Jamie and DJ Lovern

Lolablue for Bath & Beauty Products

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Jamie Lovern, the owner of Lolablue, to learn more about her artisan bath and beauty products company. Her flagship retail store is located at 2525 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port. Call 941-564-9207. Shop online anytime at LolablueLiving.com. Lolablue received one of our North Port Spirit Awards in 2022. Jamie,…

Morgan Bettes Angell

Venice Farmers Market Update

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Morgan Bettes Angell to get an update about the region’s popular Venice Farmers Market. It’s open 8am to 1pm every Saturday October through April and 8am to noon May through September. The address is 401 W. Venice Ave. on Venice Island in front of Venice City Hall. Visit TheVeniceFarmersMarket.org. Morgan, what’s…

Nurse Practitioner Linda Ritter

Linda Ritter of Impact Primary Care

Editor’s Note: Linda Ritter, APRN, NP-C, is a licensed and board-certified Nurse Practitioner with considerable experience helping patients with preventative medicine and disease management. Her primary care practice is located at 772 Shamrock Blvd. in Venice. Call 941-786-1385. Learn more at ImpactPrimaryCare.com. Linda, please introduce Impact Primary Care?Impact Primary Care is a personal care center with…

Dr. Karen Helmick

Healthy Body Acupuncture with Dr. Karen Helmick

Editor’s Note: Dr. Karen Helmick is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Board-Certified Acupuncturist. She owns Healthy Body Acupuncture located at 1511 Tamiami Trail just off Venice Island near the south bridge. Call 941-228-4688; learn more at AcupunctureVenice.com. Karen, please introduce your local practice.Healthy Body Acupuncture specializes in pain relief and the well-being of your entire…

The Island Bookshop

The Island Bookshop with Aimee Odette

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Aimee Odette, one of the owners of The Island Bookshop with Michael Rank. Their business is located at 206 Miami Ave. W. on Venice Island. Call 941-416-5511 and visit TheIslandBookshop.com. Aimee, please introduce The Island Bookshop?It’s a sweet and mighty bookshop on the island of Venice at the corner of Miami…

Daniela Koci

Daniela Koci Helps Clients with Medicare

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Daniela Koci, a licensed insurance agent and owner of Koci Insurance Services. She helps her clients choose the right Medicare plan for their individual needs. Call 941-462-3653 for a free consultation. Visit KociInsurance.com. Daniela, please summarize how you help your clients?As an independent agent, I represent several major insurance carriers…