Features

Living Legacies

Past and present meet as local youth sit down with members of Indian River County’s African American community and record their memories as part of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation’s Teens Listen program. The exercise not only documents oral history, it provides young people opportunities to engage with their elders while learning about life in days gone by.

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!"

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.

The Thrill of the Hunt

The lure of uncovering Spanish riches drew Terry Shannon onto local beaches with his metal detector. Now one of the area's most successful beach-based treasure hunters, he is often referred to as “legendary” or “the man!”

Separated Together

These days, when so many people’s ability to make a living has been constrained by COVID-19, those of us fortunate enough to have the resources to give have a special opportunity to “make a life.”