Gero Family

Dr. Michele Gero Introduces Aspire DPC

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Michele Gero, a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who owns Aspire Direct Primary Care located at 415 Commercial Court, Suite C, in Venice (close to Jacaranda and I-75). Call 941-800-1630 for a free consultation, appointment or to schedule a free meet and greet with Dr. Gero. Watch the short video…

Chef Charles Amherst

Chef Charles Introduces Chaz 51 Steakhouse

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Charles Amherst, the owner and chef for Chaz 51 Steakhouse located in the Bird Bay Plaza at 549 U.S. Highway in Venice. Please call 941-484-6200 to make reservations. The current hours are 4-9pm Monday thru Thursday, 4-10pm Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9pm Sunday. Happy hour is 4-6pm. Learn…

The Reisinger Family

Luminary Dermatology Covers the Region

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Elizabeth Reisinger, DO about her dermatology practice supporting patients throughout Venice and North Port. Dr. Reisinger is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with 20 plus years of experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Please call 941-926-6553. Learn more at LuminaryDermatology.com. Dr. Reisinger, please introduce your practice and areas of expertise.I’m part of…

Boca Grande Photo by Shane Fowler

Meet Photographer Shane Fowler

     Shane Fowler has many interests including surfing, biking, skateboarding, and fun times with his wife of 20 years, Sara, and their four children, ages 10 to 16. The resident of St. Johns, located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, also enjoys traveling around Florida to take photos. One of his favorite destinations is Boca Grande.     …

Photo by Mary Lundeberg

For the Love of Gentle Manatees

By Mary Lundeberg – Our state marine mammal, the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), is a subspecies of the West Indian Manatee. Gentle and slow moving, this remarkable animal can weigh more than 3,500 pounds and grow 13 feet in length. It’s always a delight to see one popping their nose out of the water…

Dr. George Rozelle

Dr. George Rozelle Explains Biofeedback

Editor’s Note: We spoke with George Rozelle, PhD with the MindSpa Integrative Wellness Center in Sarasota on Bee Ridge Road near I-75. George is a licensed and certified psychologist and neurotherapist who opened MindSpa in 2004. Please call 941-378-9959; visit MindSpaSarasota.com. Dr. Rozelle, what is biofeedback and how does it help patients?Biofeedback is a process…

Aquatic Therapy

Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy

Editor’s Note:  We spoke with Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist Brenda VanSalisbury about Aquatic Therapy. Brenda owns Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center located at 17162 Toledo Blade Blvd. in Port Charlotte. Please call 941-400-1505. Learn more online at FreedomRehabAquaticTherapy.com. What is Aquatic Therapy? Aquatic therapy is water-based physical rehabilitation that can strengthen your body’s…

Artist Laura Pollak

Laura Pollak is Driven to Abstraction

     Laura Pollak, PSA, IAPS/MC is an award-winning pastel artist who was reluctant about painting abstracts until she attended two workshops. Observing her skilled teachers, Jen Evenhus and Debora Stewart, inspired Laura to create 13 abstract paintings in three days. “I was hooked on the many choices involved with creating abstract art, as well as…