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Lemonade stands to raise money for Treasure Coast Food Bank
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- On July 26-27, Panera Bread will be hosting lemonade stands to benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank Child Nutrition Programs at nine bakery-cafes throughout the Treasure Coast area. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days, children and supporters of Treasure Coast Food Bank will be asking customers to donate $1 or mo...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Case manager recognized for work
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Amanda Silver, a dependency case manager in Indian River County, was named the United for Families Case Manager of the Quarter June 13. She is the second case manager to receive the prestigious child-welfare award this year. Ms. Silver, who has been a case manager for eight years, was nominated by her pe...
Various programs offered to adults
Adult Education is now offering an Introductory Welding course. This course will be 250 hours and students will learn basic shop skills, basic oxyfuel gas principles and practices, and basic shielded metal arc welding skills. The class will run from Sept. 3 through May 6. Class will be held Tuesday and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8p.m. at Sebastian...
Foundation awards grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties received a $40,000 grant from the Indian River Community Foundation to fund "Mentoring for Success in Early Childhood," a new program to improve kindergarten readiness for at-risk children in Indian River County. The program is a ...
Leadership program announces graduates
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Leadership Indian River County is a community leadership program offered by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. The seven-session training program brings together a cross-section of the community, representing a social, economic and geographic population for a hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of...
Club presents nonprofit with $6,000 check
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- The Exchange Club of Sebastian presented Youth Guidance a check for $6,000 at their July 17 luncheon meeting in support of their programs and mentoring achievements. This donation was made possible through Sebastian Exchange's very successful 20th Annual Blue Water Open Charity Offshore Fishing Tournament which wa...
Food Bank introduces new board members
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Joseph Scherpf and David Jackson have been named to Treasure Coast Food Bank's board of directors. "Both Joe and David have been extremely supportive of Treasure Coast Food Bank and have seen our operation first-hand through many of the programs we run," said Miguel Coty, board president. "They bring not only...
Registration open for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society golf tournament
For Hometown News Get ready for an exciting time on the greens this summer to help raise money to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk at the Annual Treasure Coast Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Monarch Country Club in Palm City. The Treasure Coast Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event committee set a goal to...
Registration underway for fall semester
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Registration is now underway for the 2013 Fall semester at Indian River State College with a wide variety of opportunities to obtain a degree, prepare for a career or re-train for a new direction in life. Students can choose among Bachelor's Degree and Associate Degree programs and Quick Job Training. Student...
Red Cross launches new app to recruit volunteers
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The American Red Cross launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community. "When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want to help but ...
Obituaries
Fern Ann Mohn Fern Ann Mohn, 90, of Vero Beach, died July 4, 2013. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., and lived in Vero Beach for 37 years. She is survived by her husband, John and a sister, Gloria. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. Shirley M. St. John Shirley M. St. John, 92, of Vero Beach, died July 14, 2013. She was born i...

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