Author: Archival Photography From The Indian River County Main Library

Preserving Tradition And Preparing For The Future

It’s no wonder Debbi Peniston considers Riomar Country Club her home away from home. Forty-five years ago her husband Eric introduced her to the private, member-owned club; and she’s been a familiar figure there ever since. The Penistons are also considered family as Eric’s grandfather Winchester Fitch was one of the original homeowners in what was to become known as Riomar. Fitch not only coined the name, which means “river to sea,” he was among the club’s first members.

Progress Doesn't Mean Burning Bridges

Crossing from one beautiful place to another. That’s what it means to drive over the Merrill P. Barber Bridge. Similarly, when you consider its evolution from a simple, wooden drawbridge created for a fledgling Vero, to the concrete-and-steel structure serving today’s Vero Beach, you may find a kind of beauty both on the “then” and the “now” sides of the bridge’s rich history.

Women With Impact

When Laura McDermott, Ellie McCabe, Nancy Lynch, Susan Hopkins, Sherry Brown and Jennifer Malone met for breakfast on a December morning three years ago, the conversation around the table centered on a fundraising concept they had researched called Impact 100.

Navigating The Battle With Cancer

When Denise Hudspeth joined the oncology staff at Indian River Medical Center a year ago she wasted no time in scheduling regular support group meetings for those dealing with all types of cancer, as well as their families and friends. The response has been overwhelmingly positive as witnessed by the number of individuals who come to learn about the options and resources available to them, share experiences and encourage one another.