Mission Cafe & Coffee

Spirit Award Winners Announced

By Randy Moore, Publisher – Congratulations to our three newest award recipients. Mission Café & Coffee is receiving our Venice Spirit Award, the North Port Library is receiving our North Port Spirit Award, and the nonprofit Kids’ Needs Englewood is receiving our Englewood Spirit Award. The photo shows a dish from Mission Cafe & Coffee…

ArchWell Health Venice

ArchWell Health Opens in Venice

Editor’s Note: We connected with primary care physician Dr. John Schloff with ArchWell Health to learn about their innovative approach in supporting patients that have Medicare Advantage plans from major companies like United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana, and Devoted Health Plans. The address on Venice Island is 543 Tamiami Trail S. Please call 941-202-6102. Learn more at…

Photo by Mary Lundeberg

Path of the Florida Panther

By Mary Lundeberg – The Florida panther (Florida’s state animal) is the last subspecies of puma alive in the eastern U.S. occupying less than five percent of its historic range. Native Americans revered panthers, but early Europeans feared the powerful cats leading to their near extermination with hunts sponsored by the state. The legal slaughter…

The HyperGlider Catamaran

HyperGlider Catamarans by ProGlider Boats

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Rachel Wells to learn more about the HyperGlider Personal Catamarans manufactured by ProGlider Boats in Port Charlotte, Florida. Learn more and see videos and photos at ProGliderBoats.cool. The photo shows the owner Art Jantzen enjoying a cruise on one of their popular catamarans. Call 941-457-2300. ProGlider Boats manufactures the HyperGlider line…

Venice Farmers Market

Venice Farmers Market Update

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Antonio Hernandez to get an update about the Venice Farmers Market in Venice, Florida. Antonio is the Chief Events Officer for Independent Jones, the company that manages the market and other markets and events in the region. The popular Venice Market is open 8am to 1pm every Saturday year round. The…

Dr. Lisa Turner

Venice Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Editor’s Note: Dr. Lisa Turner is board certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Dentistry. She owns Venice Periodontics and Implant Dentistry located at 1990 S. Tamiami Trail. Please call 941-497-5591. Learn more at VenicePeriodontics.com. Dr. Turner, what is periodontics and why is it important to dental health? Periodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of…

Venice Island, Florida

Visit Collectors Gallery & Framery

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Aimee Odette with Collectors Gallery & Framery and The Island Bookshop. She owns both businesses on Venice Island with her partner, Michael Rank. The bookshop is at 206 Miami Ave. W. (941-416-5511) and the gallery is in the same building at 112 Nokomis Ave. S. (941-488-3029). Learn more at TheIslandBookshop.com and…

Brianne with Green Artist

Visit Green Artist in Englewood

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Brianne (pronounced Bree-en)) Schultz to learn more about her fun boutique and gift store at 457 West Dearborn Street in Englewood, Florida. Photo shows Brianne with her dog Daisey, AKA The Princess of Dearborn Street. Learn more at GreenArtist457.com. Call 941-473-7860. Brianne, please introduce Green Artist. Green Artist is a boutique…

Dr. Karen Helmick

Dr. Karen Helmick Helps Patients with Acupuncture

Editor’s Note: Dr. Karen Helmick is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Board Certified Acupuncturist. She owns Healthy Body Acupuncture located at 1511 Tamiami Trail just off Venice Island near the south bridge. Call 941-228-4688. Learn more at AcupunctureVenice.com. Photo shows Dr. Helmick with her horse Scooby. Karen, please introduce your local practice. Healthy Body Acupuncture…

Todd Cameron

Todd Cameron Writes Florida Crime Novels

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Englewood, Florida based author Todd Cameron to learn more about his series of crime/thriller novels set in Florida. Culture Coffee in Englewood, Florida is hosting a book signing featuring Todd from 10am to noon on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Learn more about Todd’s novels at ToddCameron.net and @toddcameronauthor. Todd, please introduce…