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.
Many government organizations have started to add marketing professionals to their staff. In some ways it is understandable that these organizations have a desire to make sure that they can highlight the successes that the organization has achieved. They want to control the narrative to make sure that small issues do not get blown out of proportion.
The Brooksville Tangerine Drop started in 2001 as a way to celebrate Hernando's historic tangerine industry. Oranges and more specifically tangerines were one of the major industries in the area. About a half century ago almost all the prominent citizens also owned orange groves. Bankers, lawyers, and doctors owned groves.
By ROCCO MAGLIO
Rose Rocco passed away after a long battle with cancer on Nov. 7, 2019. A memorial service was held for her on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.
Rose Rocco loved her community. She served as a Hernando County Commissioner from November 21, 2006 through November 15, 2010. She was concerned with making sure that the community took care of those less fortunate and that our natural resources were preserved for the next generation.
Mirador Bed and Breakfast had their Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. A good sized crowd gathered for the event and the tours of the beautifully restored home that were to follow.
Kala Johnston and Dr. Gerald Johnson restored the unique home to its former glory. This was quite a challenge since the home had reached the point after years of neglect where there was the concern that it might be torn down.
By ROCCO MAGLIO
Criminals are constantly looking for ways to steal or extort money. Online is no exception, so you have to maintain your vigilance. The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce's Technology Committee and PHSC teamed up to bring FBI agent Andrew Sekela to speak about email attacks he is observing. The Sheriff's office provided an overview of what they are seeing locally.
By ROCCO MAGLIO
On Thursday, October 24, 2019, Interfaith Voices Against Anti-Semitism was held at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church. The event included several local religious leaders including Father Bruce King of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Iman Ahmet Aly of the Islamic Center of New Port Richey, Rabbi Paul Schreiber of Temple Beth David, Rev. Giuseppe Mattei of Nativity Lutheran Church of Weeki Wachee, Rev. Thomas Weitzel of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Spring Hill and Ron Becker, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefillah in Port Richey.
Criminals are constantly looking for ways to steal or extort money. Online is no exception, so you have to maintain your vigilance. The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce's Technology Committee and PHSC are teaming up to bring FBI agent Andrew Sekela to speak about email attacks he is observing. The Sheriff's office is providing an overview of what they are seeing locally.
The event is being put on by the Hernando Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee and PHSC, and Wilson Technologies. The event will have a focus on the various ways businesses are being attacked via email.
Proving your identity has become a challenge in this world where someone halfway across the globe can impersonate you. A person you know may request that you pick up a gift card for them, because they forgot to get a gift for their niece. Most likely this is a scam. Gift cards are popular with impersonators since they can be used like cash, but often only requires the numbers on the gift card to use it.
When you attend a high school football game, you see some amazing athletes, but many more people work behind the scenes to allow the football game to take place. There is the stadium ground crew, the volunteers manning the ticket booth and concession stands. The chain gang is another group that receives little recognition.
It seems that many journalists struggle with the balance between reporting on what is happening and attempting to affect change. Often the choice of stories seems to coincide with legislative agendas. If congress is discussing prison sentencing reform there are many articles on individual cases where the outcome seems unfair.