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Collaborating For The Kids

Collaborating For The Kids

From a national perspective, Indian River County has an interesting group of kids. While we are one of the 100 wealthiest counties in the United States, the children born here are notable in that their demographic makeup – economic, racial and cultural – is surprisingly similar to the national average.

Finding Her Niche

Finding Her Niche

Painting has always been something that I have to do,” says Katie Gastley, “just like you need to drink or eat.” And it’s worked wonders for her. Before the age of 30, the artist and owner of Idlewild Co. graduated from the Pratt Institute, worked for Martha Stewart, started her own business, and landed acclaimed clients like Urban Outfitters and West Elm.

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box

Imagine having to raze and rebuild an outdated 2,400-square-foot John’s Island condominium in less than six months. No small feat, but Harry Gandy Howle Architects P.A., Croom Construction Company and Spectrum Interior Design have tackled similar projects together and were more than up to the task.

A Most Unusual Print Shop

A Most Unusual Print Shop

It may be the county’s best-kept secret. For sure, it’s one of Sheriff Deryl Loar’s smartest decisions since his 2009 election. And while it’s the only one of its kind in the entire state, practically nobody knows it exists. Just what is it? It’s the print shop at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Joey's Seafood Shack

Joey's Seafood Shack

Naima Rauam painted watercolors of it in her make-shift smokehouse studio; Joseph Mitchell crafted his 1940s' novel Old Mr. Flood around it and Vero Beach fishmonger and restaurateur Joey Fenyak remembers it as the first place he sold his freshly dug clams. New York’s Fulton Fish Market, the largest wholesale fish market in the United States was where Joey began his 30-plus-year career in the seafood business.