August 2019

Organization provides clothing, essentials for foster children

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On Tuesday, August 6, Fostering Hope Florida's Kidz Closet held a ribbon cutting at their store in Spring Hill. Chamber of Commerce members, staff, volunteers, foster parents and foster children, along with members of the community attended the event.   Michael Congeni represented the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce  and presented the staff with a chamber membership plaque. 

Hernando County considers TheBus expansion

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At the August 13, 2019 Board of County Commissioners regular meeting,  Planning Director Ron Pianta introduced the update to the Hernando County Transit Development Plan (TDP), which is updated every five years, and proposed a plan for the next ten years.  The board voted 5-0 to approve the plan, and to submit to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) no later than September 1, 2019.

Pythons Are Pushing North

A few weekends ago, I received a message from our Hernando Sun founders, Julie and Rocco Maglio. According to Rocco, he had just discovered an eight-foot long, Burmese python on the road in front of his driveway.  Reports of such a creature have been quite rare much farther north than the Peace River, yet there it was. And, the swampy wetlands around their home are the perfect habitat for a Burmese python to thrive, so I would not at all be surprised if this was only the first of more to come.

Harbor Lights Restaurant & Lounge

Harbour Lights Restaurant & Lounge is a quaint little restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Panasoffkee with impressively large cypress trees lining the embankment.

Harbour Lights is a great example of ‘old Florida’ and not much has changed in the past 30 years including the prices. An old Daily Sun article hangs on the wall and mentions that their buffet price is $13.95.  Today it is still $13.95.