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FREE Where to Go • What to Do • Events Calendar • Maps • Tide Charts • Attractions


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ummer temps are starting sizzle and so is the real estate market here on the Treasure Coast. Our cover guy is not your average agent so if you’re checking out property, you’ll want to read his story. Also, in this issue find the latest information on turtle nesting season which is shaping up to be a record breaker! Sebastian is a hub of activity this summer as the hospital “Leaps to A” in patient safety, the inlet celebrates its own centennial, and Capt Hirams has a live music and entertainment lineup that will knock your flip-flops off! In Vero, in our ongoing Centennial Celebration series, read about Historic Dodgertown’s designation as part of the Civil Rights Trail as well as the history of Indian River Citrus. There are quite literally hundreds of things to do over the next few months and we have some fun suggestions for you on page 44 as well as in our comprehensive events calendar. However you decide to “summer” on the Treasure Coast, stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and please support our advertisers. Tell them you saw them in “The Almanac!”

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Table of Contents An American Dream........................4 Treasure Coast Living.......................8 Turtle Digs.....................................10 Fishing & Full Moons....................17 Storm Advice for Visitors ��������������18 Party with the Captain....................20 Bird Guide.....................................30 Leaping to "A"................................34 Indian River Citrus History �������������38 Tide Chart.....................................40

Fishing Forecast..............................41 100 Things To Do..........................44 Newcomers' Guide.........................46 Treasure Coast Beaches...................47 On the Civil Rights Trail ���������������48 Sebastian Centennial......................50 Attractions.....................................52 Maps..............................................54 Calendar of Events.........................62 Advertiser Index.............................68

Cover Photo by Phil Reid Photography Publisher Kim Piston

Art Director Jennifer McFarland

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An American Dream To be successful in real estate requires a high degree of self-motivation, drive, and smart decision making. But most importantly, great real estate professionals possess an entrepreneurial spirit, which is probably the only thing about any profession that can’t be taught. In 1996 Romanian immigrant, Luchian Bercea arrived in the U.S. with $2600 in his pocket and spoke no English. He landed in California and stayed with friends. The first thing he did was to spend $2400 of his stash on a car so he could find a job. He refers to those days with a smile, describing that

time as the “whopper a day diet,” a story he still enjoys telling his kids. On weekends he would treat himself to an order of fries. Luchian found some odd jobs as he was working hard to learn English. After a short stint on the west coast he decided he might have better luck in New York, so he hopped in his car and drove across country alone, arriving in Brooklyn three days later. Things started to look up. His English was improving rapidly thanks to his advanced degree and military service with the Romanian Airforce Intelligence Services. He landed a job as a delivery guy

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for a Greek deli on the Columbus Avenue. And so, began his American Dream. Cultural assimilation is not for the faintof-heart but Luchian Bercea says he “loved America before he came here and fell in love with America.” He recalled a book he was given by his mom at around 12 years of age called “Greyhound’s America” by Romulus Rusan, a book that was published yet illegal to possess under the brutal communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. From that delivery boy job in 1997 and other food service work through the next several years, Luchian was on his way. At one job, while working as a busboy, he happened to meet celebrity fitness guru and fellow Romanian, Radu Teodorescu. Having had a degree in Physical Education, Radu was his ticket out of restaurant work and into a fitness training career. He worked as a trainer for Radu for several years, and before eventually going independent, he was sent to downtown Manhattan on a scouting trip for new studio space. It was then that he became enamored with property and the real estate business. “I loved looking at the architecture and I was so impressed by these real estate professionals” he recalled. “I became curious about property after that. I would

drive by houses and buildings and wonder what they looked like inside.” Luchian Bercea moved to Florida in 2015 citing the lifestyle here as one that provided more “breathing room.” He had been shopping for gyms around the state and settled on an Anytime Fitness franchise in Sebastian. But that fascination and passion for the real estate industry stayed with him. In 2016 he attained his Florida real estate license and went to work as an agent. His swift success seems to have matched pace with all his endeavors since his arrival in this country so many years ago. And though he still owns the gym and enjoys keeping contact with his members, he devotes most of his time to his real estate career. With his clients he shares his entrepreneurial acumen that can be applied as much to buying a home as selling property for a living. Luchian advises prospective home buyers to “treat it as an investment first” and says “don’t fall in love with a specific property before you know it’s going to meet all of your needs.” He advises his clients to first understand what they need in terms of surroundings including proximity to important services, schools etc. and then narrow the search down to specific communities.

A Word from Luchian “You may ask what makes me different from other agents and why would you hire me to sell your house? Well, first is my approach. I take pride in approaching my business as a consultant, a trusted advisor helping people moving forward and make good decisions. Secondly, the quality of the company I partner with, Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. matches my views my philosophy, my values seeking customer’s interests first.

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They are an innovative, full service firm using top technology, always ahead of the curve, and they have the most talented marketing team. And thirdly, my expertise. I have a very specific six steps process for a successful sale which is MY JOB RESPONSIBILITY. I detail those steps in my first meeting with the client. A successful sale is on time, a smooth transaction and for the most money the market will allow."

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An American Dream Continued “I want to be a top seller” he says with no hesitation when asked about his goals for the future. He believes his passion for the business and commitment to taking good care of his clients will get him there. Having a conversation with Luchian Bercea leaves little doubt that he will achieve that goal easily. He is distinguished without

being aloof. He exudes confidence and intelligence but in a warm, approachable manner. His clients speak highly of him describing him as “a real people-person, and hard worker who pays a great deal of attention to even the smallest of details,” and “an awesome Realtor®” as well as “a friend for life.”

About Dale Sorensen, Inc. Luchian is inspired by his new broker, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc, and its owners, a family that created a real estate legacy in Indian River and Brevard Counties through strong work ethic and commitment to serving the community. Family-owned and managed since 1978. Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents like Luchian with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure. With over 200 agents and twelve locations in Florida, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. reported 2018 sales of over $715 million in the markets they serve, which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas. In celebration of the company's 41st anniversary, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families.

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Treasure Coast Living

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f you’re looking for property on Florida’s Treasure Coast, consider these two coastal communities on North Hutchinson Island. Enjoy wide, uncrowded beaches, parks and preserves to explore and kayak plus world renowned fishing and boating! Queens Cove is a private gated waterfront community, located in North Hutchinson Island, just north of the Fort Pierce Inlet and has approximately 261 single family homes and sites. Nestled among the mangroves and waterways of the Indian River Lagoon with easy access to the Intracoastal waterways, Queens Cove is not a typical cookie cutter community. Each home has its own individuality and personality, but all are on the water, offering the convenience of your boat in your own back yard! There is ample open green space and deeded beach access for the ultimate, ocean front living experience. Queens Cove is seconds from the Navy Seal Museum and adjacent to state preserve with biking paths, hiking trails, kayaking and canoeing. It is located 11 miles south of Vero Beach’s luxury ocean front hotels, restaurants, and shopping and 5 miles from the vibrant and historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

The Sands The Sands is also a gated community in North Hutchinson Island and features five different neighborhoods from beachside to river front with a variety of housing styles including condominiums, attached homes and single-family dwellings. Snuggled between Wildcat Cove and the beach, this neighborhood also features a large lake and a marina where you can buy or rent a boat slip with home ownership. The Sands is an outstanding value for those seeking a modest condominium, a generous sized and newer villa with garage or perhaps a courtyard style home where you can enjoy the river or lake view directly from your deck. It's hard-to-beat island living pricing with reasonable association fees. Deeded beach access, tennis courts, a library, community pools and more, guarantee that easy, breezy sought-after lifestyle that characterizes Florida’s Treasure Coast living. The Sands is also located only 10-15 minutes from Vero Beach ocean-front and downtown Fort Pierce where ‘Old Florida’ embraces new, revitalized dining, shopping, community events and more!

Interested in seeing these properties? Local Brokers Who Specialize in These Communities:

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Turtle Digs in Indian River County

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uring nesting season, you can see hundreds of nests marked off with yellow signs, red stakes, and orange ribbon along the beach signifying sea turtle nests. Data collected from nest evaluations allows decision makers to understand how well the beaches are incubating sea turtle nests, and if these nests are experiencing any impacts that can be managed more efficiently. Turtle dig attendees enjoy a small presentation about sea turtle biology, threats to their survival, and ways to help protect turtles, all while standing only a few feet

away from a nest evaluation conducted by the County Sea Turtle Program staff and CC, Inc. volunteers. If any straggler hatchlings are found during the excavation, guests will then get to watch them be released into the ocean at the end of the dig. This is a wonderful experience for people of all ages and there is no charge to attend. Just show up at the beach and enjoy! The Turtle Dig experiences will take place: Months: July and August Date: 3 days after a nest hatches Time: 8:00 a.m. Location: Sexton Plaza in Vero Beach, FL How do you know when the digs happen? Simple! Keep an eye on the Indian River County Coastal Division Programs on Facebook (@irccoastal) as they are announced there almost daily.

Nesting Numbers for Indian River County Beaches End of 2018 Season Nest Counts Loggerhead: 5753 Green: 235 Leatherback: 46 As of June 13th, 2019 Loggerhead: 2481 Green: 201 Leatherback: 30 As you can see by the numbers we are off to a tremendous start. Green sea turtles are

quite high, solidifying expectations that 2019 will be great year for green nests on IRC beaches. Excitingly, nests are already starting to hatch! This means turn out all beach facing lights by 9:00 p.m., pick all chairs, umbrellas and other objects, do not use flashlights on the beach at night, never approach or harass a nesting female, and as always, leave nothing on the beach but your footprints!

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Full Moons Risings July 16th Buck Moon Full 5:39 PM | Moonrise 7:50 PM August 15th Sturgeon Moon Full 8:31 AM | Moonrise 8:25 PM September 14th Harvest Moon Full 12:35 AM | Moonrise 8:06 PM

Your Fishing Calendar The best days are when the moon is between new and full. Best Fishing Days

July 2–16, 31 August 1–15, 30, 31 September 1–14, 28–30

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Storm Advice For Visitors

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une 1st marked the first day of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, but the first named storm developed a week ahead of time. A disturbance south of Bermuda on May 20, 2019 became Subtropical Storm Andrea. Fortunately, Andrea was brief and posed no threat to land, weakening to a subtropical depression on May 21, 2019 and then dissipating soon after. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a normal Atlantic hurricane season with nine to 15 named storms including four to eight hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes, category 3 or more. Here on the Treasure Coast people know a storm doesn’t have to be a major hurricane or even close to a Category 3 to wreak plenty of havoc. Mathew came ashore in 2016 creating lots of anxiety. There was frantic shopping- not the fun kind, long lines at gas stations and headaches galore for many trying to find and install shutters. September of 2017 brought the massive Irma which nearly swallowed the state and produced more than 20 inches of rain in some areas. But what do you do if you’re visitor or part-time resident when a hurricane suddenly becomes an unwelcome part of your vacation plans? First and most important, pay close attention to the weather forecast. If a major storm is imminent and you can leave the area, you should. But if you’re going to have to ride out a storm, here are some important local resources:

Phone Numbers: • St. Lucie County Emergency Information Line (772) 462-4357 • Police SLC (772) 871-5000 • Police Ft Pierce (772) 467-6800 • Indian River County Emergency Information Line (772) 567-2129 • Police IRC (772) 569-6700 • Police Vero​(772) 978-4600 • Police Sebastian (772) 589-5233 • FL DOT Roadway/Traffic Info Line: 511

Websites & Radio: State & County Emergency Mgmt Sites & Social Media www.stlucieco.gov/eoc www.irces.com www.facebook.com/IndianRiverEOC IRC on Twitter @IndianRiverEOC www.floridadisaster.org Traffic and Roadways www.FL511.com http://www.fdot.gov Statewide www.floridadisaster.org www.noaa.gov www.facebook.com/NOAA/ Public Radio WQCS 88.9 FM

Tips for Visitors: • Never go outside or down to the beach during a storm. It’s dangerous and prohibited. • Stay inside until authorities say otherwise. • Familiarize yourself with local evacuation routes and procedures. • Never attempt to drive through standing water. • Stay informed- pay attention to public announcements. • Keep a full tank of gas always. • Keep your cell phone charged. • Stay in communication with relatives at home.

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his summer Hirams is the cool place to be for hot entertainment! The Summer Reggae Series features 13 weeks of live bands at Sebastian’s most popular waterfront party spot. Live music every Sunday plus “Brews Cruises” and more make Capt Hirams one of the most popular summer destinations on the Treasure Coast. Two standout performances are on tap. Sunday, July 21, the spirit of the phenomenon known as Sublime is channeled through Rhode Island-based nationally touring tribute band, Badfish. Named after a song appearing on the Sublime album ‘40oz to Freedom’ Badfish captures the energy and essence of Sublime while injecting their own personal style. On August 25 you won’t want to miss American ska punk band, Less Than Jake. Formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1992 the band combines a mix of traditional, rhythmic Jamaican ska, fast, melodic punk rock, vocal harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. The band's name comes from founding member Vinnie Fiorello’s family parrot, named Jake, who was treated better than the rest of the household. As a result, everything was thought to be "less than Jake". As of 2016 the band has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide. Consider a VIP pass for the Summer Sunday Reggae Series! For only $125 passholders get a VIP access to all Sunday shows, Exclusive Access to Scoops Top Shelf Bar, early entry into ticketed events, a free beer and chef’s choice meal each week, $20 merch voucher and a cool swag bag! Must be 21+ and passes are nontransferable. For more info visit www.hirams.com

Entire Summer Lineup July 5, 7:30 PM Blue Stone Circle: Wide variety of genres July 6 at 5PM Brews Cruise with Mash Monkeys Brewery July 6 at 7:30 PM Luna Pearl: Female dance rock band July 7 at 2 PM Vibes Farm: Reggae July 12 at 7:30 PM Eric Lee Webb Duo: Acoustic Country, Rock & Surf July 13 at 5 PM Brews Cruise with Hop Life Brewery July 13 at 7:30 PM 21 to Burn: Classic Rock, Country, Pop July 14 at 2 PM Tunnel Vision: Reggae July 19 at 7:30 PM Hypersona: Rock, Country, Pop July 20 at 5 PM Brews Cruise with Motorworks Brewing Company July 21 at 6 PM Badfish: Sublime Tribute Band July 26 at 7:30 PM Orange Avenue: Modern Pop, Dance, Top 40 July 27 at 7:30 PM Overrated: Local act from PSL July 28 at 2 PM Propaganjah: Reggae August 4 at 2 PM Bret Bollinger & the Bad Habits w/Zach Deupty: Reggae August 11 at 2 PM Lights Out Project with 23 Treez: Reggae Showcase August 18 at 2 PM E.N. Young with Dub 321: Reggae & Rock August 25 at 7:00 PM Less Than Jake: Ska Punk

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Treasure Coast Birding Guide

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lorida's Treasure Coast is home to a multitude of bird species and part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Birding is fun! Use this handy checklist to learn about and keep track of birds that you are certain to see while exploring the area. Roseate Spoonbill

Sometimes mistaken for a flamingo, this gregarious wading bird is easily recognized for its bright pink plumage and big spoon shaped bill. There is a growing population of these beauties on the Treasure Coast due to rising water levels in the Everglades. Best seen around inland freshwater wetlands.

Snail Kite

This medium-sized bird of prey feeds almost exclusively on apple snails and, in the U.S., is found only in Florida. The species is locally endangered due to prolonged drought which affects its primary food source. Lucky observers may get a glimpse at inland marshlands and lakes.

Sandhill Crane

Florida is home to two species of these enormous cranes which stand around four feet tall. The Greater visits from the north in the winter and the Lesser is a year-round resident. Almost always seen in pairs, they are gray in color with dark red crowns. Residents stick mostly around freshwater ponds and lakes.

Wood Stork

This hefty wading bird sports a football shaped body, scaly featherless head and long curved bill that are dead giveaways to its Jurassic ancestry. Their plumage is mostly white with black tail and wing feathers. They roost in trees and hang out around brackish wetlands, ponds and lakes.

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Great Blue Heron

The largest of the North American Herons. At an average of four feet tall with a wingspan of around six feet, they are magnificent to see in flight. Named for their blue-gray plumage they have yellow bills and black head feathers. They adapt to both salt and freshwater environments and are abundant along the Indian River Lagoon.

Great Egret

This is the snow-white version of the Great Blue Heron. Other than color they’re nearly identical size and habitat and can observed in many of the same places. Some smaller birds can be mistaken for the Snowy Egret, but their yellow bills and black feet make them identifiable.

Osprey

These large raptors can look like juvenile bald eagles with their white bellies and variegated brown underwings. They are actually a hawk found around salt water and feed primarily on fish which can commonly be seen clutched in their talons. Their nests are big stick structures often built on poles, channel markers and dead trees over open water.

Anhinga

This aquatic bird is sometimes called a “snake bird” for its long slithery neck or “water turkey” for its turkey like tail feathers. It stalks its prey underwater and then strikes a distinctive pose at the water’s edge to dry out. They inhabit shallow freshwater and can be most easily observed around inland marshes and ponds.

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For more information about birding and local wildlife we recommend: Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail: A guide to the network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state of Florida. www.floridabirdingtrail.com Audubon: Whether you're a beginner looking through your first pair of binoculars or an experienced birder in search of identification tips, it’s all there. www.audubon.org Pelican Island Audubon Society: A local organization providing classes, field trips and educational programs. www.pelicanislandaudubon.org Pelican Island Preservation Society: Another local organization dedicated to the preservation of Pelican Island, the nation’s first National Wildlife Refuge. www.firstrefuge.org

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ummer has now arrived, and while sandy toes, crisp blue water and a lemonade in hand are the essentials to your staycation, a trip to the hospital is nowhere to be found on your itinerary. However, accidents happen, and if you inadvertently caught your fish hook on your thumb or tripped over your reel, you want to make sure you receive the best quality care in the Treasure Coast. Sebastian River Medical Center (SRMC) proudly serves the Indian River and surrounding counties and ensures that each and every one of its patients is treated efficiently and safely. In fact, Sebastian River Medical Center was recently awarded an ‘A’ in Patient Safety for Spring 2019 from The Leapfrog Group, the premier organization rating hospitals across the country based on records of patient safety. The designation not only places Sebastian River Medical Center amongst the safest hospitals in the nation, but also recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. “Patient safety is the core of our mission at Sebastian River Medical Center and across all Steward hospitals” said Kyle Sanders, President of Sebastian River Medical Center. “We are thrilled to have earned an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog Group, a noteworthy achievement. This grade reflects our ongoing and exciting new investments to ensure patients have access to affordable, innovative, world-class care right here at home.” The Leapfrog Group’s ‘A’ grade for Sebastian River Medical Center is proof of the ongoing commitment that the team of physicians, nurses and staff has to its patients, and the pivotal role that these play in providing exceptional health care to the Sebastian and surrounding communities. Since the hospital’s acquisition by Steward Health

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Care in 2017, Sebastian River Medical Center has seen immense growth and positive changes that directly impact the community. This includes the revamping of the hospital’s Emergency Room, in which SRMC’s experienced, health-careveteran leadership rigorously assessed the overall patient experience and implemented processes that helped improve patient throughput and reduce waiting times. The addition of an electronic medical record system (Meditech) has also had an integral role in the improvement of hospital processes. This new doctor decision support software ensures quality care for patient and combats patient treatment errors by alerting the physician if a prescribed medication will produce adverse effects with another medication the patient is taking. It can be argued that Sebastian River Medical Center’s construction of an entirely new tower is its most significant improvement. The $60-million expansion project will boast a brand new hospital entrance, 48 private rooms, two endoscopy rooms, a bronchoscopy suite, and seven new operating rooms, among many other new and exciting capabilities. Construction will add 90,000 square-feet to the hospital campus and will help create a better healthcare experience for its patients. So, even though your itinerary may not always go as you had originally planned, you can rest assured that the team at Sebastian River Medical Center will safely deliver the quality healthcare you need and deserve, so can you get back on your fishing boat and enjoy your summer sun! Sebastian River Medical Center is located at 13695 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958. For more information about the services provided and the exciting new things on the horizon for Sebastian River Medical Center, please visit SebastianRiverMedical.org, or call 772-589-3186.

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Indian River Citrus History Heather eatherStapleton Stapleton Byy H

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itrus certainly grows well in Florida. The citrus blossom is the Florida state flower. However, most people are surprised to find out that citrus does not naturally occur in Florida. In fact, citrus does not naturally occur anywhere in the new world. Citrus’ journey to reach Florida began first in subtropical Southeast Asia (where citrus is native), then to North Africa and then to Europe, and finally to the New World. Though no one discovered vitamin C until hundreds of years later, even in the late 1400s, Europeans understood that eating citrus on ships prevented scurvy. Thanks to a Spanish law requiring that Spanish sailors bring sour orange seeds with them to plant in the new world, citrus arrived in the Caribbean and to Florida. Around 1807, Colonel Thomas Dummitt of the British Marines sailed past Merritt Island while on his way to St. Augustine. According to local legend, Colonel Dummitt was overwhelmed with the smell of wild orange blossoms as he and his family passed through. Early settlers, Dummitt and others, recognized the ideal local growing conditions surrounding the Indian River Lagoon. From the wild, the settlers collected roots of the sour oranges left

behind by the Spanish. Because these roots were of the sour oranges, they were already hardier. Add to that the fact that these particular oranges had been adapting to the local conditions for hundreds of years, and the settlers knew they had proven survivors. The settlers grafted on to those roots the budwood of more delicate sweet oranges, creating a winning combination! The orange trees that Dummitt found and planted at his homestead were to be the first-known citrus grove in what is today the “Indian River Citrus District.” Today, Indian River fruit can only be grown and harvested in a thin 200 mile stretch of land near the Indian River Lagoon, from just south of Flagler Beach to West Palm. Only fruit from this area may be legally referred to as “Indian River Fruit” – that phrase is protected by the Federal Trade Commission. Just like Vidalia Onions can only come from a 20-county region in GA or champagne can only come from the Champagne region of France. Our fruit is that special! To learn more, come visit the Indian River Citrus Museum – just inside the Heritage Center, in historic Downtown Vero at 2140 14th Ave. Its refreshingly interesting! More info at veroheritage.org

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Citrus by the Numbers Citrus by the Numbers By the end of 2017, nearly 437 thousand acres of citrus were grown in Florida producing 77.9 million boxes of fruit The on-tree value of the state’s citrus crop is estimated at $800 million Citrus generates approximately 45 thousand jobs in Florida The total economic impact is approximately $8.6 billion a year Currently, the Indian River Citrus District raises 75 percent of the total grapefruit crop in Florida Indian River Citrus is shipped to 24 countries

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Tidal Data Source: Fort Pierce Inlet, South Jetty

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Fishing Forecast Summer 2019 by

Captain Charlie Conner

Randy and Carl had a good day fishing for trout and jacks on the flats in Fort Pierce.

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ummer has arrived bringing hot weather, festive parties and some great fishing action to the Treasure Coast. Getting out early or late is a must to beat the heat of the day. Action will begin at first light and late in the evenings. Water temperatures are warm so look for docks and mangroves that provide shade to help the fish cope with the hot weather. I like to fish docks and mangroves in July. Redfish like the shade and a DOA shrimp can help you hook up on a nice red. Docks are usually very productive all year for us. Top water lures are good to use early on the flats. There have been some nice trout this year and it’s a great way to target them on the grass flats. With snook season being closed, I generally try not to target them in summer. There will be larger snapper in the river around structures and along channel edges. Bridges will produce snapper, drum and sheepshead during July and August. Live or dead shrimp will be hard for them to resist. Watch the tides and fish the slower sides of them for best results. Whiting will continue to be in the surf with the occasional bluefish and Spanish mackerel.

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Sharks will be patrolling along the beach as well. Watch for the glass minnow schools to flood into the river and you will find lots of action surrounding these tasty morsels! Jacks, Spanish mackerel and bonito are a few of the fish that love to feast on the glass minnows. Fish deeper water as the sun warms things up. I like channel edges for a variety of species as the water temps get into the upper eighties. Incoming tides will bring in cooler water and that’s a good time to fish! Try Harbor Branch, Queen’s Cove and Bear Point this month for some good action. Wear sunscreen, stay hydrated and enjoy your summer fishing! Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it’s an ADVENTURE! Good Fishing, Captain Charlie Conner

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he summer months bring expanded service at Vero Beach Regional Airport! You can escape to the mountains of North Carolina, the beautiful shoreline of Maine, or take an adventure to the Big Apple! Elite Airways is offering non-stop direct jet service to Asheville, North Carolina, Portland, Maine and Newark New Jersey. Free long and short term parking is available adjacent to the terminal. Charter destinations to almost anywhere, anytime can also be Elite Airways flies non-stop to select cities from Vero Beach arranged! Mark your calendars for the return of the Vero Beach Air Show in 2020 when we will host The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, once again! Please visit VeroBeachAirport.org for the most current information.

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Dance under the stars. Go birding. Pack a hurricane kit. Fish off an inlet pier. Take a walk in the park. Kayak to an intracoastal island. Ride your bike along A1A. Have a watermelon eating contest. Visit a museum. Try to catch a ghost crab. Reduce your use of plastics. Have a picnic with friends. Write a message in the sand. Visit a farmer’s market. Attend a turtle dig. Go on a turtle walk. Paint a room in beautiful pastel color. Add lemonade ice cubes to your Pick up trash on the beach ice tea. (wear gloves). Build a sand castle. Walk barefoot in the sand to get Plant sunflowers. nature’s pedicure! Clean your closet. Beachcomb after a summer storm. Trim your trees. Participate in a lagoon cleanup Celebrate National Hot Dog project. Day on July 17th. Rub fabric softener on your clothes Count the steps you can walk on to repel mosquitoes. your hands underwater. Grill your corn in the husk. Run through sprinklers. Spend a day beach hopping. Visit a winery or brewery. Cut your hair short and sassy! Catch a sunrise on the beach. Take an airboat ride. Watch the sunset from the river. Organize your photos. Visit a botanical garden. Play in the rain. Donate to a charity. 44 www.InsideTrackAlmanac.com


Have a back yard bar-b-que. See a live theatre show. Volunteer! Try surfing. Make a kids fortress out of sheets. Pick fresh strawberries. Read a good book. Sample a new restaurant. Watch Shark Week starting July 28th. Browse through a bookstore. Go to an estate sale. Hold a yard sale. Try stand up paddle boarding. Take a local "staycation." Play a game of corn hole. Have a scavenger hunt party. Watch the full moon rise over the ocean. Make a fruit smoothie. Drink a root beer float. Watch the Perseids Meteor Shower (July 17- Aug 26). Tour an open house. Make fish tacos. Dine outside. Learn to dance. Thank a veteran. Photograph a rainbow. Meditate. Hand-write a letter to someone. Take a yoga class. Volume 24 • Issue 3

Take a child to the zoo. Pick fresh flowers from your garden and bring them inside. Clean your windows. Learn how to grow orchids. Go to a dog park. Wear a flower in your hair. Relax in a hammock. Grow herbs in pots. Take a nap! See a matinĂŠe. See a comedy show. Visit a wildlife refuge. Ride a wave. Eat an ice cream cone. Find a treasure at a thrift store. Go antiquing. Climb up a lighthouse tower. Skinny Dip. (in private of course) Fly a kite. Take a road trip with a special friend. Have a pillow fight. Put white, airy linens on the bed. Rent a boat and cruise the lagoon. Hang a windchime. Wear sea glass jewelry. Toss a Frisbee. Visit an art gallery. Have a three legged beach race. 45


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City Hall 1053 20th Place, Vero Beach, FL 32960 • (772) 978-5151 www.covb.org Hospital Indian River Medical Center, 1000 36th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 • (772) 567-4311 indianrivermedicalcenter.com Utilities Water/Sewer, Indian River County Utilities, 1801 27th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 226-1845 www.ircutilities.com Electric Florida Power & Light (321) 723-7795 • www.fpl.com Dept. of Motor Vehicles 1800 27th St. Building B, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 388-6034 www.flhsmv.gov Schools Indian River County School District, 6500 57th St., Vero Beach, FL 32967 (772) 564-3000 www.indianriverschools.org Police Indian River County Sheriff, 4055 41st Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960 • (772) 569-6700 www.ircsheriff.org Vero Beach Police Department 1055 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 978-4600 www.vbpd.org Library 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach (772) 770-5060 www.irclibrary.org

City Hall 1225 Main St., Sebastian, FL 32958 • (772) 589-5330 www.cityofsebastian.org Hospital Sebastian River Medical Center, 13695 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958 • (772) 589-3186 www.sebastianrivermedical.org Utilities Water/Sewer, Indian River County Utilities, 11604 US Hwy. 1, Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 226-1845 www.ircutilities.com Electric Florida Power & Light (321) 723-7795 www.fpl.com Dept. of Motor Vehicles: 11610 US Hwy. 1, Sebastian, FL 32958 • (772) 388-6034 www.flhsmv.gov Schools Indian River County School District, 6500 57th St., Vero Beach, FL 32967 (772) 564-3000 www.indianriverschools.org Police Indian River County Sheriff, 4055 41st Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 569-6700 www.ircsheriff.org Sebastian Police Dept. 1201 Main St., Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-5233 www.sebastianpd.org Library 1001 Sebastian Blvd, Sebastian (772) 589-1355 www.irclibrary.org

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City Hall 100 N U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (772) 467-3000 www.cityoffortpierce.com Hospital Lawnwood Regional Medical Ctr, 1700 S 23rd St, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 • (772) 461-4000 www.lawnwoodmed.com Utilities Fort Pierce Utilities Authority 206 S. 6th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 • (772) 466-1600 www.fpua.com Electric Florida Power & Light (321) 723-7795 • www.fpl.com Dept. of Motor Vehicles 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34982 (772) 462-1650 Schools St. Lucie County Public Schools, 501 NW University Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 • (772) 429-3600 www.stlucie.k12.fl.us Police St. Lucie County Sheriff 4700 W Midway Rd., Fort Pierce, FL 34981 (772) 462-7300 www.stluciesheriff.com Fort Pierce Police Department 920 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (772) 467-6800 • www.fppd.org Library 101 Melody Ln, Fort Pierce, FL (772) 462-1615 www.stlucieco.gov/ departments-services/a-z/library

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Beaches Of The Northern Treasure Coast Beaches listed from North to South

Sebastian/Wabasso Sebastian Inlet State Park 9700 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, 32951 World-class surfing and fishing, multiple piers and two museums

Ambersands Beach Park 12566 N. Hwy A1A, VB, 32963 Part of Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Significant sea turtle nesting area.

Treasure Shores Park 11300 N. Hwy A1A, VB, 32963 Known for beautiful sand dunes and pirate ship playground.

Golden Sands Park 10350 N. Hwy A1A, VB, 32963 Wide long stretches of natural beach, nesting sea turtles.

Wabasso Beach 1808 County Rd 510, VB, 32963 A favorite for surfers. Also has a nearshore reef and Spanish shipwreck attracting snorkelers and treasure hunters.

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Tracking Station Park 11300 North A1A, VB, 32963 Surfing hot spot, wide flat beaches and Vero’s most photographed pier.

Jaycee Park 5205 Ocean Dr., VB, 32963 A great family beach. Boardwalk, covered pavilions and large picnic park with playground.

Sexton Plaza 1050 Beachland 32963 Beautiful sunrises action. Located in Vero’s shopping district.

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Round Island 2200 S. Hwy A1A, VB, 32963 Features an oceanside and lagoon side park with excellent manatee viewing opportunities.

Fort Pierce Avalon State Park N. Hwy A1A, FP, 34949 (1.7 miles South of Round Island) Unique undeveloped stretch of natural beach with excellent surf fishing. Significant nesting area for Leatherback turtles.

Blvd, VB, and lots of the heart of and dining

Humiston Park Ocean Drive & Easter Lily Lane, VB, 32963 Great for kids with a large modern playground, shopping and dining and boardwalk.

Sea Grape Trail 3802 S. Hwy A1A, VB, 32963 Secluded and peaceful. Also considered a treasure hunting hot spot.

South Beach Park 1704 Ocean Dr, VB, 32963 Wide flat expansive beaches with volley ball courts. Restroom pavilion has drink vending machines.

Pepper Park Beach 3302 N. SR A1A, FP, 34949 Roomy beach with nearshore reefs perfect for snorkeling. Located in front of the UDT Navy Seal Museum.

Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park 905 Shorewinds Dr, FP, 34949 Fully loaded beach park includes hiking trails, observation tower and sparkling turquoise waters.

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Jackie Robinson Training Complex Added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

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he Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, formerly known as Dodgertown and later Historic Dodgertown, played a significant role in U.S. Civil Rights history. In February of this year the complex was added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail for its pioneering role in advancing rights for African-Americans from when the complex opened in 1948 and continuing throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail is a collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks primarily in the Southern states where activists challenged segregation to advance social justice. The Jackie Robinson Training Complex is the only sports property on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, and is featured alongside famous sites and cities such as Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthplace in Atlanta; the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama; the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth’s where sit-ins began; and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, to name a few other prominent locations. Originally known as Dodgertown, the Spring home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers when first opened, the Jackie Robinson Training Complex was the first fully integrated Major League Baseball spring training site in the South. For 60 years, the Dodgers gathered here to prepare for the upcoming season. Team members included Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, Dodger greats Don Newcombe, Joe Black and

Maury Wills. Local youth who came to watch these legendary players began to see the possibilities of integration and have hope for their own futures. The Dodgers played on the same fields in use today by youth, amateur and professional athletes who travel to Vero Beach for games and training. Guests are literally walking in the footsteps of greatness. In the 1940s, Dodger management, led by Branch Rickey and Walter O’Malley, took the bold step to break Baseball’s color barrier. In 1947, the Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson to be the first AfricanAmerican since 1884 to be signed to a major-league baseball contract. When Dodgertown opened in 1948, the ballclub had African-American players staying in the same living quarters and eating in the same dining room as other players and personnel. From 1945-1946, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed five of the first six AfricanAmerican players of the 20th century to professional baseball contracts. Notable milestones at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex include: • 1948: Shared living quarters, dining room and recreation for ALL players. • 1948: The first game during Spring Training 1948 was the first time a Major League team in the South had AfricanAmerican players. • 1954: Dodger President Walter O’Malley privately built a pitch-andputt golf course for all players. At that time, city golf courses were private and segregated. • 1962: Dodgertown Director Peter

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(Photo Courtesy of Historic Dodgertown) (L-R) Catcher Roy Campanella; Pitcher Don Newcombe; Pitcher Dan Bankhead; Infielder Jackie Robinson. Four members of the Brooklyn Dodgers in Dodgertown, in Vero Beach, Florida. O’Malley removes the concept of segregated seating, water fountains and bathrooms in Holman Stadium at Dodgertown, despite the prohibitions in the South. Local schools were not integrated until 1969. • 1965: The now retired Jackie Robinson returned to Dodgertown, and again made sports history by being the first AfricanAmerican to do sports commentary on national television (an exhibition game for ABC-TV). • 1965: Dodgertown opened its ninehole public golf course. Team President Walter O’Malley wanted all his players to have the opportunity to relax by playing golf on the public course just beyond Holman Stadium. • 2014: Historic Dodgertown was named a Florida Heritage Landmark for its significance in the Civil Rights Movement. Today, Historic Dodgertown is an all-inclusive complex where teams can train, play, dine and stay together. Other amenities include clubhouses, a competition-size swimming pool, weight rooms, a dining room, lounge and

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conference center. On Jan. 1, 2019, Major League Baseball (MLB) assumed operational control of the famed property from former Dodgers owner and former Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O’Malley. MLB immediately began planning a series of youth-focused events, including the muchanticipated RBI Baseball and Softball World Series this August. On Apr. 2, MLB officially renamed Historic Dodgertown as the Jackie Robinson Training Complex. The announcement was made in the Jackie Robinson Room, with Mrs. Rachel (Jackie), Sharon and David Robinson, alongside Commissioner Rob Manfred and O’Malley. American professor Jerald Podair, professor of History and American Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, wrote an essay describing Dodgertown as the instrument for baseball becoming a “safe haven” for players and their fans, which has led to Dodgertown being the first sports site on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail Map.

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Speaking of Centennials…

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By 1905, there were six substantiated attempts to open an inlet, all were closed by sand, storms and other natural causes almost as soon as it was opened. Coinciding with that sixth attempt, an enigmatic figure- Roy O. Couch- moved into the area. No other man persevered the way couch did to open a permanent inlet. Some fourteen years later, Couch finally succeeded. On May 23, 1919, the Sebastian Inlet District was created to

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represent constituents with the District’s boundaries in present day Brevard and Indian River Counties. The charter; to maintain a navigable inlet between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Today, Sebastian Inlet is bordered on both sides by the State Park established in 1972. Known as a premier fishing, surfing, boating destination on the east coast of Florida, opportunities for recreation and Volume 24 • Issue 3

nature enthusiasts are plentiful. With more than 900,000 visitors annually, Sebastian Inlet State Park remains among the most visited in the entire state. The Sebastian Inlet District’s responsibilities have grown to include beach re-nourishment, erosion control and dune repair as part of a state mandated bypass system, environmental monitoring and protection and public safety. One of only five navigable channels that connect the Indian River Lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean, the Sebastian Inlet supports a rich and diverse ecological environment that is unparalleled in North America. Science driven management and natural resource preservation are a priority. Nearshore hardbottom reefs and flood tidal shoal seagrass beds are critical habitat for juvenile endangered green sea turtles, fisheries and an abundance of plants and animals. The Inlet is vital not only to the ecological health of the Indian River Lagoon, but also an important economic engine for the region with a $200 million per year economic impact. With a rich history, tales of Olde Florida and early settlers, the Sebastian Inlet District marks 100 years, having kicked off its own year-long centennial celebration in May of 2019. This includes community events, public outreach and educational lectures. There is also an interactive social media campaign featuring a vast historical photo archive and more. Join the fun by visiting www.sitd.us or follow them on at @sebastianinletdistrict. 51


Area Attractions ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER Nature center and walking trail on Wabasso Island just west of Wabasso bridge & south of 510. 772-589-5050

PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 5 miles of self guided nature trails with boardwalk & observation tower. Hwy A1A. 772-562-3909

INDIAN RIVER CITRUS MUSEUM Located in the Heritage Center 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach. 772-770-2263

RIVERSIDE THEATRE Treasure Coast’s Premier theatre showcasing musicals, dramas, comedies and celebrity performances. 3250 Riverside Park Dr. Vero Beach. 772-231-6990

INDIAN RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY Exhibition center housed in restored train station dating back to 1903. 2336 14th Ave., Vero Beach. 772-778-3435

SEBASTIAN FISHING MUSEUM History of fishing industry & the Indian River Lagoon. South entrance to Sebastian Inlet State Park. 772-589-9659

McLARTY MUSEUM Displays of items salvaged from the 1715 shipwrecks. 13180 N A1A, Vero Beach. 772-589-2147

SEBASTIAN AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM Local history exhibits, book shop and research facilities. 1235 Main St., Sebastian City Hall Complex. 772-581-1380

MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN An 18 acre subtropical garden offering diverse botanicals and several restored architectural treasures. Vero Beach. 772-794-0601

VERO BEACH THEATRE GUILD A live community theatre offering a variety of locally produced shows. 2020 San Juan Ave, Vero Beach. 772-562-8300

MEL FISHER TREASURE MUSEUM Shipwreck artifacts & treasures from the Atocha & the 1715 Fleet. Gift shop on site. 1322 U.S.1, Sebastian. 772-589-9875

VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART Accredited art museum and art school offers state and national art exhibitions in four galleries and a sculpture garden. Vero Beach. 772-231-0707

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Area Attractions SAVANNAS RECREATION AREA Covering 550 acres, canoeing, camping and kayaking here is educational and fun! 1400 East Midway Road, Fort Pierce. 772-464-7855

OXBOW ECO-CENTER Located on the St. Lucie River, complete with hands-on exhibits, hiking, educational programs, & gift shop. 5400 NE St. James Dr., Port St. Lucie. 772-785-5833

BACKUS GALLERY AND MUSEUM The Nation’s largest exhibit of original paintings by A. E. Backus. 500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-465-0630

ST. LUCIE COUNTY HISTORY CENTER Displays life from the Spanish ships, Seminole Indians, fishing, agricultural to trains. 414 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-462-1795

HARBOR BRANCH OCEAN DISCOVERY CENTER Interactive exhibits, live animal displays, videos and more! 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce. 772-242-2293

ST. LUCIE COUNTY AQUARIUM Six living marine ecosystems exhibits. 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-462-FISH

HEATHCOTE BOTANICAL GARDENS A living museum of tropical flowers and foliage, including a Japanese garden. 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. 772-464-4672

SUNRISE THEATRE Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, the Sunrise Theatre cannot be missed. 117 South Second Street, Fort Pierce. 772-461-4884

MANATEE OBSERVATION & EDUCATION CENTER Observe the West Indian Manatee on its migratory journey Nov.-June. 480 N. Indian River Dr. Fort Pierce. 772-466-1600 ext. 3333

SUMMER CRUSH VINEYARD AND WINERY The area’s only working vineyard. Live Music every Sunday afternoon. Open Tues - Sun. 4200 Johnston Road, Fort Pierce. 772-460-0500

NATIONAL NAVY SEAL MUSEUM The nation’s only museum devoted entirely to the U.S. Navy Frogmen and Seals. 3300 North A1A, Fort Pierce. 772-595-5845

FORT PIERCE INLET STATE PARK A beautiful half-mile beach great for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. 905 Shorewinds Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-468-3985

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Every Month Indian River & St. Lucie Counties Daily

Scenic Riverboat Cruises IR Lagoon Boat Tours, 464-4445 River Explorer, 713-7132 River King, 589-5345 Airboat Tours, Marsh Beast, 584-0089 Kayak Tours, Orchid Island Bike & Kayak, VB, 299-1286 Wildlife Boat Tours, Manatee Observation Center, FP, 1:30pm, 429-6267 Touch Tank Encounter, Environmental Learning Center, VB, Sun, Tues, Weds 2-4PM, Weds-Fri 10AM-12PM, 589-5050 Feeding Frenzy Tour, Smithsonian at St. Lucie Aquarium, FP, Tues-Sat, 10:30am, 462-3271 Art Zone, VB Museum of Art, VB, 231-0707

Sundays

Sunday Wine Down-Live Music, Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery, FP, 1-5PM, 4600500 Walk with a Ranger, Sebastian Inlet State Park, SEC, 11AM, 850-245-2157

Mondays

Free Intro to Salsa, 14th Ave Dance Studio, VB, 6pm, 766-0578 Art for Health’s Sake: Yoga at the Museum, VB Museum of Art, VB, 9AM, 231-0707 Movement at the Museum, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 1:30pm, 231-0707 Abbe’s Aerobics and Fitness, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 9AM, 567-2144 Kid-Fit, North Indian River County Library, SEB, 11AM, 770-5060 Museum Babies, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB 10:30AM, 231-0707

Tuesdays

Fin-Tastic Fish Feeding, Manatee Observation Center, FP, 2pm, 429-6266 Museum Toddlers, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB 10:30AM, 231-0707 Big Band Dance, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 9AM, 567-2144

Qigong, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 11AM, 567-2144 Duplicate Bridge, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 12:30PM, 567-2144 Group Dance Lessons, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 5:30PM, 567-2144

Wednesdays

Green Market, Marina Square, FP, 12-6pm, 978-8480 Museum Stories, Vero Beach Museum of Art 9:30AM & 10:30 AM, VB, 231-0707 Tide Pool Touch Tank, Manatee Observation Center, FP, 2pm, 429-6266 Pontoon Boat Tours, Environmental Learning Center, VB, 9:30am, 11:30am, 589-5050 Museum Stories, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 9:30 AM & 10:30AM, 231-0707 Big Band Dance, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 9AM, 567-2144 Beginning Line Dance Lessons, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 5:30PM, 567-2144 Country Partner Dance Lessons, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 6:45PM, 567-2144

Thursdays

Meet the Reptiles, Manatee Observation Center, FP, 2pm, 429-6266 Duplicate Bridge, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 12:30PM, 567-2144 Abbe’s Aerobics and Fitness, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 9AM, 567-2144 Qigong, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 11AM, 567-2144

Fridays

Live in the Loop Free Outdoor Concerts, Riverside Theatre, VB , 6:30pm, 231-6990 Seahorse Snack Time, Manatee Observation Center, FP, 2pm, 429-6266 Story Hour, Vero Beach Book Center, VB, 10:30am, 569-6650 Swingsation’s Friday Night Ballroom Dance @ VBCC, VB, 7pm, 567-2144 Big Band Dance, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 9AM, 567-2144

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Every Month Indian River & St. Lucie Counties Saturdays

Fort Pierce Downtown Farmers Market, Marina Square, FP, 8am-noon, 940-1145 ​Farmers Market Oceanside Vero Beach, Humiston Park, VB, 8am-noon, 410-8376 Live in the Loop Free Outdoor Concerts, Riverside Theatre, VB, 6:30pm, 231-6990 Fin-Tastic Fish Feeding, Manatee Observation Center, FP, 2pm, 429-6266 The Jazz Market, Downtown Fort Pierce, 8am1pm, 812-4588 Pontoon Boat Tours, Environmental Learning Center, VB, 9:30am, 11:30am, 589-5050 Scrabble Club, North Indian River County Library, SEB, 11AM, 589-1355 Food Trucks, Vero Beach Outlets, VB, 12PM, 770-6097 Walk with a Ranger, Sebastian Inlet State Park, SEC, 1PM, 850-245-2157

1st Tuesday

Heritage Bluegrass, Vero Beach Heritage Center & Citrus Museum, 6pm, 770-2263 Free Admission, Smithsonian Marine Station, FP, 465-3271

1st & 3rd Saturday

Story Time & Crafts, Environmental Learning Center, VB, 1PM, 589-5050 Master Gardeners Growing Series, Indian River County Main Library, VB, 5:30PM, 226-3080

1st Friday

Friday Fest, Marina Square, FP, 5:30-9pm Gallery Stroll, Art District Downtown, VB, 5-8pm

1st Saturday

Sunset Saturday, Ocean Drive, VB, 5:308:30pm Free Admission Saturday, Environmental Learning Center, VB, 589-5050

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Vero Beach Bookies Reading Group, The Vero Beach Book Center, 10:30am

2nd Wednesday

Artwalk, Downtown Fort Pierce, 5-8pm

2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday

Travel Film Series, North Indian River County Library, SEB, 10:30AM, 589-1355

2nd Friday

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series, Manatee Observation Center, 12pm, 429-6266

2nd & 4th Friday

Free Concert in the Park, Riverview Park, SEB, 5:30PM, 589-5969

2nd Saturday

Main Street Vintage & Green Market, 14th Ave and 20th Street, VB, 9am-4pm, 643-6782

3rd Thursday

Third Thursday Dances, Heritage Center, VB, 7-10pm, 770-2263 Laugh And Learn, North Indian River County Library, SEB, 10:30AM, 770-5060 x4132 Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Research Station, Smithsonian Marine Station, FP, 2PM, 465-3271

Last Friday

Cruise-In, Marina Square, FP, 5-9pm, 464-1245 Downtown Friday, Downtown Vero Beach, 6-9pm, 643-6782

Last Saturday

Free Admission, Vero Beach Museum of Art, 231-0707 Museum Studios (4-11 year olds), Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 10AM & 1PM, 231-0707

Monday-Friday

Adult Round Robin Tennis, Riverside Racquet Complex, VB, 9:30-11am, 231-4787

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July 2019 1-31

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 231-0707 1-31 Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 231-0707 1-31 Sea Turtle Walks, Sebastian Inlet State Park, SEB, 9PM-1AM, (321)984-4852 4 Fourth of July Celebration, Riverside Park, VB, 3-10PM, 978-4700 4 Stars Over St. Lucie 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks, Riverwalk & Veteran's Memorial Park, FP, 6PM, 466-3880 4 Sebastian's Freedom Festival, Riverview Park, SEB, 8AM-10PM, 581-0526 4 Freedomfest, Civic Center, PSL, 4-10PM 5-6 Howl at The Moon Experience–Vegas Nights, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 6 Crunkfest: Concert, Car & Bike Show, Causeway Cove Marina, FP 1-10PM, 626-3305 9 Sci-Fi Summer Film Series: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 5:30PM, 231-0707 10-13 Vero Beach International Music Festival, First Presbyterian Church, VB, 7/10 & 7/12 at 7:30PM, 7/13 at 3PM, 562-9088 10-28 Cats, Vero Beach Theatre Guild, VB, Weeknights 7:30PM, Weekends 2PM, 562-8300 10 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jazz Jams at The Gardens, Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens, PSL, 337-1959 11 11 Paul Doiron presents Almost Midnight, Vero Beach Book Center, VB, 6PM, 569-2050

12-13 The Comedy Zone Experience–Vegas Nights, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 12 Lunch & Learn–Florida's Atala Butterfly, Manatee Center, FP, 12PM, 429-6266 13 Ice Cream Day in the Children's Store, Vero Beach Book Center, VB, 1-3PM, 569-2050 13 iRascals Pop Summer Camp Showcase, Riverside Theatre, VB, 231-6990 13 Star Party, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 7-10PM, 231-0707 13 37th Annual Chili Cook Off, Fenn Center, FP, 11AM-5PM, 216-2634 13 Kids Fishing Tournament, LaPorte Farms, SEB, 10AM-2PM, 633-0813 14 Best of ABBA, Theatre-Go-Round, VB, 252-9341 14 Free Movies: A Star is Born, Sunrise Theatre, FP, 3PM, 461-4775 16 Sci-Fi Summer Film Series: Cocoon, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 5:30PM, 231-0707 19 A Field Trip To The Moon Story Hour with guest author/illustrator John Hare, Vero Beach Book Center, VB, 10:30AM, 569-2050 19 Marina Madness Music Festival, Causeway Cove Marina, FP, 5-11PM, 216-0285 19-20 Matilda, Riverside Theatre, VB, 2PM, 7PM, 231-6990 19-20 Howl at The Moon Experience–Vegas Nights, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 20-21 Once on this Island, Riverside Theatre, VB, 231-6990 20 3 Year Anniversary Block Party, Walking Tree Brewery, VB, 12-10PM, 217-3502

City Key: Port St. Lucie: PSL, Fort Pierce: FP, Vero Beach: VB, Sebastian: SEB

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The Pure Zeppelin Experience With 27 12th Annual ​Treasure Coast Waterway Special Guests The Doors Alive, Sunrise Cleanup, 8:30AM-12PM, 285-1646 Theatre, FP, 7:30PM, 461-4775 28 Best of ABBA, Theatre-Go-Round, VB, 20 Christmas in July, Riverview Park, 252-9341 SEB, 10AM-2PM, 978-6248 23 Sci-Fi Summer Film Series: Planet 51, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, uly ighlights 5:30PM, 231-0707 24 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jazz July 10, 7:30 PM Jams at The Gardens, Port St. Lucie Groundbreaking musical CATS, Botanical Gardens, PSL, 6:30-9:30PM, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber 337-1959 opens at Vero Beach Theatre Guild 26-27 The Comedy Zone Experience–Vegas More info: Nights, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 www.verobeachtheatreguild.com 26 Riverside Theatre Education’s Rascals Revue, Riverside Theatre, VB, 4PM, July 21, 6PM 7PM, 231-6990 Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime 27 iRascals Broadway Summer Camp Part of Hiram’s Summer Showcase, Riverside Theatre, VB, Reggae Series 231-6990 Capt Hirams Sandbar Beach Club 27 Comedy Corner Presents Jim More info: www.hirams.com Florentine, Sunrise Theatre, FP, 8:30PM, 461-4775 July 26, 8PM 27 Spoil Island Splash, Environmental Jaws on the Water Learning Center, VB, 9:30AM-11:30AM, 589-5050 Sebastian Inlet State Park 27 Natural Skin Care and Moisturizing Bring a floatie and become a part of Lotions Making Class, Environmental the thrilling chase as JAWS plays on Learning Center, VB, 11AM-1PM, screen. Food & drink specials. 589-5050 More info 27 Summer Seining in the Seagrasses, www.surfsidegrillandadventures.com Smithsonian Marine Station, FP, 8:3010AM, 465-3271 July 27, 11AM 27 Vero Beach Shop and Chew: Food Shop and Chew Trucks, Vero Beach Outlets, VB, 11AMWeekend sale with Chow Down 5PM, 770-6097 Food Trucks at Vero Beach Outlets. 27 Back to School Family Fun Day, More info on Facebook: LaPorte Farms, SEB, 11AM-2PM, 633-0813 @verobeachoutlets

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Mental Health Association in Indian River County Open House and 60th Birthday Party, The Walk-In & Counseling Center, VB, 9AM-5PM, 5899788 ext 126 Astronomy Photographer of the Year, VB Museum of Art, VB, 231-0707 Howl at The Moon Experience, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 Riverside Dance Festival, Riverside Theatre, VB, 8:00 PM, 231-6990 RT Star’s Back To School Party, Riverside Theatre, VB, 10AM-2PM, 231-6990 Free Movies: Mamma Mia!, Sunrise Theatre, FP, 3PM, 461-4775 Former Navy Seal and author Jack Carr presents True Believer, Vero Beach Book Center, VB, 6PM, 569-2050 Mary Pearson presents Vow Of Thieves, Vero Beach Book Center, VB, 6PM, 569-2050 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jazz Jams at The Gardens, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, PSL, 6:30-9:30PM, 337-1959 The Comedy Zone, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 Lunch & Learn—Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Manatee Center, FP, 12-1PM, 429-6266 Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk, Environmental Learning Center, VB, 9AM-11AM, 589-5050 Master Classes in Acting: Meeting Meisner, Register by August 7, Vero Beach Theatre Guild, VB, 10AM-2PM, 562-8300

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Free Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody, Sunrise Theatre, FP, 3PM, 461-4775 16-17 Howl at The Moon Experience, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 16 Marina Madness Music Festival, Causeway Cove Marina, FP, 5-11PM, 216-0285 17 25th Annual Reverse Raffle Island Vibes, Pelican Yacht Club, FP, 6PM, 466-3880 18 Free Movies: First Man, Sunrise Theatre, FP, 3PM, 461-4775 21 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jazz Jams at The Gardens, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, PSL, 6:30-9:30PM, 337-1959 23-24 The Comedy Zone Experience, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 24 Natural Glycerides and Liniment Making Class, Environmental Learning Center, VB, 11AM-1PM, 589-5050 24 Surf Fishing for Snook, Sebastian Inlet State Park, SEB, 1-3PM, (321)984-4852 24 Jam Packed Free Community Fun Day, Leisure Square, VB, 7AM-5PM, 770-6500 24 Master Classes in Acting: Checking in with Checkhov: Register by August 21, Vero Beach Theatre Guild, VB, 10AM2PM, 562-8300 24 Spoil Island Splash, Environmental Learning Center, VB, 9:30AM-11:30AM, 589-5050 24 Kids Ice Cream Social, Leisure Square, VB, 11AM-1PM, 569-9788 ext 126 25 Free Movies: The Big Lebowski, Sunrise Theatre, FP, 3PM, 461-4775

City Key: Port St. Lucie: PSL, Fort Pierce: FP, Vero Beach: VB, Sebastian: SEB

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August 2019 Hank Phillippi Ryan presents The Murder List, Vero Beach Book Center, VB, 6PM, 569-2050 30-31 Howl at The Moon Experience, Riverside Theatre, VB, 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 231-6990 31 2nd Annual Fishing For Futures, Manatee Observation & Education Center, FP, 6AM-3PM, 460-9918

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September 2019 1-29

Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Vero Beach Museum of Art, VB, 231-0707 1-30 Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, VB Museum of Art, VB, 231-0707 4 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jazz Jams, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, PSL, 6:30-9:30PM, 337-1959 7 Souljam Live, Walking Tree Brewery, VB, 7:30-10PM, 217-3502 11-30 Vero Beach Art Club Exhibit & Sale, Indian River County Library, VB, 231-0303 14 Night Sounds Concert with Vintage, Sebastian Inlet State Park, SEB, 7-9PM, (321)984-4852 14 2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Vero Beach, Riverside Park, VB, 7:30AM, (718)987-1931 17 Pelican Island Audubon Society: Saving the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow with Dustin Angell, Vero Beach Community Center, VB, 7:00 PM, 567-3520 18-29 A Bench in the Sun, Vero Beach Theatre Guild, VB, 562-8300 18 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Jazz Jams, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, PSL, 6:30-9:30PM, 337-1959

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Vero Beach Bridal Show, The Heritage Center, VB, 1-5PM, 770-2263 Walking Tree Oktoberfest, Walking Tree Brewery, VB, 11AM-11PM, 217-3502 6th Annual Tri-County Lines in the Lagoon Fishing Tournament, Capt Hiram's Resort, SEB, 453-4318 William Kent Krueger presents This Tender Land, Vero Beach Book Center, VB, 3PM, 569-2050

September Highlights September 18, 7:30PM A Bench in the Sun, a sunny comedy by Ron Clark opens at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild. More info: www.verobeachtheatreguild.com September 22, 1PM Vero Beach Bridal and Fashion Show Annual event showcasing the area’s most sought after wedding vendors. More info: www.veroheritage.org

City Key: Port St. Lucie: PSL, Fort Pierce: FP, Vero Beach: VB, Sebastian: SEB

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Cleveland Clinic

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Blue Ribbon Pet Resort

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Anytime Fitness

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Pointe West Walk-In Care 43

Golf Carts of Vero Beach

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Capt. Hirams

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Sebastian River Med Ctr

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IRC Solid Waste

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Dabble in Color

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TC Community Health

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Farmers' Mkt Fort Pierce

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Harbor Branch

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Marsh Beast Airboat Tours 32 Riverside Theatre

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Mental Health Association 15 Perfect Way Pavers

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REAL ESTATE

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Vero Beach Airport

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White Glove

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Barbara Foster, Realtor 15 ®

Theatre-Go-Round 23

Capt. Hirams

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VB Museum of Art

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The Driftwood Resort

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Vero Beach Theatre Guild

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Hampton Inn & Suites

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Vero Fitness

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Vero Heritage Center

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Ocean Real Estate Oceanside Realty Partners

DINING

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Castle Antiques

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Center Court Tennis

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Citrus Grillhouse

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Chic and Shore Things

CJ Cannon’s

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CottonWays 24

Crab-E's Eatery

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Countryside Citrus

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Nino's 11

Crab E Bills Seafood Mkt

Waldo's 22

Elizabeth’s Consignments

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Grant Antique Mall

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Leigh Jewelers

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Pineapple Patti's

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Sunshine Furniture

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