IRMC emergency room continues improvement with the help of ApolloMD Reply

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Devon Bloom

Devon Bloom

With an Emergency Room already known for providing top quality care and award-winning heart and stroke services, Indian River Medical Center can now boast improvements in patient flow over the last year since ApolloMD arrived to provide physician coverage for the hospital’s Emergency Services.

Through data collection and analysis, the hospital’s project team found that the average cycle time for treatment and release of walk-in, emergency patients needed to be addressed. As a result of the improvements made to the ER process, there has been a consistent drop in wait times, and increase in patient satisfaction. MORE…

In the Studio with Sara Shankland Reply

JANIE GOULD

Former art teacher, Sara Shankland, and her husband, Bill, were drawn in retirement to Vero Beach because of the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Former art teacher, Sara Shankland, and her husband, Bill, were drawn in retirement to Vero Beach because of the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Painter and former art teacher Sara Shankland uses a high-tech material that resembles clay to create one-of-a-kind pieces of silver jewelry, from a pendant that is reminiscent of an Alexander Calder mobile to motifs of the Southwest and romantic images of birds and sea life.

During the past eight years, Shankland has created more than 750 pieces of jewelry. She sells them at major shows such as Under the Oaks, the Vero Beach Art Club’s festival that’s coming up in March at Riverside Park.

“The material is everything,” she said. “It was invented by the Mitsubishi Corp. in Japan around 1990. Someone there came up with the idea of pulverizing pure silver to the consistency of powder to which they have added an emollient. It comes to me packed in plastic and foil as a ball of clay. A ball of clay that is pure silver. Absolutely mind bending!” More…

Social Justice Film Series will feature “Bidder 70” Jan. 11 Reply

Crowds rally in support of DeChristopher

Crowds rally in support of DeChristopher

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The communitywide, nondenominational Social Justice Film Series continues its ninth year on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 7 p.m., with “Bidder 70,” a 2012 award-winning documentary centering on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability in the name of climate justice. More…

Vero Beach Recreation Department to present “Christmas Dreams Dec. 20 Reply

The Aerial Antics Youth Circus cast performing in the 2013 production of Christmas Dreams. PHOTO BY JIM COLE

The Aerial Antics Youth Circus cast performing in the 2013 production of Christmas Dreams. PHOTO BY JIM COLE

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On December 20, 2014, the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will proudly present Christmas Dreams, an original performing arts drama. Join the 200-student Aerial Antics Youth Circus cast of gymnastics, dance, and circus aerial students as they tell the tale of Christmas Dreams! More…

“Holiday At McKee” brings wonderlands of delights and festive attractions Reply

Popular holiday event begin this Saturday

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MCKEE CHRISTMAS-100-LRFamilies along the Treasure Coast can experience the joy and delight of the holiday season with a variety of activities and attractions during McKee Botanical Garden’s “Holidays at McKee” event taking place December 20, 21 and 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The Garden will close at its regularly scheduled time of 5:00 pm and reopen at 6:00 pm, transformed into a wonderland of holiday delights with thousands of lights and festive decorations displayed throughout the botanical paradise.

Classic holiday music will fill the air as a McKee favorite, a fully-restored 1924 Wurlitzer band organ makes its annual appearance for a third year in a row. The antique organ has become a popular attraction with Garden visitors, bringing smiles to all ages with its lively, whimsical tunes. MORE…

Youth Profile: Charter High’s Andrea Soscoso Luppi is a rising star Reply

STEPHANIE HERZOG

Andrea Moscoso

Andrea Moscoso Luppi

For high school senior Andrea Moscoso Luppi, every day since her arrival from Ecuador at age five has been an opportunity to excel. As a student at Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS), she has had extraordinary freedom to develop herself academically as well as artistically.

Through participation in the dual enrollment program, Andrea has been attending college courses since her freshman year, starting with one college class each semester, and working her way up to four courses per semester on top of the four AP classes she takes at IRCHS. She is currently just one credit short of her AA (Associate of Arts) degree from Indian River State College- by the time she reaches her high school graduation she will have 90 college credits already under her belt.

Aside from her collegiate accomplishments, Andrea is also very active in several extracurricular activities, which allow her to express her artistic capabilities. She plays the violin, and cites her favorite class as AP Music Theory, where students are allowed the opportunity to experiment with other junior musicians in areas like music composition and arrangement.Truly a multi-talented young woman, Andrea dreams of a minor in Music More…