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The decor throughout the Southwinds home is meant to be comfortable and beachy. Photography by Jessica Glynn

Bright and Airy Condo is the Ideal Second Act

A Southwinds condo renovation creates a coastal comfort zone for a retired Michigander and longtime Vero vacationer
Indian River Land Trust recently opened Oyster Bar Marsh along the west side of Highway A1A just north of Round Island Park. The property is a result of a years-long collaboration with Indian River County. Photo by Matt Fulcher

In Cahoots for Conservation

The productive partnerships fostered by the Indian River Land Trust mirror the symbiosis of nature
Carol Kramer and Linda Conner are passionate about keeping needle arts alive with Seaside Needlepoint in Vero Beach. Photo by Sam Wolfe

In Stitches at Seaside Needlepoint

Carol Kramer and Linda Conner have created a "happy place" for local needlepointers
The sunroom has been transformed into the dining room, but the original French doors remain intact. Photo by Jerry Rabinowitz

Bridge to a Legacy in the Loy Family Home

Lisa and Curt Hastings honor the history and celebrate the charm of Alma Lee Loy's family home
Coral accents enhance the British West Indies style decor. Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

An Indian Trails Cottage Reimagined

After a seven-month renovation, Victor and Barbara Aprea elevated their late-1980s ranch into a stunning interpretation of a British West Indies retreat

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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
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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.
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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.




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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.


International Intrigue at The Tides

Culinary Institute of America graduate Leanne Kelleher finds inspiration both at home and while traveling the world

Fresh and Friendly at Michael’s on 7th

Chef Michael Lander likes to keep his favorite farmers on speed dial


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.

Ain’t Life Grand?

Members of Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club claim the people are the heart and soul of the club. Now those people are the club's owners, and it's a bright new day. Member Kathy Tonkel notes, "We are very optimistic and pleased with the direction the club is going."


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.