort.

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News
12:57 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Indian River County has a pet-friendly emergency shelter.

Find out about pet-friendly shelters in your area here.

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Floridays
1:46 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Local couple trapped otters to raise household cash

Indian River County native Edna MacPherson and her late husband shipped otter skins to Northern markets, where they were made into coats and hats. They made enough money that way to buy a couple of appliances for their home and pay for a power hook-up from Vero Beach.

Floridays
9:34 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Woman Says Farm Life Helped Prepare Her for Nursing Career

Melba Campbell says slaughtering pigs taught her not to be afraid of the sight of  blood or "messy things."     

Floridays
12:00 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Family hiked Florida's sand ridge in search of 'perfect' Christmas tree

That was before Northern fir trees were available locally. Indian River County native Stan Tippin remembers sand pines instead.

Floridays
12:00 am
Sat December 17, 2011

Local dairy churned out truckloads of egg nog

A retired dairyman says the rich drink was a huge seller, but only between Thanksgiving and New Year's.

Floridays
12:00 am
Tue November 29, 2011

Pioneer guava farmer on John's Island finally called it quits, moved to mainland

Guavas

The last straw came when he couldn't get his guava-laden truck across the steep wooden bridge over the Indian River.  Grandson Bill Harp of Winter Beach tells the story.