Vero Beach Magazine - May 2011

Foundation Of A Good Idea

In 2005, Vero Beach attorneys Brad Rossway, John Moore, Jim Taylor and Mike Swan created a charitable foundation that they believed would help improve the Vero Beach community in significant ways.

In the Swim With Dick Cutrera

“My goal each time I give a swimming lesson is to prevent my student from becoming a drowning fatality,” says Dick Cutrera, a Vero Beach resident and founder of the Dick Cutrera School of Swimming. Dick has been teaching swimming for almost 60 years and has been involved with a variety of water sports since he attended the YMCA in Chicago at the age of 6.

The Philosophy And Fiction Of Dr. Verghese

“Often people want to put two hats on me; one of a writer and one of a physician,” Dr. Abraham Verghese tells his audience at a recent meeting of the Indian River Literary Society. “But I will tell you honestly that I don’t see myself that way at all. I see myself completely as a physician. For me, all the writing comes out of the great privilege of being a physician.”

A New Birth For Battered Reefs

When most of us think about the ocean we envision an idyllic scene: sun-splashed, blue-green waters, shimmering waves rolling to the shore and perhaps a fish or two jumping in search of food. Then there’s Kemit-Amon Lewis who will tell you all is not picture-perfect beneath the surface, especially when it comes to coral reefs.

Putting Its Trust in The Lagoon

“It’s good to be involved with something that’s bigger than you are, something that affects the lives of so many people,” says Higgins. “It’s easy to forget how important it is to preserve natural lands so that our children and their children will still be able to walk through the mangroves, see all of the butterflies, lizards, frogs and other creatures. Sometimes we take it all for granted and we really can’t afford to.”

Attorney Earns Pro Bono Award

Thomas W. Tierney of Rossway Moore Taylor & Swan was honored with the 2011 Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service award for the 19th Judicial Circuit at a ceremony January 27 at the Supreme Court of Florida in Tallahassee.

Dasie Hope’s Tea By The Sea

March 12: Young ladies wore their Sunday best to celebrate the Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center’s annual Tea by the Sea event honoring the Girls With A Future program at the Disney Vero Beach Resort.