Inner Peace Bookstore and Wellness Center, 421 W Jefferson St., Brooksville, has discontinued its Hatha yoga classes. For information, call Maria at 544-0304.
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Good Shepherd Medical Clinic has announced the establishment of the Good Shepherd Hearing Center at 8425 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill.
The hearing center offers free hearing examinations conducted by Harry Arnett, a state-licensed hearing information specialist. Arnett is national board certified in hearing instrument sciences. The center is a featured provider of Starkey Hearing Systems.
The Good Shepherd Hearing Center also has a full hearing aid lab with onsite maintenance and repair of major brands. For information, call 683-9173.
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NYLA Salon & Co. has expanded and moved to a new and bigger location at 10500 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill.
Owners and hairstylists Monica Leonard and Michele Magill said the new full-service salon offers facials, full body waxing, manicures, pedicures and other services.
For information, call 688-9696.
Dr. Michael W. Higgins attended the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics 48th annual post-graduate seminar in Chicago, April 4-6. The seminar emphasized the most current advances in treatments for joint replacement, as well as presentations on the adult degenerative hip and knee osteoarthritis.
Higgins specializes in general orthopaedic conditions and in nonoperative and operative management of the spine. His office is at 10429 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. He can be reached at 688-6035.
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Laura Finch has been promoted to manager of bereavement services for Hernando-Pasco Hospice and is responsible for the agency's grief support programs and managing a 15-member staff in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties.
Finch has been a bereavement counselor for hospice since 1989 and received her master's degree in mental health counseling from Auburn University. She will be based out of the organization's administrative headquarters in Hudson.
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Ben Pietras has joined Remax Advantage Realty, 4320 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, as a buyers specialist.
Pietras comes to Remax Advantage from Michigan, where he sold real estate. He has been selling real estate for more than 10 years. His territory includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.
Pietras can be reached at 584-1169.
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Professional textile expert Linda Plunkett, owner of AWPOV Rug Specialist, 4578 California St., south of Brooksville, has completed the senior carpet inspector course given and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.
A carpet inspector's job is to investigate consumer complaints and determine where the responsibility for those complaints should rest.
Plunkett can be reached at 799-3983.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following ribbon-cuttings this week:
•The Olympic Grill LLC, 3429 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. today. For information, contact Georgios Stavropoulos at 684-0905.
•Adventure Cycle Center, 14430 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, contact Douglas Kennedy at 796-6116.
•Hernando County Association of Realtors, 7321 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville, noon Friday. For information, contact Ed Carr at 799-1971.
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The Green Bean Organic Market, 11020 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, will have an Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The event will include vendors with samples of their products, as well as arts and crafts. A class on how to grow organic fruits and vegetables will be available. There will be a bounce castle for kids from 3 to 7 p.m., as well as coloring books and crayons. Product giveaways throughout the day, and a drawing for a basket of goodies (worth more than $100) will be made at 5 p.m.
For information, call 688-7979.
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Brooksville Regional Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Center is hosting an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Medical Arts Building on the hospital's campus at 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.
Free educational information and screenings with the hospital's occupational and physical therapists will be available. Screenings include motion, strength, coordination, sensation, visual perception and adaptive equipment for daily activities.
For information, call 797-4645.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly breakfast meeting on Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Course Lane, Spring Hill.
This month's sponsor is Florida Insurance Brokers. The speaker will be Bobby Fox on the topic of Kids Voting.
Networking and business card exchange begins at 7:15 a.m.; the program begins at 7:45 a.m.
The cost is $12 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers.
For information, call Carla at 796-0697, ext. 15.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its 34th annual Honor Student Banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.
The top 3 percent of graduating students from Hernando County schools will be recognized and honored for their outstanding academic achievements.
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Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will offer a free seminar designed for people planning to start a business, as well as those who have recently started a business but have not yet set up an effective record-keeping system. The seminar will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Hudson.
SCORE counselors Ellie Hollis and Dick Bendtzen will cover what records must be kept and the records that must be generated for managing the finances of a small business.
Also included is a basic introduction to QuickBooks, the popular automated business record keeping system.
For reservations or information, call the library at (727) 942-6894 or the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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Spring Hill Liquors, 2260 Commercial Way in the Timber Hills Plaza, Spring Hill, will have a wine tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Terry McKnight, owner of Strong Tower Vineyard and Winery on the Pasco side of Spring Hill, will bring some of his favorite wines for tasters.
For information, contact Richard Wask, manager of Spring Hill Liquors, at 683-0330.
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The Hernando County Medical Society Alliance will present "An Evening of Fun, Friendship and Empowerment: Women's Self Defense Techniques" on April 28 at the Stolte Eye Center, 11115 County Line Road, Spring Hill.
Networking and a meet-and greet will begin at 5:30 p.m.; a presentation by Kim Palmer, president of the alliance, will begin at 6 p.m., and the self-defense presentation, by martial arts instructor Joe Lotrecchiano will begin at 6:15 p.m.
Refreshments will be served and sponsored by Quality of Life Home Health Care. Black Swan Spa will give a demonstration and offer giveaways. Marina's This and That will showcase designer handbags and other items for sale.
The cost is $25. Wear comfortable attire. To RSVP, call Maureen at 650-9006 or send e-mail to Mosey217@hotmail.com