A Surprise Graduation

For many students, the 2020 graduation season has arrived in something less than grand fashion--sadly absent of the face to face graduation parties, proms and other public ceremonies that--in the COVID-19 pandemic--have been cancelled or rescheduled for the duration of the year.

Yet the celebration goes on at the Grace World Outreach Church in Brooksville. Here, Youth Pastors Chris and Analysa Fullam, the church's youth ministers in the Ascend Youth Program, recently offered its 'pupil parishioners' a combination graduation ceremony and party--one celebrated at their own homes.

Walk on the Wild Side VIII

As this concludes the spring series of Walk on the Wildside, Lilly and I hope you have enjoyed learning about some of the beautiful and wonderful native flowering plants that thrive in Hernando County.

Whether you are hiking one of Hernando County’s awesome trails through the Withlacoochee State Forest, visiting a preserve or park, take the time to admire nature’s wildflowers. 

Tech Talk: Google Broke the Internet’s News

Google is known as a search engine, but that is not where they derive most of their revenue. Their business relies on selling ads. Google figured out how to auction ads on the Internet and became one of the most valuable companies in the world based on their ability to broker the sales of ads. They used the metric of impressions or the number of people who viewed the page with the ad to price ads. Each impression costs a small amount, but they quickly add up. By auctioning these small chunks it enabled them to sell the same ad to many people.

The Ever Changing Landscape of Hernando County Newspapers

Over the five and half years that the Hernando Sun has been in existence the newspaper scene has changed tremendously. We went from two regional newspapers to a single regional. The Tampa Bay Times purchased the Tampa Tribune and shut it down. Several newspapers have come and gone during that time including a semi-regional conservative newspaper, The Suncoast Standard.