Rocco Maglio

Ocho Rios Cafe: Authenic Jamaican Restaurant

A trip to Ocho Rios Cafe is cheaper than a trip to Jamaica, but is just as authentic. There are a few booths and a table, but most people their take their food to go. The portions are generous. This is a great place if you want authentic Jamaican food and enjoy 'mom and pop' establishments.

The owner is Rohan Spencer. Rohan is very welcoming. He has owned the Ocho Rios Cafe for 5 years. With a great personality and delicious food - it isn't a wonder that Rohan has a lot of regulars.

Port Richey was originally named Hopeville

Hopeville was the early name of the settlement that would eventually become Port Richey. According to Pasco County Historian Frances Clark Mallett, Hopeville was named for members of the prominent Hernando County family the Hopes. David and Henry Hope were involved in the creation of Hopeville near the salt springs. Ms. Mallet stated that according to oral accounts the name Hopeville dated back to the 1850s. It only appears on a few maps around the time that there was a post office at Hopeville.

Florida Courthouse fires following the Civil War

The burning of the Hernando County Courthouse in 1877 is indicative of the lawless period that followed the Civil War. Many of the men returning from the war had seen unspeakable things. The people who had stayed behind had been raided by both sides either seeking supplies or destroying them. 

After the Civil War the reconstruction laws put the Military incharge of running the former Confederate states. The reconstruction laws also disenfranchised all officers and elected officials of the Confederacy.

Primary Election August 28th, 2018

The primary elections are being held tomorrow, August 28th, 2018. Several Hernando County offices will also be elected during this primary: the Circuit Judge 5th Judicial Circuit and the School Board Members for Districts 1, 3, and 5. 

The School Board District 3 race may be on the November ballot, if none of the three candidates receives more than 50% of the vote. The two candidates with the highest vote totals will then face off in November. 

If you don't vote in the primary you will be losing your opportunity to select these individuals.