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Putting memories on a map
VERO BEACH -- For John F. "Jack" Shupe, maps are more than a navigational necessity; they are tangible memories of his life before retirement. Mr. Shupe retired in the late 1990s from his position of chief cartographer at National Geographic, but his time there is as treasured as the maps and globes ...
Stem cell therapy continues to benefit arthritic animals
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Some pets are getting a new lease on life thanks to technology that allows for harvesting adult stem cells. Two veterinarians in Vero Beach, Darrell Nazareth of Florida Veterinary League and Randy Divine of Divine Animal Hospital, have provided stem cell injection therapy to do...
Preparing for school, better health
Gia Prion, 12, of Oslo Middle School and half-sister Sabena Caddy, 10, visiting from Tallahassee, sign the TobaccoFreeFlorida.com poster at the Students Working Against Tobacco booth during the Back to School Expo at the Indian River Mall Saturday, Aug. 3. Both girls helped pass out information about SWAT and warni...
Combining sports, reading for literacy goals
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- For high school athletes, keeping up their grades and their ability on the field can be a precious balance Starting in middle school, the athletes begin to learn that being the best player on the field doesn't mean they get to play if their grades are not where they need t...
Gators, snakes and 'Duckmen' oh my!
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Long graying beards are appearing on the faces of many people in Indian River County in anticipation of a famous bearded guest at the Florida Outdoors Expo later this month. John Godwin, cast member of the hit A&E reality television seri...
Students embrace new school
Martha McAdams, Principal of Sebastian Charter Junior High School, met with parents and students Thursday, Aug. 8 for an open house and orientation in their brand new $2.8M, 20,000 square foot school. She stopped to talk to Fantasia Brown who will be an eighth-grade student this year. 'We are thankful to the commun...
College site offers office administration careers
SEBASTIAN -- North Indian River County residents can now take advantage of the access and convenience to the Office Administration Careers programs in addition to a wide variety of courses and programs at the IRSC Sebastian site located at 1235 Main Street in the Historic Sebastian School. Office Skill courses will be available ...
Music for Friday Night Lights
The Vero Beach High School Fighting Indians Marching Band closed out the 2013 Band Camp Friday with a musical celebration and of course the all-important water fight. Over 200 band members spent the past two weeks practicing intensely for this year's musical program called the Radio Scan. The out of the box program...
Breakfast, physical activity help students excel
TREASURE COAST -- As students prepare to go back to school, it's important to make sure your child doesn't miss out on the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Having breakfast is not only critical to a child's overall nutrition; it can also play a key role in enhancing academic performance. A recent study reinforces the "...
Parents urged to remember vaccines as children return to school
TREASURE COAST -- As parents begin preparations for the new school year, the Florida Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date. Certain immunizations and a recent physical are required for school entry into kindergarten. Students entering the seventh grade are required to ...
Back to school with a smile
For a dozen years or more, Operation Hope in Fellsmere has helped those in need get ready for the upcoming school year by giving away backpacks filled with school supplies. Saturday's annual event drew hundreds of students grades K-12 and their parents to the nonprofit. The free backpacks provide an extra boost dur...
Need to know
Send in your In Season submissions Attention, area nonprofits, studios, galleries, museums, playhouses, historical sites, symphonies, community clubs and support groups: The deadline for submission of your organization's events in the Hometown News' In Season section this year, which will cover October 2013 through April 2014, will be Saturday,...

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