Local Philanthropic Organization Awards Substantial Grant to Hernando Youth Orchestra

A relatively small group of women that meets only four times a year has had a tremendous impact on the community in the short time they have been operating.   The philanthropic organization called 100 + Women Who Care Florida Nature Coast formed in December of 2016. The group recently awarded a $3,800 grant to the Hernando Youth Orchestra. 

Boys and Girls Club Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary

On Wednesday, August 28, the Boys and Girls Club held an event to celebrate its twentieth anniversary in Hernando County. The festivities took place at the Westside Elementary center. 

The organization now has ten sites to serve school age children and five licensed preschools. Altogether the Boys and Girls Club serves more than 2,000 children from six weeks of age to eighteen years old. 

Noreen St. Jean, Director of Outreach and Donor Relations networks with businesses and community members sharing information about the organization's programming. 

Contribute to the Weeki Wachee History Harvest Event

On Saturday, September 14, 2019 the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is holding an event to harvest the history of Weeki Wachee Springs. They are interested in items related to the history of Weeki Wachee such as photos, postcards, tickets, written remembrances, souvenirs, posters, newspaper articles, costumes or even stories. UCF staff will be onsite to make digital copies of items and they will return the originals. They will also record stories and conduct interviews. 

Spring Hill residents unhappy about development proposal

Hernando Sun reporter

A large number of area residents gathered in a meeting room at the Northcliffe Baptist Church to learn more about a proposed development for an area on the southeast side of Oak Hill's golf club.  The majority of residents are opposed to the planned subdivision, consisting of 90 home sites with the average home size of 1200 - 1800 square feet.  In a 45-minute Q&A session following the presentation, most in attendance raised concerns about traffic, crime, school overcrowding and effects on property values.