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Global Upcycling

August 03, 2016 - 22:55

Couple breathe new life into old, well-worn ‘stuff’ from the four corners of the world.

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There’s recycling and then there’s upcycling!

What’s the difference, you ask?

Recycling is the process whereby everyday waste like paper, metal, plastic or glass is broken down and turned into a another usable item.

Upcycling is the magical process of igniting new life into old and well-loved items and giving them a whole new personality in a new home or business.

Wig boutique owner makes buying stress-free

July 20, 2016 - 23:12

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

Photography by Sue Quigley

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

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.

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.

Bystander CPR Key to Saving More Lives

June 04, 2016 - 11:43

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

Photography by Sue Quigley

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.


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