Vero Beach

Vero Beach Residents To Vote On Protecting Park Land

Oct 22, 2014

Shall City Charter Section 5.05 be amended as provided in Ordinance 2014-11 to add the following properties to limit their sale, lease, trade or gift, with listed exceptions, correct certain park names, and delete obsolete language:
Crestlawn Cemetery, Old City Nursery, Block Manor Park, Charles Park, Jacoby Park, Alex MacWilliam Boat Basin Park, Piece of Pie Park, Pine Terrace Park, Royal Palm Pointe Park, Van Busch Park, Lake Rose, Leisure Square, Michael Field.
You are eligible to vote in the City of Vero Beach Election if you live in precinct 17, 19, 23, 24, 25

The Blessing of the Animals in Vero Beach

May 5, 2014

The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County provides an opportunity for pet owners to have their four-legged friends blessed.

The model for the Coppertone baby visits Vero Beach

Jun 5, 2013

Cheri Brand's mother used her as a model for the commercial art for the Coppertone Baby.

A tale of two storms

Oct 3, 2012

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.

A decorated soldier who fought in the Pacific during World War II, Hamner reminisced about the war in an interview with Janie Gould in 2010,  on the 65th anniversary of the war's end.  

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

Where the wild things were: Pocahontas Park zoo

Sep 7, 2012
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.  

Remembering liver sausage and a mule-driven wagon

Sep 7, 2012

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

Local couple trapped otters to raise household cash

Jun 20, 2012

Indian River County native Edna MacPherson and her late husband shipped otter skins to Northern markets, where they were made into coats and hats. They made enough money that way to buy a couple of appliances for their home and pay for a power hook-up from Vero Beach.

Local interest in the 1948 gubernatorial race was intense, because both major candidates had strong local ties. Two Vero Beach men who supported opposing candidates bet a wheelbarrow ride and ice-cream cone on the outcome. 

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