Stacy Boll Explains Importance of Pet Exams

Stacy Boll Explains Importance of Pet Exams – Editor’s Note: Stacy Boll is the Hospital Manager at Englewood Animal Health Center on Placida Road. Learn more at EnglewoodAnimalHealthCenter.com.   As an overview, what are the services available at your center? We offer full wellness care, a wide range of lab work, surgery, dental care with dental x-ray,…

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Expressive Writing is Good for your Health

Expressive Writing is Good for your Health by Amy Scholten, MPH – As a health and medical writer, I had written a lot about human health and wellness. But I hadn’t written for my health. Then I met Thelma, a youthful retired writing instructor in her late 80s with a mischievous twinkle and indomitable spirit.…

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The Health Benefits of Hobbies

The Health Benefits of Hobbies by Daniel Flinn – The word “Hobby” comes to us from the English term “Hobbyhorse.” My father, whose hobby involved woodworking, once built for me and my brother a wooden horse on which we spent hours passing away the time. The Spanish word for Hobby is “pasatiempo” or literally, passing…

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Good Fitness Advice for Adults 50 and Older

Good Fitness Advice for Adults 50 and Older by Paige Lis – I could present a lot of statistics that make the obvious point that a consistent fitness program is great for your health. Instead, I want to focus on the key benefits and strategies after age 50. The realization that we lose both muscle…

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Julia Mercier: Family Tradition of Independent Women

Julia Mercier: Family Tradition of Independent Women – Editor’s Note: We spoke with Julia Mercier, CPA of Mercier CPA Associates PA. Learn more at EnglewoodCPAs.com or call 941-474-9309. What’s your personal history in Englewood? My family moved to Englewood from St. Petersburg in 1974. I attended local schools before going to Brevard College, North Carolina,…

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Preparing for Fleas, Ticks & Heartworms

Preparing for Fleas, Ticks & Heartworms – Editor’s Note: Stacy Boll is the Hospital Manager at Englewood Animal Health Center on Placida Road. The Center is celebrating its 11-year anniversary. Learn more at EnglewoodAnimalHealthCenter.com; call 941-474-8881. What are the services available at your animal health center? We offer digital x-ray, surgery, dental cleanings, ultrasound, boarding,…

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Joyce Colmar’s World of Wine

Joyce Colmar’s World of Wine – Editor’s Note: We spoke with Joyce Colmar, the owner of Vino Loco Wine Bar, Tapas Restaurant & Retail Shop to learn more about her affinity for wine. Visit VinoLocoWine.com or call 941-473-8466. What’s the history of Vino Loco? Vino Loco was the inspiration of a second career after retiring…

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Personal Power Catamarans with Riding The Waves

Personal Power Catamarans with Riding The Waves – Editor’s Note: We spoke with Rachel Wells, the tour manager of Riding The Waves based at Skip’s Placida Marina at 1990 Placida Road. Learn more at RidingTheWaves.net; call 941-208-6442. How did Riding The Waves come about? Russ Pressly, his wife Cheryl and Art Jantzen began Riding The…

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Introducing TerraNichol Academy of the Arts

Introducing TerraNichol Academy of the Arts – Editor’s Note: We spoke with Terra Tominelli, the founder of TerraNichol Academy of the Arts Preschool based in Englewood. Learn more at TerraNichol.com; call 941-474-3000. What makes your preschool an academy of arts and why is creativity important to learning? The visual and performing arts in our curriculum…

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Meet Linda Mercer of Sewing by Linda Lee

Meet Linda Mercer of Sewing by Linda Lee – Editor’s Note: Linda Mercer owns Sewing by Linda Lee located at 3579 S. Access Road in Englewood. Learn more at SewingByLindaLee.com; please call 941-473-7582. What was the inspiration for starting your business? I’ve always liked sewing even as a child. I sewed clothes for my entire…

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Importance of Probiotics & Gut Health

Importance of Probiotics & Gut Health by Linsey Hall, RN, MSN – The lining of your stomach is one of the most important parts to your overall health. It protects you from the invasion of bad bacteria. It also helps you digest and absorb nutrients that are needed to survive. Even more, it dictates which…

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A Better Scoop with Sarah & Kevin Gleba

A Better Scoop with Sarah & Kevin Gleba – Editor’s Note:We spoke with Sarah and Kevin Gleba, the owners of A Better Scoop in Englewood located at 70 S. Indiana Avenue. Learn more about this award-winning business at ABetterScoop.com; call 941-473-2650. When did A Better Scoop open and why did you folks decide to go…

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