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Local vendors are at the Vero Beach Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon. Photo by Jared Blais

Local Farmers Markets Go Virtual

Virtual farmers markets make it easier than ever to eat healthy, locally grown food
BK Adventure Florida hosts evening bioluminescence tours out of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Indian River Lagoon. Photography by Sam Wolfe

Space Coast Adventures

Within a day trip’s distance of Vero Beach and a stone’s throw from the launchpads of Kennedy Space Center, the natural beauty of Old Florida beckons
Winner of Streets & Neighborhoods, photo by Bob Joy

2022 Vero Beach Magazine Photo Contest Winners

In our second annual photo contest, 113 entrants took 230 photographs that show there’s more to Indian River County than meets the eye
Grateful for the opportunities afforded him in his adopted homeland, Edward Bok intended the Singing Tower and surrounding gardens as a gift to the American people. The site was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge on February 1, 1929

Inside the Bok Singing Tower

Edward Bok left a legacy of beauty that continues to rank high on Vero Beach residents' destination list.
Having served in the U.S. military for over two decades, including eight deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, retired Army Ranger Kevin Klepac understands the impact of PTSD and strives to help fellow veterans who are struggling. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Saltwater Therapy

A Vero Beach military veteran is devoting his life—and his boat—to helping other vets
Dolphins are known for their playfulness, intelligence, and curiosity. Their apparent joie de vivre places them among the most beloved marine creatures. A remora tags along for the ride with this breaching dolphin. NOAA NMFS LOC #23069

Dorsal Detectives

Well known for their marine research, Harbor Branch scientists also rush to the aid of imperiled dolphins, whose individual identities they often know
Mark Castlow and Ryan Stark wet test Dragonfly’s 15-foot DGB skiff in Edisto, South Carolina

Born in the Water

Dragonfly Boatworks, brainchild of Mark Castlow, creates custom fishing skiffs right here in Vero Beach

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...
Architect Ed Weber rotated the living area of the house on its cul-de-sac lot to take advantage of the river view. Photo by Aric Attas

One Good Turn in Vero Isles

Bob and Nikki Moses build a contemporary riverfront residence with a twist---literally
Photo courtesy of Sailfish Brewing Company

What’s Brewing in The Neighborhood

Take a tour of Indian River County's six-pack of breweries to see what sets them apart and what you'll find to quench your thirst
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
A curved sofa in the living area creates an inviting space for family to gather and relax. Photography by Brantley Photo

Loving the Lifestyle

The pandemic propels a family to return from London to a cozy, colorful Windsor home
Max Secunda is proud of his students’ achievements on the pitch and gratified by the positive life experiences that polo gives them. Photo by Deitch + Pham

Hand on the Mallet

The next generation of polo players ensures a bright future for the sport
Candyce Klooster Speck’s small studio on the Indian River Lagoon is filled with light and color

Living Color with Candyce Klooster Speck

In both life and art, Candyce Klooster Speck keeps all doors open
Photo by Seaglass Photography

Like Mother, Like Daughter

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked four mother-daughter duos to share the secret to their close relationships
Kelly Conway. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Savoring Spain with Kelly Conway

For the software developer, author, art collector, and Iberophile, life is full of new adventures

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