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Hernando Business digest for Nov. 20

Published Nov. 18, 2015

Business digest


HOSPITAL EARNS PATIENT SAFETY SCORE OF A: Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, has been recognized with an A safety score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

U-HAUL AVAILABLE IN MASARYKTOWN: Second Hand Thrift Store, 484 Broad St., Masaryktown, recently signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Masaryktown community.

Store owner Chris Chillura will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. After-hours drop-offs are available.

For information, call (352) 796-1176 or visit

Who's news

Brooksville MAN REAPPOINTED TO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY: Gov. Rick Scott recently announced the reappointment of Cliff Manuel to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority.

Manuel, 57, of Brooksville, is president of Coastal Engineering Associates in Brooksville. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Brooksville Housing Authority and chairman of Hernando Progress.

TWO DOCTORS RECOGNIZED FOR PATIENT-CENTERED CARE: Access Health Care announced that Dr. Manjusri Vennamaneni has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships, and that Dr. Dan W. Pulsipher has achieved Level 2 recognition.

Vennamaneni is the only provider in Hernando County who has achieved Level 3 recognition.


GRAND OPENING: Marker 48 Brewery, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, will have its grand opening at noon Saturday.

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge will be on hand to host several raffles to raise funds for the club's charities that help children locally and internationally. Marker 48 Brewery selected the club as its chosen charity for the event.

For information, call Lori Bainum at (727) 480-1566 or send email to

GRAND OPENING: Orthodontic Specialists of Florida will celebrate the opening of a new office at 12920 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature free orthodontic consultations, food, drinks, entertainment and giveaways. One person who starts their braces that day will win free braces. Bring a food donation for the Salvation Army and receive a free spin to win. (352) 683-6116.

JAZZERCISE TO HOST THANKSGIVING CLASSES FOR CHARITY: The Spring Hill Jazzercise fitness Center will offer two Thanksgiving Day classes, at 8 and 9 a.m. Thursday, at 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

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Admission is a nonperishable food item, paper product or monetary donation to benefit People Helping People of Hernando County.

The 60-minute class, organized by local Jazzercise instructor Becky Mooneyham, will include a warm-up, aerobic routines and a muscle-toning and cool-down stretch.

Classes are open to the public, and participants should dress to exercise. For information, call Mooneyham at (352) 442-8595.

Save the date

LIGHT UP RIDGE MANOR: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group and its foundation, the Chamber Education Training Association, will sponsor the eighth annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 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. Dance to the music of Dell Barnes. Special guests will include Santa Claus, Smokey Bear and Big Frog.

Proceeds will benefit the training association. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

If you have business 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 email 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.


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