Summer Hampton

“8 Can Chicken Soup” for a Cause

Sisters Katie (age 13) and twins Madie and Jocie (age 9) gave thanks to their community in a big way this year. For Thanksgiving they wanted to help out other kids, so they started a project to build packages of “8 Can Chicken Soup” to give to families in need. The package includes all of the ingredients with a printed out recipe which makes an easy and nutritious dinner for 6-8 people in less than 20 minutes. Grandmother of Katie, Madie and Jocie, Trish Kunath generously supplied us with the recipe as well!

The Problem With Affordable Housing In Hernando County

There is a lack of affordable housing in the US and the crisis has only gotten worse since the start of the pandemic. In the midst of that and the stay-at-home mandates, it became clear not everyone has a home on a regular basis where they can feel safe. The cost of living is so high and minimum wage is low currently, there are limited to no options for people. Business Insider is one of the many outlets who reported that nowhere in the US can a minimum wage worker afford rent.

Boy Scouts Honoring Veterans

On Veterans Day (Nov. 11) as most of you know, Americans honor all of those who have served our country in war or peace, who are dead or alive, although it’s largely intended to thank those veterans still living for all of their sacrifices. This day used to be called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. We celebrate Veterans Day every year; we have loved ones who have served and some who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Wellington Turf Swap Project in Hernando County

Currently, in the Wellington community at Seven Hills the turfgrass is suffering from a disease called ‘take-all root rot.’  This happens because of a fungus and will damage the roots of the grass, preventing the turf from efficiently retaining water and nutrients from the soil. With this disease, residents are having to replace their turf on an annual basis. 

A sunny morning turned pitch black

On September 11th, 2001 Maricarmen Williams, current resident of Hernando County, was a 29 year old mom of two living in Staten Island. She was a Legal Assistant, Court Part Specialist and Translator for the New York County Defender’s Service. This was located at what we know today as Ground Zero.  The following is her recollection of the events that took place September 11, 2001.