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Annual benefit for SunUp ARC taking place May 14
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The 31st annual Ocean Grill Night, which takes place every year on the second Tuesday in May, will raise money for SunUp ARC. The monies raised on this night help fund services for the developmentally disabled in Indian River County. Over the past 30 years, these funds have helped support four group home...
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 ...
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...
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...
Photo courtesy of Harvest Food & Outreach Center
Harvest Food & Outreach Center received a proclamation from Vero Beach City Council on April 2. From left, Harvest Development Director John Everhart, Vice Mayor Tracy Carroll, Harvest Board Member Joe Chiarello of Vero Insurance, Mayor Craig Fletcher, Councilmember Pilar Turner, Harvest Board Chair Don Drinkard, Councilmember Jay Kramer and Counci...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Students shine at media showcase
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students had an opportunity to showcase their projects at the IRSC 13th Annual Digital Media Student Showcase Exhibition held at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce on April 17. Digital media students combined art, communication and computer skills to develop creative proje...
Community Outreach Program awards $50,000 to Treasure Coast Food Bank
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program recently awarded Treasure Coast Food Bank $50,000 through its annual grant process. The funds, the largest single grant ever given to an organization by Grand Harbor Community Outreach, will go toward providing meals to thousands of people in need in Indian River County...
Roadshow taking place May 22
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Seacoast National Bank is presenting the "Treasure Finders Roadshow" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 22 at the Sebastian West branch on 1110 Roseland Road in Sebastian to benefit Harvest Food & Outreach Center. Renowned local expert Ralph Oko from Treasure Coast Collectibles will provide valuations for coll...
United Way welcomes new board members
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The United Way of Indian River County announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. David Becker, John F. Beckert and Alan S. Polackwich Sr. "United Way is honored to welcome each of these outstanding new board members," said Chris Loftus, United Way Board Chair. "Each one br...
Team packs boxes for military
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River Habitat for Humanity Women Build crew celebrated National Women Build Week, with a special construction project May 6 in Fellsmere's Grace Meadows, where they were joined by women from throughout the community. Meanwhile, they participated in another outreach project, Operation Support Our Troops, on Commun...
Students receive top honors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Pitted against business students from around the world, Indian River State College students took home several top honors at the 2013 Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Thousands of college and university students from across the U.S., Canada, Puert...
Water farming design competition show innovation
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's citrus growers are faced with a growing challenge - With citrus acres in production falling due to canker and greening disease can these fallow fields be put to a better use? At the same time, finding fresh water for Florida's cities is becoming a real concern. Florida has plenty of water averaging...
Take control of your credit score seminar on June 11
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Seacoast National Bank announced that enrollment is open for its upcoming "Take Control of Your Credit Score" workshop, which is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on June 11, at 1206 U.S. 1 in Vero Beach. Seacoast's Gene Broome, a community lending officer, will present this credit seminar, which is useful for consum...
Obituaries
Richard C. Dodge Richard C. Dodge, 81, of Vero Beach, died April 24, 2013. He was born in Arlington, Mass., and lived in Vero Beach for 27 years . He is survived by a daughter Donna; a son, David; his brother, Sumner; his ex-wife, Beverly and two grandchildren. Arrangements made by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Adele B. Bornhoeft Ade...

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