Uptown Gallery Plein Aire Paint Out April 19-28, 2019

The Uptown Art Gallery at the Brooksville City Hall is pleased to announce the Second Annual Plein Air Paint-Out. This will be an “on location” painting
event sponsored by the Brooksville Blueberry Festival and the City of Brooksville. The final presentation and judging will be at Brooksville City Hall on Sunday April 28th at 3:00 P.M. On Friday, April 19, 2019 from 1:00P.M. to 4:00P.M., we will formally sign in the artists and stamp all paper, canvas, etc. Bring all that you will use.

Working on behalf of abused children

by Marcia Hilty, LCSW Circuit Director, Special to Hernando Sun

On Friday, April 5, 2019, during the 5th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program’s annual Volunteer Reception, which was held in the Villages and attended by more than 175 people from throughout the 5th Judicial Circuit, an exceptional Hernando County citizen was recognized for her 26 years of service to local abused, abandoned and neglected children.  

Hernando author recounts parents' Holocaust and Atomic Bomb survival at Brooksville 1st UMC

Special to Hernando Sun

Roslyn Franken will deliver a multimedia presentation of her book about her parents’ unlikely survival, love and triumph over tragedy entitled, Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, at the Brooksville First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:30pm located at 109 S. Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34601. Roslyn will be available for book signing following the presentation. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay, Inc. hosts its 1st annual Zumbathon

A wonderful time was had by all as Zumba instructors, participants, and volunteers came out to get some exercise, have some fun, and support a wonderful organization that has been providing services to Hernando County for over 35 years. A special thank you goes out to the volunteer instructors from MOVES Dance Fitness, Inc. and Mind Body Spirit Wellness Center whose energy and passion was infectious. Beginners and experienced alike followed along for 90 minutes of nonstop fun. Although tired, everyone left with a sense of satisfaction and a smile on their face! 

Margaret Rogers Ghiotto, Great Brooksvillian 2003

Hernando Sun Writer

At 10 years old, Margaret Rogers would see Brooksville through her young little eyes, as a child in the late 1920s. Dirt roads. Bicycles. Oatmeal on the breakfast table, was a common meal choice among children. World War One had been lingering on the minds of all Americans, especially small town America whose loved ones had been off to war and many had not returned by the time it ended in 1918. 

Five points of Life 5k & Kids Marathon

The Five Points of Life Foundation and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers invite you to be a part of the 7th Annual Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Hernando and the 4th annual 5K Hernando presented by Oak Hill Hospital. 

The Kids Marathon and 5K are scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Target at Suncoast Crossing (3101 Aerial Way, Brooksville, FL 34604). The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Kids Marathon will begin at 9:15 a.m. 

Jay Blanton overcomes challenges and inspires others

Brooksville resident Jay Blanton knows first hand what it's like to be bullied. Born with a cleft palate that caused a severe speech impediment, he was teased unmercifully when he was a child. But instead of letting his challenges overcome him, Jay overcame them.

One way was by enrolling in a martial arts school. This helped him gain self-confidence and enabled him to protect himself. Eventually, he earned 1st Degree Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do and in Isshinryu Karate. Jay went on to teach self-defense to women and Senior Citizens.