Sue Quigley

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

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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

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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.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Maintained by members, Auro Community Garden is a sustainable garden using organic growing methods.

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Growing your own food is undeniably the best way to get fresh, nutritious food economically, ethically and eco-friendly. But although we would all love to be able to pick vegetables straight from our garden for dinner every evening, for many it is just not possible. To be successful in growing your own food, you need enough land and nutrient-rich soil to grow that food. You have to be able bodied, have time to devote tending the garden and a budget to acquire seeds and supplies for starting a garden.

Bystander CPR Key to Saving More Lives

Learning CPR/AED at a local class can be rewarding and empowering when that unexpected emergency arises.

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How many times have we tuned into popular television shows and watched as our favorite actors bring back to life victims on the brink of death following cardiac arrest?

How many of you have seriously considered what you would do if someone close to you suddenly collapsed and was unable to breathe?

Sadly, most bystanders don’t do anything because they don’t know how to initiate CPR - cardio-pulmonary resuscitation - or are afraid they’ll do something wrong.

Coffee Barn Roasted to Perfection

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The magical, dark brown elixir that jump-starts our day in practically every time zone is a ritual well entrenched in our daily lives. So, if you’re going to meet someone for coffee, you should rendezvous at The Coffee Barn and Bakery, an independently operated coffee shop in Brooksville that offers hand-roasted coffee and delicious bakes.
Daniel Pritz, 24, who co-owns The Coffee Barn and Bakery with his wife, Darby, is dedicated to serving that perfectly brewed cup of joe.

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