The Indian River

Lost colony flourished on the Treasure Coast in the 1840s, then vanished

In the age of Manifest Destiny, as America’s “multiplying millions” headed westward to conquer the continent, only trifling thousands set their sites on the Florida Territory.

Mediterranean Revival house

Fascinating history of St. Lucie Estates

Hundred-year-old mango trees shade the terracotta barrel-tile roofs of Mediterranean Revival houses.

living room

Classic example of storybook architecture from the 1920s

Houses built during the early years of St. Lucie Estates were designed to evoke fantasy and whimsy for home buyers looking for an unconventional aesthetic — out of the ordinary and playfully humorous in an enchanting way.

lobster mac n cheese

Unique dining pleasure at Kyle G’s

“I’m just happy that we’ve been able to break all sales records ever for this building in 30 years,” declares Kyle Greene, owner of the spot now known as Kyle G’s on Hutchinson Island in Jensen Beach.

Dr. Stephen McIntyre

Revolutionary treatment for heart-valve replacement

When James Wigginton was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, he discovered that he needed a heart-valve replacement.

pain management team at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach

Pain relief for patients without dangerous drugs

Treasure Coast medical professionals are using advanced pain management techniques to provide better outcomes, much shorter hospital stays and reduced risks of opioid addiction.

Dr. S. James Shafer


“Fight back” is often the advice Parkinson’s disease patients hear from Dr. S. James Shafer. “Literally fight back,” the effervescent neurologist calls out to them as they work out, punching a stationary bag in the Rock Steady Boxing program at the House of Champions gym in Vero Beach.

Dr. Paula Crawford-Harris


There are only so many hours in the day, but Dr. Paula Crawford-Harris has found that delicate balance between running a family practice and raising her blended family of five children.

Dr. Richard Follwell


When Dr. Richard Follwell is not performing lifesaving operations on obese patients at the Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Martin County, he loves to fight the largest sport fish he can find, usually throwing them back.

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