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"Great Scot!"

Wasting no time, Joyce and Mac placed a small ad in the Press Journal inviting the public to a Saturday morning meeting at the Doctor’s Clinic. Thinking a dozen or so individuals might come, they were delighted when 66 people showed up. Their enthusiasm was contagious, and by the end of the meeting the Scottish Society of the Treasure Coast was born.

The Long Gray Line

The Long Gray Line

In his last moments as a true civilian, Richard Brown stood on the football field at the United States Military Academy at West Point among a throng of incoming freshmen and their proud parents. It was August of 1998, and Ricky, as he was known to his loved ones beside him and back home in Sebastian, Fla., had one minute to say goodbye to his family – and his old identity.

The Ultimate Cat

The Ultimate Cat

The Jaguar practically purrs. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving the F-TYPE, a sports car engineered for performance; the XF, a mid-sized executive car; the XJ, a full-sized luxury saloon; or the XK, a luxury grand tourer. Designer Ian Callum’s F-TYPE won the World Car Design of the Year Award last year, and the Jaguar brand was named number one among luxury brands in the J.D. Power 2013 Sales Satisfaction Index Study.

But Can They Smile For The Camera?

But Can They Smile For The Camera?

“I have found my niche and I am a happy person!” So exclaimed Jim Dratfield regarding his career as a pet photographer. While his profession in itself is fascinating, the road traveled to get there is even more so.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Since the Blanco family opened Kendall Academy in the early 1990s, pre-schoolers ages 10 months to five years have experienced a Christmas miracle. Each year Administrator Maggie Lemoine Blanco chooses a theme and then works non-stop – sometimes into the wee hours of the morning – installing appliances, decorating Christmas trees and occasionally painting the walls to accent her creations. With no formal training in design, Maggie says “everything is from the heart,” and every hour spent is worth the elation of 167 children.

A Bit Of Decadence

A Bit Of Decadence

Why this history lesson in purses in the “Local Flavor” section this month? Well, as it turns out, one of the most tantalizing and versatile gastronomical creations was inspired by that 14th century drawstring purse and became a popular feature on a menu right here in Vero Beach. But first another bit of history.