How Does Your Garden Grow?

Maintained by members, Auro Community Garden is a sustainable garden using organic growing methods.

Photography by Sue Quigley

Growing your own food is undeniably the best way to get fresh, nutritious food economically, ethically and eco-friendly. But although we would all love to be able to pick vegetables straight from our garden for dinner every evening, for many it is just not possible. To be successful in growing your own food, you need enough land and nutrient-rich soil to grow that food. You have to be able bodied, have time to devote tending the garden and a budget to acquire seeds and supplies for starting a garden.

Bystander CPR Key to Saving More Lives

Learning CPR/AED at a local class can be rewarding and empowering when that unexpected emergency arises.

Photography by Sue Quigley

How many times have we tuned into popular television shows and watched as our favorite actors bring back to life victims on the brink of death following cardiac arrest?

How many of you have seriously considered what you would do if someone close to you suddenly collapsed and was unable to breathe?

Sadly, most bystanders don’t do anything because they don’t know how to initiate CPR - cardio-pulmonary resuscitation - or are afraid they’ll do something wrong.

BarbieCue: "Sexiest BBQ in Florida!"

The BarbieCue food truck has a slogan stating that it serves the "sexist BBQ in Florida!" All I can say about that is the young man who served me did not happen to look like the woman on their truck. You can find the food truck at Marker 48 on Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. They also state that everything is fresh, never frozen, and homemade including all their rubs and sauces.

BarbieCue offers a number of meats and sides. The meats they offer are smoked ribs, pork, chicken, and brisket. They also have a variety of sides.

Practice Safe Web Browsing

One of the most common vectors for home users to have malware installed on their computers is via their web browser. It used to be enough to avoid going to sites that were of a questionable nature. Recently that changed, cybercriminals have started to use advertising served by google and yahoo to install malware on the computers. This is mostly done through vulnerabilities in flash and javascript ads.

Sonny’s BBQ In-House Promotion Raises $1,234 for Needy Families

Hernando Sun Staff

Ron Van Matre of People Helping People (PHP) with Frances Kirkpatrick, a franchisee of Sonny’s BBQ of Spring Hill, which is locally owned and operated.

Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ hosted an In-House promotion for the People Helping People organization where a total of $1,234.17 was raised.

People Helping People was organized as a Backpack program to feed children from low income families. The backpacks are sent home on the weekends with food for the children plus enough for their families. It is currently providing food for over 600 elementary school kids and is called Weekend Blessing.

Local Tech Company Led to Creation of Marker 48

Marker 48

About six months ago a microbrewery opened in Hernando County called Marker 48 Brewing, since that time they have held a wide variety of events. They range from a local homebrewing club, ballot petition signing parties, Hernando County Photographers Club meetings, to Theology on Tap. Theology on Tap is where a group from St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church gets together to discuss religion and drink beer. It has become a popular place for people to gather. Along with a number of craft beers they also have a variety of food trucks on site.

Stained Glass Art Studio Makes Intricate Art-form Accessible to All

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Meghan Arns, daughter of Tim and Diane Thomas, standing next to her stained glass art piece entitled "Starry Night"

After spending many years in another business, Tim and Diane Thomas ventured out to follow a love that flourished from a hobby: stained glass art.

When you think of stained glass, images of intricate and skillfully crafted cathedral windows may come to mind. However, the Thomas' are making stained glass art accessible to everyone, by offering a variety of unique classes that start out with the basics.

Wawa Convenience Store Coming to Cortez Commons

A Wawa convenience store is opening here in Hernando County on December 17th. The upscale convenience store is located on the corner of 50 and Mariner in Cortez Commons (12984 Cortez Blvd). The opening of a new Wawa generates a lot of excitement. The initial store opening in Orlando in 2012 had many dignitaries in attendance including the Governor Rick Scott.