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Water Safety talks with the youth

Leading up to summer, the VBLA will be going to all the elementary schools here in Indian River County to inform the community kids about rip currents, man o’ wars and the numerous other hazards encountered at the beach. Having knowledge of these dangers can mean the difference between life and death. Read more →

VERO BEACH The Vero Beach Quilt Guild, a non profit organization, has a tradition of generosity & support for many non-profit organizations in Indian River County.

The VBQG was able to host this year, its delayed 2021 Quilt Show in January 2022 at the Indian River Fairgrounds that generated Dollars to give back to the Indian River Community. In the past, the Vero Beach Quilt Show has benefitted: In 2019, For the Love of Paws in Fellsmere In 2017, The Veterans Council In 2015, Mended Hearts… Read more →

Jiu Jitsu Association Donates Rescue Board

Renato Tavares has generously donated a rescue board to further aid the lifeguards with rescues. It is important that the equipment the lifeguards use be in working order. Over time, wear and tear of the equipment is going to happen. With kind and generous community members like Renato, our lifeguards can continue providing quick and effective responses to swimmers in… Read more →

Vero Beach Lifeguard Association and Youth Sailing Foundation Collaborate on Catamaran Sailing

Vero Beach Lifeguard Association (VBLA) and Youth Sailing Foundation (YSF) are collaborating to bring the fun and joy of sailing to beginner sailors abroad VBLA’s sixteen-foot Hobie Getaway.  The boat was in storage at YSF when VBLA’s Erik Toomsoo suggested YSF put the boat into commission and utilize it for familiarization and fun sails for beginner sailors.   With its heavy simple construction, wide trampoline,… Read more →

Don’t Touch This……

Bricks of cocaine have been washing ashore.  It’s very dangerous to pick them up or handle them as drug dealers often booby trap the contents with fentanyl or other very poisonous drug.  These drugs easily absorb in the body and can kill within minutes.  If something like this is found on the beach, DO NOT pick it up and call… Read more →

Vero Beach Lifeguard Association announces the latest recipient of the “Keeper of the Coin” Beach Safety Award

Vincent Valentino received the Keeper of the Coin Beach Safety Award for the second quarter of 2020 from the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.  The award is given to any individual who displays great pride and commitment in keeping our beaches safe and promoting water safety. Mr. Valentino, a life-long resident of Vero Beach and a City of Vero Beach lifeguard… Read more →