(Vero Beach, FL) September 16 – The 27th Annual Samaritan Center Soup Bowl will be held county wide on Thursday, November 7, 2019. More than 70 local restaurants supply the soup which will be served at the local places of worship and each business location provides their own soup. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and dinner locations will serve from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Center provides transitional housing for homeless families with dependent
children in Indian River County. Samaritan Center is a core program of Catholic
Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach and a funded partner of the United Way.
This event raises awareness and funds for the homeless families served by
Bowl has turned into county ritual,” said Renee Bireley, Program Administrator.
“Soup Bowl originated more than 26 years ago when the Samaritan Center Advisory
Board brainstormed ideas on a community fundraiser that would bring awareness
to the homeless population and would be affordable enough for everyone to
attend. From that meeting, Soup Bowl was born. The fundraiser asks for a
minimum donation of $5 for a bowl of soup and $15 for a soup-to-go; however,
the idea is to donate what you would have spent on that meal had you gone out
to eat instead.”
Workshops started at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in mid-August where more than
1,000 wheel thrown bowls are created on and off campus by volunteer potters.
The bowls will be available at all the public locations for a minimum donation
of $15 on November 7. Hand- crafted soup
tureens, made by master ceramicists are raffled for chances that cost $1. The
tureens will be on display at the Vero Beach Museum of Art from Thursday,
October 25 through Thursday, November 7.
“Our center was built by a community coming together in 1990 to
donate funds to build our facility. Now, the whole community continues to come
together each year to support us with Soup Bowl. It is quite impressive.” commented
Renee. “We have more than 40 local artists and volunteers helping during the
Soup Bowl Workshop, hundreds more who volunteer at approximately 42 serving
sites, more than 70 chefs who prepare hundreds of gallons of soup, plus our
staff and Advisory Board members who organize it all behind the scenes.”
more about Samaritan Center or get more information about Soup Bowl, please
call 772-770-3039 or visit www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org.
Samaritan Center is a transitional
residential facility for homeless families in Indian River County with a
structured step-based program and onsite 24-hours-a-day case managers that help
pregnant women and homeless families develop the life skills needed for
successful reintegration into mainstream society. Admission is open to families
of all faiths. Visit www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org/samaritan-centertransitional-housing
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach provides 15 social services and ministries at eight locations throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach. Established in 1984, Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and most vulnerable by providing quality programs that serve children, families, and homeless. Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we create hope for people in need, without regard to religion. Through our programs and ministries, we empower individuals, deliver social services and collaborate with others in building just and compassionate communities. Visit www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach Diocese of Palm Beach 9995 North Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Media Contacts: Janelle Hoffman Catholic Charities of DPB 561-630-2695
Lia Peters has more than 25 years’ experience in the real
estate and building industry which has given her the skills and talents that
make her an exceptional real estate agent.
While that experience is invaluable to her customers, she also has the
character, integrity and altruistic nature that means her customers are comfortable
in referring Lia to their friends and family.
Lia began her career in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as
Vice-President of a residential development and construction company. Being knowledgeable on how to build a quality
home, Lia is able to help her customers look at the important details of a
home’s structure, from the bones of the building to the finishes. She knows the value of a quality home and can
assist her clients’ in making sure their homes are priced correctly to sell in
the least amount of time possible and at the highest price.
A licensed real estate agent since 2004, Lia moved to Vero
Beach in 2007 and immediately became immersed in the community.
Lia takes full advantage of everything Dale Sorensen Real
Estate has to offer their agents, including the administrative support,
advertising and marketing support and educational and on-going training
programs. Lia specializes in new home construction, residential homes, relocation
and Aging in Place.
Lia and her husband Bob are active
members of the Community Church of Vero Beach and People We Trust
Networking. Her hobbies include gardening, walking the
beach, kayaking, biking, swimming and spending time with friends and family,
including their beloved Havanese puppy, Buster Brown.
Lia Peters can be reached at her office at 772.234.3801; on
her cell at 772.321.9567; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lia can also be contacted at the company’s
office located at 5065 N. A1A on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island.
VERO BEACH, FL/SEPTEMBER 2019– Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales agent Lori Davis has acquired the listing for one of Vero Beach’s most beautifully designed homes, a Villa at Baytree Ocean Villas on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island. The home, located at 8341 Calamandren Way, #27, was designed by world-renowned architect Clemens Bruns Schaub and is listed for $1.65 million.
“This is one of Vero Beach’s most beautiful homes,” Davis
said. “It’s unique with its atypical
contemporary design in Vero Beach but especially because the courtyard was
designed with gorgeous fig trees that were selected and planted for their
unique shape and their stunning look in the evening landscape lighting. The interior of the house is a rich blend of soft
colors, natural lighting and exceptional finishes. Everyone who walks into this home catches
their breath; it’s just that spectacular.”
The 3-bedroom, 3 ½-bath, 3,700+ square foot home is
perfectly situated on the east side of A1A, just steps from the beach and
Atlantic Ocean. Built in 1993, the home
has been completely renovated by its current owners who have homes in
Los Angeles and Barcelona Spain.
All new electric, plumbing, hot water heaters, NEST AC system and HVAC
make this home comparable to new construction on the Barrier Island.
The interior of the home features a marvelous great room
with lighted display niches and sand colored wood flooring throughout. All
common area rooms have 16’ ceilings.
The kitchen is awash in light with creamy white cabinets, quartz
counter tops imported from Barcelona, Spain, distinctive light fixtures, a wine
fridge, oversized island painted in a light sea-foam green and an additional 8’
x 4’ breakfast bar. Glass-fronted cabinets
allow for the display of favorite glassware.
A Kitchen Aid WIFI cooktop, stainless steel fridge and double ovens make
the kitchen a chef’s dream. The living
room is appointed with a wood burning fireplace fronted by a custom Venetian
plaster floor to ceiling mantel and roughhewn wood beams on the ceiling.
Each of the bedrooms has a private bath, but the master
bedroom ensuite is magnificent. An extra-large
shower with marble floor and walls also includes a private view of a landscaped
garden area, triple Rubi rain shower heads, double quartz-topped vanities, and
a beautiful oval soaker tub.
The courtyard design of the home allows access to the
stunning pool area from every room through impact glass sliders. The sparkling crystal pool is surrounded with
a bevy of outdoor dining and seating areas shaded by palm and fig trees.
Crushed stone paths dotted with bright green grass are a lovely contrast to the
blue waters of the pool and fountain. The
patio area was custom designed by Rock City Gardens, known for their beautiful
and unique landscaping.
The home also features a den/office, two 2-car garages, and
a laundry room with Samsung WIFI washer and dryer.
gated community of Baytree Ocean Villas is located in Indian River Shores just
south of Vero Beach’s Disney Resort. Amenities for the residents include
a clubhouse, four swimming pools (one on the oceanfront),
4 Har-Tru tennis courts, an exercise/fitness room, game room, a library and
granted beach access.
Davis, a Realtor® for more than 12
years, is consistently named a Top Producer for DSRE. Known for her exceptional customer service, she has an outstanding
reputation for marketing distinguished properties and the knowledge and
expertise to bring buyers and sellers together. Davis is a critical
resource for marketing and selling luxury properties in the State of
Florida. She is also a Featured Agent on the international
Contact Lori Davis directly at her mobile 772.538.1828;
at 772.231.4712; or by e-mail
Davis can also be reached at the company’s office located at 3206 Cardinal
Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.
VERO BEACH, FL/AUGUST 2019 – More than 2 dozen paddlers mounted their boards and kayaks and made their way around Memorial Island, all for a day of fun and to raise money and awareness for the Keep Indian River Beautiful organization. The event presented by Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) and hosted by Paddles by the Sea, was held August 10 and included 3 categories, including Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses as well as Sprint Racing.
The Paddle Dash is a family friendly, fun, and exciting Paddle Board/Kayak race. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to the Lagoon Friendly Lawn program of Keep Indian River Beautiful. Keep Indian River Beautiful board member and DSRE sales agent Troy Westover said the idea came at a board meeting one day. “We were trying to come up with an event that would help us draw attention to the health of our precious Indian River, and make it fun for all at the same time,” said Westover.
According to Keep Indian River Beautiful’ s website, “the Indian River Lagoon is one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America, providing a home for more than 4,000 species and contributing $7 billion per year to the local economy.”
“This annual event highlights the importance of protecting our waterway, the Indian River Lagoon,” said Westover. “All us at Dale Sorensen Real Estate are honored to be the presenting sponsor of Paddle Dash, supporting the efforts of Keep Indian River Beautiful. This is a really fun event that we all enjoy participating in, our entire community can embrace & together we enjoy that special feeling of making a difference.”
Several DSRE agents and family members placed in their categories. Joe Kovaleski and Don Frederick took 1st Place in the tandem kayak, beginner’s race; Ralph and Julie Wnuk won 2nd Place in the tandem kayaks, intermediate race; Gary and Sam Davino won 3rd Place in tandem kayaks, intermediate race; and Paula Bushell, Andrew Westover, Russ Kelly took 3rd Place in the corporate battle.
VERO BEACH, FL/JUNE 2019– A listing represented by Matilde Sorensen of Dale Sorensen Real Estate has been selected as a finalist in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held each year on HGTV.com, featuring extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Big City Digs, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Homes with a History, Modern Masterpieces, Outdoor Escapes and Waterfront Homes.
All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. This is the eighth consecutive year HGTV has aligned exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the awards, which run from June 12 through July 17. Last year’s promotion was the most popular in the award’s history, reflecting the continued appeal of extraordinary real estate.
The Dale Sorensen Real Estate listing, which recently sold, was selected by HGTV’s editors as a finalist in the Amazing Kitchens category. The custom-built lakefront home is located at 1466 River Club Drive in the beautiful River Club at Carlton community. The open floorplan includes 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in the main house and 1 bedroom and bath in the guest house. The kitchen is designed with clean, modern lines and features a large marble topped island, rich gray cabinets, stainless appliances, elegant lighting, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and warm wood floors. The gorgeous outdoor pool and lanai is accessed by a sea of glass doors lining the living areas.
“I’m so pleased that this home was chosen for such a wonderful promotion,” said Sorensen. “While the entire home is beautiful, the kitchen really is exceptional. It’s modern and elegant with a wonderful blend of textures and finishes. I really hope everyone will go on HGTV.com and vote for one of Vero Beach’s most beautiful kitchens.”
Consumers have the opportunity to tour the 92 homes selected as finalists by viewing photo galleries on HGTV.com and can then cast a vote for their favorite properties. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes.
The winning homes will receive editorial exposure on HGTV.com, as well as the prestige of being selected as fan favorites. Additional properties will be featured in the Global Homes gallery, boasting homes from ten different countries or territories around the world. “Inclusion in this promotion gives this home and the Vero Beach community exposure on a national and global level,” said Sorensen.
Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm in the markets they serve, the company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.
With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, the company has reported 2018 sales of over $715M in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas. In celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com.