The Monday after their father’s death Sept. 22, brothers Lee, Mike and Robbie Adams gathered in the Adams Ranch headquarters ready for work, just another day at the office.
Known today as Crescent Moon, the 95-year-old estate in western Vero Beach has been the location of secret liaisons during Prohibition and a fictional tryst between an American journalist and a Nicaraguan Sandinista rebel portrayed in a Hollywood movie.
Remembering childhood dreams of sugar plum fairies or dreaming up a new holiday tradition to treasure, The Nutcracker, with the familiar score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, very likely is on the list.
Vero Beach artist Deborah Gooch, known for her striking paintings that fuse elements of realism with those of abstract expressionism, started drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon.
As her life was progressing, Elisabeth Gerard, who so enjoyed helping her father in his workshop, had no inkling her love of working with wood would come full-circle in sunny South Florida.