The Vero Beach City Council Tuesday voted 5-0 to allow Elite Airways to resume service at Vero Beach Regional Airport beginning Friday.
Elite will offer one-way and round-trip service to and from Portland, Maine, with a stop at Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, on Fridays. The airline will resume one-way and round-trip service to and from Newark, New Jersey, on May 11.
The vote was taken after Elite made a payment to cover $16,695.95 in delinquent airport fees and interest charges.
Einstein Bros. donates bagels to Treasure Coast Food Bank
Einstein Bros. Bagels recently donated 40,000 bagels to Treasure Coast Food Bank.
In all, Einstein Bros. Bagels is donating 400,000 bagels to hospitals and community organizations across the country, including Treasure Coast Food Bank, as a result of the Do Good campaign in which the company pledged to donate the number of bagels sold in Baker’s Dozens during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Chamber to hold virtual networking breakfast
The St. Lucie County Chamber is holding a virtual networking breakfast Tuesday at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by St. Lucie County Tourism.
St. Lucie Ballet is continuing classes via Zoom to keep the dancers in shape and well trained until they can get back into the studio and into the theaters. Classes offered online include ballet, conditioning, pointe and more. Email [email protected] or call 772-708-0800 for more information.
Port St. Lucie Habitat store open
St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity is welcoming shoppers to its Port St. Lucie ReStore on a safe, limited basis. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for six shoppers at a time. The Fort Pierce ReStore remains closed.
For the safety of our staff and shoppers, masks are required to be worn, and shoppers are asked to maintain six feet of social distance.
Heathcote to hold virtual tea
Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce was forced to cancel its Tea in the Gardens fund-raiser because of the coronavirus pandemic but plans to hold a virtual one anyway.
The gardens will hold “Tea in the Time of QuaranTEAn’’ on May 15 with drawings for three prices. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling 772.464.4672 or visiting heathcotebotanicalgardens.org
Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy receives $50,000 grant
The John’s Island Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy.
“We are delighted to be a recipient of this grant,” said Phil Barnes, Youth Guidance executive director. “It will enable us to repair our building’s old air conditioning system. This will ensure that our kids are cool in the summer and can continue learning and benefitting from our one-on-one and group mentoring programs.”
Youth Guidance serves children from low-income homes that may remain trapped in a cycle of generational poverty.
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HOMETOWN HERO Nominated and written by Allyson Bootes
For years, Beth Turek has dedicated her life to helping homeless pets find their way home. Through fostering kittens and being a strong and enthusiastic advocate for H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue, Beth is the epitome of a Hometown Hero.
When H.A.L.O.’s Vero Beach Adoption Center was forced to close due to COVID-19, Beth threw all of her efforts into helping H.A.L.O. transition. She assisted staff in helping kittens find homes and of course, brought her own litter home to foster.
Always stalwart in her effort to find homes for the precious babies she fosters, Beth brings them to the Main Shelter in Sebastian to meet potential adopters unconcerned about her own health and safety. She also puts together “Welcome Home” kits for adopters including all the essentials a new pet parent needs so they do not have to go to the store.
When H.A.L.O. launched the “Art from the Heart” campaign, Beth once again stepped up to the plate to help and offered to paint pet portraits to raise much needed funds.
As a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty, Beth effortlessly balances her professional life and foster life and always goes the extra mile for the rescues. Always caring for others, Beth's kind and knowledgeable approach to everything she does is clearly evident. Whether Beth is connecting clients to homes or families to their new kittens, all you have to do is look at the smiles on the faces of those lives that Beth has touched and there won't be any doubt in your mind why she is a Hometown Hero.
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