Claudia Daniels

Claudia Daniels Wildlife Photographer

​Claudia Daniels has been living in Venice for nearly two decades after relocating here from Mainz, Germany. “I came to the U.S. to study English and fell in love with Florida’s sunshine, beaches, wildlife, and the small town charm of Venice,” she said.     Claudia’s creativity as a photographer has been enhanced by her experience in…

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 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.     …

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 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 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…

Phillip Ellis

Congratulations Venice Urban Forest

     The Venice Urban Forest is being honored with our first Venice Spirit Award for 2021. The local nature-loving nonprofit is being recognized for its ongoing efforts to revitalize a 33-acre section of land running along the Intercoastal Waterway bordering Venice Island. The group is part of Venice Area Beautification, Inc. and its local efforts…

Dr. John Gorsuch

Dr. John Gorsuch Focuses on Brain Health & Recovery

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. John Gorsuch, the owner of Sarasota Medical Acupuncture located at 2030 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. Please call 941-845-0233. Visit Dr. Gorsuch how does acupuncture help to rehabilitate the brain and central nervous system?In the past 10-20 years, acupuncture research has shown what the brain looks like in…