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Memories Of Jacquie Fort

Memories Of Jacquie Fort

Artist, craftsman and teacher Jacquie Fort died on January 9 of this year, a victim of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Kidz Closet: Local Needs, Local Resources

Kidz Closet: Local Needs, Local Resources

The first time Michele Lewis met Diane Mahan she didn’t know what to think.

They Eat Flowers, Don't They?

They Eat Flowers, Don't They?

As top-echelon chefs have discovered, an innovative presentation using edible flowers at the table makes a meal special – and more expensive.

The Slow, Sad Demise Of Dodgetown

The Slow, Sad Demise Of Dodgetown

It took a life-long Dodgers fan and long-time Vero Beach resident to tell the colorful story of the major league baseball team and the history of Vero Beach as the two rose and fell along parallel tracks between the years 1948 and 2007.

Can Main Street Save Our Downtown?

Can Main Street Save Our Downtown?

Back in the first half of the 20th century, when you heard the words “Main Street,” it conjured up visions of a bustling downtown with shops, banks, restaurants, and often a movie theater or two; in other words, the hub of Anytown, USA.

Learning To Be Somebody

Learning To Be Somebody

Bright-eyed Roberto scoops up a forkful of macaroni and cheese, and beams.

A Commitment To Going Green

A Commitment To Going Green

Since the first shouts to “go green” were heard four decades ago, the response has been slow but sure.

Golf: Vero Beach's Links To Past And Future

Golf: Vero Beach's Links To Past And Future

When Colonel J. Hamilton Gillespie, a Scottish immigrant in Sarasota, built a two-hole single fairway golf course on the front lawn of his home in 1886, few Floridians could envision a time when there would be more than 1,500 golf courses in the Sunshine State – and a demand for even more.

Florida's Creatures Great And Small

Florida's Creatures Great And Small

f we lose the Florida panther, we lose the last of Florida’s true wilderness,” says Chris Belden, speaking in the authoritative tones of a man who is an expert on the subject.

The Clay Menagerie Of Rene Guerin

The Clay Menagerie Of Rene Guerin

René Guerin is a painter’s painter. It almost seems as though she paints just to see how her subjects will look transformed by her brush.

A Beach Club For The 21st Century

A Beach Club For The 21st Century

The John’s Island community has a new beach club and it’s a beauty.

Flipping Florida: A Fixer-Upper With Potential

Flipping” real estate is as endemic to our region as an evening sky tinted with the pastels of a Fragonard or a manatee with propeller marks.