Author: Ann Taylor

The Trust Factor

When Melissa and David Bowser decided to renovate the John's Island condo that had belonged to Melissa's parents, they handed over the keys to a team of carefully chosen professionals, crossed their fingers and waved goodbye. It really came down to the trust factor.

Lifting Up Lives

It’s been 20 years since a handful of John’s Island neighbors gathered around Ellie McCabe’s dining room table, intent on forming a foundation that would fund the capital needs of agencies serving economically disadvantaged Indian River County residents.

A Stroll on the Style Side

Attention fashionistas and art aficionados: Karen Loeffler and Melinda Cooper are once again co-chairing the Vero Beach Museum of Art’s annual Fashion Meets Art, and the Feb. 26 event promises to be bigger and brighter than ever as this time around the featured speaker is trend-setting author, designer and one of the founding editors of InStyle magazine Hal Rubenstein.

The Most Good

Ring, ring, ding, dong, ding — it’s that time of the year again when Salvation Army volunteers can be seen and heard ringing bells outside Publix, Walmart, the post office and other public places, their smiles as big as their hearts

If I Had A Hammer

Since they hammered their first nail into place 20 years ago, members of The Moorings Habitat for Humanity volunteer crew have built 68 homes, contributed $8.4 million and thousands of man- and woman-hours, in effect making The Moorings Yacht and Country Club the local Habitat affiliate’s largest community partner.

Right On Hue

Thanks to her roommate from Skidmore College, Gracia and her husband, Bruce, were introduced to Vero Beach several years ago.

Adler’s Alchemy

The sold-out event, which benefitted educational programs and attracted new members, was such a success that a second “Fashion Meets Art” is scheduled to take place Feb. 27, with well-known American potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler taking center stage.