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Fall classes beginning in August
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A medical assistant program will run Aug. 21 to Dec. 18. The course will cover anatomy, universal precaution, patient care skills, insurance billing, patient charting, phlebotomy, ECG and more. Those interested should prepare for a rigorous program that will require much commitment and hard work. This is ...
Recreation department seeking volunteers
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River County Recreation Department is recruiting volunteers for the Special Olympics area games held at the North County Aquatic Center on Aug. 25-26. Sixty volunteers are needed to will help with staging athletes, timing and awards. Volunteer hours will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. Those i...
Nonprofit hires new campaign director
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Nancy McCurry was hired as campaign director of the United Way of Indian River County. Mrs. McCurry has an extensive background in nonprofit development, most recently with the Laconia Area Community Land Trust in New Hampshire. She has previous experience with United Way as a member of the steering commi...
Group receives proclamation
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN - The city of Sebastian proclaimed July as nonprofit organizations unite month to honor the merging of Sun Up Center and Abilities Resource Center to become SunUp ARC. The Sun Up Center and Abilities Resource Center, both organizations of long standing that have served the developmentally and intellectually disabled ...
Luncheon to benefit local hospice
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice are spending the summer planning the 18th annual butterfly luncheon to be held at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club on Jan. 28, 2013. The theme will be "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." This popular event is usually a sellout and features lunch, a large silent...
Nonprofit receives grant
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, has received a $15,000 grant from the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. The grant will provide individualized educational opportunities to cover tuition and costs for a broad range of certified programs and driving school for disadvantaged youth who...
Agency seeking proposals for grant projects
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Forms and instructions for 2013 grant programs for the Florida chapter of the March of Dimes are available at marchofdimes.com/florida. There are two application processes for the 2013 grant program, which support projects that safeguard babies' health. For projects of $3,000 or less, applicants should use the...
Art show taking place Nov. 23-25
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is set to host its second "Art for Animals," art show and sale to benefit the animals in the community. All artists interested in portraying domestic animals and native wildlife through mixed media, paintings and drawings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, needlework and di...
Registration for dog training begins July 30
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County will host a puppy and dog training class. Registration for August classes will begin July 30 and run through Aug. 17. The cost for six weeks of training is $40, with all registration fees directly benefiting the animals of Indian River County. Regis...
Nonprofit seeks donations
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition works to provide a healthy start for all area pregnant women and infants. To that end, one of their free programs, Healthy Families-IRC, manages parenthood stress with home visitations, encouraging parent/child interaction, as well as offering community reso...
Group decides name
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A year ago, several families and friends of individuals with special needs decided it was time to pool their combined accumulation of experience, resources and knowledge and help other families in the same situation. Recently, the group conducted a contest to choose a name. Thanks to Karen Critelli, mothe...
Nonprofit introduces interim, executive director
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Dennis Bartholomew was introduced as the new interim, executive director of The Source and interim CEO of the Camp Haven program, effective July 16. Mr. Bartholomew is an experienced professional who brings many years of leadership in serving the homeless and disadvantaged. As executive director of Sun Up, Mr. Bartholomew wa...
Symphony to perform annual concert
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Cultural Council of Indian River County is hosting a classical concert at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church on A1A in Vero Beach. Global American Broadcasting Network is the local sponsor for the evening's event and will broadcast the concert live via the Internet. James Brooks-Bruzzese, artis...
Laundry centers help families
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Through a cooperative and ongoing outreach with Breath of Heaven Ministries, The Source and First Church of God, Sunshine Laundry Centers donated hundreds of dollars in laundry services to needy families and the area homeless on July 11. "We were delighted to have such an amazing response to our offer of assist...
Choir begins new season
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Treasure Coast Community Singers are beginning to rehearse for the upcoming season starting Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at the North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.E. Federal Highway, in Stuart. Also starting Aug. 20 is the children/youth choir. Since its inception in 2003, TCCS has grown from a handful of singers to...
Tips for storm-stressed pets
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Thunderstorms, hurricanes, windstorms and tornados are not always predictable, making storm phobia a particularly difficult fear to treat in pets. For owners whose pets exhibit these fears, it can be equally distressing. Not only do the pets show signs of nervousness (pacing, panting, chewing and drooling), they...
Youth symphony to host auditions
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Conductors of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony have set August audition dates for the 2012-13 concert season. Auditions for string instruments will be held Aug. 17 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Auditions for winds, brass and percussion will held Aug. 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Beginning Aug. 6, appointments...
Annual youth circus taking place Aug. 2-4
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - The city of Vero Beach recreation department will present the 38th annual Aerial Antics Youth Circus in August. The event titled, "The Jackson's," will take place at on August 2, 3 and 4. Show time each evening is 7 p.m. and every show features different performers and routines. The Aerial Antics Youth Circus fea...
Obituaries
Benni-Lynn Amato Benni-Lynn Amato, 59, of Sebastian, died July 8, 2012. Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory. Henrietta M. 'Casey' Pruszynski Henrietta M. "Casey" Pruszynski, 89, of Sebastian, died July 15, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. Jack C. Aiton Jack C. Aiton, 91, of Vero Beach, died July ...
Sebastian River Clubs and Classes
CLUBS . The GFWC Treasure Coast Women meet the first Monday of each month at the Community Center, 2266 14th Ave., at 7 p.m. Women over 18 are welcome. This is a community service volunteer organization and that promotes fellowship among women. For more information, visit www.gfwctreasurecoastwomen.org. .Exchange Club of Indian River meets Wednes...
Sebastian River Community Notes
Exercise classes offered . Qi gong at Riverview Park in Sebastian, next to the long dock, Fridays 6:15 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. . Walking qi gong at Wabasso Beach, where State Roast 510 meets the ocean. Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. . Qi gong for mind, body and spirit at Kashi Studio on Roseland Road. Saturdays at 8 a.m., and Tuesday at 10 a.m. Al...
Vero Beach Clubs and Classes
CLUBS .Cancer support group at Indian River Medical Center for patients with all types of cancer, their families and friends at the Cancer Center. The meetings will be the third Tuesday of each month from 5- 6:30 p.m. The Cancer Center is the first building on the right past the hospital. For more information, call (772) 567-4311, Ext. 1529. .Exc...
Vero Beach Community Notes
Dance events The following are sponsored by the Treasure Coast Salsa Club. Tango intro classes every Monday evening from 7-9. Cost is $10. Tango practica in Vero Beach every Sunday night. From 6:30-8 p.m. at 2109 14th Ave. Cost is varies. For more information, contact janicerobinson@comcast.net. Political meetings Dining with the democrats tak...

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