Scratching Post Cat Hospital

Gulf Coast Scratching Post Cat Hospital

Editor’s Note: We spoke with veterinarian Dr. Kandi Norrell for an update about Gulf Coast Scratching Post Cat Hospital located at 3135 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port. Her practice has earned Gold Status designation as a Cat Friendly Practice with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Visit GulfCoastScratchingPost.com; call 941-200-5779. Dr. Norrell,…

The Recchia Family

Seed to Table Vegan Eatery

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Christopher and Kimberly Recchia, the owners of Seed to Table Vegan Eatery located at 2357 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice. Call 941-492-6232. Visit EatSeedtoTable.com to see their full menu and hours of operation. Why is vegan cuisine important to health and longevity?A whole food, plant-based lifestyle improves your health, boosts…

Dr. Mary Macedonio

Dr. Macedonio Introduces Gulf Coast Therapy Center

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Mary Macedonio, the Director of Gulf Coast Therapy Center (GCTC) located in the Tandem Center at 333 Tamiami Trail South on Venice Island. Please call 941-500-9796 for more information or learn more online at GulfCoastTherapyCenter.com. Mary, please introduce your center and explain your approach in supporting personal growth. We…

Jean Utterback

Jean Utterback Introduces FYZICAL of Venice

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Jean Utterback, the Owner and Clinical Director of FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers located at 2203 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice. Call 941-408-0670 with any additional questions and to schedule an appointment. Learn more at Fyzical.com/Venice. Jean, please provide an overview about your practice? We are a state-of-the-art center providing…

Larry LoRe

Larry LoRe Introduces Richard’s Foodporium

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Larry LoRe to learn more about Richard’s Foodporium, the recipient of dozens of awards for its retail expertise and community engagement. The company has stores in North Port, Englewood, Venice, and Port Charlotte, as well as five stores in the Sarasota Bradenton area. Store hours are 9am to 6pm every…

Erica Nabers with son Jake

Acupuncture Reduces Stress

By Erica Nabers, AP – Many adults and children of all ages are coping with some level of anxiety and stress. Sometimes, they don’t even realize it because we’ve been conditioned to accept stress as normal. Our collective busyness and drive to survive and thrive can contribute to our sense of feeling out of balance…

Athena by Raven Skye

Raven Skye McDonough is a Mixed Media Artist

     Artist Raven Skye McDonough of Venice loves to experiment and try new things. It explains her natural affinity for mixed media and non-traditional collages. Many of her colorful and interesting creations involve hours of layering different patterned papers to celebrate nature, wildlife, pets, landscapes, seascapes, and the spirit and beauty of life.     Raven was…

American flag

How to Survive our Political Biases

By Randy Moore – My older brother and I are disturbed by different issues. His list includes abortion, the threat of police departments being defunded, and homosexuality. My list includes ineffective gun laws, systemic racism, and voter suppression. Two decent men in the same family seeing the world through their own biases.     Reflecting on our…