Floridays

Floridays
2:18 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Tales from the Ocean Grill

The Ocean Grill is one of Vero Beach's best-known landmarks.

Mary Ellen Replogle, whose family has operated the iconic eatery for nearly half a century, remembers knocking on doors  to collect diners' unpaid bills.  

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Floridays
5:08 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Scrub cattle gave way to Angus herds on Okeechobee ranch

Rancher James Alderman says some descendants of cows brought to Florida by Spaniards 500 years ago lived on the ranch in his grandfather's time.

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Floridays
2:44 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Former rodeo trick rider shares memories

Sparky Dent could do a difficult maneuver known as Roman riding. She would stand with one foot in the saddle of one horse, and the other foot in the saddle of a second horse. She says the hard part was making sure the horses stayed together. 

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Floridays
2:39 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

'Rattlesnake' Johnson made his name in serpent hunting

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake
Credit Google Images

Kay Harvin, a Palm City author, has written about the legendary DeSoto County resident.

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Floridays
2:28 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Pulp fiction writer once lived in Sebastian

Hugh Cave churned out more than 1,000 pieces of fiction before his death in 2004. Vero Beach author Milt Thomas has written a biography about him.

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Floridays
3:27 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Centenarian says dancing has kept her going

Marjorie O'Quinn, who moved to Fort Pierce with her parents in 1924 when she was 12,  says square dancing especially gave her a good workout.   

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Floridays
12:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Retired Jupiter dairy man says happy herds give better milk

Judson Minear, now of Palm City,  remembers a sign at the dairy that advised workers to talk to the cows "as they would their wife." 

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Floridays
3:19 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Raising goats a peaceful occupation for Treasure Coast woman

Darlene Dollins' goats are similar to lap dogs in size and personality.
Janie Gould

Darlene Dollins has a herd of Nigerian dwarf goats on her farm in Indian River County, and sells soap that she makes from their milk.

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Floridays
4:23 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Nature preserve named for long-time land conservation leader

Toni Robinson at riverfront trail that bears her name
Credit Janie Gould
  • Tour of the waterfront trail

The Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail includes a "green edge" of mangroves lining the Indian River lagoon.

Floridays
2:04 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Sebastian fish house a local fixture since 1949

Bobby Judah at his fish house in Sebastian
Janie Gould

Judah & Sons is on the Indian River, which proprietor Bobby Judah says has changed dramatically since his father and grandfather started the business.  

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