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Jay Lundy Sr. is the leader of the Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s Youth Employability Program. Photo by Steven Martine

Working Wonders with Jay Lundy Sr.

For as long as she can remember, Lenore Carter has wanted to be a doctor. Wanting is one thing, but how was she to...
The farm grows dozens of varieties of organic fruits and vegetables. Photo by Steven Martine

Ye Ole Davis Farm’s Organic Roots

Ye Ole Davis Farm represents a return to a simpler time
Rachel Estillore, 12th grader at Vero Beach High School, with mom Simonette Sambrio. Photo by Eric Striffler

Words from the Heart for Mother’s Day

Local teen writers help us celebrate Mother’s Day
Vero Beach resident Ingrid Hernandez counts her service dog, Chance, as a blessing in her life. Photography by Steven Martine

Chance of a Lifetime

A service dog named Chance is a godsend for local combat veteran Sgt. Ingrid Hernandez
Picturesque views fill every window in this riverfront home on the barrier island, augmented by plenty of open-air spaces and decor that brings the outdoors in. Photography by Jessica Glynn

Inside a Couple’s One-of-a-Kind Island Retreat

A couple retires to the Vero Beach barrier island home of their dreams, with views from every room
Seining at five different habitats in the salt marsh yields many species worth recording and studying

Joy of Discovery with Young Explorers

Local students from the ecology class at Saint Edward’s School join the ranks of lagoon explorers, present and future
Six Blue Angel pilots carry out stunning precision maneuvers in their F_A-18 jets

The Blue Angels Are In the Wings

Next month, the Blue Angels will wow spectators and inspire the next generation of service members and aviators at the Vero Beach Air Show
Barbara du Pont at home. Photo by Sam Wolfe

Golden Opportunities with Barbara du Pont

For the local photographer, unforgettable photographs are born of patience and light
Kris Trustey and Sean McGraw developed a shared vision for the property next to their home that turned it into a place of peace and reflection. Photo by Lauren Rubenstein

Playland with a Purpose

A couple’s seaside cabana welcomes what they value most: family, nature, and philanthropic causes
Dawn Miller leads the group in preparing for the day’s gathering. Photo by Steven Martine

Giving Limits the Brush-Off with Dawn Miller

Artist and teacher Dawn Miller openS her heart and home for the Village Arts VB initiative
Terry Stough and his dog Red visit the Land Trust property, an heirloom of the Stough family. Photo by Sam Wolfe

Exploring a Stough Family Heirloom

You might feel as though you’ve stepped back in time, into Florida’s frontier past. A barbed wire gate opens onto a narrow pathway through...
Expansive views from Bantry House provide a dramatic backdrop for this couple’s wedding photographs. Photo by Irina Duane

Pop the Cork!

Brittany Swartz and Steven Thompson tie the knot in a garden on the Emerald Isle
Karanga Camp offers the surreal experience of being above the clouds, and day five takes the sense of transcendence to another level with a Mars-like landscape.

Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro

Dylan Reingold chronicles the rugged journey from sea level to the roof of Africa
A silver cruet salvaged from the Cannon Wreck in 1994 was probably used in the Catholic communion ritual. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Colorful Cargo at the McLarty Treasure Museum

Taking a deeper dive into the 1715 Spanish fleet reveals the exotic origins of treasures beyond silver and gold
Montuoro with son-in-law John Calhoun on one of their tour boats. Photo by Sam Wolfe

Marsh Odyssey with Captain Bob

Bob Montuoro has acquainted people with the beauty of the marshlands west of Vero Beach; now, the next generation of his family is following in his wake
Rules allow for four players on each team on the field, multiple horses at the ready for each rider, and mallets to be held only in the right hand. Photo © David Lominska

Saddle Up for Windsor Polo

Learn the polo strategies, rules, and fancy shots that we’ll see in action at the 2024 Windsor Charity Polo Cup on February 17
Kristina and Mikael Pernfors mix high-end finishes with finds at IKEA and DIY projects to personalize the space. Photo by Jerry Rabinowitz

Swedish Style at Home with the Pernforses

Kristina and Mikael Pernfors transformed a builder home into a ‘glam fam’ haven that takes Scandinavian style to the next level
Scrub jay. Photo by Steven Martine

One Jay at a Time

Meticulous conservation efforts are paying off: the Florida scrub jay population of Indian River County is on the rise
Andy Thorry. Photo by Steven Martine

A Heroes’ Welcome with Honor Flight

Like Andy Thorry, many veterans faced lackluster homecomings; Honor Flight is committed to reversing that omission
Discovery, the only Harbor Branch vessel boarded by the public, offers participants an excellent opportunity to learn about the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem. Photo by Steven Martine

Class is in Session Aboard the ‘Discovery’

The pontoon boat Discovery offers the public a sample of the multifaceted research of FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute




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