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Museum to offer free admission to military personnel
For Hometown News VERO BEACH --The Indian River Citrus Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel including National Gu...
Restaurant announces calendar to give back to community
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- Mulliagan's Beach House announces this year's 12 weeks of summer charities and themes schedule. With the 12 weeks program, Mulligan's has raised more than $100,000 per year for local charities. Mulligan's 12 weeks of summer program is drawing near with the first week being on June 5. Every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. a...
Shrimp mascot name chosen
For Hometown News FELLSMERE -- "Harvey, the Happy, Healthy Shrimp" is the name selected in a contest organized by the board members of the Florida Aquaculture Foundation, the nonprofit education and training organization that is also sponsored by Florida Organic Aquaculture. Harvey is the crustacean mascot featured in the FOA corporate logo a...
Prize presented for innovative water farming design to future agricultural engineers
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Two college seniors from the University of Florida at Gainesville recently completed a yearlong competition to create a sustainable, environmentally and fiscally responsible design for water management in agriculture. Vying for a cash prize, agricultural engineering majors Jose Rafael Guarin and Max Wallac...
Celebrate summer with safe boating
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Nothing says the start of summer better than a sunny day and a boat ride with family and friends. To enjoy your day to the fullest, remember to be careful. Safe boating is in your hands. Each year, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers respond to far too many tragic boating accidents. Unf...
College's faculty member of the year chosen
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Ray Carpenter was honored as the 2014 Faculty Member of the Year at Indian River State College. An Associate Professor of Business, he teaches courses in business management and accounting. The Vero Beach resident also coordinates capstone projects which engage IRSC seniors in a wide array of projects with l...
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TREASURE COAST -- As the weather heats up, pests that are usually encountered outside may soon be attempting to make their way indoors. Homeowners are reminded that fleas are common outdoor pests that can make your home their own by traveling on our pets. Here are a few tips to rid your home of fleas as a result of pets or a close encounter with...
College program awards scholarships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST --Deserving middle and high school students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties earned a valuable incentive for future success. At a scholarship recognition ceremony held at Indian River State College, 40 students became the 2014 recipients of four-year tuition President's Challenge/Take...
Monofilament fishing line perilous for pelicans
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. In spite of the obvious benefits, this leisure-time activity, on occasion, can lead to problems for birds and other wildlife such as sea turtles and manatees. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists...
Foundation approves grant for association's furniture
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Board of Directors at the John's Island Foundation have granted the Senior Resource Association's request for dollars to purchase new dining room tables and chairs for its Sebastian Adult Day Care Center. The $25,880 grant will provide new dining room furniture designed specifically for a health care...
Pearsaul family supports scholarships for education majors at college
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Pearsaul family of Indian River County recently endowed a scholarship fund through the Indian River State College Foundation in memory of their mother, Marsha Pearsaul Van Arman. Ms. Pearsaul Van Arman was an educator in Indian River County for over 21 years. She was well known and well respected fo...
Energy assistance nonprofits, partners complete 100,000 energy efficiency upgrades
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The nonprofit Solar and Energy Loan and 40 other state and local governments have completed more than 100,000 building upgrades since 2010, helping to save families and businesses over $730 million on utility bills. Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan and the Administration's Better Buildings In...
New 'Report Florida Lionfish' app unveiled
First 250 users receive free T-shirt For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- See a lionfish in the wild? Report it using the new Report Florida Lionfish app. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission unveiled the new smart device app May 28 during a live Twitter chat. The first 250 people who successfully complete the Report Florida L...
Water safety campaign launched
Campaign encourages adults to keep 'Eyes on the Kids' when children have access to water For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Department of Children and Families today launched the first phase of its statewide Water Safety Campaign with a press conference at the South Tampa Family YMCA in partnership wi...
Obituaries
Mary Lou Proctor Mary Lou Proctor, 80, of Vero Beach, died May 19, 2014. She was born in Taunton, Mass., and lived in Vero Beach for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia; a grandson, Daniel and a great-granddaughter, Molly. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. George Harvey Ruding, Jr. George Harvey Ruding, Jr., ...

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