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An Exotic Country Cottage With Far East Flavor

An Exotic Country Cottage With Far East Flavor

It’s been said that everyone has a story to tell and Josh and Jeed Cooks’ tale has all the makings of a do-it-yourself best seller. After months spent house hunting and not finding anything they cared for or could afford, the couple opted to purchase a vacant lot and build the kind of house they wanted.

Closing The Loop

Closing The Loop

In preparation for the upcoming exhibition “Viewpoints” at the Admiralty Gallery next month, Francis Sprout was looking through his studio flat files and discovered a cache of figurative drawings he had executed in undergraduate school more than 50 years ago.

A Cultural Touchstone For The Community

A Cultural Touchstone For The Community

“Artreach” is the Vero Beach Museum of Art’s concept of “outreach.” This effort – sometimes a push of programs into the community and other times an initiative that pulls the public into the museum – is a core philosophy. Indeed for the past 30 years, the museum has garnered accolades as the premier regional visual arts center. Yet from the beginning, the leadership, staff and volunteers have also focused on cultural enrichment in service to the public.

Shine On

Shine On

The Medical Center’s patient navigation program pairs a patient with a knowledgeable, compassionate professional “navigator” to provide guidance through and around the many barriers in what some have dubbed the “maze” of cancer care. Financial challenges, language and cultural differences, communication problems, and transportation issues are but a few of the obstacles that can seem insurmountable to a patient. Even under the best of circumstances, the innate complexity of the health care system alone can be incredibly daunting to someone who has just heard the words, “You have cancer.”

A Life-Line Through The Storm

A Life-Line Through The Storm

When Thomas Tetrault was diagnosed with Stage 3 invasive oral cancer in 2012, he thought he was doomed. The diagnosis was ominous enough. Being denied health insurance due to a pre-existing condition was devastating.

A Guiding Light

A Guiding Light

An alumnus of the nationally known Avenue D Boys’ Choir, Deaunta found salvation in singing. Like many of his fellow choristers, Deaunta, 27, grew up without two full-time parents. He saw his father about once a year, and he watched his mother work two or three jobs to support him and his brother. His grandmother lived on the corner of Avenue D and 21st Street where he witnessed drug deals and even saw someone get shot.

All Through The House

All Through The House

Enjoy the holidays in style whether making cookies at home, playing on the beach or hitting the links.

Natural Canvas

Natural Canvas

If you’ve ever seen a body of water that appears to be blanketed in “green,” no doubt you’ve witnessed a mat of aquatic plants commonly referred to as duckweed, which belongs to a family composed of the smallest flowering aquatic plants. As its name suggests, duckweed is an important high-protein food source for some waterfowl, especially ducks, as well as other birds and fish. Duckweed is found in quiet, nutrient-rich waters such as wetlands, marshes, retention ponds and canals. Under ideal conditions, duckweed can double in surface area in less than two days.

Uptown, Urban Chic And Stylish

Uptown, Urban Chic And Stylish

Nowhere is this more evident than in the cuisine offered at the oceanfront restaurant, Citrus Grillhouse on Easter Lily Lane, a 4,700-square-foot eatery built as part of an impressive $25 million, British Colonial-style renovation project. The Citrus Grillhouse is urban chic and stylish. With wraparound porches offering spectacular ocean views, the cosmopolitan décor and open kitchen hint at the restaurant’s hip atmosphere and approachability.