Business and Community

Buzz, Clip, Shave and Chop!

Hair salons and barber shops have been closed since March, but our hair hasn’t stopped growing! It’s been two months since the closure, so it’s safe to say we're all in dire need of a hair makeover. Hair salons have been open for about a week now, if they follow FL CDC guidelines. I stopped into a few shops around Hernando County to see what safety measures they’re taking and how they’re adapting to the new norm. 

Parks, Beaches reopen, County moves forward cautiously

At the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting Tuesday, April 28, 2020 the board voted to extend the current state of emergency for an additional seven days as is required by Florida law.  They also voted to reopen parks and beach areas, such as Alfred McKethan Park and Pine Island.   Pine Island’s beach has been closed, however remained open to launch watercraft.  Both votes were unanimous.

Show Us Your Sunshine: Lunch for ER staff & Radio Auction

Great Life Church of Spring Hill loves their city. And recently, they showed some sunshine to hardworking medical staff at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville.

As part of their Love Your City community program, Great Life volunteers conducted an Oak Hill Hospital Outreach March 26; delivering 50 full lunches to the hospital's ER staff.

Cada Soapery in Spring Hill Making Face Shields for Local Healthcare Workers

When COVID-19 started to impact the United States we began to have a shortage in personal protective equipment (PPE). One major piece of equipment that medical facilities are running short on is face masks/shields. The shortage of masks/shields is forcing health care workers to put themselves at risk of getting the virus. Some nurses are only being given one face mask daily that they are having to wear throughout their whole shift.

Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Hires Retreat Manager for Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Conference Center

(Brooksville, FL March 26, 2020) Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., is excited to announce the hiring of 20-year Hernando County Parks and Recreation veteran staff, Christie Williams, as the retreat manager for Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Conference Center.

On January 28, 2020, Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.(MFCS), and the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners entered into a partnership agreement for the operation of Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Conference Center in Brooksville.

Walter Dry Sr., Community Leader

Walter L. Dry, Sr., a prominent Hernando County resident known for his founding of the Human Rights Coalition of Hernando County in 1998, Florida passed away on March 27, 2020.  He was 86. 

Hernando County Commissioner John Mitten served with Dry while serving on the board of the United Way.  A charter member of the United Way, Dry was involved in several community events where he collaborated with Mitten.  

The Magic of Macrame

Honestly, I had not heard of Macrame. It was not a term I was familiar with. This led to many questions I suddenly had for Patricia Walters, who is a local, Columbian macrame artist who lives here in Hernando County with her husband. She agreed to be interviewed about her fascinating artwork, with my very first question and simplest one for her -  "What is Macrame?"

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.

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