Sue Quigley

Global Upcycling

Couple breathe new life into old, well-worn ‘stuff’ from the four corners of the world.

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There’s recycling and then there’s upcycling!

What’s the difference, you ask?

Recycling is the process whereby everyday waste like paper, metal, plastic or glass is broken down and turned into a another usable item.

Upcycling is the magical process of igniting new life into old and well-loved items and giving them a whole new personality in a new home or business.

Wilson: ‘Our focus is on quality’

Chuck Wilson, president and owner of Wilson Technology Group Inc., and an expert in the telecommunications industry, says ‘quality is key.’

Photography by Sue Quigley

Far out on US98 and nestled in the sleepy countryside beyond Brooksville might not seem an obvious place to base an IT company leading the way in full turnkey IT solutions.

But that’s where Chuck Wilson and his wife and business partner Terry Weaver decided was an absolutely great place to locate their business: Wilson Technology Group and the business of telecommunications and technology industry design and implementation.

“It was in 2000 and we decided we didn’t want to be city people any more — that’s when we discovered Brooksville,” Wilson said.

Wig boutique owner makes buying stress-free

Becky Anderson can smooth the way for men and women coping with hair loss.

Photography by Sue Quigley

For many cancer patients – male or female – hair loss is their biggest fear and, for some, it can be the most upsetting experience of the whole cancer treatment journey.

Becky Anderson understands this. Anderson has spent more than 40 years as a cosmetologist, the last 25 of which she has specialized in helping people cope with hair loss.

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.

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.

Don’t Be A Victim!

Local woman wholesale distributor for personal safety products.

It’s a sad fact of life but anyone of us, at any time, can fall victim to assault, harassment, robbery or physical attack. And women in particular.

Everyday activities like driving, going to work, or walking down the street present an element of risk to your personal safety. You may commute long distances alone or have mobile jobs making contact with the general public.

“It’s really not possible to avoid all risk but it’s wise to take some precautions,” said Angela Kanner, a co-owner of Personal Safety Outlet Inc.

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