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Phillip Ellis

Congratulations Venice Urban Forest

     The Venice Urban Forest is being honored with our first Venice Spirit Award for 2021. The local nature-loving nonprofit is being recognized for its ongoing efforts to revitalize a 33-acre section of land running along the Intercoastal Waterway bordering Venice Island. The group is part of Venice Area Beautification, Inc. and its local efforts…

Dr. John Gorsuch

Dr. John Gorsuch Focuses on Brain Health & Recovery

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. John Gorsuch, the owner of Sarasota Medical Acupuncture located at 2030 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. Please call 941-845-0233. Visit SarasotaMedicalAcupuncture.com. Dr. Gorsuch how does acupuncture help to rehabilitate the brain and central nervous system?In the past 10-20 years, acupuncture research has shown what the brain looks like in…

Sandhill Medical Thermography

Yevette Sutter, RN Explains Thermography

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Yevette Sutter, RN, CCT, with Sandhill Medical Thermography located at the Sandhill Healing Center in Port Charlotte at 24901 Sandhill Blvd. Call 941-235-8929 and learn more at SHH.ABMP.com. Yevette, what is Medical Thermography?It’s a proven screening and detection tool for revealing the effects of inflammation and inflammatory processes. The inflammation…

Dr. Aaron Taylor

Dr. Aaron Taylor Updates Taylor Chiropractic

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Aaron Taylor, the owner of Taylor Chiropractic & Oriental Medicine located at 2190 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice. Call 941-493-2688. Visit MyVeniceChiropractor.com. Dr. Taylor, please introduce your practice.We are a full service integrative medical practice offering expert spinal and postural screenings, acupuncture, therapeutic massage therapy, a doctor-supervised weight loss…

Robin Chiusano, LMT

Robin Chiusano, LMT with Total Body Care of Venice

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Robin Ann Chiusano, LMT, the owner of Total Body Care of Venice located at 250 S. Tamiami Trail (Suite 101) on Venice Island. Please call 941-445-3343. Visit tbcofv.com. Robin, what services do you provide at your wellness spa?We offer a full menu of massage and bodywork which includes Swedish Massage,…

The Island Team

Michelle Finley with The Island Team

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Island Team Broker Associate Michelle Finley with Paradise Exclusive Real Estate. Please call 941-208-5353; visit TheIslandTeam.com. Photo is from the annual community calendar and this image honors the Englewood Fire Department. Michelle, what’s the brief history of Paradise Exclusive Real Estate and The Island Team?In 2007, Jim Benson started Paradise…

Mary Erickson

Venice Artist Mary Erickson

     You can sense the reverence of nature in paintings by Venice artist and conservationist Mary Erickson. Her love of wildlife and quiet places flows through the subtle lines and colors reflecting years of attentive observation. Mary’s beautiful art reflects her study of birds, shorelines, habitat, light, color, forms, and the interplay that makes the…

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…

North Port Art Center

North Port Art Center Earns North Port Spirit Award

By Randy Moore – The North Port Art Center (NPAC) is being honored with our North Port Spirit Award. The popular nonprofit organization is being recognized for its sustained support promoting art education and the love of art throughout our growing region. Art in every form enhances personal growth, healing, and a sense of wellness.…

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…