September 2020

Metropolitan Ministries must rebuild volunteer core

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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Since the dawn of the global pandemic, Metropolitan Ministries has delivered nearly 40,000 emergency nonperishable food boxes to Tampa Bay families in need--including many located in Hernando County. That’s an average of 1,500 boxes per week. And Metropolitan Ministries currently cooks 3,000 hot grab-and-go meals every day and distributes them throughout Tampa Bay through 30 partner organizations. Yet now, the agency that has lent a helping hand for nearly 50 years needs many more 'helping hands' to fulfill their current mission

Atonement, God’s Love Key to Faith

The Covid-19 virus has forced the modernization of three of the most populous ancient religions. The extent of the change will be the most evident so far in Judaism, the oldest of the faith groups which trace their origins to the Biblical patriarch Abraham, when the Jewish High Holy Days begin at sundown Friday (Sept. 18).

Even the shofar (a hollowed-out ram’s horn played something like a bugle) will be wearing a mask during the traditional Rosh Hashana (New Year) service in many synagogues usually crowded with among the largest number of worshipers of the year.

BOCC rejects BRW Bid

At the regular meeting on September 8, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners rejected BRW Contracting’s (BRW) bid on the resurfacing of Snow Hill Road and Jones Road. Despite being the lowest bidder, a verified history of fraud and unsatisfactory work on the Osowaw Blvd resurfacing project was the top reason for the unanimous decision.

Conservation of Mud Springs Property through DEP Partnership

By LISA MACNEIL
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At the September 8, 2020 regular meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the submission of the Mud Springs Management Prospectus to the Department of Environmental Protection Division of State Lands.

Mud Springs is the head spring of the Mud River located just north of the Weeki Wachee River.  The Mud River joins with the Weeki Wachee and then flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

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