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Paddling for lagoon awareness
TREASURE COAST - Justin Riney of Vero Beach has played in the waters of the Indian River Lagoon since childhood. Last week he literally stood up to raise awareness for the aquatic east coast gem. Mr. Riney organized Stand Up for the Indian River Lagoon to bring the environmental, ecological and economi...
New thrift store to give items, workers, a second chance
VERO BEACH - What was once 6,300 square feet of air will soon be a bustling business helping homeless families get a fresh start on employment and saving money. The Homeless Family Center will have a grand opening for A Second Chance Thrift Store and Training Center at 9 a.m. on Nov. 10. The store is l...
Teacher arrested on drug charges posts bond
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A teacher from Sebastian who was arrested on drug charges was released from jail on Oct. 17 on a $5,000 bond. William "Bill" Tilden Howle IV, 40, 497 Melrose Lane, Sebastian, was arrested on Oct. 16 and charged with possession and purchase of marijuana by the Indian River County...
Evening at museum for educators
Nearly 50 teachers and administrators of the Indian River County School Districts were guests of the Vero Beach Museum of Art Thursday for an 'Evening for Educators.' Gayle Bruce of Sebastian River High School enjoys the Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post Sept. 20, 1958 cover 'The Runaway.'...
Voters' guide to 12 proposed state amendments
TREASURE COAST - Twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. They cover a broad range of issues, including allowing religious organizations to receive public funds, increasing homestead exemptions for new homebuyers, providing a tax break for disabled ve...
Police contract is official
VERO BEACH - In a unanimous vote, the Vero Beach City Council gave final approval to a three-year contract with the police union during the Oct. 16 meeting. The contract was ratified by the police union earlier this month. It was the third attempt at an agreeable contract and the changes will save th...
An educational evening
Patricia Powers, left, and Mary Dempsey, both of Gifford Middle School, analyze the Saturday Evening Post Dec. 7, 1946 cover by Norman Rockwell, 'Boy in the Dining Car.' They were among those in attendance for Thursday's 'Evening for Educators' at the Vero Beach Museum of Art....
Recreation center restructures prices
VERO BEACH - Yearly memberships to a city recreation facility have been brought back and can save members some cash. Jeff Matthews, manager of Vero Beach's Leisure Square, said in addition to a la carte and monthly rates for programs and memberships at the city recreation facility, yearly rates are n...
Scores turn out for cancer walk
Members of Team HealthSouth were among the 1,000 or so on hand for the 'Put on Your Pink Bra Making Strides' walk in Riverview Park Saturday. Teams walked in and around the park to help raise money and awareness of breast cancer....
In the Oct. 19 issue of Hometown News, in the article titled "Investigation continues on costs, benefits of health clinic," information about a health clinic contract was incorrectly stated. CareHere, a company that works with organizations to start and maintain health clinics for employees, had a three-year contract with Port St. Lucie in 2007 a...
Up & coming
Health fair on Oct. 31 An Indian River State College nursing student health fair will take place from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. presented by IRSC nursing students in the Koblegard Student Union on main campus. For more information, call (772) 462-7571 or email mjohnson@irsc.edu. Cook off at park The ninth annual Indian River County Firefighters' Chi...

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