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.
Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN
Four counties joined together and organized a "waived adoption fee" event to give over 300 dogs and cats a new environment surrounded by love and companionship.
The event began on Friday, May 17 and by Sunday, the last day of the event, only a hand full of dogs and five cats were left without a new home.
by ROCCO MAGLIO
On Saturday May 25, 2019 a Shred-a-thon was held at the Towne Square Mall to help people and businesses get rid of their unwanted financial documents. This helps to prevent identity theft and other types of financial crimes.
A mobile shredding truck from Shred Quick was on hand to shred unwanted documents. The papers were put into a garbage can and lifted into the truck.
Spring Hill is a growing community, with many new places being built and opened daily. Caffe Connection is one of those with a variety of beverages and food to offer. Located in a prime location off Mariner just past Northcliffe, at 4196 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill. “We picked this location because we live nearby, the community is growing every day, a lot of traffic goes through here daily, and it also has a variety of ages in the community,” Paulo Compesi said.
On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Suncoast Technical Education Center’s (SunTech) Automotive program hosted a car show called Car Mania. On display were approximately fifty cars. There was food, a DJ, raffle, and an information tent about what the automotive program offers. Monster Transmission helped sponsor the event and Crystal Automotive and Register Chevrolet brought a variety of cars to show.
by LISA MACNEIL
Baking cakes to raise some roofs. Real roofs on real houses. The Hernando County Habitat for Humanity held their 5th annual fundraiser to put more roofs on more houses.
This year’s cast of celebrity bakers brought their best cakes.
Before the showcase of celebrity talent, attendees whet their appetites at the Cake Auction where they sampled and bid to take home the best of the home-baked specialties from private submissions. For $1, cake-tasters could obtain a generous shot of milk, which paired perfectly with any of the cakes up for a sample.
by Gregg Laskoski
Special to Hernando Sun
If you have a soft spot in your heart for disabled veterans and the dogs that could help them, K9 Partners for Patriots wants to hear from you. The nonprofit organization that gives veterans with PTSD a positive path forward needs local help to provide temporary care for dogs before they can be matched with a veteran.
by KENNETH ANTON
Photography by ALEX ANTON
This year marks the 10th anniversary of People Helping People (PHP), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable corporation dedicated to ending hunger and breaking the cycle of poverty in Hernando County. A celebration was held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 to recognize this landmark in the organization’s history and the grand opening of their Help Center. PHP provides a myriad of programs providing warm food, dry goods and much needed supplies to those in need.
by SARAH NACHIN
HERNANDO SUN WRITER
Seventeen year-old Matthew Laskoski recently accomplished something that many people only dream of.
The Nature Coast Technical High School senior has published his first novel.
By SUE QUIGLEY
Nestled under a huge oak tree sits the cute cottage shop “41 & Bird” owned by Staci Lewis-White.
Already a successful business woman with her “The Wired Bird” store in downtown Brooksville, Staci Lewis-White said she was delighted to be able to find another venue to display her vintage, home and garden finds.
On May 11, 1992, Robert Moore was born in a Tampa hospital. After giving birth, his mother wanted nothing to do with him. The boy’s father had abandoned him as well. Because he was left alone, Children and Family services were called and began frantically looking around to find someone to care for him. As the nurses fed him and changed his tiny diapers, the clock started ticking on who would care for him. The maternal grandparents were found and contacted. They didn’t want the baby either.