Hernando Beach Firehouse lit up for Christmas

On Saturday night, the little firehouse on Shoal Line Blvd. was a place for Hernando Beach residents to enjoy the annual holiday tradition.

The day began with a creative selection of arts and crafts that showcased local artistic talent and holiday spirit.

As the sun dipped into the horizon, visitors awaited the lighting ceremony, a tradition that Capt. Tim LaRoche enjoyed when he worked for the Spring Hill Fire Rescue.

Hernando school district donations head to Panhandle

Hernando Sun Writer

On Monday morning, Nov. 19, a large panel truck full of school supplies donated by the Hernando County community headed off to Bay County in the Panhandle.  A school supply drive organized by Hernando County schools began on Nov. 1, and in a couple short weeks enough supplies were collected to fill the entire truck. 

The interesting story of how Trilby got its name


As you drive through Spring Lake you pass Old Trilby Road. The road is named for a town in present day Pasco. How Trilby got its name is an interesting story. Jeff Miller, historian and retired Pasco County teacher, mentioned this fascinating story of Trilby at a recent West Pasco Historical Society meeting which prompted us to look into the story.

Students on a mission: Springstead High School Interact Club

For the Thanksgiving holiday, the members of Springstead High School Interact Club organized a food drive. The Interact Club focuses on community service and completes projects that 'give back' to the community. They collected approximately 250 paper grocery bags filled up with non-perishable food items from the generous residents of Pristine Place. Club members were also given an allotted number of bags to fill with donations and returned over 100 bags of food. The bags of food were then donated to the Salvation Army.

Live Oak's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Bravo.

By Julie B. Maglio

With the amount of work there is to do in this busy world, sometimes it’s hard to justify spending two hours of the day going to see a play. The following article will assist with this conundrum, as going to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat over the weekend was more beneficial for me than completing any of the menial work related tasks that constantly loom overhead.  

Up close and Purr...sonal

by Sue Quigley
Hernando Sun Writer
Photography by
Alice Mary Herden

In the midst of the hustle ’n bustle of Tampa Bay lies a peaceful oasis under a 70-acre canopy of shady oaks and palm trees. It’s a place where there is comfort and love and a forever home for tigers and other big cats that have been rescued from horrific conditions.