December 2019

Hernando County Injury Crash - Mariner Blvd/Chalmer Street 7:01 PM 12/31/19

A 1997 Honda Civic driven by Thomas C. Goins, 38, of Spring Hill was traveling southbound on Mariner Boulevard at the intersection of Chalmer Street. Jonathan Nunes, a 7-year-old, of Spring Hill, was walking or riding a tricycle westbound across the intersection with his father and sister. The Civic entered the path of the 7-year-old and, as a result, the front right portion of the vehicle collided with the child in the southwest section of the intersection. The child is listed in serious condition at St. Joseph's hospital.

Family oriented events on New Year's Eve

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Although generally associated with sparkly parties and endless streams of champagne, the New Year's Eve holiday also can be regarded as a time of family celebration. And this year in Hernando County, a jubilant trio of family friendly events aim to start off the new year with some good, clean fun--making many memories and starting some new traditions in the process.

Former Nature Coast back Matt Brieda, 49ers inching towards NFCs No. 1 seed

By Andy Villamarzo 
Hernando Sun

The San Francisco 49ers have been one of the top teams in the National Football League this season and they are inching themselves one more step closer to taking the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They took another step in that direction last Saturday night when the 49ers were able to defeat NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams 34-31 in a primetime matchup. Now the 49ers have a chance to win the NFC West crown and lockup a home field playoff game when they face the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday night Dec. 29, 2019 when they travel up to the northwest. 

Mermaid Trail and mini-murals, among Brooksville Main Street initiatives

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Natalie Kahler, Executive Director of the Brooksville Main Street Program, reviewed recent activities as well as those in progress and upcoming.  The Main Street designation was granted by the state in 2016.  The purpose of the Main Street program is to revitalize historic downtown areas.  The program is run by the Brooksville Vision Foundation.   

Local Teacher Scores a Hit with Second Screenplay

You would think that being a teacher, mother and grandmother would be enough to keep anyone busy, but Terri Emerson also finds time to be a screenwriter. Her first film entitled “Bernie, the Dolphin” premiered a year ago. Now the sequel has just been released. It premiered in St. Petersburg on Dec. 13, 2019 and is also available on DVD and digital download on demand. 

High School Marching Bands Have Reason To Toot Their Horns

As the year draws to a close, many Hernando schools are singing the praises of their band programs--all of whom played, marched and sang their way to an impressive collection of awards and honors in a myriad of competitions.

At Weeki Wachee High School, the Sound of the Hornets band won first place in division 2A, second place overall, and best color guard at the Panther Pride Invitational Marching Band Festival. 

2020 Art in the Park includes competition for local artists

For the past 36 years, the Art in the Park event has served as a rich creative showcase for artists in this area; one that draws about 6,000 attendees each year. And now, for the first time, this popular event is set to include a competitive art contest for locals offering $450 in prize money and numerous promotional opportunities for the winners.