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Allisa Babor’s favorite photo is her shot of a North Carolina forest in the clouds. Hers and other local artists’ works are offered at Swap-n-Shop/Roots Creative Co. in Brooksville.

Mother, daughter pair interests with tandem shops in downtown Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE — Typically, clothing on sale will attract shoppers off the sidewalk. Art, not so much. So, clothes hound Terry Babor and her art photographer daughter, Allisa Babor, have paired the two at Swap-n-Swap/Roots Creative Co., which opened this month in downtown Brooksville. "I like to find a bargain," said  …


  1. Hernando Bloodmobile for Nov. 24


    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.

  2. Hernando Events for Nov. 24



    24 Friday

    Marine Corps League 708 Friday Night Dinner: Open to the public, dinner includes choice of baked or fried fish, fried shrimp or an alternative meat, as well as mashed potatoes or steak fries, vegetable or cole slaw, salad, corn muffin, dessert and coffee or tea. …

  3. Hernando Pet of the Week for Nov. 24


    For the months of November and December, $25 adoptions are available on select animals.

     For the months of November and December, $25 adoptions are available on select animals.  Lexi is a 1-year-old black mouth cur mix that loves to play, fetch and just be silly. She would love to be part of an active family. Lexi has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Inquiries about adopting Lexi or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run strictly on donations; no government subsidies are provided. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $40 for adults cats and $65 for kittens, and cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at
  4. Hernando Briefs for Nov. 24



    Tickets are available for Christmas parties

  5. Dollars need to stay at home if south Brooksville is to survive


    As a member of the Moton High School Class of 1967, I grew up a poor but very happy child because of the love given to me by all. So all I had to do was be a child and not rush to be an adult.

  6. Makerspace lab exposes Eastside students to tech skills and fun


    BROOKSVILLE — The lab at Eastside Elementary School looks high tech, featuring new flooring, cabinets and furniture. Assistant Principal Michael Lastra calls it cutting edge.

    Eastside Elementary School third-graders Madison Brockett, 8, left, and Gemma Novoa, 8, use markers to color code the movement of their tiny robots, called ozobots, in the school’s new Makerspace technology classroom.
  7. Hernando Vendors for Nov. 24



    • Vendors, sponsors and volunteers are needed for the 10th annual Light Up the Eastside Christmas Festival, formerly the Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival, from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road, Hill 'n Dale. The celebration, which is free and open to …