Long before there was John’s Island, Windsor or The Moorings, there was Riomar. Nestled just north of Vero’s South Beach neighborhood,the streets are lined with lovely live oaks, giving it a decidedly Old Florida feel.
Years ago, when Vero Beach Museum of Art’s curator of collections and exhibitions, Jay Williams, held a similar position at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, he got wind of a nearby collection that piqued his space-generation curiosity.
By 8 most mornings at the biggest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world, the fog has burned off the moats surrounding the 12 islands — home to 254 chimpanzees. As caregivers serve breakfast, Dr. Jocelyn Bezner begins morning rounds.
For the past 35 years Bobby’s Restaurant and Lounge on Ocean Drive has been serving locals, tourists and sports celebrities with the same food and atmosphere, bringing them back again and again.
Almost all of Minakshi De’s powerful paintings are of women. “Women are the symbol of power and peace," the Vero Beach artist says. “I am not a religious person, but from my childhood I saw all the Hindu temples’ idols are women."
As a young man, Michael Terrio witnessed the crushing effects that left his family in a tailspin following the death of his father at age 53. This life-changing event made him aware of how important it is to plan for a family’s financial future.
A healthy community often revolves around making the right connections between businesses and people seeking work. Ellen Contreras does this through her position as business development manager for Manpower in Port St. Lucie, covering St. Lucie County’s staffing needs.
TREASURE COAST BOATING - Special Annual Section
Mention the name Evinrude, the famous outboard motor, and you imagine the thrill of speeding in a Boston Whaler, intoxicated by the wind blowing through your hair, the cooling mist of the sea spray, as you skim across sparkling, turquoise waters.
When visitors turn north at the big recreational sign pointing the way to Middleton Fish Camp Park off State Road 60 west of Vero Beach, they slow down, open their windows and take a moment just to listen.
MANATEE CENTER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
The Manatee Observation and Education Center on North Indian River Drive is one of those places you may pass dozens of times and idly make a note-to-self to stop by the next time northern friends are visiting.
Boat shows and fishing tournaments bring a huge economic impact to the Treasure Coast, but a much larger benefit is the growth of appreciation for the marine environment.