Sarah Nachin

Eye Witnesses to History

On January 15, Martin Luther King would have been ninety-two years old – if he were alive. Sadly, he was assassinated before his 40th birthday on April 4, 1968.  He spearheaded the Civil Rights movement with his tactics of non-violence and has inspired three generations. 

A number of local African-Americans were involved in the Civil Rights movement. 

Hernando County Loses a True Renaissance Man

Dozens of local people were saddened to hear the news that beloved author, actor, playwright, blogger, and storyteller Jerry Cowling passed away on December 26, 2020, after a brief hospital stay. The cause of death was sepsis as a result of a gastrointestinal infection. Cowling is survived by his son, Joshua of Spring Hill; his daughter, Heather Cowling Dobkowski; son-in-law Anthony and grandchildren Olivia and Liam Dobkowski of Wappingers Falls, New York. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 44 years, Janet.   

Paw Warriors Receives Checks from Rotary Club of Spring Hill and Interact Club

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill paid a visit to the PAW Warriors cat shelter to present two checks to Tracie Steger, founder of the organization. One check was for $400 from the Rotary Club itself. The other was a check for $100 from the Interact Club, under the direction of Ms. Ronica Guerrier, at Springstead High School, which the Rotary Club of Spring Hill sponsors. 

Newspapers – A Window into the Past

We have now reached December 18, 1941, in our trip to the past. It was a historic month. The Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor just eleven days before and the United States was at war. 

Everyone was behind the effort in big ways, as well as small. For example, a local businessman who volunteered with the Defense Stamp Publicity Sales Program was hosting a movie at the local movie theater. 

Marine Corps League Sees Increased Need for Toys This Year 


With so many families barely scraping by due to Covid-19, Christmas presents for their children this year is pretty far down on the list of priorities. This where The Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program fills the gap. Every Christmas season, starting in November the Marines hold their annual toy drive and this year the need is even greater and the challenges are greater too. 

Steve Davey - Local Teacher Courageously Battles Multiple Illnesses

Steve Davey is a seventy-year-old married father of two grown sons – Justin, who has been a firefighter and paramedic and now works in the medical field, and Chris who is in law enforcement. Steve and his wife, Becky also have one grandson and another one on the way. At a time of his life when he should be thinking about enjoying retirement and looking forward to spending quality time with his family, Davey is fighting several life-threatening illnesses.