Show Us Your ‘Sun’ Shine: a trucker’s surprise, local businesses supported & student honored.

In these most challenging of times, one doesn't have to look to the big screen to see heroes and heroines. Just look around you--sometimes you see an everyday hero standing right out in the Sun.

Reader Laura Irizarry shares a story of husband Lou Irizarry, an over the road trucker who was making a food delivery when a family stopped him to make a delivery of their own.

The family, who he never had met, handed him a care package that included some sweet candy bars--and a sweeter note.

Walter Dry Sr., Community Leader

Walter L. Dry, Sr., a prominent Hernando County resident known for his founding of the Human Rights Coalition of Hernando County in 1998, Florida passed away on March 27, 2020.  He was 86. 

Hernando County Commissioner John Mitten served with Dry while serving on the board of the United Way.  A charter member of the United Way, Dry was involved in several community events where he collaborated with Mitten.  

Mel Greene – A Lifetime of Selfless Devotion

Hernando County recently lost a beloved philanthropist, humanitarian, World War II-era veteran, active member of the Temple Beth David congregation for twenty-seven years and friend to many in our community and, indeed, all over the world. Mel Greene passed away on Tuesday, March 24. Mel was ninety-two years-old and he succumbed to a ruptured aneurysm. 

Why an emergency fund is so important

By Scott E. Taylor
Family and Consumer Science Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County
What will happen to your family if you:
Lose your job?
Get sick?
Have an emergency?

Most of us are very good at planning for our future, but we often don’t think about the “what if’s?”  We prepare for the future we think of, but then there is the future that happens.

We all need to make sure we save for the future we want, as well as preparing for those unexpected things that are going to happen.  

A farmer's story: Upicktopia/Masaryk Winery

[email protected]

This past Sunday we set out to purchase fruits and vegetables. We could have gone to the grocery store, but we decided to cut out the middlemen and head to Upicktopia in Masaryktown. Upicktopia is a farm where you pick the fruits and vegetables. 

There were strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries along with an assortment of lettuces, swiss chard, and jalapenos. There are plenty more crops growing that will be ready in the coming months. They also have a farm store where they sell many more fruits, vegetables, and eggs.