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Treasure Coast Hospice Golf Tournament taking place April 23
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The community has a wonderful opportunity to give back to their local hospice by participating in the 16th Annual Friends Swing Fore Hospice Golf Tournament. The golf outing will take place at the beautiful Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City on Tuesday, April 23, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. T...
Parkinson Awareness Conference Set for April 21
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County has announced that it will host the first annual Parkinson Awareness Conference in Vero Beach on Sunday, April 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Moorings Club, located at 100 Harbour Drives in Vero Beach. Those affected by motion disorders and thei...
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...
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 ...
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-...
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...
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...
Enrollment opens for center's summer camps
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- There's no time like the present to begin planning for fun adventures for the kids during summer break. Parents need look no further than the Environmental Learning Center's "Summer Ecology Adventures." The ELC knows how to make education fun and it's all happening right here, right outside your back doo...
Mardy Fish Children's Foundation supports tennis programs
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation's second season of middle-school club tennis began the week of April 1. Middle-school club tennis is now an available after-school activity at all four Indian River County public middle schools this Spring, thanks to the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation. The season sw...
Foundation awards computer, technological grants
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- In an effort to maximize Rossway Moore Swan's charitable impact and to deepen their bond with the community, the firm's partners created the Rossway Moore Swan Foundation devoted solely to giving grants to fund selected technological needs of local non-profit organizations. Funded with contributions from...
Family helps make anniversary celebration a hit
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- On March 31, 2012, Sun Up Center and Abilities Resource Center merged to become SunUp ARC. For the first time in the history of Indian River County, two nonprofit organizations with similar missions merged into one enhanced agency. On April 4, 2013, SunUp ARC celebrated its one-year anniversary of the me...
Fashion show, luncheon a success
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- More than 185 women attended the Original Welcome Wagon Club of Sebastian's second annual luncheon and fashion show on April 6. Peggy Andrie and Toni Falk were co-chairwomen of the event, "Fly Into Spring," which had a kite motif designed by Joan Kimmel and her committee members. Twenty-seven fashions supplied by ...
Media students win big at Addy Awards
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students recently took home several top awards in advertising art and design in the Treasure Coast AdFed 2013 Addy Awards contest in Stuart, earning 13 gold awards and 12 silver awards. IRSC Digital Media senior, Ahmad Toom of Port St. Lucie, received the Best of Show ...
Golf event to benefit American heroes
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The National Navy SEAL Museum announces its inaugural Navy SEAL Museum Golf Tournament Luncheon, Auction and Action on April 21 at the Moorings Club in Vero Beach. The funds raised by the event will benefit the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce and Trident House in Sebastian, which serves as a healing ...
Boys and Girls Club Youth Learn About Fishing
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Youth from the Boys and Girls Club learned how to fish and basic boating safety from the Vero Beach Power Squadron on Saturday March 23. Captains arrived at 8 a.m. at the Power Squadron building to take the youth boating and fishing. The youth began the morning event by being fitted with Personal Floatation Devic...
Obituaries
Robert J. Lieffort Robert J. Lieffort, 68, of Sebastian, died April 2, 2013. He was born in Green Bay, Wis. He is survived by his wife Sandra; a son, Jeff (Echo); a daughter, Karen; two brothers, Berwyn (Gladys) and John (Elsa); a granddaughter, Hope and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. Wayne Douglas...
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 ...
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...
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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