Floridays

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.  

Floridays
11:50 am
Wed October 3, 2012

A tale of two storms

Hurricane Erin on radar in 1995

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.

Floridays
3:56 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

19th century home, one of area's oldest, to become designers showcase site

The Captain Sewall House, built in 1891, will become an artifact of the era in Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach.
Janie Gould

The Captain Henry Sewall Home originally sat at water's edge, at the tip of Sewall's Point. Now at Martin County's Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, it's being restored, with much of the original cypress and sturdy Dade County pine.  

Floridays
11:00 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Long-time resident has roots in Georgia town synonymous with sweet onions

But when Mary Owen moved to Vero Beach in the mid-1940s, she found locally grown onions that were almost as good as Vidalias.

Floridays
12:54 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Where the wild things were: Pocahontas Park zoo

Alice the bear at Pocahontas Park.
Credit Indian River County Historical Society, Archive Center, Main Library

The early attraction had alligators, monkeys and a large bear named Alice. Janice Johnson's father, Ivy Cato, took care of the park and the zoo animals.  

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