Community

Congregate Meal Site Opens in Masaryktown

MASARYKTOWN, Fla.-- On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 a new congregate meal site opened at the Masaryktown Community Center. This new site is one of three that Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. (MFCS) now operates in Hernando County. One is located at the Jerome Brown Community Center (99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville) and the other is at Spring Hill Head Start/Early Head Start (11245 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill). The opening last week was the culmination of months of preparation.

Walk & Roll: getting kids with disabilities to camp

As administrators of Ability Tree Florida, which seeks to offer respite and recreation to families impacted by disability, Wayne and Christina Cordova are also parents of Emmalee, a 9-year-old with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. And when looking for their own fun activity to enjoy together as a family, they found the ideal match in the Disability Awareness Walk and Roll and Family Fun Run.

New Community Concert Band Forming

As a retired school band director with 40 years of experience in the Chicago suburban area and a performer in the Suncoast Symphony Orchestra and Nature Coast Concert Band, Weeki Wachee resident Mark Hengesh had a single goal in mind: to bring the music home.

"You might have to go as far as Clearwater and Crystal River to find a community concert band," said Hengesh. "There was no concert band in Hernando."

Book honors "the women everyone else forgot to talk about."

When Linda Welker, an author, and volunteer at The Brooksville Railroad Depot Museum, came across a popular book of Hernando County history, she was startled to find only five references to women contained in its pages. So she decided to write a book of her own; moreover, a book of history that the women of Hernando could call their own. 

HELP donates funds to aid shoreline restoration at Jenkins Creek

Hernando Sun Staff Report

The Hernando Environmental Land Protectors (HELP) has raised $2,000 towards the county’s Florida Sea Grant Extension shoreline restoration and enhancement project at Jenkins Creek.

Chuck Morton, president of HELP, presented Brittany Hall-Scharf, the Sea Grant Extension Agent in Hernando County, with a check at the group’s December 2019 meeting. Hall-Scharf was the guest speaker at at HELP’s Jan. 14, 2020 meeting and updated the group on current and future projects, including the ongoing aquaponics system and the upcoming living shorelines project.