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Oldest refuge gets newest technology
SEBASTIAN -- When is a phone not a phone? When it's used as an informational tour guide on the nation's oldest national wildlife refuge. Smartphone users now have the opportunity to use their phones to enhance their self-guided tour ex...
Making magic from nature
WABASSO -- Tiny woodland sprites have new homes in Indian River County, thanks to a recent EcoVentures program at the Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso. With the help of volunteers, six young girls created their own unique "fairy houses" last week to put in their yards and porches. Although ...
Getting an early start on finding the big one
Tom Bauer lets the young anglers know what's good to have in your tackle box. Bill Russell and members of the Sebastian Fishing Club gathered at Riverview Park Saturday morning to teach nearly 100 children, ages 5-16, how to fish during Hook a Kid on Fishing. Area tackle shops and retail outlets supply hats, rods a...
Expert to discuss the benefits of dance to treat Parkinson's disease
VERO BEACH -- Dance and other types of movement play important roles in maintaining balance and a sense of well-being for those with Parkinson's disease. Highlighting the benefits of these types of movement is a focus of the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County's upcoming annual Parkinson's Awareness Confer...
Fighting child abuse, one step at a time
Indian River County Tax Collectors Office workers, volunteers and support staff gather with Lauren Book for a photo before Thursday's walk. Lauren Book brought her Walk in My Shoes walk to Vero Beach last Thursday. The walk is billed to help prevent child abuse and heal survivors. The Vero Beach stop honored Scott ...
A pocket-sized Indian River County
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Learning about what Indian River County has to offer in terms of dining, lodging and entertainment has never been more accessible. Indian River County Chamber of Commerce launched a new county inf...
Walking for Lauren's Kids
Three-year-old Rylee McPartlan, left, watches as her twin sister Reagan signs one of the support vehicles before Thursday's walk for Lauren's Kids in Vero Beach....
Newest foster-care licensing agency specializes in faith-based recruitment
TREASURE COAST -- Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast signed a contract with a new child-placing agency that has a long and successful track-record for recruiting foster homes from the church community. 4KIDS of South Florida will join Camelot Community Care as the area's child-placing agencies, re...
A photo caption in the March 28 Hometown News incorrectly identified two people at the Concert in the Park Thursday, March 20. The correct names are Doreen Lynch, left and Pat Schmidt of Sebastian. The Hometown News regrets the error....

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