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Humane Society to host summer children's programs
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is presenting a series of exciting children's summer programs. Designed for animal lovers ages 8-11 our half-day courses include favorites like Dog Care and Training, Cat Care, Pet First Aid and CPR and Pet Photography. If your child has dreams of ...
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...
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...
Education Foundation receives $4,000 grant
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- The Education Foundation of Indian River County received a grant of $4,000 from the Bank of America Foundation to support the Sebastian River High School Automotive Academy. The EF-IRC responded to a request for proposals in January 2013 from the Bank of America Foundation. There were three priority focus areas: c...
Annual charity shoot hits new fundraising mark
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Education Foundation of Indian River County held the 13th Annual Charity Shoot, hosted by Windsor Gun Club, on Saturday, April 27. A committed group of stakeholders participated in the team clay shooting competition. Their sharp shooting raised nearly $20,000 to provide school-wide grants, entreprene...
Michael Dennis Wadington Michael Dennis Wadington, 65, of Sebastian, died May 7, 2013. He was born in Hinsdale, Ill., and lived on the Treasure Coast for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his mother, Leila; his significant other, Pattie; three daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, a sister and a brother. Arrangements by H...
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...

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