+ 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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28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
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Gullett student wins speech contest
Gullett Elementary School student Hailey Wahlers took home top honors May 11, after placing first in the Tropicana District Speech Contest.
Girl Scouts give cookies a new cause
Local Daisy Scouts from Troop 180 are helping Feeding Empty Little Tummies feed homeless school children in the area.
Dancing group to host fundraiser
Members of KC and the Sunshine Dancers, a group of Manatee County dancers ages 8 to 20, will show off their dancing skills in jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance from 7 to 9 p.m. May 28, as the group holds a show titled "Breaking Ground."