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Magical Moments

Nothing keeps Vero Beach resident May Brandt from painting — not gardening, taking enrichment courses, or spending time with her sisters, who visit often. That’s why on Wednesday mornings, she packs up her supplies, dons a hat, and heads out to meet up with fellow plein air artists.
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A Zest for Excellence

John Farnsworth, the highly acclaimed executive chef at John’s Island, has been pleasing palates there for 25 of the 52 years he’s been working in the culinary arts. When asked about his plans for retirement, the 72-year-old shrugs and smiles. For now, the kitchens at the club are still “John’s” island.
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Bridge to History

From his boyhood days bringing home fish for family dinners, to his youth as a schooner captain on the Indian River, to his decades of prosperity and accolades in the citrus industry, A.B. Michael’s life spanned Florida’s history, especially the history of Orchid Island. This island he loved had no bridges when he arrived in 1887. Now, a bridge to Orchid Island bears his name.
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Sail Away

“We had many friends, restaurants and activities we liked, and, of course, the beautiful beach,” says Rena. “How could we leave this wonderful place? The answer was to become possibly the only snowbirds from Turkey ..."
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Danger and Discovery

William Bartram traveled to Florida during the 1770s, coming from Pennsylvania and trekking as far south as Sebastian. A sign near Riverview Park in Sebastian marks the area as a site on what is today known as the William Bartram Trail. The sign commemorates his “great journey to study the flora, fauna and peoples of Florida.”
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Plane Dealing

As Vero Beach continues to grow and move forward, our historic airport will, no doubt, continue to play a key role in the community.
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Keeping It Real

So what does the future hold for the now-32-year-old who, as his father says, basically oversees every aspect of the business and is in the process of spearheading a new company initiative? Where does he see himself in five, 10, 15 years?

The Long Way Home

It took almost two years before the Bells finally found the perfect property in Central Beach. The problem was that it came complete with a classic 1950s cinder block house and carport. Both had to go.
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Seeing the World

After living in various climates and showcasing his work around the globe, artist Maciek von Ato settled into the Vero Beach community and began creating.
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Stages of Life

As Michael Kint retires from a long career with the United Way, we celebrate the work he has done in our community.
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Flights of Honor

Retired Rear Admiral James Hart, president of Space Coast Honor Flight, brings veterans to new heights to celebrate their military service.
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Suffering Suffragists

As we celebrate the right to vote this month, we meet a Vero Beach woman whose family members worked to pass the 19th amendment.

“Cow” Catchers Converge

What a delight it is to catch a glimpse of manatees in the Indian River and its canals — lolling in the water, snorting spray from fuzzy snouts.

In Perspective

C-6, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin also known as Phillipe, is back among his buddies after six months in intensive care at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Fort Pierce.

The Rite of Survivorship

Leila Shear may have felt like a princess when she wed Norman Burtch last April. Leila is a 28-year cancer survivor. Also in attendance was her steed, ODAAT (One Day At A Time), named in tribute to ALANON which Leila feels saved her life.

Watch Out, Buccaneers!

What if you and a group of friends could have your own island right here in the Indian River Lagoon, free of charge?




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