In this issue:

Jevon Cummings, a custodian with the School District of Indian River County, stands in front of the home he purchased in January 2022 with funding from a SHARP grant. Photo by Steven Martine

Quest for the Key

Leaders seek solutions to the housing dilemma faced by local workforce
Engineered quartz from Caesarstone is a poured surface that has minimal or no seaming. Cleaning engineered stone is simple with soap and hot water. Courtesy Caesarstone

Clean Living

With modern research and advanced technology, it's easier than ever to keep a healthy home
Marcy Von Kohorn's painting studio is a bright spot on the screened in porch of her home in The Moorings.

The Art of Aging Gracefully

Nonagenarian Marcy Von Kohorn says that painting is in her soul
Author Carl Hiaasen is bringing his Florida-centric humor to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation’s thirtieth anniversary celebration this month. Photo by Nick Mele

Laughing Out Loud with Carl Hiaasen

The best-selling Vero Beach author headlines the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation's "Laughing Out Loud" event
Babor Power Serum Ampoules set, $150

Holiday Gift Guide

Art, entertainment, accessories, decor, gift certificates, and more are available locally and are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face

Explore the Area

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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.

LOCAL FLAVOR

Surrey to Sebastian

Chef Jonathan Preece gives Treasure Coast residents a taste of Great Britain

30,000 Parties and Counting

Elizabeth Kennedy and her team have orchestrated thirty-eight seasons at one Vero Beach catering blockbuster

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.