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Senator Bill Nelson and Grace Nelson speak at Chamber of Commerce events

“Orbiting Earth every ninety minutes, I didn’t see any political borders, any strife, just a whole world, with everyone all together,” said Senator Bill Nelson to the crowded room at the Hernando Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning, August 11th. He was referring to his 1986 flight as a crewmember on the spacecraft Columbia when he was a representative to the Florida House. Now the senior senator from Florida was back home from Washington, DC.

Dreams turn into reality

Barrett and Shawnda Rivera in their showroom.

For the majority of us, our dream kitchen is usually imagined as a glittering showplace, filled with granite islands stretching toward a faraway horizon and sparkling appliances that instantly make you a Michelin chef.

Truth is, unless you’re rich enough to be able to buy your home complete with these dream kitchens and bathrooms, remodeling is the affordable option.

This is where the experts come into play and the more expert help you can get to help you imagine your new dream spaces, the better your options will be on choices and cost control.

Lake Lindsey Mall under new ownership

Billy and Bridie Jones and their family. The Jones’ and their family are the new owners of Lake Lindsey Mall.

The iconic neighbor-hood store, Lake Lindsey Mall and Deli, is now under new ownership. Billy and Bridie Jones are the new owners. Billy is an electrician by trade who grew up down the road and always wanted to run the store. His wife Bridie is an 18-year veteran of the school system who taught first grade. The couple has 7 children, many of whom are helping out at the shop.

Presentation about Florida’s affordable housing situation set for Aug. 21

STAFF REPORT

Jaimie Ross, President and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition, will present a statewide perspective on the State’s affordable housing situation at the fifth Housing and Community Development Summit presented by the Pasco County Community Development Department. The Summit brings together local experts and hosts panel discussions on topics such as homeownership, homelessness, rental housing and neighborhood redevelopment.

Estate Sales Made Simple

Maggie Herrera with her American Indian statue she uses at every estate sale to welcome her customers.

When an elderly parent dies, their children are often left to ponder the future of the remaining parent and the parents’ lifelong family home — a typical three bedroom, two bathroom property — common in subdivisions found throughout Florida.

One probably envisages a tidy, well-kept property but often there’s an overgrown garden and peeling paintwork. Inside, though, is a different story. There could be a treasure trove of belongings the couple has gathered throughout their longterm marriage.

Brooksville Tampa-Bay Airport receives “Airport of the Year” designation, but financial situation could be better

Recently, the Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport was “Airport of the Year” by the Florida Department of Transportation.

“We are very proud of this recognition from FDOT,” County Administrator Leonard Sossamon said. “With FDOT and FAA assistance, we have worked hard to make airfield safety improvements and infrastructure upgrades for development.”

Richloam General Store aims for designation on the National Register of Historic Places

The Board of County Commissioners received a letter from Ruben A. Acosta, Florida Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation, informing the county of the Richloam General Store’s nomination for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The nomination proposal will be in front of a review board on Thurs. Aug. 10. If the board finds that the property meets the criteria, then a formal nomination will be submitted to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington D.C. for a final decision.

100 new jobs coming to Dade City

Superior Precast is a new FDOT project supplier, manufacturing precast concrete products for The Reinforced Earth Company to be used in the construction of major road projects in Florida. After working closely with the Pasco EDC, Berkshire Hathaway Commercial Division, Pasco County, and Dade City, Superior decided to locate into 62,777 square feet of industrial space in the Dade City Business Center.

Seniors who love to help seniors

Sue Simone of Seniors Helping Seniors® — helping to make life easier for seniors who want to stay as long as possible in their own homes.  Photo: Sue Quigley

Sue Simone started volunteering over 30 years ago providing helpful care to homebound seniors who needed help in the house in varying degrees.
“It was a powerful experience and gave me a tremendous sense of purpose to serve others,” she said.

But then her husband was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called “frontotemporal dementia” and their life together was plunged into a world of uncertainty. His prognosis was not good. 

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