Saving McKee

“We both knew we had something special here.” Suzan Phillips and Susan Schuyler Smith barely knew each other when they came to the conclusion together that they’d do anything they could to save McKee. For five years, the two Susans and the “Saturday Morning Gang” met each week to fight for the beauty that opened twenty years ago as McKee Botanical Garden.

Hunting for Hauntings

Larry Lawson and his team of volunteer investigators with Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigation have spent countless hours at local sites where people have experienced spirits of past inhabitants. What they’ve found while looking into these reports is fascinating.

Sneaky Superfoods

Warm Kale and Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad paired with Mustard-Glazed Baked Salmon are two nutritious, easy go-to dishes that will make you want to turn your oven on again. Put these two recipes together and you’ve got one of our favorite cozy-but-healthy dinner combinations.

Picture Perfect

In a late spring editorial meeting, we started dreaming about travel. That dream turned into our 2021 Inaugural Travel Photo Contest. After two months of culling through hundreds of submissions, we have some winners!

Dropping Anchor

In late 2017, Valerie Grassano was on the hunt for a new place to call home in Vero Beach. She found an ideal build opportunity on a vacant lot in The Anchor at The Moorings. Her new home exudes peace and harmony. Calming shades of blue and teal, inspired by the colors of the pool and surrounding water, gently play off white walls and wide-plank white oak floors, stained a deep mahogany. “It was meant to be,” says Grassano, reflecting on a moonlit night shortly after their move. “We were having dinner outside when we heard swishing sounds. The dolphins … were welcoming us home.”

A Bright Future

Stuart Hirstein is looking towards greater achievements for his students as head of Saint Edward’s School. “We aim to graduate students who will be prepared for college and beyond, who will be active and valuable citizens in their communities, and who exhibit the power of human kindness and a generosity of spirit,” Hirstein emphasizes. “Knowing how far we’ve come, and with an eye on where we’re going, I’m looking forward to a bright future!”

In the Driver's Seat

College and a budding career kept Jessica Linus Watford far from Florida, but when she was ready for something new, working at her family’s business for a summer seemed like the perfect way to plan her next move. It didn’t take long before she realized she not only liked the work she was doing at the Linus Cadillac Buick GMC dealership, but she was good at it.

In the October issue:

Saving McKee

“We both knew we had something special here.” Suzan Phillips and Susan Schuyler Smith barely knew each other when they came to the conclusion together that they’d do anything they could to save McKee. For five years, the two Susans and the “Saturday Morning Gang” met each week to fight for the beauty that opened twenty years ago as McKee Botanical Garden.

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