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Food Bank to receive donation from supermarkets
TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast Food Bank will receive a very important donation from Winn-Dixie's Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program as they prepare for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger. Winn-Dixie launched the program in all stores to help the one out of every five children in Florida who a...
Ensure student athletes are ready for the season
For Hometown News by StatePoint TREASURE COAST -- For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that's a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork. "Parents can play a vital role in ensuring young athletes train and conditi...
Medicare celebrates 49 years
By Doug Heinlen This is Medicare's anniversary, and for more than 50 million beneficiaries nationwide, that truly is something to celebrate. Medicare turned 49 on July 30, and like many Americans 50-plus, an AARP membership card is waiting in the mailbox. At any age, change is constant - and this applies to Medicare, too. AARP's Health Law Guid...
Homeless center awarded grants
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Homeless Family Center has been awarded funding for a special project request from John's Island Foundation and the final installment of the John's Island Community Service League grant in July and August, respectively. These contributions will aid in HFC's mission and ultimately changing the lives ...
Hospital welcomes administrative director of Oncology Services
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Indian River Medical Center welcomed Lori McCormick, BSN, MSHSA, as the administrative director of Oncology Services. Most recently, Ms. McCormick worked as the Patient Care administrator for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando. While there, she was integral in the creation and launch of six multi...
Humane Society's Sebastian Thrift Shop celebrates 10 Years
For Hometown News SEBASTIAN -- The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County's Sebastian Thrift Shop is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration is set to include lots of sale items, specials and refreshments for shoppers. The Humane Society's Sebastian and Vero Beach thrift sho...
Fitness challenge inspires locals to be healthy
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Whether the focus is on eating better, increasing muscle mass or improving activity levels, wellness challenges can create an atmosphere of excitement for healthier lifestyles. Recently, 21 Treasure Coast residents participated in a fitness challenge through BASE Boot Camp, an outdoor fitness group led by per...
FP&L and National Guard partnership to enhance disaster response capabilities
For Hometown News Florida Power & Light Company has announced that the company has initiated a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Florida National Guard, designed to enhance each organization's overall response capabilities to natural and man-made disasters, with a particular focus on severe storms, including hurricanes. Key to the partners...
Financial assistance available to families
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to...
Smoking: How long has it been?
For Hometown News It's been 50 years since the Surgeon General first reported that smoking causes lung cancer. Fifty years ago in 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General reported for the very first time that smoking causes lung cancer in men and was a likely cause of lung cancer in women. In addition, the Surgeon General also reported that smoking likel...

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