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Anonymous donor issues challenge
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Less than one week since announcing their annual fundraising campaign was within $50,000 of the $2,525,000 goal set last fall, two donors and a handful of staunch United Way of Indian River County supporters have stepped in issuing a challenge to the organization and the community at-large to help reach ...
Mental Health Association secures new funding
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The United Way of Indian River County Board of Directors voted to grant $30,000 to the Mental Health Association for "stabilization funding" at their March 19 meeting. This is in addition to the $80,000 already awarded the organization through the annual United Way Community Investment process for Fiscal...
Early Learning Coalition promotes children's week
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- As the saying goes, children are one-third of our population and all of our future. In order to celebrate children and highlight the critical issues that they face, a grassroots event called Children's Week is coordinated every year throughout Florida. Held from April 7 - 12, 2013, the 18th annual Childr...
Indian River Habitat Receives Affiliate of the Year Award
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- For the sixth time in the last seven years, Indian River Habitat for Humanity has been named Affiliate of the Year by Habitat for Humanity International. HFHI recognizes affiliates in three categories - Small (less than 50,000) population; Medium (50,000-250,000); and Large (over 250,000). Indian River H...
Summer program receives proclamation
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Harvest Food & Outreach Center received a proclamation from Vero Beach City Council on April 2, designating the council's support for the nonprofit organization's community-wide collection day that took place April 6 to benefit the Summer Read & Feed Program. "We are joining together with several communi...
Business students receive awards
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College business students recently participated in the 2013 State Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference and earned several top honors in their events. The conference pits dozens of community college and university students against each other in competitive events in various busine...
Enrollment opens for center's summer camps
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- There's no time like the present to begin planning for fun adventures for the kids during summer break. Parents need look no further than the Environmental Learning Center's "Summer Ecology Adventures." The ELC knows how to make education fun and it's all happening right here, right outside your back doo...
Mardy Fish Children's Foundation supports tennis programs
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation's second season of middle-school club tennis began the week of April 1. Middle-school club tennis is now an available after-school activity at all four Indian River County public middle schools this Spring, thanks to the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation. The season sw...
Foundation awards computer, technological grants
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- In an effort to maximize Rossway Moore Swan's charitable impact and to deepen their bond with the community, the firm's partners created the Rossway Moore Swan Foundation devoted solely to giving grants to fund selected technological needs of local non-profit organizations. Funded with contributions from...
Family helps make anniversary celebration a hit
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- On March 31, 2012, Sun Up Center and Abilities Resource Center merged to become SunUp ARC. For the first time in the history of Indian River County, two nonprofit organizations with similar missions merged into one enhanced agency. On April 4, 2013, SunUp ARC celebrated its one-year anniversary of the me...
Media students win big at Addy Awards
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students recently took home several top awards in advertising art and design in the Treasure Coast AdFed 2013 Addy Awards contest in Stuart, earning 13 gold awards and 12 silver awards. IRSC Digital Media senior, Ahmad Toom of Port St. Lucie, received the Best of Show ...
Boys and Girls Club Youth Learn About Fishing
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Youth from the Boys and Girls Club learned how to fish and basic boating safety from the Vero Beach Power Squadron on Saturday March 23. Captains arrived at 8 a.m. at the Power Squadron building to take the youth boating and fishing. The youth began the morning event by being fitted with Personal Floatation Devic...
Nonprofit receives grant from foundation
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Epic Missions, a Vero Beach Missions Ministry, was awarded a major grant from the John's Island Foundation of Indian River County. Paul Munsie, president of Epic Missions, confirmed the award of a brand new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup truck and commercial John Deere riding mower from the Foundation. The award...
Green Patrol praises Indian River Habitat
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The environmentally aware and proactive recycling group, the Green Patrol, assists the community in the proper disposal of trash and recyclables and often volunteers at nonprofit special events. Shawn Frost and the Green Team provided trash/recycling service last month at the Indian River Habitat for Hum...
Children's foundation, restaurant partner for fitness, nutrition
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation held their final week of spring session, Sunday Match Play, on April 7 at The Boulevard Village and Tennis Club. This end-of-season event, hosting 50 kids and their parents, focused on fun, fitness and nutrition. Local healthy fast food establishment, Chick-fil-A, don...
Center anticipates construction of two picnic pavilions
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The families at the Homeless Family Center are excited that two picnic pavilions will be constructed on the center's property located at 720 4th Street in Vero Beach. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of 12-year-old Lauren Weaver of Lauren's Way and the Kiwanis of Vero Beach who raised the money for th...
Toyota to provide matching grant to school
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Toyota of Vero Beach announced a $5,000 donation to Saint Edward's School, which will also receive a matching contribution from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., for a total of $10,000. Saint Edward's School is an independent, nonprofit 5013 organization serving children on Florida's Treasure Coast in pre-sch...
John's Island community awards $5,000 to United for Families
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The John's Island Community Service League awarded $5,000 on April 9 to United for Families to help ensure that young people aging out of foster care have laptop computers when they head off to college. United for Families is the local, nonprofit organization responsible for all known neglected or abused...
Students shine at media showcase
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students had an opportunity to showcase their projects at the IRSC 13th Annual Digital Media Student Showcase Exhibition held at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce on April 17. Digital media students combined art, communication and computer skills to develop creative proje...
Hurricane Preparedness Expo, Home Show taking place June 8
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Mall and 93.7 The Breeze have teamed up for the 10th year to present the annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo and Home Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in Vero Beach. More than 2,000 people attended last year's event and gained valuable advice for preparing their home, family an...
United Way welcomes new board members
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The United Way of Indian River County announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. David Becker, John F. Beckert and Alan S. Polackwich Sr. "United Way is honored to welcome each of these outstanding new board members," said Chris Loftus, United Way Board Chair. "Each one br...
Team packs boxes for military
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River Habitat for Humanity Women Build crew celebrated National Women Build Week, with a special construction project May 6 in Fellsmere's Grace Meadows, where they were joined by women from throughout the community. Meanwhile, they participated in another outreach project, Operation Support Our Troops, on Commun...
Students receive top honors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Pitted against business students from around the world, Indian River State College students took home several top honors at the 2013 Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Thousands of college and university students from across the U.S., Canada, Puert...
Community Outreach Program awards $50,000 to Treasure Coast Food Bank
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program recently awarded Treasure Coast Food Bank $50,000 through its annual grant process. The funds, the largest single grant ever given to an organization by Grand Harbor Community Outreach, will go toward providing meals to thousands of people in need in Indian River County...
Water farming design competition show innovation
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's citrus growers are faced with a growing challenge - With citrus acres in production falling due to canker and greening disease can these fallow fields be put to a better use? At the same time, finding fresh water for Florida's cities is becoming a real concern. Florida has plenty of water averaging...
Education Foundation receives $4,000 grant
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- The Education Foundation of Indian River County received a grant of $4,000 from the Bank of America Foundation to support the Sebastian River High School Automotive Academy. The EF-IRC responded to a request for proposals in January 2013 from the Bank of America Foundation. There were three priority focus areas: c...
Annual charity shoot hits new fundraising mark
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Education Foundation of Indian River County held the 13th Annual Charity Shoot, hosted by Windsor Gun Club, on Saturday, April 27. A committed group of stakeholders participated in the team clay shooting competition. Their sharp shooting raised nearly $20,000 to provide school-wide grants, entreprene...
Bank supports Junior League's 'Women of the Year' luncheon
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Seacoast National Bank recently supported Junior League of Indian River County's inaugural Women of the Year luncheon, which was held on April 24, as an Inspiring Excellence Sponsor. In addition to sponsorship support, Seacoast's Nicki Maslin, branch manager and lending officer of the Cardinal Drive offi...
Mom's Nite Out benefits Harvest Food & Outreach Center
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Hundreds of women turned out for Simon's Mom's Nite Out celebration for an evening of fun and relaxation on Thursday evening on May 9. Moms enjoyed an exciting evening filled with food samplings from more than 15 restaurants and dancing demonstrations. In addition, Talbot's presented a fashion show with ...
Free philanthropic nominations workshop offered
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A free workshop for any Indian River County nonprofit organization interested in nominating an individual or business for this year's National Philanthropy Day will be held on June 4 at U.S. Trust, 700 Beachland Blvd. in Vero Beach. Registration and coffee will begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by the worksho...
School District to participate in summer food service program for children
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The School District of Indian River County will be participating in the summer food service program during the months of June, July and August. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when scho...
United Way delivers $670,000 in tax refunds, preparer costs
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Thanks to a United Way service, Indian River County will benefit by $670,000 in tax refunds and saved tax preparer costs in 2013. United Way annually partners with the IRS to provide the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, offering assistance to people with low to moderate incomes needing help prepa...
Obituaries
Mary Theresa Hartery Mary Theresa Hartery, 60, of Sebastian, died May 9, 2013. She was born in Chicago, and lived in Sebastian for 43 years. She is survived by her husband Ed; daughter Erin; son Mike; two brothers, Terrance and Michael; a sister, Eileen and four grandchildren. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. Doris S. Clark ...
Children's Home Society receives grant
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Children's Home Society of Florida's Treasure Coast Division was recently one of the recipients selected to receive a $3,000 grant from Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program. These funds will be used to provide "normalcy" items for our high school students. This would include school supplies, clothing, clas...
College presents scholarships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Deserving middle and high school students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties earned a valuable incentive for future success. At a scholarship recognition ceremony held at Indian River State College, 40 students became the 2013 recipients of four-year tuition President's Challenge/Tak...
City to host summer camps
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- There is room available at the Leisure Square Fitness Center Summer Camps and at Riverside Racquet Complex. Camps include The Aerial Antics Summer Camp, Sports/Aquatics Summer Camp, Summer Mini Cheer Camp and Riverside Racquet Complex Tennis Camp. Leisure Square is located at 3705 16th St. in Vero Beach. All Leis...
Center celebrates volunteers at appreciation night
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- The Homeless Family Center and A Second Chance Thrift Store & Training Center held its Volunteer Appreciation Night on Friday, April 26 at the A Second Chance store located at 490 Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach. Nearly 30 volunteers, staff and board members showed up for a fun night of shopping, delicious food, ...

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