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.
by LISA MACNEIL
Hernando Sun Reporter
Nestled just west of the Croom wildlife area is an airy, modern home converted from horse stables. Growing everywhere on the 20-acre property called Great Spirit Farms are dozens of edible and otherwise beneficial plants, harvested to create tinctures and salad greens by Travis Morehead and Shannon Hernandez.
Oak Hill Hospital, a major sponsor of the Pace Center for Girls in Hernando County, recently hosted an inaugural breakfast with more than 160 community members attending the event. Diana Jerome is the Community Engagement Manager for the Pace Center for Girls in both Pasco and Hernando counties. “Pace is a free and voluntary year-round program,” she said.
As our society advances in regards to the production of manufactured goods and materials, so advances the threat of cancer in our world. Nowhere does this ring truer than in fire stations across the country. Word of mouth and personal experience show that almost any firefighter you speak with either has direct experience with cancer or knows someone in the line of work who has battled it.
“It’s all about feeling that they are a part of something. That every person here means something to someone else at The Enrichment Center program,” Debbie Walker - Druzbick said. As she talked about those who are a part of her program she remarked, “we are family here.”
According to statistics only approximately 1 in 5,000 people in the United States live to be 100. Brooksville resident Elizabeth (Betty) Parayzak reached this milestone and joined this select group of centenarians last Friday, May 31, 2019. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the staff at Heron Pointe Health and Rehabilitation, where she lives, threw a birthday bash for her. Many of Betty's fellow residents attended the party where they enjoyed sandwiches, beverages, and birthday cake. Louie Fortunato, a local singer, entertained the crowd with hits from the 1950s and 1960s.
On March 2, 1965, John Reeves strolled near his home which was someplace near where Marker 48 is today and the Western Way Plaza. As the story goes, Reeves noticed a strange disk-shaped object sitting on or near his property. It rested on legs extending from the bottom of the craft. According to the legend, Reeves estimated the craft to be around 40-feet in diameter. Enough room for a few friends to comfortably take a road space trip.
On Monday, June 3, 2019, the YMCA of the Suncoast on Mariner Blvd hosted their 30th-anniversary celebration. This event was an all-day event with multiple activities including member appreciation, a community open house where anyone could stop in and check out what the YMCA has to offer, tours of YMCA, the anniversary ribbon cutting and to end the day, a social by the pool where many shared what the YMCA meant to them. They had pictures on display to show how far the YMCA has come in thirty years and members shared information and experiences.
In our county recently, faith-based organizations and caregivers following a point-in-time count determined that the number of homeless is steadily on the rise and far outreaches the amount of sheltered accommodation available.
“Homeless” describes people being sheltered in temporary quarters, plus those living 'rough' in encampments throughout the county, mostly along the U.S. 19 and State Road 50 corridors.
(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department announces its partnership with Coach Michael Jones to host a FREE basketball camp on July 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon for kids ages 7 to 17 at Delta Woods Park, located at 3400 Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m.
For gifts, collectibles and nice finds, Hernando art lovers and collectors will enjoy visiting Ricardo Design, Fine Art and Print Gallery on Spring Hill Drive. The gallery has etchings, sculptures, paintings and art pieces created or collected by Ricardo Rivera, who has been an artist all of his life.