The Island Team Calendar

Michelle Finley Introduces The Island Team

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Island Team Broker Associate Michelle Finley with Paradise Exclusive Real Estate. Please call 941-208-5353; visit TheIslandTeam.com. Michelle, what’s the brief history of Paradise Exclusive Real Estate and The Island Team?In 2007, Jim Benson started Paradise Cove Properties and in 2017, the name was rebranded to Paradise Exclusive Real Estate. It…

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Nature Photographer Mary Lundeberg

     Mary Lundeberg is a respected conservation photographer and writer with an affinity for the natural world. Her thought-provoking images and books reflect her deep regard for the beauty and importance of wildlife, and the habitat essential for its survival. “My goal as a photographer is to create appreciation for the beauty and fragility of…

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The Recchia Family

Seed to Table Vegan Eatery

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Christopher and Kimberly Recchia, the owners of Seed to Table Vegan Eatery located at 2357 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice, Florida. Call 941-492-6232. Visit EatSeedtoTable.com to see their full menu and hours of operation. Why is vegan cuisine important to health and longevity?A whole food, plant-based lifestyle improves your health,…

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Scratching Post Cat Hospital

Gulf Coast Scratching Post Cat Hospital

Editor’s Note: We spoke with veterinarian Dr. Kandi Norrell for an update about Gulf Coast Scratching Post Cat Hospital located at 3135 Bobcat Village Center Road in North Port. Her practice has earned Gold Status designation as a Cat Friendly Practice with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Visit GulfCoastScratchingPost.com; call 941-200-5779. Dr. Norrell,…

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Dr. Noel Crosby

Dr. Noel Crosby Earns Englewood Spirit Award

By Randy Moore – Dr. Noël Croby, a respected audiologist and owner of Advanced Hearing Solutions is the newest recipient of our Englewood Spirit Award. Noël has been helping patients in the Englewood Boca Grande area the past 14 years. Learn more about her full service clinic by visiting AdvancedHearingSolutions.net.     Dr. Crosby has been an…

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Daniela Koci

Daniela Koci Helps Clients 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 KociInsurance.com.   Daniela, please summarize how you help your clients?I represent several major insurance carriers…

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Political Biases

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 dark money in politics, systemic racism, and voter suppression. Two decent men in the same family seeing the world through their own biases.     Reflecting on…

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