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Business & Community Briefs 12/15/17

Youth Orchestra seeks instrument donations

Have a musical instrument you don’t want? Want to donate it to a worthy cause? The Hernando Youth Orchestra would love to hear from you! We accept most donated instruments (calliopes and Kazoos need not apply!) We’ll pick them up, fix them up, and give them to eager young musicians, so your donated instrument helps the Orchestra—and young musicians—grow. Call 352-600-9555 to schedule a pick up. Check us out: www.HernandoYouthOrchestra.org.

It is nearly impossible to remain anonymous online

In Privacy laws and cyber-security the term Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is used to refer to information that can be used to identify, locate or contact an individual. This can be your name, phone number, social security number, address or other information that can be combined to identify you. PII is a legal term more than a technical term.

She’s an enterprising stay-at-home mom

There’s an art to balancing the extreme demands of motherhood and self fulfillment, and it’s even harder for those women who decide to not only be stay-at-home moms, but also entrepreneurs. Kayla Cunningham, 24, is one of those moms. Mother to 3 children, aged 6 months to 4 years old, she found the drive and inspiration to not only work hard at raising her kids but also to tackle launching a startup business designing and producing children’s clothes.

What we are thankful for

This is the time to remember what you are thankful for. We, at The Hernando Sun, would like to take a few moments to remember some of the people who helped us to build this paper.

It all started on Nov. 11, 2014 when Hernando Today closed their doors after almost 28 years. There were a number of us that felt a void had been created in our community. A local paper is so important for the identity of a community.

Cemex mining expansion resurfaces

Cemex mining expansion resurfaces with the yellow rezoning signs re-appearing on Cortez across from Bayfront Hospital. In 2014 and 2015 Cemex went through the process to attempt the rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment for 730 acres along Cortez Blvd (across from Bayfront Hospital) adjacent to their current mining operation. The 730 acres would be leased to Cemex for 20 years for mining purposes. Following the 20-year mining period, the owners, prominent residents including Tommy Bronson, Jim Kimbrough, Robert Buckner, Joe Mason and others, plan to create a residential development.

SBA Approves Over $100 Million Disaster Loans in Florida; Physical Damage Applications Deadline Nov. 9

By HERNANDO SUN STAFF

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that over $100 million in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for Florida businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida.

“Currently, 3,466 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $129,290,900 for affected survivors. The SBA encourages anyone who has not applied to take action right away. Our mission is to help businesses and residents rebuild and resume their normal lives as quickly as possible,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.