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Magnolia: Best In Class

Magnolia: Best In Class

A Fellowes' Imperfect Past

A Fellowes' Imperfect Past

British actor and writer Julian Fellowes arrived at the pinnacle of his life’s work in 2002 when he won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Gosford Park.

Kirb-ing Local litter

Kirb-ing Local litter

Vivian Mosshart has never seen an empty tissue box she couldn’t transform into something useful.

This Land is Your Land--At 6 Cents An Acre

This Land is Your Land--At 6 Cents An Acre

Throughout most of history, land ownership was not even a distant dream for most ordinary working people.

Just Say No to Poisons

Just Say No to Poisons

Widespread use of insecticides in our landscapes is causing myriad problems.

Springtime at the Cottage

Springtime at the Cottage

Chill, but Hot

Chill, but Hot

Thai cuisine is popular fare in Vero Beach, transcending age, gender and background.

A Positive Place for Kids

A Positive Place for Kids

When the last school bell of the day rings at 3 p.m. nearly 18,000 children throughout the county leave their classrooms. Some head home where a parent or caregiver is waiting, some participate in an extracurricular program, and others go off to work – yet far too many are left on their own.

Surfin' Incorporated

Surfin' Incorporated

For many years, surfing has been prominent in our own home town, largely due to one of the Holy Grails of East Coast surfing: Sebastian Inlet. Some influences are more visible than others, but local icons of surfing are all among us.

"Time For The Next One"

"Time For The Next One"

"Love and work...work and love, that’s all there is,” said Sigmund Freud. But how many of us can combine those seemingly divergent realms of meaning and state that we love our work?

Why Windsor Works

Why Windsor Works

Nearly 420 acres of grapefruit groves stretched to the horizon when Canadian Galen Weston and his wife Hilary first set eyes on the property we know today as Windsor.

Right Place at the Wrong Time

Right Place at the Wrong Time

Anthony DeChellis entered Saint Edward’s School in the fall of 1974 as a sixth grader. It was shortly after the DeChellis family moved from New Jersey, settled in The Moorings and enrolled the four boys in the school.

Sailing on a Silver Cloud

Stability. Susan Schuyler Smith knew that was what Alexander Dreyfoos sought; she also knew it was only a matter of time before he would find what he was looking for and call on her expertise.

Is There A Doctor in the Country?

Is There A Doctor in the Country?

The sticky-toed tree frog had fallen from a palm tree. I found him on a frigid morning, motionless and missing a leg.