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IRS delays tax return processing again
For Hometown News Liberty Tax Service is alerting consumers of a delay to the official beginning of the 2013 filing season. The Internal Revenue Service plans to begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30, eight days later than originally targeted. The announcement means that the vast majority of tax filers, more than 120 million h...
Nonprofit receives award
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda Subaru presented the 55th Dyer Difference award to the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise Foundation. The Dyer Difference award salutes a nonprofit organization serving the county that is making a difference in the community. The Sunrise Rotary Club is an organization of busi...
Nonprofit presents checks to charities
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The GFWC Treasure Coast Women presented several checks to deserving charities at the end of the year after their hard work raising the money through several successful fundraisers during 2012. This year they awarded $3,000 to charities and $4,000 in scholarships. The Literacy Service of Indian River Coun...
Church, medical community team up for health seminars
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- First Presbyterian Church and various members of the medical community are partnering to create a series of health and wellness seminars during January and February. The seminars will provide both seniors and family caregivers with useful information about common health conditions such as: cancer, Alzhe...
Association celebrates donors, volunteers, clients
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County welcomed donors, volunteers and clients for its annual holiday open house, which was held at the nonprofit organization's activities center in Vero Beach on Dec. 14. Each year during the holiday season, the nonprofit organization opens its door...
Citrus growers contribute to nonprofit
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Local citrus growers and packers made a significant contribution to the community wide work of United Way of Indian River County. The 16th annual holiday citrus sale raised $25,000, the largest amount raised by this event to date, even though event logistics changed this year and all orders were placed a...
Mall to host health expo Jan. 26
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The community can kick-start their New Year's resolutions at the Indian River Mall on Jan. 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the fourth annual "New Year, New You" expo, presented by Ocean 97.1, The Breeze 93.7, Jack FM 99.7 and News Radio1490. Local businesses and healthcare facilities are invited to share the...
Women's group to host afternoon teas
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Impact 100, the philanthropic women's group, is hosting several small get-togethers for members and prospective members. These get-togethers will be held during January and February in members' homes in various neighborhoods and communities. "We've found that our members enjoy an opportunity to meet one ...
Restaurant offers free pancakes
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- IHOP, one of America's most popular family friendly restaurants invites guests to enjoy free pancakes during national pancake day on Feb. 5, while celebrating Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 30th anniversary. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundrais...
Sailing foundation to hold annual cook-out
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County will hold its annual cook-out fundraiser inside the Vero Beach Yacht Club on Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The food is will be barbeque chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, all the sides and dessert. Children's sailing demonstrations, pontoon boat rides a...
Annual science fair offers academic awards
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Education Foundation of Indian River County will offer more than $1.2 million in scholarships and academic awards at the upcoming Indian River Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 2. Florida Institute of Technology will offer nearly $1.25 million in scholarships. Thirteen first-place winners...
Club gets special thank you
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Special Olympics of Indian River County would like to thank the Italian American Club of Sebastian. For the past seven years this organization has unselfishly donated its time and money by volunteering at both Special Olympics area games and Special Olympics state games. The club's version of volunteering ...
Event to benefit nonprofit
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Hibiscus Children's Center, with the support of event sponsors Wilmington Trust, Vero Beach Yacht Club and Crown Wine and Spirits, will host "Passport to Wine and Dine" on Feb. 11 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Vero Beach Yacht Club. Those who attend can take an interactive tour of eight different countr...
Church to host entertainment duo
For Hometown news SEBASTIAN -- Christ the King Lutheran Church is hosting daily columnist/ humorist, Jonathan Richard Cring and artist/musician Janet Clazzy on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The duo are in the middle of their "2013 Tour: Finding a Message in a World a Twitter," including comedic and inspirational essays from Mr. Cring's national daily colum...
Lodge to host annual charity car show, picnic
For Hometown News SEBASTIN -- The Sebastian Elks' ninth annual charity car show and picnic will be held on Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Those who want to enter a car into the show can pay a registration fee of $15, which benefits the Elks charities. Not only will there will be trophies awarded to the ...
State CFO encourages Floridians to search unclaimed accounts
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced 61,271 new unclaimed property accounts, worth more than $25 million, are being received as part of a settlement with AIG related to unclaimed life insurance benefits. This represents only the first of what is expected to be additional remittances to be ...
Stopping spread of flu
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- As the number of flu cases continues to rise, the Florida Department of Health is urging residents and visitors to get vaccinated against the flu and use preventative measures. Residents can contact their private provider or visit one of the many community agencies offering the vaccine. Symptoms of the flu in...
Obituaries
Nancy C. Welter Nancy C. Welter, 99, of Vero Beach, died Jan. 4, 2013. She was born in Madison, Wis., and lived in Vero Beach for 10 years. She is survived by three sons, Ronald, William and Raymond; a sister, Mae; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Forest Hills Funeral Homes Palm C...
Sebastian River community notes
South Mainland public library is offering the following programs: Adult programs and events: Feb. 6 10:30 a.m., True Adventures book group: "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President," by Candice Millard. Feb. 12, 9 a.m., library advisory board meeting. Feb. 1 and 15, 2-4 p.m., memoir writers. Feb. 14, 2 p....
Vero Beach community notes
Events at the Heritage Center Bead-jewelry-gem three- day extravaganza. Admission is free. Stock up on supplies or get beautiful handmade pieces of jewelry for yourself or someone special. For times and dates, visit www.veroheritage.org Heritage Bluegrass Band plays Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m., through May 2013. Admission is free, but donations help ...
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...
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...

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