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Horses helping humans
FELLSMERE -- A horse is a horse (of course, of course) but sometimes a horse can also be an encourager, a friend, a life coach and therapist. Cindy Devine, owner of Scarlett Stables in Fellsmere and founder of the nonprofit Florida Equestrian Foundation, has discovered that horses are perfectly equipped to work with ...
County administrator to retire in 2016
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY --Joe Baird signed another contract to continuing working for Indian River County as county administrator, but when the contract expires in 2016, Mr. Baird expects to say goodbye for good. Mr. Baird has been serving as county administrator since 2004, but has held various positi...
Investigation of meth house continues
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- An investigation of a methamphetamine lab discovered in Vero Beach continues and arrests are expected soon. On Feb. 12, Indian River County Sheriff's deputies arrested Shayne Eric Lavery, 43, of the 1400 block of 39th Avenue on charges of robbery, burglary with battery and gr...
Valentine's Day fun
Liam Shaw, 3, gets his imaginary glasses on during Valentine's Day story time with Miss Julie. The Vero Beach Book Center and Miss Julie celebrated Valentine's Day with story time and a party for dozens of parents and children Friday. Holidays and signing events always come alive at the Vero Beach Book Center. The ...
Classroom provides a pre-K model for all
VERO BEACH -- When Deborah Iacano and NicoleMeyers teach 18 voluntary pre-kindergarten students, they know they have the backing and support of dozens of community supporters. Last week, the Education Foundation of Indian River County, together with the school district dedicated a community-support...
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...
Celebrate reading with children's author
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Learning Alliance of Indian River County invites the community to come out and read to celebrate Read Across America on March 3. The nonprofit is hosting a free family reading party from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on March 3 at the Vero Beach H...
Who wants a kissy-poo?
Jenna Mazziotta was one of the many participants in the first ever 'Smooch a Pooch' at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County Friday, Feb 14. Smoochers helped raise nearly $200 for programs and supplies....
College to host dual enrollment sessions
TREASURE COAST-- Dual Enrollment provides an opportunity for high school students to begin working on a college degree for free while finishing high school, saving time and thousands of dollars in college tuition. Indian River State College invites Treasure Coast high school students and their parents to an upcoming Informat...
Financial aid help available
TREASURE COAST -- Cash for College at Indian River State College is a one-day event to help new and returning students obtain financial aid for college. The event will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all IRSC campuses and the IRSC Blackburn Educational Building in Fort Pierce. The event is designed to h...
Students represent area at STEM conference
TREASURE COAST -- It's not often that colleges fight for high school students who aren't star athletes, but that's precisely what happened to three Treasure Coast academics last week. Evan MacKay, 17, from Vero Beach High School; Jing Lin, 17, from South Fork High School; and Kareena Bachan, 17, from Fort Pi...
Area welcomes new college
FORT PIERCE -- Virginia College's state-of-the-art campus is ready to take on the newest batch of eager college students. The 74,000-square foot building, which once housed a bank's operation center on U.S. 1, has been transformed into a cutting-edge educat...
Jumping for heart health
VERO BEACH -- Jalieya Gamble is no stranger to jump roping, or counting for that matter, and this year his magic number for both is 172. On Feb. 13, students at Vero Beach Elementary jumped high, jumped low, jumped far and jumped wide as part of "Jump Rope For Heart," a fundraiser and awareness activity benefitting the ...
"Milkshake Murderer" pleads guilty, receives life in prison
VERO BEACH -- Last November, deputies responded to a home in the 400 block of 12th street in Vero Beach, to check the welfare of Michael Gray, 51, who had not been heard from for several days. Deputies encountered Timothy Gochenour, 41, his roommate, who began acting suspiciously. While checking the home, deputies discovered t...
Treasure hunter has his eyes on the prize
FORT PIERCE -- Bob Bouchlas isn't giving up. Approximately 35 years ago, while lobster diving off the coast of the Bahamas, Mr. Bouchlas, known around these parts as Capt. Bob, found evidence of the shipwreck of the Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas, a Spanish galleon that sank in the 17th century. Aboard the ship was mor...
Need to know
February is 'Save Your Vision Month' In recognition of Save Your Vision Month this February, Florida Eye Institute will host two free seminars on popular topics. Friday Feb.21, Dr. Thomas Baudo, Retina Physician & Surgeon, will speak on Macular Degeneration, a leading cause of severe and irreversible vision loss. The Seminar entitled "Macular D...

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