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Lifeguard class available
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The North County Aquatic Center will host a Red Cross lifeguard class. First session will be Feb. 11-13, 18-20 and 26-28 from 4-7 p.m. The second session will be March 4-7 and 11-14, from 4-7 p.m. The cost is $200 and includes books, mask and certification fees. Registration and payment will be accepted ...
Nurse takes on new role
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Since coming to Indian River Medical Center almost 20 years ago as a staff nurse, Tonja Tory described her time so far as a journey. Her journey has encompassed many roles: charge nurse, case manager, nurse manager, clinical nurse liaison and most recently, manager of clinical informatics. She has now take...
Scholarships available through elections office
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Local college or university students can apply for a $1,200 scholarship offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. The scholarship will be awarded to a political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication major who has completed two yea...
Council asks for award nominations
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Cultural Council of Indian River County is calling for nominations for the 18th annual Laurel Awards. Laurel Awards honor outstanding volunteers, business and cultural leaders in the arts. A recipient will be chosen for each of these three awards. The John Schumann award for business leadership will ...
Swimming, diving team receives award
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Members of the Indian River State College men's swimming and diving team were named academic all-stars for achieving the highest grade-point average for any athletic team at the college during the fall 2012 semester with an average 3.05 GPA. "The 'academic all-stars' designation recognizes the importance of a...
Silent auction expected to be a highlight of dancing event
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The fifth season of "Dancing with Vero's Stars" will take place on the evening of May 11 at Riverside Theatre, a community partner with the Healthy Start Coalition. This is a new date and venue for the dance competition. Proceeds from the event will help benefit programs and services of the IRC Healthy Start Coal...
Hoedown has volunteer green team help
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Always environmentally aware, Indian River Habitat for Humanity enlists the help of the Green Team every year to ensure all Habitat Cracker Hoedown-generated trash and recyclables are properly handled. Habitat's popular signature fundraiser, the Habitat Cracker Hoedown, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. ...
Sebastian Inlet boating survey underway
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- If the Sebastian Inlet was not adequately maintained, boaters that currently use the inlet and businesses servicing boaters would be negatively impacted. The Sebastian Inlet district commission wants to know more about the value of maintaining the connection between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, s...
Obituaries
Shirley Duncan Sowers Shirley Duncan Sowers, 69, of Sebastian, died Jan. 23, 2013. She was born in Christiansburg, Va., and moved to Sebastian in 1982. She is survived by a daughter, Tonya; two sons, John and Wayne; two sisters, Patricia and Barbara; a brother, Duane and three grandchildren. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home. Joanne Hart ...
Scholarships available
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- DAV Chapter No. 155 Sebastian River Area has a Scholarship fund which honors members of the armed forces by providing scholarship support for the continuing education of U.S. Military Veterans, their children or grandchildren. The $500, David A. Stimus scholarship, is funded by the Disabled American Veterans, Seba...
Children's choir seeking members
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Community Singers is starting another singing group. Under the direction of Doug Jewett, TCCS artistic director, and assistant Sarah Bartal, auditions for the new 100-voice children's choir will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 16 at the North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.W. Federal Hi...
Chamber recognizes leaders
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River County leaders were recognized for outstanding achievement at the 91st annual meeting of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce held Jan. 30, at the Vero Beach Country Club. The prestigious Alma Lee Loy Community Service Award was established by the Chamber in 1995 to recognize a citize...
Party held for dancers, instructors
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- A "Rah Rah" Party, hosted by the Dancing with Vero's Stars committee, was held at The Patio for the 10 dancers and instructors to bring everyone up-to-date on all the current plans for the event, ticket sales information, fundraising parties, silent auction procedures and sponsor progress. In-kind sponsors of the...
Bank supports cake auction
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Seacoast National Bank team came together to support the March of Dimes cake auction at the Heritage Center in downtown Vero Beach on Jan. 24. In addition to purchasing cakes at the auction, Seacoast National Bank is the 2013 premiere sponsor for Treasure Coast March for Babies, which includes India...
Dog training classes scheduled for March
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Get some help for your hyper hound at The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County's puppy and dog training classes. Registration begins on Feb. 18 for all classes starting the week of March 4. Cost for six weeks of training is $40, with all registration fees directly benefiting the animals o...
Annual run taking place March 30
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The annual Indian River Habitat for Humanity HabiTrot to Higher Education 5K run and walk will take place March 30, at South Beach Park in Vero Beach. A one-mile Bunny Hop for Kids will take place just before the 5K gets under way. Awards will go to: Top three finishers overall; top three male and top thr...
Wildlife event taking place March 16
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The 2013 Wildlife Festival will be the 110th anniversary celebration of Pelican Island as the first National Wildlife Refuge. The event will be held at Riverview Park on March 16 in Sebastian. There will be free parking and admission, as well as some free activities, except kayaking, boat and birding tou...
Student auditions scheduled for March
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Music students in the four-county area, northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM's Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of area musicians. The auditions will be March 9 and March 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 ...
Show to focus on blue planet
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning continues an Indian River State College tradition with "Center Stage." The shows are in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center and are just $35 for individual performances. The series offers entertaining and carefully selected arts and humanities programs chosen with the audi...
Four chefs move on to the top chef challenge finale
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- A sold out crowd of approximately 350 guests enjoyed the Vero's Top Chef Qualifying event on Jan. 28 at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge. Twelve savory chefs competed for the finalists' spots and three dessert chefs vied for the Dessert Champion title. Four chefs were named as finalists to advance to the Challenge Final...
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...
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...
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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