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Free rabies vaccinations offered
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County hopes to make rabies history by offering a free rabies vaccination with any pet exam or spay/neuter surgery through the end of September. This offer is available to anyone with a dog or cat 4 months of age or older. Recognizing rabies is a fatal dis...
Elevated risk of rip currents expected along beaches
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Florida Division of Emergency Management reminds residents and visitors to use caution when visiting the beach, as a high risk of rip currents is expected along some of Florida's coasts this week. Along the Atlantic Coast, through Martin County, ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie are generating a high...
Old food assistance cards to be deactivated Sept. 21
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Department of Children and Families wants to remind clients who receive food assistance, temporary cash assistance, refugee assistance and food assistance employment and training payments that their old electronic benefits transfer cards with the flag design will be deactivated on Sept. 21. The new card wa...
Annual golf tourney to take place Sept. 22
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The second annual golf tournament to raise money for the Austin Erlanger Memorial Scholarship will be held Sept. 22 at noon at Indian Pines Golf Club. All monies raised are used toward an annual scholarship awarded to a graduating Vero Beach High School senior member of the school choir or show chorus to help ...
Career training available for adults
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - An unarmed security officer D class will run Sept. 24-Oct. 5. Students will attend class 6 to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday for two weeks. An evening medical assistant program will cover anatomy, universal precaution, patient care skills, insurance billing, patient charting, phlebotomy, ECG and more. Tho...
Lab employees earn credentials
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Three Indian River Medical Center cath lab employees, Linda Gerace, Bill Ludwig and Michael Swanson, earned significant credentials within their professions. Mr. Swanson earned the cardiac interventional credential from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Ms. Gerace and Mr. Ludwig earned th...
Half marathon becomes certified
For Hometown New INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - After three years of conducting the county's only half-marathon event, officials at the Healthy Start Coalition raised the proverbial bar up a notch with the beachside half tarathon, making it a U.S.A. Track and Field "certified" course. "Becoming USATF certified was a huge step forward for us this year in...
Chalk art festival to take place Nov. 10
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The inaugural professional chalk art festival in Indian River County, with proceeds benefitting SunUp ARC and the Treasure Coast Health Foundation, will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Indian River Mall parking area. Jennifer Chaparro, an internationally renowned street painting artist, along with o...
Benefit taking place Sept. 27
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Chili's Restaurant will host a "Give Back Night" fundraiser for the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County on Sept. 27 from 4- 11 p.m. at the Chili's located at 940 US 1, Vero Beach. Chili's has made it easy to help. Present servers with a special Humane Society flyer and Chili's will donate...
Grant proposals sought
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Future Leaders Professional Advisor Council of the Indian River Community Foundation is inviting county nonprofit organizations that serve local youth to submit grant proposals for programs targeted at children ages 12-18. The council is a group of emerging leaders who have an interest in charitable...
Annual media breakfast, workshop slated for Sept. 26
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - All organizations, nonprofits and churches in Indian River County are invited to participate in the sixth annual nonprofit media breakfast and workshop to take place from 9-11:30 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge, 1350 26th St.. This session brings together representatives from local print, ra...
Annual paddle race set for November
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN - The annual paddling race on the St. Sebastian River, "Up the River with a Paddle," will bring together recreational and competitive paddlers, kayakers, canoers, stand-up paddle boarders and anyone who can make it up the river with a paddle. Organizers aim to draw paddlers of all ages and skill levels from around t...
Welcome wagon presents variety show
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - On Oct. 19, the Original Welcome Wagon of Sebastian will present the "Fall Follies Variety Show." The event will include skits, singing and dancing performed by area residents from Sebastian, Barefoot Bay and Vero Beach. The show is open to the public and will be held at the Sebastian Elks Lodge No. 2714,...
Chamber hosts annual event
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN - The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce held its sixth annual "Grill Out Night" on Aug. 3. Members of the community were invited to visit local businesses that offered free food, beverages, prizes, give-ways, coupons and more. Grill Out Night is the summertime version of "Light Up Night" the chamber sponsors i...
Law enforcement professionals celebrate anniversary
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - The Treasure Coast's Region 26 of the International Police Association, U.S. Section, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The section is comprised of retired and active duty professional law enforcement officers and agents of federal, state, municipal and military police agencies. The IPA is the larg...
Nonprofit sets date for luncheon
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - The sixth annual friendship luncheon for Pink Tie Friends will take place Nov. 10 at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club in Palm City. "We are showcasing our sixth annual friendship at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club to continue growing this very popular event," said Judy Schilder, president, Pin...
Spay, neuter event to takes place Oct. 8
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The United Humanitarians of St. Lucie/Indian River branch will host a low cost spay/neuter event on Oct. 8 in Vero Beach at a local animal hospital. The event will be open to all Indian River and St. Lucie County pet owners. The rates will be $40 for cats and $60 for dogs. Services for these events are limited...
Alexander Castle Alexander Castle, 68, of Vero Beach, died Aug. 26, 2012. He was born in Coxsackie, N.Y., and lived in Vero Beach for 49 years, coming from Cairo, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Winifred; a brother, William; two sisters, Patricia and Susan; four children, four stepchildren and many grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funer...
Halloween parade, costume contest to take place
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - The city of Vero Beach recreation department will celebrate its 54th annual Halloween parade and costume contest on Oct. 27, thanks to corporate sponsor, Mulligan's Grill & Raw Bar. The line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 10 a.m. on the east side of the Freshman Learning Center parking lot in Vero...
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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