ship ablaze just offshore

U-boats on the prowl

“Came to attack course of 60 degrees … have the steamer now lying at 0 degrees against the bright horizon at dusk ... Steamer zigzags to course 310 degrees … range now about 3000 meters … steamer has now turned and lies again bow left, therefore switched to a stern shot.”

Joe Idlette Jr. and his wife, Bernice

Vero Heritage honors segregation fighter

Fifty years ago, Joe Idlette Jr., the son of a Georgia sharecropper, took a courageous and successful stand against school segregation in Indian River that once resulted in death threats from the Ku Klux Klan.

Villa Nirvana

Shades of grey and white

Entering through the doors of Villa Nirvana is like stepping into a dream home complete with every gorgeous detail any discerning person could desire.


Element of surprise

With the most oceanfront dining on the Treasure Coast, Cobalt Restaurant serves outside-the-box sizzling food and ice cold drinks inside or out — 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. — for visitors and Vero Beach locals alike.

Staci Dunn

Baker has sweet TV shot

You’re in for an education at The Cake Lady bakery in Fort Pierce where you’ll find a whole new dimension to desserts.

Lauren Duer

St. Lucie students jump-start careers

The sky’s the limit for St. Lucie County students to pursue more than a dozen career opportunities, earn college credit, certifications, receive scholarships and make contacts to find work in their hometown after high school.

Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College

Learning never gets old

Intellectual stimulation, a chance for social interaction and learning for the sheer joy of it are all reasons for those in the over-50 crowd to become members of the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College.

college fair

College scholarships abound

High school seniors from around St. Lucie County walked into a college fair recently with high hopes and plenty of dreams.

Makeda-Ione Brome


What do you get when you take one high school math teacher, add chairing the school’s math department, coaching cross-country in the fall and track and field in the spring, and doing research for a University of Florida fellowship?

Jeff Bush


An honor for individual success is not as important as recognizing the whole group involved in that achievement, biotechnology teacher Jeffrey Bush likes to point out.

Anna Hutcheson


For Anna Hutcheson, a language arts and debate instructor at Clark Advanced Center, the road to her teaching career was a winding one with a number of twists and turns.

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