Rocco Maglio

Weekend Wandering

This weekend we had family visiting. We decided to check out Webster flea market. Yes, we did remember beforehand that the market was only open on Monday. It had been many years since we visited so we checked google which showed the hours for the flea market as open on Sunday. So we headed out to Webster which is northeast of Hernando County. Well, the flea market was not open on Sunday instead there was a motorcycle show and parts swap.

Wintering in Brooksville: American White Pelicans

For over a week, Johnson Pond in Brooksville has been home to a flock of American White Pelicans. Johnson Pond is located north of Lake Lindsey Road near where it crosses US Highway 98.

The American White Pelicans generally winter on the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Florida's Gulf Coast is a popular destination for their winter home. They are rarely found on the beach instead they are often found in estuaries and lakes.  The American White Pelicans are one of the largest flying birds in the area: about the size of a goose. They can grow to have a 9-foot wingspan. 

Aripeka Stone Crab Company: Mermaid and Captain Venture

In the small fishing Village of Aripeka there is a great source of fresh and frozen stone crabs along with other seafood. The Aripeka Stone Crab Company was started in 1985 and their store is located just before the bridge to Norfleet Bait & Tackle. The Aripeka Stone Crab Company is also a commercial stone crab fishing operation, so the stone crabs do not come any fresher.

Fact Check: Did Rep. Ingoglia influence Wellington Covid-19 Vaccine pick?

The Hernando Sun rates this claim as false. It was implied without evidence and following up with the Health Department Public Information Officer, she categorically denied the insinuation. 

A recent article was published in the Tampa Bay Times on the Wellington at Seven Hills development being chosen to provide the COVID-19 vaccine and an article excerpt is below. Ms. Swanson, a 76 year old Spring Hill resident, spoke to the Tampa Bay Times reporter and is quoted in the excerpt.