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Students help rescued sea turtle return home
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Somewhere swimming in the Indian River Lagoon is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle with a new lease on life, thanks to the quick actions of high school students and rehabilitation facilities at Sea World in Orlando. Herbert the sea turtle was released back into the lagoon last ...
Relay for Life of the Beaches invites cancer survivors
VERO BEACH -- Last year, the Relay for Life of the Beaches celebrated with more than 90 cancer survivors at its seventh annual event. The American Cancer Society is celebrating 100 years in 2013 and the committee's goal is to honor 100 or more cancer survivors at this year's Relay. To achieve this goal, the planning committee i...
Preparing for the Sandbox games
Scott Schramm, of Vero Beach gets the save at the volleyball courts at Jaycee Beach April 4. He and several friends were practicing for the upcoming Sandbox Volleyball tournaments June 8 at South Beach in Vero Beach....
Construction progresses on aquaculture company site
FELLSMERE -- A barn raising is happening in Fellsmere, but it's not for the cattle of yesteryear or the elephants of today. The 180,000 square foot barn will house farm-raised shrimp by Florida Organic Aquaculture, a new company that is expected to hire between 60 to 70 people over the next three yea...
Safe boating week coming soon
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Nothing can ruin a perfectly lovely day out on the river or ocean like a boating accident, but being prepared for anything can make the day less of a dangerous disaster. The Vero Beach Power Squadron, to commemorate National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, is offering a safe boat...
Local group makes an 'impact'
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Impact 100, a major grantor to Indian River County nonprofit organizations, awarded eight grants to local nonprofits at its annual meeting on April 11 at the Oak Harbor Club. The receivers of the largest grant awards went to Camp Haven, Treasure Coast Community Health, the Senior Resource Association and...
College foundation awards teaching chairs
TREASURE COAST -- When the three professors entered the lecture hall at Indian River State College, they thought they were attending a seminar on student success. But Matthew Brooks, John Carpenter and Tiffany Lewis soon realized that the crowd of college administrators, faculty and students were gathered...
Beautiful music in the air
Jackie James, founder of the Roseland Music Guild, plays her Autoharp and sings during Thursday's jam session at the Roseland Community Center. The group meets on Thursdays at the Roseland Community Center, and musicians, vocalists and fans of old country and gospel music styles are all welcome to attend....
Staying busy in Sebastian
Hello, everyone. Even though the temperature is starting to climb and the snowbirds are starting to leave, I'm still finding plenty to do in the Sebastian and Fellsmere areas. A lot of that has to do with how dedicated the local businesses and residents are about making their community a fun and safe place. A big thanks goes out to the Sebastian ...
Supplies for creative young minds
The Vero Beach Art Club and the Under the Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show's chairwoman, Alicia Quinn, presented a check to the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department to underwrite arts and crafts supplies for their 2013 art programs. Each year the club gives a gift to the city from the proceeds of the UTO s...
Surf festival scholarship winners
The Doctors Lawyers Weekend Warriors Surf Festival and the family of Lorraine Guthrie, known affectionately as "Mama G," have announced the winners of the 2013 Mama G Doctors Lawyers Weekend Warriors Scholarship Award. They are: Mariah Jacobs of Indian River Charter High School, Lindsey Pugh of Titusville High School and Michelle Pitten of Melbou...
Businesses asked to weigh in on inlet's economic benefits
SEBASTIAN -- Currently, the Sebastian Inlet District is sponsoring a survey of local marine-related businesses. The survey is to help the district determine the economic benefits of the inlet. The survey had been available to area marinas, charter fishing and boating operations, waterfront lodging and din...
Jam session
Charlie Saraga, left and Pete Osterman sing and play their mandolin and six-string guitar respectively during a meeting of the Roseland Music Guild Thursday, April 18....
It's easy to be green in Vero
Hello, everyone. This week, I wanted to bring everyone's attention to a recent accomplishment by the city. The city of Vero Beach was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Federation. What's remarkable about this designation is that the city has received it for the past 32 years. It takes commitment, dedication and a genuine caring for the...
Up & coming
Pool closure The Gifford Aquatic Center will be closed for a private party on Sunday, May 19, from noon to 2 p.m. They will be open to the general public from 2 to 5 p.m. For additional information, call the Gifford Aquatic Center at (772) 770-5312. Relay for Life taking place May 3 The seventh annual Relay for Life of the Beaches is set for May 3 beginni...
In the May Indian River County edition of Forever Young, Classy Cupcake's phone number was incorrect. The correct number is (772) 563-0110. Hometown News regrets the error....

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