Sue Quigley

Not all Passports are Equal

A passport is a passport. Right? An official document issued by your government certifying the holder's identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries.

For some, a passport is your gateway to the world. For others, it presents a barrier to the freedom they seek, states the Henley Passport Index — the only passport index based on data from the International Air Traffic Association (IATA).

Planes, trains, or automobiles

Living far away from family has its disadvantages, particularly at holiday times. 

As we kick off the 2019 winter holiday season this Thanksgiving, more than 55 million people will travel 50 miles or more to be with their family, the AAA travel organization reported. 

Estimates so far will make it the second-highest travel volume since the AAA began tracking Thanksgiving travel volume almost 20 years ago.

Stress-free Thanksgiving Feast

Behind every beautiful thanksgiving dinner lies hours and hours of planning, shopping and hard graft in the kitchen. Typically mom or grandma devotes herself to these duties in order to bring her family together for the occasion.

In some families, every member contributes in one way or another but one person (not always mom or grandma) will commit to doing the bulk of the work.

Expecting the Thanksgiving chef to get up at 4 a.m. to stuff the turkey so it cooks in time, is not realistic these days.

Trains, planes or automobiles?

By SUE QUIGLEY
HERNANDO SUN

Living far away from family has its disadvantages, particularly at holiday times. 

As we kick off the 2019 winter holiday season this Thanksgiving, more than 55 million people will travel 50 miles or more to be with their family, the AAA travel organization reported. 

Estimates so far will make it the second-highest travel volume since the AAA began tracking Thanksgiving travel volume almost 20 years ago.

Flu Prevention

The winter months are approaching and along with it the influenza (flu) season. 
Flu, a contagious respiratory illness triggered by viruses, infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and can lead to death, especially in the young or elderly.
Between December and February every year, flu leaves thousands of Americans needing life-or-death treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU) even if the virus is circulating at unusually low levels.

The Joy of Toys

By SUE QUIGLEY
Hernando sun

Being admitted to hospital can be very scary for children, especially for younger children who don’t understand why they have to stay in the hospital and away from home.

To help make a child’s hospital stay less frightening, a group of local volunteers is helping our smallest patients by making simple wooden toys.

35 years and counting

Since 1984, The Flower Shop in Spring Hill has been supplying our community with blooms, floral arrangements and a lot more. 

“I’m incredibly proud that The Flower Shop is celebrating 35 years in business this month,” said owner Albert Tavolaro. “I’m so fortunate to be able to share this accomplishment with family, staff, friends and customers,” he said.

To mark the occasion, The Flower Shop is offering 35 percent off everything in the shop during the weekend of October 19, 2019.