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Karate champs just keep practicing
SEBASTIAN - They may have won first place in their division for their karate skills, but Tracey LiMato and Denise Green continue to work out their moves on the floor. Ms. LiMato and Ms. Green received first place in synchronized weapons, black belt division A, for the second year in a row at the 2012 U...
Technology in classrooms ever increasing
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - From desktop computers to interactive white boards to iPads and smartphones, technology has taken a permanent home in American culture and within school classrooms. While blanket use of cell phones and other personal electronic devices are not allowed on school grounds during th...
Fashion, a back to school must
Five-year-old Majesty McKenzie shows off her new flowered dress and sunglasses during a fashion show at the Indian River Mall Saturday. The fashion show was part of the mall's back-to-school expo. The clothes were from Gymboree Children's Clothes...
Almost Olympic
Six-year-old Lily Gunter practices for a hula-hoop competition with four hula-hoops during the back-to-school expo and tax-free shopping weekend Saturday at the Indian River Mall. Included in the expo was a fashion show and mascot parade....
Business owners unhappy with tent camp location
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A proposed homeless tent camp site has members of the local business community upset and concerned. Leaders of Camp Haven, a local nonprofit group with a mission to build a legal and safe temporary housing community for some of the homeless in Indian River County, recently annou...
Menu choices at schools to be posted online soon
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The thought of study time can bring out the munchies in kids, and with school starting so soon, it's time to start planning or grocery shopping for healthy and delicious snacks and meals. Studies prove that a healthy a...
Who's a good boy?
The North Indian River County Library held its final special events Friday for the season last week. Officers with the Sebastian Police Department helped with a canine demonstration both inside and out. Officer Eric Antosia's partner, Armor, enjoyed a pet from 2-year-old Vinny Moccio....
Canine officers wow crowd
Sebastian Police Department K-9 Officer Roy Cole, right, restrains his partner, Yoda, after a take down demonstration on K-9 Officer Rob Kyzer during special events Friday last week at the North Indian River County Library....
Group leads effort to hire 100 veterans in 100 days
TREASURE COAST - Workforce Solutions has launched a campaign to put 100 veterans to work in as many days. The state-charted agency is reaching out to businesses in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties in an attempt to find jobs for some of the region's thousands of unemployed veterans. Its "100 H...
Annual circus scores high marks
The city of Vero Beach recreation department held the 38th annual Aerial Antics Circus at Saint Edward's School last week. Gabby Povlin kept her cool as she danced in the air on silk ropes to 'Is it Scary,' by Michael Jackson....
Beating the heat, fountain style
The heat of summer continues and nothing beats the heat like a good drenching. Ten-year-old Calvin Andre, left, dropped a bucket of water on his cousin, George Phanor, at the Royal Palm Pointe Fountain last Thursday....
Water maintenance to start next week
VERO BEACH - Water customers on Vero Beach may have a slightly different taste in their mouths for the next month. Routine maintenance on the city's water treatment plant will run from Aug. 12 through Sept 15 and it will include changing the type of disinfectant used for the system, water and sewer off...
Young musical stars
The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony's 24th year culminated in the awarding of $12,000 in scholarships and grants to member musicians at the annual dinner held just prior to the final concert of the 2011-12 season. Scholarship and grant recipients, front row, from left: Timothy Nicholas, concertmaster;...
Correction
In a July 27 Hometown News article that previewed an outdoor expo event in Indian River County, the incorrect dates were presented. The Florida Outdoors Expo will be held on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indian River County Fairgrounds. Hometown News regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused....

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