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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.

Travelers' Alert: SkyMed to offer free lunch seminars this week in Brooksville and Spring Hill

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SkyMed

Representatives of SkyMed, a company based out of Scottsdale, Arizona which provides emergency air medical transportation services to its members will be presenting information about their services during several free lunch seminars in Brooksville and Spring Hill this week.

17th Annual Residents Reception to focus on workforce development

This year the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Residents Reception is trading in mermaids and springs for rolling hills and trees in a tranquil academic setting.
“Even with an event that’s 17 years old,” said Hernando County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Patricia Crowley, “when you move it, it’s a big thing.”

Honoring 20 years of books

The Little Red Schoolhouse located on Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

The month of October marks the 20th Anniversary of the Little Red Schoolhouse, and they are having a 20 percent off sale to celebrate. Prior to becoming the bookstore it is today, it was the original Spring Hill Library Branch before the building of its current location was constructed.

The location served as the library the first 9 years and has only been a bookstore for the past 11 years.

Popular brunch spot opens in Brooksville

By HERNANDO SUN STAFF

First Watch, the popular Sarasota-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept,opened its newest restaurant on Monday, Oct. 9, in Brooksville. It is located  at 12314 Cortez Blvd. in the new Cortez West shopping center, and will employ about 25 people.

Customers at First Watch in Brooksville will be able to sample the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar, which are juiced in-house daily using high quality fruits and vegetables.

Tijuana Flats continues its expansion plans: Opens new restaurant in Brooksville

by HERNANDO SUN STAFF

The Tijuana Flats located at 12320 Cortez Blvd, a half a mile west of Mariner Blvd in Brooksville is now open for business. The new location is the seventh store that Tijuana Flats has opened this year.

The new restaurant is 2,253 square feet and includes 64 indoor guest seats and 24 patio seats. It will employ 45-50 team members to include management, back-of-house and front-of-house employees. Additionally, Brooksville guests will enjoy a selection of 15 different hot sauces from Tijuana Flats’ Hot Bar.

Hammock Ridge developer requests brownfield designation

At the September 19, 2017, Board of County Commissioners meeting, a request from Goldstein Environmental Law Firm was presented. This request was on behalf of HTG Hammock Ridge, LLC, requesting for the property at 8274 Omaha Circle, Spring Hill be designated as a Green Reuse Area under Florida’s Brownfield Redevelopment Act. Florida Statute 376.80(2)(c).

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