Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT South VEnice, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in South VEnice, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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With the 2022 high school football season here we are previewing the Top 25 teams in our Florida Top 25 rankings that we have already debuted on Varsity Sports Network’s Florida Gridiron Report last week. Rankings for the Florida Top 25 will be updated each Wednesday night on the Florida Gridiron Report and on FloridaHSFootball.com along with all classification rankings.Head Coach: John Peacock, 16th yearClassification & District: 4S-142021 Record: 1...
With the 2022 high school football season here we are previewing the Top 25 teams in our Florida Top 25 rankings that we have already debuted on Varsity Sports Network’s Florida Gridiron Report last week. Rankings for the Florida Top 25 will be updated each Wednesday night on the Florida Gridiron Report and on FloridaHSFootball.com along with all classification rankings.
Head Coach: John Peacock, 16th year
Classification & District: 4S-14
2021 Record: 14-1
Key Athletes: DE Damon Wilson, Sr; S Elliot Washington, Sr; TE Fin Jones, Sr; QB Brooks Bentley, Sr; DL Trenton Kintigh, Sr; QB Michael Valentino, Jr;
Kickoff 7:30 PM ET unless noted
* – Denotes District Game
Fri. 8/26 (Week 1) – Miami Northwestern
Fri. 9/2 (Week 2) – Naples
Fri. 9/9 (Week 3) – BYE WEEK
Fri. 9/16 (Week 4) – Baltimore St. Frances Academy, Md., 8 (ESPN game)
Fri. 9/23 (Week 5) – Sanford Seminole
Fri. 9/30 (Week 6) – @ Sarasota Riverview*
Fri. 10/7 (Week 7) – Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
Fri. 10/14 (Week 8) – Sarasota*
Fri. 10/21 (Week 9) – Palmetto
Fri. 10/28 (Week 10) – Bradenton IMG Academy White
Fri. 11/4 (Week 11) – Clearwater Academy International
Season Outlook: Venice is coming off its second state championship victory in the last five years and the expectations are riding very high for the Indians going into 2022. For Coach Peacock’s group, they have found a way again to schedule some very tough and very challenging opponents that will test them from the start of the regular season to the end of the regular season to prepare them for another deep playoff run. While the quarterback position will be in the hands of a newcomer to lead the offense after the graduation of Ryan Browne, however on defense players like Dameon Wilson and Trenton Kintigh are back and will anchor a very explosive defensive line that was part of the defense that helped the Indians win the state championship in 2021. With that said, the Indians should be able to make the playoffs easily thanks to their three-team district with Sarasota Riverview and Sarasota being their district opponents.
Thursday, September 22ndCITYNONLEAGUECleveland at Carson, 7:30 p.m.University Pathways at Hawkins, 4:30 p.m.View Park at Marquez, 7:30 p.m.SOUTHERN SECTIONGOLDEN LEAGUEEastside at Antelope Valley, 7 p.m.MONTVIEW LEAGUEWorkman vs. Gladstone at Citrus College, 7 p.m.ORANGE COAST LEAGUESaddleback vs. Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at Segerstrom, 7:30 p.m.NONLEAGUEAnaheim vs. Garden Grove Santiago at Garden Grove, 7 p.m.Aquinas vs. Riverside Notre ...
Thursday, September 22nd
Cleveland at Carson, 7:30 p.m.
University Pathways at Hawkins, 4:30 p.m.
View Park at Marquez, 7:30 p.m.
Eastside at Antelope Valley, 7 p.m.
Workman vs. Gladstone at Citrus College, 7 p.m.
ORANGE COAST LEAGUE
Saddleback vs. Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at Segerstrom, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim vs. Garden Grove Santiago at Garden Grove, 7 p.m.
Aquinas vs. Riverside Notre Dame at San Bernardino Valley College, 7 p.m.
Calabasas vs. Crescenta Valley at Glendale HS, 7 p.m.
Colton vs. Big Bear at Big Bear MS (Big Bear Lake), 7 p.m.
El Dorado at Chino, 7 p.m.
Garden Grove at Western, 7 p.m.
Norco at Corona Santiago, 7 p.m.
Rio Hondo Prep vs. Savanna at Glover Stadium, 7 p.m.
San Jacinto Valley Academy at Don Lugo, 7 p.m.
Sierra Vista vs. Covina at Covina District Field (Covina), 7 p.m.
Wilmington Banning vs. Garden Grove Pacifica at Bolsa Grande, 7 p.m.
Chadwick at Rolling Hills Prep, 6:30 p.m.
Thacher at Flintridge Prep, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 23rd
EAST VALLEY LEAGUE
Arleta at Monroe, 7:30 p.m.
Grant at Chavez, 7:30 p.m.
Sun Valley Poly at North Hollywood, 7 p.m.
Bell at Legacy, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Roosevelt at South East, 7 p.m.
South Gate at Garfield, 7 p.m.
VALLEY MISSION LEAGUE
Canoga Park at San Fernando, 7:30 p.m.
Panorama at Sylmar, 7:30 p.m.
Reseda at Granada Hills Kennedy, 7:30 p.m.
Angelou at Santee, 7 p.m.
Belmont at West Adams, 4 p.m.
Crenshaw at Franklin, 7 p.m.
Dymally at San Pedro, 7:30 p.m.
Fremont at Los Angeles Jordan, 7:30 p.m.
Gardena vs. King/Drew at Los Angeles Harbor College, 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson vs. Dorsey at Rancho Cienega Park, 7:30 p.m.
Locke at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles University at Maywood CES, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Wilson at Hollywood, 4:30 p.m.
Rancho Dominguez at Rivera, 4:30 p.m.
Verdugo Hills at Van Nuys, 7 p.m.
CAMINO REAL LEAGUE
Bishop Montgomery at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
Bosco Tech at Mary Star, 3 p.m.
Verbum Dei at Salesian, 7 p.m.
Camarillo at Royal, 7 p.m.
Newbury Park at Thousand Oaks, 7 p.m.
Oak Park at Moorpark, 7 p.m.
Dos Pueblos at Channel Islands, 7 p.m.
Oxnard at Buena, 7 p.m.
Oxnard Pacifica at Ventura, 7 p.m.
Rio Mesa at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
Anza Hamilton at Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian, 7 p.m.
DESERT VALLEY LEAGUE
Cathedral City at Indio, 7 p.m.
Coachella Valley at Banning, 7 p.m.
Twentynine Palms at Desert Mirage, 7 p.m.
Yucca Valley at Desert Hot Springs, 7 p.m.
Castaic at Valencia, 7 p.m.
Hart vs. Golden Valley at Canyon Country Canyon, 7 p.m.
West Ranch vs. Saugus at College of Canyons, 7 p.m.
Knight at Palmdale, 7 p.m.
Lancaster at Quartz Hill, 7 p.m.
Littlerock at Highland, 7 p.m.
California Military at Nuview Bridge, 7 p.m.
St. Jeanne de Lestonnac at Sherman Indian, 7 p.m.
Bassett at Ganesha, 7 p.m.
Garey at La Puente, 7 p.m.
Azusa at Duarte, 7 p.m.
Lakewood at Cabrillo, 7 p.m.
Long Beach Jordan at Millikan, 7 p.m.
Long Beach Wilson vs. Compton at Compton College, 7 p.m.
ORANGE COAST LEAGUE
Estancia vs. Santa Ana at Santa Ana Stadium, 7 p.m.
Orange at St. Margaret’s, 7 p.m.
Adelanto at Upland, 7 p.m.
Alemany at Lawndale, 7 p.m.
Aliso Niguel vs. Fountain Valley at Huntington Beach, 7 p.m.
Alta Loma at Los Osos, 7 p.m.
Anaheim Canyon at Brea Olinda, 7 p.m.
Arcadia at Nordhoff, 7 p.m.
Arroyo at El Segundo, 7 p.m.
Artesia vs. Los Amigos at Garden Grove, 7 p.m.
Beckman at Irvine, 7 p.m.
Bishop Amat at Damien, 7 p.m.
Bloomington at La Quinta, 7 p.m.
Bolsa Grande vs. Godinez at Santa Ana Valley, 7 p.m.
Bonita at Claremont, 7 p.m.
Burbank Burroughs at Harvard-Westlake, 7 p.m.
Cajon at Etiwanda, 7 p.m.
California at Los Altos, 7 p.m.
Canyon Springs at Arlington, 7 p.m.
Capistrano Valley vs. Cypress at Western, 7 p.m.
Chaffey at Moreno Valley, 7 p.m.
Charter Oak at West Covina, 7 p.m.
Chino Hills vs. Foothill at Tustin, 7 p.m.
Citrus Valley at Ayala, 7 p.m.
Colony at Jurupa Hills, 7 p.m.
Compton Centennial at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Corona at Vista del Lago, 7 p.m.
Culver City vs. La Serna at California, 7 p.m.
Dana Hills at Eisenhower, 7 p.m.
Diamond Bar at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m.
Diamond Ranch vs. Glendora at Citrus College, 7 p.m.
El Modena at San Juan Hills, 7 p.m.
El Rancho at Norwalk, 7 p.m.
El Toro at Tesoro, 7 p.m.
Firebaugh at Beverly Hills, 7 p.m.
Gahr at Crean Lutheran, 7 p.m.
Grand Terrace at Riverside North, 7 p.m.
Hesperia vs. Granite Hills at Apple Valley, 7 p.m.
Indian Springs at West Valley, 7 p.m.
La Palma Kennedy vs. Katella at Glover Stadium, 7 p.m.
Laguna Beach at Lakeside, 7 p.m.
Laguna Hills vs. Woodbridge at Irvine University, 7 p.m.
Liberty at San Gorgonio, 7 p.m.
Loyola at Oaks Christian, 7 p.m.
Magnolia at Westminster, 7 p.m.
Marina vs. St. Anthony at St. Pius X-St. Matthias, 7 p.m.
Mira Costa vs. Villa Park at El Modena, 7 p.m.
Mission Viejo at Leuzinger, 7 p.m.
Nogales at Rowland, 7 p.m.
Norte Vista at Redlands, 7 p.m.
Northwood at Portola, 7 p.m.
Ocean View vs. Rancho Alamitos at Bolsa Grande, 7 p.m.
Ontario at Hacienda Heights Wilson, 7 p.m.
Paloma Valley at Orange Vista, 7 p.m.
Paraclete at Eastvale Roosevelt, 7 p.m.
Perris at Pacific, 7 p.m.
Rancho Verde at Silverado, 7 p.m.
Redondo at West Torrance, 7 p.m.
Rialto at Hemet, 7 p.m.
San Bernardino at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.
San Clemente at Murrieta Valley, 7 p.m.
San Dimas at Monrovia, 7 p.m.
San Gabriel at Temple City, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe at Rosemead, 7 p.m.
Serrano at Victor Valley, 7 p.m.
Silver Valley at Maranatha, 7 p.m.
South El Monte at Glendale, 7 p.m.
South Torrance vs. Santa Monica at Santa Monica College, 7 p.m.
St. Genevieve at Campbell Hall, 6 p.m.
Sultana vs. Riverside Poly at King, 7 p.m.
Sunny Hills vs. Northview at Covina District Field (Covina), 7 p.m.
Trabuco Hills at Segerstrom, 7 p.m.
Vasquez at Fillmore, 7 p.m.
Viewpoint at El Monte, 7 p.m.
Vista Murrieta at Rancho Cucamonga, 7 p.m.
Walnut at Montclair, 7 p.m.
Westminster La Quinta at Century, 7 p.m.
Whittier at Bellflower, 7 p.m.
Whittier Christian vs. Arrowhead Christian at Yucaipa, 7 p.m.
Barstow at Blythe Palo Verde Valley, 7 p.m.
Birmingham at Hueneme, 7 p.m.
Bishop at Rim of the World, 7 p.m.
Brentwood at Palisades, 6 p.m.
Dominguez at Narbonne, 7 p.m.
Eagle Rock at Pomona, 7:30 p.m.
Hoover at Los Angeles Marshall, 3 p.m.
La Salle at East Bakersfield, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles vs. Morningside at Coleman Stadium (Inglewood), 7 p.m.
Manual Arts at Lynwood, 2:30 p.m.
Modesto Central Catholic at St. John Bosco, 7 p.m.
Servite at La Mesa Helix, 7 p.m.
Venice at Paramount, 7 p.m.
Fulton at Sotomayor, 7 p.m.
New Designs University Park vs. North Valley Military Institute at Valley Oaks CES, 7 p.m.
Torres at East Valley, 7 p.m.
Chadwick at Rolling Hills Prep, 6:30 p.m.
Downey Calvary Chapel vs. Academy of Careers & Exploration at Helendale Community Park (Helendale), 7 p.m.
Hesperia Christian vs. Avalon at Machado Field (Avalon), 5 p.m.
Leadership Military at Grace Brethren, 3:30 p.m.
Sage Hill at Faith Baptist, 4 p.m.
University Careers and Sports Academy vs. Southlands Christian at Nogales, 7 p.m.
Lebec Frazier Mountain at Lancaster Baptist, 7 p.m.
Lone Pine at Cornerstone Christian, 7 p.m.
Malibu vs. USC Hybrid at Los Angeles Southwest College, 6:30 p.m.
San Marcos St. Joseph Academy at California Lutheran, 7 p.m.
Trona at Lucerne Valley, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 24th
Webb vs. Temecula Prep at Heritage, 7 p.m.
Santa Paula vs. Trinity Classical Academy at Valencia, 7:30 p.m.
Cuyama Valley vs. Calvary Baptist at Damien, 6 p.m.
Santa Clara at Cate, 2 p.m.
Villanova Prep at Coast Union, 5 p.m.
Windward vs. Hillcrest Christian at Oaks Christian, 6 p.m.
Animo Robinson at Laguna Blanca, 1 p.m.
Santa Maria Valley Christian vs. Monterey Trinity Christian at Pacific Grove, 12:30 p.m.
St. Augustine (Fla.) Florida School for the Deaf and Blind at CSDR, 4 p.m.
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Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe Circus Arts Conservatory recently benefited from eight significant grants from area foundations. The funding is already positively impacting the CAC’s youth education, circus arts training and overall performance programs.Three grants have been awarded in support of the unique science curriculum developed by the CAC. The curriculum utilizes circus arts activities to demonstrate Newton’s laws of motion and incorporates the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and access....
The Circus Arts Conservatory recently benefited from eight significant grants from area foundations. The funding is already positively impacting the CAC’s youth education, circus arts training and overall performance programs.
Three grants have been awarded in support of the unique science curriculum developed by the CAC. The curriculum utilizes circus arts activities to demonstrate Newton’s laws of motion and incorporates the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
This is the only such curriculum certified by the Florida Department of Education. It has proven highly effective over eight years, with circus science students scoring 96% passing grades on state assessment science tests, as compared to state average scores of 65%.
A $20,000 grant through the Eugene F. and Elizabeth Hull Fund and Bishop-Parker Foundations Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation is currently supporting the circus science program for K-5 students at Myakka Elementary, Bayshore Elementary and Manatee Elementary schools.
A $3,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay Foundation is funding the science curriculum for about 200 fifth-grade students at Brentwood and Wilkinson Elementary schools, both of which are Title I schools.
Additionally, a $5,000 recurring grant from the Venice Golf & Country Club Foundation is producing indisputable learning gains for South County middle school science students.
Two sustaining scholarship grants totaling $11,000 have been received from the Island Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Siesta Key Foundation to help Sailor Circus Academy students develop both life and performance skills.
Two additional major grants from the William H. Donner Foundation ($20,000) and The Exchange ($10,000) are underwriting the Sailor Circus holiday show as well as capital improvements at the Sailor Circus Arena.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has awarded the CAC a $40,000 Arts Appreciation Grant, the second year the CAC has received this grant. This funding, which is made possible through the Ina L. Donnan Field of Interest Fund and the Venice Endowment Fund, is intended to further CAC’s mission across all program and performance areas.
The CAC’s youth circus arts training program is delivered through its Sailor Circus Academy at the recently renovated Sailor Circus Arena, in Sarasota.
Canandaigua National Trust Company of Florida is supporting the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast with a $500 donation in 2022.
The foundation partners with willing landowners, donors and local governments to permanently protect land, ensure wildlife habitat is preserved, protect shoreline and water access, and provide recreational access.
Additionally, the Foundation offers free educational programming. It serves as a regional voice for conservation, helping state and local decision makers with strategies that shape smart conservation decisions.
Canandaigua, an affiliate of Canandaigua National Corporation, provides a suite of services tailored to its customers’ wealth management needs.
Sarasota Herald-TribuneAs part of Easterseals professional development program, five early childhood educators from the Lily Preschool attended the Child Development Associate course July 29-31, in Orlando. The CDA course consisted of 30 hours of lecture and study hall, teaching techniques, skills and tools for individuals on their way to becoming early childhood teachers.The course also included math, language and literature. At the completion of the course, attendees were certified to teach preschool classes throughout the Un...
As part of Easterseals professional development program, five early childhood educators from the Lily Preschool attended the Child Development Associate course July 29-31, in Orlando. The CDA course consisted of 30 hours of lecture and study hall, teaching techniques, skills and tools for individuals on their way to becoming early childhood teachers.
The course also included math, language and literature. At the completion of the course, attendees were certified to teach preschool classes throughout the United States.
The Lily Preschool at Easterseals Happiness House provides inclusive early childhood education for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. This inclusive model of education makes it possible to address the needs of students with disabilities as well as those typically developing children in a collaborative setting.
Dr. Washington Hill, an obstetrician and gynecologist with CenterPlace Health, in Sarasota, has received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award from the National Medical Association for exceptional work in medical service.
He accepted the award July 31 at the NMA’s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, the nation’s foremost forum on medical science and African American health.
CenterPlace Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides high-quality, low-cost health care to those in and around Sarasota County.
Hill is currently the Senior OB, GYN, MFN at CenterPlace Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He is also the founding director of Maternal-Fetal Health Medicine at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
As its current marketing and communications professional prepares to retire, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has hired a new marketing and communications director, Beth Graves.
Graves will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic marketing plans that will enhance WBTT’s reach while maintaining its stellar reputation.
Prior to coming to WBTT, Graves accumulated experience in the nonprofit, arts and private sectors. She was the marketing manager for John Cannon Homes, worked seven years with the Circus Arts Conservatory as its marketing manager, was marketing coordinator for the Certified Collectibles Group and was marketing manager for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
As its longtime chief financial officer embarks on his retirement, All Faiths Food Bank has hired Timothy Taylor as its new CFO.
Taylor brings extensive professional experience in finance, logistics, operations and business analytics to his role with the area’s only food bank and largest hunger relief organization.
He will be responsible for providing leadership for the financial reporting and operations of the organization, including managing all day-to-day financial and accounting functions, recording and reporting for the organization, in accordance with GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and other regulatory requirements.
Before coming to All Faiths, Taylor was director of finance, HR & IT for Sun Bulb Co. – Better-Gro (Arcadia), CFO/COO of Premier Beauty Supply, Inc. (Lincolnshire, Ill.), controller for Wurth Baer Supply Co. (Vernon Hills, Ill.) and, most recently, senior director of finance & HR at Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity.
He earned a bachelor’s in finance from Northern Illinois University and a master’s in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
Dr. Matthew Pacana recently joined the staff at Coastal Orthopedics, based in Bradenton. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle injuries and disorders.
Pacana treats patients of all ages with various conditions, including foot and ankle arthritis, tendonitis, ankle instability, athletic injuries, bunions and fractures. He has a special interest in ankle replacement, minimally invasive techniques and arthroscopy.
After attending medical school at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Pacana finished his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He went on to complete his foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Texas Houston.
Pacana will be performing surgeries at Coastal Orthopedics’ outpatient surgery center. He will also be credentialed at HCA Florida Blake Hospital, HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Coastal Orthopedics is a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine care, pain management and physical therapy services.
Community Eye Center Port Charlotte has hired ophthalmologist Boris Ovodenko, M.D., who has 15 years of experience in advanced cataract surgery, including toric, extended depth of focus and multifocal implant technology as well as comprehensive eye care.
Ovodenko graduated summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University in just three years and completed his medical degree at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine.
After completing an internship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., he went on to complete a Glaucoma Research Fellowship and ophthalmology residency at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Ovodenko dedicated five years to training the next generation of eye surgeons at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Nancy’s Concierge and Home Watch Services, of Venice, has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the sixth year.
The NHWA was formed in 2009 to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch throughout the United States and Canada.
Nancy Scott, owner of Nancy’s Concierge and Home Watch Services, operated her own professional organizing company in Pennsylvania for 10 years. She also worked in the hospitality industry.
Nancy’s Concierge and Home Watch Services serves Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Nokomis and Osprey.
We saw something in both volleyball and football that we hadn't seen much of all season: stability.That included the top five teams in both sets of rankings holding their top spots. Meanwhile, there was some shuffling in the bottom half of each set.The News-Press and Naples Daily News will rank the Top 10 football and volleyball teams in Collier and Lee counties and LaBelle each week. The power rankings are based on record, strength of schedule, and head-to-head matchups for the area's 30-plus schools.Here...
We saw something in both volleyball and football that we hadn't seen much of all season: stability.
That included the top five teams in both sets of rankings holding their top spots. Meanwhile, there was some shuffling in the bottom half of each set.
The News-Press and Naples Daily News will rank the Top 10 football and volleyball teams in Collier and Lee counties and LaBelle each week. The power rankings are based on record, strength of schedule, and head-to-head matchups for the area's 30-plus schools.
Here are the Top 10 teams in The News-Press/Naples Daily News Football Rankings heading into Week 5.
What's happening when:Complete 2022 weekly high school football schedule, results for Collier, Lee and LaBelle
Records of games played through Friday, Sept. 16:
Last week: 1
Analysis: The Golden Eagles started off rough against Golden Gate with a 7-7 tie at halftime, but eventually pulled away in the second half for a 38-14 win. Next up is a game against Miami Killian.
Last week: 2
Analysis: The Tigers didn't play Fort Myers because of rain that inundated Edison Stadium, but that didn't drop them a spot in the poll. They'll get a week off before playing Cypress Lake at the end of the month.
Last week: 3
Analysis: The Vikings got back on track in a big way Friday night, securing a 27-14 homecoming win over Gulf Coast. Carter Smith was injured for much of the night, but threw for 185 yards with two touchdowns. Next up is a critical road test against First Baptist.
Last week: 4
Analysis: The Lions picked a great week to get healthy. The team didn't look the same in last week's 28-27 win over Cardinal Mooney, as Ty Keller got the start at quarterback. We'll see how healthy First Baptist is going into a pivotal private school clash with Bishop Verot.
Last week: 5
Analysis: The Red Knights showed some signs of life offensively while posting their second consecutive shutout in the process in a 37-0 win over Lemon Bay. Bryce Duross totaled three touchdowns while Bo Summersett and Nunu Jones combined for 11 receptions. North will get a bye week before the start of a likely three-game win streak (at a minimum) against Cape Coral, Charlotte, and Mariner.
Last week: 6
Analysis: The Sharks only managed 14 points despite totaling over 300 yards of offense in Friday's 27-14 loss to Bishop Verot. Gulf Coast will hope to get back on track against Golden Gate, who is now 1-3 this season with three consecutive losses.
Last week: 8
Analysis: The Green Wave didn't play, but jump up a spot in the poll to No. 7. Getting back to .500 seems like a legitimate possibility against a Charlotte team that is now 0-3 under first-year head coach Cory Mentzer on Friday.
Last week: 7
Analysis: At this point, it's unclear of which Lehigh team is going to take the field. Dorian Mallary's leash as the starting quarterback seems extremely short, given he was pulled in the first quarter for Darryl Hodge, who has tried to take advantage of his limited snaps this season. Luckily for the Lightning, they've got a bye week to get healthy before traveling to Ida Baker on Sept. 30 in a district game.
Last week: 9
Analysis: How about them Wildcats! Estero moves to 4-0 following a 7-0 win over Island Coast, continuing their hot start to the season under fifth-year head coach Darren Nelson. The Wildcats should be favored in next week's game on the road against Cape Coral, but it could serve as a potential trap game.
Last week: 10
Analysis: The Cougars became Collier County's last remaining undefeated team with a 35-23 win over Bonita Springs that didn't look pretty at times. Barron held the ball for less than a quarter of action — 11 minutes, 15 seconds to be exact — and scored on each of their five possessions. Next up is a game at home against Immokalee.
First Five Out: South Fort Myers (1-2), Immokalee (2-2), CSN (2-1), Riverdale (2-1), Golden Gate (1-2)
Here are the Top 10 teams in The News-Press/Naples Daily News Volleyball Rankings after four weeks:
Records of games played through Saturday, Sept. 17:
Last week: 1
Analysis: Can you say undisputed? The Stingrays sure can, as the defending champs in Class 2A went on the road and swept Canterbury in the Private 8 Championship. Seacrest will get a few days without game action before playing Harvest Community at home on Friday.
Last week: 2
Analysis: The Cougars gave it all they had with what they had, but could not knock off top-ranked Seacrest in the Private 8 Championship. Madison Hammermeister constantly gave Canterbury life, finishing with 14 kills. The Cougars will travel to Bishop Verot on Thursday.
Last week: 3
Analysis: The Sharks held their own for the most part at the Lake Howell Invitational, going 3-2 with wins over Riviera Prep, Lourdes Academy, and Lake Mary. Gulf Coast lost to Lake Nona in pool play before losing to St. Brendan in the Silver Division Championship game in three sets. Next up are two key tests on the road against Barron Collier and First Baptist.
Last week: 5
Analysis: The Lions went 2-1 at the Private 8 tournament with a loss to No. 2 Canterbury in the semifinals, before capturing third place over CSN. First Baptist played at home on Saturday against Tekoa Barnes and Boca Raton Christian, falling 3-1 in a competitive game. The Lions will aim to get back on track against No. 3 Gulf Coast.
Last week: 5
Analysis: The Cougars are an enigma in this poll, as many would've thought they'd win on the road against Lemon Bay, but fell in five sets. It's a real possibility Barron is staring at a 4-5 record after two games against Gulf Coast and Venice, which would be considered one of the surprises midway through September.
Last week: 7
Analysis: The Green Wave fell in three sets to Venice, a team that's ranked inside the top 15 statewide. Despite the 5-8 record, Fort Myers has largely played a schedule featuring seven teams from outside Southwest Florida, with just two losses to local opponents (No. 1 Seacrest, No. 5 Barron Collier). The Green Wave should be able to get within one game of .500 this week against Port Charlotte and South Fort Myers.
Last week: 9
Analysis: The Raiders rebounded in a big way after starting 0-2 at the Gene Gorman Invitational, beating Ida Baker, LaBelle, and North Port. Olivia Znotens totaled over 50 kills in the tournament, continuing to post impressive numbers as a freshman. Next up is a home game on Thursday against Cypress Lake.
Last week: NR
Analysis: Welcome to the party, Red Knights! North completed a 3-1 stretch at the Wolfpack Invitational on Saturday, which included two wins over Naples. Nancy Eskay's team should be able to continue the hot stretch against Cypress Lake and Lehigh, with real potential of having their fewest losses in the regular season since 2011, when the team finished with four.
Last week: 6
Analysis: Naples hasn't had the best of stretches over the past week, going 2-4 since last Monday. Fortunately for the Golden Eagles, the schedule softens up some with games against Port Charlotte, Estero, Immokalee, and SFCA looming.
Last week: NR
Analysis: It took a little while, but the Vikings make their return inside the top 10 after a fifth-place finish at the Private 8 tournament. Since the Nike Tournament of Champions, Luis Rodriguez's team is humming, winning four of their last five, including a pair of sweeps over Evangelical Christian and St. John Neumann. Two challenging contests against Lemon Bay and No. 2 Canterbury will test Verot as the postseason inches closer.
First Five Out: CSN (2-5), St. John Neumann (7-4), Ida Baker (11-6), Estero (7-6), Golden Gate (5-3)