Author: Julia Douglas

In Good Company

KC Crain is an important leader at Crain Communications, a large publishing company headquartered in Detroit. But when it comes to time off, he looks with fondness to the Thanksgivings he spends in Vero Beach with extended family. Crain says, “When I think of all the business conversations between my parents, my brother and myself sitting around tables at John’s Island and Windsor, it makes me smile … the most important thing is our Thanksgiving together.”

Exploring History

The discrepancy in where Juan Ponce de Leon landed is significant — about 150 miles. Of interest to Indian River County residents is that, instead of four counties away, 20th century historian and navigator Douglas Peck estimates that the historic landing took place in the southern stretch of neighboring Brevard County, just a few miles north of what is now the Sebastian Inlet.

Amazing Grace

Duncan Riefler’s plans of playing basketball for the Wimbledon Hoop Stars were dashed when he tore his ACL in a game in 2009. The injury opened a door for a new love to emerge. Riefler, a Windsor resident, learned to fly and soon found himself purchasing his own plane. Named “Grace,” after Grace Kelly and lovingly restored, the two are up to amazing things.

Deep Blue Bliss

Tatan Nelson, Master Scuba Instructor, is always comfortable in the water, be it as a scuba diver, a photography enthusiast taking shots of exotic sea creatures 60 feet down or as a skilled, graceful swimmer skimming on the surface of a lake or in the ocean.

Boulevard Of Oaks

In the midst of the Second World War, in October 1943, members of the Indian River Garden Club voted to set aside $25 from their budget to plant an avenue of laurel oaks on Riverra Boulevard to honor the troops deployed in the war.