In this issue:

A quilt made and donated by the Stepping Stone Quilters Guild in 2009 chronicles important times in the history of Sebastian. Photo by Steven Martine

Celebrating Sebastian: A Big Small Town

The most populous city in Indian River County celebrates one hundred years of neighborliness and outdoor life
Biologist and longtime fishing guide Captain Mark Yanno enjoys fishing the healthiest part of the Indian River Lagoon, right in our backyard. Photo by Steven Martine

A Day on the Water with Captain Mark Yanno

The biologist and longtime fishing guide enjoys fishing the healthiest part of the Indian River Lagoon, right in our backyard
Rochelle Wolberg started her position as executive director of McKee Botanical Garden in January. Photo by Jerry Rabinowitz

Blooming Where She’s Planted

New director Rochelle Wolberg is celebrating the past and charting the future of McKee Botanical Garden
Conway Bolt, president of the Airmasters RC club, works on one of his remote-controlled planes. Photo by Steven Martine

Flying Colors with the Airmasters RC Club

Remote-controlled airplanes have evolved beyond mere toys
Charlotte Tripson embraces life on the property, working to transform the space for others to enjoy. Photo by Steven Martine

Explore Waldo’s Secret Garden

Charlotte Tripson oversees a ‘whimsical world of tranquility’ created by her great-grandfather, Waldo Sexton

Explore the Area

Dr. Nancy Baker copy_1

A Passion for Patients

Donating her medical services comes naturally to Dr. Nancy Baker.
Kristen Johnson makes time to give this lucky pooch some love

Everyday Miracles at Local Animal Shelters

Shelter workers face many challenges, but they wouldn’t trade jobs with anyone
McKee Botanical Gardens waterlilies. Photos by JPR Images 2

Waterlily Celebration Returns to McKee Botanical Garden

Enjoy the garden’s 80-plus waterlily varieties and vote for your favorite entry in the Seventeenth Annual Waterlily Photo Contest on June 18
Propelled by an Atlas V rocket, an environmental satellite soars into space just after its 2016 launch from Kennedy Space Center. A joint venture of NASA and NOAA, it sends weather-related images back to Earth. The photo was taken from the end of Gifford Dock Road in Vero Beach. Photo by Sam Wolfe

Living Space on the Treasure Coast

Proximity to Cape Canaveral’s launchpads makes Treasure Coast residents gravitate toward all things NASA and astronomy
20200822 081902 Jaredblais @jblaisphoto Verobeachmagazine Farmersmarket Jbp 7790

Opening Doors

Sometimes uncertain times require a fresh approach, even to fresh produce. Brittany Swartz, manager of the Farmers Market Oceanside, created the Farmers Market drop off program to ensure that local artisans could get their products to customers, without anyone having to leave the safety of home.
Cycling And Recycling Jungletrail

Cycling and Recycling

Cycling is an excellent way both to explore and get exercise. In the Vero Beach community, it also provides the opportunity to give back.




Ask Amy True Tails is a series written by Amy Robinson for Vero Beach’s dog lovers. Ask Amy about your dog’s behavior by clicking below.

Ask Amy a Question

Read Published Answers


Be heard! Send your comments, questions and concerns to the publisher at Vero Beach Magazine by clicking below.

Submit a Letter

Fashion Forward with Jen Fourmont Brannen

What does a woman do when her values are increasingly at odds with her career? When she seeks, but cannot find, high-quality swimwear that...

World of Glass

Meet Karen LaMonte, the artist behind the sculpture "Reclining Dress Absence" in the VBMA's permanent collection at VBMA.


Right Up His Galley

Yacht Club Chef Rodney Smith prepares meals fit for a commodore

Meet Chef Tim Clinton

Chef Tim Clinton’s unexpected career path landed him back on solid ground at The Moorings


Green Thumb in the White Sand

The key to successful gardening in Florida is to cooperate with nature

A Slice of Paradise

These Connecticut empty-nesters found the perfect spot to build their dream home in John's Island. "We love the people and the relaxed, low-key vibe; we really just fit in here," Nancy Ozizmir says.


Exploring History

The discrepancy in where Juan Ponce de Leon landed is significant — about 150 miles. Of interest to Indian River County residents is that, instead of four counties away, 20th century historian and navigator Douglas Peck estimates that the historic landing took place in the southern stretch of neighboring Brevard County, just a few miles north of what is now the Sebastian Inlet.

The Gang’s All Here

Over the years, while Vero Beach has been become home to thousands of solid citizens, it appears that it was also home to a few bad apples of the gangster variety also walked our streets decades ago. “Entrepreneurs” John J. Williams and Harry Roberts leased what would later become the Ocean Grill, but they hailed from the Chicago nightclub scene and its organized crime-affiliated gambling establishments.