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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
A recent SCSO performance was held at The Community Church of Vero Beach

Aaron Collins is an Electric Conductor

For 15 years, Aaron Collins and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra have been sparking interest in classical music
The newly renovated Grand Harbor Beach Club is 8,674 square feet

Welcome to the Club

Five local clubs perform renovations that connect members to the outdoors and to one another
Kimmy’s Stuffed Fish

Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Holiday Favorite

At their Vero Beach home, Joey Fenyak and Kimmy Coveny host a Christmas Eve tradition: The Feast of the Seven Fishes

Blazing Trails with Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department

The Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department marks 100 years of service
Breeze Airways now flies to several destinations in the Northeast from Vero Beach Regional Airport. Photography by Steven Martine

The Sky’s the Limit at Vero Beach Regional Airport

The leaders at Vero Beach’s airport know that in the aviation business, you can never stay in a holding pattern
Hilary and Alannah Weston are continuing the vision of Windsor properties by embracing sustainability and environmental conservation while planning the new North Village. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna

Inside Windsor’s New Green Village

Windsor’s final phase will bring the natural world home
Gerry Berry. Photo by Steven Martine

Pride and Perseverance with Gerry Berry

Retired Marine Colonel Gerry Berry reflects on a 1975 mission that became an 18-hour test of endurance and courage
Jenna Houck spends a large part of her day in the paint shop, working on multiple projects at a time. Photo by Steven Martine

Behind the Curtain at Riverside Theatre

Enjoy a backstage pass to Riverside Theatre's Broadway-quality shows
Jeff Palleschi sits in the bar area that’s filled with antiques and comfortable seating. Photo by Steven Martine

In Good Spirits with Jeff Palleschi

Marine Veteran Jeff Palleschi has built an all-American bourbon distillery that captures the flavor of Vero Beach
Riverside Theatre presents four musicals this season as well

Spotlight on the 2023-2024 Cultural Season

Mark your calendars and prepare to be blown away by a windfall of cultural events in the coming months
Bray picks the summer crop of okra 1

Known by Their Fruits

For Joel Bray and his army of volunteers at Shining Light Garden, compassion grows on trees
Jumpers at Skydive Sebastian get a gorgeous view of the Indian River County coastline while floating back to the Sebastian Municipal Airport.

Taking to the Skies Over Sebastian

The air crackles with excitement in the airplane hangar where jumpers get ready. A beautifully painted Cessna Caravan idles on the runway, ready to...
Windsor residents Rob Long, Bob King, Jeff Zimmer, and Jon Rubinstein stand in the wine cellar established by the Weston family. Photo by Verola Media

Take a Tour of Windsor’s Wine Cellar

Windsor’s Wine Cellar is a 2,000-square-foot journey around the world
Artists’ renderings offer a preview of the exterior of the East Coast Zoological Society’s planned Aquarium and Conservation Center, set to open in 2027

A New Aquarium and Conservation Center on the Horizon

The Brevard Zoo is set to be joined by a sister facility to the north: the Aquarium and Conservation Center
Some of the local spots Mizerek frequents for inspiration while painting en plein air are McKee Botanical Garden, Jungle Trail, and the balcony of his home at Village Spires

Inside the Paintings of Leonard Mizerek

Having painted in Venice, Paris, and New York City, plein air and maritime artist Leonard Mizerek has found anchorage in Vero Beach
Blue Spring State Park. Photo by Teresa Lee Rushworth

Add a Spring to Your Step

Just two counties away, the cool, clear waters of Blue Spring beckon
Winner: Indian River Lagoon

Winners of the 2023 Photo Contest

Images poured in for our annual photo contest; now it’s time to soak up the splendor




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