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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Alzheimer & Parkinson Association honors volunteers
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County honored its volunteers, which are an integral part of the nonprofit organization's culture, at a luncheon at Oak Harbor Club on May 22. Whether it's a kind word, listening ear, a touch, a smile, a hearty joke or an honest compliment, these are all ...
Stay safe during summer temperatures
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps to follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar. "Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events," said Rob Levine, regional executive. "We want everyone to stay s...
Bank donates thousands to nonprofit
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Representatives of Bank of America presented Indian River Habitat for Humanity with a check for $3,000 On June 28. Present from Bank of America were Hala Laviolette, vice president - Small Business Banking; Phillip McLaughlin, vice president, Banking Center Leader; and Matthew S. Miller, assistant vice pre...
Organization receives national recognition
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association has been awarded a $650 grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America for its 2013 March For Meals campaign during which it engaged local officials and community leaders in the fight to end senior hunger. This year, the MOWAA recognized 199 programs' campaigns for ...
The Source receives grant for homeless assistance
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Homelessness is a critical condition, both for the people it touches and for society in general. The Source is on the front lines providing assistance to the homeless. Due to a 34 percent increase in client services the John's Island Community Service League recently awarded a $35,000 grant to fund opera...
Clifford Arthur Wallace Clifford Arthur Wallace, 91, of Barefoot Bay, died July 1, 2013. He was born in Newburyport, Mass., and lived in Barefoot Bay for four years. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Betsey; three sons, Dean, James and Scott; two daughters-in-law, Tina and Nancy; five grandchildren, Melissa, Kali, Connor, ...
Group donates to nonprofit
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Exchange Club of Vero Beach donated $2,500 to Castle at its meeting on May 7. The money for the donation was raised through the club's Christmas tree sales. Theresa Gabarino-May, executive director, Castle and Chris Robertson, development associate, Castle accepted the check for Castle. Exchange, America's Se...
Solar trash compactor installed at hub
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The GoLine Transportation System has installed a new solar powered trash compactor for riders transferring at the Vero Beach airport hub location. The new waste compactor by BigBelly Solar will help reduce litter at the hub by compacting its containing elements to allow five times more capacity and will shrink th...
How to stay safe in the water
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don't know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll. "People tend to spend more t...
Science program connects students, robotics, Space Station
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Florida Afterschool Network have partnered with four Florida school districts to participate in the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites Zero Robotics Competition. This fun and fle...

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