North Port Art Center

North Port Art Center Earns North Port Spirit Award

By Randy Moore – The North Port Art Center (NPAC) is being honored with our North Port Spirit Award. The popular nonprofit organization is being recognized for its sustained support promoting art education and the love of art throughout our growing region. Art in every form enhances personal growth, healing, and a sense of wellness.…

Dr. Mary Macedonio

Dr. Macedonio Introduces Gulf Coast Therapy Center

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Mary Macedonio, the Director of Gulf Coast Therapy Center (GCTC) located in the Tandem Center at 333 Tamiami Trail South on Venice Island. Please call 941-500-9796 for more information or learn more online at Mary, please introduce your center and explain your approach in supporting personal growth. We…

Jean Utterback

Jean Utterback Introduces FYZICAL of Venice

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Jean Utterback, the Owner and Clinical Director of FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers located at 2203 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice. Call 941-408-0670 with any additional questions and to schedule an appointment. Learn more at Jean, please provide an overview about your practice? We are a state-of-the-art center providing…

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…