Business

Hammock Ridge developer requests brownfield designation

At the September 19, 2017, Board of County Commissioners meeting, a request from Goldstein Environmental Law Firm was presented. This request was on behalf of HTG Hammock Ridge, LLC, requesting for the property at 8274 Omaha Circle, Spring Hill be designated as a Green Reuse Area under Florida’s Brownfield Redevelopment Act. Florida Statute 376.80(2)(c).

Cole's Farm Market expands to 3 locations

Hernando Sun Staff

Kim and Jim Cole, owners of Cole's Farm Markets.

To those traveling east on County Line Road or south on US19, Jim Cole’s produce stands are a familiar sight with their bright red and green tents. Now, the Cole’s have opened a new stand located at the junction of Twin Dolphin Drive and Sunshine Grove Road just off Cortez Boulevard.

Cole’s Farm Markets have been in Hernando and Pasco counties selling fresh fruit and vegetables for more than 11 years and have become an important part of local communities.

Cole has been in the business of selling produce all his life.

Fact Check Labels

One of the new additions to the search aggregator Google News, Bing News, and others is a new fact check label. They are using a select group of news sites and including their articles marked as fact checks.

Fact checking can be very subjective, since often the statements are not purely measurable. To determine true or false, there is interpretation that is required to arrive at something that is measurable. This interpretation of the statement and distilling it down into something that can be verified is an area where these fact checkers fail.

Useful Phone Numbers

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) - (352) 754-4083

NON-EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) - (352) 754-6830
Brooksville PD - (352) 754-6800
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) - West: (727) 847-5878 East: (352) 518-5000
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) - (352) 726-4488

HOSPITALS

Oak Hill - (352) 596-6632
Bayfront Brooksville - (352) 796-5111
Bayfront Spring Hill - (352) 688-8200

WALK IN CENTERS

Repair, Renew, Rejuvenate

Hernando Sun Staff

Mayssan Shuayb is the owner of Shuayb Serenity Spa

Demand globally for skincare specialists and spas is growing exponentially reflecting a desire by both women and men for a host of new treatments designed to reduce the effects of aging.

Mayssan Shuayb recognizes this and is the owner of the newly opened Shuayb Serenity Spa in Hernando County, Florida. A longtime healthcare administrator, Shuayb knows that skin specialists — or aestheticians — serve an important role in the beauty industry.

NURSING HOMES PLAN `SUMMIT' ON GENERATOR ORDER

By JIM SAUNDERS AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 18, 2017......... Calling the deaths of eight seniors last week an “isolated incident,” a nursing-home industry group will hold a meeting Friday to discuss a move by Gov. Rick Scott to require nursing homes to be equipped with generators to power air-conditioning systems when electricity goes out.

4x in 5 years: Monster Transmission makes Inc. 5000 list

Making Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list is quite an accomplishment, but doing it for 4 times within 5 years is an even bigger one.

Businesses apply to be listed, but only the fastest growing companies in America make the cut. This is determined by a number of factors including gross sales over a three year time period (which cannot be under $1 million) and employee count. The figures submitted are certified by a CPA.

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.

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