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College-museum collaboration earns award
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Vero Beach Museum of Art and Indian River State College were recognized for their partnership and collaboration in a dual-enrollment program project this month. A stroll in the art museum's galleries through Jan. 5 will reveal b...
A home for the piggies
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County needs help placing three rescued Vietnamese potbelly pigs. These three have been together practically since birth and need to be adopted together. Ilka Daniels, director of protective services, offers, from left, Sweet Pea, Samson and Squealy a treat. For mor...
Auto tax 'rollback' could come in 2014
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Gov. Rick Scott announced a plan to roll back motor vehicle taxes and fees to pre-2009 levels, and local legislators are throwing their support his way. The governor's "It's Your Money Tax Cut Agenda" includes a proposal to give taxpayers some relief by dropping car registrat...
Assistance-dog training facility coming next year
VERO BEACH -- The Dogs For Life assistance dog training program will have a place to call home next year, thanks to a $350,000 fundraising capital goal that was reached this winter after several years of campaigning. The nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life for people and d...
Program announces 'no waiting list' for child care assistance
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- For many working families in Indian River County, child care is one of the highest costs in the household budget. Although child care is a necessity that enables parents to work, the high price of child care is a financial burden that can force many families to compromise on the quality of their child c...
College offers fast track training
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Students interested in a hands-on career in the construction industry should consider the Indian River State College Fast-Track training program in Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration with classes held conveniently at the Gifford Alternative Education Center in Indian River County. Classes are of...
A peek at the past
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- While a day can seem to drag on forever, a year can fly by in the blink of an eye. In no particular order, here are some of the top stories Hometown News reported in 2013. "Dodgertown" name comes home After several years of a location and functio...
Finding beauty in ordinary items
Jimmy Allen, a member of the Sebastian Craft Club, shows off his landscape wheels made of antique glass, plates, cups and bicycle rims during the club's show and sale Saturday, Dec. 7 in Riverview Park....
Storm water master plan in the works
FELLSMERE -- The future for oldest part of the city is looking a little less damp. During the Dec. 12 Fellsmere City Council meeting, Mark Mathes, city community development director, presented several ideas to help improve drainage and ...
Health reminder for pregnant women
TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Department of Health reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-14 flu season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against influenza. The Department recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the flu vaccination each year. It is...
Helping to make the holidays brighter
Ms. Debra Barnes' first grade class, at Fellsmere Elementary School, made special angel ornaments for the Indian River Habitat Home Center ReStore's HabiTree to help make sure Habitat homeowner children will have a happy Christmas. Habitat Family Services staff member Debbie Meeker and volunteer Colleen Audet...
Housing program encourages public to participate in survey
The Martin County Housing Program encourages the public to participate in a regional housing survey. The survey on fair housing issues in St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River Counties is being conducted by the St. Lucie County HOME Consortium. Results of the survey will be published in the St. Lucie County HOME...
Registration for spring classes available
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College has launched the Virtual Campus with expanded opportunities and flexibility to earn a college degree. IRSC offers four degree programs entirely online: the Associate in Arts Degree, Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Bac...
Need to know
Skate in the New Year Want to celebrate New Year's Eve but not sure what to do with the kids? Plus the kids want to have fun, too! The Skate Factory will be hosting their annual All Night Skate on New Year's Eve beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on New Year's Day. Ideal for ages 10 years old and over, the cost is just $20 per person and ...

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