Sanctuary for Critters

Local woman's mission to rescue , rehabilitate and release back into the wild injured and displaced animals

Photography by Sue Quigley

Nestled in a quiet area off Mondon Hill Road in Brooksville lies 100 Acre Wood. It’s named after author A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh’s home in Ashdown Forest in England and serves as a safe haven for animals that are sick, injured, orphaned or abandoned in Hernando County.

Oak Hill Hospital Announces its 2015 Frist Humanitarian Award Winner

Oak Hill Hospital is particularly pleased to announce that Richard Linkul, Marketing Director, is this year’s recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award. The Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer services. Named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian, this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care giving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.

Taj Indian Cuisine

For an excellent authentic Indian meal in Hernando County, look no further than the Taj on Cortez Blvd. Their menu is extensive and the prices reflect the quality of food you are served. Taj is related to the Taj Indian Cuisine restaurant in Tampa.

Taj Indian Cuisine is located in the Western Way plaza near Beacon Theatres. It has been there for several years. The restaurant has a large interior and can handle a pretty large party.

The Business of Blood

Recipients of blood transfusions are car accident victims; premature infants and children being treated for cancer, anaemia, or heart surgeries; women suffering complications from pregnancy; severe burn victims; surgical and cancer patients; and those with blood disorders, who need to receive new transfusions every month or so.

LifeSouth seeking donors to help battle summer blood shortages

Each year, some 5 million Americans would die without life-saving blood transfusions. It’s a shocking figure particularly so when giving blood is such an easy process.

Mortgage Matters: New Closing Disclosure Form: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Last October, a new five-page form called the Closing Disclosure was established to provide borrowers with a better understanding of the all of the details about their mortgage loan.

This new Closing Disclosure form highlights the important terms of the loan, the projected monthly payments, and how much the borrower will pay in fees and closing costs to secure your mortgage.
The mantra of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the organization that oversees Federal financial legislation that protects consumers is “Know Before You Owe”.

Why America’s spare bedrooms are worth $174.9 billion


Extra rooms are an untapped real estate opportunity. It’s not unusual to have an extra bedroom in your house. Indeed, a analysis of United States Census data suggests that there are 33.6 million of them across the nation.

If you assume that each of these rooms could be rented out for $100 a week (which would be cheap in many areas of the US), that adds up to a whopping $174 billion in missed opportunities for extra cash each year.

Shopping For Your New Home

Now that you have been pre-qualified for a home mortgage, found your realtor and identified your “must haves,” it’s time to go shopping.

This is the fun part of buying a new home but can also be very overwhelming. The more houses you look at, the more the houses begin to run together and before you know it, you can’t remember which house had that fantastic kitchen and which one had the leaky roof.

Some buyers will walk into a house and just know that it is the house for them. Others want to see everything on the market in their price range.