Use Secure Websites to Stay Safe

June 21, 2016 - 18:43

If you use https rather than http when connecting to sites you are more secure. You have added assurance that you are actually getting to the site you intended to go to. There is malware that can hijack your Domain Name Service (DNS) and send you to a different site than requested. This fails with https, because they will not be able to provide a certificate for that site. Our web site recently switched to defaulting all traffic to https.

"Tech on Tap," a tech networking event

June 20, 2016 - 21:09

The idea behind Tech on Tap is that in Hernando County we have business and government employers that struggle to find candidates for technology positions. We also have a number of technology professionals that work remotely from their homes or in Tampa. If they lose their job they look for a job in Tampa, because they are not aware of what is available within the technology sector in Hernando County. We are doing an event at Marker 48 on Wednesday June 29 at 6pm where professionals and businesses can meet one another.

Sanctuary for Critters

June 20, 2016 - 21:00

Local woman's mission to rescue , rehabilitate and release back into the wild injured and displaced animals

Photography by Sue Quigley

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.

Oak Hill Hospital Announces its 2015 Frist Humanitarian Award Winner

June 19, 2016 - 20:55

Oak Hill Hospital is particularly pleased to announce that Richard Linkul, Marketing Director, is this year’s recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award. The Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer services. Named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian, this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care giving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.

Taj Indian Cuisine

June 15, 2016 - 12:50

For an excellent authentic Indian meal in Hernando County, look no further than the Taj on Cortez Blvd. Their menu is extensive and the prices reflect the quality of food you are served. Taj is related to the Taj Indian Cuisine restaurant in Tampa.

Taj Indian Cuisine is located in the Western Way plaza near Beacon Theatres. It has been there for several years. The restaurant has a large interior and can handle a pretty large party.

The Business of Blood

June 13, 2016 - 13:56

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.

Mortgage Matters: New Closing Disclosure Form: What Is It and What Does It Do?

June 13, 2016 - 13:04

Last October, a new five-page form called the Closing Disclosure was established to provide borrowers with a better understanding of the all of the details about their mortgage loan.

This new Closing Disclosure form highlights the important terms of the loan, the projected monthly payments, and how much the borrower will pay in fees and closing costs to secure your mortgage.
The mantra of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the organization that oversees Federal financial legislation that protects consumers is “Know Before You Owe”.

Why America’s spare bedrooms are worth $174.9 billion

June 09, 2016 - 12:03


Extra rooms are an untapped real estate opportunity. It’s not unusual to have an extra bedroom in your house. Indeed, a analysis of United States Census data suggests that there are 33.6 million of them across the nation.

If you assume that each of these rooms could be rented out for $100 a week (which would be cheap in many areas of the US), that adds up to a whopping $174 billion in missed opportunities for extra cash each year.


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