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Stephanie LaBaff


Women’s Refuge fetes 20 years of ‘hope, opportunity’

The Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach celebrated two decades of assisting women in crisis, recently hos


‘Oeno,’ oh yes! Tasty Vero Vino festival benefits B&GC

Foodies and oenophiles filled the Heritage Center at the inaugural Vero Vino Wine & Food Festiva


At Sunshine Kids Gala, donors ensure brighter futures

Despite arriving in the pouring rain, donors “let the sunshine in” at the recent second annual S


‘Caring and sharing’ honored at Philanthropy Day fete

The Vero Beach Museum of Art overflowed with an impressive collective of Indian River County residen


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