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Record breaking unclaimed property returns recorded
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - More than $211 million in unclaimed cash and property was returned to Floridians during 2011-12, nearly 12 percent more than the previous fiscal year. Last year, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property approved nearly 300,000 claims to reunite Floridians with their unclaimed property. "During these challenging economi...
Association opens respite program
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County added a new location for its Care for the Caregiver social respite program, at Roseland Community Center, 12973 Bay St., Roseland. Care for the Caregiver is a three-pronged program designed to offer caregivers temporary relief as they face the overw...
Seniors, chamber seeking help with renovations
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN - For several years, Sebastian seniors have experienced a decrease in services and increase in fees for recreational activities provided by the Senior Resource Association. At one time, the entire Sebastian Senior Center was available for their use and they had a large space for activities. When adult daycare service...
American Red Cross launches hurricane app
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The American Red Cross has launched its official hurricane app, putting lifesaving preparedness and safety information in the hands of people who live in, or who visit, hurricane-prone areas. The app provides instant access to information before, during and after a storm that users can share across their socia...
Graduates take next step into high-tech energy
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Bright futures await 23 highly skilled graduates of the Power Plant Technology Institute developed by Indian River State College and Florida Power & Light Company in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. At the July 31 graduation ceremony, Bob Hughes, FP&L St. Lucie nuclear po...
Kickball league begins Sept. 20
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Treasure Coast Kickball League, an ultra-social adult coed league, is beginning its fall season on Sept. 20. Games will be held on Thursday evenings for nine-weeks at Pineapple Park in Jensen Beach. Participants can join as an individual, group or start a team. Registration includes a game T-shirt, kick-of...
College taking lead in public service education
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Through the new National Preparedness Institute, Indian River State College is taking the lead in public service education with up-to-the-minute training and consulting services in the public service sectors of law enforcement, homeland security, fire, emergency management, legal assisting and human services. T...
College, center join forces
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College and the Treasure Coast Chapter of SCORE have agreed to collaborate in provision of services to enhance business success. The SBDC at IRSC provides workshops, training courses, no-cost business consulting, and customized assistance to help a sm...
New wellness coverage in effect
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Women's Health Specialists is urging area women to begin now to learn more about important changes in wellness coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The new wellness coverage began Aug. 1. "We are urging our patients and women throughout the region to become familiar with provisions of the Affordable Care Act ...
Medical, culinary classes offered
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Adult Education is offering a medical assistant program this fall. This class is scheduled Aug. 21 through Dec. 18 and is designed for students who wish to work as medical assistants. The course will cover anatomy, universal precaution, patient care skills, insurance billing, patient charting, phlebotomy,...
Horses to benefit from grant
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County was awarded a $2,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help its equine protection efforts. Awarded in late July, the funds were used to recently construct additional pasture fencing around the shelter's barn area. The barn curr...
Church group builds wheelchair ramp, steps
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The King's men from King's Baptist Church visited The Source, a homeless assistance center for the homeless and at risk on Aug. 6 and donated their construction talents to a greatly needed renovation project, rebuilding the entrance handicap ramp and refurbishing the dilapidated front steps. Three volunte...
Hospital welcomes new patient access director
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Jacob Lopez was appointed as the new patient access director at Indian River Medical Center. Most recently, Mr. Lopez was the patient access manager for Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah. He has more than 22 years of experience in patient access. Mr. Lopez and his team at IRMC are working toward creati...
Outreach program aimed at county youth
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - SunUp ARC introduced its newest program for young developmentally disabled individuals: youth outreach. The professional staff has designed a curriculum which will feature two main activities per session. Activities will range from art to Zumba, and everything in between. The sessions will be held at the...
Register now for emergency pet-friendly shelter
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - With the tropics stirring up, the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is urging pet owners living in designated evacuation areas to pre-register for housing at the county's pet-friendly disaster shelter. Evacuation areas for the county include the barrier island, manufactured homes, areas...
Employees raise money for sneakers
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Education Foundation of Indian River County recognized the employees of the School District of Indian River County who raised more than $1,200 to support the first three Sneaker Exchanges at the start of the new school year. More than 65 employees who work at the school district office contributed up ...
Obituaries
Michael Patrick Anderson Michael Patrick Anderson, 57, of Sebastian, died Aug. 5, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home. Gloria E. Razzini Gloria E. Razzini, 75, of Sebastian, died July 31, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Homes and Crematory. Joann M. Addair Joann M. Addair, 52, of Vero Beach, died Aug. 5, 2012. Arrangements by...
Tournament slated for Sept. 22
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The second annual golf tournament to raise money for the Austin Erlanger memorial scholarship will be held Sept. 22 at noon at Indian Pines Golf Club. The shotgun scramble tournament will include a practice range prior to the start of the tournament, complimentary water and beer during the tournament, lunch, p...
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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