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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 sheriff: 27 dogs seized in chains, with no water or shelter

    Public Safety

    BROOKSVILLE — Twenty-seven dogs were seized Thursday after the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said they were found tethered to heavy chains, without water or shelter.

  2. Vendor can't pay postage; 20,000 Hernando motorists stranded on December tag renewals

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — In the last couple of days, Hernando County Tax Collector Sally Daniel learned that none of the 20,000 vehicle registration renewal forms set to be sent out to residents during December have been mailed.

  3. Brooksville's Transformed Treasures gathers seven businesses under one roof


    BROOKSVILLE — At the recently launched Transformed Treasures, shoppers and shopkeepers are profiting from a business model that's gathered seven small businesses under one roof.

    Furniture refinished in a distressed fashion is a popular seller at Transformed Treasures. Owner-manager Diana Burmann stages the scene with vintage collectibles, also featured at the new seven-vendor marketplace. BETH N. GRAY  |  Special to the Times
  4. Epilogue: Longtime Hernando County educator remembered for friendship, faith


    Whether at the front of a classroom or in the garden, Maria Rybka was a teacher to her core. Those who loved her say she lived with purpose: to educate, inspire and demand the most from life.

  5. Crognale named 2018 Hernando Principal of the Year


    BROOKSVILLE — For just a year and a half, Steve Crognale has been the principal at the Endeavor and Discovery Academies.

  6. Threatened with potential lawsuit, Hernando commission still rejects site's Brownfield designation

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Even in the face of an open threat of a lawsuit, the County Commission this week unanimously rejected an application to designate the nearly-completed Hammock Ridge I apartment complex in Spring Hill as a Brownfield site.

  7. Holiday events in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Dec. 8



    Symphony in Lights: The Shops at Wiregrass continues its annual holiday light show from 6 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31 in the center court at 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. The show features a 55-foot tree with more than 250,000 LED lights choreographed to holiday favorites by …