Vero Beach Magazine - June 2012

Turtle Time In Vero Beach

A sea turtle floats through a curling wave onto a moonlit beach. She presses her nose to the sand as though sniffing for a familiar scent. Alert for danger, she lumbers above the high-tide line, where the sand feels dry and safe for her mission.

It's Never Too Late To Dream

Peggotty Worthington Gilson, a resident of Windsor, evolved into an architect by a long and circuitous route. Her mother’s brother, John M. Johansen, was a member of the Harvard Five, a famous group of architects who studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard and designed modern houses in New Canaan, Conn., in the 1950s.

The Art of Giving

Americans, as a rule, are a generous lot, outranking every other country in the world on the giving front. The outpouring is greater still in Vero Beach, the reported capital of retired corporate wealth. Beyond buying bigger houses and better cars, all that money tends to procure a sense of responsibility to the community at large and especially the less fortunate of its citizenry.

Darn That Alarm!

It was an old concrete bunker of a building. Giant gears that stirred the paint once manufactured here remained, giving the place a decidedly industrial look. As a dog training school in downtown Chicago, it was perfect.

April In Paris

Fashion lovers were out in full force to support the Hibiscus Children’s Center’s April in Paris luncheon and fashion show at the Oak Harbor Club.

Jake Owen Wows The Crowd

Music lovers filled the Citrus Bowl to hear country music star Jake Owen perform his best-known songs at Mardy’s Tennis & Jake’s Music Fest concert benefiting the Mardy Fish Foundation and Jake Owen Foundation.

Hibiscus Festival Draws 10,000

More than 10,000 people celebrated the weekend-long Hibiscus Festival in downtown Vero Beach. Hannah Trodglen was crowned 2012 Miss Hibiscus in Friday night’s pageant to kick off the festivities.