People's Choice Awards for Taste of Vero
This year was really stiff competition for the Taste of Vero awards. We heard really incredible feedback from guests at the event about how the food was better this year than ever before! Thank you to everyone for participating. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
The Outstanding Food award goes to Ocean Grill for a beautiful crabcake and mango salsa!
The Outstanding Dessert award goes to Countryside Citrus for Key Lime Pie and ice cream!
The Best Themed Booth award goes to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty for the mexican theme and Mariachi band!
While there are no awards for second place the voting was REALLY tight, and honorable mentions should go to the following participants:
For Outstanding Food: Vero Beach Yacht Club, Vero's Caribbean Catering, and Osceola Bistro, The Patio
For Outstanding Dessert: Amalfi Grille
For Best Theme: Baci Trattoria...
Norris & Company Real Estate Broker/Owners Gena Grove and Jane Schwiering present a check to Indian River Habitat for Humanity President/CEO Andy Bowler during a recent meeting at the Riverside Children's Theatre. Since 1997, Norris & Company’s Brokers and Sales Associates donate a portion from every sale to Indian River Habitat. In addition, they also volunteer their time and refer clients to donate and shop at the Habitat Home Center ReStore.
Indian River Habitat for Humanity (IRHFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to eliminating sub-standard housing by building decent, safe and affordable homes for low-income, hardworking families who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage. IRHFH offers a hand up, not a hand out. For more information, visit their website at www.irchabitat.org
The winter months in Florida can provide us with some of the best weather of the year. Cool, by Florida standards, lower humidity and just all around perfection in which to enjoy the great outdoors. If being outside and experiencing the beauty of nature is your thing, below are five area parks that you might enjoy:
- Sebastian Inlet State Park – Boat Launch, Surfing, Fishing, Beaches, Picnicking, Camping, Restaurant and Gift Shop
- Round Island River and Ocean Parks – Boat Launches, Fishing, Manatee Viewing, Beaches, Boardwalks, Observation Tower, Picnicking
- Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge – Hiking, Birding, Wildlife Viewing
- McKee Botanical Gardens – Native and Tropical Plants, Gift Shop, Cafe
- St. Sebastian Buffer Preserve State Park – Hiking, Biking, Camping, Canoe Launches, Horse/Equestrian Trails, Geo-Caching, Boating, Picnicking
We just completed the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for this horrific disease. We would like to call out all the other Realtors of Indian River County to follow our lead. To donate to the ALS Association, click here
To view our Ice Bucket Challenge video, click here
Photo Credit: James Northen - Northen Exposure Photography...
Please stop by Norris & Company at 3377 Ocean Drive and enjoy a bowl of gourmet soup as we proudly host the Samaritan Center's 21st Annual Soup Bowl. Proceeds benefit the programs and services for the homeless. Bowl of soup - $5.
Norris & Company Real Estate recently recognized their November 2011 Top Performing Associates.
Jane Schwiering and Bob Faller attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month. Sherry Brown and Jane Schwiering accomplished the highest number of sales.
The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Lucy Hendricks and Beth Livers. Achieving the highest number of new listings was Lucy Hendricks and Beth Livers.
Since 1974, Norris & Company Real Estate has been widely recognized as Vero Beach’s premier luxury real estate firm specializing in luxury waterfront, Intracoastal, and oceanfront homes, condominiums, and golf communities on Vero’s barrier island and throughout Indian River County.
Through their exclusive affiliations, sterling reputation and integrity, Gena Grove and Jane Schwiering along with 39 quality professionals and staff, have created the #1 real estate company in Vero Beach.
With over $2.5 billion in sales in the past decade, Norris & Company Real Estate’s platinum service, sophisticated global marketing, and technological advantages sets them apart from many larger companies in Indian River County and has earned them the distinction of being chosen as an Affiliate of both Christie’s International Real Estate and the Board of Regents for Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.
The brokers, agents and staff of Norris & Company Real Estate recently donated food and money to our local food pantry, The Food Pantry of Indian River County. The generous food donation will supply enough food for 28 people, for a 3 day period for local families in need this upcoming holiday season, said Executive Director Bonnie Simpson. With unemployment in Indian River County among the highest in the region, more families than ever before are seeking basic food assistance.
Jane Schwiering and Gena Grove, the Broker-Owners of Norris & Company, encourage anyone who wishes to donate non-perishable foods to bring them to the Norris & Company offices at 3377 Ocean Drive. All donations will be delivered to The Food Pantry of Indian River County before Christmas.
For more information, please call our office at 772-231-1270. Our offices are open 7 days a week to serve.
The Brokers, Agents and Staff at Norris & Company would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday....
Pictured are the Norris & Company Vikings, Indian River County's Recreation Department youth football team and their corporate sponsors, Gena Grove and Jane Schwiering, Broker/Owners of Norris & Company Real Estate. Also pictured is head coach, and Norris & Company Broker/Associate, Andrew Harper with his coaching staff; Barry Segal, Sadun Suranofsky, Tad Corrigan and Dave Patrick.