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Stephanie LaBaff


Beast in show: Replica animals roam McKee ‘Jungle’

Wild animals from Africa are roaming McKee Botanical Garden for the It’s a Jungle Out There exhibi


Humorous Hiaasen talks love – and necessity – of literacy

Carl Hiaasen knew at a young age that he wanted to be a writer. The New York Times bestselling autho

Real Estate

Find paradise in Moorings in this airy, updated home

Nicholas and Joan Hurd stumbled across The Moorings nearly 20 years ago and knew immediately they ha


Plate Project: Raw Space knows how to dish out art

All this month and part of next, Raw Space, one of Vero’s most unconventional art galleries, is sh


McKee Gatekeepers feted as Garden’s mission grows

McKee Botanical Garden was abuzz with excitement at the annual invitational Gatekeepers Dinner last


Restoring OUR Lagoon: In preservation they ‘Trust’

Nearly 400 preservationists gathered under the stars among the tropical landscape of Rock City Garde


Oh buoy! Hope for Families fundraiser lures ‘lifesavers’

It was anchors away last Monday evening at the nautically-themed ‘Be a Lifesaver’ Annual Dinner


Clam lovers stuff selves to the gills at Sebastian fest

The crowds pouring into Riverview Park last weekend for this year’s Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Fest


Frost things first at Jeane Graves Cupcake Challenge

Things got frosty in Vero Beach last Sunday afternoon despite temperatures in the 80s as the sugary


An ape-tite to save chimps at Celeb Chef Tasting

Guests went bananas last Thursday evening at the ninth annual Chimps Kitchen: A Local Celebrity Chef


Launch time: Astronaut’s inspiring tale of ‘Endurance’

Space enthusiasts left the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Edward’s School last Wed


Dulcet moment: Gifford Youth Orchestra soars at soiree

Ocean breezes carried musical notes out to sea “on a string and a prayer” at a Getting to Know Y