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Top Chef Challenge Qualifying Event

Top Chef Challenge Qualifying Event

The Top Chef Challenge Qualifying Event was held at The Club at Pointe West.

Play Bridge For The Children

Play Bridge For The Children

Children Home Society presented its 10th annual Have a Heart ... Play Bridge for the Children at Bent Pine Country Club

New Officers At VB Yacht Club

New Officers At VB Yacht Club

Vero Beach Yacht Club held its annual Change of Command and Fleet Review Ceremony.

Orchid Outreach Scholarships

Orchid Outreach Scholarships

Orchid Outreach, in support of the Orchid Employee Scholarship Fund, held its annual party at the home of Peggy and Frank Marino to introduce the scholarship winners and their families.

VBMA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

VBMA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Vero Beach Museum of Art celebrated its 25th Anniversary Gala with An Evening with Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin.

Sun Up Center Sporting Clay’s Charity Shoot

Sun Up Center Sporting Clay’s Charity Shoot

Shooting enthusiasts gathered at the Indian River Trap & Skeet Club for the Sun Up Center’s annual Sporting Clays Charity Shoot.

Florida Comets AAU Basketball Event

Florida Comets AAU Basketball Event

Members of the Indian River County All-Stars held a “meet & greet” and practice to prepare for the Florida Comets AAU Basketball benefit game against the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team.

Hibiscus Children Center’s Viva Las Vero

Hibiscus Children Center’s Viva Las Vero

“Vegas” came to Vero Beach at the Hibiscus Children Center’s Viva Las Vero Casino Night at the Vero Beach Elk’s Lodge.

Substance Awareness Council’s Evening Of Eclectic Art

Substance Awareness Council’s Evening Of Eclectic Art

The Substance Awareness Council welcomed guests to A Fine Evening of Eclectic Art at the home of designer K.C. Barkley.

Under The Sea: An Evening With Fabian Cousteau

Under The Sea: An Evening With Fabian Cousteau

PNC Wealth Management hosted Under the Sea: An Evening with Fabian Cousteau at Quail Valley River Club for its clients and friends.

Conversation On Conservation

Conversation On Conservation

The Nature Conservancy hosted a presentation by Director of the Caribbean Program Dr. Phillip Kramer at The Moorings Club.

Community Foundation Cocktail Reception

Community Foundation Cocktail Reception

Guests gathered at the home of Dawn and Ted Michaels for the Indian River Community Foundation’s annual report and cocktail reception.

Quail Valley Charity Cup

Quail Valley Charity Cup

The 9th annual Quail Valley Charity Cup week was filled with activities beginning with a 1-Mile Kids Fun Run and 5K Walk/Run, a Gourmet Wine & Guest Chef Dinner, a beachside shopping day and art show and sale at Palm House Gallery & Studio.

Art By The Sea

Art By The Sea

The Vero Beach Art Club’s annual Art by the Sea at the Vero Beach Museum of Art featured a juried exhibition and sale of members’ artwork.

Impact 100 Day

Impact 100 Day

Indian River Impact 100 held Impact Day where members and guests had the opportunity to tour four of the organization’s grant recipients.

19th Annual Antiques Show At The Museum

19th Annual Antiques Show At The Museum

The Vero Beach Museum of Art held its annual Antiques Show & Sale, kicking off the event with a Patron Cocktail Reception and Preview Party.

Kayaks Etc. Is Now Florida Outdoor Center

Kayaks Etc. Is Now Florida Outdoor Center

Kayaks Etc. in Sebastian has recently expanded and changed its name to Florida Outdoor Center.

Kaleidoscope Consignments Expands Again

Kaleidoscope Consignments Expands Again

Kaleidoscope Consignments on south Old Dixie has recently expanded for a third time since opening in January 2009.

Downtown Welcomes Conklin Realty

Downtown Welcomes Conklin Realty

Anne Conklin recently opened Conklin Realty downtown at 19th Place.

Art Gallery Opens on Ocean Drive

Art Gallery Opens on Ocean Drive

After a decade in its northern location in Bernardsville, N.J., owners John M. Stringer and Caesar Mistretta have opened a southern J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art on Ocean Drive.

Riverside Children's Theatre Wins Award

Riverside Children's Theatre Wins Award

Students from Riverside Children's Theatre won a Freddie G Outstanding Achievement in Music award at the 2011 Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta on the weekend of January 14 through January 16.

IRMC Recognizes Auxilians For Service

IRMC Recognizes Auxilians For Service

Receives Nightingale Private Duty Nursing Client Satisfaction

Receives Nightingale Private Duty Nursing Client Satisfaction

Nightingale Private Duty Nursing recently completed and received its Home Care Pulse certification, which measures client satisfaction with an agency's in-home care delivery.

No Business Like Snow Business

No Business Like Snow Business

The annual migration of people heading north begins in a matter of weeks, shortening lines at intersections and grocery stores and emptying calendars of notations about symphonies, distinguished lectures and charity balls.

Women With Impact

Women With Impact

When Laura McDermott, Ellie McCabe, Nancy Lynch, Susan Hopkins, Sherry Brown and Jennifer Malone met for breakfast on a December morning three years ago, the conversation around the table centered on a fundraising concept they had researched called Impact 100.

In The Lens Of The Beholder

In The Lens Of The Beholder

More than 130 entries were submitted by photographers to the Indian River Photo Club’s 2010 Juried Print Exhibition.

Please Pass The Fish!

Please Pass The Fish!

It began as a conversation among friends. Joanne Becker had just been presented with a bronze statue of a mahi-mahi from the studio of internationally acclaimed sculptor Phil Vanderlei in honor of her sponsorship of the Vero Beach Art Club’s Under The Oaks art show.

“No Irish Need Apply”

“No Irish Need Apply”

Jay P. Dolan, Vero Beach resident and professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, gives us the sweeping history of the Irish who lived, worked and worshiped in the United States since the 1700s in his compact and entertaining book, The Irish Americans.

A Bevy Of Silent Beauties

A Bevy Of Silent Beauties

George Paxton is someone who looks before he leaps but, once committed, will pursue the course without flagging. His current goal is to create figural sculptures that resonate with the passion of his heroes: Michelangelo, Bernini, Rodin.

The Hidden Treasure In Our Midst

The Hidden Treasure In Our Midst

For the past quarter-century, the Archive Center and Genealogy Department at the Indian River County Main Library, under the leadership of Pamela Cooper, has served as a treasure trove of historical information.

Never Give Up (Dasie) Hope

Never Give Up (Dasie) Hope

“Any given day,” says Sheriff Deryl Loar, “75-100 youngsters are given refuge from the hazards and temptations out there. When they’re at Dasie Hope, I don’t have to worry about them.”

A Paddler’s Paradise

A Paddler’s Paradise

Here on the Treasure Coast, we live in a paddler’s paradise. Just outside our doors we have access to countless launch locations and ideal paddling conditions, and canoes and kayaks provide the perfect vehicles for exploring the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Back In The Saddle Again

Back In The Saddle Again

It’s no secret that, with its multitude of bridle paths and lush countryside, Indian River County is a happy hunting ground for the “horsey set.” So where better to set our March review of local fashion finds than the equestrian centre at Windsor?

Doctors After Hours

Doctors After Hours

When it comes time to hang up their white coats and/or surgical gowns, these three doctors go their separate ways, pursuing passions that most of us only dream about. Here are their stories.

Surf’s Up At Ocean Park

Surf’s Up At Ocean Park

If you’ve just moved to the area it would be hard to imagine what Easter Lily Lane looked like up until four years ago.

Adding Savor To Your Salads

Adding Savor To Your Salads

We consulted the head chefs of three of Vero Beach’s popular restaurants for their take on the goodness and versatility of salads.

Fungi: Not Much Fun, But, Oh, So Functional!

Fungi: Not Much Fun, But, Oh, So Functional!

Without fungi, we’d be in a heap of trouble—literally.