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.
Finding a gift is often a difficult task, many of the people we buy gifts for can afford to buy any of these gifts themselves, so if they really wanted it they probably already have it. One way to find a unique gift is to stay local. A gift from where you live will be unique in another area, so it is more likely to be appreciated. Local gifts are usually handmade by individuals living in your community or are the products of small businesses.
By Megan Hussey
Publishers Weekly called it “One of the best Christmas books ever.” The book holds a five-star rating at Amazon.com. The movie featured Loretta Swit of MASH fame and a young Fairuza Balk, and still shows up on cable stations this time of year. And now, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is coming to Brooksville.
By MEGAN HUSSEY
More than 72,000 adult and child abuse victims in the United States receive domestic violence services in a single average day, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. And locally, the Dawn Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence served more than 1,900 survivors in Hernando County last year alone. Now, the center who helps so many itself will receive a helping hand.
The Appalachian Road Show is excited to come back to Sertoma Youth Ranch again this year! They’re wrapping up their second album in their Nashville Studio but they had time to stop by and visit again!
Their Grammy-Nominated Fiddler, Jim VanCleve, graciously took the time to have an interview with us.
Here is his interview and unique story he shared with reporter, Jessica Williams.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 Bill and Joe's Open Mic night at the Bistro in Brooksville celebrated five years of music and mayhem. Open Mic night is currently on hold for the time being, but the atmosphere on Nov. 14 was as jubilant as ever. The event had become an institution in Brooksville's nightlife. It was the place to be on Thursday night.
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.
When many of us we were in school, science and math may have been considered difficult and possibly even boring. However, for students in Hernando County these subjects are considered fun and interesting because of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program that is promoted here.
Veterans HEAT Factory Holds Discussion on PTSD
by SARAH NACHIN
On Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 the Veterans HEAT Factory sponsored a free “Lunch and Learn” at the Joni Industries Building. It was open to veterans, first responders and anyone else interested in learning more about PTSD and what many of these public servants go through, as well as how to help them with these issues.
On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 the Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends Association held its third annual golf outing at Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club. Participating in the event were 136 enthusiastic golfers – a record number. The purpose of the golf outing was to raise money for veterans’ organizations in Hernando and Citrus counties. Even before the final results of the take came in, the amount raised this year was over $32,000.