Business

Incentives agreement approved for fencing manufacturer

by JULIE B. MAGLIO

This article corresponds the the following agenda item of the April 23, 2019 Board of County Commissioners meeting:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER VALERIE PIANTA
Economic Development Incentives Agreement With Delamere Industries, Inc. Delamere Industries, Inc. (DII) dba Elite Fence and DOT Aluminum Rail is a premier fabricator, provider and installer of commercial, residential and DOT fencing and rail products, primarily throughout Florida.

Timeworn finds at 41 & Bird

By SUE QUIGLEY

HERNANDO SUN

 

Nestled under a huge oak tree sits the cute cottage shop “41 & Bird” owned by Staci Lewis-White.

Already a successful business woman with her “The Wired Bird” store in downtown Brooksville, Staci Lewis-White said she was delighted to be able to find another venue to display her vintage, home and garden  finds.

Tidal Brewing celebrates first anniversary

By LISA MACNEIL

One year later, Tidal Brewing Company has more brews on their menu, and a full house to celebrate.

At their grand opening, one year ago, Dave and Maxine Peitzman outfitted their brewhouse to serve beer lovers of pilsners to porters.  They’ve been successful.
On the day before Cinco de Mayo, no one is drinking tequila at Tidal. On this date, Tidal Brewing Company celebrates one year of great beer, brewed entirely on-site.  Tidal began with 12 brews a year ago. Today,  their menu has expanded to 16.  They also offer sangria and Pinot Grigio.

Statement from The Grill at Silverthorn

THE GRILL AT SILVERTHORN- As many of you have seen on the news by now, the restaurant at Silverthorn Country Club recently had an employee test positive for Hepatitis-A. We would like to give everyone some more details on the matter and try to ease some fears.

The employee was a part-time dishwasher that did not handle food and has not been employed here since before Easter. He was not present at the Easter Brunch nor was he here for the Springstead prom.

Tampa Bay Extreme Adventure Course to lease former TreeUmph! Park

By LISA MACNEIL

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a one-year lease with Tampa Bay Extreme Adventure Course (TBEAC) on Feb. 12, 2019.  

Following the TreeUmph! closure in August 2018, the Board of County Commissioners decided to seek bids from interested entities to continue operations at the 36-acre adventure course at 6440 Cedar Lane, featuring ziplines, ladders, nature trails and balance beams in a natural environment.

'Growing' solar

By ROCCO MAGLIO

On September 1, 2015, the USDA Agricultural Research Service transferred their 3800 acre research facility in Brooksville to FAMU (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University). It was reportedly “one of the single largest land transfers to a Historically Black College or University in history from the USDA.”

Creative crafting

Article & Photography by SUE QUIGLEY

JAN. 25, 2019- Sue Plumpton and her husband, Robert, musicians for more than 25 years, are pursuing their other artistic talents to create beautiful ceramics, painting them and teaching others how to do it.

The pair, whose professional name is Short Notice, decided it was time to contemplate their other passion of collecting ceramic molds and decided to open their store Ceramics Plus. 

Winemaking the modern way

By SUE QUIGLEY
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN
 
Gone are the days where grape stomping was used in traditional winemaking to release the juices and begin the fermentation process. 

Nowadays, winemaking doesn’t have to be as theatrical or energetic and with absolutely no bare feet involved whatsoever. All one needs are the right ingredients like those sold by Lori Stover and Pat Bassett at Once Upon a Vine in Spring Hill.