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Check it out: Family Fun at Springleton Fun Park

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Matthew Knapp on the track at Springleton Fun Park.

The county's first go-kart park opened in 1973 by Jimmy Rodgers and family. The park was located on Weatherly Rd off of Mondon Hill Rd. The charge for 10 minutes around the track was just a dollar. This track is no longer open, but another track was established in Hernando County located off of Countyline Rd, now known as Springleton Fun Park.

Camaraderie and Fellowship: Independence Day, Past and Present

Hernando Sun Staff

 4th of July 1819 Philadelphia by John Lewis Krimmel

The painting above by John Lewis Krimmel depicts celebrations in Philadelphia in 1819. Here in Hernando County in the year 2016, much of our celebrations will be similar, with music, jubilation, flags flying high, marches, children playing, political discussions accompanied by food and beverage as well as vendors selling their wares.

Copacabana: Visit the Caribbean without leaving Spring Hill

Photography by Rocco Maglio

Copacabana is in the Mariner Crossing Shopping Center on the corner of Northcliffe Boulevard and Mariner Boulevard. It has been serving the area for eight years. It serves Cuban, Puerto Rican & Dominican Dishes. It is a great value with large portions and reasonable prices.

Transition of Florida

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Historic Hernando Perservation Soickety President Don Moses with Dr. Steve Noll (right). Photo by Alice Mary Herden

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society guest speaker Steve Noll, Ph.D. University of Florida held a lecture at City Hall Thursday night. The guest speaker teaches the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the History of Disability in America, and Florida History at University of Florida. He has published three books: Feeble-Minded in our Midst, Mental Retardation in America, and Ditch of Dreams: The Cross-Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future.

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