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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...
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...
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 announces inaugural Community Enrichment Fund awards
Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Indian River Community Foundation awarded this month over $180,000 to six local nonprofit organizations for programs to support education and the environment as well as vulnerable individuals and families. Grants were made through the Community Enrichment Fund, a new field of interest fund established by an anony...
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...
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...
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...
Award presented to youth guidance non profit
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda Subaru are pleased to announce the 72nd recipient of the Dyer Difference Award. This award salutes a nonprofit organization in Indian River County that is truly making a difference in the community. Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda Subaru presented the Dyer Difference Award alo...
Club's charity supports day camp
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Salvation Army of Indian River County a ministry and faith-based social services organization received a donation of $15,000 from Quail Valley Charities designated for summer camp use to help with The Salvation Army's Summer Day Camp program for children during summer break. The Funds will help off-set the co...
Nonprofit receives $40,000 to feed needy
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Salvation Army of Indian River County received a $40,000 contribution to assist with its Mobile Canteen Feeding Program. The grant, which was given to the nonprofit organization through the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program, will help provide meals to the homebound, disabled and at-risk residents in th...
Sea cucumber management changes take effect
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- A commercial daily trip and vessel limit of 200 sea cucumbers will go into effect June 11 in state and federal waters off Florida. This change was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at its April meeting near Tallahassee. While there is currently a small commercial fishery for se...
Scholarships, all that jazz
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The evening started off with some crazy, cool jazz, and it ended with 10 kids each taking home scholarships totaling $10,000, courtesy of the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society and the community which supports jazz, blues, and cultural enrichment all year long. For the 18th year, the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues S...
Preparing for the wet season on the coast
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Wet season rainfall has only just begun to replenish South Florida aquifers, leaving May with near-average rainfall. "Early May rains helped bridge a dry mid-month gap until the start of the wet season, which began this year on Memorial Day," said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations B...
Donations to help homeless families
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Arbor Trace residents came together on Saturday morning, May 22 and filled the A Second Chance truck with donations. It was a neighborhood-wide initiative that enables the store to continue to build its inventory of useable and saleable items. Donations included adult and children's clothing, furniture, a patio s...

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