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A Date With The SEALs

A Date With The SEALs

Visitors will discover several new attractions at “Muster XXVI,” the annual SEALs event to be held this Veterans Day weekend at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce.

Youth Guidance Celebrates Accomplishments

Youth Guidance Celebrates Accomplishments

August 10, 13 & 16: Youth Guidance children celebrated their many educational accomplishments over the summer with three community events.

SAC Hosts Back To School Bash

SAC Hosts Back To School Bash

September 10: Master hypnotist and internationally known magician Gary Roberts entertained children and adults at the Substance Awareness Council of Indian River County’s Back to School Bash at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.

United Way’s Day of Caring

United Way’s Day of Caring

September 24: Over 350 volunteers spent their Saturday morning at 30 area parks and nonprofit organizations participating in a variety of work projects for the United Way Day of Caring.

Golf Classic Benefits Samaritan Center

Golf Classic Benefits Samaritan Center

October 1: Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and camaraderie at the sixth annual Bernard & Betty Egan Memorial Golf Classic at Hawk’s Nest Golf Club benefiting the Samaritan Center.

Grand Harbor Book Club Remembers 9/11

Grand Harbor Book Club Remembers 9/11

September 1: Members and guests of the Grand Harbor Book Club marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a special luncheon featuring two men who experienced the tragedy firsthand.

Parents Breakfast at St. Edward’s

Parents Breakfast at St. Edward’s

September 19: The Saint Edward’s School Parents Association held its welcome-back breakfast for new and returning parents in the Peter B. Benedict Library.

Artistry In Motion Relocates

Artistry In Motion Relocates

After four years on 14th Avenue, Artistry in Motion has relocated to a larger facility on 21st Street.

Attorney David Carter Receives National Recognition

Attorney David Carter Receives National Recognition

Gould Cooksey Fennell announced that David Carter was chosen for the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is the only attorney on the Treasure Coast to receive this honor for Personal Injury Litigation.

Mark’s At The Pointe Spokesmodel Winners

Mark’s At The Pointe Spokesmodel Winners

Mark’s at the Pointe Salon & Boutique recently announced the winners of its spokesmodel contest. The first-place winner won a one-year spokesmodel contract and will be featured in the salon's print ad and events

Land Rover Unveils The Evoque

Land Rover Unveils The Evoque

Jaguar Land Rover Treasure Coast debuted the new Range Rover Evoque at a cocktail reception. Land Rover officials from England were on hand to explain the Evoque's features.

Leigh Jewelers Launches New Website

Leigh Jewelers recently launched a new website, www.leighjewelers.com, that offers features to make selecting the right piece of jewelry easier.

Global To The Rescue

Global To The Rescue

Peter R. Tyson Inc., a marine and aviation insurance company, recently began offering Global Rescue, a crisis response for medical and security needs anywhere in the world.

Healthy Start New Executive Director

Healthy Start New Executive Director

Rebecca Russell-Gootee has been appointed the new executive director of Indian River Healthy Start Coalition. She is responsible for developing a strategic plan for fundraising, as well as expanding the board of directors, creating advisory committees and enhancing the core support group.

Humane Society Opens Store In The Mall

Humane Society Opens Store In The Mall

Pet lovers can now adopt cats, dogs and critters while shopping at the Indian River Mall at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River’s All For Paws Boutique.

Sweet Creations

Sweet Creations

Lori Young is not the Cake Boss, but her specialty cake shop Sweet Creations on Old Dixie is full of tasty treats.

Labels Clothing Is Timeless

Labels Clothing Is Timeless

Labels Timeless Clothing, a stylish and intimate high-end consignment boutique, has opened its doors in the Treasure Coast Plaza.

All That Glitters…

All That Glitters…

And so it begins…November marks the start of the season for Vero Beach’s main charity events. Diamonds, dancing and elegant gourmet dinners abound throughout the next seven months, providing an excellent opportunity for artistic formal wear and exquisite jewelry.

Revisiting A Very Different Vero Beach

Revisiting A Very Different Vero Beach

“We have to be careful how we tell the prom story.” Knowing giggles ensue. The humorist is Cornelia Perez, but the friends having a laugh first knew her as Cornelia Auxier, daughter of Herschel and Lucy Auxier, one of the early Vero Beach families.

Spreading The Magic Of Music

Spreading The Magic Of Music

Penny Odiorne can’t wait for the evening of November 20. Circled in red on her calendar the date marks the Indian River Symphonic Association’s season-opening concert. The woman who spearheaded the drive to bring quality symphonic performances to the community 17 years ago wouldn’t miss it for the world.

New Hope For Haiti

New Hope For Haiti

As twilight descends on the Haitian border village of Tilori, a number of weary residents who have toiled since dawn on a reforestation project designed to sustain the production of food, fuel and building materials, were smiling, knowing their efforts will lead to a better future for themselves and inspire other communities to follow their lead.

A Symphony of Shapes

A Symphony of Shapes

In a brilliant blend of circles, dots and lines – straight, curved or quirky – Beatriz Milhazes’ favorite colors leap to life, forming the spirited patterns that captivate her viewers.

Seafood For All Seasons

Seafood For All Seasons

The rich variety of seafood teeming in the waters off the Florida coast makes it a popular choice when dining out or eating at home.

The Nativity: A Labor of Love

The Nativity: A Labor of Love

Picture the following scenario: You have just attended Mass one Sunday in November at Holy Cross Catholic Church, and as you are leaving you see two women greet each other. Nothing unusual there.

In Search of That ‘Wow!’ Photo

In Search of That ‘Wow!’ Photo

In March, 2008, photography enthusiast and long-time Vero Beach resident Donna Green packed up her Canon 5D full frame digital single lens reflex camera, her 28mm wide angle and 300mm telephoto lenses and headed west.

Memories of a Malevolent Era

Memories of a Malevolent Era

Mike Mersky, Head of Saint Edward’s School, favors nonfiction, “because for me, reality is more exciting than fiction.” Specifically, he is an avid reader of history and biographies.

Celebrating Silver at Hawk’s Nest

Celebrating Silver at Hawk’s Nest

Hawk’s Nest Golf Club reaches a significant milestone this fall with its silver anniversary. Its members certainly have a great deal to celebrate beyond the club’s longevity.

Vero Beach Country Club’s General Manager

Vero Beach Country Club’s General Manager

Vero Beach Country Club recently named Greg Wetzel as its new general manager and chief operating officer.

Choral Society’s Midsummer Medley

Choral Society’s Midsummer Medley

July 29: Over 80 people filled the Great Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church for the Vero Beach Choral Society’s inaugural Midsummer Medley benefiting the Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Florida’s Biggest Strip Show

Florida’s Biggest Strip Show

Here in Florida, we inhabit a geographic cul-de-sac, a continental appendage that my second-grade teacher taught us to draw as an upside-down turkey, with Lake Okeechobee providing a Cyclopian eye. Perhaps the least changed in our ecological novelty of a state are our swamps, the vines and mosses eternally being born, dank with black water and rotted leaves and ripe with the scent of living creatures, including the legions of microscopic things chomping away at something.

Patriot Golf Day At Grand Harbor Club

Patriot Golf Day At Grand Harbor Club

September 3: The Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club, along with the PGA of America and United States Golf Association, hosted Patriot Golf Day to raise funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

JPrice Has Designs On U.S. 1

JPrice Has Designs On U.S. 1

Owner and decorator Janet Price recently opened JPrice Designs, an interior design studio upstairs at Melange on U.S. Highway 1.

Lowe’s Home Improvement Improves The Humane Society

Lowe’s Home Improvement Improves The Humane Society

September 10:,/strong> Staff from Lowe’s Home Improvement Center volunteered their time at The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, building two paddocks by the animal shelter’s barn to help house the increasing number of farm animals arriving at the shelter.

Swingtime For The Nutcracker

Swingtime For The Nutcracker

“I have this son …” These four little words led to a journey that would one day bring a jazz version of The Nutcracker Ballet to the children’s stage at Vero Beach. The words were spoken by Joanie Schnell in 2001 to Linda Downey, Education Director at Riverside Children’s Theatre (RCT). The son is Adam Schnell, choreographer and librettist of The Nutcracker: In Swingtime! – now in its second year of production.