Local real estate firm shows community spirit

Every year, on the second Thursday of May, over 700 Keller Williams Real Estate franchises worldwide put their work on hold to give back to their communities. They call this day of service “RED day” and it is a direct fruit of Keller Williams’ ‘Legacy Worth Leaving initiative.’  RED stands for Renew, Energize, Donate - and that is exactly what they are doing here in Hernando County.


Passion Flower

Looking for a low maintenance beautiful native wildflower to place in your landscape? How about something that attracts butterflies and other pollinators, as well. Do you need a groundcover or climbing vine? If you answered yes, then the elegant passion flower is the plant you may be looking for. Passion flower (Passiflora spp.) is a wonderful native wildflower that will thrive in any landscape. Passion flower can grow in full sun and light shade. This is a quick growing plant, but is not considered invasive.

Why 4-H Camp?

Brooksville, FL:  When school lets out for the summer, parents start scrambling for child care and ways to occupy their children to keep them busy and out of trouble.  Why 4-H Camp? We are offering not only a week of child care and a busy schedule, but 4-H camping exposes youth to so much more.


Hernando County author takes message of perseverance to Parkland shooting survivors

Roslyn Franken knows about survival and perseverance in the face of adversity. Her mother survived the concentration camps of Nazi Europe, including Auschwitz.  Her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a prisoner of war in Japan. At 29, Roslyn survived cancer. She wrote a book about her parents’ amazing story of survival and strength entitled Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit.

Hats off to Kentucky Derby Day fundraiser event

Unlike those who braved the rain to watch the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs last Saturday, folks who attended NAMI Hernando's Derby Day event at Chinsegut Hill were blessed with beautiful weather. The purpose was to raise money for the various goals and programs of this grassroots organization.  The many people who planned and supported the fundraiser, as well as the more than 100 people who attended, deemed it a success.

Tourism alive and kicking in Hernando County

According to the US Department of State and the US Census Bureau, only 10 percent of Americans owned a passport in 1990. Today, that figure has reached 42 percent but is largely the result of the 9/11 attacks and new laws ruling that Americans could no longer travel to and from Canada, Mexico and nearby Caribbean countries. It’s also a fact that the majority of Americans have never been outside the US.

That’s because Americans think there’s no place quite like home.

Brooksville Women's Club Spreads Comfort and Joy

The Brooksville Women's Club is not just a social organization. Its members are committed to using their time and talents to help our community in many ways. The women create “Comfort Bears” for children, hats for cancer patients and “angels” for relatives of people who have passed away after being in Hospice care.


Marilyn Townsend is eighty-nine years “young” and Home Life Chair of this service project.