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February 2011

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ELC’s Birds Of A Feather Golf Together

ELC’s Birds Of A Feather Golf Together

Golfers enjoyed beautiful weather and a great day of golf at the Environmental Learning Center’s 18th Annual Golf Tournament – Birds of a Feather Golf Together at Bent Pine Golf Club.

Hibiscus Gala Affair, Rio Style

Hibiscus Gala Affair, Rio Style

A Brazilian-style carnival was the theme of the Hibiscus Children’s Center’s annual winter gala, An Affair, Rio Style at the Moorings Club.

Saint Edward’s Society Dinner

Saint Edward’s Society Dinner

Saint Edward’s Society donors spent an evening with students and their families for dinner in the Peter B. Benedict Library and the Festival of Lessons & Carols in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts.

Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest

Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest

Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest began with the Kids’ Tennis Clinic at Grand Harbor, followed by the Jake Owen Concert with special guest Little Big Town at the Vero Beach Sports Village.

Art Club Art Trail

Art Club Art Trail

The Vero Beach Art Club presented Art Trail – A Tour of 10 Artists’ Studios, a chance for the public to see local artists at work in their studios.

VNA’s Hustle For Home Health & Hospice

VNA’s Hustle For Home Health & Hospice

The Visiting Nurse Association celebrated its 35th anniversary and National Home Care & Hospice Month with a Hustle for Home Health & Hospice 3.5 mile walk/run.

AFP Celebrates Philanthropy Day

AFP Celebrates Philanthropy Day

The Indian River chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals held its fifth annual National Philanthropy Day Awards at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

From The Ashes, A Center Reborn

From The Ashes, A Center Reborn

Before the intense fire was brought under control, the Wet Lab, a classroom and a second building that housed bathroom facilities, were totally consumed – a total of 4,500 square feet of space and half of the ELC’s structures.

More Than One Way To Skin A Cat

More Than One Way To Skin A Cat

Most schools, including those in what is today Indian River County, were one-room shacks built of palmetto logs where a pitcher pump in the yard provided the drinking water, and all subjects, except arithmetic and penmanship, were taught through oral recitation.

Harbor Branch’s New Executive Director

Harbor Branch’s New Executive Director

Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., was recently appointed Executive Director of FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

The Moorings Club Boat Parade

The Moorings Club Boat Parade

Boats of all sizes joined in the annual boat parade hosted by the Moorings Club.

Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest

Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest

The weekend event benefited the Mardy Fish Foundation and the Jake Owen Foundation which help youth in Indian River County

Food Among The Flowers

Food Among The Flowers

Plan your next visit to McKee Botanical Garden around lunchtime. Then you can enjoy a treat beyond the lush blooming bromeliads, orchids and water lilies.

Growing Bromeliads Is Easy – And Fun

Growing Bromeliads Is Easy – And Fun

There are quite a few bromeliads that grow well in Vero Beach, and once in place will require very little care.

Meanwhile, Back At The Grove

Meanwhile, Back At The Grove

From the beginning of the Florida citrus business in the 1800’s, attractive young women have graced many of the labels used by growers on their crates.

Bringing Bermuda To John’s Island

Bringing Bermuda To John’s Island

When Bob Lyles saw the house set back from a quiet, oak-shaded street in John’s Island his first thought was what a beautiful setting.

Redstick: Vero Beach’s “Secret” Golf Club

Redstick: Vero Beach’s “Secret” Golf Club

RedStick Golf Club maintains a quiet profile in Vero Beach and its 275 members like it that way.