Julie B. Maglio

Vincent House Hernando, building sustainability

By Julie B. Maglio
Hernando Sun

It’s been a little over 18 months since Vincent House Hernando opened their doors in Hernando County.  In that time, they have built a successful clubhouse program for the rehabilitation or recovery of individuals who suffer from mental health challenges.  The Vincent House motto is “Recovery through Work,” as members are given the tools and support they need to become employed and contribute to their community.
In February, Vincent House Hernando was granted a three year accreditation by Clubhouse International.

BKV aircraft self fueling facility, no longer a ‘no go’


This article corresponds to the following consent agenda item from the Jan. 29, 2019 Hernando BOCC meeting, which was pulled for discussion:  

Reconsider Recommendation for Aircraft Self Fueling Facility Project at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport 

On Dec. 18, 2018, Commissioners voted 3-2 to not approve the award of Contract No. 18-CG0117/BH to GLF Construction Corporation for Aircraft Self Fueling Facility Project at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport and Associated Budget Resolution (Cost: $1,255,770.00).

Getting them out of the woods


The Hernando Sun’s series on the homeless population within Hernando County and the various organizations helping to mitigate the problem begins with a feature on the Nature Coast Community Services Foundation, directed by Ellen Paul.

Nature Coast Community Services Foundation (NCCSF) is a 501c3 organization which operates through the Unitarian Universalist Church in Weeki Wachee.  There is a core group of volunteers including Ms. Paul: Mary and Bob Tokar, Rose Beal, Evangeline Reid and Dennis C. and Gunnell Perez.

Feb. 5, 2019 Hernando School Board meeting rundown

Compiled by Julie B. Maglio

A.  3574 : Approval to Adopt the Agenda Dated February 5, 2019 Approved [Unanimous]


B.  3575 : Student Representative, Ryan Bradley of Springstead High School, shared an Update of School Related Activities and Events with the Board:

Student Delegate meetings to take place Feb 13th and March 28th.  

Elementary Schools

Westside: Literacy Week Book Parade