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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...
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...
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...
Horses to benefit from grant
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County was awarded a $2,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help its equine protection efforts. Awarded in late July, the funds were used to recently construct additional pasture fencing around the shelter's barn area. The barn curr...
Church group builds wheelchair ramp, steps
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The King's men from King's Baptist Church visited The Source, a homeless assistance center for the homeless and at risk on Aug. 6 and donated their construction talents to a greatly needed renovation project, rebuilding the entrance handicap ramp and refurbishing the dilapidated front steps. Three volunte...
Hospital welcomes new patient access director
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Jacob Lopez was appointed as the new patient access director at Indian River Medical Center. Most recently, Mr. Lopez was the patient access manager for Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah. He has more than 22 years of experience in patient access. Mr. Lopez and his team at IRMC are working toward creati...
Outreach program aimed at county youth
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - SunUp ARC introduced its newest program for young developmentally disabled individuals: youth outreach. The professional staff has designed a curriculum which will feature two main activities per session. Activities will range from art to Zumba, and everything in between. The sessions will be held at the...
Treasure Coast group awards scholarships
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The General Federation of Women's Clubs Treasure Coast Women awarded four $1,000 scholarships to four students at a presentation ceremony at C J Cannon's. Bobbi Burdick, president, and the scholarship committee invited Alma Lee Loy and Keith Hedin of Keith's Oil Can, to present the certificates and checks...
Organization to host open house
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition has moved to a new location. It invites interested members of the community to join an open house slated for Sept. 12 from 5-8 p.m. Healthy Start is now located at 333 17th St., just west of the intersection of Indian River Drive and the Alma Lee Loy Bridge....
Swim team takes first place
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - After a busy summer of practice and swim meets, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast's Wahoos swim team competed in a championship swim meet and took first place. The Wahoos are part of the South Florida Recreational Swim League and have been competing throughout South Florida since 1994. This is their fourth year s...
Obituaries
James Joseph Loidl Sr. James Joseph Loidl Sr., 78, of Vero Beach, died Aug. 11, 2012. Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home. Richard M. Miller Sr. Richard M. Miller Sr. of Vero Beach died Aug. 13, 2012. Arrangements by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. Robert J. Bosch Robert J. Bosch, 87, of Sebastian, died Aug. 8, 2012....
Four new retailers at outlet mall
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - Vero Beach Outlets added four new stores to the shopping center. Restoration Hardware will open a 15,000-square-foot store on Aug. 30, located adjacent to Coach Factory Store. This will be the only Restoration Hardware Outlet between Orlando and West Palm Beach. Additionally, White House Black Market and Puma are ...
Restaurant closes but theater goes on
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - Theatre-Go-Round was shocked to learn that Joey's Bistro on the Miracle Mile closed suddenly on Aug. 5, only days before a sold out performance that evening. The nomad traveling dinner theater company found themselves out on the street once again by another restaurant that had closed its doors. Jon Putzke, artisti...
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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