Sue Quigley

Look Good, Feel Better

photography by Sue Quigley

FREE PROGRAM THAT AIMS TO HELP WOMEN MANAGE APPEARANCE-RELATED SIDE EFFECTS OF CANCER AND ITS TREATMENT.

Volunteer cosmetologists, left to right, Amy Baldwin, Annette Lalla and Becky Anderson during the workshop.

Many thousands of men and women are diagnosed each year with some form of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

For them, treatment options will probably include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery and, consequently, side effects like nausea, pain and fatigue.

Those side effects can not only include hair loss, but also dry skin, brittle nails and weight gain.

And for women in particular, these side effects can take over one’s daily life.

Embracing Olives

Photos by Sue Quigley
Local couple’s olive grove producing fine, aromatic olive oils

Bottles of freshly pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil from olives grown and then milled at The Olive Grove.

Close to the SunCoast Parkway bicycle trail in Brooksville, there’s a small olive grove where you can find some truly fine fresh olives and olive products.

The 5-acre and some, spread is the domain of Cambren and Deirdre Davis, a couple who fell in love with Italy when they vacationed there a few years ago.

Eats and Art

The Copper Kitchen — a less than traditional beauty on wheels ready to drive your tastebuds wild

The Copper Kitchen in Spring Hill

The Temptations singing “My Girl” filled the air in and around Rodney Jones’ The Copper Kitchen food truck and customers relaxed on nearby picnic tables beneath brightly colored, windsails as Jones prepared their dishes.

This is no ordinary lonchera. This food truck doesn’t move. It’s more an eclectic outdoor restaurant that happens to serve food from a truck — a very distinctive truck.

Earning their independence

The Arc Nature Coast successfully placing its customers with employers consistent with their needs, interests and abilities.

Life Skills Instructor Kathleen Cooper with The Arc Nature Coast shares a joke with program participants Christopher, Ann and Lorraine as they package the Senior Voice community magazine for distribution. Photo by Sue Quigley

I’m doing this really fast,” said Christopher Chalmers, “because when I get paid I’m going to Walmart to buy some new DVDs,” he said.

Chalmers is a program participant at The Arc Nature Coast, an organization that serves people with developmental disabilities in Hernando and Pasco counties.

Along with fellow participants Ann Jaman and Lorraine Lella, the group had gathered to complete their regular task of preparing Senior Voice papers for circulation — Senior Voice targets residents age 55 plus and provides community and health related information.

The sweet smell of hay

Joshua Lopez, an operations supervisor at Wagon Wheel Feed, explains the many different varieties of hay and their nutritional qualities.  Photos by Sue Quigley

It began with a dream. A dream that came true when Terry and Donna Sanders moved to Hernando County in 1990.

“Our dream was to open a family-run feed store that would always work to keep prices low and that dream has been accomplished,” said Donna Sanders.

The couple called their store Wagon Wheel Feed. It opened in 1991 and has been in continuous business to this day. “We started out over on U.S. 41 but then we moved to the little pink house on Cortez Boulevard,” said Patty Eden, the couple’s daughter.

Fashioning a new, cool shopping experience

Towne Square Mall is reinventing itself under new leadership.

Rich Sanvenero Sr. (right) the new public relations and development officer for Towne Square Mall, with Miss Nancy of Antiques & Accents.

If the allure of a deal, bargain, bric-a-brac, vintage or collectable excites you, or if the old ticker beats faster looking for that special, one-of-a-kind item, it’s time to explore the Towne Square Mall in Spring Hill.

Located on US19 at 3021 Commercial Way, Towne Square Mall is a 60,000 sq. ft. space that’s home to numerous vendors ranging from computer repair to exotic birds to valuable antiques and repurposed furniture.

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