A round of applause, please, for Osceola Park, a charming neighborhood southwest of downtown Vero Beach. In the fall, a state historical marker about Osceola Park will be erected on the corner of 19th Street and 20th Avenue. Other Indian River County markers will go up at Historic Dodgertown and the Roseland community. There are many state historical markets on the Treasure Coast, but this will be the first to recognize a neighborhood in Vero Beach. Osceola Park contains an impressive number of early 20th century houses. One was the childhood home of Merrill Barber, who later served a
If it comes to a fight between All Aboard Florida and St. Lucie Village, don’t bet against the village. The tiny municipality north of Fort Pierce has a history of taking on powerful interests and winning. St. Lucie Village – population 599 – is nestled between the Indian River Lagoon and U.S.
Should we add cane toads to the list of alien creatures that have invaded the Treasure Coast? According to the weekly newspaper 32963, which serves that zip code, a resident of the Vero Beach barrier island noticed his 18-month-old English Setter named Major was foaming at the mouth and shaking his head. The owner rushed the dog to a vet, who treated Major for venom poisoning from a cane toad. Apparently, Major had bit a cane toad or licked it or just sniffed it. Cane toads are big. They squirt a milky venom from glands behind their ears that can be lethal to small mammals and harmful
Here’s something to put on your bucket list: Horseback riding on the beach. You know what a bucket list is – things to do before you kick the bucket. A horseback ride on the beach is an experience you will always remember. The only place you can do it on the Treasure Coast is at Frederick Douglass Memorial Park on South Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce. In fact, that’s one of the few places in all of Florida where you can do it. If you own your own horse, you can buy a permit from the St.