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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