2019 Law Day theme: “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society”

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.

Glen Lakes Veterans & Friends Association Raises $50,000 to Aid Disabled Veterans

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.    

Hernando County’s new UF/ IFAS Extension intern shares her passion for agriculture

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.

Uptown Gallery Plein Aire Paint Out April 19-28, 2019

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.

Working on behalf of abused children

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.  

Hernando author recounts parents' Holocaust and Atomic Bomb survival at Brooksville 1st UMC

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.