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Christina Parker, MSN, NP

Christina Parker, MSN, NP with Restorative Medical Center

Editor’s Note: Christina Parker, MSN, NP, owns Restorative Medical Center at 706 The Rialto on Venice Island (look for the blue roof). Call 941-625-0304. Learn more at RestorativeMedicalCenter.com.  Restorative Medical Center is one of the two recipients of our Venice Spirit Award for 2023. Christina, please introduce the Restorative Medical Center. I launched Restorative Medical…

Sam Cucchi with her Dad Richard

Spirit Awards for Caddy Carts & Restorative Medical Center

By Randy Moore, Publisher – Congratulations to our newest award recipients. Restorative Medical Center owned by Christina Parker, MSN, NP is receiving our Venice Spirit Award, and Caddy Carts is receiving our North Port Spirit Award. Christina is beloved by her patients because of her commitment to their wellness. Richard and his daughter Sam with…

Brian Anderson

FirstLight Home Care with Brian Anderson

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Brian Anderson, the local owner of FirstLight Home Care. Please call 941-208-3109. Learn more at FirstLightHomeCare.com/home-healthcare-port-charlotte. Brian, please introduce your home care business. Our local business is part of the family of businesses nationwide that constitute FirstLight Home Care. It’s our “culture of care” at the local level that unites…

Mission Organic Cafe

Mission Organic Cafe with Jim Glenn

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Jim Glenn the owner of Mission Organic Café located at 231 Miami Avenue W. on Venice Island. Jim and his partner Keith Meyer purchased the former Island Organics and are busy rebranding and enhancing their organic café and superfood and juice bar. Call 941-484-3565. Visit MissionOrganic.biz. Jim, what inspired you…

Karolina Baker, MD

Aven Clinic with Dr. Karolina Baker

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Karolina Baker, MD, with Aven Clinic located at 3976 Destination Drive, Suite 102 in Osprey. She specializes in functional and integrative Medicine in support of patients of all ages. Call 941-500-2093. Learn more at AvenClinic.com. Dr. Baker, what led you to practice Functional and Integrative Medicine? As an Emergency Physician,…

Omar and Khaled

Physical Therapy Doctors, LLC

Editor’s Note: Doaa Talees, DPT and her husband Khaled Temraz, DPT are accepting new patients at Physical Therapy Doctors located at 3976 Destination Drive, Unit 206, in Osprey. Visit ThePTDoctors.com; call 941-966-1227. The hours are 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment. Doaa, please introduce The Physical Therapy Doctors.We are a full…

Zollinger Mediation

Zollinger Mediation Helps Resolve Conflicts

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Freya Robbins, the founder and owner of Zollinger Mediation, LLC based in Sarasota. Freya has helped thousands of clients since 2004 as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. Call 941-366-0202 to set up a free 15-minute consultation. Learn more online at ZollingerMediation.com. Freya, why is mediation a sensible option…

organic food

Eat Organic Food for Better Health

By Randy Moore, Publisher – I’ve lived in Sarasota County since 1999. I’ve learned a lot about health, nutrition, fitness, longevity, medicine, healthcare delivery, human psychology and related topics. Not just from my personal experiences and ongoing study, but also through many relationships with health educators, clinicians and business owners from all walks of life.…

Aimee and Michael at The Island Bookshop

Randy Moore Announces Spirit Awards

By Randy Moore, Publisher – Congratulations to our three newest award recipients. The Island Bookshop is receiving our Venice Spirit Award, Cocoa Yoga Café is receiving our North Port Spirit Award and the Englewood Art Center is receiving our Englewood Spirit Award. The Island Bookshop, owned by Aimee Odette and Michael Rank (see photo), celebrates…

Dr. Lisa Turner

Venice Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Editor’s Note: Dr. Lisa Turner is Board-Certified in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. She owns Venice Periodontics and Implant Dentistry located at 1531 Tamiami Trail South, Suite 701. 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 periodontal…