Gulf Soles

Gulf Soles Provides Orthotic Sandals

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Mike McFarland, the owner of Gulf Soles with his wife Susan. Gulf Soles sells comfortable Florida-friendly footwear designed to improve the health of your feet. Gulf Soles is located at 2254 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice. Visit GulfSoles.com; call 218-820-4095. Mike, what’s the story behind the creation of your new…

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).…

Kokokahn Essential Oils

Kokokahn Essential Oils with Traci Dalrymple

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Traci Dalrymple, the owner of Kokokahn Pure Essential Oils. Her store is at 3545 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port (941-200-5243). The hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. She’s also at the Englewood Farmers Market Thursdays and the Venice Farmers Market Saturdays. Visit KokokahnEssentialOils.com…

Englewood Nutrition

Introducing Englewood Nutrition

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Mark Caposella, the owner of Englewood Nutrition with his partner Joycee Caposella. The couple helps their clients lose weight with good nutrition and coaching support. A free consultation is available at 941-681-0682. Learn more at EnglewoodNutrition.com. Mark, what’s the scope of your service and what’s involved with weight loss coaching?…

Florida starfish

Aging as a Spiritual Practice

By Randy Moore – I’ve become increasingly interested in longevity as I’ve gotten older. Funny how that works. I coined the term Positive Longevity a few years ago in my efforts to teach myself and others the benefits of a more positive approach to aging. Positive Longevity includes mindfulness and choices related to these 10…

Sarah and Wessex

Foster Fospice for Older Pets

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Rev. Sarah Whitten-Grigsby, the founder and president of the nonprofit One More Day Foundation, Inc. to learn more about Foster Hospice (Fospice). Please call 941-548-1240; OneMoreDayFoundation.com. Sarah, what’s the mission of your nonprofit and what is Fospice? Our mission is to give a loving, respectful last chapter to homeless dogs…

Lee wearing sombrero

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.…