Business Spotlight

Acupuncture: The crown jewel of alternative healing

A form of natural therapy, acupuncture is a respected, powerful alternative method of healthcare

Attitudes about acupuncture have changed dramatically. It wasn’t that long ago when the very thought of treating a condition with acupuncture, or perhaps hypnosis, would raise an eyebrow or two within the medical mainstream. But not any more.

Giving a Helping Hand

Facebook neighborhood group highlights the many helping hands in our county.

Dianna Seijas, left, and Eileen Katrick display the very first crochet mat made by volunteers at Mats for a Mission in Brooksville. The goal for 2017 is 500 mats.

Meet Dianna Alonzo, Yael Chenard and Anna Peterson — administrators of Spring Hill, FL Neighbors, a Facebook publication covering all things about news, business, art and life in Spring Hill. The group is 8,236 members strong.

More than administrators of the group, they are longtime friends who also want to give back to their community and lend a helping hand to neighbors in time of need.

The Color of Love

The Flower House poised for St. Valentine’s Day with floral arrangements that declare passion, affection and devotion.

Saint Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the day of romance when, each year, people exchange cards, gifts or flowers with someone dear to them.

It’s the day when cupids and hearts and flowers become the iconic gifts to give.

It’s also the day when flower shop owners have to get all their blooms ready for their busiest day of the year.

Albert Tavolaro, owner of the Flower House, at Forest Oaks Boulevard and Commercial Way, said he starts planning for Valentine Day right after Christmas.

At the Car Wash

Weeki Washee Car Wash - "Your car will never want to leave"

Stephen Gillespie finishes cleaning the interior of Michael Smith’s Mercedes at the Weeki Washee Car Wash.

They take very good care of cars here,” said Michael Smith of CTSGraphics, a regular at the Weeki Washee Car Wash on Cortez Boulevard.

He proudly pointed over to his vehicle being towel dried by car wash staff — a large black Mercedes SUV, gleaming as brightly in the sun as the day it left the factory.

High Tea Ritual, a unique and uplifting experience

Not only has the herbal blend become a popular daily beverage associated with hospitality, sipped leisurely and shared with convivial company, it is said to bring on warm and serene feelings.

The Tilted Teacup Tea Room uses only china cups, saucers and teapots for their Afternoon Tea sittings.

It’s been several centuries since the English first began the tradition of serving tea as a welcome for visitors or for celebrating important occasions. Nowadays, demand for the herbal beverage is a fast-growing trend in the US — even though it’s more for the iced variety rather than hot tea.

That is changing though as more and more Americans are beginning to appreciate the “ritual” of Afternoon Tea.

When’s it time to give up the keys?

Matthew Dolman

We often hear stories and handle cases of people who were cut off or rear ended by elderly drivers. Sometimes it leads to injuries, sometimes it doesn’t. But it can be a risk for both parties involved.

Elderly driving is a sensitive subject; we understand that completely. People who have lived a long life, fought in international wars, raised an entire generation, and took care of us younger people our whole lives deserve respect. They deserve independence and freedom. After all, if you flew a jet in Vietnam or ran your own business for 50 years, you can probably operate a car.

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