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Local firefighter’s mission: 110 Stories for 9/11

At age 24 now, Matthew Dion was only a child when the tragedy of 9/11 shattered the peace of an unsuspecting world; with lives and buildings destroyed as everyday heroes and heroines such as police officers and firefighters saved and protected--all the while putting themselves at risk. Yet as a firefighter himself and as an American patriot, he felt compelled to honor those who gave their all. And this Sept. 11, he took some 'steps' in the right direction.

YMCA Delivers Goody Bags to Seniors

Sunshine serves as the source and inspiration of a massive giving effort hosted by The YMCA of the Suncoast’s Hernando County YMCA, which is in the process of delivering 100 ‘goody bags’ to senior members who--in these uncertain times--may not be able to participate in their favorite activities in person at their local Y. And they may lack the high tech expertise to participate in the agency's virtual activities for seniors.

A sunny morning turned pitch black

On September 11th, 2001 Maricarmen Williams, current resident of Hernando County, was a 29 year old mom of two living in Staten Island. She was a Legal Assistant, Court Part Specialist and Translator for the New York County Defender’s Service. This was located at what we know today as Ground Zero.  The following is her recollection of the events that took place September 11, 2001.