June 2016

Republicans are the guardians of progressive advances

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Donald Trump raised a firestorm when he questioned federal judge Gonzalo Curiel’s ability to be fair in his decisions about the Trump University’s civil fraud case. The leftist media held onto the story for months before releasing it and attacking Trump unmercifully. Most surprisingly was the vicious manner the establishment republicans solidly lined up to crucify him as a bigot who had to repent to regain any of their support. Somehow his comment that Judge Curiel could be biased against him because of his tough anti illegal immigrant stance certifies Trump as a racist.

Golf Elbow Injuries: What you need to watch for

Dr. Jessica Allen, is a local chiropractor and founder of Vitality for Veterans 501(c)3

Golf is much more physically demanding than people give it credit for. Combine that with how the vast majority of golfers don’t discover the sport until well into adulthood, golf injuries are quite common.

Second to low back pain, elbow pain is the most common problem golfers’ come across. Golfer’s Elbow is even a term many practitioners use to describe the certain elbow pain golfers commonly feel. Tennis Elbow is just as if not more common among golfers-the difference is the side of the elbow where the pain is felt.

Traveling with a Loved One with Dementia

Mr. Gary Joseph LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care. He has authored over 350 articles on the subject.

I am repeatedly asked for advice on whether or not to take loved ones with dementia on vacation. My answer is always consistent, “It’s always better if they are still in the early stages of the disease. If they are “too far” advanced, the problems you will encounter may be very severe. Once they enter the later stage, the safe haven of their homes may honestly be best place for them.

How to Avoid Zika Virus in Hernando County

by DR. WILLAM LESTER UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

I’m sure that most of you have seen or heard on the news about the Zika virus and mosquitoes. Zika is the latest in a long line of mosquito borne diseases that have affected the residents of Florida. Zika is a virus that is native to West Africa and Uganda and has spread to different tropical regions of the world. At the time of this writing there have been over 180 confirmed cases of Zika virus in Florida; but because many patients show no symptoms of the virus, there is no clear idea of exactly how many people have been infected.

History & Mystery at Chinsegut Dinner Benefit

June 18, 2016 – Brooksville, FL – Sixty people arrived at Chinsegut Hill Manor House, gathering on the magnificent wrap-around porch for the evening’s festivities to benefit one of Brooksville’s historic treasures.

The sky was ominous, but Sherry Pedonesi, Friends of Chinsegut Hill’s President, lit up the area with her welcoming smile as she served chilled lemon-infused water to guests. Hors d’ovres, including marinated olives, spicy feta, hummus, mushroom pate and crackers were generously laid out for the first course of this five-course dinner event.

Florida Friendly Plant of the Week: Crepemyrtle (Lagerstroemia spp.)

by LILLY BROWNING, Hernando County Florida Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator

Crepemyrtle (Lagerstroemia species) has become one of our southern beauties. They have just started blooming in central Florida, and their blooms will stick around in abundance through late September.

There is a wide variety of crapemyrtles to choose from. You can find a chart of the many varieties in the University of Florida publication entitled, “Crepemyrtle in Florida.” http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg266

Plant tropical sage for butterflies

by Pat Cooke, UF/IFAS Hernando County Master Gardener

Photography by Carl E. Lewis

If you want to bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, there are a number of plants you can add to your landscape. But one that requires the least attention is Tropical Sage, Salvia coccina. It is in the same family as the annual salvias that are so popular for their intense color. But annual salvia only lasts for one season. Tropical sage is a Florida native perennial. Once established, it requires little care, is drought tolerant, and is a magnet for a variety of nectar loving wildlife.

PHSC women's softball player Emily Stafford receives elite award

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) freshman Emily Stafford received the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Marucci Elite Hitter Award for District F Regions 8 & 10. Stafford, who plays outfielder, led the PHSC women’s softball team with a .455 average.

She went 51 for 112 on the season with nine doubles, two triples and one home run with 21 RBIs. Stafford only struck out nine times in 122 total at bats.

Annoying Robocalls: How to fight back

A Maryland plaintiff is suing Discover Financial Services for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by using an automated dialing system to contact her without permission.

According to Andrianna A., Discover began contacting her in 2015 in order to collect a debt. Despite the plaintiff requesting Discover to stop calling her, the financial services company continued to call her multiple times a day.