Business and Community

Embracing the Beard

 ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

In the beginning there was man and folks- they had facial hair.

When you hear the word beard you may think of Abraham Lincoln, Vikings, Lumberjacks or even ZZ Top, but the beard is becoming increasingly popular for today’s young men.

With a lack of quality beard care products available in the marketplace, two friends from Hernando County saw an opportunity for a business venture.

Honoring Our WWII Veterans

by DAWN WHITE,

Special to The Hernando Sun

On Oct. 20, 2018, VFW Post 10209 in Spring Hill was brought back to the 1940’s by their very talented Auxiliary members. From the moment you entered the building, the presence of the WWII era was felt. Guests were seen in era clothing. Vintage posters, photos, newspaper articles, WWII uniforms, right down to the Victrola playing records of the time. Patriotic banners framed the canteen and stage. It was a step back in time to an era of history that witnessed the greatest heroes of our time.

Hernando County Couple Win Award for their Blackberry Farm

Most people associate strawberries with Plant City and blueberries with Hernando County, but for Gene and Ann Altman blackberries are their passion. Together the couple own and operate Bramble Creek Farms in Brooksville. Recently the Florida Farm Bureau recognized them for environmental stewardship. They received the 2018 “Hernando County CARES” designation which is the first CARES awarded in Hernando County. 

Medical team throws family feast BBQ for patients

by JULIE MAGLIO
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

You may recall that last Friday afternoon, some bad weather came through our area.  Fortunately, the winds died down and the doctors of Florida Cancer Specialists in Brooksville were able to serve up a special dinner for patients and their family members. Approximately 500 people attended the Florida Cancer Specialists’ 5th Annual Patient Appreciation BBQ. Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ tight end Alan Cross, two Bucs cheerleaders and ‘Captain Fear,’ the Bucs mascot were also in attendance.

Random Acts of BBQ

by DONNA SNAPP
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

Random Acts of BBQ is what Sonny’s BBQ on Commercial Way calls some of its charitable work. Often a day’s proceeds are donated to a worthy cause, such as Hurricane Michael relief two weeks ago.  

On Friday, October 26, a Random Act of BBQ honored the volunteers of the Ability Tree organization.

Local restaurateurs to compete in 29th Gumbo Cook Off World Championship

We will be up against a gathering of culinary giants in the heart of Cajun Country.

- Cindy Rogers

 

Southern Harmony, a small culinary gem, in Ridge Manor- a rural community on the eastern outskirts of Hernando County, is heading to a big time competition: The 29th Gumbo Cook-Off World Championship. Southern Harmony is a family owned and operated establishment that masterfully and creatively fuses Cajun and Cracker cuisine.  

Good turnout for 2018 International Coastal Cleanup

On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 residents, students, local business, clubs from Hernando County and members of Hernando County Government joined together for the annual International Coastal Cleanup at Linda Pedersen Park.

Brittany Hall-Scharf University of Florida Sea Grant Agent for Hernando County organized the event along with staff from UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County and community volunteers with the help from local sponsors.