Floridays

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Early Stuart dentist didn't stay long the first time

In the early 1920, Dr. Harry Hipson moved back to Jacksonville when he learned that Stuart had electricity only on Wednesday afternoons. He returned to Stuart about a year later, as soon as he was able to plug in his drill. His son, Dr. Dale Hipson, also a dentist, tells the story.

Floridays
12:00 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Murder trial thrust Fort Pierce into national spotlight

Reporters from all over the country descended on the St. Lucie County courthouse in 1961, when a judge from Palm Beach County stood trial for masterminding the murder of another judge. Stuart lawyer Rick Crary wrote about the case recently for Indian River magazine.   

Floridays
12:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

'Hobe Mountain' rises in Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Author James D. Snyder surveys the scene from atop Hobe Mountain
Credit Janie Gould

Snyder describes the hill as a parabolic dune that was part of the area's ancient coastline.   

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Floridays
12:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Eastern Airlines planes were familiar sight in Treasure Coast skies

Stan Harbourt, who worked as a station agent for Eastern at the Vero Beach airport, calls the midday flight from Miami the "noon balloon." Besides passengers, it carried copies of the morning Miami Herald for local delivery.

Floridays
12:00 am
Sun January 8, 2012

Western Union manager in Vero remembers town's WW II victory celebration

Hilda Harbourt also recalls the intricacies of transmitting telegrams in Japanese when baseball teams from Japan played at Dodgertown after the war.

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