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Hernando County considers TheBus expansion

by LISA MACNEIL
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At the August 13, 2019 Board of County Commissioners regular meeting,  Planning Director Ron Pianta introduced the update to the Hernando County Transit Development Plan (TDP), which is updated every five years, and proposed a plan for the next ten years.  The board voted 5-0 to approve the plan, and to submit to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) no later than September 1, 2019.

Pythons Are Pushing North

A few weekends ago, I received a message from our Hernando Sun founders, Julie and Rocco Maglio. According to Rocco, he had just discovered an eight-foot long, Burmese python on the road in front of his driveway.  Reports of such a creature have been quite rare much farther north than the Peace River, yet there it was. And, the swampy wetlands around their home are the perfect habitat for a Burmese python to thrive, so I would not at all be surprised if this was only the first of more to come.

Harbor Lights Restaurant & Lounge

Harbour Lights Restaurant & Lounge is a quaint little restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Panasoffkee with impressively large cypress trees lining the embankment.

Harbour Lights is a great example of ‘old Florida’ and not much has changed in the past 30 years including the prices. An old Daily Sun article hangs on the wall and mentions that their buffet price is $13.95.  Today it is still $13.95.   

They Don’t Make That

In my younger life I was a 34 waist. Then for years I was a comfortable 36.  Now, I’m a 37, but they don’t make that. For some reason pants in the midrange are even numbers: 32, 34, 36, 38; it reads like a high school cheerleading chant.  I’ve spotted 29s on shelves, but never a 27, at least not at Exwork, so I don’t know what’s going on with the odd numbers. What I do know is that 36 is now too small for me, and I don’t like the uncomfortable folds that are created between the loops when I tighten my belt around a 38.

Honoring Achievement in Hernando County Public Schools

On Monday, August 5, Hernando County School Superintendent, John Stratton, and his executive team visited seven area schools to honor their achievements over the past year. Accompanying Stratton and his team were School Board members Linda Prescott, Kay Hatch and Jimmy Lodato. Each of the schools either improved its letter grade or maintained its "A" school rating. The group presented the staff at each school with a banner and a plaque congratulating them.