Business Spotlight

Davis Family Hearing Opens New Office

Davis Family Hearing opened its new location at the McKittrick Medical Center at 4075 Mariner Blvd in Spring Hill 34609.  While they opened on Wednesday, May 29 and are now serving patients, their grand opening will take place on July 11 at 4 PM with food, entertainment and “a lot of fun.”  There will also be a ribbon cutting with both the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. (They recently opened a Citrus location as well at 11515 W.

Winemaking the modern way


Gone are the days where grape stomping was used in traditional winemaking to release the juices and begin the fermentation process. 

Nowadays, winemaking doesn’t have to be as theatrical or energetic and with absolutely no bare feet involved whatsoever. All one needs are the right ingredients like those sold by Lori Stover and Pat Bassett at Once Upon a Vine in Spring Hill. 

An uplifting experience

News stories today often contain disappointing news about the closure or moving elsewhere of small business startups. But, here in Hernando County, we have a success story to tell about a young entrepreneurial couple who’ve got what it takes to survive those early startup years and ride their elevator business to success.

For the love of dance

A mainstay of dance instruction in Hernando County, Serena’s Dance Palace is celebrating 20 years of helping students develop confidence and creativity through dance.

Owner and teacher of Serena’s Dance Palace, Serena Young opened her dance school in 1997. She began dancing at age 11 and most every day can still be found dancing with her students in her Spring Hill dance school.

“It was my mom who encouraged me to start dance classes,” said Serena. “And I’m so thankful she did.”

Aquamation: A gentle, ecofriendly pet cremation

Located in Brooksville, Natures Pet Loss is offering pet owners a unique method of cremation known as aquamation.

Owner Joyce Moreau feels saying goodbye to a beloved family pet is never easy.

“It’s not just about the pet, it’s also about the “pet parents” and the grief they’re going through,” she explained. “I like to be here for the parents day or night.

Prom dreams can come true

Over 1,300 prom gowns, along with accessories and a spa experience on the day of your prom to be offered free by Citrus Cinderellas.    Photos COURTESY OF CITRUS CINDERELLAS

With the rustle of taffeta and tulle, the lustre of silk and charmeuse, glittering sequins and jewels and rack upon rack of beautiful gowns, Cinderella’s Closet is taking the stress out of prom dress shopping by removing the cost.

Cinderella’s Closet, an outreach ministry of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, Citrus County, aims to provide prom dresses, accessories and spa services to graduating high school teens — not only in Citrus County but Pasco and Hernando counties too.

Boning up on meat

Roberet ‘Mitch’ Carlisle, co-owner of the Carlisle’s Meat Market in Brooksville readies to add a ribeye steak to the display cabinet. Submitted photos.

Like most Americans, we probably don’t give much thought to the meat we buy beyond it being fresh or how much it’s going to cost. But now that we have a new butcher’s shop in Brooksville, we should think twice before buying any more supermarket Styrofoam tray-plastic-wrapped lower quality meats like pork chops, NY strip steaks or chicken cuts.

Having sliced meats and poultry for Publix and Winn-Dixie for years, it was only a matter of time before Robert ‘Mitch’ Carlisle would open his own butcher shop.

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.