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.
by SARAH NACHIN
HERNANDO SUN WRITER
On Thursday, July 18 members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill paid a visit to PAW Warriors, a facility that offers care and shelter to abandoned, stray, sick and injured cats.
The club delivered $400 worth of cat food, kitty litter, detergent, bleach and other supplies. The facility off County Line Road at the moment houses approximately 143 felines.
By Sabrina Sivert
HERNANDO SUN WRITER
Many people dream of performing on Broadway, but for Teddy Toye, from Spring Hill, this dream is a reality.
When Teddy was 18 months old, he sang at the Strawberry Festival where he shocked the audience singing “Minnie the Moocher” an old Cab Calloway song and “Great Balls of Fire,” by Jerry Lee Lewis, without missing a word or beat. At two years old Teddy stepped on stage with his father Eddie Toye, a musician, and he quickly fell in love with the musical world.
Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that a total of 15 scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to graduating Hernando County seniors by Oak Hill Hospital’s Volunteer Association. Oak Hill Hospital Volunteer association, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit entity. The $15,000 in scholarships was awarded to the following students:
by JESSICA WILLIAMS
Feisty is an understatement, she was a fireball.
Watching her in the All-American sitcom show, The Golden Girls, you never knew what would come out of Sophia Petrillo's mouth. As she (well into her 80s) lived with her adult daughter, Dorothy and two other older women in their shared, multi-bedroom Miami home on the tv series.
Live Oak Theatre’s Ely Walters Invited to Return to New York for a Second Time Within a Six-Month Period
On Thursday, July 4th the High Point Community held its annual Fourth of July Parade. This has been a tradition with the Brooksville manufactured home community for more than twenty years.
For Toni McCabe, the parade chairperson, this was her first year heading up the event. She started organizing it in February. Nineteen volunteers assisted her.
"They were involved in getting donations, lining up the participants in the parade, registering the entries, getting judges and ones to tally the votes," Toni stated.
Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN
Since the age of ten, Cortney Cameron was always interested in anime and animated cartoons. Her new comic book, Catians started as a game she invented and played with her sister and their cousin in the rural area of Hays, North Carolina.
"We took advantage of the natural terrain by developing this fantasy world where we could go out and run around and pretend that we were these superheroes, super-powered characters."
by ROCCO MAGLIO
Captain James McKay Sr. had numerous connections to Hernando County. He was the father of Almeria Belle Mackay Lykes “Mama Allie,” the matriarch of the prominent Hernando County Lykes Family.
The Lykes’ home was “the original Spring Hill” and is located off of Fort Dade Ave and Citrus Way. On Capt. McKay’s first voyage to the area, he was shipwrecked on the shoals in Chassahowitzka Bay.
By ROCCO MAGLIO
The Richloam General Store celebrated the unveiling of their second Historic Marker. They have a Historic Marker at the general store. The second marker was a few hundred feet further down the road at the current ranger station. This marker denotes the site of the Schroder Land and Timber Company (SLTC) Clubhouse. The SLTC was a large timber and turpentine producer who also split up and sold small portions of their land to the public. The clubhouse was built in 1916 and was sold to the U.S.
by MARCIA JONES
Marcia Jones of Weeki Wachee has lost an incredible 73 pounds through the non-profit TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non–commercial weight loss, education, and support organization. Additionally, she was recently crowned TOPS Florida Queen for her weight loss success, meaning she lost more weight than any other female TOPS member in the entire state. Here is Marcia’s story in her own words.