Megan Hussey

Show Us Your 'Sun'shine.

As Hernando County joins the world in facing and weathering a global health crisis, feelings of tension and uncertainty often threaten to overwhelm us. In times like these, sometimes it helps to take a look out the window and admire the Sun.

In the new Hernando Sun column Show Us Your 'Sun'shine, we encourage you to submit and share your good news.

Local organizations during coronavirus crisis

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As Hernando County joins the world in facing a severe health crisis, the global pandemic known as Coronavirus, many residents are stocking up on those basic, essential items that will help them and their families maintain good health. Basic items like bathroom tissue, hand wipes and sanitizers, are increasingly tough to find, and homeless and disadvantaged people in particular are turning to area charities and social aid agencies for critical help.

Nature Coast Art League funds awards for students

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When the Nature Coast Art League appears at the Hernando County Fine Arts Council's “Art in the Park,” Saturday, March 14th, and Sunday, March 15th, at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville, the league will bring a beautiful, large-scale art display; hundreds of dollars in prize money for student artists; and the spirit of a member who--even in death--continues to help and inspire through her art.  

Arts Council Grant Profile 2: Hernando Symphony Orchestra

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For 37 years, the Hernando Symphony Orchestra has brought an exquisite variety of live popular music to the people of Hernando County. And with the help of a $300 Community Arts Grant from the Hernando County Fine Arts Council (, they are one step--and one note--closer to finding a permanent home.

Arts Council Grant Spotlight 1: The Hernando Youth Orchestra

An orchestra that allows the young people of this area to develop and showcase their musical talents. An orchestra that performs free of charge for the community, and costs nothing to join. Since 2007, the Hernando Youth Orchestra has made the vibrant, time-honoured rhythms and cadences of classical music resound throughout the county. And now the orchestra, a non-profit agency which features young musicians ages 5-21, has received a $300 Community Arts Grant from the Hernando County Fine Arts Council.

Art in the Park Artist Contest Winners Announced

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An ethereal mermaid floats gracefully in the sea, holding a bowl of tangerines as she gestures lithely toward signposts leading the way to five Hernando communities. This portrait, Weeki Wachee Mermaid, captures life in Hernando County--and has been named the inaugural winner of the Hernando County Fine Arts Council Art in the Park Artist Contest. 

Walk & Roll: getting kids with disabilities to camp

As administrators of Ability Tree Florida, which seeks to offer respite and recreation to families impacted by disability, Wayne and Christina Cordova are also parents of Emmalee, a 9-year-old with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. And when looking for their own fun activity to enjoy together as a family, they found the ideal match in the Disability Awareness Walk and Roll and Family Fun Run.