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Fun, fireworks taking place July 4
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - Vero Beach's Fourth of July family fun and fireworks will be held at Riverside Park beginning at 5 p.m. with bounce houses, face painting, fireman's express choo choo rides, food and drink vendors, art vendors and more. The fireworks display by Zambelli Internationale and radio simulcast by the new 93.7 The Breez...
Clubs promote Internet safety
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - June is Internet safety month, and the topic couldn't be timelier. The days of summer provide idle time for many youth, with the Internet among the most popular outlets for entertainment. Ninety five percent of teens are online, with 80 percent of them being users of social media. Fifty one percent report g...
Association welcomes new development director
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Carrie Biggers is the new director of development the Senior Resource Association. She joins the SRA after being director of institutional advancement at St. Andrew's Academy in Fort Pierce for three years. Ms. Biggers' new duties for SRA will include achieving the organization's fundraising goals and plans...
Program boasts new hires
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Whole Child Indian River recently hired Kelley Williams as executive director. Ms. Williams has a degree in marketing from the University of Florida and has worked in development and marketing for county nonprofits for six years. As executive director, she will oversee operations, development and marketing....
Agency to collect shirts, recognize students
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Make a huge splash with the Youth Guidance youngsters at the good grades pool party on Aug. 11 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Gifford Aquatic Center, 4895 43rd Ave. in Vero Beach. This annual event brings together volunteers, teens and children to recognize and reward those enrolled in Youth Guidance for their go...
Boating, water safety a must
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the nation's leading provider of outdoor recreation, encourages everyone to be safe around water this summer. "We want visitors to be safe while they enjoy themselves at Corps-managed recreation areas and water bodies, such as Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway," Sai...
June is 'flood awareness month'
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The South Florida Water Management District governing board is recognizing June as flood awareness month to raise awareness about the risk of flooding in South Florida and encourage residents to help reduce that risk. "Living and working in South Florida comes with the inherent risk of heavy rainfall and potenti...
Everyone should practice water safety
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Florida loses more children under age 5 to drowning every year than any other state in the nation. Hundreds more experience near-drowning tragedies that can cause permanent health problems and developmental delay. The Department of Children and Families investigates accidental drownings to determine if neglec...
Bank appoints new branch manager
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - David Hooper has been appointed vice president, commercial lender and branch manager of Marine Bank & Trust Company's 1450 U.S. 1, Vero Beach location. Mr. Hooper has more than 28 years of experience in the banking industry, serving as a vice president and commercial lender at other local banks before assuming a pos...
Classes offered for adults
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The next practical nursing program is scheduled to begin in January 2013. Those interested in applying for this full-time program can attend an informational session on July 18 at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Adult Education School, Gifford campus, at 4680 28th Court in Vero Beach. Attendance at one of th...
Nonprofit to receive proclamations
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Representatives from Dogs For Life, a local nonprofit organization that trains assistance dogs for hearing and mobility challenged individuals, will be receiving proclamations by the Indian River County Commissioners on July 17, at 9 a.m. and then by the Vero Beach City Council at 9:30 a.m., recognizing Aug...
Club sponsors home
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - It had been a busy time for Alfredo and Alicia Espinoza de Arce since they were first accepted into Indian River Habitat for Humanity's program. But, all the hours of sweat equity, the many classes and other requirements had been successfully completed and the Arces' journey to homeownership came to an end ...
Graduating seniors receive scholarships
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Michael "Chase" Banks, a graduate of Indian River Charter High School and Gabriel Campbell, a graduate of Vero Beach High School, were both named recipients of this year's Seacoast National Bank college scholarship. "Seacoast is dedicated to recognizing the leaders of tomorrow for outstanding standards of e...
Bank supports fishing tournament
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Seacoast National Bank was a sponsor for the Sebastian Exchange Club's 19th annual Blue Water Open charity offshore fishing tournament, which was held in Sebastian on June 9. Fishing for the Seacoast team were Cyn DeLee Dalton, senior vice president/regional manager; Nicki Maslin, assistant branch manager; ...
College to offer security officer training
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Make the most out of summer and consider taking a two-week night course to earn valuable security officer training. Indian River State College is offering quick job training at the Gifford Youth Activity Center this July for anyone who has ever thought about employment as a security officer. According to the U.S...
Physician shares story at White House
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - Dennis Saver, a family physician and advocate for the use of health- information technology was one of 82 physicians selected from across the country to be recognized by the White House and the Health and Human Services Department at two events in Washington, D.C. On June 18, the HHS office of the national coordinat...
Landscapers receive award
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - Tommy Aiello, owner of Aiello Landscaping, received recognition from Hibiscus Children's Center for continuous support and landscaping enhancements at Hibiscus Children's Village in Vero Beach. The company donated a number of large trees to the village, planted sod and beautifully designed plant settings for its pav...
Obituaries
William F. 'Bill' Beebe William F. "Bill" Beebe, 54, of Vero Beach, died June 14, 2012. Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory. Roy Gordon 'Captain Roy' Carter Roy Gordon "Captain Roy" Carter, 76, of Vero Beach, died June 13, 2012. Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home. Howard J. 'Spike' Connolly Howard J. "Spike"...
Radio host to speak
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - Neal Stannard, known locally for his radio and theater work, will take the pulpit at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 1. His topic will be "Beer, Bourbon and a Way Out of Hell." He speaks frequently at UU congregations around the state. A 40-year radio broadcaster, Mr. Stannard is pre...
Sebastian River Clubs and Classes
CLUBS . The GFWC Treasure Coast Women meet the first Monday of each month at the Community Center, 2266 14th Ave., at 7 p.m. Women over 18 are welcome. This is a community service volunteer organization and that promotes fellowship among women. For more information, visit www.gfwctreasurecoastwomen.org. .Exchange Club of Indian River meets Wednes...
Sebastian River Community Notes
Exercise classes offered . Qi gong at Riverview Park in Sebastian, next to the long dock, Fridays 6:15 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. . Walking qi gong at Wabasso Beach, where State Roast 510 meets the ocean. Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. . Qi gong for mind, body and spirit at Kashi Studio on Roseland Road. Saturdays at 8 a.m., and Tuesday at 10 a.m. Al...
Vero Beach Clubs and Classes
CLUBS .Cancer support group at Indian River Medical Center for patients with all types of cancer, their families and friends at the Cancer Center. The meetings will be the third Tuesday of each month from 5- 6:30 p.m. The Cancer Center is the first building on the right past the hospital. For more information, call (772) 567-4311, Ext. 1529. .Exc...
Vero Beach Community Notes
Dance events The following are sponsored by the Treasure Coast Salsa Club. Tango intro classes every Monday evening from 7-9. Cost is $10. Tango practica in Vero Beach every Sunday night. From 6:30-8 p.m. at 2109 14th Ave. Cost is varies. For more information, contact janicerobinson@comcast.net. Political meetings Dining with the democrats tak...

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