Athena by Raven Skye

Raven Skye McDonough is a Mixed Media Artist

     Artist Raven Skye McDonough of Venice loves to experiment and try new things. It explains her natural affinity for mixed media and non-traditional collages. Many of her colorful and interesting creations involve hours of layering different patterned papers to celebrate nature, wildlife, pets, landscapes, seascapes, and the spirit and beauty of life.     Raven was…

American flag

How to Survive our Political Biases

By Randy Moore – My older brother and I are disturbed by different issues. His list includes abortion, the threat of police departments being defunded, and homosexuality. My list includes ineffective gun laws, systemic racism, and voter suppression. Two decent men in the same family seeing the world through their own biases.     Reflecting on our…

Daniela Koci

Daniela Koci Helps Adults Navigate Medicare

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Daniela Koci, a licensed insurance agent and owner of Koci Insurance Services. Her company specializes in helping clients choose the right Medicare plan for their individual needs. Please call 941-462-3653 for a free consultation. Visit   Daniela, please summarize how you help your clients?I represent several major insurance carriers…

Tailored Inspections

Charles Miller Introduces Tailored Inspections

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Charles Miller, the owner of Tailored Inspections, a local company that specializes in home inspections in support of clients throughout Sarasota and Charlotte County. Please call 941-549-2962; visit Charles, please introduce your business service.We are a one stop shop for buyers of homes or condos. That includes first time…

Joanne Stramara

Artist Joanne Stramara Paints for Joy & Healing

     Joanne Stramara of North Port grew up in rural Pennsylvania. Her childhood memories are filled with visions of her Grandmother’s colorful quilts and beautiful flowers. She moved to Florida 13 years ago and finds artistic inspiration from her time in nature and encounters with diverse flora and fauna. You can see her joy for…

Kokokahn Essential Oils

Kokokahn Pure Essential Oils with Traci Dalrymple

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Tracy Dalrymple who owns Kokokahn Pure Essential Oils based in North Port. She sells her high quality products online at and at her office store located at 3545 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port. The website presents information about upcoming workshops. Please call 941-200-5243. Traci received our North…

Anne-Marie Chalmers and Bo Martinsen

Omega3 Innovations Supports Good Health

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Anne-Marie Chalmers, the owner of Omega3 Innovations with Dr. Bo Martinsen. They provide their high quality omega-3 products to customers around the U.S. from their headquarters at 727 Commerce Drive in Venice. Visit Anne-Marie, what’s the brief history of your company and how did two physicians from Norway…

Gary Bolen with Contour Light of Venice

Dr. Gary Bolen Explains LED Light Therapy

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Gary Bolen at Contour Light of Venice to learn more about Body Contouring Technology also known as LED Light Therapy. His office is located at 4140 Woodmere Park Blvd., Suite 2 in Venice. Please call 941-497-7424. A short video posted at provides a helpful overview. Dr. Bolen, what…

CBD Book CBD Naturally

New CBD Book Focuses on 40 Health Conditions

By Randy Moore – Millions of adults are consuming products with CBD oil each. That includes items sold online, as well as in stores, clinics, hair salons, convenience stores, and gas stations. Unfortunately, the widespread availability of CBD doesn’t address issues related to its efficacy, quality, potency, proper serving size, and legal questions. Consumers are…

Katja Dietze with Tigovit USA

Katja Dietze Introduces Tigovit from Germany

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Katja Dietze of Venice to learn more about her two healthy supplement products made in Germany – Tigovit and Tigosol. Katja is the USA Distributor for the company. She’s also a certified yoga instructor and functional aging specialist. Her products are available for sale at Reference HEALTHY10 for an…