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Summer 2018
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Cowboy riding at sunset on Adams Ranch
Indian River Magazine wins six awards for editorial excellence

Indian River Magazine took home awards in photography, design, best cover photography and best overall writing during the Florida Magazine Association's annual awards ceremony Aug. 10.


 
Sen. Matthew Quay
19th century political boss winters in St. Lucie Village

The telegram from the White House addressed to Honorable M.S. Quay at St. Lucie, Fla. was delivered on Feb. 3, 1904. It read: “Telegram received. Matter has been arranged exactly as you desire it. Theodore Roosevelt.”


 
view of the Indian River
Fort Pierce memories rooted in Twin Oaks

For 70 years, Twin Oaks has overlooked the blue-green water of the Indian River and its namesake, Indian River Drive.


 
beach bathers
Don’t forget the sunscreen

As the days get longer and the sun gets stronger, it can only mean one thing: Summer is just around the corner.


 
swim lessons
Lessons help Indian River youth stay afloat

Imagine that feeling of bursting up through the water to see sunshine dancing on ocean waves or a pool’s glimmering aqua surface. But what if water evoked feelings of trepidation and danger even as others were enjoying its buoyant and refreshing attributes?


 
Talley Crary
Writer remembers formidable grandmother

If people ever stop to wonder who used to live in Crary House, a congressional office in downtown Stuart, they usually learn it was the home of a man for whom a St. Lucie River bridge is named.


 
naturists beach
St. Lucie beach-goers bare all

When explorers landed on Florida’s coast, they may not have known where they were, but one thing was clear: They were overdressed.


 
scallops at South Fork
South Forks offers eclectic experience

Most memories are created around food: Whether it’s cracking peanuts at a baseball game, dropping a funnel cake at the state fair, or reminiscing with loved ones while sharing the same holiday meal every year.


 
BEST OF OUTDOOR DINING FOR SUMMER
Whether you are arriving by land or sea, outdoor restaurants on the Treasure Coast abound. Here are some readers and staff selected in our summer outdoor dining contest.


 
Kyle G's
BEST FOOD AND SERVICE AT AN OUTDOOR RESTAURANT

A seafood-centric menu and prime cuts of meat combined with great service make Kyle G’s on the ocean in Jensen Beach an exceptional place to dine.


 
Sailor's Return
BEST PLACE TO DINE OUTDOORS

Dine outside on a gorgeous day with a deep blue sky and boats rocking gently at docks in front of you and you’ll be hooked on the Sailor’s Return restaurant in Stuart.


 
Capt Hiram's
BEST RESTAURANT TO VISIT BY BOAT

Capt Hiram’s is a local landmark, popular with boaters who love to cruise in and tie up right outside the restaurant.


 
Square Grouper
BEST WATERFRONT VIEW

Perched above the Fort Pierce Inlet adjacent to South Jetty Park, the Square Grouper Tiki Bar offers a terrific view across the sparkling water of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park beaches and jetty and of boats large and small traveling through the inlet.


 
John Brandon
The thrills, drama of treasure hunting

What could be more thrilling than finding hidden treasure? The glimmer of gold and silver dazzles the mind, makes the heart beat faster and stirs the senses to find more.


 
Sea Lion II
Sunken iconic boat rescued

Perhaps the most famous sport-fishing boat in history has been raised from the bottom of the Indian River Lagoon to fight monster fish for another 50 years.


 
Michael Meier
The URBAN FARMER

When you think of Downtown Stuart, the farm-to-table concept is not the first thing that comes to mind. But in recent years Michael Meier has helped to change that impression.


 
Gretchen Cover
The HARPIST

Former journalist Gretchen Cover of Vero Beach found her calling when she resumed playing the harp after a hiatus of several decades.


 
Tom Deahn
The OPERATIONS GURU

Tom Deahn, director of event management at the Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa, comes from humble beginnings in the small town of Arcade, N.Y. — just outside of Buffalo, where he was his father’s main source of help on their dairy farm.


 
Tuckahoe Mansion
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