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Mall to host health event
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Heart disease is the number one killer of American men and women, and more people die of heart disease than all forms of cancer. That's why Indian River Medical Center is hosting the Treasure Coast's second annual 'Day of Dance for Your Health' event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Indian River Mall in...
Students can learn about animal science at speech
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Veterinarian Richard Flora, Dean of St. Petersburg College's Veterinary Technology Program will speak about his school's veterinary technology distance program when he visits the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. St. Petersburg College's versatile progra...
Nonprofit receives award
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda Subaru presented the 55th Dyer Difference award to the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise Foundation. The Dyer Difference award salutes a nonprofit organization serving the county that is making a difference in the community. The Sunrise Rotary Club is an organization of busi...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Bank supports cake auction
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Seacoast National Bank team came together to support the March of Dimes cake auction at the Heritage Center in downtown Vero Beach on Jan. 24. In addition to purchasing cakes at the auction, Seacoast National Bank is the 2013 premiere sponsor for Treasure Coast March for Babies, which includes India...
Dog training classes scheduled for March
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Get some help for your hyper hound at The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County's puppy and dog training classes. Registration has begun for all classes starting the week of March 4. Cost for six weeks of training is $40, with all registration fees directly benefiting the animals of Indian...
Annual run taking place March 30
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The annual Indian River Habitat for Humanity HabiTrot to Higher Education 5K run and walk will take place March 30, at South Beach Park in Vero Beach. A one-mile Bunny Hop for Kids will take place just before the 5K gets under way. Awards will go to: Top three finishers overall; top three male and top thr...
Wildlife event taking place March 16
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The 2013 Wildlife Festival will be the 110th anniversary celebration of Pelican Island as the first National Wildlife Refuge. The event will be held at Riverview Park on March 16 in Sebastian. There will be free parking and admission, as well as some free activities, except kayaking, boat and birding tou...
Student auditions scheduled for March
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Music students in the four-county area, northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM's Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of area musicians. The auditions will be March 9 and March 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p...
Bank supports seniors' event
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Seacoast has continued its support as a sponsor for one of the area's hottest daytime events that benefits Senior Resource Association programs, including Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Services, Social Entrée Meals and In-Home Services. The luncheon event, themed "Simply Wild Bingo," was held on Feb. 7 at O...
Harvest Food receives donation
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- It isn't a surprise that even in the height of their busiest season, Bob Gibb and his team of professionals at John's Island Real Estate Company proudly support the transformative efforts of Harvest Food & Outreach Center. John's Island Real Estate Company has a long history of selfless giving and recent...
Orchestra to perform March 3
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, now in its fifth season, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center located at 1707 16th St. in Vero Beach. Musical selections performed will include Pavane, Op. 50 by Faure, St. Paul's Suite by Holst, and Haydn's Symphony 100 "M...
Three weeks left for 2012-13 campaign
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- United Way of Indian River County will announce the amount raised by the annual fundraising campaign in early March. That leaves just a few weeks to meet the goal seen printed on thermometers around town of $2,525,000. "It is vitally important that we raise these funds," said Amy Brunjes, campaign co-cha...
Residents receive flowers, gift baskets
For Hometown News ROSELAND -- By the River residents were delighted to receive Valentine's Day gift baskets of toiletries, candy, pen, notes and even Sudoko books from the Jasmine Circle of the Garden Club of Indian River County this week. Volunteers from the Jasmine Club delivered 32 gift baskets and flowers, under the support of Susan Toth Cu...
Obituaries
Moksha Ram Nityananda Moksha Ram Nityananda, 75, of Roseland, died Jan. 30, 2013. He was born in New York and moved to Roseland in 1978. He is survived by his wife, Doris; his children, Kali, Radhe and Shiva; son-in-law, Shyam and a grandson, Ganga. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home. Mark Atherton Hale Mark Atherton Hale, 59, of Sebastian...
Business owners to share plans with experts in "Shark Tank"-like event
For Hometown News TREAUSURE COAST-- The Research Coast Principium Foundation, while looking for companies throughout the four-county region of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee that were interested in showcasing their businesses through competition, succeeded in receiving almost 40 applicants from a myriad of different industries w...
Thrift shop seeking volunteers
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Volunteers are needed at VNA Hidden Treasures, a hospice thrift store, in Vero Beach. Volunteers will assist with running the cash registers, arranging merchandise, assisting customers, and checking in donations. Volunteers should have a passion for customer service and a heart for the hospice philosophy. The hos...
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 ...
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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