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Laurie Durrell sits inside Blossom. Photo by Steven Martine

Moving Pictures with Click & Shutter

Laurie Durrell’s Click & Shutter goes far beyond just saying ‘cheese’
Jacque Petrone has a heart for saving homeless animals. Photo by Steven Martine

Jacque Petrone’s Instinct for Animals

The founder of HALO, a nonprofit no-kill shelter for abandoned and abused animals, has a heart for saving animals
Next time you’re at Sebastian Inlet State Park, look for volunteers Jane and Wayne Bushnell and say hello. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Vero’s Heroes: Jane and Wayne Bushnell

For this dedicated couple, volunteering is more than just a day in the park
Charlene Morris. Photo by Steven Martine

Charlene Morris’ Heart for Helping

Through The Source’s Dignity Wellness program, Charlene Morris provides mental health care and instills hope
Leigh Bergstrom prepares for her Tuesday routes, accompanied by Pepper, her potcake dog, rescued from The Bahamas. Photo by Steven Martine

Delivering Kindness with Leigh Bergstrom

The retiree volunteers several hours each week for Meals on Wheels; she thinks of it as the least she can do
Bridget Lueck, Karen Alexander, Dinah Gabany, Sidney Payne, and Diane Pinelle show some of the pillowcase dresses they have created

Reaping What They Sew

Sidney Payne and her band of seamstresses derive great joy from crafting dresses for girls in Africa
Ricky Ray applies his love of nature by leading informative hikes and birding expeditions

Vero’s Heroes: Ricky Ray is a Rare Bird

Ricky Ray holds nothing back in his volunteer work for the Pelican Island Audubon Society
Volunteer driver Kendall Zarrella is ready and waiting when Lois Miles is finished with her medical appointment

The Gift of a Lift

The drivers of the IRC Volunteer Ambulance Squad quietly perform an invaluable service to the community
Anna Lanam’s joy in volunteering is contagious, so she has no trouble recruiting others

Vero’s Heroes: Planting Seeds with Anna Lanam

Volunteer Anna Lanam gets creative for a Dodgertown Elementary School gardening project
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.

Get to Know Jupiter Town Councilman Cameron May

Firefighter Cameron May is Jupiter’s newest town councilman. Meet the man committed to preserving the uniqueness of the place he adores.

Hang Ten with These Five Surf Prodigies

A new generation of local surfers is riding the wave—all the way to the top.




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