All American Purification

All American Purification with Sean Kidwell

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Sean Kidwell, the owner of All American Purification along with his wife April. Their store is at 1237 U.S Highway 41 Bypass South in Venice. The company has been helping locals since 1991 with water treatment and filtration services. Visit and call 941-483-4426. Sean, please give a summary of…

Nicole Killian

Nicole Killian SUP Englewood

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Nicole Killian to learn more about her passion for paddle sports and her local company SUP Englewood. The main location is the Bill Coy Preserve located at 5350 Placida Road in Englewood. Call 941-26KAYAK (265-2925). Learn more or book your next trip at Nicole, please introduce SUP Englewood?SUP Englewood…

Christina Parker, MSN, NP

Christina Parker Restorative Medical Center

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Christina Parker, MSN, NP, the owner of Restorative Medical Center located on Venice Island at 706 The Rialto (look for the blue roof). Please call 941-625-0304. Learn more at  Christina, please introduce Restorative Medical Center and what are your primary services?I launched Restorative Medical Center in 2012 to help…

Marie Laforge

Photographer Marie Laforge

     Many locals know Marie Laforge in connection with Mango Bistro, the popular restaurant she owns in Englewood with her partner, Ricardo. Marie is also passionate about photography. Some of her favorite subjects include seashells, water, birds, trees, leaves, seascapes, landscapes, and casual scenes from her trips to Europe and other places.     “I enjoy photographing…

Emily Rivera Jackson

Realtor Emily Rivera Jackson

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Emily Rivera Jackson with Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty in North Port. She’s been buying and selling homes in Florida and Ohio the past 23 years. Call or text Emily at 941-525-4319; visit her website at or Emily, what’s your brief history as a professional realtor?I’ve been selling real…

Dr. Danielson

Podiatrist Dr. David Danielson

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. David Danielson, DPM at North Port & Englewood Podiatry about foot and ankle health issues. Visit or call 941-474-5577 in Englewood and 941-429-1702 in North Port. What is podiatry and what’s the scope of your practice?Podiatry focuses on preventative, conservative and surgical care of the lower extremity. We…

Painting by Kaytee Esser

Kaytee Esser Artist Profile

Local award-winning artist Kaytee Esser moved to Port Charlotte four years ago after living in Jacksonville the prior six years. She was raised near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and completed her BFA Degree in Painting from Kutztown University. We connected with Kaytee to learn more about the pleasures and challenges of being a professional artist.     “For…