The astronaut and the soccer ball

About a year ago our own Julie Maglio interviewed astronaut Shane Kimbrough on his return form the International Space Station. Shane Kimbrough has a lot of family in the area. James Walt Kimbrough came to Hernando County in the early 1900’s and was a cattle and citrus farmer in Spring Lake. The family grew and became prominent in Hernando County. Our sports pages often list the accomplishments of Shane’s cousins. Most recently, Karli Kimbrough was featured as the 2018 Salutatorian of Hernando High School.

Discover Orlando’s Pioneers by moonlight

Curious to experience a cemetery after dusk when the gates are locked and closed? Now you can.

Greenwood Cemetery in the City of Orlando holds monthly moonlight walking tours that take you on a historical stroll through the cemetery. The walk is approximately four miles within the 120-acre cemetery and visits about 100 graves of notable individuals in Orlando’s history.

Established in 1880, Greenwood Cemetery offers scenic views during the day and glimpses of historical dignitaries, but exploring it in the dark by the light of the moon is a totally different experience.

Get to Know Us: Sarah, Clyde and the Newspaper

Meet Sarah Nachin, one busy Hernando Sun features writer and author of several published books.

Sarah is a freelance writer and writes articles for our newspaper, the Hernando Sun. She also writes for a weekly newspaper in upstate New York and various magazines.

But her real passion in life is writing books and traveling. Her latest book is “The Odyssey of Clyde the Camel,” that she describes as a humorous travelogue as well as including a few fantasy elements.

The Hernando Sun, now an award winning newspaper

The 2017 Florida Press Association (FPA) Weekly Newspaper Contest winners were announced in random order on Friday, May 4, 2018. The actual awards and whether we placed first, second, or third will be announced noon on Friday, August 10 during the 2018 Florida Media Conference. The Florida Press Association is the preeminent newspaper organization in the state.

Alison Pager semifinalist for Presidential Scholars Program

Alison Pager, a graduating senior at Hernando High School, is part of an elite group of students across the nation.  She is one of 630 semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. There are only 31 semifinalists from the state of Florida.  There was an initial pool of 5300 student candidates from around the country.

Solving the 'connection problem' in foster care adoption

From Left to Right:  Leading the Selfless Love Foundation, is  Dr. Elizabeth Wynter, with over 20 years of experience in working to improve the child welfare system,  Thea Ramirez, founder of  Adoption-Share and Family-Match, Ashley Brown founded Selfless Love Foundation with her  husband Ed Brown in 2015.

Adoption in the state of Florida is about to become a much more efficient process thanks to a software program that will allow agencies to access a statewide database of potential families, but it’s not just a database. It’s also a matching program built by Adoption-Share, a non profit organization, with help from the former lead researchers of e-Harmony. Family-Match which will give caseworkers the ability to match foster children with parents based on markers of compatibility. Typically agencies are looking for potential parents within their local area.