Community

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.

Lots and Lots of Pineapples

One of our local readers invited the Hernando Sun to come by and check out his pineapple plants.  Acy Holly, who is 89 of Brooksville has over 100 pineapple plants. He started growing them about 5 or 6 years ago.  He said he found a pot with a plant in it one day, not knowing what type of plant it was, continued to water it. One day a pineapple started to grow, and he’s been growing them ever since. In the beginning his wife obtained a few tops that Publix saved for her, and over time the plants have doubled and tripled in number.

Post Chaplain Awarded Kentucky Colonel Status

Chaplain Edward Anthony Nostadt received his commission Friday March 30, 2018 at VFW Post 9236 Hernando Beach from retired Colonel Nicholas Morana.  Mr. Nostadt has been a member of Post 9236 for a period of 12 months, but has been a lifetime member of the VFW organization for more than 50 years. He also holds membership in American Legion Post 223 in Sykesville Maryland, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142 in Frederick Maryland.  Mr.

Springstead High School students and staff organizing walk-a-thon, scholarship in memory of teacher

Students and staff members who knew Maria Rybka are working to make her proud and keep her memory alive.

“Maria Rybka was the embodiment of love and care for so many students in Hernando County for many years. She was a teacher and administrator in Hernando for years before she passed away quickly from cancer this past fall,” explains Tori Selby, Springstead Beta Club Sponsor and Social Studies teacher. 

Local Citizens Beautify Brooksville

To celebrate Earth Day, which officially takes place on April 22, local citizens gathered in Brooksville on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to clean up the downtown area. Members of the Brooksville Women's Club, Brooksville Main Street, Brooksville Wesleyan Church, the Brooksville Garden Club and the City of Brooksville Beautification Board were among the groups that participated.  

 

BGC Dontation and Earth Day

On April 11, at their annual Picnic Meeting, Brooksville Garden Club’s Membership presented their yearly donation to the BGC/Pasco Hernando State College Endowment Fund. Since its inception in 1990, monies raised in the club’s recent plant sale (thank you residents for supporting our endeavor on March 10th) enables students to continue their studies in conservation and environment protection.  Donations go into their BOOK STORE account. BGC President, Jan Gathje, is presenting check to Robin Springstead, BGC/PHSC Endowment Plant Sale Coordinator.

Artificial Oyster Reef Deployed in Centipede Bay

 The first man-made oyster reef was built with the help of numerous volunteers and boat captains on April 14, 2018 in Centipede Bay off the coast of Hernando County. Throughout the day a total of 98 volunteers and 12 boat captains helped to build the reef. Eighty percent of the reef was built with over 2400 bags of oyster shell placed. Hernando County, Aquatic Services Manager, Keith Kolosa, reports they are in the process of scheduling when the remainder of the work will be completed.