The Vital Energy Store for Vitamin Injections

The Vital Energy Store is a regional wellness center providing all types of intramuscular vitamin injections and intravenous (IV) infusions. The store offers a spa-like atmosphere where you’re greeted by a registered nurse who helps clients evaluate which injection will help them the most. Most clients come weekly, and they also offer discounts for a package.…

Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club for Boating Fun

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Caitlin Podaras to learn more about Freedom Boat Club. She’s the Senior Marketing Manager for the Venice, Florida based company with 24 clubs in Southwest Florida. New members can sign up to become a member online at Inquiries welcome at 888-781-7363. Caitlin, please introduce Freedom Boat Club. Headquartered in…

Finley Family

Michelle Finley’s Real Estate Report

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Island Team Broker Associate Michelle Finley with Paradise Exclusive Real Estate and Parsley-Baldwin Realty on Boca Grande. Call 941-208-5353; visit Michelle, what’s the history of Paradise Exclusive Real Estate and The Island Team? In 2007, Jim Benson started Paradise Cove Properties and in 2017, the name was rebranded to…

Yevette Sutter, RN

Benefits of Sandhill Thermography

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Yevette Sutter, RN, CCT, with Sandhill Medical Thermography located in Port Charlotte at 2484 Caring Way, Suite D. Call 941-235-8929 and learn more at Yevette, what is Medical Thermography? It’s a proven screening and detection tool for revealing the effects of inflammation and inflammatory processes. The inflammation shows up…

Marina Scarr Photo

Marina Scarr Enjoys Photographing Birds

Marina Scarr is an award-winning nature photographer and certified Florida Master Naturalist based in Sarasota. Growing up in Milton, Massachusetts as an equestrian on a farm fostered her curiosity and respect for nature and animals. Her affinity for birds began at an early age when she witnessed an incubator full of duck eggs hatch. Marina’s…

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  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 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 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 Dr. Baker, what led you to practice Functional and Integrative Medicine? As an Emergency Physician,…