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Here's To You, Mr. Robinson

January is the month in which we celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, gunned down over 40 years ago on a motel balcony in Memphis.

From Numbers Man To No. 1

From Numbers Man To No. 1

Robert R. Harris has been a community leader in Indian River County for the past several decades.

House of Fire and Water

House of Fire and Water

When K.C. Barkley and her husband Von first saw the 1960’s ranch-style house in Riomar they agreed it had plenty of potential.

Hot Dogs!

Hot Dogs!

Alaskan Malamute. Siberian Husky. Bernese Mountain Dog. Tibetan Mastiff.

All Action, All The Time

Best-selling adventure writer Clive Cussler knows how to grab his readers.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Down the C-54

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Down the C-54

At first glance, it doesn’t look like much. A bumpy, dirt road. A small, steel shed. Steep banks that sink down to tea-colored water.

Hunter Kappel Goes It Alone

Hunter Kappel Goes It Alone

Ask the average male teenager what sport he’d like to play at the collegiate level and rowing probably wouldn’t make the top 20.

A Snowbird's Guide to Sun-Loving Bulbs

A Snowbird's Guide to Sun-Loving Bulbs

I love tulips. When I lived in Maryland, I’d plant tulip bulbs each fall knowing that, in the spring, my tulips would arrive in all their colorful glory.

Carlos Perez Vidal, Past and Present

Carlos Perez Vidal, Past and Present

Cuban artist Carlos Pérez Vidal is a recent arrival in Vero Beach.

Buy Local, Buy Fresh

Buy Local, Buy Fresh

Local and fresh are current buzzwords that connote quality and healthfulness, plus a boost to the local economy.

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.

Boating For The Fun Of It

Boating For The Fun Of It

One of the first things Jim Ward did when he and his wife Judy moved to Vero Beach was check out the Vero Beach Power Squadron.

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.