Sue Quigley

The Joy of Fresh Fish

Each day before dawn, the Birren family sets to work to bring the freshest of fresh seafood to its customers. Whether it be at 4 a.m. to go out in the many fishing boats they own or to clean and prepare fish for their retail outlet, the Birrens know more than a thing or two about fresh seafood.

Being the wife of a commercial fisherman, Kathryn Birren understands the fishing industry. 

"Our family has been in the seafood business for over 60 years,” she said, who is popularly known as Kathy. 

A Festival of Good Fortune

According to Chinese legend, in an age before calendars marked the passage of time, there once lived a ferocious monster by the name of Nian. This was the beast that villagers feared during the long, moonless nights of winter. 

Nian lived deep in the ocean and would appear on New Year’s Eve to devour the villagers, their children and livestock. 

Spring Hill mom shares her story on migraine and the latest treatment

Darlene LeBlanc, 61, is a migraine sufferer. 

“A migraine is not ‘just a headache’ as many people who have never had a migraine seem to think,” said Darlene LeBlanc who lives in Spring Hill. Darlene has suffered from migraines since she was in her twenties. Her mother suffered too and now her two daughters, Shannon (27) and Lauren (32) are also experiencing the discomfort of migraines.

Momentum Moving Marina

By SUE QUIGLEY
HERNANDO SUN

The preferred destination for local and beyond boat enthusiasts, Hernando Beach Marina remains focused on adding more new development programs designed to provide a superlative customer service experience.

The marina was voted top choice in Hernando County for the second year in row for boat sales and service on Florida’s Adventure Coast. The marina is a full service marina with its on site canvas shop and the largest selection of new boats on the beach.

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.