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Building a future with plastics
VERO BEACH -- If a 30-pound spool of bright yellow filament showed up at your doorstep, could you turn it into a crown, a vase, or a flying object? Vero Beach High School senior William "Taylor" Norman of Vero Beach and his family have a hobby-turned-garage-business that can do just that with the h...
Citrus Stingers proud of teacher, employee of the year
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Last week, two of Citrus Elementary School's excellent faculty and staff were recognized in a big way. Both the 2015 Indian River County Teacher of the Year and the 2014 School-Related Employee of the Year call Citrus Elementary School their workplace and on Jan. 29, friends ...
Celebrate Spring: We want your event listings
Attention, organizations, churches, theatres, galleries, museums, nonprofits, clubs and businesses: Hometown News is putting together a calendar listing for its upcoming Celebrate Spring publication, and we need your help. If you have an upcoming event that you'd like to promote that will take place between April 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2014, plea...
Celebrating nature
The Garden Club of Indian River County held its 13th Annual Gardenfest under the beautiful oak trees in Riverside Park Feb. 1-2. Dozens of vendors brought everything garden to the annual event. Sandra Bowden, former Indian River County Commissioner, found 'the Gypsy' orchid to be a must have....
Grant results in child literacy programs
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Learning Alliance of Indian River County would like to thank the generous residents of John's Island for two grants awarded in 2013 to provide literacy-based curriculum and training for our School District of Indian River County. The John's Island Foundation awarded a grant of $25,000 to The Learning...
Drugs-by-mail scheme goes to pot
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Two men were arrested and more than 15 pounds of marijuana was seized last week as a result of a month-long drug investigation involving mailing marijuana. Michael David Fedick, 28, and Clifton Lloyd G...
Prioritizing oral health
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Treasure Coast Community Health is putting their resources where your mouth is, literally. When bones break or fevers rise, most people know to seek treatment from a medical professional to get their health back on track, but when it comes to oral health, many are hesitant to...
Future scientists of America
Savanna Ware, 10, a fourth-grade student at St. Edward's School, found the darker the paint on the house the hotter it became indoors. The Education Foundation of Indian River County held the 22nd annual Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Gifford Middle School last weekend. More than 500 students, ...
YMCA Easter House tickets on sale
TREASURE COAST -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast is kicking off its biggest fundraiser of the year: The annual Easter House raffle. This is the 27th year the YMCA has raffled off a house in the area, providing one lucky family with a brand new abode or $150,000 and thousands of...
Foundation issues request for proposals from nonprofits
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River Community Foundation, in partnership with an anonymous donor, is accepting applications for a new field of interest fund to address community needs in the areas of education and the environment, as well as vulnerable individuals, families and animals. Grants awarded from the new Communit...
Vero girls capture regional soccer title
From left, Vero Beach's Meagan Notargiacomo (No. 4) celebrates scoring her go-ahead goal with Erin Keenan (No. 13) and Chynna McGirt (No. 19). The Vero Beach Fighting Indians Girl's Varsity Soccer team took the FHSAA Region 3-5A championship game in the Citrus Bowl Friday evening against the West Boca Bulls. Vero B...
Medical center to host annual women's health expo
SEBASTIAN -- Sebastian River Medical Center will host the 12th annual Women's Health Expo on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8- 11 a.m. This event is open to the public and includes free refreshments and a door prize. At 10 a.m. a special presentation will be held in the dining room titled "Small Changes Can Bring Big Rewards", conducte...
Weather service returns to area
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - St. Lucie County's Department of Public Safety and Communications announced that through its partnership with the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration's weather program the NOAA Weather Radio service is up and running again on the Treasure Coast. St. Lucie County worked with the NOAA's Melbourne...
Explaining the details
Patrick McBride, a third-grade student at Sebastian Elementary School, explains 'Stretch it Out,' a class project with partner Mia Muth to from left, his grandmother Alice Good, brother Malik, sister Danielle and dad local chiropractic doctor Daniel McBride....
Online application available for scholarships
TREASURE COAST --Indian River and St. Lucie County students who will attend the University of Florida as undergraduates this fall are invited to apply for a $1,500 scholarship from the Treasure Coast Gator Club. The online application process is new this year to the Gator Club Scholarship program. According to Melissa DePriest...
Need to know
Women's Health Expo taking place Feb.8 Sebastian River Medical Center will host the 12th Annual Women's Health Expo on Saturday, February 8 from 8-11 a.m. This event is open to the public and includes free refreshments and a door prize. At a.m. a special presentation will be held in the dining room titled "Small Changes Can Bring Big Rewards"...

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