Popular brunch spot opens in Brooksville

October 20, 2017 - 02:58


First Watch, the popular Sarasota-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept,opened its newest restaurant on Monday, Oct. 9, in Brooksville. It is located  at 12314 Cortez Blvd. in the new Cortez West shopping center, and will employ about 25 people.

Customers at First Watch in Brooksville will be able to sample the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar, which are juiced in-house daily using high quality fruits and vegetables.

Tijuana Flats continues its expansion plans: Opens new restaurant in Brooksville

October 19, 2017 - 00:24


The Tijuana Flats located at 12320 Cortez Blvd, a half a mile west of Mariner Blvd in Brooksville is now open for business. The new location is the seventh store that Tijuana Flats has opened this year.

The new restaurant is 2,253 square feet and includes 64 indoor guest seats and 24 patio seats. It will employ 45-50 team members to include management, back-of-house and front-of-house employees. Additionally, Brooksville guests will enjoy a selection of 15 different hot sauces from Tijuana Flats’ Hot Bar.

Hammock Ridge developer requests brownfield designation

October 08, 2017 - 00:31

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

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.

Fact Check Labels

October 07, 2017 - 09:01

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

October 05, 2017 - 12:31

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


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


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


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.


September 18, 2017 - 15:10


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.


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