Julie B. Maglio

Independent pharmacy thrives with focus on customers

By JULIE B. MAGLIO
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Pine Brook Pharmacy is a notable business in the county that has recently opened its fourth location at 14111 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL. Gautam Thakkar, RPh started the business just 10 years ago and thanks to his business prowess and great customer service, Pine Brook Pharmacy’s four locations are thriving even with tough competition from supermarket and chain pharmacies.  

UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County has a new meeting room and laboratory

by JULIE B. MAGLIO
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BROOKSVILLE, Fla.-- On Thursday October 10, University of Florida IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) Extension had an open house to celebrate the recent expansion of their facility located at 16110 Aviation Loop Dr, Brooksville, FL 34604.

They were able to acquire the additional space after AMskills, a manufacturing training program, moved out of the building.

PHSC student completes her studies with service dog by her side

Meet Ashley Hibbard and her service dog in training Trevor, an 18 month old golden retriever.  Ashley is a student at Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC). She and Trevor attend PHSC together.  Trevor accompanies Ashley to her math class twice a week. Trevor has had about a year of service dog training.  First he was trained the basics by a professional trainer. Currently Ashley is training Trevor on various tasks to complete.

Forever a teammate.

by JULIE B. MAGLIO
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On Sept. 12, 2019, Trevor Bowen was playing his heart out on the football field.  A Hernando High School junior varsity football player, he and his team worked hard and beat a very physical Springstead Eagles team 20-6 on their turf.  The next morning Sept. 13, 2019 Trevor Bowen was tragically hit by a van on California Street in Brooksville while walking to school.