Vero Beach Magazine - June 2011

Memories of a Forgotten Hotel

Jamie Ford is clear about his debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – it’s a love story. Also clear to his readers in Vero Beach, whom he recently addressed, is that Ford is just the type of guy to write a good love story. He’s sensitive and sentimental, and he understands the emotional quality that goes into the genre. “I get it,” he says.

Make Family Fare A Family Affair

Many of today’s kids might be surprised to find that they like getting dirty and, with some planning, the whole family can have a fantastic time gardening. Even if you have a small area to use, you’ll still be able to squeeze in some attractive vegetable crops that should keep the kids interested.

From Paper Parks to The Real Thing

When Eleanor Phillips talks about the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park, the excitement in her voice is evident as she describes the Bahamas’ most recognized national park and the first of its kind in the world. It’s also well-deserved, as the park, with more than 112,000 acres of beaches, estuaries, reefs, blue holes and forested cays, attracts thousands of visitors every year and supports thriving tourism-based businesses.

One Perfect Day

Imagine one whole day to yourself at the luxurious Vero Beach Hotel & Spa – what would you do? The oceanfront pool is a perfect spot for relaxing in the sun, enjoying a favorite cocktail (brought by a cabana valet, of course). A stroll on the beach is a must!. In the evening, an extraordinary dinner awaits at Cobalt, the resort’s chef-inspired restaurant and lounge. Then sleep like royalty in one of the 113 spacious and elegantly appointed guestrooms. What could be better? Everything you need can be found right here in Vero Beach.

Miss Manners Of Vero Beach

Cindy Roden recently launched Handshakes & Dinner Plates, The Etiquette School in Vero Beach where she teaches children, teens and adults the good manners necessary to manage social and business situations with confidence.

Ultimately Vero Beach

Ultimate Cheer & Dance, Vero Beach’s newest location offering competitive and recreational all-star cheerleading and hip-hop, has opened on Piper Drive off Aviation Boulevard.

The Lonely Ghosts of Yeehaw Junction

The middle of the day, like the middle of the night, is when time goes slowly. This is when ozone is reaching its daily peak, contributing to the haze of late afternoon, and thunderstorms develop in the west, cumulonimbus clouds towering over each other until they shape themselves into an anvil, when lightning strikes start fires that smoke the horizon and turn pines into blackened stumps.

Orchid Classes At Monti’s

Monti's Flower Market is offering orchid care and repotting classes by Terri Hamker and creative ways to use cut orchids in arrangements by Monti Jones June 15 at 7 p.m. and June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

ARC Spring Swing Golf

Participants enjoyed a beautiful spring day and a great day of golf at the 6th annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament at Sandridge Golf Club to benefit the Abilities Resource Center (ARC).

Arthur Moving Screening

Members of The Eagle Society of Indian River Medical Center Foundation enjoyed a private screening of the movie Arthur with popcorn and refreshments at the Majestic Theater.