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Dining will help homeless families
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - For two Sundays in August, dining at Dockside Grille in Vero Beach, including drinks and take-outs, will benefit the Homeless Family Center. Those who dine from Aug. 5-19, for breakfast, lunch or dinner from 9 a.m. to close and present a flyer to a server, Dockside Grille will generate a 10 percent donati...
Center's annual fishing day takes place Aug. 11
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Donna Maness and a group of local anglers will host the fifth annual "Take-A-Kid Fishing" day on Aug. 11 from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Barber Bridge catwalk for youth residents of the Homeless Family Center. This will be the fifth year that Ms. Maness, an HFC volunteer who organized this event, will gi...
Cooking competition to benefit center
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER - The Homeless Family Center announces chef coordinator and chairs for Vero's Top Chef challenge event The leadership team for the fifth annual Vero's Top Chef challenge competition will be held on Jan. 28 and Feb. 25. The event will continue with its theme, "It's All about the Food and the Families" focusing on r...
Garden officials announce winners of waterlily contest
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - Photographers from throughout the Treasure Coast found clever ways to capture the expansive collection of waterlilies at McKee Botanical Garden, putting forth their best images for the third annual waterlily photo contest, held in conjunction with McKee's eighth annual waterlily celebration on June 16. More than 1...
Nonprofit hires new campaign director
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Nancy McCurry was hired as campaign director of the United Way of Indian River County. Mrs. McCurry has an extensive background in nonprofit development, most recently with the Laconia Area Community Land Trust in New Hampshire. She has previous experience with United Way as a member of the steering commi...
Nonprofit receives grant
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, has received a $15,000 grant from the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. The grant will provide individualized educational opportunities to cover tuition and costs for a broad range of certified programs and driving school for disadvantaged youth who...
Registration for dog training taking place
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County will host a puppy and dog training class. Registration for August classes will run through Aug. 17. The cost for six weeks of training is $40, with all registration fees directly benefiting the animals of Indian River County. Registration will be he...
Nonprofit seeks donations
For Hometown news INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition works to provide a healthy start for all area pregnant women and infants. To that end, one of their free programs, Healthy Families-IRC, manages parenthood stress with home visitations, encouraging parent/child interaction, as well as offering community reso...
Group decides name
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A year ago, several families and friends of individuals with special needs decided it was time to pool their combined accumulation of experience, resources and knowledge and help other families in the same situation. Recently, the group conducted a contest to choose a name. Thanks to Karen Critelli, mothe...
Nonprofit introduces interim, executive director
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Dennis Bartholomew was introduced as the new interim, executive director of The Source and interim CEO of the Camp Haven program, effective July 16. Mr. Bartholomew is an experienced professional who brings many years of leadership in serving the homeless and disadvantaged. As executive director of Sun Up, Mr. Bartholomew wa...
Laundry centers help families
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Through a cooperative and ongoing outreach with Breath of Heaven Ministries, The Source and First Church of God, Sunshine Laundry Centers donated hundreds of dollars in laundry services to needy families and the area homeless on July 11. "We were delighted to have such an amazing response to our offer of assist...
Fall classes begin this month
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Two medical assistant programs will begin this fall. The day class will run Aug. 21 to Dec. 18. This program is designed for students who wish to work as medical assistants. The course will cover anatomy, universal precaution, patient care skills, insurance billing, patient charting, phlebotomy, ECG and m...
Club honors deputies
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Exchange Club of Indian River honored Deputy Chris Rodriguez as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Deputy Scott Liberatore as Corrections Officer of the Year during a luncheon meeting at Culinary Capers. R. J. MacMillan 2011-12 club president presented the awards. Sheriff Deryl Loar, Capt. Selby Stri...
Medical students honor doctors
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Florida State University College of Medicine Fort Pierce regional campus recently honored its fourth graduating class. During the event, awards given by the students were presented to faculty. The class of 2012 presented George Mitchell, medical director of critical care medicine at Indian River Medic...
Team swims around Key West
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Gregory MacKay, Indian River Medical Center gastroenterologist, his wife Debbie, and Meg Sweetland, a dialysis nurse at IRMC, completed the 36th annual Swim Around Key West on June 23. The 12.5-mile, clockwise course around Key West was complicated by Tropical Storm Debby, which brought high winds, 5-foot ...
Daniel Leo 'Smiling Jack' Bachman Sr.
Daniel Leo "Smiling Jack" Bachman Sr., 84, of Barefoot Bay, died July 23, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home. Barbara A. Kingsbury Barbara A. Kingsbury, 82, of Sebastian, died July 24, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. Henrietta M. 'Casey' Pruszynski Henrietta M. "Casey" Pruszynski, 89, of Sebastian, died Jul...
Basketball coach to make appearance
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Billy Donovan, University of Florida head basketball coach, will make a rare appearance on the Treasure Coast for a dinner event to be held 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Indian River State College, Treasure Coast public safety training complex at 4600 Kirby Loop Road in Fort Pierce. Hosted by the Treasure Coast Gato...
Record breaking unclaimed property returns recorded
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - More than $211 million in unclaimed cash and property was returned to Floridians during 2011-12, nearly 12 percent more than the previous fiscal year. Last year, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property approved nearly 300,000 claims to reunite Floridians with their unclaimed property. "During these challenging economi...
Daniel Leo 'Smiling Jack' Bachman Sr. Daniel Leo "Smiling Jack" Bachman Sr., 84, of Barefoot Bay, died July 23, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home. Barbara A. Kingsbury Barbara A. Kingsbury, 82, of Sebastian, died July 24, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. Henrietta M. 'Casey' Pruszynski Henrietta M. "Casey...
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 Wednes...
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. Al...
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. .Exc...
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 tak...

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