Megan Hussey

Hernando Symphony Orchestra has a new venue

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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For more than four decades, The Hernando Symphony Orchestra has filled the halls and gatherings of Hernando with the sounds of popular music, performed by virtuoso musicians who play everything from pop hits to holiday music, movie themes to jazzy favorites and Broadway tunes.

The music was silenced this spring, when--in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic--the orchestra's April concert was, like many public events and programs, canceled. 

Hometown Military Heroine Shelane Etchison

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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The Fourth of July holiday is the perfect time to honor local heroes--and heroines. Spring Hill native Shelane Etchison is one of six Floridians recognized by the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) as a 2020 Tillman Scholar. Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and military spouses through investment in their education and professional development. 

Show Us Your SunShine: Artist Harold Littlebird

Stories in Clay--Pueblo Stoneware is the slogan of Harold Littlebird, whose authentic stoneware pottery is verified US/claystamp. This work ranked among the judges’ winners from the 36th Annual Art in the Park, which took place March 14 and 15 at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Art in the Park is sponsored by The Hernando County Fine Arts Council, along with premier sponsor Florida’s Adventure Coast.

Veterans Pantry Project Forges Ahead

The American Legion, chartered by Congress in 1919, is a patriotic veteran organization "focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities.' (http://www.flpost186.org/History/legionHistory-100.html) And now in Hernando County, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186, Florida, is waging its own noble battle; one that finds the auxiliary determined to continue its longstanding and continual record of service to the community in the face of tough circumstances.

Show Us Your SunShine: Empowering Teens & Prize-Winning Artist

Be EMPOWERED Teens & Youths is a project of The Auroveda Foundation--a non-profit organization that attempts to create a global community of healthy and educated individuals--offered locally at WellCome OM Center in Spring Hill. On a regular basis, Be EMPOWERED brings sunshine and healing to the lives of teens through online and in-person discussion groups for teens coping with the many worries, concerns, and situations facing today's kids. 

'Dino' is one step closer to becoming a national landmark

A community fixture is one step closer to becoming a national landmark. And for the massive, highly animated fella known as "Dino," every step is a big one!

The building located at 5299 Commercial Way in Spring Hill takes the shape of a dinosaur character known as Dino, an "Apatosaurus" that stands 47 feet tall and is 110 feet long. And Dino is now on the fast track in its nomination for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; an official list of the Nation's historical sites deemed worthy of preservation.  

WNBA Star Aims High For Underprivileged Girls

She's a WNBA veteran who has played basketball around the world. She is a Hernando High School graduate who has returned to the area to introduce more young women to the joys of her sport--and of personal empowerment.

She is Bernice Mosby. And after playing forward for the Washington Mystics 2007-2009 and completing an auspicious run with the Women's Chinese Basketball Association and other international teams, Mosby has come home--ready to spread her love of the sport to girls from Orlando to her hometown of Brooksville through her Bernice Mosby Academy program.

Movie Time!

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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What would the summertime be without the moviegoing experience? The larger than life screens, the glamorous movie stars sweeping their way through dynamic adventures, and--of course--the candy and popcorn! Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving into the second phase of his plan to revive the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing movie theaters to partially reopen through most of the state. Thus the summer movie season can commence in Hernando County--with safety restrictions in place.