Business and Community

Career Expo and Open House at Withlacoochee Technical College

Come to the Career Expo and Open House at Withlacoochee Technical College
Acquire the Skills You Need for an Exciting Career in Less Than a Year!
Meet the instructors, tour the program and shop areas, ask questions
When:    Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: WTC, 1201 W. Main Street, Inverness, FL
Enter WTC at the eastern entrance off of Montgomery Street (across from the Suncoast ATM)

Dinner Dance Fundraiser

VFW Post 10209 in Spring Hill on Saturday, October 20th, 5 - 9PM. This fundraiser will benefit Honor Flight of West Central Florida and the 1-185th Family Readiness Group in our efforts to help our veterans past and present. The event is a  Dinner Dance featuring Tom Casey and his Oh So...Camp Show, and special guests, The Bomber Girls. Tickets are now available at VFW Post 10209 for $20 per person which includes the dinner and the show. Period dress is strongly encouraged as we take it back to the 1940's war era. It is a great event for a great cause.

People Helping People in Hernando County holds a fun-filled fundraiser

What better way to spend an hour or so than to be amused and amazed by a magician and help a worthy cause at the same time. On Saturday, Sept. 8, People Helping People (PHP) in Hernando County, Inc. held two magic shows at Springstead High School Theater. The purpose was to raise money for the organizations' many social service programs.

Community gathers to say farewell

Family, friends and regulars of Becky Jack’s Seafood Shack gathered on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 to celebrate the life of owner Joe Foster, who passed away earlier in the week. Joe ran the restaurant with his wife Kim Curtis, who died in 2015. 

Inside the restaurant, Doug Swan told the story of a photo of Joe smiling and holding a large grouper.  A longtime friend, Swan reminisced of fishing and boating with Joe and Kim, whom he’d met at Newk’s Cafe in Tampa over a decade ago.  Joe and Kim became regulars of Newk’s, and formed many friendships there.  

Pizza Villa 30th Anniversary

Pizza Villa, the well-known restaurant with two locations celebrated its 30th year in business in Hernando County. Chamber of Commerce members Danny and Angela Leporino with their family posed for photos during a ribbon-cutting ceremony while a steady stream of customers quickly filled the restaurant during the early dinner hour.  

Danny said, “Hernando County’s been very good to us, and we appreciate our customers.”  As he gestured to regard his customers who were occupying most of the seats at the tables, he said with a grateful smile, “Thirty years, what more can I say!?”