Mary Lundeberg

Mary Lundeberg & North Port Couple Earn Awards

By Randy Moore, Publisher – It’s a pleasure to announce the recipients of our two newest awards. Mary Lundeberg of Englewood is receiving our inaugural Wildlife Champion Award, and Clare Harvey and Barry Thorne, a couple in North Port, are receiving our inaugural Inspiring Artist Award. Photo shows Mary Lundeberg. Mary uses her talent as…

Daniela Koci

Daniela Koci Understands Medicare

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Daniela Koci, a licensed insurance agent and owner of Koci Insurance Services. She helps her clients choose the right Medicare plan for their individual needs. Call 941-462-3653 for a free consultation. Visit Daniela, please summarize how you help your clients?As an independent agent, I represent several major insurance carriers…

Marie Bronson

Marie Bronson Owns Three Local Businesses

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Marie Bronson, the owner of Shear Sailing Salon & Tanning, Swirls N Curls Ice Cream and Sunnybrook Realty, LLC. Her businesses have won multiple awards. Call Shear Sailing at 941-475-1855 (Sunnybrook) or 697-3959 (Fiddlers Green). Call Swirls N Curls at 941-460-3805. Call Sunnybrook Realty at 941-474-8000. Learn more online at…

Andrea with Bambooty Bodygear

Bambooty Bodygear for Natural Fiber

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Joe Monach and Andrea Meythaler, the owners of Bambooty Bodygear. You can shop at their mobile store at the Venice or Sarasota Farmers Market Saturday morning and the Englewood Farmers Market on Thursday. Shop online at Joe, what makes bamboo fiber appealing?The initial appeal is the softness. Many of our sales begin with…

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.…

Bryan and Randy Moore

Randy Moore with Fresh Ideas for Healthy Living

By Randy Moore, Publisher – I spend a lot of time prioritizing healthy living as a way of life. It’s always important and especially given the consequences of so much stress and toxins in our modern society. My foundation for better health involves daily fitness, healthy eating and meaningful activities.     I spend at least 75…

Meredith Blain

Meredith Blain Shares Passion for Seashells

Meredith Blain has a passion for seashells and nature. She discovered the beauty and uniqueness of seashells as a child during summer vacations with her grandparents in Huntington Beach, California. Her appreciation was rekindled after moving to Florida in 2010 with her family. Meredith is married to Dr. Timothy Blain, and the couple own Southwest…

Pineapple Gulf Property Management

Introducing Pineapple Gulf Property Management

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Nicole Bass and Barbara Luciano, the owners of Pineapple Gulf Property Management, Inc. The ladies are associated with Glenda McDorman, the owner of Pineapple Gulf Properties, LLC. The shared address is 350 S. Indiana Ave. in Englewood. Call 941-473-0333. Visit to see their annual and seasonal rental listings. Nicole, please…