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Store supports nonprofit with toy drive
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Walmart and the Salvation Army are partnering this Christmas season to help provide new toys and coats to local children on Christmas as part of the 122nd annual red kettle campaign. The "Fill the Truck" toy drive will be hosted at the Vero Beach and Sebastian stores, along with more than 2,500 other Wal...
Short-term bereavement group added
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- VNA Hospice has added a short-term, time-specific bereavement support group "How to Survive the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One" and is intended for those who are coping with the loss of a loved one during this holiday season. This support group is available for a limited time every Monday throug...
Honor family members with ornament
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Families can reflect on special memories of loved ones and honor them by ordering a memorial ornament with VNA Hospice. As part of the "Tree of Remembrance" program, VNA Hospice offers holiday ornaments to individuals who donate to the hospice program. The new porcelain angel and butterfly ornament is av...
Nonprofit moves office
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Whole Child Indian River County relocated to an office at the United Way of Indian River County. Previously, the program was housed at the Junior League of Indian River's headquarters at Dyer Mazda. "We are grateful for United Way's support of the program by allowing us the use of one of their incubation...
Legislators meet to discuss issues
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Advocacy Coalition presented its red book of local political concerns to elected state officials Nov. 9 at a special legislative breakfast. Issues presented in the red book, a compilation of local nonprofit priorities, were identified earlier in the fall during a legislative summit. This ye...
Bank contributes to county veterans
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Vero Beach branch of CenterState Bank has dedicated November and December to recognizing heroes in the community. Based on a specially designed community heroes program offering special benefits to local "community heroes" who open accounts at the bank, they have also taken steps to offer financial donations ...
Facility named top fundraising team
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The HarborChase of Vero Beach team raised $10,716 for the ninth annual Walk to Remember on Nov. 10, which benefits Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County. The team was named top fundraising team for their achievement. The HarborChase team worked on organizing fundraising events for the past sev...
Top chef participants announced
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Chefs participating in the fifth annual Vero's Top Chef Challenge competition and fundraising event to benefit the Homeless Family Center have been identified. This year's event will once again be a two-day event, including the qualifying event on Jan. 28 at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge No. 1774, and the top chef ch...
Hospital forms new support group
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Medical Center has formed a twice-monthly support group for family caregivers, who often facing a host of new responsibilities, some unfamiliar or potentially intimidating. The support group offers tips on getting needed assistance and caring for the caregiver's needs, while caring for other...
Theater partners with nonprofit
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A new partnership has formed between Riverside Theatre and the United Way of Indian River County. Theater patrons this season may have been asked to donate $1 per ticket to the local United Way, or may have noticed the United Way thermometer on Riverside Park Drive, or maybe saw the United Way banners in the lobby of the th...
Mary Frances Rose Mary Frances Rose, 71, of Sebastian, died Nov. 21, 2012. She was born in Frostproof and moved to Sebastian in 1984. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Wilford; a son, Todd (Bobbie); a daughter, Terri (Patrick); a brother, William and four grandchildren. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home. Ardean Margaret Carroll Arde...
Spring football signups underway
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- Registrations are being accepted at the Barber Street football complex in Sebastian on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. for a new spring eight-man youth football and cheerleading program. Area youth, ages 5-13 on Aug. 1, are eligible to participate. Practice will begin Jan. 7 with registration open until all ...
Company offering savings on flu shots
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Coast2Coast Rx discount prescription cards can now be used to save up to 30 percent on seasonal flu shots. Consumers can use their cards in the same way they normally would for prescriptions. Use the pharmacy locator tool on the Coast2Coast Rx website to contact the nearest pharmacy. As a nationwide prescript...
Registration underway for spring semester
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Registration is now underway for the 2013 spring semester at Indian River State College with a wide variety of educational opportunities to launch a career or re-train for a new direction in life. IRSC offers more than 150 programs ranging from quick job training to two-year associate degree programs and 20 b...
Organization changes name
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Pink Tie Friends on the Treasure Coast has a new name but their mission remains the same. The nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to help breast cancer patients in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties marked a successful sixth annual friendship luncheon with the announcement of a new name...
Museum opens new house
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The National Navy SEAL Museum has officially opened Trident House, a residential home located directly on the water, for use by U.S. Navy SEALs and their families. Trident House serves to augment the preservation of the Force and Families program initiated by United States Operations Command. This initiative rec...
Awareness campaign to include poster, video contest
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida chapters of the American Red Cross will celebrate Severe Weather Awareness week Feb. 11- 15. This annual public awareness campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to educate students on the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weathe...
Register for winter classes at museum
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Registration has just begun for the Vero Beach Museum of Art's museum art school winter term of art and humanities classes. The winter term begins on Jan. 15, so there is still time to register. The winter term will feature more than 50 classes taught by more than 25 professional art faculty members. Beginner, in...
Students receive piano scholarships
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Vero Beach Opera has awarded piano scholarships to three Vero Beach High School students, each for a year of study with Marcos Daniel Flores. The scholarships began in summer 2012 and will continue through spring 2013. Two recipients, Alex Jasmim, 16, and Melina Zohn, 16, received scholarships last year and are co...
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 Wednesday...
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. All clas...
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. Excha...
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 take...

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