Sue Quigley

35 years and counting

Since 1984, The Flower Shop in Spring Hill has been supplying our community with blooms, floral arrangements and a lot more. 

“I’m incredibly proud that The Flower Shop is celebrating 35 years in business this month,” said owner Albert Tavolaro. “I’m so fortunate to be able to share this accomplishment with family, staff, friends and customers,” he said.

To mark the occasion, The Flower Shop is offering 35 percent off everything in the shop during the weekend of October 19, 2019.

Healing with love

Americans have struggled for decades to afford health care and it's not uncommon for many of us who can't afford health care or insurance to end up in hospital emergency rooms — particularly as their health problems deteriorate and become more difficult to treat. 

In Hernando County, residents are fortunate to have the Crescent Community Clinic. 

Belgium: Land of beer, pommes frites and chocolate


Belgium: A tiny little country but huge on beer!

When you think of Europe and beer, Germany springs to mind, Ireland or even the Czech Republic, the ancestral home of Budweiser. 

But Belgium has probably the widest selection of beers in the world and can brew delicious, fruity beers from practically anything — cherries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, honey, orange peels, cinnamon, black pepper, nuts, chocolate and even wheat. So many of these wheat beers can now be seen to be gracing the shelves in Publix.

Brighter future for girls

Oak Hill Hospital, a major sponsor of the Pace Center for Girls in Hernando County, recently hosted an inaugural breakfast with more than 160 community members attending the event. Diana Jerome is the Community Engagement Manager for the Pace Center for Girls in both Pasco and Hernando counties. “Pace is a free and voluntary year-round program,” she said.

Jericho Road Ministries Launches New Mission

In our county recently, faith-based organizations and caregivers following a point-in-time count determined that the number of homeless is steadily on the rise and far outreaches the amount of sheltered accommodation available.

“Homeless” describes people being sheltered in temporary quarters, plus those living 'rough' in encampments throughout the county, mostly along the U.S. 19 and State Road 50 corridors.

What on earth is Gua Sha?

This is for all the women out there who are spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on skincare ranging from chemical peels to surgery and treatments that require weeks of post-operative care.
It’s Gua Sha. 

It’s okay. I hadn’t heard of it either until a friend in Scotland sent me the lowdown.

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that’s been around for donkeys of years. Maybe to people in China but not here in the US.

It means ‘scraping’ of the skin with a special stone, usually made of rose quartz or jade. 

Timeworn finds at 41 & Bird




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.