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About Nikki Lindsay

Nikki, a writer for Vero Vine, gathers information from sources around Indian River County to manage a community calendar. Part of Nikki's role is to send out weekly newsletters to inform the community about local events, businesses, food reviews and much more. When she isn’t sitting at her computer, Nikki enjoys riding her bike, watching shows on Netflix, and playing with her cats.

Vero Beach Lifeguard Association Monthly Beach Report for May 2018

Vero Beach Lifeguard Association

Monthly Beach Report

Jaycee Park  /  Humiston Park  /  South Beach Park 

Our Mission:

To promote lifeguarding and water safety in Vero Beach and the surrounding communities

Email:  VeroBeachLA@Yahoo.com  

Website:  www.VBLA.org

STATISTICS

Total Park Attendance 51,550

Preventative Actions 992

Minor Medicals 3

Major Medicals 1

Rescues 2

Average Water Temperature 78

Beach Erosion Moderate

Stinging Marine Life Minimal

General Conditions

 

May attendance was low compared to 2017 (74,000) mainly due to stormy weather.  The ocean water temperature has risen into the upper 70’s. Sea turtles continue to lay their clutches of eggs up and down the coastline.   Wind and tides have carved out some beaches leaving a steep drop off in some areas of the shoreline. In addition, seaweed and numerous types of shells have been deposited on the beach.  Two swimmers were rescued from rip currents by lifeguards bringing the total number of people saved from potential drowning to 24 in 2018.

All swimmers are advised to pay close attention to beach condition signs and flags, swim near lifeguard towers and avoid swimming during non-guarded hours.

 

Areas of Progress

 

With help from Coastal Technologies Corporation, Hoos Architects, Mills Short Engineers, Farrow Construction, City of Vero Beach Recreation Department, Councilwoman Laura Moss, Mayor Harry Howle and many others, VBLA’s goal of giving lifeguards the ability to see more of the beach and react to emergencies faster by building a lifeguard tower and command center at Humiston Park is progressing.

 

Areas of Concern

 

As beach attendance grows, more and more people are outside the guarded areas increasing the likelihood of accidents and drowning.  More police presence is needed on the beach to curb illegal activities. During lightning storms, it is strongly advised that the public evacuate the beach and seek shelter.         

 

    Key

Park Attendance:  includes areas immediately north and south of each park

Preventative Actions:  stopping potential incidents before they occur

Minor Medicals:  a medical incident which is treated on-site by lifeguard/EMT        personnel

Major Medicals:  a medical incident that required Emergency Medical Services

 

About VBLA

This report is furnished by the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, a non-profit, 501C3 organization.  Its mission is to promote water safety and lifeguarding in Vero Beach and the surrounding communities.  Contact us at VeroBeachLA@Yahoo.com or (908)797-8725.  Visit us at www.VBLA.org.  Donations are appreciated.  Monies raised are used to purchase equipment, supplies, and training for the lifeguards from the city of Vero Beach.  Please send donations to: VBLA, 1351 White Heron Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32963.

Vero Vine Top 9 Nightlife Entertainment

Summer nights in Vero Beach are anything but boring! Check out these top nightlife activities that’ll make this Summer one to remember. Let us know your favorite spot in the comments below!


Riverside Theatre

Riverside Theatre, Inc. is committed to providing a total theatre arts experience that entertains, challenges, and educates both adults and children. Producing quality works from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional Theatres with an emphasis on high production values, providing the youth of the community with a broad range of education opportunities that will cultivate tomorrow’s artist and audiences, while building the skills of today, and providing a nurturing and collaborative environment for the artist, educators, and staff.

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Walking Tree Brewery

At Walking Tree Brewery, we combine creativity with science to produce a large selection of unique and delicious craft beer. You will always find a wide variety of traditional options on tap – from pale ales that dance on the buds to mouthwatering creamy stouts. In addition to creating great beer, we continually strive to develop a culture that unites our community. Our Florida roots are important to us, which is one of the reasons that the name “Walking Tree Brewery” resonated so well. Mangrove trees live with one foot on land and one in the sea, constantly expanding their boundaries. Through our pursuit to produce unforgettable beer, like the mangrove tree, we will never forsake our home, our community, or our roots. 

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Vero Bowl Lanes & Lounge

Vero Bowl is a great place to have fun times with family and friends. At Vero Bowl you can have a great time at prices that won’t break your family’s budget.  We also have our COOL Cosmic where you bowl with the lights down – great music turned up and awesome special effects lighting…it looks like a nightclub!

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Captain Hirams Sand Bar

What’s better than one bar? Three bars in one, naturally. Anchored in the sand, surrounded by coconut palms and buffeted by cool river breezes, our outdoor tiki-style Sandbar is Sebastian’s go-to destination for live music, cold beer, tropical cocktails and the chance to mingle in a trio of spirited spots, each with its own unique personality and drink menu. The Sandbar’s two live music stages regularly host an extensive line-up of the best national artists and bands, including reggae legends like Toots and the Maytals. Weekends tend to be livelier. On quieter nights, you can hum along to the tunes of some of Sebastian’s lower-key musicians performing on the Sandbar’s tiki stage.

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Havana Nights Piano Bar

This popular nightspot features a lively crowd, latin rhythms, and is frequented by “A-list” locals and visitors “in the know.” The menu offers tropical lite cuisine – a melange of French, Spanish and Caribbean-inspired dishes for dinner, supper or just to nibble.

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American Icon Brewery

American Icon Brewery is a family oriented gastropub with a 15 barrel brewing system, a full-food menu and over 400 seat capacity, located in historic Downtown Vero Beach.

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Riverside Cafe

You will find that we are more than just a restaurant. We serve great food, really cold drinks, our bars are equipped with tap lines that chill our beer to 33 degrees, ensuring each domestic, imported, or craft draft beer is perfectly chilled. 

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Gamers Realm

Gamers Realm is a Gamer’s Paradise. We have games for every generation, allowing players to explore libraries of games released over the last 40 years. We also feature virtual reality games that will take you to another world featuring HTC Vive. Other attractions include Room Escapes, Table Top Gaming, and Magic the Gathering. We are open late every night, and at 8pm we turn on the black lights and turn up the music!

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Grind + Grape

Grind+Grape is a versatile and innovative establishment dedicated to giving customers an unforgettable expireince. As the name suggests, Grind+Grape offers a delicious selection of coffee beverages as well as a full bar stocked with the finest wines and liquor. As for the food offered at Grind+Grape, not many places can beat it for quality as well as variety. Baked goods from our award-winning sister store ‘Frosting’ are always on mouth-watering display. The menu itself is filled with Italian inspired cuisine such as flatbreads and Caprese Salad as well as cheese boards and other delicious delicacies. Last but not least, Grind+Grape is proud to offer you live music every single day of the week. We believe local music is something to be supported and cherished, so many of the musicians booked at Grind are Vero Beach natives. So whether you have lived in Vero your whole life or you’re just on vacation, we hope to see you at Grind+Grape, where versatility and quality meet.

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A Tribute to Moms – Best Mom Photo Contest Winners

 

Watermelon Seeds Did It!

by Bonnie Owings
Votes: 63   |   Views: 82

1st Place

Value: $257

River King Cruise: Two (4) River King Cruise Tickets, valued at: $128. Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone: Four Tickets to any Comedy Show, valued at: $64. Frugal Framer: One Gift Certificate, valued at: $50. The Buggy Bunch: One (1) 2018 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $15.



Life With My Boys

by Andrea
Votes: 51   |   Views: 509 

2nd Place

Value: $131

Pink Pelican Florist: 1 Custom Bouquet of Flowers Delivered, valued at: $75. Eminence Hair Design: 1 Gift Certificate for a Mens or Womens Haircut (Sebastian), valued at: $56.


 
My Wild Child

by Dana Jerozal
Votes: 37   |   Views: 45

3rd Place

Value: $120

Vero Beach Karate Association: One Month of Karate Lessons, Includes Uniform, valued at: $120.



My Everything.

by Lenore Francis
Votes: 26   |   Views: 33

4th Place

Value: $85

Main Street Vero Beach: A City Scapes Drawing, Unframed, valued at: $35. Baci Trattoria: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25. Carmine & Lucia’s: Your choice of a 200ml bottle one each of an oil and a vinegar., valued at: $25.



Loves Of My Life �️

by Calah Milliman
Votes: 42   |   Views: 40

Raffle

Value: $31

Beach Soul Boutique: Handmade Sea Glass Bracelet, valued at: $16. The Buggy Bunch: One (1) 2018 Buggy Bunch Discount Cards, valued at: $15.



€�I’m The T-Rex”

by Kelsea
Votes: 188   |   Views: 1,030

Most Creative

Value: $25

Chive: 1 Gift Certificate, valued at: $25.