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Center offers naturalist program
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Environmental Learning Center is offering a core module in the Florida master naturalist program. The program is suited for those interested in pursuing answers to the real challenges to the environment and wildlife. What kind of world do we want to leave for future generations? Where can we learn mor...
Seniors, chamber seeking help with renovations
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN - For several years, Sebastian seniors have experienced a decrease in services and increase in fees for recreational activities provided by the Senior Resource Association. At one time, the entire Sebastian Senior Center was available for their use and they had a large space for activities. When adult daycare service...
Group to host mixer
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will host a networking and membership mixer on Aug. 15 at Vine & Barley, 1680 S.W. St. Luce West Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Marketing and public relations officials are encouraged to attend this mixer to learn more about the Florida Public ...
Kickball league begins Sept. 20
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Treasure Coast Kickball League, an ultra-social adult coed league, is beginning its fall season on Sept. 20. Games will be held on Thursday evenings for nine-weeks at Pineapple Park in Jensen Beach. Participants can join as an individual, group or start a team. Registration includes a game T-shirt, kick-of...
Club honors deputies
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Exchange Club of Indian River honored Deputy Chris Rodriguez as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Deputy Scott Liberatore as Corrections Officer of the Year during a luncheon meeting at Culinary Capers. R. J. MacMillan 2011-12 club president presented the awards. Sheriff Deryl Loar, Capt. Selby Stri...
Medical students honor doctors
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Florida State University College of Medicine Fort Pierce regional campus recently honored its fourth graduating class. During the event, awards given by the students were presented to faculty. The class of 2012 presented George Mitchell, medical director of critical care medicine at Indian River Medic...
Team swims around Key West
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Gregory MacKay, Indian River Medical Center gastroenterologist, his wife Debbie, and Meg Sweetland, a dialysis nurse at IRMC, completed the 36th annual Swim Around Key West on June 23. The 12.5-mile, clockwise course around Key West was complicated by Tropical Storm Debby, which brought high winds, 5-foot ...
Basketball coach to make appearance
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Billy Donovan, University of Florida head basketball coach, will make a rare appearance on the Treasure Coast for a dinner event to be held 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Indian River State College, Treasure Coast public safety training complex at 4600 Kirby Loop Road in Fort Pierce. Hosted by the Treasure Coast Gato...
Record breaking unclaimed property returns recorded
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - More than $211 million in unclaimed cash and property was returned to Floridians during 2011-12, nearly 12 percent more than the previous fiscal year. Last year, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property approved nearly 300,000 claims to reunite Floridians with their unclaimed property. "During these challenging economi...
Computer, sign language classes available
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - An Ebay workshop will be held Aug. 18, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $49. A workshop on web page design will be offered Aug. 25, from 9a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $33. An introduction to computer class, which will cover Internet and email basics will begin Aug. 20 and meet again on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. bot...
Hospital to host progress celebration
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The community is invited to Indian River Medical Center to celebrate the progress on its Sheridan intensive care unit and Waxlax recovery room construction project at a topping out party on Aug. 15 between 1:30- 2:30 p.m. at the first-floor construction site. Included in the celebration will be an opportun...
Association opens respite program
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County added a new location for its Care for the Caregiver social respite program, at Roseland Community Center, 12973 Bay St., Roseland. Care for the Caregiver is a three-pronged program designed to offer caregivers temporary relief as they face the overw...
Obituaries
Walter C. Dolde Walter C. Dolde, 95, of Sebastian, died July 25, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. Gennaro Tucci Gennaro Tucci, 87, of Barefoot Bay, died July 26, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. ...
American Red Cross launches hurricane app
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The American Red Cross has launched its official hurricane app, putting lifesaving preparedness and safety information in the hands of people who live in, or who visit, hurricane-prone areas. The app provides instant access to information before, during and after a storm that users can share across their socia...
Graduates take next step into high-tech energy
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Bright futures await 23 highly skilled graduates of the Power Plant Technology Institute developed by Indian River State College and Florida Power & Light Company in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. At the July 31 graduation ceremony, Bob Hughes, FP&L St. Lucie nuclear po...
College taking lead in public service education
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Through the new National Preparedness Institute, Indian River State College is taking the lead in public service education with up-to-the-minute training and consulting services in the public service sectors of law enforcement, homeland security, fire, emergency management, legal assisting and human services. T...
College, center join forces
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College and the Treasure Coast Chapter of SCORE have agreed to collaborate in provision of services to enhance business success. The SBDC at IRSC provides workshops, training courses, no-cost business consulting, and customized assistance to help a sm...
New wellness coverage in effect
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Women's Health Specialists is urging area women to begin now to learn more about important changes in wellness coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The new wellness coverage began Aug. 1. "We are urging our patients and women throughout the region to become familiar with provisions of the Affordable Care Act ...
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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