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.
Locks of Love is a charity that provides wigs for Canadian and American financially disadvantaged children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or medical treatments. The program is free of charge. They accept donations of ponytails that are at least 10 inches tip to tip according to their website.
A resident of Timber Pines in Spring Hill, Michele DelVecchio, has come together with friends, family and the Botanical Gardens to create a water curtain for visitors of the gardens to enjoy. A water curtain is a line of closely spaced sprinklers to create a rain like shower.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Teen Driver Challenge is a defensive driving and vehicle control program designed for licensed teenage drivers. The program is designed to provide young drivers, age 16, 17, and 18, with the knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics and human kinetics, the forces created by an automobile and the effects of those forces on the human body.
The next Teen Driver Challenge is being held on Friday, 09-13-19 from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Pasco Hernando State College East Campus, located at 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City 33523.
The band plays their heart out, children dance, partake in games of tag and tumble in the grass. Older couples slow dance, folks walk with their family dog on a leash (or in a stroller if they are of a small and fluffy persuasion.)
Building connections and community is at the heart of Brooksville Main Street's monthly Friday Night Live event. The simple joys of life in a small town are on display every second Friday of the month in downtown Brooksville.
by JULIE B. MAGLIO
(Aug. 1, 2019) Garbage pickup is very important. When it suddenly stops, it can be frustrating for anybody, but it’s even worse for elderly or disabled residents who have trouble communicating, moving around or have a fragile state of health.
Lilyan Vannerson is 86 years old. She speaks in a broken staccato manner, since she has trouble breathing.
In recent days, many back to school giveaways have taken place throughout the county offering a wide variety of services to students embarking on a new school year, from free vision tests and physicals to free backpacks. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office ran the Back to School Extravaganza at Anderson Snow Park which drew approximately 3500 people on Aug. 3. There was also Operation Backpack at the Jerome Brown Center in Brooksville that same day, which aimed to giveaway about 500 backpacks to area children.
by ROCCO MAGLIO
On Wednesday July 24, 2019 T-Volt vocational learning graduated their first plumbing helpers at the Greater Hope Church in Kass Circle. Six students graduated with skills that will help them to assist a plumber. They learned from licensed Master Plumber Dennis Harmon who donated his time.
Spring Hill, FL – (July 30, 2019) – United Way of Hernando County’s 13th Annual Stuff the Bus events took place Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th. United Way staff, school teachers, community partners, and volunteers came together to collect donated school supplies at all Hernando Publix locations, as well as two local Walmart locations. This year, there were 721 total hours logged by volunteers.
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, on a secluded, wooded lot in a Weeki Wachee neighborhood, a relatively new-to-the-area nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable workforce housing broke ground on their first residential construction project. Alongside several community members, local businesses and elders from Community Church in the Wildwood, The Fuller Center for Housing Nature Coast (FCHNC) ceremoniously began construction on a new home for a family in need in Hernando County.
As many of us get older, birthdays no longer have the same excitement as they once held in early childhood years. The excitement of waiting for our birthdays and the 'must-have' presents has faded. We know longer have to wait for our birthday for something we want. Our friends and family like to acknowledge our birthday and few enjoy showing up at a party empty-handed, so gathering donations for charity is an exemplary use of your birthday.