Tea Parties with a Twist at Magnolia Terrace Tea Room

October 01, 2015 - 20:53

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Elsa teaches Etiquette Class at Magnolia Terrace Tea Room

In 2008 the Dennehy family was involved in a head on collision by a drunk driver going over 100 mph. Several family members were injured but daughter Morgan fared the worst. With Morgan going through rehab as well as surgeries, having a sustainable income was a challenge. “I always wanted to have a coffee shop or tea room,” Morgan’s mother Karen Dennehy said. Karen talked it over with her mother, Maggie Hyde, and they decided together to make this happen. “It enabled me to have my daughter with me, as we were going through everything,” Karen explained.

Fast Casual Mexican Reaches Hernando

September 15, 2015 - 08:32
Moes Cortez Commons

The fast-casual mexican chains have been experiencing explosive growth throughout the United States. The large chains in this market include Qdoba Mexican Grill, Moe's Southwest Grill, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Panchero's Mexican Grill, Freebirds World Burrito, Baja Fresh. THey are some of the fastest growing franchises in the United States.

Wild Buck Whiskey: Small Batch, Big Flavor

June 01, 2015 - 20:39

Hernando County is home to a new product, Wild Buck Whiskey. Owners Natalie and Kevin Goff have received some nice exposure since their whiskey, handmade in small batches hit the shelves at locations around the county. Wild Buck Whiskey is already nationally recognized. They recently won a bronze medal in the rye whiskey category from the American Distilling Institute, competing against 457 other whiskeys.

Towne Square Mall Reinvigorated

May 11, 2015 - 09:01

The Towne Square Mall opened in 2002 in a strip mall that previously held a Walmart. It has a large open space that holds a number of diverse vendors.

The mall allows startups to develop their businesses in a collaborative environment or established businesses to focus on their business rather than dealing with all the responsibilities of managing a building. Their goal is to to promote locally owned and operated businesses here in Hernando County.

Remembering 22 Rucking Event

May 06, 2015 - 20:41

A worthy cause and challenging event took to the streets of Spring Hill on Saturday, May 2nd. Rucksack toting runners took off from their starting line on Mariner Boulevard on a 22 mile urban course for the first “Remembering 22 Rucking Event”. At each mile mark, 22 reps of 22 different exercises were completed by each of the athletes. The event captured the curiosity of onlookers and prompted questions, which was exactly the objective of the run.

Brooksville craft brewery plans to serve suds this summer

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:27am

Marker 48 Brewery

BROOKSVILLE, Florida – Thirsty craft beer fans in Hernando County will soon have a brewery to call their own. And because of the building’s previous tenant, it will boast a feature not seen too often – if ever – in the sandy soils of Florida: a real underground beer cellar. This unusual feature is possible because the structure at 12147 Cortez Blvd. housed an auto mechanic shop, and the 1,200-square-foot space below floor level was the “oil-change pit,” where staffers could get underneath the cars to drain fluids and otherwise easily access the undercarriages of customers’ vehicles.

Hernando County: A Premier Wedding Destination

April 16, 2015 - 14:58

Hernando County, part of the beautiful Nature Coast of Florida, is one of the last remaining areas preserving that which is Old Florida. This picturesque area is ripe with breathtaking landscapes for every outdoorsy type, from the beach goer to the nature lover. One can feel that vacation atmosphere just a short drive off Cortez Blvd complete with breathtaking sunsets at Pine Island, the area’s own family friendly beach. Complete with Willy’s Tropical Breeze Café, restrooms, and a playground for the kids. People of all ages can take in the beauty that is the Florida Gulf Coast.

DJ Produce Opens High Point Location

April 14, 2015 - 20:12


Dave Stewart and his wife Jean run DJ Produce. They have produce stands throughout the County, providing fresh produce from Plant City as well as Hernando County farms. They also work with cottage kitchens selling pickles, pickled okra, garlic and beets as well as jams and jellies. They provide produce for local businesses including Local Roots Cafe in Brooksville, R Beach and Zig Zag Scallop both in Hernando Beach.

Restaurant Revitalized in Hernando Beach

April 14, 2015 - 16:23

A restaurant location in Hernando Beach formerly called Swanie’s was in drastic need of renovations after being bought and sold several times. Shrimp boats unloaded their catch at the former restaurant’s dock, which made for an authentic dining experience. Business partners Scott Morano and Marc Delape decided to purchase the restaurant and clean things up. At first Delape thought his partner Scott Morano was a bit crazy, but after weighing out the pros and cons, both decided to give it a go.

Hernando County Parade of Homes

March 30, 2015 - 21:21

by Hernando Sun Staff

Hernando Builders Association and Sunrise Propane are hosting the 2015 Hernando County Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes is a self guided home tour that highlights the many options new home buyers have in deciding who will build their new home. This is a major event for the local building industry as it serves to bring in much needed business.


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