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Foundation names new officers
INDIAN RIVER COUTNY -- The CASTLE headquarters in Vero Beach provided the setting Jan. 8 for the annual meeting of the Indian River Community Foundation during which the board of directors elected a new slate of officers to guide the organization. Bob Puff, vice president of Sands Capital Management, was elected to his first term as chairman of f...
Council asks for award nominations
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Cultural Council of Indian River County is calling for nominations for the 18th annual Laurel Awards. Laurel Awards honor outstanding volunteers, business and cultural leaders in the arts. A recipient will be chosen for each of these three awards. The John Schumann award for business leadership will ...
Swimming, diving team receives award
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Members of the Indian River State College men's swimming and diving team were named academic all-stars for achieving the highest grade-point average for any athletic team at the college during the fall 2012 semester with an average 3.05 GPA. "The 'academic all-stars' designation recognizes the importance of a...
Silent auction expected to be a highlight of dancing event
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The fifth season of "Dancing with Vero's Stars" will take place on the evening of May 11 at Riverside Theatre, a community partner with the Healthy Start Coalition. This is a new date and venue for the dance competition. Proceeds from the event will help benefit programs and services of the IRC Healthy Start Coal...
Workshops, language classes offered
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A one day beginner digital camera class will be offered from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. Cost is $32. An armed security guard course will be offered 6 to 10 p.m. Monday - Friday beginning on Feb. 18 and running through Feb. 25. Cost is $141. Those interested in taking MS Word skills class can do so on M...
Chamber recognizes leaders
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River County leaders were recognized for outstanding achievement at the 91st annual meeting of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce held Jan. 30, at the Vero Beach Country Club. The prestigious Alma Lee Loy Community Service Award was established by the Chamber in 1995 to recognize a citize...
Mall to host benefit walk
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Residents are encouraged to show support for the March of Dimes 75th Anniversary on Feb. 12. The organization will celebrate the event with a mall walk around the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach. The foundation's goal is raise $7,500 by finding 15 local dignitaries or community groups to raise $500 each....
Hoedown has volunteer green team help
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Always environmentally aware, Indian River Habitat for Humanity enlists the help of the Green Team every year to ensure all Habitat Cracker Hoedown-generated trash and recyclables are properly handled. Habitat's popular signature fundraiser, the Habitat Cracker Hoedown, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. ...
Vendors needed for mall event
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Mall and Indian River Medical Center invite local vendors to participate in the second annual Day of Dance on Feb.23 at the Indian River Mall. The event is designed to celebrate the Spirit of Women, heart health month and other women's health topics. Swingsations 14th Ave. Dance Studio will ...
Sebastian Inlet boating survey underway
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- If the Sebastian Inlet was not adequately maintained, boaters that currently use the inlet and businesses servicing boaters would be negatively impacted. The Sebastian Inlet district commission wants to know more about the value of maintaining the connection between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, so...
Helen Kijauskas Helen Kijauskas, 95, of Vero Beach, died Jan. 28, 2013. She was born in Chicago and lived in Vero Beach for five years. She is survived by her son, Casimir. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel. Shirley Duncan Sowers Shirley Duncan Sowers, 69, of Sebastian, died Jan. 23, 2013. She was bor...
Scholarships available
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- DAV Chapter No. 155 Sebastian River Area has a Scholarship fund which honors members of the armed forces by providing scholarship support for the continuing education of U.S. Military Veterans, their children or grandchildren. The $500, David A. Stimus scholarship, is funded by the Disabled American Veterans, Seba...
Farm tour taking place Feb. 16
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Slow Food, Gold & Treasure Coast Chapter will host its second annual farm tour on Feb. 16. Small-scale, sustainable farms throughout Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties will participate in the Viva 500 U Drive Farm Tour, named in honor of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Flori...
Children's choir seeking members
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Community Singers is starting another singing group. Under the direction of Doug Jewett, TCCS artistic director, and assistant Sarah Bartal, auditions for the new 100-voice children's choir will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 16 at the North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.W. Federal Hi...
Civic group hosting benefit
For Hometown news VERO BEACH -- The Italian American Civic Association will host a salute to veterans on Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Vero Beach Airport hangar. The event will include military vehicle and aircraft displays, a special ops parachute jump and food and drink will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Italian American Civi...
Party held for dancers, instructors
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- A "Rah Rah" Party, hosted by the Dancing with Vero's Stars committee, was held at The Patio for the 10 dancers and instructors to bring everyone up-to-date on all the current plans for the event, ticket sales information, fundraising parties, silent auction procedures and sponsor progress. In-kind sponsors of the...
Fundraiser for dancing event to offer raffle, movie
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition is holding a special event at the Majestic Theatre for patrons to meet the dancers of Dancing with Vero's Stars and donate to their favorite dancer, learn about the Healthy Start Coalition and enjoy a family movie all at the same time. The event is sponsored by Perf...
Center to host safety program
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Center for Spiritual Care is hosting an informative and life-saving program, "How to spot a dangerous person," by psychotherapist Bill Brennan on Feb. 16 at the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach. In this group session, participants will learn: The nine categories of dangerousness. How to trust your gut ...
Stopping spread of flu
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- As the number of flu cases continues to rise, the Florida Department of Health is urging residents and visitors to get vaccinated against the flu and use preventative measures. Residents can contact their private provider or visit one of the many community agencies offering the vaccine. Symptoms of the flu in...
Sebastian River community notes
South Mainland public library is offering the following programs: Adult programs and events: Feb. 6 10:30 a.m., True Adventures book group: "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President," by Candice Millard. Feb. 12, 9 a.m., library advisory board meeting. Feb. 1 and 15, 2-4 p.m., memoir writers. Feb. 14, 2 p....
Vero Beach community notes
Events at the Heritage Center Bead-jewelry-gem three- day extravaganza. Admission is free. Stock up on supplies or get beautiful handmade pieces of jewelry for yourself or someone special. For times and dates, visit www.veroheritage.org Heritage Bluegrass Band plays Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m., through May 2013. Admission is free, but donations help ...
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...
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...

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