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Relay for Life of the Beaches invites cancer survivors
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Last year, the Relay for Life of the Beaches celebrated with more than 90 cancer survivors at its seventh annual event. The American Cancer Society is celebrating 100 years in 2013 and the committee's goal is to honor 100 or more cancer survivors at this year's Relay. To achieve this goal, the planning committee i...
Nonprofit receives grant from foundation
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Epic Missions, a Vero Beach Missions Ministry, was awarded a major grant from the John's Island Foundation of Indian River County. Paul Munsie, president of Epic Missions, confirmed the award of a brand new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup truck and commercial John Deere riding mower from the Foundation. The award...
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...
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...
Hospital pavilion opened April 16
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- 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 through the main lobb...
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-...
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...
Teams forming for summer play
For Hometown News The Indian River County Recreation Department will started 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, discip...
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...
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 ...
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...
Course to teach fundamentals of fundraising
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Association of Fundraising Professionals Indian River Chapter is offering a two-day course on the Fundamentals of Fundraising on May 16 and 17 at Northern Trust, 755 Beachland Blvd. in Vero Beach. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course was designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet...
Ted "Golden Voice" Williams helps Salvation Army raise thousands
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Salvation Army of IRC held its annual Soup, Soap and Salvation Benefit Dinner presented by Publix Supermarkets April 6 at The Oak Harbor Club House, featuring Ted "The Golden Voice" Williams as its guest speaker. The 150-strong crowd gave the former homeless panhandler a standing ovation as he took t...
Green Patrol praises Indian River Habitat
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The environmentally aware and proactive recycling group, the Green Patrol, assists the community in the proper disposal of trash and recyclables and often volunteers at nonprofit special events. Shawn Frost and the Green Team provided trash/recycling service last month at the Indian River Habitat for Hum...
Children's foundation, restaurant partner for fitness, nutrition
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation held their final week of spring session, Sunday Match Play, on April 7 at The Boulevard Village and Tennis Club. This end-of-season event, hosting 50 kids and their parents, focused on fun, fitness and nutrition. Local healthy fast food establishment, Chick-fil-A, don...
Center anticipates construction of two picnic pavilions
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The families at the Homeless Family Center are excited that two picnic pavilions will be constructed on the center's property located at 720 4th Street in Vero Beach. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of 12-year-old Lauren Weaver of Lauren's Way and the Kiwanis of Vero Beach who raised the money for th...
Seniors receive grant
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association was selected as one of four local nonprofits to receive a $100,000 Indian River Impact 100 grant last Thursday. The grant funds will go to transitioning the SRA's Schumann Center into an Adult Day Care Center. SRA currently hosts their Adult Day Services in a 1952 retrofit...
Toyota to provide matching grant to school
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Toyota of Vero Beach announced a $5,000 donation to Saint Edward's School, which will also receive a matching contribution from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., for a total of $10,000. Saint Edward's School is an independent, nonprofit 5013 organization serving children on Florida's Treasure Coast in pre-sch...
John's Island community awards $5,000 to United for Families
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The John's Island Community Service League awarded $5,000 on April 9 to United for Families to help ensure that young people aging out of foster care have laptop computers when they head off to college. United for Families is the local, nonprofit organization responsible for all known neglected or abused...
Wayne Douglas Booth Wayne Douglas Booth, 49, of Sebastian, died April 9, 2013. He was born in Bay Shore, N.Y., and lived in Sebastian for 24 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was survived by his wife of 31 years, Vicki; a son, Timothy; his parents, Jonathan and Judith; a brother, Kenneth and his mother-in-law, Barbara. Arrangements by Strun...
College to host advanced technology careers open house May 2
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is hosting a special Advanced Technology Open House on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. May 2. Students and interested individuals can learn more about career options in Cyber Security, Robotics/Photonics, Digital Media, Graphics and Engineering at a special Open House event at the Kight Cente...
Dancers, partners present official photo
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Rallying competition and friendship, as the Dancing with Vero's Stars "star dancers" and their instructors took the last stride towards the big event, as the group congregated at Charlotte Terry's home. Ms. Terry was the winner of the 2012 competition. Dancing with Vero's Stars, benefiting the Indian River County...
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 ...
Dyer presents award to Hibiscus Children's Center
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda Subaru presented the 58th Dyer Difference Award to The Hibiscus Children's Center. This award salutes a nonprofit organization in the county that makes a difference in the community. Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda Subaru presented the Dyer Difference Award along with a $3,000...
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...
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...
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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