Vero Beach – #7 on Coastal Living’s Best Small Florida Beach Towns

Not all coastal communities are created equal, but these idyllic locales stand out from the crowd. Each offering its own distinct character and plenty of things to do, here are some of Florida’s most charming beach towns.

A gull soaring over Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach

A hidden gem nestled on the east coast of Florida, Vero Beach is a nature lover’s paradise. Think unspoiled beaches, salt water lagoons and protected wildlife refuges. With miles of biking and hiking trails, there are ample opportunities for eco-friendly adventures. Then enjoy the small-town charm in the “main street” area of Vero Beach, where you’ll find weekly gallery strolls, a vintage market, and plenty of quaint cafes.

Congratulations to our MSVB Board Member on being honored at the 2018 Laurel Awards!


Awarded to an individual or business that demonstrates outstanding commitment to nonprofit cultural organizations in support of their operations, enabling growth and sustainability.

ABC Printing Company, owner Chris Beals
Nominated by Paris Productions

For over forty years, ABC Printing has been a reliable printing source in Indian River County.  In addition to their expertise in the trade, keeping up with modern techniques and equipment to assure quality product delivery, ABC Printing is led by Chris Beals, an owner who believes in his community; its growth, prosperity and beautification.  He passes on that same belief to his staff, all of whom work as a team in helping everyone who walks in their front door.

Be certain that Chris Beals and the ABC Printing team run an efficient business, while always heeding the call from the non-profit community when it comes to helping…and indeed they do, in the most sincere, welcoming and creative manner.  Whenever approached for assistance, you are welcomed with instantaneous positivity and guidance both artistically and monetarily.  There are countless non-profits that have worked with ABC Printing.  Their support for the arts in this community speaks loudly when driving down streetlight-lined streets donning a myriad of brightly colored banners, designed, created and printed with the help and guidance offered by ABC Printing.

ABC’s mission is about taking the extra steps to make sure that their work is done right while offering the most effective printed communications possible for each of their clients.  They proudly support the community through the arts and non-profit organizations.

ABC Printing’s nomination was supported by Gallery 14 and the Indian River County Historical Society.

The Cultural Council is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Laurel Award Celebration, to be held May 16, 2018 at Riverside Theatre.

Tickets are available at Riverside Theatre’s Box Office, 772-231-6990 or at    VIP tickets are $75 and include the Reception, preferred seating for the stage performance, followed by dessert & champagne toast.  Tickets for the program only are $25.   For questions or more information, contact the Cultural Council, 772-770-4857.

The 2016 Jeane Graves Charity Cupcake Challenge

The Heritage Center in downtown Vero Beach this past weekend hosted the 7th Annual Jeane Graves Charity Cupcake Challenge.  Bakers that entered the contest competed in two divisions, professional and individual bakers.  A total of eleven bakers were in the competition this year,  three of which were in the professional division. Cupcakes were judged in four different categories:  Best Decoration, Best Cupcake, Best Frosting, and Best Overall Cupcake.  The bakers were asked to bring a total of 5 dozen cupcakes to the competition.  One dozen cupcakes will be on display to showcase their work, and the others are cut into bite sized pieces for the public that attended to try and vote for their favorites.

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