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.
Hernando Sun sat down with Dr. Jessica Allen, a chiropractor starting a practice here in Hernando County that provides chiropractic services supported by soft tissue massage in the patient’s own home. She told us about her experiences as a chiropractor and what drove her to establish such a unique practice.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will take place on January 19th, 2015 to celebrate his birth (January 15, 1929), honor his accomplishments and the principles he stood for. The Parade begins at 10:00 am at the Hernando High School Bus Compound on Oakwoood heading west, it will then take Howell Ave South, to Ft. Dade Avenue East, and finally Bell Avenue back to Hernando High.
Little things done with great love will change the world. It is a concept borrowed from the life of Mother Teresa; the idea that the little things we do are what make a real impact rather than the big things we do on occasion. It is the idea that the real heroes of our lives are not just those who in moments of bravery act selflessly, but those who act selflessly day-by-day.
Thyme on the Square, a new restaurant located in the historic J.A. Jennings Building in downtown Brooksville is already building a reputation for their fried pork rinds which can be spiced with your choice of their signature seasonings. The restaurant serving lunch and dinner, has no qualms about serving from the lunch menu at dinnertime. They also offer homemade egg nog or mocha cappucino flavored ice cream. At the bar you can order beer, wine, and a variety of wine mixers.
Get your new year off to a healthy start! Every Saturday at 11:30am trainers at YMCA of Spring Hill, 1300 Mariner Blvd will help you prepare for the Brooksville 5K run. The Couch to 5K program is funded by the Florida Department of Health. They encourage you to speak with your physician before participating. You can register for the Couch to 5K training program at http://brooksvillelibrary5k.com/couch-to-5k-program/. To add this event to your calendar go to http://hernandosun.com/calendar_of_events
Jack and Jeanne Lovelace live in the former St. Anthony the Abbott Catholic Church on Olive Street in Brooksville. Behind their home is an old cemetery that was forgotten and neglected for decades. The cemetery was never a part of the church, but a family plot, part of the 160 acre Howell Plantation. In 1907, Robert J. Mickler sold a small piece of property from the Howell Estate, which he inherited from his late wife Mary Howell, to establish a much needed Catholic Church.
(Brooksville, FL) Get up-close and personal with the airplane known as the Flying Fortress, considered one of the greatest military airplanes ever built. On Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21, 2015, visit the Brooksville–Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV) to see history come alive with the sights and sounds of yesteryear. Participants will have the opportunity to see this historic WWII bomber, take a tour and a “mission’ flight. The event will be hosted by Brooksville’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Chapter 1298.
Hernando County residents, businesses, and organizations have worked hard to make Christmas special for needy families. Today, St. Vincent De Paul, a nonprofit charity organization gave away gifts to needy families. Jericho Road Ministries will be having their 17th annual free Christmas Eve luncheon at the First United Methodist Church in Brooksville (11:00 am- 2:00pm Dec.24th). Students and teachers at Wider Horizons School gave Christmas gifts to needy families through St. Vincent De Paul. Each class adopted a family and students lined up individually to give their gifts.
The Christmas tree lighting in front of the Hernando Courthouse in Historic downtown Brooksville was an even bigger event than last year. It was hosted by Randi Olsen and Jason Yungmann who performed along with the Live Oak Theatre Company, Suncoast Elementary School, and the Weeki Wachee High School Chorus. The street was closed in front of the courthouse, where vendors were selling food, jewelery, and crafts. Patricia's Dress Shop was open and young ladies were putting on a show in the window display which drew quite a crowd.
Sid Taylor, Florida State Forestry Naturalist, has written and studied extensively on Centralia. Read Sid Taylor's Article on Centralia here describing the people of the town, Gamble's Commissary, the inner workings and details of the sawmill. Centralia was a logging community located just south of Centralia Rd. and west of US 19. Neither of these roads existed when the sawmill boom town of Centralia was established in 1910.