Rocco Maglio, is a writer and co-founder of The Hernando Sun. He grew up in Brooksville and graduated from Hernando High School, where he ran an underground weekly newspaper, which was comical in nature.
Locks of Love is a charity that provides wigs for Canadian and American financially disadvantaged children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or medical treatments. The program is free of charge. They accept donations of ponytails that are at least 10 inches tip to tip according to their website.
The technical skills training program T-Volt needed $1,500 dollars to purchase liability insurance that would allow them to use a portion of the Quonset hut at the fairgrounds to provide basic skills in rough carpentry. The Quonset hut has the necessary ventilation to handle the sawdust generated by carpentry.
By ROCCO MAGLIO
There are a number of construction projects either underway or in the planning stages in the city of Brooksville. The permit valuation from October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 was around $19 million. There were 111 residential permits during that time valued at more than $15 million. There were 70 commercial permits valued at more than $3 million. There were two demolition permits which removed around $550,000 in value.
by ROCCO MAGLIO
On Wednesday July 24, 2019 T-Volt vocational learning graduated their first plumbing helpers at the Greater Hope Church in Kass Circle. Six students graduated with skills that will help them to assist a plumber. They learned from licensed Master Plumber Dennis Harmon who donated his time.
As many of us get older, birthdays no longer have the same excitement as they once held in early childhood years. The excitement of waiting for our birthdays and the 'must-have' presents has faded. We know longer have to wait for our birthday for something we want. Our friends and family like to acknowledge our birthday and few enjoy showing up at a party empty-handed, so gathering donations for charity is an exemplary use of your birthday.
Today's job market requires continual learning. Many job listings require experience with the latest technology. It is often said, jovially, that the requirement is for candidates to have six years of experience in a technology that has only been out for three years. Huh? The point is maintaining in-demand skills requires constantly learning new skills.
The measures we use to understand our government are mostly make believe. A budget is a plan of how you are going to spend money. It should be a best guess as to the amount of money that you will need to spend usually for a year. A deficit is if your budget (expected spending) is larger than your expected revenue. A surplus is if your budget is less than your expected revenue.
By ROCCO MAGLIO
A little while ago the Hernando Sun came into possession of an interesting piece of history. It was a piece of flashing from a roof with a newspaper article printed on it. Our first thought was that maybe it was a plate from printing the newspaper, but then the writing would have been a mirror image, so that when the ink was transferred to the newsprint it would be correct.
When you hear a government official talking about mandates from another part of the government, you need to verify that it is, in fact, a mandate. Generally, the representative of the people paying the taxes will have the final decision, so you should be suspicious if your representative says that a new expense "mandated by another part of government" cannot be rejected.