Business and Community

Local Golf Tournament Raises More than $1700 for HPH Hospice

Golf tournament organizer and former hospice patient Patrick Hramika’s diligent efforts paid off this past Saturday, December 7, as he presented HPH Hospice with a check for $1740.00.

“I had to give back,” Hramika said.  “That’s what this is all about.”

Following the National Anthem, sung by Live Oak Theatre’s Randi Olson, 70 golfers in teams of threes and fours descended on the tee boxes at Rivard Golf Club to compete for fun and prizes for hole-in-ones, closest to the pin and longest drives.

Local Sponsors include:

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

During the second half of November the Hernando County Growers Association assisted the Enrichment Centers at several locations in Brooksville to distribute $8,000 of local fruit and vegetables to lower income Hernando County seniors, closing out the 2019 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is USDA funded through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and helps improve access to fresh produce for seniors who may need that extra help.

Local Rotary Clubs Hold Seafood Festival

On Saturday October 26, the Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central held its second annual Nature Coast Seafood

Festival at Linda Pedersen Park on Hernando Beach. As the club's annual fundraiser this has become a large event for the county. Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Brooksville and Spring Hill were on hand to help out with activities scheduled throughout the day.

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.