Bud with camera

Enduring legacy

In the last half-century on the Treasure Coast, nobody was more liked, more loved, better known or more respected than Alto Lee Adams Jr.

Ominous clouds over the Jupiter Inlet

Lessons learned

Compared to the damage wrought by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004, Treasure Coast residents fared much better with monster storm Hurricane Irma, whose winds terrorized everyone in its predicted path before making it to South Florida.

Master bedroom

Worth the wait

When Angel Arias began searching for an oceanfront lot to escape Broward County, he researched his way from Jacksonville south until he stumbled on to what he thought was a typo — a half-acre on Hutchinson Island for $385,000.

seafood platter

Bahamian hospitality

It was the late ’70s and Fred Ayres found himself captivated by the laid-back Bahamian lifestyle.

J. Marshall Adams

Following a national search, the board of directors of the Backus Museum in Fort Pierce has named J. Marshall Adams as its new executive director.

Adams, who has 20 years of experience working for art museums, replaced longtime director Kathleen Fredrick, who retired to spend time in Central America and write.

Dr. Craig Wengler

Fighting the good fight

Look around in your community and you probably know someone who has battled breast cancer. It’s no surprise, as it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women.

Therapists Sandy Alicea and Linda Seraphin

One step at a time

For families and patients struggling with the seemingly endless circle of inpatient and outpatient treatment for the many and varied forms of mental illness, a new program through St. Lucie Medical Center known as CARES (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support) will soon be able to help provide relief for those who are suffering.

Steven Parr


When he is not supervising one of four very busy emergency rooms for Martin Health System or raising his children, Steven Parr lives for the competition of extreme sports.

Alpana Desai


For Alpana Desai, being an oncologist is more than just coming up with a treatment plan and guiding a patient through the ordeal of cancer.

Leonardo Mandina


As a boy in Cuba, Leonardo Mandina admired his grandfather’s horses.

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