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88 88 A SEASONAL FAVORITE Joey Fenyak and Kimmy Coveny host a Christmas Eve tradition: the Feast of the Seven Fishes By Renáe Tesauro

98 GREEN VILLAGE Windsor’s final phase will bring the natural world home By Amy Robinson

106 THE SKY’S THE LIMIT The leaders at Vero Beach’s airport know that in the aviation business, you can never stay in a holding pa ern By Mary Beth McGregor

114 The Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department marks 100 years of service By Mary Beth McGregor

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30 WILDE SIDE The work of animal shelters reflects the evolution of human attitudes By Evelyn Wilde Mayerson

38 FACES Ben Earman is promoting the place his family has called home for four generations By Ann Taylor

42 INDIAN RIVER INSIGHTS

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Stepping back puts the importance of local giving into perspective By Jeffrey R. Pickering

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52 CLASSIC CARS Test your automotive knowledge with this trip down memory lane By Patrick Merrell

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60 SPACES Tassels, fringes, and other textile embellishments are popular design elements By Valerie Cruice

62 HOMEGROWN Take measures to protect your plants from the coming chill By Nickie Munroe

66 LIVING WELL Music can amplify both physical and emotional well-being By Renáe Tesauro 12

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154 154 OFF THE VINE If you enjoy a good port, you are in good company that includes Sir Winston Churchill By Chris Fasolino

160 GIFT GUIDE Local shops have items for everyone on your list

172 THE SCENE

76 BY THE BOOK Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll By Elizabeth Leonard

80 TRUE TAILS To get a good recall, find out what motivates your dog By Amy Robinson

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120 DELVE INTO DECEMBER See, savor, shop, and sparkle!

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178 GALLERY GUIDE The gift of art enriches our community in a multitude of ways

185 CALENDAR December’s doings offer something for everyone

194 BUSINESS DIRECTORY Thank you for supporting our local businesses

200 DOUBLE TAKE Test your powers of perception By Janine Fisher

150 THE DISH This self-taught chef blends his own inventions with ideas from his staff By Chris Fasolino

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Local residents of all ages are quick to lend a helping hand by participating in nonprofit events

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EDITOR’S DESK

Traditions & Transitions V acations are always refreshing. I look forward each fall to escaping to someplace cool in October after a warm summer in Vero, even if just for a few days to unwind before a big holiday season. Last year it was

Wyoming for a week, but this year my husband and I decided to head north to

visit family in New York. We took a Breeze Airways flight out of Vero Beach, and during takeoff and landing the view out the window shows not only the beautiful scenes of our hometown, but also the growth of our little (but mighty!) airport property. Learn more about future plans for Vero Beach Regional Airport in our feature “The Sky’s the Limit.” Now that my trip is over, I’m ready to get into the mood for the holidays. Joey Fenyak and Kimmy Coveny show us how to celebrate Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian take on the traditional Roman Catholic practice of abstaining from eating meat on the eves of holy days. This great feature is filled with that backstory and lots of recipes to enjoy and try out on your family. As we wrap up our year, Hilary and Alannah Weston are looking toward the future with their plans to begin building out the final phase of Windsor with the North Village. In our cover story, writer Amy Robinson talks with the mother-daughter team, whose forward-thinking approach to planning this new neighborhood will “embed sustainability in every aspect of this project.” And finally, December is a big month for the Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Mary Beth McGregor explores its long history serving our community, so as you read “Blazing the Trail,” take a walk down memory lane with us and learn about the brave firefighters who have protected us without fail for 100 years this month. December always brings reflection on my part, but I also look toward the new year and what opportunities may lie ahead. We at Vero Beach Magazine wish all of you a beautiful holiday season celebrated with family and friends, and a happy and peaceful new year.

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I am excited for the December issue. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, you won’t want to miss our gift guide, starting on page 160. I think you’ll find some interesting information in our Coastal Life department as well: Nickie helps us prepare our outdoor plants for the coming cold snaps, Valerie talks about bringing flair to our homes with tassels and other textile embellishments, Amy tells us how to motivate our dogs to come when we call them, and Renáe discusses the therapeutic effects of music. There are also plenty of community events to get excited about this month. The first three days alone are sure to ignite the Christmas spirit! Riverside Theatre’s Winterfest (formerly the Festival of Trees) gets the snowball rolling December 1–3. And everyone will want to be out on Ocean Drive December 2 for the Vero Beach Christmas Parade. On December 8, Crossover Mission will hold its annual gala, which includes a special treat—a performance by the basketball/mentoring group’s exceptional Dribble Team. The next day, HALO No-Kill Rescue will hold its Bow Wow Meow Luau, which we used to know as the FurBall, at the charming Magnolia Manor. On the 10th, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra will give us some of that music therapy with the Christmas and Hanukkah songs of its inaugural Home for the Holidays concert at Saint Edward’s School’s Waxlax Center. Then, of course, McKee Botanical Garden will wow us with the Festival of Lights for the entire second half of the month. As 2023 comes to an end, I look forward to the new year, and I can’t wait to see what it has in store. Thank you for your continued support. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. Stay merry and bright,

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n Franz Kafka’s 1915 novelette The Metamorphosis, salesman Gregor Samsa wakes up to find he has been transformed into a giant cockroach. A loathsome creature who soon develops a taste for rotten food, Samsa is expressing an animal’s point of view that a German biologist termed “umwelt.” Author Vladimir Nabokov,

also an amateur entomologist, studied Kafka’s description and concluded that Samsa’s transmogrification was not into a cockroach but rather a beetle. In either case, the distinction is moot. Kafka was simply following Aristotle’s scala naturae, or “ladder of being,” denoting comparative value measuring animals by human standards, with God,

The “ladder of being” as depicted by Diego de Valadés in the Rhetorica Christiana of 1579

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The role of animals in society has undergone many changes over the centuries, as have human ideas about our obligations toward other species.

philosopher Baruch Spinoza warned that the danger to humans was not disrespecting animals but respecting them. Spinoza argued that if humans were friendly toward animals, they would start thinking of themselves as animals, putting all civilization at risk. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 19th century that a shift in the way humans regarded other species was reflected in the philosophy of Englishman Jeremy Bentham, who raised the question of whether or not animals suffer. At about the same time, Thomas Erskine, espousing the theory that animals had feelings, launched a crusade for animal welfare. While the British parliament went on to ban cruelty to horses, cattle, and other livestock, the state of Maine passed the first animal welfare act

in the United States, making it a criminal offense to beat horses and cattle. In 1863, a New Yorker named Henry Bergh, on assignment to Russia as an American diplomat, prevented a cart driver from beating a fallen horse. Three years later, when dog fighting was still a common entertainment, Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The official seal of the ASPCA is an angel protecting a fallen cart horse from a driver wielding a cudgel. Today, including rescue groups and sanctuaries reserved for certain species, there are an estimated 5,000 animal shelters in the United States. Some are fully staffed by paid employees. Others are run by dedicated volunteers. The focus of earlier shelters,

once called “pounds,” was the warehousing and quick disposal of stray animals, then regarded as a public nuisance. The trend across the United States today is to design shelters not only for stray-animal control but to be inviting community centers, a liaison to foster care where you not only give up or adopt pets but may receive disaster relief as well as services such as veterinary care or counseling on responsible pet ownership. One of the most powerful trends is the no-kill movement, its goal being no putting down of any healthy animal—a ban that the state of Delaware has recently enacted into law. Two things have contributed to the change in popular attitudes toward sheltered animals. One is social media and its proliferation of posts of clever animals, some of which have gone viral, such as the cat singing into a microphone, an Australian shepherd performing yoga beside its owner, and the gorilla at Busch Gardens doing handstands. Social media is also the source of reporting the negative. The animal activist group PETA regularly

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way to engage with animals in our care. Speaking of these recent trends, the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County’s board president, Susan Schuyler Smith, says, “It’s not your dog pound anymore, Dorothy.” Smith, who is also founder and CEO of the well-known design firm Spectrum, says that the 40,000-square-foot shelter, under contract to the county with a policy of 95 percent no-kill, takes in everything, including not only dogs and cats but hedgehogs, pigs, horses, possums, birds, and rabbits. In addition to wildlife rescues in which animals are

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Modern-day animal shelters serve a markedly different purpose than their “pound” predecessors.

Susan Schuyler Smith serves on the board of the local Humane Society.

then sent to wildlife rehabilitators, many in Brevard County, HSVB offers low-cost spay and neuter services, routine vaccinations and preventatives, and microchip clinics. The shelter also collaborates with other rescues, such as HALO, as well as smaller, less-wellfunded shelters such as those in Indiantown, Okeechobee, and the Panhandle, taking in animals when these facilities are overcrowded, and also donating supplies. I once encountered Smith pushing a wheelbarrow in McKee Botanical Garden, where, besides being a “hands-on” groundskeeper, she also served as chairman of the board. I remind her of that incident and ask how, in addition to the demands of Spectrum and her present affiliation with the Humane 36

Society, she has time to do it all. She replies that she is “a binder queen” and that she “lives in spreadsheets.” Smith says that when she joined the board of the Humane Society eight years ago, while still on the board of McKee, she didn’t know very much about the field of animal sheltering but was determined to learn all she

could. She attended lectures and seminars, some held at the University of Florida, her alma mater. “The more I studied,” she says, “the more I realized that we had a way to go to bring ourselves up to current standards. I needed to investigate how we would go about being the best shelter we could be.” Today, the local Humane Society is celebrating its 70th anniversary and, if not up there, is certainly well on its way. With 44 paid staff members, 85 volunteers, and two thrift shops staffed by 120 volunteers, the shelter can report a 95 percent no-kill rate, with animals euthanized only for medical reasons or intractable behavior. The national goal for no-kill is 90 percent.

The shelter can also point to its policy of keeping animals in their homes, helping struggling pet owners avoid unnecessary surrenders through support services supplied by HSVB’s five-member “Pawsitive Impact” team. Jennifer Hudick, recently appointed director of operations after a national search, on call 24-7 to the 35 staff members who report to her, tells me that the support team, initiated four years ago, supplies pet owners in need with food, medication, housing, eviction crisis boarding, and veterinary services. Of the last, Hudick, who comes from a large veterinary practice in Alabama, says that access to low-cost veterinary care is a big need for the Humane Society. We also talk of the positive change in public attitudes toward animal welfare and an emerging societal value of members of other species as individuals. With four rescue dogs of her own, Hudick says of the developing trend, “I completely agree. There are 200 animals in the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, and each one is unique.” “Not your dog pound anymore,” indeed.

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hen Ben Earman was named Visit Indian River County’s tourism director earlier this year, it was seen as the perfect fit. Born and raised in Vero Beach, the 35-year-old has a deep appreciation for the community that nurtured his formative years. That’s why, after graduating from the University of Tampa with a bachelor of arts degree in musical theater, followed by a brief stint at Busch Gardens training and performing with exotic animals, Earman headed home. Since then, he has taught theater arts to middle and high school students, headed up the Cultural Council of Indian River County, supervised gift services for Riverside Theatre, and worked as Senior Resource Association’s community relations manager before being selected to head up the county’s tourism programs. It’s a big job, and Earman can’t hide his enthusiasm as he talks about what lies ahead. “I love that in my new position I’m able to utilize my creative background to create new and exciting material to promote the amazing quality of life, the rich history, exquisite beaches, nature preserves and trails, and the abundance of cultural arts we have here. “It’s important for people to know about Riverside Theatre, the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach Theatre Guild, Ballet Vero Beach, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Vero Beach Opera, our art galleries, and our many dining options. We truly have something for everyone.” When Earman isn’t busy telling the world about how exceptional our slice of paradise is, he can most likely be found at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, where he has acted in and directed numerous productions, in addition to serving on the board of directors. “The theater is my creative outlet, and I’ve 38

been doing it since I was about 7 years old, when I started at Riverside Children’s Theatre,” he explains. Born with an optimism that’s contagious, Earman has served on a number of nonprofit boards. He was also a member of the Vero Beach Three Corners Project steering committee and a star dancer in 2018’s Dancing with Vero’s Stars, Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition’s annual fundraiser. He immediately joined the planning committee and continues serving on it to this day. His grin spreads from ear to ear when he announces, “My dad is a star dancer this year!” That dad is Joe Earman, District 3 Indian River County Commissioner. His mother, Liz, is executive director at Renaissance Senior Living, and brother Sam is a corporal field training deputy with the Indian River County Sheriff ’s Office. Together with Calvin, his golden retriever, they are Earman’s biggest fans as he tackles tourism strategies. “Marketing is no longer just posting flyers or handing them out on the street; it has evolved into streaming TV ads, digital out-of-home marketing, internet-based advertisement, video display ads, digital billboards. “Our goal is to create a full day-to-night promotion of our county within the coming year. What does one do after the sun goes down and the beach is no longer an option? We want to provide those visiting the area with amazing trip ideas. Who knows—they may even help locals find new spots they may not know about. “Having grown up here, I’ve seen so much change to the area, and I’m excited to be part of its future growth. It’s my goal to continue the amazing promotion of this county and truly make it a destination.” Stay tuned. Ben Earman is just getting started.

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t helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view.” This opening line from a prayer commonly attributed to the late Archbishop Oscar Romero was on my mind as I read the final grant application assigned to me as an expert reviewer for the $250 million Yield Giving Open Call.

Yield Giving was founded in 2020 by author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. It is one of the vehicles she is using to fulfill her commitment to the Giving Pledge, which asks billionaires to commit the bulk of their wealth to philanthropy. In just three years, it is reported that Scott has given $14 billion away. At this pace, she could

distribute the remainder of her net worth well before the end of the decade. Yield Giving is named after a belief in adding value by giving up control, which is where I, along with dozens more philanthropy leaders, fit in. Scott has entrusted me and my fellow reviewers with the responsibility to use our experience and

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There is no better way to make a meaningful difference in the world than by taking care of our own community. Unconscious bias skews all human decision-making. Research shows that it can be reduced by slowing ourselves down, in real time, and bringing unconscious factors into perspective—essentially, by taking the long view. Here is what that looks like in the context of reviewing a grant application. Do I have a “beauty bias,” whereby the application’s score could be affected by a belief that a beautifully written application equates to greater impact as a result of the charity’s work? I have a master’s degree and am a published author, but am I able to look past a poorly written grant request to see the substance of the organization’s work? Do I bring an “affinity bias” to the review process, wherein my own familiarity with the subject matter, or lack thereof, could influence my first impression or overall assessment of the importance of the charity’s work? Will my 10 years of experience working with homeless people make me more inclined to support similar organizations? Does one great thing about an organization, or conversely one shortcoming, allow a “halo/horns bias” to influence my perspective about the

entirety of an organization’s history and experience? What are my expectations of an organization’s board of directors following the termination of the executive director for cause, and am I willing to give the organization a “second chance?” Do I exhibit “confirmation bias” in which my own personal preferences, my likes and dislikes, or my firmly held beliefs could influence the review process? Now that my family owns a dog (an Australian Labradoodle named Tilly, acquired during the pandemic), am I less interested in a charity that rescues horses or another that spays and neuters stray cats? Do I bring a “contrast bias” to the table, causing me to favor large organizations over small ones, established nonprofits over new ventures, or proven programs over promising practices? If an organization follows a best practice by maintaining a large financial reserve, am I inclined to provide funding? Last year, approximately $40 million out of the $110 million raised by Indian River County charities came from foundations, including private, family, and community foundations. None of these grants came from Yield Giving and MacKenzie Scott. (Note:

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In 2020, shortly following the organization’s receipt of the Aspen Prize and the retirement of longtime president Edwin Massey, Indian River State College, which is headquartered in St. Lucie County, received a $45 million pledge from Scott.) In some cases, the decisions to award grants are facilitated by foundations with a professional staff, as is the case with the United Way of Indian River County and Indian River Community Foundation. In other instances, grantmaking decisions rely solely on the dedicated service of volunteers who care deeply about their community. Indian River County is fortunate

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dignified solution. In communities where health disparities resemble those of Indian River County, organizations like Treasure Coast Community Health that provide free access to comprehensive medical, behavioral, and dental health are a lifesaving answer. Similarly, in places where educational achievement lags, a laser focus on fundamental skills like third grade reading proficiency or a deliberate mission to serve a community of color is the noticeable difference. The Learning Alliance and Gifford Youth Achievement Center are our community’s leaders in these areas, and their models work in other places, too. Unfortunately, perennial problems like the lack of living-wage employment and a severe shortage of affordable housing are not just inherent to Indian River County. These problems are everywhere, with substantial expectations on charities and the nonprofit sector for solutions. Philanthropy, through efforts like Yield Giving and the more than $400 billion that will be given to charity

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this year, does matter. But so does public funding, especially here in Indian River County where tax dollars dedicated to education, health, and other essential services is so critical to the overall quality of life of our residents. In contemplating where to eventually settle down, American writer James Baldwin wrote “The place in which I fit will not exist until I make it.” It is a line from a letter he wrote in the middle of the last century to a friend while traveling somewhere between

Istanbul and Paris, far away from his birthplace in Harlem. I didn’t need to join MacKenzie Scott on a virtual voyage around the country to know how special our local community is. By “zooming out,” however, and taking the long view through my participation in Yield Giving’s Open Call, I was reminded that there is no place like home and no better way to make a meaningful difference in the world than by taking care of our own community and making a place for everyone to fit.

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1. This low-angle shot highlights the dramatic shape of the front end on the 1937 Delahaye 135 MS. The unique roadster was one of 20 vehicles featured in a 2023 “Rolling Sculpture” exhibition at what local venue?

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elcome to the fourth anniversary of “Classic Cars.” We’ve covered a lot of territory during that run, looking at cars built in every decade from the 1920s to the present and in a variety of locations: Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Georgia, Massachusetts, California, England, France, Germany, East Germany, and Italy. To celebrate, we’ve decided to offer up something a bit different, because who doesn’t love a pop quiz? Take your time, though; this isn’t a race. Get a piece of paper and a pencil to keep track of your answers, then sit back and enjoy the scenery as we revisit some of the fun facts and photos— plus a few new bits—from our monthly look at the ins and outs of automotive history. The answers can all be found in the text on the last page of this article.

2. Who is this Sergeant York star showing up for Vero

Beach’s one and only 12-hour endurance road race, held at the airport in 1952?

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4–5. Three letters have been removed from the logos of each of these classic gas brands. What are the two names?

6. Who is the British army officer on the right being driven in a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (his personal armored car) during World War I?

7. What GM brand offered the “Futuramic” Rocket 88, introduced in 1949?

8. Which car, the Corvette or the Thunderbird, sold 3,500 in its first 10 days, while the other took more than two years from its debut to sell that many?

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10. This Ford pickup truck serves as a take-out window inside El Sid Taqueria in Vero Beach. By changing one le er in “ FORD PICKUP,” what other phrase could be created that would be apt for this unique take-out window?

11. In The Godfather, Sonny Corleone met his demise in a 1941 car just like this one. What is it?

12. When the lead guitarist/vocalist of The Grateful Dead died in 1995, Volkswagen ran a full-page

ad with a simple line drawing of a VW Bus shedding a single tear. Who was this counterculture icon?

14. What’s hiding behind the le taillight of this 1956

13. What purpose does this device, just behind the front door on this EMW 327, serve? Extra credit if you know the name of this contraption.

15. For 10 years following World War II, Messerschmi turned to making small cars such as this KR200 because it was banned from making what other type of product?

Chevy Nomad? The 1956 Bel Air had the same feature.

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16. What racing and automotive design legend was behind the Cobra, the high-performance Mustang GT350, and the __________ Series I shown here?

17. Which statement is false? A. Studebaker’s worst sales year was 1950, when the bullet-nose design debuted. B. “Eek, bad rust!” contains the exact same le ers as “Studebaker.” C. Studebaker was founded in 1852 as a maker of wagons and other horse-drawn vehicles. FIRST PAGE: The Delahaye was part of an exhibition of Art Deco vehicles at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Gary Cooper, who owned and drove luxury speedsters, flew into Vero Beach to watch the race. SECOND PAGE: At a weight of 895 pounds, it would take nearly nine Mokes to equal that Humvee’s 7,700 pounds (the original Humvee was 5,200 pounds, still requiring six Mokes). The Moke was designed to be a military vehicle, but the British armed forces passed on it. The two gas brands are Esso and Gulf, and that’s Lawrence of Arabia in the Blue Mist (the name he gave his Silver Ghost).

18–25. Which hood ornament belongs to which of these cars: Bentley, Chevy, DeSoto, Dodge, Pontiac, Packard, Plymouth, Rolls-Royce?

Oldsmobile made the Rocket 88, and the Ford Thunderbird was an instant success in 1954, whereas the Corvette (1953 debut) sputtered for several years. The correct movie is The Young in Heart. THIRD PAGE: The apt phrase at El Sid would be “food pickup,” and Sonny Corleone was gunned down at a toll plaza while driving a 1941 Lincoln Continental. The Grateful Dead icon was Jerry Garcia, and the device on the East German EMW 327 is a turn signal indicator. It’s called a trafficator. The Nomad’s fuel tank inlet is behind its left taillight, and Messerschmitt was

banned from making aircraft. FOURTH PAGE: Carroll Shelby is the legendary name behind the Cobra, Mustang GT350, and Shelby Series I. Studebaker debuted its bullet-nose design in 1950, but that was actually the company’s best year ever, with 343,000 cars sold. Finally, the array of hood ornaments shown above are, reading down the first column: DeSoto, Packard, Bentley, and Dodge. Those in the second column are: Rolls-Royce (in a 1930s kneeling pose), Chevy, Pontiac, and Plymouth. Twelve correct is great and anything more than that is automotive genius. DECEMBER

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ullion a sofa? Brush your pillow? Braid a shade? When it comes to passementerie— a 17th-century term derived from the French “passement” meaning “decorative lace”—it’s all about trimmings. Silk, metallics, cotton, rayon; beads, braids, crepes, bullions, and tassels: we love to personalize our spaces with the application of inches or bolts of these extraordinary embellishments. Passementerie has been adorning furniture and clothing throughout history, from bed hangings to military uniforms, to royal robes and sectional sofas. An intricate art taken to new heights by the French, passementerie—with its tassels, fringes, gimps, and cords—can shape-shift among traditional, transitional, and modern

decors (au revoir, Versailles!). Because of the myriad of options, it is more popular than ever. “I love trim!” exclaims Vero Beach designer Gigi Bair of Hayes Kendall Design House. “That finished, certain touch; it could be fussy, it can roll super traditional. It can be edgy/modern,” she enthuses. Marisa Gutmacher is vice president of design at Samuel & Sons, regarded in the design trade as the headquarters for passementerie of all kinds. “Trimmings have a tremendous power in terms of being transformational in a space,” she explains. “The introduction of trimming can move color across the room. You can pull color out of fabric. It can outline the edge of a furniture frame; it can change the perception of the silhouette.”

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“I consider trim to be icing on the cake.”

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Gutmacher has seen designers use trimmings on lighting fixtures and along the edge of ceilings. One used a wide canvas border with large, hammered nail heads around a doorframe as an architectural enhancement. Vero Beach designer Rod Mickley has applied trimming in an unimaginable variety of ways, depending on the client. “I’ve done upholstered walls with trim,” he says. “I’ve also done a natural linen, then a green trim with nail heads for a bedroom. It embellishes it.” Mickley says he will use more trimmings for his traditional clients. “I’ll do quite a bit of trim on pillows,” he says. “A pillow without trim—there’s no visual stopping point.” He will trim a long leading edge of drapery for contrast, and on upholstery he’ll apply a contrast tape. He will also add tape around the perimeter of a Roman shade. For outdoor upholstery, Mickley has found that highperformance trims have come a long way as far as colorfastness goes. Susan Schuyler Smith, Spectrum Interior Design president, says, “I consider trim to be the icing on the cake, that perfect finishing touch that makes a space really stand out.” She notes that

a new trend Spectrum is seeing is “embroidered and embellished trim, along with French knots on drapes or pillows.” Gutmacher has noticed much more use of fringe—“more tassel fringes, more bullion fringes at the bottom of upholstery,” of the 8-inch or wider variety. She’s also seeing a return to traditionalism, and it’s across the board demographically. In terms of color trends, she notes, “There’s a braver use of color, more saturation of color. Trimmings are a great way of introducing color without making an enormous commitment.” And what color is having a moment? “Yellow, like goldenrod … fresh. And more sophisticated ochres, terra-cottas, and rich browns,” she says. What’s in the rearview mirror? “Grays and confectionary colors.” “There’s a yearning for natural, more tactile materials,” she explains. “And people are not afraid to pay more for the luxury of silk. Trimmings are a marvelous way to customize a scheme, to personalize spaces. It’s like accessorizing.” So go ahead and co-opt that crepe for your curtains or chainette for your cushions. They’ll be elevated right before your eyes.

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into the 30s, making everyone in our area fret over almost everything except very large native trees. Initially, there was a lot of scrambling a few hours prior to and during the temperature drop. Then, there were very long tales of woe. I have some practical ways to avoid both of those circumstances. Avoid over-irrigation and fertilizing. Tender new growth resulting from either practice will result in severely damaged tissue if there is a sharp drop in temperature. Water deeply once

a week to allow your tropicals to continue subsisting in this weather. Having said that, watering is a very important part of cold protection for the landscape. Early in the morning prior to the overnight snap, deeply water all sensitive areas of the landscape. If you have an irrigation system, this is the time to run it. This water will act like a battery and store whatever heat is offered throughout the day. Overnight, that heat will be gently released into the atmosphere, buffering

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The smallest touch of color seems to transform an entire space. the temperature. The cold is very drying, so give them a drink again the next morning. Double-check your mulch levels. This cooler, dryer weather is sure to test even the most robust root systems. Moisture retention and temperature buffering is always important in the FloridaFriendly Landscape. Mulch will be an additional layer protecting the roots from the falling temperatures. A few days after a cold snap, assess your plants for damage. This is when you will be able

to see what is truly beyond redemption. Gently prune those parts, snipping just beyond the point of damaged tissue. Now, let’s discuss beauty. At the peak of the holiday season, we believe in beauty and see it everywhere. The smallest touch of color seems to transform an entire space. The small touches I made last month are holding up. But my favorite gathering spot, the covered back deck, is still not as cheery as I desire. Poinsettias will be my salvation.

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he sounds of the season are upon us, and if you find yourself belting out Mariah Carey’s hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” while driving alone in your car, rejoice—singing is good for you! A large and growing body of research indicates that singing benefits both mind and body. It releases dopamine and oxytocin, feel-good hormones that have a positive impact on mood and social behaviors.

It lowers cortisol, reducing stress and anxiety. And it can have a positive impact on lung function, as you breathe deeply to hit the notes—a plus for those with COPD, asthma, and Parkinson’s disease. Singing in a choir brings added benefits. Studies show that regular group practice and performance sessions improve posture, breathing, muscle tension, and memory. Choral singing can help people cope with grief following the

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of music and arts at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach, the Silver Tones perform seasonal concerts in the church’s sanctuary in December, February, and April. During winter, the group’s active membership swells to more than 75. Throughout the summer, approximately 35 members perform for assisted living, memory care, and nursing facilities. “Our programs are very well received,” says Sofronas, who works diligently with Craig to develop appropriate music and themes for their audiences. “Our mission is to bring joy to the lives of others through our music.” The concept of using music for therapeutic purposes dates back many centuries. In 1 Samuel 16:23, it is written that, after the spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, God allowed a troubling spirit to torment him, and

when this occurred, “David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.” Plato and Aristotle postulated that music could influence emotions. Hippocrates played music for mental patients as early as 400 B.C. Native American medicine men routinely used music and chants to heal their patients. The practice of music therapy evolved during the world wars, when community musicians visited veterans’ hospitals to assuage soldiers’ physical and mental trauma. The patients’ positive responses inspired hospitals to hire musicians, but it soon became evident that formal training was needed. Today, many colleges and universities offer music therapy programs, and a national certifying body, the Certification Board for Music Therapists, has

BENEFITS OF MUSIC THERAPY Reduces pain, anxiety, and depression Lowers blood pressure Elevates mood Enhances memory Improves communication and coping skills Facilitates movement and exercise Increases socialization

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existed for 40 years. Practitioners of music therapy use clinical and evidencebased music interventions to accomplish individualized goals for people of all ages and ability levels. Music therapy has been used successfully to address mental health issues; developmental and learning disabilities; Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases and other age-related conditions; substance abuse problems; brain injuries; and physical disabilities. It can also be a valuable tool in hospice care and pain management. In Vero Beach, music therapy and enrichment programs are in full swing at a variety of health care and community-based organizations, eldercare facilities, and private homes. “From birth, our lives are shaped by music,” observes board-certified music therapist Moreen Burkart, who specializes in neurologic music therapy. She is the

owner of Music Matters LLC. “A song can take us back to a place, a memory, or a feeling,” she says. “It is a stimulus that activates every part of the brain. That’s why it is so effective with dementia patients. I’ve had patients who couldn’t speak but could sing.” Burkart, who conducts group music therapy and enrichment classes as well as individual in-home sessions, says one of the reasons music is so useful for managing neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s, is a natural phenomenon known as entrainment. “Entrainment occurs when two external rhythms gradually sync with one another,” she explains. “Two metronomes on different rhythms will automatically sync. People walking in a group will automatically walk to the same pace. By selecting music at an appropriate tempo and cadence—an intervention called Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS)—

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a trained music therapist can help people with Parkinson’s or stroke improve the fluidity of their gait and movements by matching them to the rhythm of a song. It’s the same principle behind running or spinning to music. It helps keep you at a consistent pace.” Following a preliminary evaluation, Burkart designed an in-home program individually tailored for 66-year-old Stephanie Fasolino and her Parkinson’s symptoms. After jointly selecting songs from the Beatles, Burkart created a series of exercises that Fasolino performs daily as well as during their weekly sessions. “Moreen tailors the songs to the rhythm of the exercises,” says Fasolino, of Sebastian. “‘Ticket to Ride’ is for marching and knee bends, ‘She Loves You’ is for kickbacks and sidekicks. She also provided music with

a syncopated beat to help my gait while walking. I’ve just started, but I’m already walking around the block and riding a stationary bike every day—all with the accompaniment of music.” Fasolino also credits vocal strengthening and breathing exercises, such as blowing bubbles with a straw in a glass of water, humming, pitch glides, and tongue twisters, with her ability to sing the songs in her Bible meetings again. “I’m really enjoying music therapy. Moreen makes it fun!” The Visiting Nurse Association has five full-time music therapists providing support to patients and families in hospice care, home care, and community-based programs, according to Lauren Schaust, VNA’s music therapy manager, who is a board-certified music therapist with additional fellowship training in

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neurologic music therapy. “For those in hospice care, music therapy can help relieve pain, promote relaxation, and decrease anxiety.” Schaust explains, “Sessions might include instrument playing, singing favorite songs, listening to music, or creating legacy projects for their families. We work with patients to write and record songs with original lyrics that they can leave as a gift to their loved ones. We can even create a ‘heart song,’ which is a recording of a patient’s heartbeat set as a percussive track with a special song dubbed over it.” Music therapy for the VNA’s

home health program tends to focus on rehabilitative goals, says Schaust, such as regaining speech after a stroke, recovering functional movement following surgery or a fall, or coming to terms with short-term or longterm loss of independence. “We might develop musicsupported exercise tracks in a cadence that is compatible with the intended movement, teach them a song to sing in their head to regulate breathing, or create a soothing playlist to help them relax when they are anxious.” The VNA’s Community Music Therapy Program— partially funded by the Indian

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River County Hospital District— is specifically designed to help at-risk populations (the indigent, those with mental health needs, and those struggling with addiction) develop coping skills through musical enrichment. Sessions, held throughout the community and at the Mental Health Association in Indian River County, include listening to music, talking about lyrics, and participation in drum circles. The Silver Tones generate public awareness of other donor-supported programs SRA offers to the community. DayAway, SRA’s daily care option for adults who are no longer able to stay home alone, weaves music into many

activities offered each day. “Our DayAway centers regularly use music to engage attendees on many levels,” says Karen Deigl, SRA’s president and CEO. “Seeing the participants dancing, singing, and playing their instruments is heartwarming.” At the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County, music therapy and enrichment programs are always on the calendar thanks to several community collaborations. Burkart leads a weekly one-hour music enrichment class for participants in the Social Respite Program. Every other Friday, a VNA music therapist directs Movin’ and Groovin,’ an engaging movement class utilizing RAS to

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improve gait, posture, breathing, and vocal function. On Friday afternoons, the Tremble Clefs participate in a therapeutic singing program designed to address symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that compromise vocal function. Music also accompanies boxing, Qi Gong, and Parkinson’s disease exercise classes. As part of its art therapy efforts, the Vero Beach Museum of Art hosts Movement at the Museum, an energetic class that incorporates singing, dancing, and movement. “Music is part of so many of our memory and movement programs, and they are all free of charge because they are funded through philanthropy,”

says Peggy Cunningham, executive director of the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County. “Music is not only therapeutic, but it is also uplifting. It offers social connectedness, and it fits the culture of what we do here. We improve the quality of lives.” “One of the most powerful and impactful things about the modality of music is how universal it is,” observes Lauren Schaust. “It’s on TV, in our cars, and at the mall. It’s unavoidable, and because of that, everyone has some kind of emotional connection to it. As music therapists, we can take what is comfortable and familiar and use it to someone’s advantage in their treatment.”

KEEPING LOVED ONES ON A HIGH NOTE WITH MUSIC Create a space that fosters relaxation and attention. Identify the type of music that brings them the most comfort. Match the music to their needs (if they are anxious, choose a slow tempo). Be aware of the volume. Discontinue if there are signs of physical discomfort or agitation. Use nature sounds if your loved one enjoys the outdoors. Listen together and be present. Encourage reminiscing and sharing memories. Dance or sway with the music. Encourage singing. (Courtesy of Visiting Nurse Association)

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ricket was a joyful, spritely poodle with fast feet and an independent streak. My sister and I lobbied our parents relentlessly for a dog until they were convinced that we were old enough to take responsibility. Training Cricket was our top priority, and, for the most part, she cooperated, except when she needed to come indoors from our spacious yard. We tried countless renditions of “Come, Cricket!” and

“Cricket, come!” No amount of cajoling, armwaving, or yelling at the top of our lungs moved her, until one day, our mother stepped outside shaking a bag of treats and sang out, “Yum, yum!” To our collective amazement, it worked like a charm. From then on, we abandoned the traditional recall and gave in to this method. A reliable recall can be an elusive goal, so starting with the proper motivation will speed the process.

To understand what motivates your dog, think about what he loves. Is he a treat hound? This is a tried-and-true way to teach “come,” but your treats must be juicy and delicious, not the boring biscuits your dog sees on a regular basis. Turkey hot dogs; bits of cheese; and cooked, unseasoned chicken are all insurance policies to get his attention. Lizard-obsessed dogs are on alert for movement in every bush and potted plant

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Selective HEARING IS YOUR DOG ABLE TO HEAR A BEETLE IN THE GRASS BUT IS SEEMINGLY DEAF TO YOUR CALLS? THERE ARE WAYS TO MAKE THE “COME” COMMAND WORK FOR EVEN THE MOST INDEPENDENT DOG. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: This pup loves to be chased. His moves are the envy of the fastest athletes. Turn the tables by inviting him to chase you instead. Let him wander a bit until he is looking away from you. Sing out a lusty, “Come!” and turn to jog away from him, clapping your hands and whooping until the neighbors are peering out their windows. Hold a bag of treats and shake it as the dog races toward you. Open the bag and dole out some love. FREE TO BE ME: It’s fun to see your dog run like an Olympic track star, but too much distance means a loss of control. This happy-go-lucky pup needs a long leash, 20 feet at least, to practice recalls out in the open. As he leaves your side, call him well before he reaches the end of the leash. Give up the treats when he responds readily. As he progresses, you can let go of the leash and go for the gold. I CAN’T HEAR YOU: A dog’s hearing is far better than ours, so if he seems engrossed in a blade of grass, he probably hears it growing. Unless it is very windy or there is a rock concert going on next door, your dog hears your command perfectly well. Try adjusting your tone of voice. It should be cheerful but have a real punch. Once your dog looks up, you’ve got him. Begin praising him for all you are worth. Only the most apathetic of pooches will be able to resist you. BREEZING ON BY: This is the pup flying toward you at great speed, only to veer off at the last second like an errant cruise missile. Once you say “Come!” and he begins moving his feet, he has technically obeyed you. Now it’s just a matter of applying the brakes. As he begins his launch, extend a handful of treats out in front of you at the dog’s eye level, and as he approaches, toss them down at your feet. He will see and smell them and make a beeline for you. On the next try, extend your hand but don’t drop the treats. Now you have a fast response ending with your dog right where he should be.

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– Mike in Vero Beach You just summed up the difference between responsible dog handling and the lack of consideration that you sometimes see in parks or on the beach. Don’t let it ruin your shared experience with Jake. Most of these situations are best left for the dogs to parse since they speak each other’s language. It sounds like Jake is a well-balanced, confident dog who trusts you. He will feel even the slightest tension on the leash, so keep it loose and stay relaxed as the other dog approaches. A minor squabble is not ideal, but even though it looks bad to us, it is mostly a display and the dogs usually forget about it a minute later. However, if you think the loose dog has bad intentions, step in front of your dog and say a firm, “Go home” to the interloper, or just walk right into the water with Jake. Hopefully, the other dog’s owner takes that as a strong hint to get some control.

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– Betsey in Vero Beach Benny is a lucky boy. Dogs love to have adventures with their people, and this one will be memorable for all three of you. For gear, the first thing that comes to mind is his breed’s very short coat. I’d get a fleece-lined jacket he can wear at night. Inflatable sleeping mats pack down very small but add a nice, cushioned place for him that keeps the cold ground from seeping in. I like portable, foldable vinyl bowls for food and water, and treats to help him behave on the trail or at a campsite. What’s more important than gear is following some safety guidelines so you can relax. Bring a 20-foot cotton leash for trail walks and a first aid kit that includes antihistamines in case he sustains a bug bite. Not all trails will be open to dogs, and leaving him back at the tent is not an option, so plan some day outings ahead of your visit. Most important, a reflective collar with current tags will help you all sleep better at night, even if Benny is taking more than his share of tent space.

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or under your deck chairs, and they will respond to a squeaky toy held low, at their eye level. To some dogs, the tennis ball is the ultimate goal. Military and police dogs are often trained in this manner. Regardless of the training approach, know that the dog does not realize that coming when called is an essential safety measure that must be heeded immediately. In the dog’s mind, training is a game. Your job is to find the motivator that makes your dog want to run to you as fast as he can. Bailey the cavalier King Charles spaniel has a selfassigned job. She is hyperfocused on chasing anything that moves, which includes birds, dry leaves, and her

personal favorite: butterflies. During the pursuit, Bailey will disregard any outside influence, including her owner’s desperate calls to come back. To secure a good recall, we must think like a dog. She finds the chase extremely satisfying, so what can we offer that will be more rewarding? Treats were nice for her but were ignored when she was in pursuit. To introduce the command in a new way, I tied a large new plush toy to a leash and dropped it down to the grass while her owner held Bailey’s leash. I backed slowly away from them with the toy dragging in front of me, which caught the dog’s interest instantly. I yelled, “Bailey,

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When using this important command, think of what will happen once the dog does obey, and be assured that the dog is considering it as well. No dog wants to come when called, only to be grasped by the collar and put into his crate. If the “come” command always ends in something good for the dog, whether that is play, treats, or just loving praise, your summons turns into an invitation your dog can’t wait to accept.

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A Seasonal Favorite JOEY FENYAK AND KIMMY COVENY HOST A CHRISTMAS EVE TRADITION: THE FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES BY RENÁE TESAURO | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY RABINOWITZ

Kimmy Coveny’s antipasto is topped with shrimp and is a fitting start to the Feast of the Seven Fishes.

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hether you are Italian-American or simply a seafood lover, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition worth embracing—especially for those of us surrounded by an abundance of fish. The hours-long celebration of grazing on seven different varieties of seafood likely got its name in recent decades, but its roots can be traced to Southern Italy, where it commemorates “la Viglia di Natale,” the time spent in anticipation of the birth of the baby 88

Jesus, which tradition places at midnight. Eating seafood on Christmas Eve reflects the Roman Catholic practice of abstaining from meat in favor of fish on the eve of a holy day; and in Southern Italy, fish are plentiful. When approximately four million residents of the region emigrated to America between 1880 and 1924, they brought with them their Christmas Eve tradition, “Festa dei Sette Pesci,” which remains popular today. Why seven fishes?

Some theorize it represents the seven sacraments or the seven hills of Rome, while others conjecture it refers to the day the book of Genesis says God rested. Although Joey Fenyak and Kimmy Coveny, owners of Joey & Kimmy’s Seafood Market & Restaurant, feast on fish all year round, they cast a wider net during the holidays when they welcome guests to their home for the Feast of the Seven Fishes. “Neither of us is Italian, but fish is our business,”

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Kimmy’s Antipasto Romaine and arugula Provolone cheese Salami Plum tomatoes Cucumber Yellow and orange peppers

Oil-cured black olives Roasted red peppers Balsamic vinegar Honey Olive oil Feta cheese

Place lettuces on a large flat platter. Cut the provolone and salami in half and arrange around the rim. Cover the center of the platter with vegetables in a decorative array. Salad may be prepared in advance and refrigerated for an hour. For the dressing, combine equal amounts of balsamic vinegar and honey with a smaller amount of olive oil in a blender. Drizzle over antipasto and sprinkle with feta right before serving.

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says Coveny about the friendly establishment on U.S. Highway 1 at 18th Street that has hooked local and seasonal residents on fresh seafood since 2009. Fenyak, who grew up digging clams in Long Island, spent over 30 years working at New York’s venerable Fulton Fish Market before falling for Vero Beach hook, line, and sinker in 2002. He spent the next eight years wholesaling fish around the state and selling seafood directly to consumers at weekend farmers markets in Fort Pierce and Vero Beach. “People kept asking me, ‘Why don’t you open a store so we can buy fresh fish throughout the week?’” recalls Fenyak. “By the time I opened the doors here, I already had a strong customer base.” Coveny came on board in 2010, eventually became Fenyak’s business partner, and soon enough, another name was added to the Joey’s Seafood Market sign. In addition to an array of fresh local and Northern fish flown in daily, the market now stocks a selection of produce, homemade soups and salad dressings,

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Ipswich Steamers Serves 4 Ipswich steamer clams (approximately 24) 1/2 stick salted butter 1/2 cup white wine 4–5 cloves garlic 3 tbsp. olive oil

Thoroughly rinse steamers to remove sand. Combine garlic and olive oil in food processor and blend gently (pro tip: Kimmy makes this mixture by the batch and keeps it on hand for many of her recipes). Place steamers in a frying pan and add butter, white wine, and garlic-olive oil mixture. Cover pan and steam 5–10 minutes until clams are fully opened.

Top: Fine china, crystal champagne flutes, and wine glasses dress up a simple holiday table. Above: Oysters mixed with shrimp make a good appetizer before the main dishes are served. DECEMBER 2023

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Kimmy’s Seafood Posillipo This Italian seafood stew originated in a residential neighborhood in Naples. It can be served on its own with a good Italian crusty bread or over pasta. Serves 4 12 little neck clams 12 mussels 2 cups dry white wine 10 medium-size shrimp, shelled and deveined

10 sea scallops 3 tbsp. butter plus a splash of olive oil (prevents butter from burning) 2 cloves garlic, chopped Marinara sauce Course sea salt

Place clams and mussels in a bath of cold water and add course sea salt. Stir and soak for 30 minutes to remove any sand and grit. Drain the clams and mussels and scrub well with a wire brush under running water. Remove the beard from the mussels. In a large sauté pan, melt butter and add garlic, clams, and mussels. Add wine, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the shells open. Discard any unopened shells. Add shrimp and scallops and simmer just long enough for the shrimp to turn pink and the scallops to become opaque. Add marinara sauce, heat through, and serve immediately. 92

MARINARA SAUCE 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 12-oz. can Italian plum tomatoes, broken up 6 bay leaves 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/2 cup Cabernet red wine Heat olive oil in a saucepan and add onion and garlic. Sauté over low to medium heat until soft and translucent. Add tomatoes, bay leaves, parsley, and wine and simmer over low heat about 30 minutes, stirring often. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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artisanal cheeses, specialty crackers, French baguettes and ciabatta, boutique wine, beer, olives, pasta, and mouthwatering take-and-bake entrees such as eggplant parmigiana and goat cheese ravioli. It is open six days a week, while lunch is served every day and dinner is served on Friday nights during the season. Fenyak’s knowledge, experience, and relationships within the seafood industry are complemented by Coveny’s passion for cooking. “My dad owned Italian restaurants in New York,” says Coveny, “and, ever since I was little, I was always at his side.” Now, armed with a treasure trove of family recipes and an ability to shuck clams and oysters like a pro, she relishes the opportunity to prepare sumptuous seafood and pasta dinners

Above: Whimsical decor sets the tone for the feast. Below: Joey Fenyak, Eileen and Bill Liedholm, Kimmy Coveny, Franco Manobianco, and Christine Hughes gather around the festive table before a dinner rich with seafood.

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Kimmy’s Clams Casino with Tricolored Peppers Serves 6 24 top neck clams in the shell 1/2 white onion, minced Minced red, green, and orange peppers 6 crispy slices of fried bacon 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs 3 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped finely 2–3 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 tsp. salt Splash of white wine 1/2 tbsp. butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. To facilitate shucking the clams, place them on a baking tray and freeze 2–3 minutes. Using a clam knife, pry open the shells. Discard the top shell. In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, garlic, and olive oil. Sauté onions and peppers and set aside. Chop bacon and add to mixture. Blend well with ingredients in large bowl. Sprinkle the breadcrumb-vegetable mixture on top of each clam to the edges of its shell, making sure the mixture covers the clam sufficiently to keep it moist. Dab with butter and a splash of wine and bake 12–15 minutes. Serve immediately.

for others or teach them how to do it themselves. “Many of the great dishes we served at my dad’s restaurants, I’ve transformed into take-and-bake items that people can pick up in our cold cases. If they want to prepare it themselves, I’ll give them the recipe.” Although there are an infinite number of seafood dishes that can be incorporated into the Feast of the Seven Fishes, Fenyak and Coveny’s holiday dinner menu will include a raw seafood sampler; mini crab and lobster cakes; Ipswich steamers; clams casino; seafood Posillipo Fra Diavolo; stuffed halibut; and salmon with artichokes, portobello mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes in a brandy cream sauce. An Italian antipasto anchors the seafood mains and appetizers, while a triple berry cobbler adds a light, festive final touch. 94

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There are an infinite number of seafood dishes that can be incorporated into the Feast of the Seven Fishes.

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Kimmy’s Stuffed Fish

Crabcakes

Serves 4 4 pieces flounder (or white fish of your choice) 2 tbsp. salted butter 2 cloves garlic and 2 tbsp. olive oil, blended slightly in food processor

Serves 4 16 oz. lump crabmeat 2 celery stalks 1/4 small red onion 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

Splash white wine Italian breadcrumbs Crabcake mixture (see crabcake recipe) Store-bought seaweed for garnish 4 strawberries for garnish

Place flounder in a baking dish and add butter. Brush fish with olive oil-garlic mixture. Pour white wine into the dish without pouring onto the fish. Sprinkle fish with Italian breadcrumbs. Form crabcake mixture into a long mound and place in dish next to fish. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12–15 minutes. Plate fish and top with crabcake mound. Spoon pan juices over top. Garnish with seaweed and sliced strawberries. Serve with wild rice. 96

Duke’s or Hellman’s mayonnaise (enough to hold mixture together) Olive oil

Put crabmeat into a bowl. Chop celery and onion very fine. Combine all ingredients and add a small amount of breadcrumbs (just enough to hold them together). Form cakes in any size of your choice (make smaller cakes for appetizers) and coat with breadcrumbs. Coat the bottom of a frying pan with olive oil over medium heat. Fry cakes on both sides until lightly brown. Finish in a 350-degreeFahrenheit oven until cooked through.

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“Neither of us is Italian, but fish is our business.” — KIMMY COVENY

Joey Fenyak and Kimmy Coveny have a varied collection of old and new holiday decor in their Vero Beach home, but one piece that is never missing is the Dr. Seuss–themed Christmas tree that’s put out on display each year.

For their holiday decor, the couple relies on an eclectic mix of treasured heirlooms and recent finds, including a whimsical Dr. Seuss–themed tree that stands proudly on the baby grand piano. “One year, when the kids were young, I drove all over the place looking for a Christmas tree,” explains Coveny. “When I saw this one-of-a-kind display at Pier 1 Imports, I said, ‘I’ll take the whole thing, decorations and all!’” Coveny acknowledges that the days leading up to Christmas are the market’s busiest, with lines snaking out the door. “People are generally eating more

fish, but at Christmas they go all out,” she remarks. “We try to make it fun for everyone waiting in line by recruiting our friends to pour champagne.” “Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to seafood,” adds Fenyak. “Whether you prepare one or seven types of dishes for your holiday meal, it’s always best to order ahead and plan to pick it up Christmas Eve day or the day before. Because of our relationships with commercial fishermen and major suppliers, we can get just about any fish you desire.” And that’s no fish tale!

Triple Berry Cobbler Serves 6 1 ready-made pie crust 6 cups fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries) 1/2 cup sugar

Squeeze of fresh lemon juice Crumble topping Put pie crust into a round tart dish. Prick the bottom with the tines of a fork and crimp the edges. In a large bowl, combine fruit and gently toss with the sugar and lemon juice. Spoon into the pie crust. Place the crumble on top of the fruit and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. CRUMBLE TOPPING 1 cup rolled oatmeal 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup walnuts, crushed 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 stick butter, room temperature Using your hands or fork, combine ingredients until the butter is evenly distributed.

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Hilary and Alannah Weston are continuing the vision of Windsor properties by embracing sustainability and environmental conservation while planning the new North Village.

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estled against the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Indian River, Old Florida is emerging. Fortyseven acres of former citrus groves are being restored and improved to become the North Village, Windsor’s latest evolution. “About half of the property will be dedicated natural space,” says Mark Justice, Windsor’s vice president of construction and development. “There will be a lot of opportunities for residents to gather outdoors and experience the natural environment together.” Thirty-four homes and six rowhouses will all have green buffers adjacent or water views. “When we opened up the property by removing the invasive plants and old citrus trees, we could really visualize the plan. It already feels like Old Florida; that is the intent, to recreate what was here before it was cleared for citrus,” adds Justice. “You will see it in the streetscape, in the park.” Justice supervised the relocation of more than 500 mature oak trees and 1,100 sabal palms, the state tree of Florida, and will contract for tens of thousands of native plants. Alannah Weston conceptualized this project along with her mother, Hilary. The Weston family originally developed Windsor with fresh, new ideas and will continue that forward-thinking for the North Village. “We asked ourselves what a community for the future should look like in the context of a climate and biodiversity crisis,” says Weston. “Our goal was to embed sustainability in every aspect of this project.” As the former chairman of the Selfridges Group, Weston is well equipped for the task. She started Project Ocean as a way for Selfridges to promote conservation of the global marine environment while adopting more sustainable sources of fish for their stores. “It made sense that the next phase for Windsor would have a similar framework and be aligned with similar values.” A positive environmental impact starts with the landscaping. The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Association of Gardeners estimate that U.S. homeowners spend nearly $6 billion per year on lawn care and buy roughly 70 million pounds of fertilizer and 125 million pounds of pesticides. Windsor’s North Village is taking a different tack, guided by Edwina von Gal, an award-winning landscape designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project, who worked closely with the landscape design team of Isaac Stein and Maggie Tsang, whose company is called Dept. LLC.

Two bodies of water are included in the design of the North Village. A lake will be lined with plantings to filter runoff, and an estuary will connect to the Indian River.

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Left and below: Oaks and native plantings line the streets of the North Village. Opposite page, top: Water views are plentiful in the new design. Opposite page, below: An aerial view of the property shows the expanse of the building site.

“I have been present for every aspect of this plan,” von Gal says. “It is making me think differently about developers.” Her push for native plants and their benefits will be showcased in Dept. LLC’s plan for the North Village. “There is so much great news about natives in the press right now, so most people are probably well aware that natives evolved without input from humans, so they can manage on their own—no irrigation, fertilization, or pesticides,” she says. “Nature is in charge.” Water views are part of what makes Windsor so desirable, and the North Village will incorporate water with an eye toward a natural look. The plan calls for two bodies of water: a lake and an estuary. The lake will be ringed with natural plants to filter runoff and give birds a proper habitat, while the estuary connects to the Indian River. “The estuary is a special component of this plan,” says von Gal. “It is designed to be an extension of the lagoon and will make for a brackish wetlands environment that supports a whole other ecosystem and the wildlife that seeks it. It will become a real living system that needs to be hardly managed, not highly managed.”

Alannah Weston’s vision ensured that the design of the homes in the North Village will be guided by principles of sustainability. “We worked with architect Doug Farr to ensure that we embraced the latest technology to

build homes that are energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions,” says Weston. “We will keep Windsor’s signature balconies, shutters, and deep eaves, but evolve the code to encourage a more pared down, minimalist

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to encourage resident interaction. In the North Village, the distinctive Windsor look will remain with some updates. Xavier Iglesias, a senior associate of DPZ CoDesign, was named project manager for the original plan in 1993 and is on the design team for the North Village. “There will be a less formal, less classical look to these homes, but they will remain recognizably Windsor in feel,” Iglesias notes. “A more contemporary look is likely to emerge from the simplification of openings and the removal of requirements that regulate the articulation of eave rafter tails, brackets, and columns.” The North Village guidelines will strike a balance between the need for privacy and the desire for views. “The opportunity to have a third-floor room or belvedere pavilion will afford views over the mangroves to the Indian

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aesthetic, including earthy colors that blend with the natural landscape.” Mark Justice will oversee the achievement of certification by the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS). “The PHIUS Core program focuses on certifying buildings that achieve exceptional energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality while significantly reducing their ecological footprint,” says Justice. “We will track the design and performance of the homes through energy modeling and verification. The models predict the energy use, and on-site verification ensures that the actual performance aligns with the prediction.” Windsor was originally designed by Andrés Duany and Elizabeth PlaterZyberk of DPZ CoDesign to follow New Urbanism guidelines, grouping homes together and creating walkable streets and central gathering spaces

“It will become a real living system that needs to be hardly managed not highly managed.” — EDWINA VON GAL

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Above: A storage area for kayaks and boards will be adjacent to the water for easy access. Opposite page: Hilary and Alannah Weston are planning a community for the future while still embracing the distinctive Windsor look.

River,” he adds. The landscape will have its own personality that will add lushness to the streetscape. “In the original Windsor design, landscaping was restrained and contained,” Iglesias explains. “Aside from a few bosques of trees in select greens and squares, the denser plantings are mostly a backdrop to the buildings and prominent garden walls. At the North Village, the reverse will occur. The architecture is envisioned to appear less dominant behind a more generously planted foreground of native landscaping.”

With natural beauty taking center stage, homeowners will gravitate outdoors, encouraged by many built-in amenities. More than half of the total acreage will be green space, including trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding. Docks and kayak storage are planned. Boardwalks will extend into the estuary and lake, and a large viewing platform will be erected at the river’s edge. A full-service fitness center onsite will offer indoor and outdoor opportunities to keep moving. “We are very pleased with the master plan for the North Village,”

says Betsy Hanley, president and CEO of Torwest and president of Windsor Real Estate. “Great attention was given to protecting the surrounding natural habitat and blending this final phase of Windsor seamlessly into the existing community.” Hanley sees the health and wellness focus as an enhancement for residents. “The abundance of recreational amenities will create exciting new opportunities for those who enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle.” Thus, the North Village is designed for the wellness of both its residents and its environment.

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“Our goal was to embed sustainability in every aspect of this project.” — ALANNAH WESTON

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t Vero Beach Regional Airport, it is wheels up in all aspects with smooth flying ahead. Although the pandemic did briefly shut down a few of the businesses on its property, it led to increased private flying operations. In addition, 2023 saw a new airline take off—in more ways than one; and a marketing campaign started in 2021 is promoting the existing tenants and attracting new opportunities. Airport Director Todd Scher says, “The businesses at the airport are doing well. They, of course, support the airport with their rent and fees and enable us to pay our operating costs. Our revenue is used for the matching share of grant funds that are allocated to us either from the State of Florida or FAA, which are used for upkeep on the airport. We do not use tax ad valorem revenue.” That’s good news indeed for the general aviation airport, which occupies 1,700 acres of property just 2 miles from downtown Vero Beach.

Breeze Airways now flies to several destinations in the Northeast from Vero Beach Regional Airport.

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Vero Beach Regional Airport is a bustling hub of activity now hosting a commercial airline, a flight school, a future customs facility, and more to serve the community.

Breeze Airways began operations at Vero Beach Regional Airport in February with nonstop flights to Westchester/White Plains, New York and Hartford, Connecticut; it immediately gained popularity with residents. The airline is just two years old, created by JetBlue founder David Neeleman. It flies Vero Beach passengers in planes larger than did Elite Airways, which discontinued local operations last year. “Breeze has done a good job of identifying and serving the market,” Scher says. “The planes are filled going out, and in September the airline added flights,

and now departs from Vero Beach twice a day, seven days a week. Frankly, we didn’t expect that much growth so soon, but the response from the community has been terrific.” Providence, Rhode Island has already been added, and at least one more destination is expected in the near future. Another plus for the Vero Beach flying public is that parking at the airport is still free. “We were very concerned with the size of planes and number of passengers that we would run out of parking,” Scher says. “But that has not happened.” The 80 spaces in long-term park-

ing are proving sufficient. A drawback, however, is the outdoor baggage claim, but the airport plans to rectify this situation in the near future. Covered walkways will lead incoming passengers to a new and larger outdoor covered baggage claim area, then inside to a new passenger exit lane with additional restrooms. Scher says an airline such as Breeze is important to the community. “With Breeze, we are able to serve more of the general population than if we didn’t have an airline. We are a good airport without an airline; we are a better airport for the community with one.”

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Corporate Air is including a new customs facility as part of its current expansion plan, as well as six more hangars.

Corporate Air, a full-service fixedbase operator and maintenance facility at the airport, has two major developments underway. It broke ground for customs operations in April and started construction on six additional hangars. The 3,800-square-foot customs facility is targeted to open next summer, according to Rodger Pridgeon, Corporate Air’s founder and president. “It will be a user-fee facility, which means Corporate Air will fund and operate the facility,” he explains. “We made the decision based on the demand from our business and the community.” Corporate Air conducted a feasibility study as required in its application to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. “It showed a 30 percent increase not only to our business but also to the surrounding area—restaurants, hotels, rental cars, etc. It will be a big boom.” Pridgeon estimates that more than 50 percent of Corporate Air’s customers flying internationally head to The Bahamas. So, after the customs facil-

ity is completed, the company will apply to the Bahamian government to allow for clearance of Bahamian customs at the Vero Beach facility. Corporate Air’s business has increased steadily since it reopened after the pandemic forced a monthlong closure. “Because of the major disruption in airline travel, many people who were accustomed to flying first class chose to buy their own plane, charter, or join a fractional program. It made private travel much more attractive and better for our business.” With that increased business came the need for additional hangar space, so Corporate Air has leased an additional 13 acres at the airport and is building six 20,000-square-foot hangars. “Florida has been a target, especially for people who own an aircraft, and they need a place to put it,” Pridgeon says. “Currently, there is no available space in South Florida, so these six hangars will be sold very quickly.”

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Skyborne Airline Academy, which bought FlightSafety Academy in 2020, continues to add students and staff at its Vero Beach campus. The flight school has entered a partnership with Delta Air Lines, and the inaugural class started in May of this year. According to COO Ian Cooper, Skyborne will train 120 students a year, and “that number will probably double in size.” The training course in Vero Beach is 52 weeks, and then some of the graduates will be employed by Skyborne as flying instructors for a two-year stint here. Other graduates will be placed elsewhere to acquire the necessary flying hours before moving on to a Delta connection carrier. In a similar partnership, Skyborne is currently training 120 students a year for IndiGo, India’s largest airline, and talks are underway with other carriers. “We are really proud of our facility here,” Cooper says. “We recently showed representatives from a European airline around and they were impressed with it.” The former FlightSafety facilities have undergone major

improvements in the past two years, he explains. “We have literally refurbished everything. Other than the operations center, we have rebuilt the main training center, upgraded all the student areas, and modernized our office space. The final piece is the operations center, which will be completed in the fourth quarter. We are reconfiguring it into more of an airline-style operations area.” Skyborne has the capacity to train 400 students on its 12-acre Vero Beach campus, Cooper says, with 10 to 20 percent living off campus. The increased student population demands more staff at the Vero Beach operation. “We now have a massive recruitment campaign going on,” Cooper says. “We need more ground school instructors, more flying instructors, more administration staff.” By year’s end, he estimates the staff will be increased from 120 to nearly 200. More students also create a need for more aircraft, Cooper adds, and Skyborne recently purchased four Archer

DX trainers from Piper Aircraft, another important business located at the airport. In addition, 10 all-electric trainer aircraft are on order from Bye Aerospace, a manufacturer based in Englewood, Colorado. “We should have had them by now,” Cooper laments, “but it is taking longer than we had hoped. The forecast delivery date is autumn of 2026. We really want to get into electric aircraft.” It seems that Vero Beach Regional Airport will also be getting into electric aircraft through a potential new tenant on the property.

Skyborne Airline Academy trains students for careers as commercial pilots.

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Scher says the airport is in lease negotiations for a parcel of land between Piper and Skyborne with Skyports Infrastructure, a UK company that builds and operates vertiports for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Much of this technology is still conceptual, and the particulars of its role in our lives here in Vero Beach remain to be seen, but running an airport requires forward thinking. “Advanced air mobility (AAM) is an emerging segment of the aviation industry,” Scher explains. “Skyports will provide the infrastructure, including electric charging stations for the vehicles, but not the vehicles themselves. The vehicle operator will be a subtenant.” Scher estimates it will be several years before any eVTOL aircraft operates at the Vero Beach airport but adds that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is encouraging the state’s airports to be at the forefront of this industry through AAM initiatives. “So when it comes to Vero Beach, we will be ready.” Despite the current activity, FDOT reports that Vero Beach Regional Airport’s 2022 economic impact is slightly less than in 2019. However, future growth at the airport points to a strong comeback by the next reporting period. FDOT seems to agree, because last year it named Vero Beach Regional Airport “Florida General Aviation Airport of the Year.” Growth brings increased opportunities, but also the possibility of negative impact if it is not planned and orderly. “Our endgame is to remain financially self-sufficient and also to grow in such a way that is not detrimental to the surrounding area,” Scher says, adding, “Our development fits in with that of the community, and we are growing in an appropriate way.”

“Our endgame is to remain financially self-sufficient and also to grow in such a way that is not detrimental to the surrounding area.” — TODD SCHER

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THE VERO BEACH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT MARKS 100 YEARS OF SERVICE BY MARY BETH MCGREGOR

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he year was 1919 and the fledgling community of Vero boasted a thriving downtown by the standards of the day. Ford Model Ts fronted the wooden buildings along the south side of today’s 20th Street between 14th and 15th Avenues, which housed a department store, a hotel, and an office selling property in the form of residential plots and farmland in 40-acre tracts. Yet all were destroyed when the flames from a huge fire engulfed one structure after another, leaving nothing. The fire started at night, when it had a chance to spread quickly as business owners and residents slept. This disastrous fire led to Vero’s first efforts at fire protection and to the founding, 100 years ago this month, of what is now the Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Members of the volunteer department are still active today, serving the community in conjunction with the professionals of the Fire Rescue Division of the Indian River County Emergency Services Department. Depending on their certification as firefighters, EMTs, or paramedics, they may ride along

with their paid counterparts, assisting in saving lives and property. They also mentor the next generation of firefighters and hold fundraising events to provide scholarships for their further education. Through the years, the organization has preserved a rich tradition of fellowship and service, and also a tradition of sons following in the footsteps of fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and uncles to protect their community. After the 1919 fire, the town council appointed Councilman Ottaway Roach Sr. to be chairman of the Fire Protection Committee. It also voted to purchase a fire truck. The Model T with three 40-gallon extinguishers was primitive as fire vehicles go, but necessary because the town did not provide water service until it built a water plant in 1922. By 1923, however, Vero had purchased a new hook and ladder fire truck, and 18 citizen firefighters, with Roach as chief, formally organized as the Vero Fire Department.

Clockwise from left: In the mid-1920s, Vero’s nascent fire department was housed at city hall; By the early 1950s, VBFD had its own building and a growing fleet; A second story was added to the central fire station in 1964.

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Above: The VBFD was able to move out of city hall and into its own building in 1950. Above right: The two original trucks can be seen amidst the more modern firefighting fleet of the mid-1970s. Below: Ray DuBose is a past president and former volunteer of the Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

A bell on the water tower rang out to alert them to report to duty in the event of a fire. Later it was replaced by a siren, which was tested at noon every day except Sundays and holidays. When the siren sounded three times in succession, the volunteers came running. The original bell, still in working order, is displayed at Fire Station 1 on Old Dixie Highway. The siren was a means of alerting the volunteers until 1974, when pagers were issued. In 1926, the city—by this time named Vero Beach— hired its first paid fire chief and one paid fireman. Volunteers outnumbered the paid firefighters until the 1960s, when the numbers started to reverse and the city’s firefighters took strides toward greater professionalism through increased education. Indeed, today all are certified as EMTs or paramedics as well as firefighters. Ray DuBose, a past president, traces his involvement with the VFD to his grandfather Oscar DuBose, who was a charter member, and to his father, Bob. His Uncle Fred was also a member. Ray DuBose was a volunteer firefighter from 1968 until 1990, and for a time both he and his father served together while operating the family jewelry store on 14th Avenue. “Many times my dad and I would take turns running out the back door of the store to the station,” DuBose recalls. The only fire station at the time was downtown on 20th Street, just west of the railroad tracks. “There was a little plant nursery in the middle of the block, and we would run through it, telling people we were going to a fire. Of course, they knew it because they heard the siren. We were usually on the second truck out.” DuBose remembers fighting a number of notable fires in the 1960s and ’70s. “We had some big fires in the packing houses back then because they were constructed of pine wood,” he says. He also helped fight fires at

the original hotel at Sexton Plaza and the Firestone store on 14th Avenue and 19th Place. “We would come running morning, noon, and night; it seemed like most of the big fires occurred at night, when no one was around and the fire got a fast start to it.” Training for the volunteers consisted of monthly meetings to discuss various firefighting scenarios and the use of equipment. Later, the men were required to have 30 to 40 hours of training conducted by the paid firefighters. In addition, DuBose says, “Once a year the fire department would burn down a house and we would practice putting the fire out.” However, the state banned this training practice in the 1990s when three firefighters in Osceola County lost their lives inside a burning house. Being a volunteer firefighter was at times quite exciting, DuBose admits. But all the time it was a civic responsibility, and one they took seriously. This sentiment is echoed by Sue Wodkte Smith, who talks about her late brother Mike Wodkte, a member of the VFD for 20 years and a past president. “He wanted to be either a fireman or a policeman, but for health reasons he wasn’t hired. So, he volunteered for both.” Wodkte was just 20 years old when he joined the VFD. “He always kept his gear at the back door so he could jump into the jacket and boots at a moment’s notice and race out the door,” his younger sister recalls. “He would tell us not to mess with his stuff, and we just had to walk around it to get out the back door,” Smith laughs. He was dedicated to the mission, and he loved it. “When the siren went off, his adrenaline started and he was off, not knowing what would be at the end—a major fire or an accident.” In later years, she remembers, her brother always wore a yellow pager on his belt. As with other families, being a member of the fire department became a family affair when Wodkte’s nephew, Chad Smith, joined as a volunteer shortly after graduating from Vero Beach High School. He attended

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“These young volunteers get a taste of what it means to have a career in the field.” — DAVID JOHNSON

Mike Wodkte volunteered for both the fire and police departments.

fire school at Indian River Community College and joined what was by then the Indian River County Fire Department as a paid firefighter in 1996. Smith’s son Evan recently graduated from IRSC’s Fire Academy, and his younger twin brothers are considering the same career path. Joe Hill, the current secretary of the Vero Beach VFD, says today’s volunteer firefighters serve in several capacities to support their professional counterparts. “Many of our members are young people who are hoping to make emergency services a career, or retired firefighters who serve as mentors to them. I would say our most important functions are the mentoring of the next generation and raising funds to help them with their formal training through fire school or EMT and paramedic certifications.” Their major fundraiser is the annual fish fry, held the last Saturday in March at Station 2, which is by the Merrill Barber Bridge. David Johnson, the director of Indian River County Emergency Services, adds that the VFD provides a much-needed pool from which to hire. “We are growing in population and always need to hire more emergency personnel, and we like to hire as many locals as we can. These young volunteers get a taste of what it means to have a career in the field, and the retired firefighters, with their real-life experience and wisdom, help to coach and groom them.” Johnson, a Vero Beach native, joined both the VFD and the Volunteer Ambulance Squad when he was a teenager. The VFD sent him to fire school and he rose through the ranks to become Indian River County fire chief before he was appointed to his present position as head of all the county’s emergency services. “Now, Fire and Rescue are combined, and we have 15 stations and are a well-equipped and well-trained department,” Johnson says. “We have progressed greatly over the years, but we had to start somewhere.” And that start, 100 years ago, is the heritage of the Vero Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

The Smith family includes twins Parker and Jacob, their father, retired Indian River County firefighter Chad, and Evan, who is a recent graduate of the IRSC Fire Academy.

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To all of our sponsors and community members who joined us at the “Adventures in Poetry” event with Billy Collins to celebrate our 30th anniversary

With Special Recognition And Gratitude Poet Laureate Sponsor Joanne and James Mitchell Foundation Aspiring Poet Sponsors Marie Stiefel Dee Patberg Poet Adventurer Sponsor Deming Holleran “Small Poem Style” Sponsors Cynthia Callander Jacque Jacobs TP Kennedy Cindy O’Dare Larry Salustro Charlotte Terry

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The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is dedicated to preserving the author’s home and nurturing writers through a series of literary offerings including writing groups, summer camps, workshops, and poetry festivals. Find us online at LRJF.org

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Season of Splendor Wrap up 2023 with special discoveries all over town

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME TO SHOP SPECIAL EVENTS AT VERANDA

DECEMBER 7–8: ELIZABETH LOCKE Elizabeth Locke’s neoclassical handmade 19-karat gold jewelry incorporates one-of-akind luminescent stones and Venetian glass intaglios.

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DECEMBER 1–8: HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW AT M. MAISON

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SHOPPER CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN DECEMBER 3: HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, December 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. is a great time to visit Trimmings. View the sparkling holiday decor and enjoy some Christmas cheer.

The fabulous new collection by In2 Design, the Swedish-American jewelry company based in Connecticut, will be available at M. Maison. Semiprecious stones are combined with freshwater pearls and precious metals to create a unique, elegant, yet very wearable style.

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Join Alimentari for a wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring Heitz Cellars. The fee is $40 per person, and it is limited to the first 25 people. Please call to reserve your space ASAP.

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Coastal Van Lines will once again participate in Wreaths Across America. During this poignant experience, wreaths are placed on thousands of headstones of American veterans.

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DECEMBER 24: BUSINESS OPEN ADDITIONAL DAY

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VISITING ANOTHER VILLAGE ARTIST SHOWING AT LOCAL GALLERY

Noteworthy by Design will be open on Christmas Eve, so stop in and find distinctive gifts for all of your last-minute shopping needs and plenty of perfect items to prepare for the new year.

Two Villages by Barbara Krupp, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 64 inches Barbara Krupp will begin a one-person show at Gallery 14, beginning with a special opening night reception November 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will run for two months. Call the gallery for more details.

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TAKEN FROM THE TOP NEW AGENTS AT BERKSHIRE

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is pleased to introduce Pamela and Bill Ratfield to the Vero Beach office. They have 39 years of combined experience in real estate and have both been recognized as top producers, Chairman’s Circle Award winners, and Top 25 Award winners in 2022.

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Salon Del Mar invites you in for skin improvement services featuring the use of spa LED devices. For help with stimulating your collagen production or killing bacteria, this service is a great option.

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Cooper & Co. presents a new line from Aldo Martins, made in Barcelona, Spain. Bright colors and patterns aplenty will have you feeling and looking chic and well dressed.

Olukai Moku Pae brings a modern approach to the traditional boat shoe. Breathable mesh, no-tie laces, and drop-in-heel make for easy barefoot wear. Some fantastic styles are currently available at Deep Six.

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COASTAL COMFORTS

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LOCAL LOVE

DREAM STEAM

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SHOWER OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT EUROPEAN KITCHEN & BATH

Shop small this holiday season and show off your local Vero Beach pride with these one-of-akind T-shirts and sweatshirts. Visit Digg Gardens to pick out yours.

Discover inner bliss and tranquility with the XDream steam shower package and become awakened to a world of soothing steam, moodenhancing lighting, invigorating aromatics, and an amorous audio affair.

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The Emerson Center and Temple Beth Shalom Proudly Present A Classical Pianist in Vero Beach

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TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT:

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Or at the Emerson Box Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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This cultural collaboration between The Emerson Center and Temple Beth Shalom is designed to bring unique and interesting non-secular programming to the community.

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Among the many paintings available at Fantastic Finds is this original oil painting by C. Barlington of a clipper sailing ship. Measuring 50 by 40 inches, this painting is sure to enhance your coastal decor. Falasiri presents an updated design in its Florida Collection. Inspired by modernist painters, and in the liquid blue palette of the sea, this pattern is fresh and sophisticated. Available in custom sizes and colors, it is woven of silk and wool.

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New & Noteworthy STRETCH YOUR STYLE ROBERTO DEMEGLIO AT LEIGH JEWELERS

TO MARKET TO MARKET HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE RETURNS

Time to Decorate by Eileen Quimby, Mixed Media, 12 x 12 inches

Leigh Jewelers has expanded its Roberto Demeglio inventory. Pop in to see dozens of new styles of stretch ceramic, gold, and diamond pieces, which make perfect stocking stuffers for this holiday season.

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DREAMING OF A PINK CHRISTMAS REALTOR PREPARES PRESENTS

Just in time for the holidays, the Vero Beach Art Club is offering a wonderful selection of jewelry, paintings, sculptures, cards, digital art, photography, and much more—handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list!

VERO BEACH ART CLUB GALLERY & MARKETPLACE 1903 14th Ave. | 772-217-3345 | verobeachartclub.org

BUILDING BROTHERS SIBLINGS START NEW BUSINESS

Two brothers born and raised in Vero Beach, Michael and Kyle Kondziola, are building a business focusing on fine finish custom construction and building relationships within the community. Visit the company website to learn more.

Cathy Curley, known for her signature style and use of pink, prepares gift packages to send to clients all over the country this Christmas.

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HOUSES INTO HOMES NEW FIRM ACCEPTING CLIENTS

As a new design firm, Linda Hayes and Gigi Kendall Bair are transforming interiors by incorporating modern edgy with elegant transitional design. The result is well-edited and refined spaces.

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EXCELLENCE CONTINUED SHOWROOM HOSTS PRESENTATION

The team at LED Capstone Lighting & Fans invited Lutron Electronics and Affiliated Lighting and Controls of Florida to do a CEU presentation for an AIA group at their showroom in October. More than 30 people attended and enjoyed presentation as well as a great lunch.

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PUZZLED ABOUT GIFT IDEAS?

NEW YEAR, NEW RIDE

The Laughing Dog Gallery has a new crop of hardwood jigsaw puzzles, all with art-themed images. With irregular edges, some with tricks and special cutouts, they are guaranteed to please the puzzlers on your list.

The all new 2024 Buick Envista is available. Starting at $22,400, this crossover vehicle is refined, versatile, tech savvy, and cargo friendly for all sorts of needs. Visit Linus for more insight and details.

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GROW FORWARD BUSINESS IDEA EXPLAINED

Mind and Body of Vero was inspired by a tree at Dr. S. James Shafer’s home that was struck by lightning and split in half. One half died, but the other half grew new branches and flourished, symbolizing growth and healing.

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ONCE, TWICE, CELEBRATE THE LADY ARTIST DOUBLY RECOGNIZED

Not only did Elise Geary get accepted to the A.E. Backus Museum show “Best of the Best,” but she also received an award of merit for her piece Mother Ocean. Many kudos to Elise for these accolades. Mother Ocean by Elise Geary, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches

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Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is proud to offer Isdin broad-spectrum SPF 50+. These products are designed for photoaging defense and actinic damage control. They are 100 percent mineral, water resistant, dermatologist recommended, considered safe for all skin types, and do not have a greasy finish.

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Dr. Lauren Bogan of Modern Strength and Balance provides compassionate, individualized treatment focused on patients. With undivided attention and a thorough evaluation, a customized plan will be built to help with functional needs. Contact for a free consultation.

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NO PLACE LIKE OODLES NEW ITEMS AND SERVICES ANNOUNCED

Oodles of Wallpaper is thrilled to announce its new addition, Oodles Home, offering home furnishings and interior design services. The Oodles team wishes you a wonderful holiday season!

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New & Noteworthy GREAT PARTNERS

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Palm Beach Sandals announces a recent collaboration with Andrea Rae, a designer of timeless dresses, pants, shorts, and tops in lively patterns, vibrant colors, and comfortable materials. These ready-totravel fabrics are also UPF 50+.

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Riverside Theatre announces the hiring of Laurie Collins as general manager and Ashley Marshall as director of special initiatives. Collins has a background in securities, banking, sales, and staffing. Marshall specializes in portfolio management, event management, and fundraising.

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OVER & ABOVE

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Curtis Carpenter, Capt. Ross Partee, Carole Jean Jordan, Kathy Hendrix, and Dr. David J. Peter United Way is thrilled to introduce four new board members: Curtis Carpenter, Kathy Hendrix, IRCSO Captain Ross Partee, and Dr. David J. Peter. Each volunteer plays a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s strategy, providing oversight, and serving as community advocates.

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Jessyca’s Beauty Studio is committed to using fume-free, less toxic products. Ingredients are made using organic elements that are tailored for holistic benefits and jarred weekly. The menu also changes monthly in coordination with the seasons.

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New & Noteworthy GO WITH THE SNOW HOLIDAY MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE

Got snowmen? The Dandy Lion Gifts and Thrifts does and invites you to check out its new product arrivals, just in time for Christmas!

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BLOWN AWAY

NEW GLASSWARE AT VB HOME

VB Home would like to share its new handblown Murano glass from Casa Celva. Each item is accented with thousands of tiny murrina pieces that create the distinctive texture and character.

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Vero Millwork, Inc. is Indian River County’s oldest locally owned and operated door, trim and accessories Vernon Scott presents custom alligator belts and wallets made by retired orthopedic surgeon Dr. Guy Hickman here in Indian River County. Visit the store and grab a favorite for yourself or as a fantastic, unique gift.

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Welcome

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AMAC | Alex MacWilliam Real Estate welcomes four more new agents to its team: Stephen Ryder, Patty Lienweaver, Angela Hunter, and Samantha McCracken. Each loves being part of the Vero Beach community and all are highly involved both professionally and personally. These agents are available to help with your real estate endeavors, so contact by phone or the AMAC website, alexmacwilliam.com.

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Local Flavor THE DISH | OFF THE VINE

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KIM BOTTALICO

Self-taught chef Lou Kolbauer blends his own inventions with ideas from his staff.

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THE DISH

ENTERTAINING

Creative Union THIS SELF-TAUGHT CHEF BLENDS HIS OWN INVENTIONS WITH IDEAS FROM HIS STAFF BY CHRIS FASOLINO PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM BOTTALICO

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hat do you get when you cross an Irish pub and a Florida seafood restaurant? You may never have wondered about that question, but self-taught chef Lou Kolbauer did. It was what inspired one of his restaurants, the Green Marlin. Kolbauer explains that he always enjoyed the atmosphere of Irish pubs, with their warm hospitality. However, when it came to food, he grew up in Florida and preferred seafood restaurants. So, he relates: “I had the idea to put an Irish pub and a seafood restaurant together.” That was his idea for the Green Marlin. “Green” is meant to be an Irish reference, although Kolbauer admits wryly that most people don’t realize that. In any case, Kolbauer describes the Green Marlin as offering “Irish pub hospitality” but with a culinary focus on seafood. Kolbauer is the chef and owner of the Green Marlin, and it is neither his first nor his only Vero Beach restaurant. He is also the chef-owner of Chive, which he describes as “quick, creative cuisine.” Chive came first, and it is designed with an open-kitchen plan. “We cook in front of you with fresh products,” he says. The open kitchen provides reassurance for guests that the food is fresh and carefully prepared; it also allows them to enjoy watching the culinary process. Given his restaurant success, it is intriguing that Kolbauer is largely self-taught as a chef. “I always enjoyed cooking,” he explains. “I worked in restaurants when I was in college, but I was never a cook; I was waiting tables or tending bar.” So how did he develop his skills? “Really, just by playing in the kitchen—by tasting and learning.” He adds with a

laugh, “I think someone in my heritage had a knack for cooking, and that just got passed on to me.” With that kind of background, it makes sense that Kolbauer is willing to give aspiring chefs a chance, and the staff at both the Green Marlin and Chive contribute recipes. The majority of the recipes on the menus are Kolbauer’s own inventions, but, he says, “I let the staff come up with their own, too. I worked at restaurants where the staff were not allowed to do that.” He remembers how frustrating that was for his own creativity, and therefore he is determined to set a more welcoming tone for staff input. After all, maybe some of his waiters or bartenders have culinary arts in their gene pools, too.

Chef Lou Kolbauer is inspired by his Irish heritage.

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APPETIZER

Stuffed Clams In keeping with Kolbauer’s lifelong love of seafood, this is a classic appetizer. SERVES 2 6 middleneck clams 2 cups water 1 cup white wine 2 oz. diced andouille sausage 1 tbsp. diced green bell pepper 1 tbsp. diced red bell pepper 1 tbsp. finely diced scallion 1 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. fresh minced garlic Pinch salt and pepper 2 tbsp. panko bread crumbs 3 oz. grated Parmesan cheese Steam the clams in a pot with the water and the white wine until the clams open. Discard any clams that do not open. Remove clams from the shells. Coarsely chop the clams. Combine all ingredients except the Parmesan cheese. Stuff all 12 shells with the mix and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Top with Parmesan and broil for 2 minutes.

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ENTRÉE

Baked Boston Cod Kolbauer’s idea of combining a seafood restaurant with an Irish pub seems to be exemplified with this dish. SERVES 2

14 oz. fresh cod fillet 6 tbsp. crumbled Ritz crackers 8 oz. unsalted butter 4 oz. Chardonnay 2 oz. fresh lemon juice 2 tsp. fresh minced garlic Salt and pepper to taste 6 oz. heavy cream Parsley (for garnish)

In a 12-oz. baking dish, layer half the Ritz crackers, then the cod, and top with the remaining crackers. Melt all other ingredients except the cream and mix them together; pour approximately 60 percent of the liquid over the crackers and cod. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. In a flat pan, add the cream to the remaining liquid and reduce. Broil the cod for 3 minutes and add the reduced sauce on top. Garnish with fresh parsley.

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DESSERT

Chilled No-Bake Pistachio Pie This “easy and refreshing” dessert is a specialty at the Green Marlin.

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SERVES 6

1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust 1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped 2 boxes instant pistachio pudding mix, 3.4 oz. each 12 oz. evaporated milk 1 1/4 cups cold half-and-half 8 oz. whipped topping or 2 cups whipped heavy cream

Using an eggbeater, beat the pudding mixes and dairy products together, at low speed, for 2 minutes. Fold the mixture into the prepared pie crust and chill at least 4 hours. The pie may also be served frozen.

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OFF THE VINE

GRAHAM’S PORT

Heart of Oak IF YOU ENJOY A FINE PORT, YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY BY CHRIS FASOLINO

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Graham’s Tawny Port is aged 20 years before being considered mature; above right: Sir Winston Churchill.

et me begin this column with a classic story about Winston Churchill as a young man. When he was on campaign in South Africa during the Boer War, Churchill came up with a clever idea for shipping essential items—such as brandy and wine—to his next destination. He labeled each bottle as “castor oil” for medicinal use. However, when he arrived to pick up his supplies, he was told that the bottles had already been distributed to field hospitals and that a fresh supply of castor oil had been provided for him instead. It was a moment of chagrin—although for some of the patients in the hospitals, a pleasant surprise was in store. Years later, Churchill enjoyed wryly sharing that story in one of his books. He also enjoyed sharing real bottles of wine, brandy, and port with friends at his beloved home and estate of Chartwell. There, the port would have been served at the close of a fine meal. Churchill’s enjoyment of the finer things provided him with a sense of comfort in a life full of trial, tempest, and tests of his courage. He quipped that he had simple tastes because he was easily satisfied with the best. What kind of port did Sir Winston Churchill drink? He favored

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Six Grapes is brimming with red currant and blackberry flavors.

Graham’s, and Graham’s has wisely kept some of the receipts to prove it. Now there’s an accolade! Surviving receipts show that Churchill enjoyed Graham’s Six Grapes blend; the designation “Six Grapes” marked it as a reserve port. It’s a ruby style brimming with red currant and blackberry. Today, Six Grapes is a remarkable value. However, given his principle of being “easily satisfied with the best,” Churchill certainly enjoyed aged ports as well. Graham’s 20-year-old Tawny Port is a great example of why port benefits from long periods of aging. Port is aged in small oak barrels, and a mature port will acquire a richness from the oak. Graham’s 20-year-old Tawny Port is the color of a violin. Because oak imparts characteristics of vanilla, it tastes like crème brûlée in a glass. Either of these ports from Graham’s would pair with Stilton cheese or rich desserts. The theme of oak aging calls to mind the traditional British sailor’s song “Heart of Oak,” which Churchill knew well. The song refers to good ships and brave men; yet it seems it might also apply to fine port.

Clockwise from top left: Graham’s ports were among Churchill’s favorites; ports pair well with cheeses and desserts; Graham’s Tawny Port derives its tawny color from the oak barrels in which it is aged.

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Holiday GIFT GUIDE

Are you looking for Christmas or Hanukkah gifts that will surprise and delight your family and friends? Or perhaps you want to splurge on a treat for yourself as we enter the new year. Art, entertainment, accessories, decor, gift certificates, and more are available locally and are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face this holiday season!

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Luxury watches, prices upon request 6TH AVENUE JEWELERS 2040 Treasure Coast Plaza 772-217-8985 6thavenuejewelers.com

Ballet tickets, starting at $10 BALLET VERO BEACH 2135 Windward Way, Suite 209 772-269-1065 balletverobeach.org

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Kennedy Home Bistro’s Million Dollar Spaghetti, starting at $16 for 2 ELIZABETH D. KENNEDY & CO. 486 21st St. | 772-563-0646 | elizabethkennedycatering.com

Vero Beach mermaid sign, 26 x 15 inches, $85 FANTASTIC FINDS 4300 U.S. Hwy. 1 | 772-794-7574 | fantastic-finds.com

La Fleur Parasol by Annette Ollivary, gouache on paper, 7 ½16 x 5 ½ inches, price upon request FINDLAY GALLERIES 165 Worth Ave., Palm Beach 561-655-2090 findlaygalleries.com

Hydrati 2-in-1 showerhead, price upon request EUROPEAN KITCHEN & BATH 4003 U.S. Hwy. 1 772-494-2694 europeansink.com

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Dita Mach-Six sunglasses, handmade in Japan, $1,000 G. MATHEOS EYEWEAR 6200 Hwy. A1A | Village Shops | 772-492-6400

Annual Christmas ornament, $25 GARDEN CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY 772-567-4602 | gardenclubofirc.org

Kyoto 12-light island pendant in vintage polished brass, price upon request THE HOUSE OF LIGHTS 1034 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne 800-541-3048 thehouseoflights.com

Gift certificate for studio beauty services, any dollar amount JESSYCA’S BEAUTY STUDIO 1535 U.S. Hwy. 1 772-882-8273 jessycasbeautystudio.com

Avesta ceramic vase by Varaluz in blue lustro, price upon request LED CAPSTONE LIGHTING & FAN SHOWROOM 4005 U.S. Hwy. 1 | 772-205-2529 | ledcapstone.com

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Martini Time by Jim Rodgers, oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches, $2,500 J.M. STRINGER GALLERY OF FINE ART 3465 Ocean Drive | 772-231-3900 | jmstringergallery.com

Leash board made in Des Moines, Iowa, $195 THE LAUGHING DOG GALLERY 2910 Cardinal Drive | 772-234-6711 | thelaughingdoggallery.com

Ticket Poetry and BBQ ticket, $45 LAURA (RIDING) JACKSON FOUNDATION 1914 14th Ave. | 772-569-6718 | lrjf.org

Sapphire, emerald, and diamond 18-karat gold ring, price upon request LEIGH JEWELERS 3401 Ocean Drive | 772-234-8522 | leighjewelers.com

What’s Popping bag by Kate Spade, $548 KEMP’S SHOE SALON AND BOUTIQUE 3385 Ocean Drive 772-231-2771 kempsshoesalon.com

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Brackish Bristol Bay earrings, $223 LYRA HOME 3355 Ocean Drive | 772-257-4777 | lyrahome.com

Hotel Collection studio scent diffuser and oil of choice, price upon request MIND AND BODY OF VERO 1040 37th Place, Suite 202 772-400-2020 mindandbodyofvero.com

Reading Room by Alice Williams, oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches, $2,250 Pendants, 18-karat gold vermeil plate over sterling, prices from $120

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Books and plush by Jelly Cat, starting at $17.50 NOTEWORTHY BY DESIGN 6100 Hwy. A1A Village Shops 772-231-0085

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, $69,000 MOTOR CITY CLASSIC CARS 900 42nd Place | 772-252-3590 | motorcityclassiccars.com

Acrylic photo block, with or without easel, $45 or $35 OCEAN DRIVE GALLERY 3349 Ocean Drive, Suite 8 Second floor Elevator located in alcove behind Lyra Home 772-579-7667 oceandrivegalleryverobeach.com

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HLCC Scripts Complete herbal supplement, $119 for 3-month supply SALON DEL MAR 6130 Hwy. A1A Village Shops 772-234-1499

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Personalized Vero Beach beach bag, $19.99 THE DANDY LION GIFTS AND THRIFTS 1605 10th Ave. 772-774-8449 dandyliongiftsandthrifts.com

Give the gift of art, prices upon request SEVENTH AVENUE STUDIO 2304 7th Ave. | 772-359-6283

Made in USA decorative signs, starting at $99 SUNSHINE FURNITURE 1295 U.S. Hwy. 1 772-569-0460 sunshinefurniturecasual.com

Brittany Fuson luggage tag, $10 SASSY BOUTIQUE 3365 Ocean Drive | 772-234-3998

Party clutch, made from designer scarves, $355 TRIMMINGS HOME GARDEN AND GIFTS 3201 Cardinal Drive 772-213-8069 shoptrimmingsvb.com

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A Caring Community LOCAL RESIDENTS OF ALL AGES ARE QUICK TO LEND A HELPING HAND

Kathy Marshall, Peggy Martin, Susan Donovan

Jennifer Peshke, Jason Russell, Shannon McGuire Bowman

School Safety Event CHILDCARE RESOURCES Riomar Country Club hosted an informative event put together in October by Childcare Resources of Indian River. Former U.S. Secret Service agent Jason Russell, founder and president of Secure Education Consultants, gave a talk called “From the Secret Service to Securing Schools.” He discussed his decade of work helping schools and childcare centers develop security plans that place a high priority on child safety while maintaining an environment conducive to learning. The following day, he conducted a security training and emergency preparedness seminar for the entire Childcare Resources staff.

Peggy Jones, Teri Barenborg, David Moore, Kelly Baysura

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GRAND HARBOR More than 30 Grand Harbor employees joined hundreds of other local volunteers to take part in the International Coastal Cleanup in September. Here in Indian River County, the event was spearheaded by Coastal Connections and Keep Indian River Beautiful. The Grand Harbor gang took on Jaycee Park, where they spent a Saturday morning removing plastics, cigarette butts, miscellaneous debris, and other pollutants from the shoreline as a part of their commitment to making a positive impact beyond their workplace.

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Members of the Gifford Youth Orchestra

Donor Appreciation Event GIFFORD YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT CENTER Northern Trust hosted an October event in which GYAC recognized and thanked its generous donors. As guests enjoyed the opening refreshments, they watched the 25th anniversary video summarizing GYAC’s impact in the community since its establishment in 1998. Board and staff members spoke, as did GYAC students Landen Chaney and Tyjah Warner, who shared the positive role GYAC has played in their lives. Throughout the evening, guests were entertained by the Gifford Youth Orchestra. Freddie Woolfork, GYAC’s director of public relations and facilities operations, closed the evening with a modern-day parable.

GYAC students Ka’Lynn and Tyjah, Ed Shanaphy, Linda and Sam Block

Freddie Woolfork, GYAC student Agustin Donors gather at Northern Trust. DECEMBER 2023

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Participants’ medal Youth volunteers and participants from the local Boys & Girls Clubs

Freedom Run & Walk SUBSTANCE AWARENESS CENTER At the end of September, the Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County held its annual 5K Freedom Run & Walk, beginning at South Beach Park. Over 200 race participants, 60 volunteers, and more than 40 sponsors and donors joined forces to make it all happen. The event helps fund the center’s prevention, education, treatment, and recovery support efforts to reduce substance abuse in our community.

And they’re off! More than 200 participants spring into action to end substance abuse.

Lauren Folds, Shelley Stuart, Michele Buldo, Michele Morgan, Kyleigh Savoie

SAC board of directors: Lesa Darnell, Carrie Lester, Anne Posey, Brenda Bradley, VBPD Chief David Currey, Wilfred Hart

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Golf Tournament FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION The Mental Health Association in Indian River County was the beneficiary of the October golf fundraiser held by the Indian River Firefighters Benevolent Association. The weather was perfect—nice and cool for the 108 golfers who took to the fairways at the Vero Beach Country Club. For the third year, the firefighters were able to donate $10,000 to MHAIRC. Ending the stigma attached to mental health issues is near to the hearts of first responders, who often struggle with PTSD as a result of their intense work on our behalf.

The firefighters present a gift to chief sponsor Toyota/Kia of Vero Beach.

Sponsors: Toyota/Kia of Vero Beach; Communications International; Macata Stone; Dive Rescue International; Moulton Layne P.L.; HBS Glass; 1st Fire & Security; Millennium Cremation Service; MBV Engineering; IdentiFire; Optavise; Block & Scarpa; Brown & Brown Insurance; Bichler Longo; MSA; George E. Warren; Ten-8; The Hill Group; The Brandit Agency; Golf Carts of Vero Beach; Metamorphosis Hair Studio; Mental Health Association in IRC

John O’Connor, Kyle Wallace, Sheldon Lewis, Christen Brewer, Pat Keeler, Ken Chatam

Commissioner Joe Earman, Amy Wagner, Christen Brewer, Commissioner Susan Adams, Will Willmot, Brad Eskew

ON VIEW September 30 – December 30, 2023

3001 Riverside Park Drive / www.vbmuseum.org 772.231.0707 M.C. Escher, Relativity, (detail), 1953. Lithograph, 27.7 x 29.2 cm. Private Collection, Image copyright of the M.C. Escher Co.

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The Gift of Art ARTISTS’ CREATIONS ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY IN A MULTITUDE OF WAYS

‘CAPTIVATING INSPIRATIONS’ THROUGH DECEMBER 30

For the month of December, the focus of J.M. Stringer’s group exhibition “Captivating Inspirations” is on New Jersey native Jim Rodgers, who now lives in the countryside of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City and then specialized in landscape painting at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey. In addition to his breathtaking landscapes, Rodgers paints a variety of other subjects, from nature and animals to Grand Central Station. He also creates exquisite still lifes and florals. J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art 3465 Ocean Drive 772-231-3900 jmstringergallery.com Pastures in County Claire by Jim Rodgers, oil on panel, 36 x 48 inches

DOUBLE FEATURE DECEMBER 1–JANUARY 26, 2024 A dual exhibition—“A Lifetime of Exploration: Paintings by Barbara Krupp” and “Journey through the Decades: Time Capsules by Paul Solovay”—will run for two months at Gallery 14. Krupp is a well-known abstract expressionist who lives in both Ohio and Vero Beach. Solovay spent many years in advertising. His current series, “Time Capsules of the 20th Century,” consists of multimedia assemblages with soundtracks and historical ephemera. Gallery 14 1911 14th Ave. 772-562-5525 gallery14verobeach.com

Night Circus by Barbara Krupp, acrylic on canvas, 55 x 74 inches

Close-up the 90s by Paul Solovay, mixed media assemblage with soundtrack, 40 x 30 inches

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ONGOING EVENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 29 ‘THE MAGIC OF TREES’ Tree-themed artworks by Judy Burgarella, Ella Chabot, Cynthia Colella, Scott Kelly, and Camy de Mario are on display in the ELC’s Lagoon Room and Tidal Gallery. Environmental Learning Center 255 Live Oak Drive 772-589-5050 discoverelc.org

THROUGH DECEMBER 14 ISABELLE DE GANAY An exhibition of works by living French impressionist Isabelle de Ganay is currently showing. Findlay Galleries 165 Worth Ave., Palm Beach 561-655-2090 findlaygalleries.com

Le Roi (above) and Le Reine (below) by Henri Maïk, oil on canvas, 13 x 16 1/8 inches

THROUGH DECEMBER 29 DEB GOOCH MEMORIAL The Center for Spiritual Care is hosting the Deb Gooch Memorial Art Show, benefiting the Deb Gooch Scholarship Fund. Center for Spiritual Care 1550 24th St. 772-567-1233 centerforspiritualcare.org

THROUGH DECEMBER 31 ‘THE WAY I SEE IT’ This exhibition features recent paintings and drawings of both local and international landscapes by nonagenarian Jay Castle. Gallery Veritas 1422 20th St. 323-547-1188 thegalleryveritas.com

THROUGH JANUARY 28, 2024 ‘INFINITE VARIATIONS’ VBMA continues “Infinite Variations: The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher,” the world’s largest traveling private collection of Escher’s works. Vero Beach Museum of Art 3001 Riverside Park Drive 772-231-0707 vbmuseum.org

‘MODERN PRIMITIVES’ DECEMBER 15–JANUARY 30, 2024

Findlay Galleries is pleased to present an exhibition of playful and exuberant primitive and naïf paintings by Orville Bulman, Henri Maïk, Gustavo Novoa, and others.

Findlay Galleries 165 Worth Ave., Palm Beach 561-655-2090 findlaygalleries.com

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Tutti Frutti Water Goblets, handblown by Robert Dane, at The Laughing Dog Gallery

ART AT THE EMERSON The Emerson Center’s gallery shows works by local artists in six themed exhibitions per year. 1590 27th Ave. 772-778-5880 artattheemerson.com ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY This cooperative-owned fine art gallery offers works in diverse styles and media by its ownerartists as well as associate and consignor artists. 1974 14th Ave. 772-299-1234 artistsguildgalleryofvero beach.com ART WORKS Various U.S. artists are featured, representing a range of styles. Classes, art parties, and other events are available. 2036 14th Ave., Suite 106 772-559-5230 artworksofvero.com

the gallery specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Impressionism, European Modernism, l’Ecole de Rouen, l’Ecole de Paris, and 20thcentury American art.

GALLERY VERITAS This gallery has periodic exhibitions and adjoins a working studio housing seven artists and an art library.

165 Worth Ave., Palm Beach 561-655-2090 findlaygalleries.com

1422 20th St. 323-547-1188 thegalleryveritas.com

THE GALLERIES AT FIRST PRES This venue displays the works of local artists in quarterly threeartist installments.

J.M. STRINGER GALLERY OF FINE ART The gallery offers worldwide collections of original paintings, objets d’art, sculptures, and select antique furnishings.

520 Royal Palm Blvd. 772-562-9088 firstpresvero.org GALLERY 14 The gallery features a diverse array of works in a variety of media by its eight owner-artists, along with eight represented artists and rotating monthly guests. 1911 14th Ave. 772-562-5525 gallery14verobeach.com

ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER The Lagoon and Tidal Rooms are dedicated to nature-related art.

THE GALLERY AT WINDSOR This independent art space annually invites curators of museum-quality shows of contemporary art.

255 Live Oak Drive 772-589-5050 discoverelc.org

3125 Windsor Blvd. 772-388-4071 windsorflorida.com/the-gallery

FINDLAY GALLERIES Renowned globally for its distinguished roster of contemporary and abstract artists,

3465 Ocean Drive 772-231-3900 jmstringergallery.com THE LAUGHING DOG GALLERY The vast showroom offers works from more than 350 contemporary American craftsmen who create art glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, and fine art jewelry. 2910 Cardinal Drive 772-234-6711 thelaughingdoggallery.com MAIN STREET VERO BEACH STUDIOS AND GALLERY The handcrafted jewelry of Clair Brunetti, who creates custom works and repairs and updates older pieces, is showcased. 2036 14th Ave. 772-643-6782 mainstreetverobeach.org

MEGHAN CANDLER GALLERY This friendly, uplifting gallery has a beautifully curated collection of paintings by more than 40 contemporary artists of the abstract, Impressionist, and realistic styles. 6160 Hwy. A1A Village Shops 772-234-8811 meghancandlergallery.com OCEAN DRIVE GALLERY The oil abstracts of Elise Geary and representational narrative paintings by Jill Kerwick are featured, along with acrylic rural and outdoor scenes and seascapes by two additional artists. 3349 Ocean Drive, Suite 8 772-579-7667 eliseartist.com oceandrivegalleryverobeach.com PALM HOUSE STUDIO & GALLERY The work of several awardwinning artists is featured, and commissions are welcome. 3227 Ocean Drive, 2nd floor 772-231-6816 palmhousegallery.com RAW SPACE This innovative alternative cultural venue promotes a spectrum of artistic disciplines. 1795 Old Dixie Hwy. 305-213-9411 artconceptalternative.org

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SEBASTIAN RIVER ART CLUB The club offers classes demonstrations workshops and art shows Main St Sebastian - - sebastianriverartclub com SEVENTH AVENUE STUDIO The gallery features the abstract art paintings of Rita Barone and the varied works of Janet Kipp Tribus th Ave Barone - - Tribus - - VERO BEACH ART CLUB This independent nonprofit serves members and the community through education exhibitions social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists th Ave - - verobeachartclub org

VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART The largest accredited art facility on the Treasure Coast VBMA presents international exhibitions from lenders and from its permanent collection also offering classes lectures film studies

concerts children’s programs and interactive Art Zone sculpture parks and museum store

Emerald Splash by Claire Kendrick, oil on canvas, 30 x 48 x 1 3/4 inches, at Meghan Candler Gallery

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November 28–January 26

A LIFETIME OF EXPLORATION

TIME CAPSULES

East Meets West

The 1910’s

Paintings by Barbara Krupp

by Paul Solovay

“McKee Garden Bridge” by Dawn Mill

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SPECIAL OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 30, 5-8pm Friday, December 1, 5–8pm | Friday, January 5, 5–8pm “Moon Over Vero” by Patricia Padoll

First Friday Gallery Stroll Dec 1st 5 to 8 pm 1974 14th Ave., Vero Beach 772-299-1234 artistsguildgalleryofverobeach.com

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December Doings LOCAL NONPROFITS GIVE US PLENTY OF REASONS TO COME TOGETHER

Crossover Gala

At 6 p.m. December 8, Crossover Mission will tip off its ninth annual fundraising gala at its Center for Excellence (4425 U.S. Hwy. 1). Guests will enjoy a spectacular evening with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, a live auction, and a performance by Crossover’s impressive Dribble Team. Tickets are $175, and proceeds support Crossover’s basketball coaching and academic mentoring programs, which guide local teens toward positive futures. For more information, call 772-257-5400 or see crossovermission.com.

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The versatile band Riptide will take the stage December 9 in this free event sponsored by the Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce. The fun will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Ocean Drive by Humiston Park. For more information, call the chamber at 772-226-5459 or see verochamber.com.

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McKee Botanical Garden invites everyone to experience the magical atmosphere of this annual holiday event. From December 15 to 30, the garden will be lit up by thousands of colorful LED lights daily from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be festive decorations, holiday displays, a large-scale model train, tasty holiday treats, and various types of entertainment. This is also the one time of year that you will see intermittent “snow” flurries at the garden! Regular admission fees apply. To learn more, contact McKee at 772-794-0601 or mckeegarden.org.

On December 21, the Vero Beach Christian Business Association will hold its annual Celebration of Giving for the first time at Waterfall in downtown Vero Beach (2227 14th Ave.). Members will be joined by representatives of the charitable ministries they support with their dues. Nonmembers are also welcome, and all are asked to bring gifts for Little Birthday Angels, which provides birthday parties for local homeless children. More information about this event and the VBCBA can be obtained by calling 772-299-4889 or visiting vbcba.org. DECEMBER 2023

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It’s time once again for Ballet Vero Beach’s signature show, a version of the classic Nutcracker set right here in Vero Beach. On Friday, December 29, at 7:30 p.m., BVB presents “Nutcracker for All”, a shorter, modified rendition geared toward children and audience members with differing abilities. Then, on Saturday, December 30, the troupe will perform the full-length version of Nutcracker on the Indian River at both 2 and 7:30 p.m. All performances take place at the VBHS Performing Arts Center (1707 16th St.). More information is available at balletverobeach.org, and BVB can be reached at 772-269-1065.

DECEMBER 1 ART OPENING During the Gallery Stroll, the Art Village will celebrate the opening of an exhibition of paintings and photography by local artists Gabriela Hernandez, Christine Bates, Peter Polk, and David Bence. 5–9 p.m., free Vero Beach Art Village at Raw Space 1795 Old Dixie Hwy. 305-213-9411 verobeachartvillage.com DENIM AND DIAMONDS The American Cancer Society will hold its Denim and Diamonds Hope Gala, with survivor Marni Parent Howder sharing her inspiring story. 5:30–10:30 p.m., $275 American Cancer Society at Magnolia Manor 7290 4th St. 772-205-3990 e.givesmart.com/events/uLs WINTERFEST The Festival of Trees is now Winterfest, an event that will transform Riverside Theatre’s campus into a winter wonderland with decorations, vendor booths, arts and crafts, live performances, Santa’s Village, and an “ice” skating rink. December 1–3; Friday 5:30–p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $10–$15

Riverside Theatre 3250 Riverside Park Drive 772-231-6990 riversidetheatre.com

DECEMBER 2 KIDS TRIATHLON Youngsters aged 6 to 13 are invited to swim, bike, and run in the inaugural Rotary Kids Triathlon, an event open to both first-time and seasoned triathletes. 8 a.m., $15–$25 Rotary Club of Vero Beach at Victor Hart Sr. Complex 4895 43rd Ave. 352-637-2475 kidstriathlonverobeach.com HOLIDAY SALE Give the gift of pottery! The artists of Indian River Clay will offer their beautiful creations to the public, and a silent auction and raffle will benefit the studio’s capital campaign. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Indian River Clay 1239 16th St. 772-202-8598 indianriverclay.org RECITAL The Gifford Youth Orchestra invites everyone to its End-of-Year Recital. 1–3 p.m., free Gifford Youth Orchestra at Gifford Community Center 4855 43rd Ave. 772-213-3007 gyotigers.org

‘TIS THE SEASON’ The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with the instrumental concert “Home for the Holidays,” followed by 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. showings of Star of Wonder at the planetarium. $50 IRSC McAlpin Fine Arts Center and Hallstrom Planetarium 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce 772-462-4750 irsc.edu CHRISTMAS PARADE It’s time for the annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade, hosted by Sunrise Rotary. The floats and other participants will make their way along Ocean Drive from Flamevine Lane to Live Oak Road. 6 p.m., free Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach at Ocean Drive sunriserotaryverobeach.org WINTER CONCERT The Vero Beach Choral Society’s Winter Concert will include Mark Hayes’ arrangement of “Masters in This Hall,” “This Christmastide” by Donald Fraser, and the inventive piece “A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas” by Craig Courtney. December 2–3, 4 p.m., $10 suggested donation Vero Beach Choral Society at First Presbyterian Church 520 Royal Palm Blvd. 207-650-0094 verobeachchoralsociety.org

DECEMBER 3 HOLIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM Vero Beach Museum of Art welcomes everyone to drop by for lots of art-related activities, entertainment, food trucks, and more. 1–4 p.m., free Vero Beach Museum of Art 3001 Riverside Park Drive 772-231-0707 vbmuseum.org

DECEMBER 7 ‘100 YEARS OF COMEDY’ IRSC’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents comedy historian Lenny Dave at the Vero Beach campus with a discussion of the evolution of comedy through the decades. 10 a.m.–noon, $35 Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning Richardson Center IRSC Mueller Campus 6155 College Lane 772-462-7574 irsc.edu

DECEMBER 8 HOLIDAY GOLF CLASSIC The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Holiday Golf Classic, with continental breakfast and boxed lunch included. 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8 a.m. shotgun start; $185

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ONGOING EVENTS IRC Chamber of Commerce at Sandridge Golf Club 5300 73rd St. 772-567-3491, ext. 116 indianriverchamber.com BLUEGRASS CONCERT The Penny Creek Band will present an evening of bluegrass music benefiting the Vero Beach Art Village. 7 p.m., $10–$15 Vero Beach Art Village at Raw Space 1795 Old Dixie Hwy. 305-213-9411 verobeachartvillage.com THREE DOG NIGHT Rock band Three Dog Night, which helped define the sound of the early ’70s with hits such as “Just an Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Joy to the World,” will appear at the Sunrise. 8 p.m., $59.75 and up Sunrise Theatre 117 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce 772-461-4775 sunrisetheatre.com

‘TINSEL & TIDINGS’ For two consecutive weekends, the Theatre Guild will hold a community concert. December 8–17; Fridays 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays 2 p.m.; $20 Vero Beach Theatre Guild 2020 San Juan Ave. 772-562-8300 verobeachtheatreguild.com

DECEMBER PLAYTIME IN THE PARK This month’s theater-themed presentation for the li le ones is “Holidays in the Sun.” Then, on December 16, the focus will shi to dance with “Meet the Ballerinas” featuring Nutcracker on the Indian River. 11 a.m., free; Riverside Theatre 3250 Riverside Park Drive 772-231-6990 riversidetheatre.com CHRISTMAS BANQUET Lysa TerKeurst, president of

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THROUGH DECEMBER

THROUGH DECEMBER

HOLIDAYS FOR HEROES There’s still time to send a care package to our deployed troops. See the Military Moms’ website for a list of places you can pick up a box and instructions.

RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN The Salvation Army’s preChristmas Ke le Campaign is going strong. Call if you’d like to be a bell ringer.

Military Moms Prayer Group at 31 locations in Indian River County 772-473-0288 militarymomsprayergroup.com

The Salvation Army at various locations 772-978-0265 salvationarmyflorida.org

HALO LUAU Wild Thyme will cater a Hawaiianinspired meal for HALO’s Bow Wow Meow Luau, with gluten-free and vegetarian options available. Guests will also enjoy Hawaiian and Samoan entertainment as well as live and silent auctions. 6–9 p.m., $150

Proverbs 31 Ministries in North Carolina, will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Christmas Banquet fundraiser for the Women’s Refuge. Guests will also enjoy dinner and a silent auction. 5:30 p.m., $175 Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach at Oak Harbor Club 4755 S. Harbor Drive 772-770-4424 womensrefugevb.org

HALO No-Kill Rescue at Magnolia Manor 7290 4th St. 772-589-7297 halorescuefl.org

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From January 2 to 28, Riverside Theatre will stage this musical by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, based on songs by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, whose story it tells. Shows take place at various times, and tickets start at $45. Learn more about the theater and its season at riversidetheatre.com or call the box office at 772-231-6990. Vero Beach Christmas Parade, December 2 December 16 and 17. 4 p.m., donations accepted Treasure Coast Chorale at First Baptist Church 2206 16th Ave. treasurecoastchorale.org

DECEMBER CINDERELLA The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine will perform its two-act adaptation of the magical fairy tale. 7 p.m., $49.50 and up Vero Beach Choral Society’s Winter Concert, December 2–3 ANDY SUMMERS The Sunrise Theatre welcomes guitarist Andy Summers, best known for his work with The Police. 8 p.m., $59.75 and up Sunrise Theatre 117 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce 772-461-4775 sunrisetheatre.com

DECEMBER ART IN THE PARK Members of the Vero Beach Art Club will once again be showing their work outdoors, with lots of holiday-themed items available. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., free Vero Beach Art Club at Humiston Park 3000 Ocean Drive 772-217-3345 verobeachartclub. org ‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’ The Atlantic Classical Orchestra will hold its first holiday concert, featuring “Carol of the Bells,”

“Winter Wonderland,” “White Christmas,” a Hanukkah medley, and more. 2 p.m., $5 children/$40 adults

of digital art, projected onto the white walls of the museum. Food trucks and cash bar will be on hand. December 15–16, 6–8 p.m., free

Atlantic Classical Orchestra at Saint Edward’s School Waxlax Center 895 Saint Edward’s Drive 772-460-0850 atlanticclassicalorchestra.com

Vero Beach Museum of Art 3001 Riverside Park Drive 772-231-0707 vbmuseum.org

DECEMBER

NIGHT SOUNDS The Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park present a monthly concert series, complete with food trucks, at the pavilions on the south side of the park. This month’s band is the Swamp Dawgs. 7–9 p.m., regular park admission fees apply

‘AN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS NIGHT’ Andrea Del Principe will perform Christmas songs, Sinatra classics, and favorite operatic arias. 7:30 p.m., $30 and up Sunrise Theatre 117 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce 772-461-4775 sunrisetheatre.com

DECEMBER

DECEMBER

Sebastian Inlet State Park 14251 Hwy. A1A 772-589-2147 friendsofsebastianinletstatepark. org

ART AFTER DARK Bring your lawn chair or blanket and experience an outdoor exhibition

MESSIAH Treasure Coast Chorale will perform Handel’s Messiah

Sunrise Theatre 117 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce 772-461-4775 sunrisetheatre.com

DECEMBER CLOSING RECEPTION The ELC wraps up the exhibition “The Magic of Trees” with a closing reception. 5–7:30 p.m., free Environmental Learning Center 255 Live Oak Drive 772-589-5050 discoverelc.org

JANUARY ARTIST MEET & GREET The ELC will kick off its “Viva FOCA!” exhibition (Friends of Contemporary Art) with a meet and greet including live music and refreshments. 4:30–6:30 p.m., free Environmental Learning Center 255 Live Oak Drive 772-589-5050 discoverelc.org

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FARMERS MARKET Browse the produce, culinary delights, and other wares of more than two dozen vendors at the Vero Beach Farmers Market, at the corner of Ocean Drive and Dahlia Lane. 8 a.m.– noon

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY Main Street Vero Beach holds a community street party with live music, street vendors, and food trucks. December 29, 6–9 p.m., free

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VBMA FREE ADMISSION Admission is free for everyone on the last Saturday of each month. December 30, 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Vero Beach Museum of Art 3001 Riverside Park Drive 772-231-0707 vbmuseum.org

JANUARY

JANUARY

TONY BENNETT TRIBUTE The historic Sunrise Theatre presents a musical tribute to late singer Tony Benne . 3 p.m., $48 and up

DON GIOVANNI Vero Beach Opera kicks off its season with a fully staged performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Italian with English supertitles. VBO music director Gregory Buchalter will conduct the Brevard Symphony Orchestra for the occasion. 3 p.m., $30–$100

Sunrise Theatre 117 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce 772-461-4775 sunrisetheatre.com PELICAN ISLAND AUDUBON FUNDRAISER The amazing American Muscle Car Museum is not open to the public, so the nonprofit events it hosts provide a golden opportunity for admission! The local Audubon Society will hold its fundraiser there, complete with food, beer, wine, auctions, and a tour of the museum’s 300-plus cars. 5 p.m. VIP tour, 6–9 p.m. main event; $100–$250

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FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors, peruse the art galleries, and enjoy a beverage and a bite at a restaurant or café. December 1 and January 5, 5–8 p.m.

Main Street Vero Beach Downtown along 14th Avenue 772-643-6782 mainstreetverobeach.org

Pelican Island Audubon Society at American Muscle Car Museum 3500 Sarno Road, Melbourne 772-567-3520 pelicanislandaudubon.org

Vero Beach Opera at VBHS Performing Arts Center 1707 16th St. 772-564-5537 verobeachopera.org ‘THE BEST OF COUNTRY MUSIC’ Vocalists Sarah Purser and Andrew LeJeune will join the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in performing 20 beloved country hits from the past several decades. 3 p.m., flexible pricing Space Coast Symphony Orchestra at The Emerson Center 1590 27th Ave. 855-252-7276 spacecoastsymphony.org

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TRIMMINGS 772-766-3165 shoptrimmingsvb.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 VB HOME 772-492-9348 vbhome.us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 GIFTS, STATIONERY, & KEEPSAKES COASTAL COMFORTS 772-226-7808 coastal-comforts.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

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THE DANDY LION GIFTS AND THRIFTS 772-774-8449 dandyliongiftsandthrifts.com . . . . . . . . . . . 140

FLOORING DESIGNER’S TOUCH FLOORING 772-978-9111 designerstouchflooring.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 FLORIDA FLOOR FASHIONS 772-589-4994 floridafloorfashions.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 TILE MARKET & DESIGN CENTER OF VERO BEACH 772-978-1212 tilemarketverobeach.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES BAER’S FURNITURE 321-872-2377 baers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7 COASTAL COMFORTS 772-226-7808 coastal-comforts.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

FALASIRI ORIENTAL RUGS 772-562-0150 falasiriorientalrugs.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 FANTASTIC FINDS 772-794-7574 fantastic-finds.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 THE LAUGHING DOG GALLERY 772-234-6711 thelaughingdoggallery.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 LED CAPSTONE LIGHTING & FAN SHOWROOM 772-205-2529 ledcapstone.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 L.K. DEFRANCES & ASSOCIATES INTERIOR DESIGN 772-234-0078 lkdefrancesandassociates.com . . . . . . . . . . 159 M. MAISON 772-231-4300 mmaisonvero.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

CONSIGNMENT GALLERY 772-778-8919 consignmentgalleryverobeach.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

PAGE 2 DESIGN 772-492-9220 page2design.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

EUROPEAN KITCHEN & BATH 772-770-9970 europeansink.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

SUNSHINE FURNITURE 772-569-0460 sunshinefurniturecasual.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

DEEP SIX DIVE & WATERSPORTS 772-562-2883, 772-288-3999 deepsix.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 DIGG GARDENS PLANT SHOP 772-360-2131 digggardens.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 HAZEL HOUSE 772-213-3024 hazelhousevero.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 THE LAUGHING DOG GALLERY 772-234-6711 thelaughingdoggallery.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 M. MAISON 772-231-4300 mmaisonvero.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 NOTEWORTHY BY DESIGN 772-231-0085 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 TRIMMINGS 772-766-3165 shoptrimmingsvb.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 VERANDA 772-234-3404 verandajewelry.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 VILLAGE SHOPS 772-231-1066 villageshopsverobeach.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES BARKER AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING 772-562-2103 barkerac.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

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CERAMIC MATRIX 772-778-7784 ceramicmatrix.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 DECKMASTERS LLC 772-559-8629 deckmastersmarine.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 EUROPEAN KITCHEN & BATH 772-770-9970 europeansink.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 FLORIDA SHUTTERS 772-569-2200 floridashuttersinc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 HBS GLASS 772-567-7461 hbsglass.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 THE HOUSE OF LIGHTS & HOME ACCENTS 800-541-3048 thehouseoflights.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

VERO GLASS 772-567-3123 veroglass.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

LEAH MULLER INTERIORS 772-234-6411 leahmullerinteriors.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

LEAH MULLER INTERIORS 772-234-6411 leahmullerinteriors.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

VERO MILLWORK INC. 772-569-7155 veromillwork.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

L.K. DEFRANCES & ASSOCIATES INTERIOR DESIGN 772-234-0078 lkdefrancesandassociates.com . . . . . . . . . . 159

LED CAPSTONE LIGHTING & FAN SHOWROOM 772-205-2529 ledcapstone.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES

LYRA HOME 772-257-4777 lyrahome.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 MEEKS PLUMBING 772-569-2285 meeksplumbing.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 OODLES OF WALLPAPER 772-213-3923 oodlesofwallpaper.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 ROTH INTERIORS 772-567-1210 rothinteriorswindowfashions.net . . . . . . . . . 182 SUNSHADES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 407-935-9115 sunshadesofcentralflorida.com . . . . . . . . . . . 56

ALEXANDRA NUTTALL INTERIORS 772-231-3746 alexandranuttall.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 BAER’S FURNITURE 321-872-2377 baers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7 CERAMIC MATRIX 772-778-7784 ceramicmatrix.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

LYRA HOME 772-257-4777 lyrahome.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 PAGE 2 DESIGN 772-492-9220 page2design.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 SPECTRUM INTERIOR DESIGN 772-234-4427 spectrumvero.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

COASTAL COMFORTS 772-226-7808 coastal-comforts.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

TILE MARKET & DESIGN CENTER OF VERO BEACH 772-978-1212 tilemarketverobeach.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

COASTAL INTERIORS 772-492-6881 coastal.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

VB HOME 772-492-9348 vbhome.us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

HAYES KENDALL DESIGN HOUSE 404-670-7333 hayeskendall.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

JEWELRY

TILE MARKET & DESIGN CENTER OF VERO BEACH 772-978-1212 tilemarketverobeach.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

HAZEL HOUSE 772-213-3024 hazelhousevero.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

VERO BEACH ROOFING INC. 772-770-3782 verobeachroofing.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

ISLAND INTERIORS AT OCEAN REEF 772-770-6007 islandinteriors.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

6TH AVENUE JEWELERS 772-217-8985 6thavenuejewelers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

THE LAUGHING DOG GALLERY 772-234-6711 thelaughingdoggallery.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY MOVING, STORAGE, & SHIPPING COASTAL VAN LINES 772-569-6683 coastalvanlines.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CULTURAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY cultural-council.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 GIFFORD YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT CENTER 772-794-1005 mygyac.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 HUMANE SOCIETY OF VERO BEACH & INDIAN RIVER COUNTY 772-388-3331 hsvb.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

KELLY ROGERS

LAURA (RIDING) JACKSON FOUNDATION 772-569-6718 lauraridingjackson.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

LEIGH JEWELERS 772-234-8522 leighjewelers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 35, 75, 189

VERO ELITE DENTISTRY 772-569-9700 veroelitedentistry.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

M. MAISON 772-231-4300 mmaisonvero.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

MEDICAL SERVICES: DERMATOLOGY

PROVIDENT JEWELRY 561-833-7755 providentjewelry.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 ROYAL PALM JEWEL 772-766-3165 royalpalmjewel.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 VERANDA 772-234-3404 verandajewelry.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 LANDSCAPING & NURSERIES DIGG GARDENS LANDSCAPE LIGHTING 772-360-2131 digggardens.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 ROCK CITY GARDENS 772-589-5835 rockcitygardens.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 MEDICAL SERVICES: DENTISTRY DELLA PORTA COSMETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY 772-567-1025 drdellaporta.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

ICONIC DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC SURGERY 772-758-1310 iconicderm.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 SELECT SKIN MD 772-567-1164 selectskinmd.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 MEDICAL SERVICES: HOSPITALS CLEVELAND CLINIC INDIAN RIVER HOSPITAL 772-567-4311 ccirh.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 MEDICAL SERVICES: SURGERY OCEAN DRIVE PLASTIC SURGERY 772-234-3700 oceandriveplasticsurgery.com . . . . . . . . . . . 131

MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN 772-794-0601 mckeegarden.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK 772-446-1759 stophunger.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 UNITED WAY FOUNDATION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY 772-567-8900 unitedwayirc.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION 772-202-8570 vnatc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 PERFORMANCE ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, & MEDIA ATLANTIC CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA 772-460-0850 atlanticclassicalorchestra.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 BALLET VERO BEACH 772-269-1065 balletverobeach.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 MUSICWORKS 800-595-4849 musicworksconcerts.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 128

MEDICAL SERVICES: WHOLE HEALTH CARE

RIVERSIDE THEATRE 772-231-6990 riversidetheatre.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

INDIAN RIVER HOME CARE 772-569-3885 indianriverhomecare.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

VERO BEACH OPERA 772-569-6993 verobeachopera.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

MODERN STRENGTH AND BALANCE 239-777-1683 modernstrengthandbalance.com . . . . . . . . 148

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REAL ESTATE AMAC | ALEX MACWILLIAM REAL ESTATE 772-234-8500 alexmacwilliam.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA REALTY 772-231-1270 bhhsfloridarealty.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside front cover CATHY CURLEY AT DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE 772-559-1359 cathycurleyrealestate.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 CHARLOTTE TERRY GROUP OF ALEX MACWILLIAM REAL ESTATE 772-234-8500 charlotteterry.com . . . . . . . . . . . 86, back cover CHRISTINE R. MCLAUGHLIN AT SHAMROCK REAL ESTATE 772-538-0683 propertyinvero.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 JOHN’S ISLAND REAL ESTATE COMPANY 772-231-0900 johnsislandrealestate.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 141 THE MOORINGS REALTY SALES CO. 772-231-5131 themoorings.com . . . . . . . . . . inside back cover

RYAN HOMES NVR INC. 561-359-0506 ryanhomes.com/lost-tree-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 SHERRY BROWN AT ONE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 772-633-1472 verobeachislandrealtor.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 WINDSOR 772-388-8400 windsorflorida.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 119 RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

SPORTS, ACTIVITIES, & FITNESS DEEP SIX DIVE & WATERSPORTS 772-562-2883, 772-288-3999 deepsix.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 VERO BEACH CLAY SHOOTING SPORTS 772-978-0935 verobeachclayshooting.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 TILE & STONE CERAMIC MATRIX 772-778-7784 ceramicmatrix.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

REGENCY PARK 772-742-2475 regencyparkverobeach.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

MACATA STONE 772-778-3210 macatastone.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

SAGORA SENIOR LIVING 772-837-5851 brennityverobeach.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

TILE MARKET & DESIGN CENTER OF VERO BEACH 772-978-1212 tilemarketverobeach.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

SHUTTERS & AWNINGS FLORIDA SHUTTERS INC. 772-569-2200 floridashuttersinc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 SUNSHADES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 407-935-9115 sunshadesofcentralflorida.com . . . . . . . . . . . 56

ONE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 772-222-5215 onesothebysrealty.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

WEDDINGS & EVENTS LESSING’S HOSPITALITY GROUP 561-693-5352 lessingsweddings.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 WINE & SPIRITS ALIMENTARI GOURMET MARKET 772-999-5483 alimentarigm.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Contributing Advertising THE AD AGENCY E. Fred Augenstein 772-538-3923, augy@comcast.net Ad design and production, all media, full service NICOLACE MARKETING Maureen Nicolace 772-299-4889, maureen@nicolacemarketing.com Public relations, marketing plans, media placement, graphic design, marketing, and staff development SQUARED STUDIOS Amanda Robinson 772-713-6884, squared-studios.com Marketing, advertising, and graphic design from concept through production

SKY ADVERTISING 321-777-0140, skyadinc.com Full-service marketing, including brand creation; photography and videography; digital, print, and broadcast advertising; and website creation VERO MARKETING Lindsay Candler 772-473-0654, veromarketing.com Creative graphic design, print marketing, and website design

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VERO BEACH MAGAZINE 1. Changed Christmas tree light to green 2. Removed napkin at end of table 3. Added “Elf on the Shelf” to top of hutch 4. Removed a chair 5. Changed curtain to off-white 6. Added a light switch 7. Removed ornaments on corner of table 8. Eliminated baseboard on lower right 9. Changed pom-pom on Christmas tree to red

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10. Removed knobs from hutch

Joey Fenyak and Kimmy Coveny celebrate Christmas Eve with the Feast of the Seven Fishes. See the story on page 88. BY JANINE FISHER

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