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Adult education classes offered this summer
Do your dreams involve obtaining your high school diploma? If you answered yes, adult education can help. Don't wait; pass the general education diploma test by December 2013. Finish the test now so you won't have to retake the parts you've already passed. We offer GED preparation classes and the GED test. The classes are designed so that studen...
Nonprofit receives 'Difference Award'
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The American Red Cross is the 60th recipient of the Dyer Difference Award sponsored by Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda Subaru. Being the 60th award means that the Dyer Difference Award has been awarded to nonprofits for five years, totaling $180,000. The award salutes a nonprofit organization in Indian Riv...
Children's Home Society receives local grant
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, received a $50,000 grant from the Indian River Community Foundation to continue serving homeless high school students. "This is the second year the Community Foundation Board of Directors has funded the Homeless in High School initiative because it closely aligns w...
Parish contribution funds mammograms
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- For the twelfth consecutive year, Holy Cross Parish has held its' annual golf tournament for the benefit of a local 501(c)3. This year Treasure Coast Community Health benefitted from the record turnout and the $22,210 raised under the stewardship of Tom LaRocca, the event chairman. The monies will be contribu...
Annual golf tournament scores aces on and off the course
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Wildlife Center's eighth annual Golf for Wildlife tournament took place May 24 at The Fox Club in Palm City. Greeted by Larry Laoretti, 1992 U.S. Senior Open Champion and The Fox Club's golf instructor, 56 participants proceeded to the putting green to receive their special gift, a Scotty C...
Volunteer honored as Woman of the Year
For Hometown News Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, is pleased to announce that Marta Schneider, board member and volunteer, was recognized as the Woman of the Year for volunteering by the Junior League of Indian River. "It has been my passion for the last 15 years to help youth who have grown up in a foster-care envir...
College to provide hospitality training course
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Individuals looking for training that provides opportunity for jobs in hospitality and restaurant management at high-end restaurants and country clubs found in Indian River County will be interested in the new hospitality-training course now offered by the Indian River State College Corporate and Communi...
Humane Society's "Art for Animals" has Call for Artists
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is set to host its third "Art for Animals" art show and sale. All artists are encouraged to enter this show, which serves to benefit the animals of the county. While animal artwork is preferred, any subject matter can be featured through mixed medi...
Awards mark 15 years of clinical excellence
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Ten Indian River Medical Center employees received Clinical Excellence Awards at ceremonies recently during National Nurses Week. The 15th annual awards were made possible by an endowment to the Indian River Medical Center Foundation from The Laraja Foundation of Montclair, N.J., and Vero Beach. The awar...
Hospital receives award of excellence
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Medical Center is proud to have received an Award of Excellence from Translife (Organ Procurement Organization) for a 100 percent organ donation rate for the year 2012. The award reads "In recognition of exceptional hospital clinical and quality performance practices contributing to high rat...
Health group receives accreditation
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Medical Center's Partners in Women's Health physician group has received ultrasound practice accreditation from the Ultrasound Practice Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. "This assures the patient that we follow the standards and guidelines recommended by these orga...
Seniors receive grant
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association recently received a $15,000 grant for its Adult Day Care Scholarship Program for Women from the John's Island Community Service League. The Adult Day Care Program, open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from is an affordable alternative to nursing care and ...
Outreach program supports seniors
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Senior Resource Association received a $10,000 grant for its Emergency Meals on Wheels Program from the Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program. The Emergency Meals on Wheels Program assists Indian River County seniors who are experiencing a "crisis situation," and need short-term home delivered meal...
College foundation receives money for scholarship
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Philippine-American Association of the Treasure Coast has supported an endowed scholarship fund through the Indian River State College Foundation since 2006. Members of the Association recently presented the Indian River State College Foundation with an additional $5,000 to be added to the Phil-Am Endowme...
Bette-Jayne Castlow Bette-Jayne Castlow, 88, of Vero Beach, died June 7, 2013. She was born in Lawrence, N.J. and lived in Vero Beach for two years. She is survived by three sons, Mark, Gary and Jeffrey; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Jamie Dwayne Baker Jamie Dwayne Baker, 50...
Volunteers needed
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Those who have a few free hours each week and are looking for a way to utilize his or her time and talent should consider volunteering 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 d...
Student News
Fort Pierce student honored Kyle Quoc Ha Phan of Fort Pierce has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The NSCS is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. Studying overseas Curtis Phillabaum of Port St. Lucie has been selected to partipate in a summe...

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