Renee Gillis Family

Renee Gillis Introduces Norwex

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Renee Gillis, an independent sales consultant with Norwex living in Rotonda West. The Norwegian-based company has been providing products around the world for 25 years. Please call 404-281-9025. Visit Renee, please introduce Norwex to our readers. Norwex is a direct sales company celebrating 25 years of providing healthy, eco-friendly…

Ty Wilkinson owns Natural Wellness Organics

Premium CBD Products at Natural Wellness Organics

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Ty Wilkinson, the owner of Natural Wellness Organics. His company sells a line of high-quality THC-free CBD products at You can also buy products at their clinic Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) located at 698 S. Tamiami Trail in Osprey. Call 941-584-9840. Ty, please introduce your company Natural Wellness Organics. We’re a…

Realtor Erin Halstead

Meet Realtor Erin Halstead with Michael Saunders

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Erin Halstead, a professional realtor with Michael Saunders & Company based in Englewood. Please call 941-270-0539 or click here to visit her website. Erin, tell our readers about your roots in Englewood including some of your civic positions? I grew up in Englewood and have some very fond memories of…

Gene Dole of Englewood

Gene Dole was Part of the Famous Lucy Expedition

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Gene Dole of Englewood, Florida about being part of the expedition in 1974 that discovered the fossil of a new species called Australopithecus afarensis. Lucy is widely regarded as one of the most important fossils ever discovered. How did you get involved with the team that discovered Lucy in Ethiopia?…

Provision Laser Eye Center

My Experience with Cataract Surgery

By Daniel Flinn – “You have cataracts,” my ophthalmologist announced. “Great,” I replied. “When can I get those new lenses implanted?” I’d done my homework and realized the new lenses would correct nearly all the astigmatism interfering with my vision. A few weeks later, I had nearly 20/20 vision without my glasses. I still wear…


One More Day Receives Englewood Spirit Award

By Randy Moore, Publisher & Editor      I’m very pleased to announce that One More Day, a nonprofit foundation, is the newest recipient of our Englewood Spirit Award. The group is being recognized for their efforts to provide rescue dogs with foster hospice in private, peaceful and loving homes. I’ll be presenting the award in…


Gynecologist James Kondrup, MD Joins GCMG

Editor’s Note: Dr. James Kondrup is a board-certified gynecologist and teacher with 30 plus years of experience. He’s accepting new patients at the GCMG Women’s Health & Wellness Center located at 8431 Pointe Loop Drive in south Venice. Please call 941-207-5330. Dr. Kondrup, where did you work previously and what brought you to this part…


Health and Balance with Erica Nabers, AP

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Erica Nabers, an Acupuncture Physician and owner of North Port Acupuncture located at 14888 Tamiami Trail in North Port. Please call 941-423-1500 for a free consultation. Visit How did you get involved with acupuncture and natural health? I was in the nursing field previously using natural health approaches when…