Artist Debra Rhoads

Artist Debra Rhoads Loves Painting Birds

     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…

CBD Naturally eBook

Free CBD Book Focuses on 40 Health Conditions

By Randy Moore – Millions of adults are consuming products with CBD oil each. That includes items sold online, as well as in stores, clinics, hair salons, convenience stores, and gas stations. Unfortunately, the widespread availability of CBD doesn’t address issues related to its efficacy, quality, potency, proper serving size, and legal questions. Consumers are…

Anne-Marie and Bo

Omega3 Innovations Provide Omega 3 Products

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. Anne-Marie Chalmers, the owner of Omega3 Innovations with Dr. Bo Martinsen. They provide their high quality omega-3 products to customers around the U.S. from their headquarters at 727 Commerce Drive in Venice. Visit Anne-Marie, what’s the brief history of Omega3 Innovations and how did two physicians from Norway…

Marie Bronson

Marie Bronson is an Award Winning Owner

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Marie Bronson who owns three local businesses: Shear Sailing Salon & Tanning, Swirls N Curls Ice Cream and Sunnybrook Realty, LLC. Visit (941-475-1855 or 697-3959 at Fiddlers Green), (941-460-3805), and (941-474-8000). All three of her businesses have earned multiple awards over many years. Marie, it’s challenging enough to…

Lori Bailey and Wendy Rose

Contour Day Spa Offers CoolSculpting

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Lori Bailey and Wendy Rose to learn more about CoolSculpting and The Contour Day Spa located at 405 Commercial Court (Suite A) in Venice near I-75 and Jacaranda. Call 941-777-4448 for an appointment. Learn more at Lori, what is CoolSculpting and who can benefit from this FDA-cleared technology?CoolSculpting is…

Kokokahn Pure Essential Oils

Traci Dalrymple and Kokokahn Essential Oils

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Tracy Dalrymple who owns Kokokahn Pure Essential Oils based in North Port. She sells her high quality products online at and at her office store located at 3545 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port. The website presents information about upcoming workshops. Please call 941-200-5243. Traci received our North…

Dr. Joyce Ryan

Meet Health & Wellness Coach Dr. Joyce Ryan

Editor’s Note: We spoke with health and wellness coach Dr. Joyce Ryan to learn more about her coaching practice and clinical experience. Joyce is a certified health, wellness and transition coach helping clients throughout the region. She’s also a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner and RN. Visit Call Joyce for a free consultation at 941-224-6423. Joyce,…

Andy Sandberg

Andy Sandberg with the Hermitage Artist Retreat

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Andy Sandberg, who was recently selected as Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat on Manasota Key. He’s an accomplished director, writer, and Tony Award-winning producer born and raised in Manhattan. Visit Andy, what’s your initial perspective on the potential of the Hermitage?The Hermitage has tremendous potential,…

Peter Mason Family

Peter Mason Focuses on Financial Health

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Peter Mason, the owner of Mason Financial Group associated with Raymond James Financial Services. Pete’s office is located at 447 W. Dearborn Street. Call 941-548-3170 and visit What’s your brief history in financial services? I started in the field in 1997. This was in the midst of the tech…

Heritage Oaks Assisted Living

Chris Snider on the Family Spirit at Heritage Oaks

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Chris Snider, the Marketing Director for Heritage Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care located at 7374 San Casa Drive. Please call 941-698-2600 for an appointment. Learn more at Chris, what does family spirit entail at Heritage Oaks? We value the uniqueness of each individual and celebrate the life experiences…