The Health Benefits of Hobbies

The Health Benefits of Hobbies by Daniel Flinn – The word “Hobby” comes to us from the English term “Hobbyhorse.” My father, whose hobby involved woodworking, once built for me and my brother a wooden horse on which we spent hours passing away the time. The Spanish word for Hobby is “pasatiempo” or literally, passing…

Using Podcasting to Inspire Women

Using Podcasting to Inspire Women by Mickie Zada – Yes, I like to talk, and communicating with other people has become more important over time. Many older adults value meaningful conversations since they are the source of wisdom and inspiration. There are more than 108 million Americans 50 or older, and 53.5 percent are women.…

Preparing for Fleas, Ticks & Heartworms

Preparing for Fleas, Ticks & Heartworms – Editor’s Note: Stacy Boll is the Hospital Manager at Englewood Animal Health Center on Placida Road. The Center is celebrating its 11-year anniversary. Learn more at EnglewoodAnimalHealthCenter.com; call 941-474-8881. What are the services available at your animal health center? We offer digital x-ray, surgery, dental cleanings, ultrasound, boarding,…

Joyce Colmar’s World of Wine

Joyce Colmar’s World of Wine – Editor’s Note: We spoke with Joyce Colmar, the owner of Vino Loco Wine Bar, Tapas Restaurant & Retail Shop to learn more about her affinity for wine. Visit VinoLocoWine.com or call 941-473-8466. What’s the history of Vino Loco? Vino Loco was the inspiration of a second career after retiring…

Introducing TerraNichol Academy of the Arts

Introducing TerraNichol Academy of the Arts – Editor’s Note: We spoke with Terra Tominelli, the founder of TerraNichol Academy of the Arts Preschool based in Englewood. Learn more at TerraNichol.com; call 941-474-3000. What makes your preschool an academy of arts and why is creativity important to learning? The visual and performing arts in our curriculum…

Meet Linda Mercer of Sewing by Linda Lee

Meet Linda Mercer of Sewing by Linda Lee – Editor’s Note: Linda Mercer owns Sewing by Linda Lee located at 3579 S. Access Road in Englewood. Learn more at SewingByLindaLee.com; please call 941-473-7582. What was the inspiration for starting your business? I’ve always liked sewing even as a child. I sewed clothes for my entire…