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.
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.
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.
By: Hanna Fox and Rocco Maglio
Live Oak Theatre’s latest production is Godspell. The play has deeply religious themes cast in a contemporary setting. The show features a few biblical characters with a number of non-biblical characters acting out parables.
BY ALICE MARY HERDEN
The recent passing of one of Hernando County’s most beloved umpires, Boomer Oliver, is a true loss to this community, especially those that were fortunate to be on the diamond with him.
Behind the plate with a clicker in his left hand, greeting with his right hand, he welcomed every batter with a charismatic smile.
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.
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!
by JESSICA WILLIAMS
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.
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.
Tarah and her 3-year-old black lab Waylon graduated a couple of weeks ago from the K9 Partners for Patriots program. Tarah served an eight-year period in the army, ending in 2015.
According to the 501c3 organization,
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.