Julie B. Maglio

PHSC student completes her studies with service dog by her side

Meet Ashley Hibbard and her service dog in training Trevor, an 18 month old golden retriever.  Ashley is a student at Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC). She and Trevor attend PHSC together.  Trevor accompanies Ashley to her math class twice a week. Trevor has had about a year of service dog training.  First he was trained the basics by a professional trainer. Currently Ashley is training Trevor on various tasks to complete.

Forever a teammate.

by JULIE B. MAGLIO
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On Sept. 12, 2019, Trevor Bowen was playing his heart out on the football field.  A Hernando High School junior varsity football player, he and his team worked hard and beat a very physical Springstead Eagles team 20-6 on their turf.  The next morning Sept. 13, 2019 Trevor Bowen was tragically hit by a van on California Street in Brooksville while walking to school.

An event to flip for

The band plays their heart out, children dance, partake in games of tag and tumble in the grass.  Older couples slow dance, folks walk with their family dog on a leash (or in a stroller if they are of a small and fluffy persuasion.)  

Building connections and community is at the heart of Brooksville Main Street's monthly Friday Night Live event.  The simple joys of life in a small town are on display every second Friday of the month in downtown Brooksville.   

Lilyan gets her garbage bin

by JULIE B. MAGLIO
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(Aug. 1, 2019) Garbage pickup is very important.  When it suddenly stops, it can be frustrating for anybody, but it’s even worse for elderly or disabled residents who have trouble communicating, moving around or have a fragile state of health.

Lilyan Vannerson is 86 years old.  She speaks in a broken staccato manner, since she has trouble breathing.