Dozens of local people were saddened to hear the news that beloved author, actor, playwright, blogger, and storyteller Jerry Cowling passed away on December 26, 2020, after a brief hospital stay. The cause of death was sepsis as a result of a gastrointestinal infection. Cowling is survived by his son, Joshua of Spring Hill; his daughter, Heather Cowling Dobkowski; son-in-law Anthony and grandchildren Olivia and Liam Dobkowski of Wappingers Falls, New York. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 44 years, Janet.
Many good laughs are sure to be had at the Veterans HEAT Factory Fundraiser, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at the VFW Post 10209, 14376 Edward Noll Drive, Spring Hill.
Opening with a spirited performance by Elliott Smith and his comedy magic, the show's main attraction will be "The Comedy Time-Tunnel" presented by Tony Belmont, founder of the National Comedy Hall of Fame Museum and veteran Broadway show promoter.
The Summit Adventure Park Holiday Lane Toys for Tots Drive proved a great success, with the Dec. 19 Spring Hill event bringing in box loads of toys, not to mention many rays of sunshine, to benefit Toys for Tots Hernando and Pasco counties.
Through the ages, the art of storytelling has evolved from cave drawings to spoken word to published tomes. And more and more these days, the timeless tradition of open air storytelling sessions is enjoying a resurgence.
Brooksville- On Monday, January 4, the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County (DOH-Hernando) will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to adults age 65 and older. Vaccine supply is limited and will be offered by appointment only.
There will be no cost for COVID-19 vaccines offered by DOH-Hernando.
DETROIT- It has been 13 years since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have last reached the playoffs and Saturday afternoon, they had their first opportunity to clinch a berth in the 2020 postseason. The Buccaneers made sure to not disappoint, as they received another big day from quarterback Tom Brady and rolled to a 47-7 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
At the December 15, 2020 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Meeting, the board heard from the county’s lobbyists, Shawn Foster of the Sunrise Consulting Group and Laura Boehmer of The Southern Group, with discussion focused on the upcoming legislative session.
The recent designation of the Aquatic Preserve along Hernando’s coast, an outcome of the 2020 session and CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act Funding were briefly mentioned.
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