Author: Patrick Merrell

Crowning Achievement

As a second-generation farmer in Sebastian, Mark Dellerman was the first in his family to delve into pineapple farming. “I’m just a dirt farmer,” he says. “I like to provide a good-eating pineapple to the local community. I barely pay my expenses each year, but to be able to wake up and kick the dirt like I did all my life is a blessing … I couldn’t be any more blessed, being a dirt farmer.”

Fly Away Home

With a new year in the not so distant future, the search for inspired intentions and motivating mantras begins. We're shouting "Cher Ami!" in honor of one humble homing pigeon, whose bravery in the face of danger affected the course of a war.

Sail Away

Model sailboats date back to the Valley of the Kings in ancient Egypt. The Indian River Model Sailing Club keeps the tradition alive at Hobart Park in Vero Beach, meeting nearly every day to race boats. According to the club's commodore, "You get all the thrill of sailing without all the work!"