March 2018

Easter Sunday Services in Hernando County


Easter Sunrise Service, Linda Pedersen Park 6300 Shoal Line Blvd, Hernando Beach, at 7:15 AM.

Crosspoint Church, Challenger K8 School, 13400 Elgin Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609. 9:30 & 11 AM.

Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34608. 9AM & 10:30 AM.

Grace World Outreach Church 20366 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601. 9 & 11 AM.

Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613. 8AM, 9:30, & 11:15 AM.

Obituaries published March 30, 2018

Heino Richard Neal, age 80 of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2017. Richard is survived by his wife Martha; and 2 grandchildren. Src; Downing
Green Ann Stevens, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Src; Turner

Garbinski Augusta A., age 95, of Spring Hill, passed on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene. Augusta is survived by her daughter, Nancy; son, Arthur (Janet); 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Src; Brewer


BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando County School District will make the following administrative changes effective July 1, 2018. Brent Gaustad, acting interim principal of Moton Elementary School (MES) will leave his position as principal of D.S. Parrott Middle (DSPMS) and remain Principal of Moton for the long term.

Gaustad, an experienced administrator and long-time resident of Brooksville, is credited with successfully turning around DSPMS from a school grade of “D” in 2014 to a “B” in 2017.

Brooksville Legends Clinic offers the next young generation lessons from the greats

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Former Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour taught pitching techniques at Tom Varn Park on Sunday during the Legends for Youth baseball clinic. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

When playing baseball, whether for the first time or later in life, young individuals are taught the basics of the game: how to swing a bat, catch a fly ball, and run the bases. The same goes for historic Tom Varn Park in downtown Brooksville, which has been a staple of our community’s athletics, recreational or competitive at the interscholastic level. And on a crisp Sunday afternoon, the park would write another chapter in its legacy.

Springstead has several standouts at FSU Relays in Tallahassee

Photo courtesy of Springstead athletics

Springstead's track team at the FSU Relays

With baseball and softball reigning supreme around the area, track and field is another sport that produces several standouts throughout Hernando County annually.

While softball and baseball are performing, the Eagles’ boys and girls track & field teams have done an exceptional job this spring as well. Springstead made the long trip up to northern Florida and made their way up to Tallahassee last weekend to represent the school at the FSU Relays.