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Briefs: Hernando business digest


Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Trail, Spring Hill, has pledged to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Change a Light, Change the World" campaign.

The global effort to help the environment involves changing out old light bulbs and replacing them with new, energy-efficient bulbs. As part of its pledge, Atria will change out approximately 2,000 bulbs this month.

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Paul & Jerry's Self Storage is having a blanket drive to collect blankets that homeless people can use during cold winter nights.

New or gently used blankets will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at 10161 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

The blankets will be distributed to the needy in Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties. For information, call (352) 684-4414 or send e-mail

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Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, is offering a free chicken biscuit each Wednesday this month during regular breakfast hours. No purchase necessary, one free item per person per visit. For information, call (352) 596-2826.


The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce offices will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following ribbon cuttings this week:

Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, noon today. For information, contact Tom Payton at (352) 596-2225.

American General Life, at the chamber office, 4044 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, noon Tuesday. For information, contact Curt Christie at (352) 263-9664.

Beef O'Brady's, 31120 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor West, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. For information, contact Curtis or Janet West at (352) 345-4819.

The Grande, 725 Desoto Ave., Brooksville, ribbon cutting/grand opening, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. For information, contact Mona Herreid at (352) 398-3349 or (352) 544-0944.

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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Society of Accountants will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

The guest speaker will be Lloyd Cunningham of Consumer Credit Counseling. Reservations are required. Call Lori Sowers at 797-0455 no later than today.

Chapter meetings are the third Thursday of each month and are open to any accountant or tax professional in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. For information, call Pat Cornett at (352) 597-3460.

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Brooksville Natural Foods, 1254 S Broad St., Brooksville, will sponsor a free lecture, "Taking Responsibility — The Magic of Himalayan Crystal Salt and How it Enhances our Life," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Herbalist Dean Martens, founder and president of Herbs of Light Inc., will discuss herbal assistance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA; chronic depression, and heavy metals/neurological diseases.

For reservations, call (352) 796-6113.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will offer a free seminar, "Record Keeping and QuickBooks," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hudson Branch Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

The instructors will be Ellie Hollis and Jim Karam. To register or for information, call the library at (727) 861-3040.

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Notre Dame Catholic School, 1095 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Those visiting the school will receive a tour and have the opportunity to speak with the principal and classroom teachers. Information will be available concerning tuition schedules and subsidies available to supplement tuition.

For information, call (352) 683-0755.

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The Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill, will host its annual Bridal Show from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in its all-new Waterfall Ballroom.

More than 30 vendors will be on hand to assist with bridal needs. An hors d'oeuvre buffet will be available, and there will be several giveaways.

With the purchase of a $15 ticket, those attending will be eligible to win a free wedding, complete with a cocktail hour with an assortment of hors d'oeuvres, along with a three-entree buffet for up to 100 people. The prize excludes liquor, although a full liquor service is available upon request at an additional charge.

For those who book a wedding during the show, room rentals will be waived for Friday and Sunday bookings through 2010.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For information, call 688-3390.

If you have announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also e-mail items to or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

Who's news

Members of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management, Nature Coast Chapter, recently installed new officers. Pictured from left are: Mickey Smith, CEO Oak Hill Hospital; Mary Ammons, president; Michele Hofmeister, president-elect; Rose Privitera, secretary; Becky Davey, treasurer, and Diana Brijbag, membership director. Rhonda Garofano, education director, was unavailable for the photo.

Briefs: Hernando business digest 01/18/09 [Last modified: Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:45pm]
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