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Oak Hill Hospital's clinical and medical staffs participated in recent lectures conducted by Dr. Edward Septimus, a member of the Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee for anti-infective drugs.

The clinical staff heard the lecture in the hospital's education center; the medical staff was invited to Silverthorn Country Club to hear the lecture.

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Superior Bank, 1300 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, is conducting its "Tools for School" drive to collect school supplies for Deltona Elementary School.

The drive will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Friday until Aug. 17.

According to JoAnn Glass, branch manager, the bank will then have a back-to-school celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 to thank its customers for the donations. Refreshments will be served.

For information, call (352) 666-5200.

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Care One of Florida LLC, 12220 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, has been awarded participating provider status by BlueCross BlueShield of Florida.

Care One is now an approved participating provider for: BlueCross BlueShield's traditional (PPS), Preferred Patient Care, NetworkBlue, Medicare Advantage PPO, Health Options and Medicare Advantage HMO Program (S).

For information, call Erin Cantrell, marketing director, at (352) 683-1982.

Who's news

The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Society of Accountants recently elected and installed new officers for 2009-10. The chapter's officers, from left, are: Tori Davis, treasurer; Denise Hammond, secretary; Roger Jacobs, vice president, and Lori Sowers, president. All are from Brooksville or Spring Hill. Also installed were two officers of the state organization of the Florida Society of Accountants: Barbara Tremblay of Crystal River, second vice president, and Roger Jacobs of Brooksville, treasurer. Nature Coast Chapter members who attended the recent state convention in Naples included Barbara Tremblay, Linda Walters, Carol Mitchell, Roger Jacobs and Joy Cochran. For information on the chapter, call Pat Cornett at (352) 597-3460.

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Agents Daryl Lynn Cox, Fran Flannery and Kathy Tabor have joined the sales team at Preferred Property Associates, 1188 S Broad St., Brooksville.

For information, call (352) 797-5544.

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Donald Chaffin was recently inducted into UPS' Circle of Honor program, which recognizes drivers who have attained 25 years or more of accident-free driving.

Chaffin works out of the UPS facility at 7230 Broad St., Brooksville, and provides service to the Inverness area. Chaffin lives in Dade City.

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Amber Grubbs is the newest stylist to join the staff at NYLA Salon & Company, 3463 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill.

Grubbs is a graduate of the Salon Professional Academy in New York City. She specializes in Redken products and updated color techniques.

For information, call (352) 688-9696.


Rogers' Christmas House Village, 103 S Saxon Ave., Brooksville, will have its Christmas in July Celebration through Sunday.

The following activities are planned:

• Kathleen Barnes, a local artisan, will visit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday.

• Jerry Cowling, a local author and storyteller, will visit from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. He will give lessons in storytelling.

• Diane Gooden will demonstrate various kitchen appliances and cookware from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

• The Brooksville Garden Club will give gardening tips from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The club will also be selling copies of its cookbook.

• A tree-trimming video with tips on how to decorate a Christmas tree will be played from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday.

• Party Central will give demonstrations at the 1887 Magnolia House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday. Visitors will learn how to set a holiday table, including buffets, floral arrangements and candle designs.

Free refreshments will be offered on Saturday and Sunday.

For information, call (352) 796-2415 or visit

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Spring Hill Target East, 3101 Aerial Way, in the Suncoast Crossing plaza off Spring Hill Drive, just east of the Suncoast Parkway, Spring Hill, opens this week with three events.

The store will have its "silent opening" from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The event will feature family entertainment. Tony the Balloon Guy and his partner, Face Painter Phyllis, will offer balloon hats, swords, hearts, flowers and animals, as well as hand and face painting. Mermaids from Weeki Wachee Springs will be at the event, along with pianist Tommy Johnson.

The store officially opens Wednesday. Business hours will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

The store will then have its official grand opening from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, and entertainment will be available.

For information, call (352) 593-2168.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly membership breakfast meeting Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Course Lane, Spring Hill.

This month's sponsor is New England Financial. The speaker will be state Rep. Robert Schenck.

Networking and business card exchange begins at 7:15 a.m.; the program starts at 7:45 a.m.

The cost is $12 for chamber members, $20 for nonmembers.

For information, call Carla Hayes at (352) 796-0697.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at Paradise Palms Pet Resort, 23028 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, at noon Wednesday.

For information, call Lisa M. Greene at (352) 799-9014.

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Paul & Jerry's Self Storage, 10161 County Line Road, Spring Hill, will host its annual Community Summer Shindig from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The free festival will feature games for kids, including basketball, duck pond, ring toss and bean bag toss. Prizes will be awarded. The event will also feature a farmers market, a waterslide, a bounce house, a petting area compliments of the Florida Wildlife Alternative, educational games from the Early Learning Coalition and face painting.

The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill will have food available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the club's charities. Donations of baby items will be accepted for Baby Love of Spring Hill, as will donations of school items for needy children in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Vendors are welcome to participate. For information, call (352) 684-4414.

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The Hernando Builders Association will have its third annual "Christmas in July for our Troops" event during its general membership meeting at 6 p.m. July 27 at Glen Lakes Country Club, 10485 Glen Lakes Blvd., Weeki Wachee.

The meeting, sponsored by Florida Home Builders Insurance and Progress Energy, will be dedicated to the men and women who have served or are serving in the military.

Admission is $25 plus an item to send to the troops. The HBA will collect the items during the month of July at its office at 7391 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The community is encouraged to participate in the drive.

Reservations are required. For information or to reserve a seat, call Bobbe or Brenda at (352) 596-1114.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is having a Renovation Rally to raise money to move from its current office into the chamber's newly purchased building at the Hernando County Airport. The move is expected to take place in October and will cost more than $61,000.

The rally began May 27 and will end on Aug. 11. During these 77 days, the chamber is asking each member to donate $1 per day. If each member donates $77, the chamber will reach its goal.

For information, call (352) 796-0697, ext. 12, or send e-mail to barbara@hernando

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Sponsors, participants and exhibitors are needed for the upcoming Teen Life Rally, hosted by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Hernando Youth Initiative through its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Committee.

The Teen Life Rally will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, contact Dawn Easter at (239) 494-7553 or send e-mail to

The Hernando Youth Initiative, launched in 2008, is a program of the chamber and its education committee. The initiative seeks to address issues that interfere with a child's success and ensure that children acquire skills to meet employer demand.

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.

Hernando County business notes 07/19/09 [Last modified: Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:18pm]
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