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Jane Snead is inspired by the numerous local organizations and people in Vero Beach who help those in need. Photo by Steven Martine

Jane Snead Helps Locals Rise Up

United Against Poverty’s Jane Snead inspires others with the story of her own harrowing but triumphant journey
Sabrina Cruz, case manager, works with Teegan in the library. Photo by Steven Martine

Making Room for Hope

Vero Beach-based nonprofit Hope for Families Center is planning an expansion that will double its capacity to brighten futures
Trudie Rainone feels a pull toward the ocean ever since she and her family scattered the ashes of her son D.J. after his death from cancer at age 44. Photo by Steven Martine

An Ocean of Memories

Thanks to his mother’s gift, D.J. Rainone will be honored by the conservation work carried out by ORCA in the building bearing his name
Suzi McCoy Shriner, Kristin Rohr, Sue Tompkins, and Dee Locke are part of a large group of local women focused on giving back through Impact 100. Photography by Jason Nuttle

Meet the Faces of Impact 100 Indian River

Members of Impact 100 Indian River have cultivated a sisterhood of philanthropy that is transforming the health and welfare of our community
The 23-year-old Moulton Layne P.L. classic Bermuda-style home on the North Course Photography by Nickolas Sargent

Family Beach House is A Tall Order

A handpicked team of professionals creates a coastal sanctuary to suit three generations of a family's lifestyle—and height
Elizabeth, Chad, Linda, and Tom Leonard with store mascot Kiki. Photo by Steven Martine

Book Smarts at the Vero Beach Book Center

The Leonard family's Vero Beach Book Center has been enriching the local community for nearly half a century

Red, White, and What a View!

A stunning riverfront home is the perfect setting for an all-American holiday
Jayne Withers teaches all ages about British etiquette, tea, and food presentation. Photography by Steven Martine

Tea Time with Jayne Withers

The native brit, author, and dining etiquette coach helps neophytes navigate a 200-year-old tradition with poise and confidence
The Trans-Florida Central Railroad Trail is a popular place for runners and cyclists to exercise

Visiting the History of Fellsmere

The Kitching Switch Trailhead, Marsh Landing Restaurant, and Marian Fell Library tell of Fellsmere's past and present
Amanda Hendry and Jack Foster are moving up in the ranks of national pickleball players. Photo by Steven Martine

Pickleball’s Power Couple

Whether it was love at first dink or a shared passion for America's fastest growing sport, Jack Foster and Amanda Hendry are rising stars on the pro pickleball circuit
The McKee ponds are cleaned regularly by garden staff. Weeds are removed daily along with duckweed and blooms that have died off. Photo by Martina Tannery

A Splash of Color at McKee Botanical Garden

June is the peak month for water lilies, and McKee Botanical Garden is the place to see them in abundance
Anna Artigas, adopted from a Chinese orphanage at age 4, is now a voice of hope for people around the world enduring a rare medical condition. Photo by Kelly Rogers

From Hardship to Hope with Anna Artigas

A Vero Beach teen living with a rare condition serves as a role model for families across the world
Madalyn works with third grade teacher Noelle Grantham during a reading period that includes a section on space. Anthony and Zuri look on. Photography by Kim Bottalico

Reading at Full Blast

The Learning Alliance's Moonshot Moment is serving as a booster for elementary school literacy levels
Behind the Baton with Christopher Confessore. Photo by Roxanne Scianna Photography

Behind the Baton with Christopher Confessore

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra's tireless conductor and music director relishes Vero Beach's May Pops event
Already an experienced quarter midget driver at age 7, Lily Lampp is proud of her new race car, custom painted in her favorite colors. Photography by Bryant Lampp

Tyke on the Track

Lily Lampp is one 7-year-old who is living life in the fast lane
Jaguarundi, herpailurus yaguarondi, Adult staThe elusive jaguarundi may be mistaken for a juvenile Florida panthernding on Branch

Meet the Phantom Feline

The elusive jaguarundi roams the forests and shrublands of Central and South America, but its Florida connection is an enduring mystery
Bob Joy is an avid photographer who enjoys sharing his talent and love of nature with others. Photo by Bob Joy

Bob Joy’s Frame of Mind

For Vero Beach resident and nature photographer Bob Joy, the best moments in nature occur when things just "click"
The Jones Pier Conservation Area on Jungle Trail is a habitat designed to help preserve the health of the lagoon, complete with a living shoreline. Photo by Sam Wolfe

History and Habitat Across Indian River County

County conservation projects enhance the quality of life for humans and wildlife alike
The decor throughout the Southwinds home is meant to be comfortable and beachy. Photography by Jessica Glynn

Bright and Airy Condo is the Ideal Second Act

A Southwinds condo renovation creates a coastal comfort zone for a retired Michigander and longtime Vero vacationer
Indian River Land Trust recently opened Oyster Bar Marsh along the west side of Highway A1A just north of Round Island Park. The property is a result of a years-long collaboration with Indian River County. Photo by Matt Fulcher

In Cahoots for Conservation

The productive partnerships fostered by the Indian River Land Trust mirror the symbiosis of nature

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