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Annual Easter egg hunt taking place March 23
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will present its 54th annual Easter Egg Hunt March 23, at Mulligan's Grille & Raw Bar in Vero Beach. Children up to 9 years old are invited to participate in this free event, which will include beachside egg hunts, face painting, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The ...
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...
Thrift shop seeking volunteers
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Volunteers are needed at VNA Hidden Treasures, a hospice thrift store, in Vero Beach. Volunteers will assist with running the cash registers, arranging merchandise, assisting customers, and checking in donations. Volunteers should have a passion for customer service and a heart for the hospice philosophy. The hos...
Humane Society seeks pet food bank donations
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is requesting donations of pet food to help replenish its community Pet Food Bank. In addition to helping pet parents who have signed up with the Humane Society, the Pet Food Bank aids pet lovers who obtain assistance through local agencies includi...
Crisis Pregnancy Center to host walk
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- On April 6, hundreds of local residents will walk a five-mile route over the Vero Beach bridges in support of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Indian River County. Care Net will be celebrating its 29th annual "Bridges to Life" Walk. This event begins with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a....
Fellsmere Farms doubles gift to United Way
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- United Way is stretching to reach a fund raising campaign goal and Fellsmere Farms has stepped up and doubled the annual corporate gift to $15,000. Employees have also pledged $4,500 through payroll deduction. "This comes at a great time," said Michelle Malyn, the United Way director of development. "In o...
Bank presents the Great American Duck Derby
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The inaugural Great American Duck Derby, presented by Seacoast National Bank, is coming to Indian River County on May 19 to support two essential programs provided by Treasure Coast Community Health Foundation. The Great American Duck Derby is a race of 10,000-plus ducks that are adopted for $5 each by p...
Bank supports outreach center
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Seacoast National Bank recently hosted two "Treasure Finders Roadshow" events on Feb. 19 and 20, at the 20th Street branch in Vero Beach and Sebastian West branch in Sebastian. Guests donated nonperishable food items and made monetary donations for Harvest Food & Outreach Center in lieu of admission for appraisal...
Local kids receive jeans
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- In February and March, Dosomething.org delivered 56 boxes of gently worn jeans to the Children's Home Society of Florida Treasure Coast Division. The boxes were split between the Youth Transition Center, a facility for homeless youth who have aged out of foster care, and WaveCREST, a runaway and truancy shelt...
Organization celebrates new president
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Friends in Pink, the Pink Tie Friends organization on the Treasure Coast has new leadership. Cheryl Norman Caldwell has been selected as the new president of the nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to help breast cancer patients with inadequate health insurance, in Martin, St. Lucie and Indi...
Safe Place locations still available
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Safe Place program is designed to assist youth that are at-risk, in crisis or have run away from home. National Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers, and businesses. B...
Alzheimer's experts featured at conference
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County will host its annual "Day of Hope" conference from 8 a.m. to noon on April 11. Featured speakers are two renowned experts: Dave Morgan, Ph.D. and Jo Huey, MA, author and founder of Alzheimer's Caregiver Institute. Mr. Morgan is chief executive offi...
Beach clean-up taking pace March 30
For Hometown News WABASSO -- The Environmental Learning Center is sponsoring a Big Beach Clean Up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30 as one of its 25th anniversary celebration events. The beach clean-up is hosted by Penny Hill Beach Emporium. Parking for the clean-up will take place at Wabasso Beach, or follow the additional parking signs. Part...
'Cybersecurity' topic at April 1 lecture
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Richard A. Clarke will address counterterrorism and cybersecurity during an April 1 lecture at Riverside Theatre. The final speaker in this season's Distinguished Lecturer Series, Mr. Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cybersecurity...
Grant finalists announced
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Impact 100's leadership team has concluded its intense vetting process by selecting eight grant finalists to present to the full membership for final selection at the April 11 Annual Meeting at Oak Harbor. Four $100,000 grants will be presented; the finalists not chosen as winners will each split any re...
Choir to host tea, trunk show
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The VAPA Choral Parents' Association for the Indian River Charter High School Choral Department is sponsoring Glee & Crumpets: A Tea and Trunk Show on April 20 at the community Church in Vero Beach. The trunk show will be in the covered walkways from 1 to 4 p.m. The tea will be inside the Community Hall,...
Anonymous donor issues challenge
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Less than one week since announcing their annual fundraising campaign was within $50,000 of the $2,525,000 goal set last fall, two donors and a handful of staunch United Way of Indian River County supporters have stepped in issuing a challenge to the organization and the community at-large to help reach ...
Obituaries
David L. Barnett David L. Barnett, 73, of Barefoot Bay, died March 10, 2013. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Barefoot Bay in 2001. He served in the U.S. Marines. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Frank); three sisters, Eileen, Rose and Patricia; a brother, Bill; two grandchildren, Madison and Sydney and a sister-in-law, Rhoda....
Church to host parenting seminar
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Christ Church Vero Beach will host a parenting workshop on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, called "Parenting on Purpose." Renowned speaker, Bob Barnes, will present the workshop. Childcare will be provided both days, which will begin with a light dinner served Friday at 5:45 p.m., with the program from 7 to ...
Dancing event to feature two bands
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Dance in the Royal Palm Pointe Fountain without getting your feet wet on April 2, as the city of Vero Beach's Recreation Department, Treasure and Space Coast Radio and several local businesses bring to you the 21st annual "Dancing Under the Stars." The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Royal Palm Pointe Fount...
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 ...
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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