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Children's Home Society receives local grant
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, received a $50,000 grant from the Indian River Community Foundation to continue serving homeless high school students. "This is the second year the Community Foundation Board of Directors has funded the Homeless in High School initiative because it closely aligns w...
Parish contribution funds mammograms
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- For the twelfth consecutive year, Holy Cross Parish has held its' annual golf tournament for the benefit of a local 501(c)3. This year Treasure Coast Community Health benefitted from the record turnout and the $22,210 raised under the stewardship of Tom LaRocca, the event chairman. The monies will be contribu...
Annual golf tournament scores aces on and off the course
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Wildlife Center's eighth annual Golf for Wildlife tournament took place May 24 at The Fox Club in Palm City. Greeted by Larry Laoretti, 1992 U.S. Senior Open Champion and The Fox Club's golf instructor, 56 participants proceeded to the putting green to receive their special gift, a Scotty C...
Volunteer honored as Woman of the Year
For Hometown News Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, is pleased to announce that Marta Schneider, board member and volunteer, was recognized as the Woman of the Year for volunteering by the Junior League of Indian River. "It has been my passion for the last 15 years to help youth who have grown up in a foster-care envir...
College to provide hospitality training course
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Individuals looking for training that provides opportunity for jobs in hospitality and restaurant management at high-end restaurants and country clubs found in Indian River County will be interested in the new hospitality-training course now offered by the Indian River State College Corporate and Communi...
Humane Society's "Art for Animals" has Call for Artists
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is set to host its third "Art for Animals" art show and sale. All artists are encouraged to enter this show, which serves to benefit the animals of the county. While animal artwork is preferred, any subject matter can be featured through mixed medi...
Awards mark 15 years of clinical excellence
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Ten Indian River Medical Center employees received Clinical Excellence Awards at ceremonies recently during National Nurses Week. The 15th annual awards were made possible by an endowment to the Indian River Medical Center Foundation from The Laraja Foundation of Montclair, N.J., and Vero Beach. The awar...
Hospital receives award of excellence
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Medical Center is proud to have received an Award of Excellence from Translife (Organ Procurement Organization) for a 100 percent organ donation rate for the year 2012. The award reads "In recognition of exceptional hospital clinical and quality performance practices contributing to high rat...
Health group receives accreditation
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Medical Center's Partners in Women's Health physician group has received ultrasound practice accreditation from the Ultrasound Practice Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. "This assures the patient that we follow the standards and guidelines recommended by these orga...
Seniors receive grant
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association recently received a $15,000 grant for its Adult Day Care Scholarship Program for Women from the John's Island Community Service League. The Adult Day Care Program, open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from is an affordable alternative to nursing care and ...
Outreach program supports seniors
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association received a $10,000 grant for its Emergency Meals on Wheels Program from the Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program. The Emergency Meals on Wheels Program assists Indian River County seniors who are experiencing a "crisis situation," and need short-term home delivered meal...
Chamber targets drive markets to boost tourism
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Allison McNeal, director of tourism for Indian River County Chamber of Commerce joined forces with Adie Ward from Vero Beach Sports Village to attend The Villages Travel Expo, which was attended by an estimated 3,000 residents of the central Florida retirement community. Representing all local tourism-re...
College foundation receives money for scholarship
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Philippine-American Association of the Treasure Coast has supported an endowed scholarship fund through the Indian River State College Foundation since 2006. Members of the Association recently presented the Indian River State College Foundation with an additional $5,000 to be added to the Phil-Am Endowme...
Bridal expo, fashion show taking place in September
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The 2013 Treasure Coast Bridal Expo and Fashion Show is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1- 4 p.m. The Bridal Expo will begin at 1p.m. at the Vero Beach Community Center located at 2266 14th Avenue, in downtown Vero Beach. The fashion show will start at 3 p.m. at the Heritage Center, located at 2140 1...
Joyce G. Higgins Joyce G. Higgins, 69, of Micco, died June 15, 2013. She was born in Philadelphia and was a winter resident of Micco. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; two daughters, Kathleen and Holly; two brothers Charles and Carl and five grandchildren. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. David A. Zullo David A. Zull...
Automotive open house set for July 10
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast residents eager to take off in an automotive career are invited to the Indian River State College Automotive Open House on July 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an Information Session in the B Building, Room 111 at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Attendees will receive information on IRSC automot...
IRSC selected for national Achieving the Dream program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Signifying a strong commitment to student success and college completion, Indian River State College is one of only 13 institutions nationwide -- and the only Florida college -- selected for the Achieving the Dream program, the nation's most comprehensive non-governmental network for student success in high...
The Associated Press recognizes WQCS staff
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST --Public radio WQCS / 88.9 FM brought home five first-place wins from The Associated Press awards program for outstanding reporting on the Treasure Coast communities it serves. Jill Roberts, news director, won "Best Series Reporting" for her series on domestic violence with the SafeSpace shelter for battered wom...
Sebastian River community notes
South Mainland public library is offering the following programs: Adult programs and events: o 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. o Feb. 12, 9 a.m., library advisory board meeting. o Feb. 1 and 15, 2-4 p.m., memoir writers. o Feb...

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