Medical Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Card

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Ty Wilkinson, CEO of Natural Wellness Health Clinics based in Osprey. NWHC provides licensed physicians in compliance with Amendment 2, approved by Florida voters in 2016. The company also sells premium grade CBD products with zero THC. Visit FloridaNaturalMD.com to learn about medical marijuana (also referred to as medical cannabis).…

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Venice Farmers Market with Lee Perron

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Lee Perron with the Venice Farmer’s Market (VFM) to learn more about the operation and its community impact. The VFM is held 8am to 1pm every Saturday through April, and 8am to noon May through December. Visit TheVeniceFarmersMarket.org.   Lee, what’s the brief history of the VFM and how did…

Owners of Tarpon Shores Dental

Dr. Romesh with Tarpon Shores Dental

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Romesh Weerasooriya, one of the owners of Tarpon Shores Dental with offices in Englewood, Venice and Sarasota. The Englewood office is located at 1861 Placida Road (Suite 105). Please call 941-474-9548. Learn more at TarponShoresDental.com. Dr. Mesh, when did you come to Englewood? My family moved to Englewood in…

Eye care

Here are the Nutrients Vital to Eye Health

What are the key nutrients that are good for our eyes? by Randy Moore – You’ve heard the adage about some men being ambivalent about their health until a body part falls off. It’s a cute reference, but it also underscores a problem. Ambivalence can lead to painful consequences. Especially with heart health, but what…

Michelle Finley

Michelle Finley of Paradise Exclusive Real Estate

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Michelle Finley of the Island Team, which is associated with Paradise Exclusive Real Estate. The company has three offices located in Englewood, Boca Grande and South Gulf Cove. Visit TheIslandTeam.com; call 941-208-5353. Michelle, what’s your history as a realtor in our community? We moved to Englewood in 2006 from Colorado.…

Highly Sensitive People

Understanding Highly Sensitive People

Is Sensitivity a Gift or a Curse by Amy Scholten, MPH – In the early 1970s, my parents took me to a rock music festival. I covered my ears. It was too loud. To this day, I’m overwhelmed by too much sensory input—noise, crowds, violent movies, bright lights, and busy lifestyles. I thrive on quiet…

Positive Longevity

Ten Factors of Positive Longevity

Ten Factors of Positive Longevity by Randy Moore – I’ve made presentations and hosted group conversations about the nuances and benefits of Positive Longevity. Many of my insights stem from my study of Blue Zone communities around the world. A Blue Zone community is a place where adults live longer with less problems with chronic…