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Jay Newman’s peaceful Windsor home couldn’t be further from the dark world he creates in Undermoney. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Following the Money with Jay Newman

For debut novelist Jay Newman, a tale of cash and conspiracies draws on real-life observations
The feathery foliage and show-stopping flowers of the dwarf poinciana make it a popular ornamental shrub. Photo by Bob Joy

Return of the Native Plants

Environmentally friendly landscaping uses indigenous plants to achieve natural beauty while protecting local ecosystems
Father and son Henry F. and Louis Schacht, second- and third-generation grove men respectively, are carrying on the work of Henry H. Schacht, who fell in love with citrus in the 1920s. Photo by Martina Tannery

Bearing Fruit at Citrus Grove Shops

Citrus Grove Shops preserve a Vero Beach tradition while feeding a contemporary demand
Cars are important to Jay McLaughlin. This 1980 Porsche 911 is one of several in his collection. Photo by Steven Martine

A Day with Jay McLaughlin

Spend a day with the co-founder of the eponymous J. McLaughlin brand, a man who also changed the footprint of Vero Beach retail by reimagining the Village Shops.
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

Explore the Area

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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A Stable Environment

Winston Churchill famously said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Those who have experienced that special bond with an equine companion, like the team at BG Equestrian, would certainly agree.
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Outlining the Inlet

It's hard to imagine a time when the Sebastian Inlet didn't connect the Indian River Lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean. Today's peaceful waters belie the inlet's storied past.

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World of Glass

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

Fashion Meets Art

Supermodel Kim Alexis will speak at Fashion Meets Art event, an occasion styled to encourage happiness and inspire imagination.

LOCAL FLAVOR

Sea for Yourself

It’s all about relationships at Joey & Kimmy’s Seafood Market & Restaurant

Green Cuisine with Lisa and Anthony Damiano

The chef-owners of Counter Culture share three delicious whole-food, plant-based recipes

HOME GARDEN

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."

LOCAL HISTORY

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.