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.
On May 1, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Law Day to be celebrated on May 1 of each year. The American Bar Association chooses a theme to highlight an important issue in our legal system. This year's Law Day theme is Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society. Co-Founder of the Hernando Sun, Rocco Maglio was asked to be the keynote speaker of the Law Day Dinner at the Hernando County Bar Association. These are some of the ideas that he spoke about.
Retirees Ron Ford and Dennis Blum spoke enthusiastically last week about their 100-member strong Glen Lakes Veterans & Friends Association. Founded just three years ago by the two Army veterans and George Friel, a retired Army major general, the organization began with only eight members.
"We started Glen Lakes Veterans & Friends Association to help out Chapter 67 of the local Disabled American Veterans (DAV). They were in need of operating funds. They needed a new building and the chapter was about to fold," Blum commented.
Founded in 1996, the SEED Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) organization. It is
volunteer and donation based. Carl J. Pizzo founded the organization on the
philosophy that communities can make the world a better place. The idea came to him
when he noticed how many people who suffer from illness or personal tragedy qualify for government support.
The UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County has a new 4-H Youth Development Intern, Sarah Cox. Sarah joined the extension in February 2019, assisting Nancy Moores with whatever she needs and learning how each club works. She graduated from Crystal River High School in 2009, and was a substitute teacher in Citrus County before switching gears to follow her passion for agriculture. Growing up in an agricultural family with a love of all livestock, helped her reach the decision to be an Extension agent.
The Uptown Art Gallery at the Brooksville City Hall is pleased to announce the Second Annual Plein Air Paint-Out. This will be an “on location” painting
event sponsored by the Brooksville Blueberry Festival and the City of Brooksville. The final presentation and judging will be at Brooksville City Hall on Sunday April 28th at 3:00 P.M. On Friday, April 19, 2019 from 1:00P.M. to 4:00P.M., we will formally sign in the artists and stamp all paper, canvas, etc. Bring all that you will use.
Article and Photography by CHERYL CLANTON
by Marcia Hilty, LCSW Circuit Director, Special to Hernando Sun
On Friday, April 5, 2019, during the 5th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program’s annual Volunteer Reception, which was held in the Villages and attended by more than 175 people from throughout the 5th Judicial Circuit, an exceptional Hernando County citizen was recognized for her 26 years of service to local abused, abandoned and neglected children.
By: Hanna Fox and Rocco Maglio
Live Oak Theatre’s latest production is Godspell. The play has deeply religious themes cast in a contemporary setting. The show features a few biblical characters with a number of non-biblical characters acting out parables.
BY ALICE MARY HERDEN
The recent passing of one of Hernando County’s most beloved umpires, Boomer Oliver, is a true loss to this community, especially those that were fortunate to be on the diamond with him.
Behind the plate with a clicker in his left hand, greeting with his right hand, he welcomed every batter with a charismatic smile.
Special to Hernando Sun
Roslyn Franken will deliver a multimedia presentation of her book about her parents’ unlikely survival, love and triumph over tragedy entitled, Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, at the Brooksville First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:30pm located at 109 S. Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34601. Roslyn will be available for book signing following the presentation. This event is free of charge and open to the public.