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Attention new business owners! The Small Business Development Center helps new businesses start the right way, and ‘birth’ their dreams into reality. There is value in doing things right the first time, without paying unnecessary fees. Both Patti Guerzo and Sue Craig are here to provide the counsel to create a headache-free launch. For access to no-cost business consulting, simply click this link.

Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary is a forever home to unwanted or abandoned exotic “zoo type” animals and is now open for guided tours only. See these magnificent animals from 6 ft away, enjoying enrichment activities while you hear their stories from volunteer tour guides. The tours are educational and fun for the whole family! Book a tour online at Donations are also accepted online under the “Donations” tab.  Volunteers are always needed. Call (239) 543-1130 for more information.

Why wait? Give your employees the gift of a better lifestyle today! Gulfcoast South AHEC offers FREE tobacco cessation counseling and FREE Nicotine Replacement in the form of patches, gum and/or lozenges at no cost for qualifying participants. As part of Tobacco Free Florida’s in-person/virtual Group Quit sessions, we are here to help. Call 866-534-7909 or visit to register today.

Meet Patrick Lewis, the dedicated builder/owner behind Sharp Development, boasting over 40 years experience of unwavering excellence. Renowned for his commitment to quality and client satisfaction, Patrick leads with a rare blend of passion and precision. With each project, he upholds a standard of craftsmanship that sets Sharp Development apart, ensuring every client's vision becomes a reality. Join us in celebrating Patrick's legacy of excellence and his continued dedication to building with integrity and distinction 941-764-8243.

Don’t forget, Buffalo Graffix has moved to 17960 Toledo Blade Blvd in Port Charlotte! The Sales and Customer Service Team is excited to see you and help you start your next Print or Design project Whether it’s Promotional Products, Direct Mailers, Imprinted Apparel and Uniforms or Graphic and Web Design, Signs and Wraps, or Fleet Graphics. We are your one stop shop for it all! Our hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30-5:00PM. We look forward to seeing you.

Help us bring smiles to the faces of grieving children this Mother & Father's Day!  We're reaching out to our amazing community for support in organizing special activities to honor the memories of their beloved parents. Every donation helps us create a safe and supportive space where our children can find comfort and joy during a difficult time. Your generosity can make a world of difference to these young hearts. Join us in spreading love and light this Mother & Father's Day. Help us bring warmth and happiness to those who need it most. Contact us today if interested at or 941-769-4915

Gifting a car for graduation? Smart choice! But don't forget long-term expenses. While a flashy car might seem tempting, maintenance costs can significantly impact the total ownership experience. Choose a car that fits their overall budget, including the maintenance costs. If you have questions and want to compare maintenance costs on a vehicle, call Mary at Complete Auto Repair (941) 623-2926 for an appointment.

CV Screening is a family-owned screen repair company in Port Charlotte, Florida. We offer full re-screens and single-panel repairs for your patio, lanai, or front entrance. Call us now at (941) 539-6868 to schedule your FREE ESTIMATE! "Every Panel is Guaranteed."

Did you know that Murdock Stones Etc. sells pavers and stepping stones? When it comes to pavers, we are the "I need it yesterday" store. We have 3 beautiful colors that we normally carry at least 20 pallets of. Check them out at:  7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox), 590 Prineville St. in Port Charlotte (across from Home Star Storage). 941-629-6651.