July 2015

A Historic Journey- Pierceville and Melendez

Continuing our historic journey into Hernando County we now come to the town with a short, unique, and very interesting story. The locale of Pierceville and many of these early settlements are difficult to pinpoint since they were just collections of pioneer families settling an area. Historian Frasier Mountain described these settlers who came down from Georgia and South Carolina in the 1840’s as entirely self sufficient. They would pack a wagon with their supplies and often make the dangerous journey on foot. These settlements were often made up of multiple family farms.

June 21- July 21st 2015

Mildred Lai Endrina, 80, passed away June 21, 2015. She was born on February 23, 1935 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was Catholic by faith. Source: Brewer and Sons

Willis “Bill” Perry, age 86, of Brooksville, Fl. died on June 20. Bill was born on March 14, 1929, in Davin, West Virginia, to the late Cecil Herbert & Ella Mae (Cline) Perry. Src: Turner

LAWHORN, JaneClare, age 72 of Spring Hill passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at her home. Born in Manhattan, NY she came to this area in 1987 from New Jersey. Source: Merritt Funeral Home

Chick-Fil-A Charity Cruise In: Nice Cars and a Worthy Cause Each Month

Live music, cars, and food, make the perfect combination to end a Tuesday. This monthly event which began in January 2012 is sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and Monster Transmission and Performance. On the first Tuesday of every month from 5-8pm as long as weather is permitting, the parking lot at Chick-Fil-A is transformed, and beautiful classic, muscle, and sports cars are displayed for your viewing pleasure as you listen to the live DJ playing the oldies.

Ultimate Frisbee, Not Just for College Students


When Peter Morey arrived in Hernando County last fall to accept a new position, he saw an opportunity to bring the game he has grown to love. A pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Spring Hill, Morey started up an ultimate frisbee group that plays at Anderson Snow Sports Complex Tuesday and Thursday evenings at approximately 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Leaders Abound for Spring Hill Juniors


When a team hits .536 combined, it can become difficult to pick out just one superstar. Spring Hill posted that batting average in last week’s Dixie Baseball Junior Boys (age 13) All-Stars State Tournament at the M.E.R.E. Complex in Marianna. The Hernando County crew went 4-0, outscoring its opponents by a combined 58-7. For eight players and head coach Joe Abbadessa, it was a repeat from winning the state crown at the “O”Zone (age 11-12) level last year.

SWFWMD Headquarters Not Moving to Tampa Yet, but Resources Are

On July 17th, Robert Beltran sent another memo to SWFWMD employees explaining that the Headquarters of SWFWMD will not be moved to Tampa due to the ample feedback they received from cities, counties and organizations against the move. Beltran wrote, “After completion of our budget process and further discussions with our Business Plan consultant, local officials and community leaders, staff concurs with the Governing Board’s action to approve the Business Plan except for the designation of the District headquarters.”