+ Counselors open East County practice
Envision Counseling Services has opened an office in Ranch Lake Plaza.
Owners Ginger Talerico and Kylee Tuls, licensed mental-health counselors, bring more than 20 years of combined experience within the mental-health field to provide comprehensive care to children, teens and adults.
The practice offers a client-centered, strengths-based approach to meet each client’s individual needs.
Specialty areas include treatment of children and adolescents, family/relational issues, stress and anger management, social skills, life transitions and adjustments, self-esteem, depression and anxiety, trauma and self-injurious behaviors.
Sessions are available by appointment only. For information, call 567-6207.
+ Local dentist earns top-40 designation
East County dentist Dr. Allison O’Brien has been named one of the Top 40 Dentists Under 40 by Incisal Edge magazine, a publication produced by the nation’s largest privately owned, full-service dental distributor, Benco Denta.
The fall 2012 issue of the magazine not only names O’Brien, of Comprehensive Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, as a nominee for the award, but also as a finalist.
O’Brien recently flew to Los Angeles for a professional photo shoot and time with colleagues who also were receiving the honor.
Top dentists were nominated by industry experts nationwide and vetted by an independent panel.
+ Kids supergym celebrates 10 years
After vacationing on Longboat Key in 2000, Scott Bolingbroke was determined to move to Florida. After immigrating to the United States in July 2002 with his wife, Pam, and children, Russell and Kristy, the family embraced a vision for their new recreational facility, Kids Supergym, in East County.
The gym, located at 7337 International Place, Lakewood Ranch, celebrated its 10th anniversary Sept. 3.
“We are very thankful to all the clients, many of them who have been with us for all of the 10 years,” Scott Bolingbroke said. “A 10-year party is in the works. It has been our pleasure to be part of the growth and success of Lakewood Ranch.”
“Our focus has always been to provide a strong recreational program,” he said. “We enjoy watching young athletes progress in our recreational programs.”
Kids Supergym, also has opened a second company, Orange Athletic Products, which sells gymnastics, tumbling and trampoline equipment.
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12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.