Vero Beach http://wqcs.org en The Blessing of the Animals in Vero Beach http://wqcs.org/post/blessing-animals-vero-beach <p><a href="http://www.hsvb.org/updates.asp">The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County</a> provides an opportunity for pet owners to have their four-legged friends blessed.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 19:59:27 +0000 Jill Roberts 43125 at http://wqcs.org The Blessing of the Animals in Vero Beach The model for the Coppertone baby visits Vero Beach http://wqcs.org/post/model-coppertone-baby-visits-vero-beach <p>Cheri Brand's mother used her as a model for the commercial art for the Coppertone Baby.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:29:24 +0000 Jill Roberts 28603 at http://wqcs.org The model for the Coppertone baby visits Vero Beach A tale of two storms http://wqcs.org/post/tale-two-storms <p>One was expected to be dangerous, and did little damage locally; the other was unexpected, and did a great deal of damage. Warren Winchester, a former mayor of Vero Beach, remembers both.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:50:27 +0000 Janie Gould 17789 at http://wqcs.org A tale of two storms Citrus leader, war veteran George Hamner dies in Vero Beach at 88 http://wqcs.org/post/citrus-leader-war-veteran-george-hamner-dies-vero-beach-88 <P>A decorated soldier who fought in the Pacific during&nbsp;World War II, Hamner reminisced about the war in an interview with Janie Gould in 2010,&nbsp; on the 65th anniversary of the war's end.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:55:08 +0000 Janie Gould 17790 at http://wqcs.org Citrus leader, war veteran George Hamner dies in Vero Beach at 88 Long-time resident has roots in Georgia town synonymous with sweet onions http://wqcs.org/post/long-time-resident-has-roots-georgia-town-synonymous-sweet-onions <p>But when Mary Owen moved to Vero Beach in the mid-1940s, she found&nbsp;locally grown onions that were almost as good as&nbsp;Vidalias.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:00:34 +0000 Janie Gould 17255 at http://wqcs.org Long-time resident has roots in Georgia town synonymous with sweet onions Where the wild things were: Pocahontas Park zoo http://wqcs.org/post/where-wild-things-were-pocahontas-park-zoo <p>The&nbsp;early&nbsp;attraction&nbsp;had&nbsp;alligators, monkeys and a large bear named Alice. Janice Johnson's&nbsp;father, Ivy Cato, took care of the park and the zoo animals.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:54:21 +0000 Janie Gould 16606 at http://wqcs.org Where the wild things were: Pocahontas Park zoo Remembering liver sausage and a mule-driven wagon http://wqcs.org/post/remembering-liver-sausage-and-mule-driven-wagon <p>Leona Law Carlsward, who came to Vero Beach in a covered wagon in 1921, also hasn't forgotten her parents' advice about thrift.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:35:41 +0000 Janie Gould 16605 at http://wqcs.org Local couple trapped otters to raise household cash http://wqcs.org/post/local-couple-trapped-otters-raise-household-cash <p>Indian River County native Edna&nbsp;MacPherson and her late&nbsp;husband&nbsp;shipped otter skins to Northern markets, where they&nbsp;were made into&nbsp;coats and&nbsp;hats.&nbsp;They made&nbsp;enough money that way to&nbsp;buy a couple of&nbsp;appliances&nbsp;for their home and pay for&nbsp;a power hook-up from&nbsp;Vero Beach.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:46:48 +0000 Janie Gould 12571 at http://wqcs.org Political wager in '48 race led to wheelbarrow parade in Vero http://wqcs.org/post/political-wager-48-race-led-wheelbarrow-parade-vero <p>Local interest&nbsp;in&nbsp;the 1948 gubernatorial&nbsp;race was intense, because&nbsp;both major candidates had strong local ties.&nbsp;Two&nbsp;Vero Beach&nbsp;men who supported&nbsp;opposing candidates bet a wheelbarrow ride and ice-cream&nbsp;cone on the outcome.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:17:34 +0000 Janie Gould 12345 at http://wqcs.org Political wager in '48 race led to wheelbarrow parade in Vero Backyard mangos became boy's cash crop http://wqcs.org/post/backyard-mangos-became-boys-cash-crop <p>Jim Wilson&nbsp;often had several dollars to spend&nbsp;in downtown Vero Beach&nbsp;after&nbsp;selling the tasty tropical fruit&nbsp;and dividing&nbsp;the proceeds with his mother.&nbsp; The family&#39;s mango tree&nbsp;died after the area received&nbsp;a dusting of snow in&nbsp;1977.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:11:45 +0000 Janie Gould 11950 at http://wqcs.org Backyard mangos became boy's cash crop