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The Fight to Save 10,000 Lives

The Fight to Save 10,000 Lives

Wealth, wealth and brains are considered assets in matters of life and love.

When is a Cruise More than a Cruise?

When is a Cruise More than a Cruise?

Vadim Palchun, a Russian guide and art expert, is leading a group of 12 wide-eyed Americans to a restricted and rarely visited inner sanctum in one of the world’s greatest art museums.

Boxed In: The Art of Assemblage

Boxed In: The Art of Assemblage

Her art form is called assemblage – a cross between sculpture and collage that involves more cutting and fitting than the traditional skills of molding and carving.

A Place Of Their Own- At Last

A Place Of Their Own- At Last

If you’re wondering why Rebecca Rustine is glowing these days, the answer is simple.

The Vintage Years of Jim Seitz

The Vintage Years of Jim Seitz

When Jim Seitz joined some friends for dinner 35 years ago, he had no idea of what that evening of fine food and wines would lead to.

Invite The Birds Back Into Your Yard

Invite The Birds Back Into Your Yard

The Florida Audubon Society estimates that the populations of our birds have declined by more than 80 percent in the last 50 years.

Climb Every Mountain

Climb Every Mountain

It began, Greg Mortenson recalls, because of a little amber-bead necklace that belonged to his youngest sister, Christa.

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.

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.

A Daughter's memories, A Sweet Surprise

Towards the end of the 19th century, newly arrived settlers in Central Florida discovered that the fertile region running alongside the Indian River Lagoon was ideally suited to the growing of oranges and grapefruit.

The New Life of Vero Man

Vero Man would have been proud.

The Key to his Kingdom

Howard Frank Mosher is always looking for material for his next book.

The House of New Beginnings

From all outward appearances Karen Schaefer seemed to have the best of all worlds.