Sue Quigley

Resurgence of a Superbug

December 07, 2017 - 09:04
This bed may look inviting but you don’t know what is lurking underneath the covers and in the mattress.

One of our most hated household pests is Cimex lectularius L., also known as the common bed bug.

Around for centuries, bed bug infestations declined rapidly in the 40s and 50s with the introduction of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), one of the first chemicals to be used widespread as a potent pesticide.

However, 60 years on, the bloodsucking parasite is making a comeback.

From Beans to Bars

December 06, 2017 - 10:32

Photos courtesy World of Chocolate Museum and Café, Orlando

Smooth, silky soft and sensual… Delicious, desirable and decadent… and sure to make the reader's mouth water.

What am I talking about? The delightful, melting moments of chocolate.

If you love chocolate, I recommend a visit to the World of Chocolate Museum to learn more about the origins of the world’s most loved sweet treat.

Local sculptor dabbles in the whimsical

November 28, 2017 - 00:54
A working lighthouse that local sculptor, Jeff Guzlas made from a discarded piece of pipeline. It is sited at Cody's RV park in north Weeki Wachee. Photo  by Sue Quigley

I just love this place,” said artist Jeff Guzlas of the 15-acres of natural old Florida land and small RV park he bought 15 years ago.

Located between a golf course community and thousands of acres of nature preserves, his park is located close to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and the Gulf of Mexico.
A builder by trade from northern Illinois, Guzlas bought the property in 2004 and never wants to leave.

Volunteers do battle against rabies

October 20, 2017 - 03:10

Hernando Sun staff

Team of 12 volunteers selected to participate in the 2017 Mission Rabies drive to vaccinate 70 percent of dogs in Blantyre, Malawi. Mission Rabies, a charity based in the UK, in partnership with Brief Media and the Clinicians' Brief, launched the program in 2015 and send out a team of volunteers each year. Hernando County resident, Linda Christian is pictured fourth from the left. Photos courtesy of Mission Rabies.

Every year, mostly in Africa and Asia, thousands of people die from rabies — the majority of the infections originating from dog bites. It’s not a pretty disease. Symptoms include fever, headache, seizures, delirium, hallucinations and aggressiveness.

The key to eliminating this deadly disease is vaccinating enough dogs to rein in the spread of the virus.

IN PRAISE OF SPOONS

October 12, 2017 - 09:37

Hernando Sun Staff

Cliff Anello at his workbench in the garage of his home in Spring Hill.

For Spring Hill jewelry artists Cliff and Hee Ja Anello, each bracelet, ring or pendant they make is a labour of love.

The couple specializes in transforming original, vintage, silver-plated spoons from as early as the 1800s to create one-of-a-kind fine jewelry.

Cliff said he was inspired to make jewelry when he retired from the Army after 22 years of service.

Cole's Farm Market expands to 3 locations

October 07, 2017 - 09:13

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.

Repair, Renew, Rejuvenate

September 29, 2017 - 10:01

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.

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