Business

The Little Lady Cafe

Photography By: ROCCO MAGLIO
rocco@hernandosun.com

Erin Carter Harvey (left) with owner Rory Steele (right)

The Little Lady Cafe is a red building between the Courthouse and Water Tower in downtown Brooksville. We reviewed the restaurant a year ago, but it has since changed hands. The restaurant is now run/owned by Rory Steele. She worked at the restaurant for nearly 18 months before she decided to purchase the business with the support of her partners Brent Gaustad and Pete Roberts.

Boating in Florida makes their case for Rogers Park concession license

Parks and Recreation Manager Harry Johnson opened the discussion at the August 22, 2017 Board of County Commissioners meeting by introducing Guest Services Management, LLC. Doing business as Boating in Florida, Michael Aghajanian and Matt Smith appeared before the board to discuss their business model and plans for improvements to kayak-renting practices on the Weeki Wachee River. On Aug. 22 the company sought Board approval for a “concession license agreement” to operate at Rogers Park.

Local gym offers free membership to Special Olympics athletes

In front: Nick Famiano; Standing from left to right:  Mike Oliva, Jeffery Carver, Nick Young, Mark Fleming (behind), Wayne Reinhardt, John Salomez, Joey D’Antonio (behind) and Jim Coleman

Tired of hearing all the negativity in the news? Here’s a really uplifting story! Lift More Fitness, a gym devoted to power-lifting and bodybuilding, off of SR 50 in Brooksville, is helping some local residents lift their spirits. Owner, Mike Oliva, wanted to do something positive for Hernando county and make a difference, so his gym is currently offering free membership to Special Olympics athletes. They can work out for free any day, any time, but Mondays and Wednesdays are specifically dedicated to them. Most usually show up around 5 pm.

New precision cancer fighting technology unveiled

From left to right:  Dr. Sawsan Bishay, MD Florida Cancer Specialists, Dr. Vikas Malhotra, MD Florida Cancer Specialists and Dr. Niloufer Kero, MD Suncoast OB/GYN stand in front of the new linear accelerator at the Florida Cancer Specialists facility in Spring Hill.

The future of cancer treatment has arrived. Varian, the world’s leader in producing radiation oncology equipment, has manufactured a new linear accelerator called the “VitalBeam” and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, located at 7154 Medical Center Dr. Spring Hill 34608, is the first in the area to obtain this impressive new technology. On Thursday, August 17, 2017, they held an Open House to introduce our community to the Varian VitalBeam Linear Accelerator.

Bayfront Baby Place renovations complete

In attendance at the Baby Place renovation celebration;  From left to right: Jillian McClare, WEHR, Joe Hall Bayfront Director of Plant Operations and Scott Thompson, Superintendent of WEHR

Bayfront Health Spring Hill recently completed $3 million renovation covering 23,000 square feet on their campus at 10461 Quality Dr. It was a four phase project which began in December of 2016. The first floor labor and delivery unit was renovated along with the 2nd floor Maternal Child Unit (MCU). In the OB department, the revamp included new flooring, lighting, new casework, added aesthetics and flat screen televisions in the maternity rooms. Newly purchased equipment includes maternal-fetal monitors. There is a new nursing area as well.

Cutting the cable cord

The price of cable has increased significantly over the years. Many cable bills are north of $200 a month, but that also includes phone and Internet. This means that customers can save around a $100 a month by cutting the cord.

Depending on your viewing habits, dropping cable may or may not be a major sacrifice. If you watch movies and older TV shows you may be able to replace cable with Netflix or Amazon Prime. These services usually cost around $10 a month depending on the options chosen.

Bargain Hunter’s Heaven

Way Classy Consignment store provides a way to sell clothes and accessories for you. Selling clothes this way can help you clear out your closet and make a profit.

Staci Way’s success story began when she was in her teens. Way, the owner of Way Classy Consignment on Spring Hill Drive, said she was just 15 years old, in High School, and determined, “I would not have to get a summer job.”

“Instead, my High School summers were spent making happy memories with me and my mom browsing yard sales and thrift store shelves for 25 and 50 cent clothing and collectibles.”

Local Hernando High Football Coach Debuts Family Sports Bar & Grill

Article & Photography By CHERYL CLANTON

On July 7, 2017, a local high school football coach opened Kaz's Family Sports Bar & Grill in downtown Brooksville, 4 N. Broad St. Brooksville, Fla 34601, right across from the courthouse.  

Owner Robert Kazmier is known as ‘Coach Kaz' to the community &  Hernando High School athletes. Coach Kaz said he sees endless opportunity in Downtown Brooksville. “It has so much charm and history.  Once support increases and our community sees what is possible here, I envision this place flourishing and becoming a truly special location for commerce and gatherings,” he said.  

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