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Volume 8 Issue 5
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contents September-October 2018
Road Trippin’ 18 Talbot Island State Park 20 Washington Oaks Gardens State Park 22 Sebastian Inlet State Park 30 Coral Gables
COLUMNS BOATER’S LIFE 32 Explore the Indian River Lagoon LIFE WELL FISHED 34 Enjoy the Mullet Run SEA LIFE 36 Keep Our Water Clean–Turtles Get Tumors, Too
special section: life with cancer 38 Brenton’s Battle 39 What is Lymphedema? 40 Chemo Doesn’t Have to Result in Hair Loss 42 CBD: A Natural Source of Healing 43 A Celebration of Life at Costa d’Este 44 Project You: Invest in True Health From the Inside Out 46 Dolphins Plus: Creating Memories and Unforgettable Moments LIFE SUPPORT 48 Save the Date: Wine, Women & Shoes LIFE WELL LIVED 50 Oral Cancer: The Big Deal About a Little Exam 52 What to Consider When Selecting an Insurance Agent 54 Harvesting Health Through Community Acupuncture
LIFE WELL FED 56 Donuts: One of This Year’s Tastiest Trends LIFE INSPIRED 58 Happy Camper 60 A Mama’s Heart LIFE STYLED 62 Seahorse Lane Opens Sister Store Seahorse Shoes LIFE EXPLORED 64 Be Present LIFE ARTISTIC 66 Fernweh: A Creative Journey LIFE IN MUSIC 68 Behind the Grand Piano LIFE LOCAL 70 A1A Surfboards: Locals with a Passion for Surfing 72 Come See What’s New at Springhill Suites Marriott 74 Save the Date: Nerd Nite Vero Beach LIFE REMEMBERED 76 Jumpstart Antique Car Shows LIFE WELL LOVED 78 An Airstream with Endless Possibilities IT’S A DOG’S LIFE 80 Best Ways to Care for Your Aging Dog 82 Explore Florida With Your Best Friend WELL VESTED 84 The Morgan Stanley Business Owner Checklist 86 Start Thinking About Your Future
IN EVERY ISSUE 14 Life Well Said 15 This Is Us 88 Ocean Drive Shopping District 90 Playful Agenda 92 Eat, Shop, Play Directory 95 There’s An App For That 98 Lucky Stars Astrology
Photography by LANCE ASPER
The Road Less Traveled Sometimes, life doesn’t go according to plan. It detours. And that’s OK. You redirect your path, and you learn life lessons along the journey. This summer was one of those summers. The plan was to go explore new places with my family. Instead, I got to explore the road less traveled from here to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve driven across the state in the past few weeks. Instead of dreading these long drives, I loved the vast openness of the road. Some mornings, I would pull over to snap some photos of the sun sparkling off the pastures, pines and palm trees. I almost always spotted a Northern Crested Caracara sitting on a fence post! I traveled a similar road back in 2014, one which I thought I would not journey down again for a lifetime. I am now gently reminded of what is vitally important in my life. It’s LIFE. Something we all are guilty of taking for granted… me included. So, although this was not the summer I had planned, it was a summer surrounded by an amazing community of friends, and friends of friends, and family that has wrapped their arms around me, fed us, sent inspiring cards and gifts in the mail from all over, and it’s what truly matters. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It can happen to anyone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for walking with us down this unchosen path—again. Come celebrate life with us on October 6 as we kick off another Paddle in Pink at Costa d’Este this year. We’ll be staycationing there all weekend to enjoy our little beachside paradise. I hope you will join us! In this issue, we encourage you to travel A1A with us from the top of our state to Miami. We didn’t have room to showcase every little place, so we decided to showcase our favorites. We always try to support our local state and county parks along our journeys, too. Florida is a vast land of many landscapes, and sometimes, it’s great to have a change of scenery.
September-October 2018 x Vol. 8 Issue 5 CONTACT US Editor@Portfolio-VeroBeach.com (321) 438-8733 PO Box 648155, Vero Beach, FL 32964-8155 OWNER/EDITOR/SALES/CREATIVE/DELIVERY Penny Tranchilla ART DIRECTOR Christina Alta Luboski altagraphicdesign.com CONTRIBUTING COPY EDITOR Kelly Beard CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Lance Asper @lance_asper Kelly Beard @kel_beard Monica Buck @monicabuckphoto Reilly Koontz @reillykoontz Beth Puttick @bethputtick Joe Semkow @inspiredkindness Penny Tranchilla @n2sup_penny SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING ASSISTANTS Reilly Koontz Alyssa Tranchilla CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kelly Beard Reilly Koontz Penny Tranchilla CONTRIBUTING STYLISTS Oliva Assaf David Busch WEB DESIGNER Joe Semkow
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“I want to go on a road trip. Just you and me. The highway, the rado, the blue sky, the back roads and the windows rolled down. We’ll talk about everything and nothing. We’ll sing our hearts out, and we’ll make memories we’ll never forget. Just you and me…” ~ author unknown
Trippin’ One of my favorite roads to travel on is A1A. It is 338.752 miles in length, running along the Atlantic Ocean from Key West to Fernandina Beach, and has been in existence since 1945. Cruising along, there are so many places to get out, stretch your legs and explore. It showcases one of the most beautiful areas of our Sunshine State. It’s the main road through most of Florida’s oceanfront beach towns. It’s a beautiful, scenic coastal route with intracoastal and ocean views. A1A serves as a major thoroughfare through Miami and other south Florida coastal cities.
Written by PENNY TRANCHILLA Photography by LANCE ASPER
Our adventure began near Atlantic Beach at Talbot Island State Park. This area of Florida has very unique natural landscapes like the sun-bleached tree skeletons that line the shores of Big Talbot Island State Park. Along this gorgeous stretch of A1A where the St. Johns River meets the Atlantic Ocean, you can drive your car aboard the St. Johns River Ferry that links Mayport to Fort George Island. This area offers so much to see and do. Historically, youâ€™ll love exploring this gem of a spot at the northern stretch of A1A.
Photography by REILLY KOONTZ
Model: Aubrey Knight
Photo by Reilly Koontz
As we headed south, our next stop was Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. With its majestic, dreamy old mossy oak trees on the river, to its coquina-formed rocky bluffs on the ocean side, this park is one of the best for exploring and beachcombing.
Photography by BETH PUTTICK
Photography by JOE SEMKOW
Cruising south on A1A across Sebastian Inlet State Park is where we captured our cover shot. The 1974 Volkswagon is owned by John and Susan Murphy. Used as a daily driver, they love cruising around in their vintage VW. Sebastian Inlet is home to well-known surfing spots like Monster Hole, Long Point and Spanish House.
Photography by REILLY KOONTZ
Photo by Joe Semkow
Photo by Reilly Koontz
Surf sâ€™ Up!
Photography by JOE SEMKOW
Photography by JOE SEMKOW
“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us always. Because stories are more important than things.” ~ Victoria Erickson
Photography by JOE SEMKOW
Models: Olivia Assaf and Tiffany Corr Wardrobe: Seahorse Lane Boutique Location: Sebastian Inlet State Park
We visited the Umbrella Skies exhibit, a community project in downtown Coral Gables â€“ which was simply magical. Strolling along the three blocks of colorful umbrellas swaying overhead was well worth the stop. While there, we stopped in one of the local eateries and grabbed lunch for a beachside picnic at our final destination, Matheson Hammock Park, off Old Cutler Road. Although the park was damaged during Hurricane Irma, this little gem of a park is surrounded by a white sand beach and lots of palm trees. Itâ€™s a great place to kite surf, relax in the sun, enjoy a picnic and watch the boats cruise by. On a clear bright sunny day, the Miami skyline is breathtaking!
Photography by MONICA BUCK
Photography by LANCE ASPER
Explore the Indian River Lagoon Here in the Sunshine State, we know life is better on the water. So, more often than not, we find ourselves dreaming of cruising, fishing and enjoying our beautiful Indian River Lagoon. Florida Boat Rentals provides the opportunity to experience boating for a few hours, a day, or even a week. With a fleet of deck boats, pontoon boats and center-console fishing boats, spending the day on the Indian River has never been easier and more carefree. The Indian River Lagoon is one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the world. Florida Boat Rentals has operated from its docks on the lagoon at Riverside Cafe since 2005. Rent one of or boats and explore Vero Beach from the water.
See dolphins, manatee, birds and countless species of wildlife that call our beautiful lagoon home. Go fishing, swimming or sit back and relax. Our boats remain updated and well maintained to ensure you have the best day on the water. Located at the Riverside Café in Vero Beach, it’s a central location with an easy and beautiful boat ride to Sebastian and Fort Pierce. No deposits, tax included, plus gas. Visit FLBoatRentals.com or call (772) 713-7132 for reservations and we’ll make sure you have a great day on the water! @FloridaBoatRentals
Welcome Aboard the River Explorer Want someone else to steer the ship? Join the River Explorer for a relaxing cruise of the Indian River Lagoon, while searching for dolphin, manatee, birds, otters and other wildlife. See the beauty of Vero Beach by water as we wind our way through mangroves and down along John’s Island. Our captain will narrate along the tour, providing details about the wildlife and the waterway. We have four tours per day, seven days a week. The 10am and 1pm cruises are two-hour tours. The 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. cruises are one-hour tours. Reservations are strongly recommended. Visit RiverExplorerBoatTours.com or call (772) 713-7132 for your reservation and let us take you on a cruise. @RiverExplorerBoatTours
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Enjoy the Mullet Run
hope everyone enjoyed the long summer. Boy, was it a hot one! Life should be returning to normal with school back in session, which means less people on the water for us fishermen. This is a very exciting time of year, as September and October are the mullet migration months off of the beach and in the Indian River Lagoon. It’s one of the largest migrations in the northern hemisphere and on the planet. If you’ve never witnessed this spectacular event, just take a walk down the beach any morning or evening and you’re likely to see an unbelievable show of feeding fish. Species include tarpon, snook, jack, Spanish mackerel, kings, along with sharks and other fish, keeping the bay very occupied and frantic as
they migrate south for the winter. Watch in early September as the smaller schools of mullet begin to show from the north heading south. As the month goes on, the numbers will increase and the whole show wraps up around mid-November. The best part is you don’t need a boat to be in the action—the fish are only a few feet from the shoreline on calm days with great water clarity. You’ll see a lot of the action! Be extremely cautious when swimming, for this is a dangerous time with many sharks in active feeding patterns. Early morning and late afternoon is the most dangerous time for accidental shark bites. Keep an eye out, looking to the north to see if any big schools of baitfish are coming. If so, exit the water and let the school pass. Be careful and enjoy this magical event. Please remember to catch and release. You can aid the health of our Indian River Lagoon by supporting organizations like the Florida Conservation Association and SOS, Save Our Sea Life. Be sure to keep the trash out of the water and off the beaches so we continue to enjoy them for many years to come. Until next time, tight lines and enjoy the mullet run. To book a charter, call Capt. Christian Yergens at (772) 643-2735 or visit CNYOnTheFly.com. Find him on @cnyonthefly.
Keep Our Water Clean– Turtles Get Tumors, Too
ctober is just around the corner, which means sea turtle nesting season is coming to a close. Indian River County has experienced an average nesting year with more than 5,500 successfully laid loggerhead nests. By now, almost all of these have hatched and the little ones have made their way to the ocean where they will spend the next 15-20 years moving between oceanic waters and nearshore habitats (like the Indian River Lagoon) to eat and grow big and strong. It is during these early stages of life turtles are most threatened, not only by predators, but also disease. Fibropapillomatosis or “paps” is becoming ever more common in polluted waterways and is prominent in juvenile green turtles. Seeing as October is breast cancer awareness month, it is fitting to talk about paps, as this condition is caused by a herpes virus that causes tumors to grow on the turtle’s body, eyes, mouth and sometimes internally. Studies have been done locally for 15+ years to try and learn more about these tumors. 36
What we currently know is: • Tumors do not directly harm the animal but may prevent it from eating or may get caught on debris and cause the turtle to drown. • External tumors can be treated with lasers only at special care facilities • If the turtle is healthy enough, the tumors can recess/heal due to an immune response Local research groups have recorded paps on more than 50 percent of juvenile green turtles found in the Indian River Lagoon. This is the highest rate of paps for juvenile green turtles in Florida. So why is this happening? Well, researchers aren’t sure yet, but they have found a correlation with pollution. The more polluted a habitat is, the higher probability of finding a turtle with paps tumors. How can you help save turtles from getting these harmful tumors? • Choose not to fertilize during the rainy season (June-September) • Pick up pet waste in your yard • Do not dump trash into storm drains and waterways • Recycle as much as possible To learn more about local sea turtle conservation efforts, visit Coastal-Connections.org or find us on @CoastalConnectionsInc.
Written by KENDRA COPE, PRESIDENT, COASTAL CONNECTIONS INC. Photography by CHRIS LONG AND PAUL LINS
Take nothing for granted. “We were a happy healthy family on vacation with friends one minute, and the next minute, our world was shattering around us,” says Mandy Gaudreault. Mandy’s son, Brenton Fannin, 13, began having leg pain just below his knee a few months ago. He was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter Disease, basically a type of “growing pains” where the patellar tendon is stretched too tight between the kneecap and tibia bone, causing pain. The doctor said to do what he was comfortable with and rest when needed. While vacationing on July 17, Brenton climbed out of the river and felt something in his leg pop. He was taken to the hospital where they said his leg was broken and something else was going on... He was transferred to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg where they did numerous tests and diagnosed him with Osteosarcoma, a rare
type of bone cancer in children. He has a tumor on his left tibia and the bone is very deteriorated. “When we got into the ambulance at our vacation rental we thought Brenton’s tendon may have torn,” Mandy explains. “The thought never crossed my mind that my child could have cancer. Take nothing for granted, because all can be changed in a heartbeat.” Brenton has 10 weeks of chemotherapy ahead of him, followed by surgery to remove the tumor and affected bone, then install a titanium prosthesis with magnetic ends that can expand as he grows. After that, he’ll have 18 more weeks of chemo. It’s likely he’ll need a second surgery to remove nodules in his lungs that are suspicious but cannot yet be confirmed or ruled out as cancer. Depending on what those nodules do and if they can be successfully surgically removed, additional chemo could follow. Brenton recently completed his first round of chemo and is resting at home, waiting for his cell counts to come back up before he starts the second round. As long as he stays fever-free, the family can remain at home until the next round of chemo. He was super excited to be reunited with his golden retriever, Duke, and is enjoying being in his own space after so much time spent in the hospital. He’s ready to fight this fight and get back to all of his favorite things, including hunting, fishing (especially bowfishing and spearfishing) and baseball. “We kept spirits high in the hospital by watching his favorite YouTube channels and planning future adventures,” Mandy says. “We’ve got lots to do when this is all over!” A Go Fund Me page was created to assist the family with expenses as Brenton travels from Vero Beach to St. Petersburg to receive his treatments and surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. “So many people have sent not only financial support but prayers, good vibes and well wishes,” Mandy says. “The money donated means that we have the ability to do whatever is best for Brenton and our family without having to stress about the financial aspect.” To support Brenton and his family in this fight, visit GoFundMe.com/uz95j-Brentons-Battle.
Written by KELLY BEARD Photography by MANDY GAUDREAULT
What is Lymphedema? At Space Coast Lymphedema, Tailored Therapy and Educating Patients is the Key to Successful Treatment
ymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid between the skin and muscles that causes swelling, often in the arms and legs, though it can present in any part of the body. In the U.S. the most common causes of Lymphedema are surgery involving lymph nodes, radiation therapy, trauma and cancer. At Space Coast Lymphedema Clinic, our mission is to provide the necessary, comprehensive and tailored therapy to patients with swelling, and those at risk of developing lymphedema.Â Our vision is to change lives through education and treatment for all who are at risk for lymphedema. For more information call (321) 241-6543 or visit SpaceCoastLymph.com.
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Chemo Doesn’t Have to Result in Hair Loss
cancer diagnosis is an arduous time for anyone. However, there are products on the market to help ease some of the side effects. The folks behind the DigniCap® like to say, “Chemotherapy may destroy your cancer, but it doesn’t have to destroy your hair.” Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy have faced the almost inevitable prospect of losing their hair. While scalp cooling during chemotherapy has long been known as an effective method to help to prevent that hair loss, until recently, patients in the U.S. didn’t have access to an FDA-cleared scalp cooling treatment. The DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System is the first name in scalp cooling. This medical device was rigorously tested in multi-center clinical trials and was first cleared by the FDA in 2015. It is indicated to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced alopecia in cancer patients with solid tumors. “Dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis is difficult enough; then you add a chemo cocktail treatment and the thought of losing your hair—it can all be very overwhelming,” says Penny Tranchilla, editor of Vero Beach Portfolio. “It’s such an emotional and stressful ordeal, but now, thanks to the option of the DigniCap®, it doesn’t have to be. A friend recommended that I consider trying the DigniCap® as she had really great
results with it during her cancer treatment. I am so glad that she told me about it. When I see my friends, they are shocked that I haven’t lost my hair!” For more than a decade, DigniCap® has successfully helped thousands of patients outside the U.S. Now, with FDA clearance, infusion centers across the country are able to offer this important treatment option directly to U.S. patients as part of their chemotherapy treatment. “DigniCap® has really helped me feel “normal” during this most difficult process,” Penny says. “I highly recommend this product!” DigniCap® is already available in many infusion centers across the country, with more being added every week. Locally in Indian River County, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Florida Cancer Specialists, offer this to their patients along with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Patients should talk with their physicians and infusion centers in their area to explore adding the DigniCap® treatment to their chemotherapy regimen. Learn more at DigniCap.com.
Written by KELLY BEARD
Bravery. A powerful element in fighting cancer. When Pamela Klein discovered she had a rare form of lung cancer, being around for her family was all that mattered. After learning the survival rates for her specific cancer, she knew more had to be done. Pamela’s doctor referred her to Florida Cancer Specialists where she was put on a targeted therapy trial. In the past 3 years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists participation. Within months of her treatment, Pamela’s health dramatically improved, proving that when hope and science join forces, great outcomes can happen. “My doctors at Florida Cancer Specialists and the clinical trials they offer are the reason I’m here today.”
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CBD: A Natural Source of Healing
nformation within the world of medicine is continuously advancing. In a landscape filled with complicated technical terms, an abundance of specialists and an overwhelming amount of both good and bad options, it can often be a tough field to navigate. In fact, something considered taboo can, decades later, prove to be a valuable asset to health. Remember in the 1980s when doctors were convinced that fats should be avoided at all costs? Fast forward to 2018 where ‘healthy fats’ are all the rage and every Instagram feed is covered in photos of avocado toast. Point being that with time, information evolves and with that newfound knowledge comes a wave of new business. The current industry blowing up? Cannabidiol. Excuse me, what? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is the major non-psychoactive component of cannabis. But unlike marijuana, which contains a high level of THC, CBD brings many possible medical benefits, minus the “high.” In layman’s terms, this is not pot and will not get you high, period. However, CBD does offer a potential big upside in being a natural source of healing. Ok, then what does CBD do? The case for CBD is that it can aid in numerous conditions ranging from anxiety to chronic pain to migraines to digestive issues. And that’s just scratching the surface of a long list of ailments CBD claims to help. One area where CBD has proven to be extremely beneficial is in pediatric epilepsy. It should be noted that both research and testing of CBD is ongoing within the medical community.
But is it legal? Because this distinct strand of CBD derives from hemp plants, which contain less than 0.3% THC, it is legal to purchase in Florida. Where to buy it? Currently there is a huge market for CBD Oil. But just because it is everywhere doesn’t mean it is a high quality product. Vero Beach resident Marco Amato has partnered with a family-owned business based out of California to bring 100 percent organic CBD oil to Florida. The company, called Liberty Oil Company, works with Kentucky based hemp farmers who specialize in CBD. Owners Mark and Meg Wright have been working and studying the powerful healing properties of hemp CBD for more than 8 years. Amato is the sales manager for the Florida division and has been with Liberty for a year. “What sets our products apart from the competition are the ingredients. Liberty is 100 percent organic, natural and super concentrated.” Products include CBD oil and CBD gummies. This fall they are hoping to expand to CBD chocolates. “Of course anyone looking to improve their health should do research and understand the specifics of what they are doing. Every day, I come across yet another testimonial from someone who benefitted from CBD oil,” said Amato. If you are a vendor and interested in learning more about CBD or are looking to carry Liberty CBD Oil Company in your store, contact Marco, (772) 559-0147.
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Written by TIFFANY CORR Photography Provided by MARCO AMATO
Celebrate Life at Costa D’Este for Our 5th Annual Paddle in Pink Friday, October 5 • 6-8pm Poolside Cancer Kickoff Concert with the sounds of East Harbour. Food, drink specials, live music, and dancing! Donations appreciated!
Saturday, October 6 • 7am-3pm Start your day at sunrise with yoga or paddling, then stay to play all day at Costa D’Este. Mimosas and Muffins sponsored by Florida Cancer Specialists. Paddle in Pink is a free event with a variety of paddling activities for all forms of non-motorized watercraft. Enjoy SUP yoga, a group paddle, live music, chance drawings and more.
addle in Pink began as a day of hope, celebrating life on the water after I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014,” Penny says. “Every year since, we’ve hosted this special event because someone we love is affected by cancer every day.” This year, Penny is battling breast cancer, once again. She is currently undergoing chemo and will soon begin radiation. She has found comfort and healing through Moffitt Cancer Center and has named them the Paddle in Pink beneficiary for 2018. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for my team at Moffitt Cancer Center and everything they do for breast cancer patients,” Penny explains. “Paddling was an integral part of my recovery and brought me so much joy and relaxation during a difficult time in my life. I want to share that joy with others. It was a natural fit to host a paddling event during October—breast cancer awareness month—to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.” The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation was founded in 1994 to support cancer research, patient care and education initiatives. Since then, they’ve pioneered breakthroughs for the future that promise greater progress in saving lives and reducing cancer to a highly treatable illness. Thanks to the generous donor community that embraces Moffitt, countless patients can now call themselves cancer survivors. Funds raised at Paddle in Pink will ensure Moffitt Cancer Center’s patients, families, and clinicians are given the tools they need for new treatments, educational fellowships, survivorship programs and cutting-edge research. Best of all, these gifts propel scientific
innovation and discovery that gives renewed hope to patients and families affected by cancer. Be sure to enter to win our grand prize: an ECS Wideboy Standup Paddleboard or an inflatable Crystal Kayak Paddleboard! Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Order online in advance at PaddleInPink.org or purchase tickets at the event. Donations are so appreciated. If you can’t make either event on October 5 or 6, please consider making donation online or in person. For more information, visit PaddleInPink.org or call (321) 438-8733.
• Benefitting Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation • Presented by Vero Beach Portfolio Magazine, Paddle in Pink was established by Editor, Penny Tranchilla, a breast cancer survivor.
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roject You is a lifestyle company that was launched in the fall of 2017 by entrepreneur and women’s health advocate Neely Mack. A former competitive athlete, Neely began a lifelong search for “true health” after suffering debilitating health problems, including chronic fatigue, hair loss and depression, while playing Division I tennis in college. She spent the next 20 years of her life traveling the world, researching the healing properties of “superfoods” that slow down or reverse the aging process, studying “supercentenarian” cultures where people live to ages well beyond 100 years, and interviewing top athletes about how they keep their bodies youthful and fit. In her ongoing quest for true health, she outlined three pillars of wellness that, when practiced in unison, encourage the body to act and feel younger: nutrition (gut health), exercise and mindfulness. Within these pillars, Project You curates and sells an array of products that adhere to our brand values,
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“As usual, my wife knew best and called 9-1-1.”
“Thanks to my amazing stroke care team, I’m back on the shooting range.”
At 46 years old, Adam Goodner experienced a stroke. Luckily, his wife recognized the signs and insisted on getting him to the hospital right away. She knew that the sooner a patient is treated, the better the chance of regaining pre-stroke health. After successful treatment, Adam returned to work at the Sheriff ’s Office and was even promoted to Captain in the Patrol Operations Division. The doctors that took care of Adam are all fellowship-trained in endovascular surgical neuroradiology and now lead the Interventional Neurology and Stroke Team providing 24/7 coverage at IRMC. • Ayman Gheith, M.D. • Akram Shhadeh, M.D. • Vikas Gupta, M.D. Learn more about Adam and the Interventional Neurology Program at Indian River Medical Center by visiting myIRMCstory.com or call (772) 448-8600.
Dolphins Plus: Creating Memories and Unforgettable Moments
n Key Largo, there’s a special place where dolphins and humans frolic in harmony. Located on Florida Bay, Dolphins Plus provides guests with the chance to interact and share unforgettable moments with dolphins to foster a greater appreciation for the ocean, the creatures that inhabit it, and the importance of marine conservation. Their goal is for every guest to enjoy a fun, safe and unforgettable experience. Most importantly, they want the absolute best for their dolphins—their health and happiness is paramount to each and every member of the Dolphins Plus team. The organization adheres to the rigorous standards set forth by state and federal guidelines regarding the care of these highly intelligent animals. However, their commitment goes above and beyond regulations. Dolphins Plus has created a dolphin habitat in the Florida Keys that is natural, unspoiled and beautifully wild. In this environment, they build meaningful relationships based on mutual trust and understanding.
Giving Back Anne Marie Borguss, also known as “Oma,” was the matriarch of the operation. As one of the founding
members of this family-friendly marine mammal facility, she greeted every guest with a loving, warm smile and had an amazing knack for making people laugh. The dolphins were a source of tranquility for Oma. She would sit for long periods of time watching and talking to them from the upstairs office window and they always stopped to interact with her. Unfortunately, in 2009, she lost a six-year battle with breast cancer. In honor of Oma’s zest for life and in memory of her courageous spirit, Dolphins Plus offers any guest battling cancer a complimentary dolphin encounter, free from the stress of doctors, medications and thoughts of illness. If you or someone you love is fighting cancer, Dolphins Plus invites them to enjoy the Florida sunshine with this special dolphin family. These programs are a unique opportunity to interact with marine mammals in an exhilarating, unforgettable and intimate experience. While the encounters are typically in-water experiences, efforts are made to accommodate special needs. To make a reservation, call (305) 451-4060 or complete the special needs registration on Dolphinsplus.com. Let Dolphins Plus pamper you or the one you love during this difficult time. (305) 453-4321, DPMMR.org @dolphinsplusmmr Written by KELLY BEARD Photography Provided by DOLPHINS PLUS
One Night Only! BENEFITING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF VERO BEACH & INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery
NOV. 8, 2018 • 6:30 PM • SUN JET AVIATION Sip • Savor • Shop • Support! Tickets at winewomenandshoes.com/verobeach
Sponsors as of 8-7-18
Written by JENNIFER DOWNES
Photos by Seaglass Photography
Photos by Verola
SAVE THE DATE
November 8, 2018
omen who appreciate the finer things in life – wine, fashion, delectable eats, and adorable animals—will find their Shangri-La at the fourth annual Wine Women and Shoes. The event, presented by Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, takes place November 8th at Sun Jet Aviation and benefits the Humane Society of Vero Beach. This one night only event welcomes guests to sip wines from some of the country’s best vintners, nibble on savory appetizers from top Treasure Coast chefs and experience a dazzling fashion show revealing the latest trends from Seahorse Lane Boutique and HSVB adoptable shelter dogs, all while mingling with the charming Shoe Guys whose upmost priority is to make sure all guests feel special. The incredible evening will take place in the Sun Jet Avionics Hanger at Vero Beach Airport and will feature a custom installation by East Coast Encore and remarkable ice sculptures by Chef Dean Evans, owner of Vero Ice Sculptures. Both live and silent auctions will provide attendees the chance to bid on travel packages, wine and other high-end items, and a winner-takes-all raffle offering a chance to win the “Key to the Closet.” The soiree also features a “Wine Wall” where partygoers have a chance to add a bottle of wine worth up to $100 to their personal wine collection. National designers will be offering glamorous apparel and accessories during the evening’s marketplace for attendees to shop their exclusive offerings. The best part? All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County. Portfolio-VeroBeach.com
This event would not be possible without these generous sponsors: Presenting Sponsor, Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery; Rosner Motorsports, Seacoast Bank, Page 2 Design, C & G Executive Transportation, Orchid Island Roofing, Vero Insurance, Adams Media Group, New Vision Eye Center, Oculina Bank and 93.7 GYL. “The Wine Women and Shoes event provides a chance for Treasure Coast residents to experience an exciting evening with remarkable fashion, food and wine for a cause,” said Co-Chairs Jennifer Downes and Crystal Tumolo. “Attendees are helping to support the Humane Society’s mission of providing loving care to each animal that comes to our door. This event is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and by purchasing a ticket, attendees are showing they share our commitment to that mission.” In addition to our sponsors, our event supporters ensure all attendees have a one of a kind experience and we couldn’t do it without them: 6th Ave Jewelers, East Coast Encore, Vero Ice Sculptures, White Glove Moving & Storage, Sun Jet Aviation, Seaglass Photography, Pear & Thorn Productions, ECP Event Group, Pink Pelican Florist and Class Act Productions.
VIP and general admission tickets available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit WineWomenandShoes.com/verobeach. Please note, sponsors and event supporters listed is current as of August 7.
WELL LIVED We sat down with Dr. Adam Jones and Dr. Giuliana
ORAL CANCER: The BIG DEAL About a Little Exam
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What is oral cancer and where is it most commonly found? A: Similar to other types of cancers, oral cancers are abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells that occur in the oral cavity and throat. Although oral cancer can be found anywhere in the oral cavity, the most common location is the tongue. However, oral cancers can also be found on the gums, base of the tongue, or back of the throat.
What types of treatments are available for oral cancer? A: If the cancer is detected at an early stage, simple surgical removal of the cancer is the easiest treatment option. All too often though, detection of the cancer is not made until the cancer has spread to other areas of the body. This leads to other treatment therapies which could include chemotherapy and radiation therapy provided by an oncology team. As with other types of cancer, the best treatment approach is being proactive: eliminating risk factors and having routine screenings by your local dentist.
What are some of the biggest risk factors for oral cancer? A: There are some risk factors which cannot be controlled by the patient. A few of these include gender and age. Three of the top contributing risk factors to oral cancer include high exposure to UV light, tobacco use (both smoking and oral use), and excessive alcohol consumption. For individuals who smoke and drink excessive alcohol, they are approximately 70 percent more likely to have some form of oral cancer during their life.
How can I be proactive about detecting oral cancer? A: Self screenings and oral cancer exams conducted by a licensed dentist are the best ways to be pro-active. These exams typically take only 60 seconds and should be done when seeing your dentist for normal cleaning visits. Be sure your dentist is evaluating all aspects of your tongue, floor of the mouth and back of the throat area. Learn more at VeroImplantDentistry.com.
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What to Consider When Selecting an Insurance Agent
urn on the TV, scroll through your social media account - you will see advertisements from insurance agents who claim to be able to save you money, name your own price, or represent “all types” of insurance coverages. With so many available options to choose from, how can you make an informed decision regarding the people who will protect your home, life, health, or business?
Experience It’s important to verify an agent’s credentials, including when they were licensed by the state and the types of coverages they can legally represent. Simply having an agent’s license does not equate to qualified experience, so it’s important to identify the agent’s “niche” clientele and determine whether they have the ability to meet your specific needs. Market Access / Carrier Appointments An independent agency should be able to represent more than just a handful of insurance carriers. Open market access to multiple insurers allows the agent to “shop” your policies internally, which provides more cost and coverage options at renewal. Ask your agent to provide a list of active carrier appointments prior to obtaining insurance quotes for your home or business.
Referrals Request local client referrals, and contact each of them directly to discuss the agent’s industry knowledge, responsiveness, and customer service. Does the agent respond quickly to emails and/or voicemails? Do they provide evidence of coverage requests in a timely manner, and are they established in the local community as a reliable industry expert? Were they immediately accessible to file an insurance claim after a fire, auto accident, or hurricane. Personality Your insurance agent should not be selected because of catchy gimmicks, colorful mascots, or corporate bravado. This will be the industry professional that you will rely upon to create a unique insurance program which protects your home or business, so it’s important to maintain a level of comfort and trust at all times. An insurance agent should be more than a vendor that simply forwards premium invoices and reacts “as needed” to service requests. They should perform as your trusted advocate when claims occur, and assist with the navigation through a very complicated industry through proactive and effective communication. Joseph R. Chiarella is a Senior Risk Mitigation Specialist at Vero Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company. He specializes in corporate risk programs and can be reached by phone at (772)473-1100, or email at Joe@VeroInsurance.com.
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Harvesting Health Through Community Acupuncture
s summer fades to autumn, we transition from the relaxed and carefree vibe of vacation playtime to the more contemplative and introspective sentiment of fall. We gather together with family and friends in gratitude for the blessings and bounty of our lives. Autumn is a time of harvest and according to Chinese Medicine, it is the time to consolidate our energy and prepare our body for winter. Seasonal balancing acupuncture treatments provide this benefit to anyone, even those who feel otherwise healthy. Acupuncture strengthens the energy of the particular organ systems dominant in the new season while also laying the foundation for health in the season to follow. For example, the fall season is governed by the metal element which pertains to the lung and large intestine. Balancing the energy of these organs now may strengthen the immune system and reduce the incidence of colds and flus in the winter. Community acupuncture offers the perfect opportunity to care for your health while honoring the sense of fellowship intrinsic to the autumn season. In this model of acupuncture, treatments are given in a group setting which creates powerful, collective healing energy. Guests relax in a serene environment as they receive the gentle touch of experienced, compassionate practitioners. Comfortable recliners, soft music and low lighting provide a tranquil ambience for health concerns to be remedied while friends and neighbors enjoy their treatment beside you. Beyond seasonal balancing, common conditions treated in the community room include pain, allergies, fatigue, headaches, stress, digestive problems, smoking cessation, insomnia and women’s health issues. Additional highlights of community acupuncture include open availability with same day appointments and significantly lower fees than private treatments.
Indian River Acupuncture is now home to its former sister company, The Point Acupuncture Clinic of downtown Vero. The two offices have merged into one beautifully renovated new space featuring comprehensive treatment options for acupuncture and integrative health care. The community acupuncture room accommodates up to five guests so you can connect with friends, family and neighbors while planting seeds to harvest good health. Join in community acupuncture Mondays and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm and Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Private acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, Neuro-Emotional Technique, and functional medicine, nutritional and Chinese herbal consultations are available daily. Indian River Acupuncture is located at 1300 36th Street, Suite H, in Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 564-8383 or visit IndianRiverAcupuncture.com.
Written by ANGELA KING, AP, DOM, & AMANDA MILIAN, AP, DOM INDIAN RIVER ACUPUNCTURE & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
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Donuts: One of This Year’s Tastiest Trends W
ith the donut craze rising and the demand for Instagram-worthy donuts intensifies, many donut shops are innovating and pushing the boundaries beyond traditional. Since 2013, Jupiter Donuts has been committed to baking fresh donuts that are really “out of this world.” At Jupiter Donuts, creating a donut is a very hands-on process. It all starts the night before kneading, mixing, shaping and then fried to perfection. With more than 40 unique flavors, from jelly-filled and sprinkles to pop rocks and bacon, there is sure to be a flavor that will satisfy your taste buds.
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camped a lot in my 20s. I even did a six-week motorcycle trip in 1976 from Miami to Santa Fe, New Mexico, then up through Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas. I drove up into Canada and went across the country through Vermont and landed just in time to see the tall ships sail into New York City for our country’s bicentennial! I also camped in the Keys and the Blue Ridge Mountains. I guess there’s been a part of me, all of these years since, that wanted a little camper and a road trip. Who better to accompany me than my adventurous sister, Susan Johnson? She’s hardy and capable. After many days of instruction on how to use an Airstream trailer, off we went! Pulling a trailer is not for the faint of heart. Every time we hit the road I was white knuckling the drive. My sister was a champ and stayed focused as big rigs flew by, blowing us around 1-95! Thank God for our sway bar! Finally, we arrived at our beautiful destination: Stone Mountain, Georgia. I highly recommend this campground. We befriended our own personal concierge, Jerome, who dropped by daily to check on us. We cooked, slept, hiked, saw fireflies at night and visited with lots of friendly campers, but at the end of the day, you know what I found out? I’m just not a camper anymore! I’m more of a Ritz girl these days. So if you want an exciting road trip just let me know, because, if you’re interested in a barely used 2017 Airstream Bambi 16-foot Sport, it’s for sale and going to the highest bidder sometime soon!
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A Mama’s Heart
t was 12 years ago my two boys began their hellish journey with addiction. Addiction is a family disease; a nightmare I never saw coming. Unfortunately, both of my boys were afflicted by this deadly disease. This is how “A Mamas Heart” came to be. I am a certified life coach helping other parents overcome being a victim. Initially, I was a victim, but over the years I’ve learned I’m not responsible for their poor judgement and bad mistakes. I often tell parents, “Love your children, just don’t love them to death.” My sons are 31 and 28 now. Both have been through many detoxes and treatment centers. At one point, my oldest son was sent to treatment by a judge and decided to check himself out early. Once I found out where he was, I dialed 911 and had him picked up and he was transferred back to jail. A week later, I went to visit him. I knew he would be completely detoxed by this time. Looking at me through the glass he started apologizing then quickly shifted to, “Did you put money on my books, mom?” I looked at him and smiled and said, “I sure did,” to which he replied, “It doesn’t show on the computer.” I said, “Do you see that TV up there, that orange jumpsuit you’re wearing and the three meals a day you’re eating? I’m a tax payer. Yes son, I put money on your books.” I hung up and walked out. My other son called one time and needed a ride from a treatment center he was planning on leaving early. I told him I would get him a ride. I was aware of a warrant that was issued for him. As soon as I hung up with him I called the sheriffs. They picked him up. He hated me for about three days. I look at this way: I may have just saved his life. I encourage parents that are enabling to seek help and take their lives back. I’ve witnessed firsthand how addiction can destroy relationships, marriages, homes, families, finances, etc. I’ve been set free from manipulation and sleepless nights. I thank God each and every day and I pray often for His protection over my sons. I realize I have no control over their addiction and I am not responsible for what happens in the future. I do believe there are great treatment centers available. I highly recommend Beachside Rehab because they have great counseling and a wonderful staff that has a lot of compassion for each and every client. For more information, visit BeachsideRehab.com or call (888) 540-9725.
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s we transition from summer to fall and the heat starts to subside, we enter into the most active season of the year in the southeast. College Football Season. Whether you are staying in Florida or heading out somewhere else in the SEC, you’ve got some packing to do. Game weekends can involve exploring local shops, workouts, dinners with friends, tailgates, and after parties. All these activities mean you’ll need versatile but trendy outfits that will keep you comfortable and stylish all weekend. As your suitcase begins to fill up with cute dresses, tops, workout gear, and cosmetics you realize…shoes! To pack light, but remain on trend you need a few essential pieces of footwear in your bag. You know you will need some kind of all-weather boot in case of rain and your running shoes to get your workouts in. Any other shoes you pack need to be versatile to complement multiple outfits and keep you going through the weekend. Stick to foundational colors like nude/beige/brown and be sure to pack at least one pair of flats and one pair of heels. You can be comfortable during a long tailgate in your flats and dress your outfit up for the after party with your heels. Cute and comfy flats like TKees or Coconuts by Mattise are some of my favorites right now. For your heels, don’t be afraid to dress it up with some detail or pattern on the straps. If you’ve got room in your bag for another pair, pack some black Jslides. They are a fun and trendy option that you can wear all day and they will go with any cute-casual game day outfit. If you’ve got a trip planned for college football season, be sure to come see us at Seahorse Lane Boutique and Seahorse Shoes. Our girls will help you find outfits that work with your individual style and keep your wardrobe on trend this fall season. Seahorse Shoes, 1905 14th Ave VB, FL 32960, (772) 532-1885 @seahorseshoes Portfolio-VeroBeach.com
et’s be honest. What we see on social media is not reality. Sometimes it’s the result of 20 failed selfies and multiple filters. More often than not, it’s the highlight reel. That’s understandable. I don’t know many folks who care to air their dirty laundry and bad hair days for the world to see. But it also paints an idyllic picture for those scrolling from their couch to envy and endure pangs of FOMO (fear of missing out). And the person capturing the images is probably missing out on the experience and the moment, too concerned about getting the perfect shot. I recently had the opportunity to road trip from Colorado to California and back. I saw so many beautiful landscapes, seascapes, and took many photographs to document my journey. However, I also witnessed something at my very first stop that took me aback and changed the way I experienced the rest of the trip. While camping on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City, Utah, I meandered down to the beach to take in the sunset. I had to dip my toes in that famously mineral-laden water before an early alarm and a 10-hour drive to the next destination. As I made my way down to the beach, I noticed a woman being photographed by her husband as her two daughters looked on, begging for their attention. The woman had a scarf that looked like wings, her arms outstretched before the sunset. It was beautiful and she looked like an angel, but the reality truly upset me. This was an opportunity for family bonding amidst a beautiful sunset and the parents were ignoring their children, husband clearly annoyed she hadn’t found a suitable image, snapping photo after photo from multiple angles. “Mommy, look!” the younger daughter said as she cartwheeled in the sand. “Mommy’s busy,” she replied as she reviewed the images, still not satisfied. It broke my heart. I invite you to think about this the next time you travel, play with your children, or simply observe the sunset from your backyard. Sure, take a few photos, then put down the phone or camera and take it all in. Be present. These moments are fleeting and the memory in your mind will always be infinitely better. Your relationships with your family and friends will also be better for it. Explore with Kelly on
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Fernweh: A Creative Journey
ernweh is a German word meaning homesick for a place you have never been; wanderlust. Traveling is one of the most rewarding life experiences. Along my journeys, I meet so many amazing people who inspire me daily. This inspiration manifests into a lasting desire to seek new experiences, learn new skills and delve into creative expression. Macramé is one medium that I use to answer these calls. You never know what you will learn, and recently, I needed to find an outlet for my creative energy. Bohemian décor has always been one of my favorite styles, and that’s how I decided to pick up the art of macramé. Each piece I create reminds me of a different adventure, and that’s how my business, Fernweh Fibers, was born. My passion for macramé is embodied in each piece of art I create. Every piece is unique and one-of-a-kind. I start each project with a certain design in mind, and it normally takes a shape of its own. This is what I love most about the creative process: you have to trust the flow.
I handpick every stick the macramé hangs from, whether it’s driftwood from the shores of Vero Beach, or various types of wood from hiking trips across the country. When an item of mine sells, it brings me so much joy, because a piece of my travels continue on to a new home. I make a variety of designs, perfect for any home interior design. Whether your style is playful and colorful, or relaxed and natural, my macramé complements all. I create pieces from wedding backdrops to plant hangers. My hope is to create something that inspires you and helps you love the space you call home. You’ll find me set up at various events around Vero Beach, with an iced coffee in one hand and rope—and probably some plants—in the other. Follow along on social media, @fernwehfibers, to see what’s happening or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit my Etsy shop, Etsy.com/Shop/FernwehFibers.
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Behind the Grand Piano
ianist John Ryan has performed at private clubs in Vero Beach for more than 35 years and has been the club pianist at Orchid Island Beach Club for the past seven years. Playing music in numerous styles from all genres, John is always receptive to audience requests and enjoys playing the songs that people really want to hear. Well-known for remembering everyone’s favorite tunes, John often honors an entrance by playing that person’s special song. An accomplished composer and songwriter, John is a prolific writer of music. His original compositions have been recorded and performed by international artists and orchestras. Recently, he has been writing songs for musical comedy that encompass multiples genres and singing styles. John typically composes the music first and then blends his lyrics to the musical arrangement as he develops each song. His insightful, heart-driven tunes have a feel-good quality with sounds and sentiments that truly resonate. From popular dance music and beachside blues to cool jazz, John finds all of the right notes. Undeniably, John is not your average piano man—he is an extraordinary, world-class musician and is amazing with 10 fingers on 88 keys. Known mainly to the private club sector in Vero Beach, John has recently begun public performances at One Zen Place art gallery and art/music studios. Continuing the concert series throughout the upcoming season at One Zen
Place, each themed musical performance is combined with a fine art exhibition that will fill your senses with wonder and awe. John and his wife, Amy, have merged their music and art into a remarkable performance combination that is an experience like none other. Delivered in a salon setting that allows each audience member a close-up view, John performs piano and vocals while Amy illuminates features within art throughout their captivating shows. The appeal of John Ryan’s music has been proven throughout the years, but his fresh and innovative live performances have heightened his ability to mesmerize his audiences with sounds never heard before. To enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience, reserve a seat at One Zen Place and you’ll definitely see and hear great art in the making. For more information, visit OneZenPlace.com.
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t all started in 1995, while I was in the Navy and living in Corpus Christi, Texas. My close buddy, Jeff Lewis and I ordered five blank surfboards from Clark Foam (which is no longer in business) as well as a 5-gallon jug of polyester resin and a roll of fiberglass cloth. We made our first batch of five boards, then we kept ordering more and started our own mini board factory. In 1999, I moved to Vero Beach and teamed up with David Glenn and Scott McGuire, who also had a passion for surfing and building things. We designed the A1A Surfboards logo and were just a bunch of dads hanging out in our garages building various boards for kids who dreamed of surfing. We thought it would be a great way to get our kids involved. As long as they were willing to help build the board, we made it happen. Weâ€™ve built kiteboards, fishboards, paddleboards for the Vero moms, and so many surfboards. To date, the total board count is more than 200. Jeff lives in Satellite Beach now and still makes boards (Lewis Designs). Weâ€™ve made many trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and El Salvador and we always take extra A1A boards to give away to the local kids who have no chance of buying a board of their own.
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enewed, refreshed, and as beautiful as ever, The SpringHill Suites by Marriott, located at 5115 Indian River Boulevard, just completed renovations this August. The 83-room, all-suite hotel, has a new modern, contemporary but cozy “West Elm” look throughout its lobby and guest rooms. The inspiring design and colors make guests feel right at home when they when they walk in the door. The new carpet, tile, wallpaper, paint and furniture make the hotel look and smell brand new. The hotel opened in August 2009 and has been well received in the community. It has won many awards such as “Diamond Hotel of the Year” for the SpringHill brand by Marriott. “Having a ‘new look’ is both inviting and exciting,” says General Manager, Missy Davenport. “I couldn’t ask for a better staff and beautiful hotel as this one. The combination makes our hotel one of the best choices in our area.” A grand re-opening party is planned for September 20 to showcase the new look to the public.
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ummer is over and while the crisp fall air breezes in with the excitement of football and weekend tailgating, the Monday to Friday work grind still exists. Is there anything out there to aid in surviving the drudgery and boredom of the proverbial hump day? The answer is yes. The solution? Nerds. Yes, Nerds! If you have yet to attend Nerd Nite Vero Beach, you’re missing out. On the last Wednesday of every month, some of Vero Beach’s most interesting and curious locals gather to enjoy a cocktail while listening to guest speakers discuss a topic. The theme, as well as the location, change from month to month. In the span of an hour, there are three 10-minute talks with subjects ranging from art to Africa; cannabis to comic books; arachnids to aphrodisiacs. The Nerds cover everything. Run by Wendy Shafranski, along with Flynn Fidgeon and Alex McGee, Nerd Nite Vero Beach celebrated its one-year anniversary in July. When she was initially asked to step in and run the event, Wendy was hesitant. “My biggest concern was time. But I loved the concept and wanted to make it even better. I’ve been surprised by how many interesting people live in the area.” Some of Wendy’s favorite presenters include Robert Graffam, a travel photographer and Claudette Roche, an accent coach. “We had Entomologist PhD Stephen Lapointe present on the sex lives of bees. He had the audience laughing, grossed out and mesmerized all at the same time. It was basically a dirtier Fifty Shades of Grey, but about bugs.” This movement isn’t just happening in Vero. Nerd Nite is a world-wide event spanning 90 other cities, encouraging people to get together to just, well, talk. “I think it connects people, gives them opportunities to share their passions, guests learn something new and it’s fun,” Wendy said. The event is also great for local businesses. Kilted Mermaid, Orchid Island Brewery, Bungalow Bar, Post & Vine and Grind & Grape have all participated. Each establishment has been both receptive to the event and extended warm welcomes to return. Alden and Val Bing, owners of OIB, are all for it. “We love that it’s a natural forum for people to come together, communicate what they care about and feel no pressure of being criticized. As business owners, it’s great to be associated with that kind of vibe and mentality.” There is certainly an authenticity to Nerd Nite Vero Beach. Sure, it’s a standing date on the calendar to go out with friends and enjoy a drink. It also provides a spotlight on those unique individuals who have wide ranging interests and whom also proudly call Vero home. As Wendy puts it, “It’s book club without the work of reading a book. It’s a networking event without the name badges and sales pitch. It’s an awesome, organic experience every month.” So go and find the Nerds. Your Wednesdays will be better for it. Learn more at VeroBeach.NerdNite.com. Written by TIFFANY CORR Photography by FLYNN FIDGEON 74
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he Jumpstart Antique Car Show started almost 25 years ago. It has been held in West Palm, Jupiter, Fort Pierce and the last 5 years in Vero Beach. The first show had a total of 13 cars and now it has grown to an average of more than 300 cars. It is a licensed non-profit 501c3 charity organization. With the help of sponsors including Velde Ford, Comcast, iHeart radio, Cintas, Vero Beach Dry Cleaners, Gannett Newspapers, and hundreds of volunteers, it has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charity throughout the years. Future events will be benefit the Vietnam Veterans and the Elks. Additional shows have been added for the St Lucie County Sheriffs PAL in 2019, to help keep kids off the streets. The shows are funded entirely by sponsors which means the entire proceeds of the show go to charity. The gorgeous antique cars in the show come from throughout Florida, from the Florida Keys to Jacksonville. The show would not go on without the support of the car owners.
To learn more about sponsoring or attending the next show, contact Bill Minogue, (772) 342-3980.
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An Airstream with Endless Possibilities
reated by a husband and wife team looking for a creative way to get out of the office and into the community, Hitched Photo Lounge evolved from a passion for photography, a love for all things vintage, and an entrepreneurial spirit. “I bought the Airstream on a whim one night after work,” said Tina Barnett, owner of Hitched Photo Lounge. “I was looking for a new challenge and after months of thinking up different concepts, the idea to turn the Airstream into a mobile photo booth and lounge just clicked.” Purchased from an Airstream collector in Kansas, the 1966 Airstream Globetrotter made its way across the country to start a new life. After a year of renovations, which included gutting the interior, adding wood floors, installing an air conditioner, painting the walls, and polishing the iconic aluminum, the trailer made its debut at an event at Vintage Home Collective in Boca Raton, and it’s been traveling around ever since. “We were lucky to meet a great group of creative professionals though Instagram who believed in us from the start,” said Tina, who owns the business with her husband, Mike Barnett. “One event led to another and through word of mouth, the Airstream has been attending events, weddings, and photo shoots from Key West to Tampa.” Based in Fort Lauderdale, the 19-foot trailer features an open concept that can be transformed into a variety of options. When used as a photo 78
booth, the trailer offers a touch screen photo booth kiosk, studio lighting, seating, high-end props and a photo printing station. For outdoor events, the trailer can be converted into a lounge with furniture, a bar cart and decor. The charming interior is the perfect place for brides to get ready, grooms to kickback, or guests to hang out during cocktail hour. Hitched Photo Lounge can also be used as a vintage prop for photo and video shoots, a mobile salon, pop-up shop, cocktail bar, or dessert station. “We’re in the business to make people smile, so no request is too big or too small.” Available to hire in South Florida, as well as Naples and Tampa, Hitched Photo Lounge offers packages in two, four, or six hour increments. Additional hours and customized packages are also available. To learn more about Hitched Photo Lounge, visit HitchedPhotoLounge.com. Follow them on @hitchedphotolounge. Portfolio-VeroBeach.com
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HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR OLDER DOG
YOUR AGING DOG CARING FOR YOUR AGING DOG In many ways, dogs are just like people. We care for them as we would any family member, supporting their changing health needs as they age. Like people, every dog is different, with a distinct personality, temperament, and favorite activities. The steps you take to keep them well into their later years also depends on their size, breed and existing health concerns. But despite those differences, there are some general things to keep in mind as your loved one grows older.
IS YOUR DOG A SENIOR? Most large-breed dogs age more quickly than small breeds. On average, small-breed dogs are seniors at about age 7, while large breeds reach that milestone at about 5 to 6 years of age. A small or medium-sized dog weighing under 50 lbs. at adulthood is approximately 44 to 47 human years old by the time he’s seven. A large dog over 50 lbs. is about 50-56. Since canines age faster than people, your 10-year-old pooch may be about 56-60 or 66-78 in human years. Of course, these numbers are just estimates to give you an idea of the general phase of your loved one’s aging. The American Veterinary Medical Association notes that dogs of all breeds can remain healthy and active well into later life, with good care from their guardians.
IS YOUR DOG A SENIOR?
Small / Medium Dogs (under 50 lbs)
Large Dogs (over 50 lbs)
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WHAT TO EXPECT AS YOUR DOG AGES Because canines age more quickly than people, the senior years can sneak up on guardians. It may seem like all of a sudden their companion is moving more slowly or doesn’t seem to see or hear as well as he once did. As he gets older, your dog is experiencing changes on both the inside and outside. As his joints and hips don’t work as well and his coat becomes more grey, his organs are also declining and immune system is less effective. While it’s always important to keep up with veterinary visits to monitor your dog’s health to rule out chronic illnesses or ailments, here are some common signs of old age:
COMMON SIGNS OF OLD AGE Decreased activity
Difficulty getting up, walking or climbing stairs
Fear of noises
Confusion and disorientation
Urinary accidents, diarrhea, constipation
Lack of responsiveness to voice commands
Changes in appetite
Weight loss or gain
Raise feeding bowls to make it easier for your dog to eat
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Exercise is important (daily walks at a slower pace can help your pup stay active)
YOUR OLDER DOG?
A proper diet is crucial (maintaining a healthy weight can help relieve pressure on aging joints)
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Provide a diet that supports a healthy gut
SHOULD YOU GIVE SUPPLEMENTS?
As a guardian, there are many steps you can take to keep your dog happy and content as his needs evolve and change. Because it may be challenging for him to get up and down stairs, you may want to create a space for him to sleep that does not put pressure on his joints. You may want to put in a ramp, raise feeding bowls to make it easier for your dog to eat, or buy an orthopedic bed. Your dog may become more of a indoor canine, with fewer sprints or vigorous ball-chasing sessions. Exercise is still vitally important in order to maintain mobility. Daily walks, taken at a slower pace than in the past, help your canine to stay active. If your pooch seems sore to the touch or has great difficulty moving, he may have arthritis, a condition you should discuss with your veterinarian. A proper diet, suitable for older dogs, is crucial to your dog’s overall health. As the immune system becomes weaker, it is harder for dogs to fight off infections. For that reason, the AVMA recommends parasite control. As well, maintaining a healthy weight reduces some of the pressure on aging joints, hips and bones. To improve the immune system and overall physical health, some guardians choose to provide a diet that supports a healthy gut. Some guardians notice their beloved canine has some cognitive decline as he gets older. You can discuss these changes with your veterinarian, and support your pet’s mental acuity with interactive attention.
Like people, many pets may benefit from foods and supplements that support their changing health needs as they grow older. Specifically, many guardians are turning to probiotics to support a healthy immune system and joint supplements to promote physical well-being in their canine companions. In 2015, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences reported that several studies showed that certain strains of probiotic bacteria held the potential to improve canine health. Specifically, the bacteria may be promising in preventing stress diarrhea and may promote antiinflammatory properties. In 2017, the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University reported that veterinary diets designed to reduce joint pain had some documented success. These diets typically contained such ingredients as glucosamine, chondroitin and omega-3 fatty acids. In consultation with their veterinarian, who can assess the potential role for supplements in a senior dog’s health plan, many guardians may therefore opt to try these ingredients to support their loved one’s well-being.
WORKING WITH YOUR DOG As your dog ages, his needs with change. As his guardian, you probably know and understand him better than anyone else. Working with a veterinary professional, you can introduce concrete measures to help your canine have a comfortable, happy old age, making your years with him as joyful as possible.
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any times when I ask a client who they want as their Trustee they think for a moment and simply say their oldest child. Sometimes they mention the child who they feel is most dependable. Seldom do they think about this at
any length. Many clients do not take the time to think about when this becomes essential. That is when or if they should become disabled. A Trust is invaluable when someone becomes unable to act on their own behalf. If they become unable to pay their own bills and handle their investments or finances, it becomes essential that they have someone that can perform these tasks. Our children usually have their own families to manage or are deeply involved in their careers. Other problems might arise with sibling rivalries or simply jealousy. It is better for a professional to run the Trust in any of these instances. A corporate Trustee is accustomed to looking ahead at your future needs, investing towards those goals and managing requests for money from successor beneficiaries. These can be significant problems. My suggestion is to start thinking about your future needs when deciding on a Trustee. You do not want to end up in a situation where you need to appoint a Trustee and you are not prepared to make that decision. You may start by checking with your local bank and see what they offer.
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Because life is just better by the seaâ€¦
2018 USPA NATIONAL PARACHUTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 8 AM @ Skydive Sebastian, Sebastian SkyDiveSeb.com
PIRATE FEST 12PM @ Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce, Vero Beach VeroBeachPirateFest.com
CHOW DOWN IN FORT PIERCE 5 PM @ Indian River Veteran Memorial Park, Fort Pierce
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY 6 PM @ Main Street, Vero Beach MainStreetVeroBeach.org
5K GLOW RUN 7 PM @ Marisol park, Palm Beach Gardens
ROUND ISLAND SUP YOGA 9 AM @ Round Island Riverside Park, Vero Beach SeaSupGo.com
4th ANNUAL BAREFOOT BEACH BALL AN ABNORMAL FORMAL 6:30 PM @ Waldo’s Restaurant, Vero Beach BarefootBeachBall.com
1st FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL 5 PM @ Downtown, Vero Beach MainStreetVeroBeach.org
SANDI PAWS PET & PEOPLE PARADE 3 PM @ Fort Pierce Farmers Market, Fort Pierce PawsNClawsFoundation.org
SIP AND PAINT 6 PM @ Sailfish Brewing Company, Fort Pierce SailfishBrewingCo.com
YARN LOUNGE 2 PM @ Walking Tree Brewery, Vero Beach WalkingTreeBrewery.com
1st ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDER FALL COOK OFF 4:30 PM @ Fairgrounds, Vero Beach FRFCookOff.com DIERKS BENTLEY MOUNTAIN HIGH 7 PM @ Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa RUN VERO RACE SERIES 6:30 PM @ Vero Beach
OKTOBERFEST 12 PM @ Walking Tree Brewery, Vero Beach WalkingTreeBrewery.com
COMMUNITY SAILBOAT RACE 12 PM @ Fort Pierce Yacht Club, Fort Pierce 8th ANNUAL RACE FOR RECOVERY 6:30 AM @ First Data Field, Port Saint Lucie
COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY AT MCKEE 10 AM @ McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach MckeeGarden.org
COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR 8 AM @ Vero Beach Heritage Center and Citrus Museum, Vero Beach MainStreetVeroBeach.org
CHILLIN ON THE LUCIE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 4 PM @ Port Saint Lucie ChillinOnTheLucie.com
OUT LAUGH HUNGER WITH BRAD UPTON 7 PM @ Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce SunriseTheatre.com PADDLE IN PINK CANCER KICKOFF CONCERT WITH EAST HARBOUR 6-8 PM, Poolside @ Costa D’este Beach Resort and Spa, Vero Beach PaddleInPink.org
5th ANNUAL PADDLE IN PINK 7 AM-3 PM @ Costa D’este Beach Resort and Spa, Vero Beach PaddleInPink.org
GREAT HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP 1 PM @ Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach THE TREASURE COAST MARINE FLEA MARKET AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 9 AM @ Indian River County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Vero Beach KEVIN HART: THE IRRESPONSIBLE TOUR 7 PM @ American Airlines Arena, Miami THE 6th ANNUAL ROCKTOBERFEST 2 PM @ The Crafted Keg, Stuart Tickets.BeerFests.com
MEET NICHOLAS SPARKS 1 PM @ Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, Vero Beach VeroBeachBookCenter.com 5th ANNUAL ROCKY WATER BREW FEST 1 PM @ Rocky Water Brew Fest, Melbourne RockyWaterBrewFest.com
2nd ANNUAL NIGHTMARE ON 2nd STREET 4 PM @ Sailfish Brewing Company, Fort Pierce SailfishBrewingCo.com
RING OF FIRE CHILI CHALLENGE 4 PM @ Riverside Park, Vero beach ROCKET CITY HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR 8 PM @ Square Grouper Fort Pierce Inlet, Fort Pierce SquareGrouper.net
UPROOT HOOTENANNY LIVE 7 PM @ The Inlet, Fort Pierce TheInletGrill.com
MARILYN MANSON 8 PM @ Hard Rock Live, Orlando
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eat shop play Art & Sculpture
CREATE AT STUDIO MA 835 17th Street #106 Vero Beach, FL (772) 538-1989 CreateAtStudioMA.com FLAMETREE CLAY ART GALLERY 2041 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 202-2810 FlameTreeGallery.com GALLERY 14 1911 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 562-5525 Gallery14VeroBeach.com J.M. STRINGER GALLERY OF FINE ART 3465 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-3900 JMStringerGallery.com RAW SPACE 1795 Old Dixie Highway Vero Beach, FL (772) 410-9126 THE GALLERY AT WINDSOR 3125 Windsor Boulevard Vero Beach, FL (772) 388-4071 (By appointment) WindsorFlorida.com THE LAUGHING DOG 2910 Cardinal Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-6711 TheLaughingDogGallery.com
Beaches & Parks AMBERSANDS BEACH 12566 N. A1A Vero Beach, FL
DALE WIMBROW PARK 11805 Roseland Road Roseland, FL GIFFORD AQUATIC CENTER 4895 43rd Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 770-5312 GOLDEN SANDS BEACH PARK 10350 N. A1A Vero Beach, FL HUMISTON BEACH PARK 3000 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL JAYCEE BEACH PARK 4200 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL NORTH COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER 9450 95th Street Sebastian, FL (772) 581-7665 POCAHONTAS PARK 21st Street Vero Beach, FL RIVERSIDE PARK & TENNIS COURTS 350 Dahlia Lane Vero Beach, FL ROUND ISLAND OCEANSIDE PARK 2201 Hwy A1A Vero Beach, FL SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK 9700 South State Road A1A Melbourne Beach, FL SOUTH BEACH PARK Ocean Drive and East Causeway Vero Beach, FL TRACKING STATION BEACHFRONT PARK 800 46th Place Vero Beach, FL
TREASURE SHORES BEACH PARK 11300 Highway A1A Vero Beach, FL VERO BEACH DOG PARK 3449 Indian River Drive East Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-2824 VeroBeachDogPark.org WABASSO BEACH PARK 1808 Wabasso Beach Drive Vero Beach, FL
Shop & Pamper AGLOW SKINCARE 3755 7th Terrace, Suite 303A 1060 6th Ave, Vero Beach (Wellness Center inside Jungle Club) Vero Beach, FL (772) 494-1077 AglowSkincare.biz DEEP SIX DIVE & WATERSPORTS 416 21st Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 562-2883 DeepSix.com ELIZABETH’S FINE CONSIGNMENTS 877 17th Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 567-5577 HAUTE DRY 3096 Cardinal Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 999-5531 HauteDry.com I’LL NEVER TELL 3351 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-1148 IllNeverTell.com JUNE HILL SKIN THERAPY 1575 Indian River Blvd., Suite C-136 Vero Beach, FL (772) 643-7351 JuneHillSkinTherapy.com KATWALK BOUTIQUE 2855 Ocean Drive, Suite B6 Vero Beach, FL (772) 217-2758
LABELS TIMELESS CLOTHING CONSIGNMENT 2050 6th Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 569-7400 SASSY BOUTIQUE 3375 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-3998 SassyBoutique.com SEAHORSE LANE BOUTIQUE 1981 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 559-8765 SeahorseLane.com STUDIO GABRIEL 2855 Ocean Drive, Suite A-3 Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-8105 StudioGabriel.com THE BEACH SHOP VERO BEACH 3328 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-6228 TheBeachShop.biz THE SPA AT COSTA D’ESTE 3244 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 562-9919 Hotel Direct (877) 562-9919 Toll Free CostadEste.com TWIG SWIM & SPORTSWEAR 3213 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-4472 VERNON SCOTT 818 Beachland Blvd. Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-3733 WHITE ORCHID SPA 3500 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231- 1133 WhiteOrchidSpa32963.com
Eats & Treats CABANA BAR 3244 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 410-0100 CostadEste.com CHELSEA’S ON CARDINAL 3201 Cardinal Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-8300 ChelseasOnCardinal.com COBALT RESTAURANT 3500 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 469-1060 CobaltRestaurant.com COUNTRYSIDE CITRUS 3300 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-8299 CountrysideCitrus.com CRAB-E-BILLS 1540 Indian River Drive Sebastian, FL (772) 388-2722 CrabEBills.com FROSTING CUPCAKES AND CONFECTIONS 2915 Cardinal Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-2915 EatFrostingCupcakes.com GRIND + GRAPE 925 Bougainvillea Lane Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-5536 GrindAndGrape.com HEATON’S REEF 3500 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-5666 CobaltRestaurant.com JAYCEE PARK SEASIDE GRILL 4200 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-1911
JOEY’S SEAFOOD SHACK 1800-2 U.S. 1 Vero Beach, FL (772) 918-8855 Joeyseafoodshack.com KOUNTRY KITCHEN 1749 Old Dixie Highway Vero Beach, FL (772) 567-6733
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LA TABLA LOCAL FOOD & JUICERY 29 Royal Palm Pointe #1 Vero Beach, FL (772) 205-2772 LaTablaVero.com OCEAN GRILL 1050 Beachland Blvd. Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-5409 Ocean-Grill.com OSCEOLA BISTRO 2045 13th Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 569-1299 OsceolaBistro.com PENNY HILL BEACH EMPORIUM 1840 Wabasso Beach Road Vero Beach, FL (772) 581-0700 TEA & CHI 2044 14th Avenue Pueblo Arcade 10 & 11 Vero Beach, FL (772) 563-0620 TeaAndChi.com THE WAVE KITCHEN & BAR 3244 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 410-0100 CostadEste.com/Dining TRATTORIA DARIO 1555 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-1818 TrattoriaDario.com
Tour one of our stunning model homes today… CROSS CREEK LAKE ESTATES 205 YEARLING TRAIL I SEBASTIAN I (772) 202-0191
HUNTINGTON PLACE 6046 SEQUOIA CIRCLE I VERO BEACH I (772) 206-0578 4 LAKES ESTATES 4705 FOUR LAKES CIRCLE SW I VERO BEACH (772) 217-5504
VARIETALS AND MORE 54 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach, FL (772) 217-2780 VarietalsAndMore.com
eat shop play VILLAGE BEACH MARKET 4905 N. Hwy A1A Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-8135 VillageBeachMarket.com
NELSON’S FAMILY FARMS 875 W. Midway Road Ft. Pierce, FL (772) 464-2100 NelsonFamilyFarms.com
VINZ WINING AND DINING 4885 Highway A1A Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-3341 VinzInVero.com
OSCEOLA ORGANIC FARM 6980 33rd Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 567-1530 OsceolaOrganicFarm.com
WALKING TREE BREWERY 3209 Dodger Road Vero Beach, FL (772) 217-3502 WalkingTreeBrewery.com
PETERSON GROVES & NURSERY 3375 66th Avenue Vero Beach (772) 562-6900 PetersonGroves.com
ZOO BAR 400 Airport Dr. W. Sebastian, FL (772) 205-0059
RHONDA’S SEAFOOD 29 Royal Palm Pointe, #4 Vero Beach, FL (772) 473-6388 RhondasSeafood.com
Fresh & Local COUNTRYSIDE CITRUS 6325 81st Street Vero Beach, FL (888) 550-5745 CountrysideCitrus.com HORNBUCKLE FAMILY FARMS Strawberry U-Pick 6255 5th Street, SW Vero Beach, FL (772) 494-0714 KROEGEL PRODUCE 11200 S. U.S. 1 Sebastian, FL (772) 589-8718 KroegelProduce.us NATALIE’S ORCHID ISLAND JUICE CO. 330 North U.S. Highway 1 Ft. Pierce, FL (800) FRESHHH OIJC.com
SCHACHT GROVES Fresh squeezed juice 6100 12th Street Vero Beach, FL (800) 355-0055 (772) 5625858 SchachtGroves.com WHITE RABBIT ACRES NON-CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM & CSA 7020 37th Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 486-124
Saturday Farmers Market FELLSMERE FARMERS’ MARKET 22 S. Orange Street Fellsmere, FL
FT. PIERCE DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET 101 Melody Ln. Fort Pierce, FL VERO BEACH OCEANSIDE FARMERS MARKET Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL
Invest & Advise MORGAN STANLEY WEALTH MANAGEMENT 3525 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-1836 MorganStanleyFA.com/LeydaKanner RAYMOND JAMES Ryan Bass, AAMS 582 Beachland Blvd., Suite 200 Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-7000 (954) 682-0217 Ryan.Bass@RaymondJames.com BassAndShepardWealth Management.com ROBIN LLOYD & ASSOCIATES, P.A. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS 5089 Highway A1A, Suite 100 Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-5500 RobinLloydLaw.com Vero Insurance 3339 Cardinal Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-2022 VeroInsurance.com
Blooms VERO BEACH FLORIST 3096 Cardinal Drive, Suite 1A Vero Beach, FL (772) 999-5418 VeroBeachFlorist.net
Horseplay HIGH HOPES EVENTING 7230 49th Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 538-3772 HighHopesEventing.com INDIAN RIVER RIDING CLUB 6250 37th Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 473-3710 IndianRiverRidingClub.org SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS 7280 53rd Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 562-7603 SpecialEquestriansTreasureCoast.org
Decor & More ABBATE TILE & MARBLE 1136 Old Dixie Highway Vero Beach, FL (772) 569-9113 Abbate.net AD FURNITURE, INC. (866) 900-0050 email@example.com ADFurnitureInc.com ARTHUR RUTENBERG HOMES (772) 492-4018 ArthurRutenbergHomes.com CORAL MERMAID 8905 N. U.S. Hwy 1 Sebastian, FL (772) 559-8947 CoralMermaid.net COULTER DESIGNS 2910 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 569-7099 CoulterDesigns.com DAVID COX CONSULTING 2044 14th Avenue, Suite 24 Vero Beach, FL (772) 564-0540 Davidcoxconsulting.com
BEACH SAFETY BE AWARE OF TIDES: Always be aware of the tides when you are at the beach. Respect the ocean and stay safe. TAKE YOUR TRASH OFF THE BEACH: Remove all your trash from the beach. Find a trash can! Plastic bags can kill birds, turtles, and other sea creatures that can mistake the bag for food. Bring extra trash bags with you and do your part to help keep the beach beautiful. Love your ocean! SUPERVISE CHILDREN: Stay near your children and keep your eye on them. Never let children play in the water unsupervised. Play close to a lifeguard station. Teach your child to respect the ocean too. BE AWARE OF DANGEROUS RIP TIDES: Rip tides are strong currents that can pull a person away from the shore. If you get caught in a rip current, do not panic or struggle. Swim parallel to the beach and call for help. Never swim alone. Don’t swim out farther than you can swim back. It’s always best to swim near a lifeguard station.
WARNING FLAGS Water Closed to Public Agua Cerrada al Publico
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REPORT VIOLATIONS OR INJURED WILDLIFE: If you discover injured wildlife or suspect a fish, wildlife, boating, or environmental law violation, report it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, (888) 404-FWCC (3922). Cell phone users can dial *FWC or #FWC, depending on service provider. RESPECT THE WILDLIFE: Remember to do the “Stingray Shuffle” when entering shallow water to warn any stingrays that you’re coming into their
territory! It’s always a good idea to keep a small bottle of vinegar in your beach bag to quickly treat jellyfish stings. If snorkeling, be sure not to stand on or touch any reefs or wrecks. Respecting the wildlife helps ensure a successful beach day. LIFEGUARDS: Several places throughout the county offer lifeguarded beaches. At each station, signs are available to notify beach goers of current surf conditions along with appropriate beach flag warnings.
ABSENCE OF FLAGS DOES NOT ASSURE SAFE WATERS (La Ausencia de Banderas No Asegura Aguas Seguras) Dangerous Marine Life
High Hazard High Surf and/or Strong Currents
Medium Hazard Moderate Surf and/or Currents
Low Hazard Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution
PeligroAlto, Resaca Alta y/o Corrientes Fuertes
Peligro Medio, Resaca Moderada y/o Corrientes Fuertes
Peligro Bajo, Condiciones Calmas, Tenga Cuidado
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If you’re getting ready for a road trip, you’ll want to know where the best gas prices are along your route, and how to navigate to them. And while you’re stargazing on your epic journey, wouldn’t it be nice to know which constellations you’re looking at? There’s an app for that! Be sure to download these amazing apps before hitting the road.
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When road tripping, there’s nothing worse than filling your tank, only to find gas is much cheaper just a few blocks away. Gas Buddy will ensure that never happens again. Gas Buddy helps you locate gas stations with the best prices and the type of gas you need. You can even filter results by price, location, brand and amenities like restrooms, restaurants and car washes. PRICE: FREE Category: Travel & Local Requires Android 4.4 and up. Also available on iTunes. Portfolio-VeroBeach.com
The universe is in the palm of your hand with SkyView. All you have to do is point your iPhone at the sky and this handy app will help you identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. You can even schedule alerts for upcoming celestial events. Best of all, it doesn’t require data signal or GPS to function. PRICE: $1.99 for SkyView; Free for SkyView Lite with in app purchases. Category: Education Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Also available on GooglePlay. September-October 2018
eat shop play DÉCOR ENVY 1858 Old Dixie Hwy. Vero Beach, FL (772) 492-6518 ShopDecorEnvy.com HURYN CONSTRUCTION 1902 Wilbur Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-4130 HurynConstruction.com INDIAN RIVER CABINET DESIGN Richard L. Klipstine 51 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach, FL (772) 567-6636 IndianRiverCabinetDesign.com JOHN’S ISLAND REAL ESTATE COMPANY 1 Johns Island Dr. Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-0900 JohnsIslandRealEstate.com LEAH MULLER INTERIORS 820 Beachland Blvd. Vero Beach, FL (772) 234-6411 LeahMuller.com LIFESTYLE SOLAR POWERED HOMES 3453 W. New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL (321) 727-8188 BuildingALifestyle.com
NORRIS & COMPANY REAL ESTATE BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES 3377 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL (772) 231-1270 NorrisAndCompany.com O’DARE, BOGA & FRENCH Premier Estate Properties 675 Beachland Blvd. Vero Beach, FL (772) 713-5899 PremierEstateProperties.com ROTH INTERIORS 1865 Wilbur Avenue Vero Beach, FL (772) 567-1210 RothInteriorsWindowFashions.com SNOW’S CUSTOM CABINETRY 4009 U.S. Hwy. 1 Vero Beach, FL (772) 794-4430 SnowsCustomCabinetry.com SURFACES FINE FLOORING 3954 U.S. Highway 1 Vero Beach, FL (772) 778-2622 SurfacesIncorporated.com SUSIE PERTICONE, REALTOR DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE (203) 832-4655 SusiePerticone.com
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BEACHSIDE REHAB A PRIVATE RECOVERY CENTER (772) 413-0038 BeachsideRehab.com
ABOUT KAYAKS RIVER RENTALS 25 Airport Drive West Sebastian, FL (772) 589-3469 AboutKayaks.net Eco-friendly adventures with abundant wildlife on the St. Sebastian River.
BENSON DENTAL CARE 1005 17th Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 778-1446 BensonDental.com EAST SIDE URGENT CARE 927 37th Place Vero Beach, FL (772) 770-6225 VeroBeachEastsideUrgentCare.com INDIAN RIVER ACUPUNCTURE & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE 1345 36th Street, Suite B Vero Beach, FL (772) 564-8383 IndianRiverAcupuncture.com INDIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER 1000 36th Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 567-4311 IndianRiverMedicalCenter.com SCULLY-WELSH CANCER CENTER 3555 10th Court Vero Beach, FL (772) 563-4673 ScullyWelshCancerCenter.com SEBASTIAN RIVER MEDICAL CENTER 13695 U.S. Hwy. 1 Sebastian, FL (772) 589-3186 SebastianRiverMedical.org
AMC INDIAN RIVER 24 6200 20th Street Vero Beach, FL (772) 563-2933 AMCTheatres.com/IndianRiver BEACH TOURS ON HORSEBACK FREDERICK DOUGLAS MEMORIAL PARK 3600 S Ocean Drive Hutchinson Island, FL (772) 519-0237 or (772) 468-0101 BeachToursOnHorseback.com CAPT. CHRISTIAN YERGENS CNY ON THE FLY (772) 643-2735 CNYOnTheFly.com ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER 255 Live Oak Drive Wabasso Island, FL (772) 589-5050 DiscoverELC.org GATOR BAIT AIRBOAT ADVENTURES (772) 766-2629 GatorBaitAirBoatAdventures.com MAJESTIC MOVIE THEATER 940 14th Lane Vero Beach, FL (772) 770-0773 CinemaWorldOnline.com/Vero
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After the very intense months of July and August, September and October should feel a bit smoother. Not a whole lot smoother, but we are finally out of the eclipse season, so it will be calmer to a degree. Everyone is feeling anxiety percolating under the surface, so the trick to riding theses celestial weather patterns is to remember it’s just weather. You deal with it and move on. There are full moons on both September and October 24. There are days that amplify energies, so make sure you focus on what you desire, and not what you want to reduce in your life. ARIES: You will feel very grounded at the beginning of September, so
people may be coming to you for solid support. Your job is to listen and not try to fix anyone’s life. Just being in your presence will suffice. September 8 is not the date to get into an argument with a loved one. Things may be said that you will later regret. Around September 25, you want to avoid stressful situations. Don’t react to the news around you. October has you feeling as if you are off to a great start, especially around the 8th with the new moon. You have laid the foundation upon which you can build your dreams. October 24 is a powerhouse day for cementing your achievements. Just be cautious around Halloween, as Venus and Uranus are in an unpredictable opposition.
TAURUS: September has you in the mood for play, especially around the
new moon on September 9. This is all good timing, as you’ve had an up and down summer and finally you feel like things are on track and you can relax. Just stay calm on September 12 when the energies of that day might take you down a few notches. October begins with a possible power struggle around October 11. After that brief setback, you are off to the races. The full moon on October 24 has you in a hedonistic mood, so put all that sensual Taurus energy to good use.
GEMINI: You are going to new levels of success in your professional life
in September. If you’ve been entertaining leaving your current job, or asking for a raise, now is the time to take action or negotiate yourself a better deal. Just make sure you do everything before September 23, or after the 27. There is a full moon on September 24, and you are better off waiting until that passes. Go slow in early October as you may feel as if you hit a road block. Whatever is irritating you will quickly pass, so be patient and don’t push. Pay attention to details around the full moon on October 24. If people around you are acting impulsive or erratic around October 23-25, cut them some slack. The aspects are difficult and many people will be reacting to external stressors.
CANCER: Cancerians love their nest, and in early September you need to
pay attention to whatever your home requires. Hire good help because there are some things you just can’t manage on your own. Around September 10, you might need to get some advice from a professional. It could be a doctor or a lawyer, just someone who can help you with a personal situation that has you confused. You normally don’t fight unless provoked, but around September 25 you have your crab claws out. Go back into your crab hole and wait until September is over, when things calm down. October 5 is an excellent day for love. You are playful and happy with the romantic side of your life. Choose your words carefully around October 24. Set boundaries with anyone who is pushing you around.
LEO: Make time for some fun in early September, especially around September 5-9. If you’re invited to have an adventure, say yes! This month is all about new beginnings. You’re planting new seeds in many areas of your life. You are feeling quite hopeful and excited! Watch carefully what happens on September 10, as it is a very intense day. You will be given the chance to see things clearly, for better or worse. During the month of October, 7 of 10 planets are in water and earth signs. Since you are a fire sign, this month can feel different, but in a good way. These elements help to balance out your heat. On October 5, you start a six-week period dealing with your romantic life. Use the potent energy of the full moon on October 24 to draw what you desire into your life. VIRGO: There is a possible argument brewing around September 8 with a loved one. Keep your cool and don’t make any unreasonable demands. The weekend of September 15 looks like you’ll be getting some much needed rest. On September 25 there is an edgy aspect between the sun and Saturn so again, for a second time this month, you are headed into another testy situation. There’s nothing wrong with keeping quiet until things calm down. Once October starts, you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Around October 10, you will feel encouraged by the way all aspects of your life are unfolding. Everything this month is about taking a second look at things and realizing there is always another version of every story. The full moon on October 24 will help you realize you have learned how to forgive and forget. LIBRA: There is a lovely aspect on September 3 that has you realizing
how lucky you are. If you get invited to a gathering of friends in early September, go! You might meet interesting new people who could open doors for you. On September 9, pay attention to your financial obligations. Time to meet with your advisors if thinking of making a big purchase. Between September 23-25, you may feel tested. Just follow through on any promises you’ve made, and don’t cut any corners. If you’ve been feeling unappreciated, you should be very pleased with the way October unfolds. Just use caution around
October 10, and don’t put heavy demands on people who sometimes drive you nuts. Rethink any grudges you are holding, because the full moon on October 24 is giving you the opportunity to release anything that no longer serves you. Time to give thanks for blessings already received, of which there are plenty.
SCORPIO: The new moon in Virgo on September 9 will join forces with
Venus, the planet of love in your sign. It doesn’t get any better than this for a fresh start in the romance department. It might be that you simply change your hairstyle or join a gym, or it could be something far bigger that improves your outlook on life. Change is necessary for growth and you are more than ready to make September the first chapter of your new life. In October, you might need another pair of eyes to look at a situation that has been troubling you. Expect the unexpected around October 23, and remember that as long as you have your wits about you, all will be well.
SAGITTARIUS: A wonderfully earthy group of planets are lining up on
September 11 to make the impossible possible. Time to ask for what you’ve been wishing for. You’ve been waiting a long time to have something finalized and September seems to be your month for making progress. October has you dealing with a relationship matter that you thought was in a good place, but it seems someone is still not quite settled with where they stand with you. Your job is to remind people that when they say they are going to do something, they need to follow through. Use the full moon energy of October 24 to clear out your garage, attic, and drawers. You are making room for better things coming your way.
CAPRICORN: September starts with a new moon in Virgo in your house of travel. Time to hit the road. If you can’t travel, at least make a plan to do so soon. Being a hard-working goat, you should keep your eyes on whatever excites you and makes you forget about work. Remember taking time off is nothing to feel guilty about. Lay low on the full moon in Aries on September 24, as folks might get combative with you. Your social calendar looks pretty full in October. You might be reminiscing about intense memories from your past. If there’s someone you’ve never really gotten over, you might want to reach out to them and see if they feel the same way. AQUARIUS: Venus, the planet of love, sets off for intense Scorpio on
September 9, in your career section. Everyone at work will be so charmed by you, that whatever you need you will probably get. Mars, the more aggressive planet, will be in your sign for the next two months, so you’ll be likely to let loose with your feelings. You’re not normally this outspoken, but Mars is making you more courageous. Around October 5 you might be changing your mind about a recent decision. It’s OK. You’re totally entitled to this change of plans and you’re bursting with more assertive energy so it’s healthy for you to use it. On October 24, the full moon in Taurus will have you opening your house to all your pals. It’s time for a big get-together but just make sure you enlist help, as you have a tendency to think you can pull everything off by yourself.
PISCES: The moon will contact six planets on September 1, making you
more emotional than usual. You’ll be overcome with the outpouring of love you’ve been receiving from friends and family. It’s OK to let others know your sensitive and vulnerable side. Between September 7-9, you might have an inspiring new friend who points you in a new and exciting direction. Make sure you listen up, and use the new moon energy of September 9 to plant seeds for new beginnings. October is a relatively quiet month. You’ll be plugging away with your daily routines, and then suddenly during the weekend of October 20, the moon will be in your sign and you’ll be in a very heightened state of intuitive awareness. This is another beautiful time to express your feelings to those you love.
Written by LESLIE McGUIRK
Leslie McGuirk, author of THE POWER OF MERCURY (Harper Collins), is a professional astrologer with over 30 years of experience with clients worldwide. She offers private, recorded readings which help clients better understand their purpose in life. If interested in a confidential session, contact email@example.com. Be sure to mention PORTFOLIO Magazine to receive your 10% discount. LeslieMcGuirk.com Portfolio-VeroBeach.com