Oak Hill Hospital Announces Its 2017 Associate Frist Award Winner and Volunteer Award Winner

Spring Hill, Florida (April 9, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce the winners of its annual Frist Associate Humanitarian Award and Volunteer Humanitarian Award. This year’s recipient of the Frist Associate Humanitarian Award is Katie Stacy, Marketing Coordinator. The recipient of the Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award is Martha Sugg, current president of the Volunteer Association.

Bayfront Health Spring Hill appoints CEO

SPRING HILL, FL – April 9, 2018 – Bayfront Health Spring Hill has appointed Michael Irvin as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 8, 2018.

“I have enjoyed learning about Bayfront Health highly qualified physicians, employees and volunteers and look forward to working with the Spring Hill team to advance medical care for the community,” Irvin said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to support their dedication to providing high quality care for patients in Hernando and Pasco counties.”

Alumi-Guard to expand at Airport

Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is planning to expand the current Alumi-Guard facility, which manufactures a wide variety of aluminum fencing, railing and gates. Alumi-Guard Inc. began operations in the county in 2006 and was acquired by Barrette in February of 2014. BOL, with headquarters in Cleveland, OH is one of the largest manufacturers of fencing, railing and outdoor living products in the nation, employing over 1100 people across the US.

Solving the 'connection problem' in foster care adoption

From Left to Right:  Leading the Selfless Love Foundation, is  Dr. Elizabeth Wynter, with over 20 years of experience in working to improve the child welfare system,  Thea Ramirez, founder of  Adoption-Share and Family-Match, Ashley Brown founded Selfless Love Foundation with her  husband Ed Brown in 2015.

Adoption in the state of Florida is about to become a much more efficient process thanks to a software program that will allow agencies to access a statewide database of potential families, but it’s not just a database. It’s also a matching program built by Adoption-Share, a non profit organization, with help from the former lead researchers of e-Harmony. Family-Match which will give caseworkers the ability to match foster children with parents based on markers of compatibility. Typically agencies are looking for potential parents within their local area.

Ferris Groves: an old Florida produce experience

Sometime before the end of their season in mid-April, you must take a drive out to historic Floral City and visit Ferris Groves. The colorful farm store built in 1959 is old Florida at its finest. Here you can purchase their citrus and berry products and a variety of jams, preserves, syrups, milkshakes and even locally raised beef. While their citrus products are now grown throughout Florida due to Citrus Greening, the “Ferris Berry” strawberries and blueberries are grown on the Duval Island farm along Lake Tsala Apopka in Citrus County.

Southern Sisters Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, customers and personal supporters attending the ribbon cutting for Southern Sisters Boutique.

On Wednesday March 7, 2018, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting welcomed a new member business: Southern Sisters Boutique located at 1391 Kass Circle Spring Hill, Fl. The store’s grand opening took place on March 3, 2018. The owners of the fashionable boutique are are Ali Jackson ' Lopez and Diana Bennett. Both ladies are very upbeat and will help you with putting a style together. Southern Sisters Boutique specializes in gently used and new womens designer clothing and accessories, as well as infants and home décor, handmade soaps.

Joshua McAdams, ‘Local Forager’ to guide BGC on new Chinsegut Hill Nature Trail

Photo courtesy of Joshua McAdams pictured with son, Noah, and their basket of their recently picked wild mushrooms (Chanterelles)

Brooksville Garden Club Membership will picnic on the verandas and surrounding areas of Chinsegut Manor House & Retreat Center, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, 34601, 352-799-5400, on Wednesday, April 11th. While having a BYOBag (and lawn chair) lunch at 12 Noon (soft beverages supplied by the Club), fellow Member, Marie O’Neill, will speak of the Hill’s native & exotic plants with a walking tour of the grounds for those interested. Membership and guests who enjoy hiking will have an added treat. The newly created Hill's Hiking Trail will be guided by Joshua McAdams.