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“I Like To Challenge The Reader”

“I Like To Challenge The Reader”

Earth Day With A Difference

Earth Day With A Difference

This year’s Earth Day, which celebrated the event’s 40th anniversary, meant something quite special at Beachland Elementary School.

Tea and Symphony

Tea and Symphony

Leaning forward on the podium, Tom Servinsky points to the violin players and, on cue, strings soar above the other instruments.

When The Lonesome Whistle Blows

When The Lonesome Whistle Blows

It’s not especially cheap at $753 – train fare plus a pair of earplugs – but a trip on Amtrak’s Silver Star from Winter Park, Fla., to Boston’s South Station certainly knocks pop culture sprawling.

Paintings From A Life

Paintings From A Life

His paintings are as mesmerizing as the sea itself. Composed of thousands of crescent-shaped wedges of oil paint, Francis Mesaros’s canvases contemplate the eternal theme of sea and sky.

Aw, Shucks! No More Oysters?

Aw, Shucks! No More Oysters?

Oysters aren’t pretty. In fact, they are downright ugly. Gray. Slimy. And encased in a jagged, sharp shell. So why would anyone care whether or not these bottom-feeding bivalves survive?

Drought Tolerance: The Secret Of A Lush Landscape

Drought Tolerance: The Secret Of A Lush Landscape

Florida does not have an arid climate, but with a seven-month long dry season, it can feel like a desert.

Do You Know The Way to Felix's Place?

Do You Know The Way to Felix's Place?

Felix Fajardo spent 20 minutes outside a storefront on 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach debating whether to go in or forget it.

Meanwhile, Back at the River Ranch...

Meanwhile, Back at the River Ranch...

Whenever Susan and Michael Marks of Vero Beach drove west across Florida on Route 60 to visit Mike’s brother and his family in Clearwater, they were impressed by the dramatic change in scenery and intrigued by a sign that said “Westgate River Ranch: The World’s Largest Dude Ranch.”

Vero Beach's Summer Style

Vero Beach's Summer Style

When the temperature rises, Vero Beach locals know to head for water.

At War and Peace in the Cockpit

At War and Peace in the Cockpit

It’s hard to pinpoint when Jim Denmark’s leadership qualities started to emerge, or when he first set his sights on a career as an officer and aviator in the United States Navy.

Giving Guidance to the Givers

Giving Guidance to the Givers

Champions of the Indian River Community Foundation admit that often their biggest challenge is helping people understand the concept of a community foundation.

"This Can't Be Florida!"

"This Can't Be Florida!"

Year-round residents Jocelyn (“Joss”) and Norman Bierman speak with unabashed enthusiasm about their 10 years at Windsor.

Four Thousand Miles From D-Day

Four Thousand Miles From D-Day

D-Day (J-Jour to the French) began in the early morning of June 6, 1944 on a spring low tide when 150,000 Allied soldiers in a 5,000-vessel armada crossed the English Channel to disembark on a rocky, seaweed-strewn stretch of the beaches of Normandy.