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.

Is using public WiFi dangerous?

Rocco Maglio is a Certified Internet Security Systems Professional (CISSP). He has over 20 years of experience in software engineering.

It is often said that using public wifi is dangerous. There have been numerous warnings about using coffee shop WIFI, airport WIFI, or other freely available WIFIs. At the Olympics in Rio there were many reports of bogus WIFI networks popping up around the city.

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.

Business Briefs Sept. 2, 2016

Multi-Chamber “After Hours Mixer”

Join the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Pasco Chamber for their September After Hours Mixer, sponsored by the Brookdale Senior Living on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 pm. Meet local business professionals and learn more about the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce.

Brookdale Senior Living is located at 10440 Palmgren Lane, Spring Hill. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP online at

The Diva of Flowers

Hong-Chia Lee, left, with his wife Andrea Lee at the Everlast Inc., orchid nursery.

Once upon a time, orchids were only to be found in the homes of the very rich or avid plant collectors. Now, these delicate, exotic plants are so plentiful, they’re in every nursery and grocery store – especially phalaenopsis, the white and pink moth orchids known as “phal” in the plant trade.

Orchid come in all kinds of bizarre shapes, sizes, colors and designs and are much admired universally for their stunning, good looks but it’s taken a long, long journey from mostly tropical climates to becoming America’s most popular houseplant.