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Hospital to host tree ceremony
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River Medical Center will host the 22nd anniversary of the Auxiliary's Tree of Lights ceremony on Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. on the hospital grounds. Highlights include solo performer 13-year-old Gabrielle McFall, daughter of Megan McFall, clinical coordinator, IRMC's partners in women's health program,...
Workshops, diploma classes available
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The culinary arts program is a hands-on program that teaches students basic cooking, knife skills, safety, sanitation and nutritional facts. The course will run from Jan. 15 to June 15. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 5-9:30 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $1,257 and i...
Short-term bereavement group added
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- VNA Hospice has added a short-term, time-specific bereavement support group "How to Survive the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One" and is intended for those who are coping with the loss of a loved one during this holiday season. This support group is available for a limited time every Monday throug...
Citrus growers, packers give back
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Local citrus growers and packers will donate navel oranges and ruby red grapefruit to support the community wide work of the United Way of Indian River County for the 16th annual holiday citrus sale. Orders can be placed at the United Way Center, 1836 14th Ave., Vero Beach, Friday, Nov. 30 through Thursd...
Honor family members with ornament
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Families can reflect on special memories of loved ones and honor them by ordering a memorial ornament with VNA Hospice. As part of the "Tree of Remembrance" program, VNA Hospice offers holiday ornaments to individuals who donate to the hospice program. The new porcelain angel and butterfly ornament is av...
Volunteers sought for income tax assistance
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The United Way of Indian River County needs people to provide free tax preparation assistance through the volunteer income tax assistance program. VITA is available to low- to moderate-income individuals and families earning less than $49,000 a year. VITA volunteers play a critical role in ensuring low-i...
Nonprofit moves office
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Whole Child Indian River County relocated to an office at the United Way of Indian River County. Previously, the program was housed at the Junior League of Indian River's headquarters at Dyer Mazda. "We are grateful for United Way's support of the program by allowing us the use of one of their incubation...
Annual party in need of volunteers
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The annual Youth Guidance holiday party will take place Dec. 15. The celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the St. Helen's Catholic Church gym, 2000 20th Ave., Vero Beach. More than 150 volunteers are needed to construct holiday-themed crafts and play games with the youngsters while enjoying ...
Legislators meet to discuss issues
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Advocacy Coalition presented its red book of local political concerns to elected state officials Nov. 9 at a special legislative breakfast. Issues presented in the red book, a compilation of local nonprofit priorities, were identified earlier in the fall during a legislative summit. This ye...
Networking skills class taking place Dec. 7
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- All of the parties and social events during the holiday season provide the perfect opportunity to network for new clients or a new job. Yet, going in blindly can leave a person less than merry. To get the most out of these events, it's best to mingle with a strategy. To help those interested in improving netw...
Bank contributes to county veterans
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Vero Beach branch of CenterState Bank has dedicated November and December to recognizing heroes in the community. Based on a specially designed community heroes program offering special benefits to local "community heroes" who open accounts at the bank, they have also taken steps to offer financial donations ...
Facility named top fundraising team
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The HarborChase of Vero Beach team raised $10,716 for the ninth annual Walk to Remember on Nov. 10, which benefits Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County. The team was named top fundraising team for their achievement. The HarborChase team worked on organizing fundraising events for the past sev...
Obituaries
William Edward Wagner William Edward Wagner, 95, of Vero Beach, died Nov. 16, 2012. He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, and moved to Vero Beach in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two daughters, Ruth and Carolyn; three sons, Don, David and Dick; a daughter Nancy; a brother, Charles; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. ...
Top chef participants announced
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Chefs participating in the fifth annual Vero's Top Chef Challenge competition and fundraising event to benefit the Homeless Family Center have been identified. This year's event will once again be a two-day event, including the qualifying event on Jan. 28 at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge No. 1774, and the top chef ch...
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 Wednesday...
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. All clas...
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. Excha...
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 take...

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