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Thanks For The Memories

Thanks For The Memories

It’s a scene played out dozens of times each night, seven nights a week, at Bobby’s Restaurant on Ocean Drive along the Beach.

March 2010
Seeing 20/20 with Tori Ueltschi Barnett

Seeing 20/20 with Tori Ueltschi Barnett

Victoria (Tori) Ueltschi Barnett graduated from Saint Edward’s School in 2000, earned a degree in journalism and political science, and began her career in the non-profit arena for a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C.

March 2010
Mystery of the Lincoln Mask

Mystery of the Lincoln Mask

The first thing you notice is how big his features are. His nose, large and aquiline, projects from a lightly creased, prominent brow.

February 2010
Strictly for the Birds

Strictly for the Birds

Steve Massey never knew Paul Kroegel, but tales of the German immigrant’s passion for protecting the wildlife on Pelican Island passed down by his great-grandfather was one of the things that prompted Steve to become a member of the Pelican Island Preservation Society.

February 2010
Ladies of the Lagoon

Ladies of the Lagoon

Long before Henry Flagler built his string of luxury hotels on Florida’s East Coast, tourists flocked to the Indian River Lagoon to vacation in one of the last virgin areas of primeval beauty in the United States.

January 2010
A New Gate in Gifford

A New Gate in Gifford

On August 15, 2009, members of the Gifford Cemetery Association and the community at large gathered to dedicate the imposing new gate that now adorns the entrance to the Gifford Cemetery on 49th Street.

January 2010
The Whitman Christmas Tablecloth

The Whitman Christmas Tablecloth

By far my favorite family tradition is the Whitman Christmas Tablecloth, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.

December 2009

Florida’s Splendid Little Wars

Newcomers who feel betrayed at our cold snaps also seem to believe that Florida began with coconuts carved into pirate heads and “Wish You Were Here” postcards of palm trees and sandy beaches.

December 2009
The First Lady of Vero Beach

The First Lady of Vero Beach

She is someone who – rather than bemoaning that things are not what they used to be – has spent her entire life embracing change and working to preserve, improve and enhance all that is valuable and unique about Indian River County.

January 2009

Snowbirds, Exotics, & Other Interlopers

It’s early morning. A curl of foam rushes to shore carrying sea beans and the egg case of a skate while a sandpiper runs after the flotsam on twinkling feet.

January 2009