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Group to celebrate culture with ball
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Since the Spanish-American War in 1898, Filipinos have been a part of Florida's diverse history. Today, it is estimated that more than 5,000 Filipinos and part-Filipinos live in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. They are doctors, nurses, business owners, government employees, agricultu...
Art, language classes available
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A water exercise class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5 p.m. beginning Oct. 18 and running through Dec. 13. Class will be held in Wabasso. Cost is $55. An art workshop will explore art and techniques using acrylic painting, creative surfaces and various medium combinations to develop the crea...
Businesses support annual walk
For Hometown News INDIAN RVIER COUNTY - The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County announced at the ninth annual "Walk to Remember" team captain kick-off luncheon on Sept. 12. George E. Warren Corporation is the presenting sponsor for the 2012 event. Other area businesses recognized for leadership-level sponsorships were the l...
Teacher receives grant
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Education Foundation recognized Maryanne Sitkowski of Vero Beach Elementary School for receiving a $2,965 grant to fund an integrated iPad STEM project. The funding was made possible by the Florida Legislative matching grant program. The EF-IRC participates in a dollar-for-dollar matching grant progra...
Nonprofit seeking holiday volunteers
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Salvation Army of Indian River County is in need of volunteer bell ringers for the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign kicking off Nov. 16. As many volunteers as possible are needed to cover two-hour shifts at more than 15 locations throughout the county. Some of the locations include Publix, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Wi...
College students study clam farming
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Aquaculture scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and Indian River State College offer a unique educational program where college students receive hands-on training in molluscan, fish and crustacean aquaculture in a cutting-edge facility. Aquaculture, farming aquatic animals and plants, is one of...
Brownie troop honors civil servants
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUTNY - On Sept. 11, Brownie Troop 50102 of Sebastian celebrated civil servant appreciation day by delivering pizzas and chicken wings to Fire Station 3 in Vero Beach. The food, donated by Tim Lopez, owner of TJ's NY Style Pizza located on 512 in Sebastian, was a way to honor and appreciate firefighters for all t...
Guild busy planning gala
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Silvia Cancio and Nancy Hendricks, co-chairwomen, have gathered a group of committee members to create the much-anticipated Hibiscus Children's Center winter gala. This year the theme will be "All That Glitters" and the co-chairwomen and committee are expecting the gala to be a success. It will be held on...
Golf tournament to benefit hospital foundation
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River Medical Center Foundation volunteers are ready to tee off on Dec. 3 for the 23rd annual Swing For Health golf classic at Hawk's Nest Golf Club in Vero Beach. Tournament chairmen, Andrew Hartline and Theodore Perry, along with committee members William Cooney, Cheryl Deacon, Sam Murdough and D...
Homeless community needs help preventing virus
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Due to a recent West Nile Virus alert made by the Indian River County emergency management staff, The Source is in dire need of mosquito repellent. It seeks donations immediately in order to prevent a West Nile Virus epidemic within the homeless community. Survival is a full-time job when a person is home...
Women's club hosting jewelry party
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN - The GFWC Sebastian Woman's Club will host a Premier Designs jewelry party on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sara Wentworth Rose Clubhouse, located at 952 U.S. 1 in Sebastian. There is a large selection for every fashionista or serious jewelry collector. A catalog displays hundreds of choices including rings, bracelets, pe...
Teens invited to participate in essay contest
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -As part of his mission to educate Floridians about critical financial issues that affect the security and prosperity of their futures and families, Jeff Atwater, Florida's chief financial officer, launched the Florida students $ave essay contest. The contest will award hundreds to students who present the best ...
National contest to raise awareness of dangers of drugs
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The National Family Partnership will host a contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing red ri...
Obituaries
Ruth J. Christoffers Ruth J. Christoffers, 83, of Vero Beach, died Sept. 24, 2012. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach for 10 years. She is survived by a son, Kurt; a daughter, Lisa; a sister, Bonnie; two brothers, Neil and Kenneth and five grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian Rive...
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...
Free tax guide webinar offered
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the department of financial services is teaming with the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants to offer a webinar, "Tax Facts: A Guide for Small Business Owners." This free webinar will provide practical and useful information to help small b...

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