DOCTOR JOINS ACCESS HEALTH CARE: Dr. Anil Bhatia has joined the medical staff of Access Health Care and is currently seeing patients at 8365 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. He is the former president of Good Shepherd Medical Clinic in Spring Hill.
For information, call (352) 382-0258.
DOCTOR RECOGNIZED FOR PATIENT-CENTERED CARE: Access Health Care Physicians has announced that Dr. Danish Mumtaz Siddiq has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 2 recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.
Siddiq's office is at 14690 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 799-4206.
LIGHT UP RIDGE MANOR: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group and foundation, the Chamber Education Training Association, will sponsor the eighth annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. today at a new location — Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road, in Hill 'n Dale.
The event will feature games and activities, Christmas carolers, a cakewalk and performances by local children's groups. Dell Barnes will provide dance music. Special guests will include Santa Claus, Smokey Bear and Big Frog. Proceeds will benefit the training association.
For information, call (352) 796-0697.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for Chinsegut Hill Retreat, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville, at noon Wednesday. There will be a public open house at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call (352) 799-5400 by Tuesday.
CHAMBER AFTER-HOURS MIXER: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host Hernando County's largest office party during the December After-Hours Mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. The event will include food and beverages, along with entertainment. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
CHAMBER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
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