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Winter 2018

Winter 2018
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Allen Osteen
Indian River Magazine Associate Publisher Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Exemplifying the innovation, drive and persistence of a successful entrepreneur, Indian River Magazine Associate Publisher Allen Osteen and East Coast Lumber and Supply Co. will be recognized with the Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneurship Program’s 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


 
Festivalgoers
Thousands celebrate region’s history at annual festival

Thousands of people visited this year’s Treasure Coast History Festival presented by Indian River Magazine Inc., packing the Emerson Center in Vero Beach for a presentation Thursday evening and swarming downtown Fort Pierce Saturday for an all-day event.


 
Waldo Sexton
Waldo Sexton stories appearing in Indian River Magazine

Thanks to all who attended “Waldo Sexton and the Sexton Family Today’’ at the Emerson Center Thursday night as part of the Treasure Coast History Festival. As promised, here are the links to some of the other Sexton stories we have published.


 
brothers Lee, Robbie and Mike Adams
History Festival to be celebrated in Fort Pierce, Vero Beach

The history of Adams Ranch, which began with the purchase of land at less than $2 an acre 80 years ago, will headline this year’s Treasure Coast History Festival on Saturday, Jan. 13, in downtown Fort Pierce.


 
reenactors
History of Adams Ranch headlines Treasure Coast History Festival

An all-day festival featuring historical re-enactors, ghost tours, historical trolley rides and sessions on historical topics will highlight this year’s Treasure Coast History Festival in downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, Jan. 13.


 
Elliott Museum
BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION 2018

The Elliott Museum is a wonderful combination of science, art, history and more that fascinates tourists and residents alike.


 
A.E. Backus Museum
BEST MUSEUM 2018

A visit to a museum in Fort Pierce dedicated to a legendary Florida landscape artist offers an oasis in a busy world and a chance to soak up the natural beauty featured in the works of A.E. “Bean” Backus.


 
CAPT. BOB’S AIRBOAT ADVENTURE TOURS
BEST ECO-TOUR 2018

The airboat is full, the excitement is building — and with a roar, the boat takes off through the marsh in the Blue Cypress Recreation area west of Vero Beach.


 
FUSION AVEDA SALON & SPA
BEST SALON 2018

If the old you doesn’t reflect today’s you, visit Fusion Aveda Salon & Spa in St. Lucie West to bring out the very best of who you are today.


 
Ocean Grill
BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER 2018

Couples with romance on their minds know just the place to go for that very special dinner, ensconced in a decor and atmosphere as romantic and unique as their feelings for each other.


 
New England Fish Market & Restaurant
BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 2018

Word of mouth has it that the two New England Fish Market & Restaurant establishments are top of the line in fresh seafood.


 
Waldo's
BEST WATERFRONT VIEW AT A RESTAURANT 2018

Anyone who’s been to Waldo’s knows that if you get closer to the ocean you’ll be swimming — and that’s no exaggeration.


 
Casey's Place
BEST HAMBURGER 2018

There’s just something about Casey’s Place that makes being there a pure delight.


 
LORENZO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2018

Lorenzo Romano prides himself on serving the best Italian meals and pizza — and his customers say the same thing when they visit his restaurant in downtown Fort Pierce.


 
Taplow Pub
BEST PUB 2018

Step into Taplow Pub and before you even order you’ll know you’re in a special pub.


 
Living room
Eden on the River

The Hammock is Melynda and Rufus Wakeman’s private Caribbean resort-style estate with panoramic views of downtown Stuart and the Roosevelt Bridge.


 
Sam Hayden-Kaplan and Zach Metz
Right on Target

Putting Sunday dinner on the table is rote for most cooks: buy some frozen poultry or a roast, mash some potatoes, and slice apples for a pie.


 
escargot
Fresh and friendly

When Gina and Jimmy Cunningham met while working at the Admiral’s Table in Jensen Beach, the couple never dreamed that 35 years later they would own the Harvest Table Restaurant and Bar across the river on Hutchinson Island.


 
Leilani Chandler and Bob Norton
Just one look

Their relationship began like the Frank Sinatra tune Strangers in the Night. Bob Norton was playing in a band at the Yellow Submarine lounge on North Hutchinson Island in the 1970s when little did he know that love was just a glance away.


 
Lisa Lugo
The POTTER

Lisa Lugo was busy throwing clay in October, creating 40 bowls for the 25th Anniversary 2017 Soup Bowl.


 
Danny Ninestine
The ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Danny Ninestine has been a role model for generations of students as a coach, teacher, and athletic director at Port St. Lucie High School.


 
Charlotte Glover
The CAKE ARTIST

Charlotte Glover creates cakes that are not just desserts, they are truly works of art.