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College receives grant
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College has been awarded a grant to investigate the use of virtual reality to enhance teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Ten sites across the country will participate in the national research project led by the University of Central Florida using TeachLivETM, a computer- simulat...
Center hosting program for grandparents, grandkids
For Hometown News WABASSO -- On Jan. 2, the Environmental Learning Center is conducting a special program for grandparents who have grandkids visiting them. It is an opportunity for grandparents to share time with the grandkids while they learn about Florida's natural resources. The program is led by Rosemary Badger, an environmental educator, ...
Family to spend first Christmas in new house
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Noe and Virginia Gutierrez are excited about the coming holiday season. By Christmas, the young Habitat homebuyers will be in their very first, very own home in Habitat's Fellsmere neighborhood, Grace Meadows. Ms. Gutierrez has lived in the north county community most of her life and her family is still ...
Foundation awards mission $7,500 grant
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The PNC Foundation awarded The Source a $7,500 grant to fund the mission of helping the homeless and at risk. Dennis Bartholomew, executive director of The Source extends a special thank you on behalf of its board of directors. Last year, The Source experienced a 34 percent increase in client services, h...
Nonprofit launches respite program
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County recently launched its "Care for the Caregiver" social respite program at Roseland Community Center on12973 Bay St. in Sebastian. The nonprofit organization is currently seeking program participants and volunteers to assist with Monday morning a...
Christmas party held for area families
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Healthy Families-IRC, a program of the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, held a Christmas party on Dec. 14 for participants of their program. Healthy Families is a voluntary program that works with both pregnant women and families of newborns. Involvement in the program can last until the chil...
Special 'soup bowl' launched holiday season for law firm
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The law firm of Rossway Moore Swan, launched its annual holiday season of giving on Dec. 4 when it hosted its yearly "Soup Bowl" held at its offices on Indian River Boulevard. The "Soup Bowl," which benefits the Samaritan Center for Homeless Families, is a 20-year tradition for the center, and for Rosswa...
Volunteers needed at thrift store
For Hometown News VERO BEACH -- Those with a few free hours each week \ who would like to donate their time and talent can 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 donations. Volunteers s...
College accepting applications for nursing assistant program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is accepting applications for nursing assistant classes. Most nursing assistants help with patient care activities such as bathing and feeding. Nursing assistants work under the supervision of nursing or medical staff to provide basic care in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' of...
Obituaries
Beatrice J. 'Miss Bea' Campbell Beatrice J. "Miss Bea" Campbell, 78, of Micco, died Dec. 7, 2012. She was born in Philadelphia and moved to Micco in 1999. She is survived by many cousins. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home & Crematory. Winifred 'Winnie' Louise Huffman Whitney Winifred "Winnie" Louise Huffman Whitney, 74, of Vero Beach, die...
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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