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Environmental Learning Center to host book reading
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Environmental Learning Center presented the first of two nature book readings, which was hosted by Vero Beach Book Center on March 8. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served along with anecdotes and inspiration that were shared with an enthusiastic audien...
Mental Health Association secures new funding
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The United Way of Indian River County Board of Directors voted to grant $30,000 to the Mental Health Association for "stabilization funding" at their March 19 meeting. This is in addition to the $80,000 already awarded the organization through the annual United Way Community Investment process for Fiscal...
Food bank benefits from inaugural event
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- More than 200 people sipped, savored and shopped at the inaugural Wine, Women & Shoes event held Saturday, March 16, at Corporate Air. The scene was a cross between wine country and the fashion district as guests, wine glasses in hand, sampled dozens of reds, whites and everything in between while shoppi...
Gator's athletic director to speak at event
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The University of Florida's Treasure Coast Gator Club will hold the sixth annual Treasure Coast Gator Toast on May 8, at 5:30 p.m., at the Moorings Club in Vero Beach. This year's event will prove to be another exciting evening to celebrate the Gator Nation, featuring scholarship awards to local students and ...
SELF offers a Spring giveaway for homeowners
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Solar and Energy Loan Fund is preparing Treasure Coast homeowners for the upcoming hot summer months by offering two free giveaway packages consisting of a variety of energy-saving products. These energy-saving giveaway packages include services and products provided by SELF approved contractors. One win...
Dancing with Vero's Stars judges announced
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- There are a number of facets that make up the Dancing with Vero's Stars event. With the 10 star dancers and their professional instructors at the helm of it all, we cannot ignore the glitz and glamour of the Red Carpet star arrival, the drinks and hors d'ouerves at the pre-show cocktail reception, the silent auc...
Adult classes offered
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Adult Education will have an Unarmed Security Officer D class that will begin May 6 and run through May 17. Students will attend class from 6 to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two weeks. Interested persons may register now at the Adult School office; the cost is $154. Following the unarmed security...
Emcees for dance contest announced
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Cheryl Gerstner and Laura Guttridge, co-chairs of the fifth annual Dancing with Vero's Stars have announced three emcees for this year's event. The event will be held May 11 at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. The change of venue and date to Mother's Day weekend is a positive change for the Healthy Start organiza...
College exec to speak at luncheon
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Ann Decker of Indian River State College will discuss new programs and projects at IRSC during the Democratic Women's Club of Indian River County's annual scholarship luncheon April 13 at Disney Vero Beach Resort. Ms. Decker, the executive director of the IRSC Foundation, will focus her remarks on advanc...
Early Learning Coalition promotes children's week
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- As the saying goes, children are one-third of our population and all of our future. In order to celebrate children and highlight the critical issues that they face, a grassroots event called Children's Week is coordinated every year throughout Florida. Held from April 7 - 12, 2013, the 18th annual Childr...
Indian River Habitat Receives Affiliate of the Year Award
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- For the sixth time in the last seven years, Indian River Habitat for Humanity has been named Affiliate of the Year by Habitat for Humanity International. HFHI recognizes affiliates in three categories - Small (less than 50,000) population; Medium (50,000-250,000); and Large (over 250,000). Indian River H...
Summer program receives proclamation
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Harvest Food & Outreach Center received a proclamation from Vero Beach City Council on April 2, designating the council's support for the nonprofit organization's community-wide collection day that took place April 6 to benefit the Summer Read & Feed Program. "We are joining together with several communi...
Hospital pavilion opens April 16
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Beginning April 16, all patients, inpatients and outpatients, will enter Indian River Medical Center through a new entry located on the second floor, adjacent to the Emergency Department entrance, in the hospital's new Outpatient Services Pavilion. Visitors, however, will continue to enter the hospital t...
Mommy-son dance taking place
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River County Recreation Department is offering a chance for sons to take their moms out on a date to the inaugural Mommy Son Dance taking place June 1. The cost is $32.10 per couple, which includes food and goodie bag. Additional children are $5.35 per person. The event is for children ages 3 ...
Treasure Finders Roadshow returns to Vero Beach
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Seacoast National Bank is presenting the "Treasure Finders Roadshow" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 at 1206 U.S. 1, on the corner of U.S. 1 and 12th Street. Renowned local expert Ralph Oko from Treasure Coast Collectibles will provide valuations for collectibles and memorabilia including sports items, co...
Students to be honored
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Three local high school seniors have been selected college scholarship recipients by the Democratic Women's Club of Indian River County. Cameron Dawson of Vero Beach High School, Victoria Tippin of Sebastian River High School and Rachel Koruo of Indian River Charter High School will be presented $1,000 a...
Local writers receive scholarships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Excellence in writing earned first and second-place high school seniors two-year scholarships to Indian River State College and top honors in the College's annual Creative Writing Contest. Saint Edward's Upper School seniors and Vero Beach residents, Caroline Petty and Elliot Jaffe, were the first and second-...
Expo to focus on 'green' business
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Green Business Expo 2013 is an opportunity for green businesses to expose and expand their business-to-business foundation while educating the consumer with industry updates and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge foundation for advancing the industry. The Green Business Expo facilitates business ...
College to offer one-day conference
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Indian River State College School of Education is offering a one-day conference, "Effective Teaching in Tomorrow's Classroom," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 at the IRSC Main Campus, Brown Center, Y Building, on 35th Street in Fort Pierce. Current topics will be discussed, including a keynote address by Alex...
College to host financial aid, job placement services
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College will offer help in obtaining financial aid for college, as well as provide information regarding job placement services every third Wednesday of every month. The dates are April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18. The sessions will be held at the IRSC Main Campus, C...
Business students receive awards
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College business students recently participated in the 2013 State Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference and earned several top honors in their events. The conference pits dozens of community college and university students against each other in competitive events in various busine...
Veteran's invited to attend event at college
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College will hold an information session for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The Veterans Showcase event is especially targeted for unemployed veterans with an honorable discharge, ages 35 to 60, who wo...
Congressman gives part of his pay to charity
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) will be donating $8,700 of his pay to local charities. Each month, Rep. Murphy will take five percent of his paycheck to give to a different charity serving the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches. His first contribution will be going to assist the family of Sgt. Gary Mor...
Lidiya Zavolovych Lidiya Zavolovych, 70, of Vero Beach, died March 31, 2013. She was born in the Ukraine and moved to Vero Beach a year ago. She is survived by a daughter, Olga; a son, Dmitriy; a brother, Nikolai; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service....
Teams forming for summer play
For Hometown News The Indian River County Recreation Department will start taking registrations for the 2013 Summer Basketball Season on April 15, with the season to start the week of June 17. Games will be played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This co-ed league is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball, sportsmanship, discipli...
Saint Helen Catholic school plans open house
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- On Wednesday, April 17, Saint Helen Catholic School will host an open house from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the open house to see what Saint Helen Catholic School has to offer prospective students and families. Saint Helen Catholic School provides students with high standards, strong motiv...
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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