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Flea market slated for Sept. 15
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is hosting its eighth annual "No Flea Market." The event will be held on Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center, located at 6230 77th Street, Vero Beach. The HSVBIRC Thrift Shop staff and volunteers work...
Baby event taking place on Sept. 8
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Baby-Palooza, an event organized by Indian River Medical Center and the March of Dimes to celebrate birth, babies and beyond, will take place Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Indian River Mall. Those who attend will enjoy goody bags, a kid's fashion show, and games for the whole family. Moms with ne...
Gardens to host annual event
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - McKee Gardens is preparing for its third annual showcase of "Scarecrows in the Garden," which will run Oct. 19 - 31. The garden is currently accepting submissions from families, school groups and organizations who would like to see their creations featured in the display. "Our 'Scarecrows' display has become a fav...
Organization to host open house
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition has moved to a new location. It invites interested members of the community to join an open house slated for Sept. 12 from 5-8 p.m. Healthy Start is now located at 333 17th St., just west of the intersection of Indian River Drive and the Alma Lee Loy Bridge....
Swim team takes first place
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - After a busy summer of practice and swim meets, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast's Wahoos swim team competed in a championship swim meet and took first place. The Wahoos are part of the South Florida Recreational Swim League and have been competing throughout South Florida since 1994. This is their fourth year s...
Computer, water exercise classes offered
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -A QuickBooks class will be held on Fridays from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Class will run from Sept. 7 to Nov. 16. Students will learn the ins and outs of this program. Cost is $218. A one-day, beginner digital camera class will be offered from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sep. 22. Cost is $32. A one-day workshop on the ins and ou...
Registration for classes continues
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Registration continues for the Vero Beach Museum of Art's Museum Art School's fall term of art and humanities classes. With a wide variety of courses, as well as master artist workshops, the art school makes it more convenient than ever for beginning, intermediate and advanced students to enjoy this unique...
Nonprofit receives award
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - CASTLE is the latest recipient of the 51st Dyer Difference Award. This award salutes a nonprofit organization in the county that is making a difference in the community. CASTLE is a child abuse prevention organization providing services to more than 7,000 families in the county. Tatiana and Will Dyer, on ...
Mall to host senior expo
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River Mall invites local businesses and organizations to get involved in the senior active lifestyle and wellness expo presented by Health First health plans and 97.1 Ocean FM on Sept. 19 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This free community event will expose seniors to valuable products and resources design...
Pregnant women urged to protect against virus
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Women's Health Specialists is urging women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant to take extra vigilance in protecting themselves from the West Nile virus during the current national outbreak of the virus. Preventive measures are recommended during mosquito season or any time there is a West Nile virus o...
Bank supports nonprofit with donation
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The check which Jim McDonough, manager of Bank of America Banking Center presented to Indian River Habitat for Humanity had extra special meaning because one of the bank's most highly regarded employees will soon begin work on her own Habitat home. Mr. McDonough and April Lesperance, assistant manager joi...
Thrift, specialty store partner up
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN - VNA Hidden Treasures hospice thrift store has partnered with Sportsmen's Specialties Hunting and Fishing Pro Shop in Fellsmere to institute a "Man-Drive" through Oct. 31. During this time, community members who donate clothing, sporting goods, or tools to Sportsmen's Specialties, located at 12198 County Road 512, S...
Tips to prevent backpack pain
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - There are ways to prevent children from developing an injury due to an overloaded backpack. As children head back to school, it is important to make sure they are properly carrying their school supplies in order to prevent muscle fatigue and strain. The following tips are recommended to prevent injury: .Use a ...
Motorcycle big prize at golf tournament
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Planning for the fifth annual charity golf tournament to benefit Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is in full swing. The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Club Med Sandpiper Bay Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. Registration, including a continental breakfast, will begin at 7:45 a.m. followed by a shotgun...
Health officials warn against mosquito-borne diseases
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Due to recent floodwaters, Florida Department of Health officials are emphasizing the importance of residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around homes or businesses: .Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, c...
Safety check list prepared for seniors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when hurricanes strike. That's why Home Instead Senior Care has issued a disaster safety preparation checklist to help prepare seniors for the possibility of weather emergencies. "We know that a disaster can be deadly for some seniors because of physical an...
Obituaries
Jessie LaVern 'Bunnie' Horne Jessie LaVern "Bunnie" Horne, 84, of Vero Beach, died Aug. 28, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home Chapel. Emerson Hope MacKenzie Emerson Hope MacKenzie, infant, of Vero Beach, died August 18. Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory. John Joseph Mark John Joseph Mark, 83, of Vero Beach, di...
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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