Vero Beach

4:11 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Backyard mangos became boy's cash crop

Jim Wilson often had several dollars to spend in downtown Vero Beach after selling the tasty tropical fruit and dividing the proceeds with his mother.  The family's mango tree died after the area received a dusting of snow in 1977. 

11:51 am
Mon June 4, 2012

The color purple: Citrus man used the hue to make fruit look better

Assorted citrus fruit

Carl Fetzer of Vero Beach painted his packinghouse machinery purple to make his citrus more appealing to prospective buyers.

12:23 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Vero native remembers summers before day camps and Disney

Hopscotch and other simple games kept youngsters busy in the summer.
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When school was out, Marilyn Cato Anderson and other children came up with their own entertainment. She and her sisters played a game they called "J.C. Penney's" in their large grapefruit tree.


12:00 am
Sun January 8, 2012

Western Union manager in Vero remembers town's WW II victory celebration

Hilda Harbourt also recalls the intricacies of transmitting telegrams in Japanese when baseball teams from Japan played at Dodgertown after the war.

12:00 am
Sat December 17, 2011

Local dairy churned out truckloads of egg nog

A retired dairyman says the rich drink was a huge seller, but only between Thanksgiving and New Year's.