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100 Years Of Rotary: Service Above Self

100 Years Of Rotary: Service Above Self

Rotary — for 100 years it has been a name synonymous with humanitarian service.

Touched By An Angel- Betty Reed

Touched By An Angel- Betty Reed

In January 1993, I had the good fortune to move to Vero Beach and the better fortune to move into a home across the street from Betty Reed, another relative newcomer.

A New Life For Nancy

A New Life For Nancy

Today, Nancy Hertel casts a larger shadow than the gaunt and listless woman who reluctantly arrived on the steps of the Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach four years ago.

When Riverboats Ruled The Lagoon

When Riverboats Ruled The Lagoon

Queens of the River” was the phrase a newspaper reporter used to describe the first steamboats that plied the Indian River Lagoon in the late 1870s.

Lions, Tiger...And Coatimundi? Oh My!

Lions, Tiger...And Coatimundi? Oh My!

If a census-taker were to visit 18905 Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce, he would sense immediately that the address is very different from other homes in the area.

Cycling With Mike Costner

Cycling With Mike Costner

For the last few years, cycling has slowly crept into American mainstream sports thanks to Lance Armstrong’s seven wins in the Tour de France.

A Treasure Under The Oaks

A Treasure Under The Oaks

When Pat and Richard Burgoon first saw their future home on the Indian River Lagoon, it was the oaks that drew them to it.

Master Of Three Mediums

Master Of Three Mediums

It’s a good thing C.R. “Randy” Buck didn’t listen to his teachers when they tried to discourage him from pursuing his art.

The Bohemian Bard Of Wabasso

The Bohemian Bard Of Wabasso

Laura (Riding) Jackson came to the little town on the banks of the Indian River with her husband, Schuyler Jackson, also a writer.

Jolly Well Decorated

Jolly Well Decorated

What has become a long-lasting, sold-out tradition in Indian River County began with a thoughtful gesture more than a dozen years ago.

Here We Grow Again

Here We Grow Again

Love is an emotion hard to describe or depict.

Norwegian Christmas

Norwegian Christmas

Today, Anna Brooks enjoys life in the subtropical climate of Vero Beach, but she still remembers how, as a little girl named Anna Opgaard, she visited her grandparents’ farm north of the Arctic Circle in Norway.