Melissa Fordyce

I am a native Floridian, and mom to 4 active boys ranging in ages from 20 to 5. I have an AA in Business Marketing from Axia College and I have been writing poetry and short stories since the age of 13. I enjoy musicals, politics, classic cars, hiking, reading, and visiting historic places. God and family are most important influences to me and I can frequently be found at one of the many sporting events for my children or a classic car show in my spare time.

Lots and Lots of Pineapples

One of our local readers invited the Hernando Sun to come by and check out his pineapple plants.  Acy Holly, who is 89 of Brooksville has over 100 pineapple plants. He started growing them about 5 or 6 years ago.  He said he found a pot with a plant in it one day, not knowing what type of plant it was, continued to water it. One day a pineapple started to grow, and he’s been growing them ever since. In the beginning his wife obtained a few tops that Publix saved for her, and over time the plants have doubled and tripled in number.

Summer in Hernando County, Camps and Activities

Summer is fast approaching, means the kids will be out of school and have lots of time to fill.  We’ve put together a list of some known programs throughout the county. Not sure is summer camps is a right choice?  Check out these ten big ways camp can improve your child’s life, provided by state camping program coordinator for Florida 4-H, youth development program of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension:



1. They’ll dare to try something new.

Hernando County Good Neighbor Trail Community Bike Ride

On Saturday March 31, 2018, about 25 riders from the Hernando County area gathered to take part in the 8-mile, Good Neighbor Community Bike Trail Ride.  Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis led the way on the causal, at your own pace ride. The journey began at 70 Russell Street, in downtown Brooksville, and treated riders to scenery of the city otherwise unseen. It offers a way to get out, get active, and remain healthy. This free, family friendly event was designed to celebrate and encourage citizens to see what has been done and the advantages it will have on our community.