Business and Community

The Tilted Teacup Tea Room – A Bit of Britain in Brooksville

Whether or not you are British, a visit to the Tilted Teacup Tea Room in Brooksville offers a pleasurable and leisurely dining experience. At this unique eatery, you can enjoy a cup of tea, along with fresh-baked scones, cakes and a wide assortment of sandwiches, quiche and other fare. 

For owner Aimee Gans, who had previously run several businesses while raising four children, operating a restaurant was a new venture. 

UF/IFAS Extension launches monthly educational series at the Brooksville Farmers Market

In collaboration with the Hernando County Growers Association and the Brooksville Farmers Market, University of Florida IFAS/Extension Agents will be giving monthly talks on topics including farming, gardening, family nutrition, home economics, and youth development. The series kicks off on Sunday, September 22nd with an overview of the role of farmers markets in sustainable agriculture and a sustainable food system. 

Expanded downtown mural tours

BROOKSVILLE, Fla.- Join Jan Knowles, local historian and Arts Council’s Projects Coordinator, on a one-hour walking tour of downtown Brooksville’s murals and public art. Jan remarks, “We invite you to visit our historic downtown, learn the insider information on our murals, have a lovely luncheon at one of our excellent restaurants, and check out a shop or two.”  For access to additional information about each mural, QR codes on mural presentation plaques have been added to the tour.

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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. 

Premier Marketing Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting for Premier Marketing LLC was held at the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 27, 2019.  Richard Linkul (center) owner of Premier Marketing cuts the ribbon. Mr. Linkul said he is extremely grateful to already have several clients, after launching the business in early June.  Mr. Linkul is a community leader and retired Marketing Director of Oak Hill Hospital. Premier Marketing’s purpose is to provide exceptional marketing services to serve the growing needs of the business community in the tri-county area as well as surrounding areas in mid-Florida.

Contribute to the Weeki Wachee History Harvest Event

On Saturday, September 14, 2019 the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is holding an event to harvest the history of Weeki Wachee Springs. They are interested in items related to the history of Weeki Wachee such as photos, postcards, tickets, written remembrances, souvenirs, posters, newspaper articles, costumes or even stories. UCF staff will be onsite to make digital copies of items and they will return the originals. They will also record stories and conduct interviews. 

Winn Dixie and country music duo give big to Operation HeartF.E.L.T.

The ending initials in Operation HeartF.E.L.T. stand for "Feeding Empty Little Tummies," a local organization founded by educator Pattie Stepbach. Stepbach, who has served in several school districts in Florida saw an increasing need in her own classrooms when she began recognizing some kids were distracted by hunger. "I always had something in my desk for them," Stepbach recalled.

Summer bucket-list lemonade stand

For the second summer in a row, the Barr kids set up shop in front of Southern Belle Realty in Brooksville offering lemonade for sale as well as cookies.  Emily Barr, mother of Rex, 11, Emma-Claire, 9 and Annie, 7, explained that she asked the kids what they wanted to get done during the final days of summer and they said that the lemonade stand was a definite bucket-list item to complete.