Floridays

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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Floridays
12:35 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Remembering liver sausage and a mule-driven wagon

Leona Law Carlsward, who came to Vero Beach in a covered wagon in 1921, also hasn't forgotten her parents' advice about thrift.

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