Austin's North Port

Mike Austin Introduces Austin’s North Port

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Mike Austin, the new owner of Austin’s North Port, also known locally as Olde World Restaurant. The popular full-service family style restaurant is located at 14415 Tamiami Trail in North Port. Please call 941-426-1155. Visit their Facebook page. Mike also owns Coastal Automotive in Englewood managed by his wife, Kelly.…

Dr. Mary Macedonio

Empathea with Dr. Mary Macedonio

Editor’s Note: We spoke with psychologist and life coach Dr. Mary Macedonio of Empathea located on Venice Island. Learn more at Call 941-867-0867. Mary, please introduce Empathea.Empathea is an integrated medical spa focused on beauty, relaxation and total wellness. All of our services help clients reset and transform in response to various life challenges…

Artist Debra Rhoads

Debra Rhoads is an Award-Winning Artist

Award-winning artist Debra Rhoads of Port Charlotte did early paintings on rain barrels and furniture before showcasing her love for birds, fish and flowers on canvas. The transition has delighted many art enthusiasts who appreciate Debra’s sensitive style and use of bright acrylic colors. A late bloomer, she took up art full-time after moving to…

Music Moves the Soul

Music Moves the Soul with Jennifer Loftus

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Jennifer Loftus, the owner of Music Moves the Soul in North Port. Visit and call 1-808-283-3774.   Jennifer, please introduce Music Moves the Soul?Music Moves the Soul expresses how both sound and stillness can open your heart and make you feel more alive, peaceful and present. Being able to really…

Zollinger Mediation

Freya Robbins Introduces Zollinger Mediation

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Freya Robbins, the founder and owner of Zollinger Mediation, LLC based in Sarasota. Freya has been helping clients throughout the region since 2004 as a credentialed mediator. Learn more at and call 941-366-0202. Freya, why is mediation a sensible option compared to hiring lawyers?Mediation allows for both parties to…

Smart Tesla Glasses

Smart Tesla Glasses with Paul Carey Nester

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Paul Carey Nester, the owner of Gabriel’s Promise representing a line of Hyperlight-powered Tesla Smart Glasses. See the style options at Call Paul at 941-451-9161. Paul, why did you get involved with Smart Tesla Glasses?My mother had Young Onset Parkinson’s disease and for years we searched for the right…

Scratching Post Cat Hospital

Gulf Coast Scratching Post Cat Hospital

Editor’s Note: We spoke with veterinarian Dr. Kandi Norrell at the Gulf Coast Scratching Post Cat Hospital located at 3135 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port, Florida. Her popular practice is certified as a Gold Status Cat Friendly Practice with the American Association of Feline Practitioners. The practice earned one of our North Port…