“It’s not a Job; it’s a Ministry”

Blessing of the Hands- from left to right: Rachel Provau RN,CNO; Raleifoot Chisholn RN, MBA; Daphne Moise, MD; Sabrina Pistole, RN; Chaplain Jeannie Caamano

National Nurses’ Week is celebrated annually nationwide the first week of May to honor the services that the nursing profession makes to the community.

According to Rachel Provau, Chief Nursing Officer at Bayfront Health Spring Hill, there are a number of ways in which Bayfront t Health Systems takes part in this celebration at both their local branches.

“At the beginning of the week the staff votes on ‘Best of…’ for all nursing categories. On Friday we have a little party in the cafeteria and hand out gift cards to the winners. We also hand out nursing awards.”

"Broadway" comes to Brooksville Chocachatti Elementary students give stellar performance of Peter Pan, Junior

Peter Pan played by Isabella Diaz defeats Captain Hook played by Andrew Clarkson.  Lost boys, pirates and Wendy look on.  From left to right:  Payton Griffith, Ellas Neesham, Alexandria Lagness, Brendan Shannon, Chesney Alvardo

I’ve never been to a Broadway show or even an off-Broadway show, but the rendition of classic Peter Pan given by students at Chocachatti Elementary School on Monday, May 8 could give any of these venues a run for their money.

Under the direction of teachers Rhonda Bowers, Irmarie Kraft and Nancy Kraus, the cast of “dozens,” made up of third through fifth graders performed on a professional level – proof that seven months of three-times-a-week rehearsals paid off.

Fox Chapel Middle School employee arrested for sexual battery on a minor


Marcus Wells booking photo

On Monday May 22nd, a student at Fox Chapel Middle School reported to the school resource officer inappropriate contact between an adult who worked at the school and a student.

The Sheriff’s Office investigated the claim, speaking both with the young victim and the suspect. They arrested Marcus Wells, 34, on the night of May 23rd. He was employed at Fox Chapel Middle School as an in school suspension monitor. He is charged with multiple counts of sexual battery on a minor 12 - 18 years of age by a person who is in familial or custodial authority.



New College of Florida

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, May 25, 2017......... For the first time in its 57-year history, New College of Florida will award graduate degrees to students on Friday.

The Sarasota-based college announced that seven students will earn master's degrees as the class of 2017 participates in commencement ceremonies.

The students are earning their diplomas in New College's data-science program, which began in 2016 and represented the first time the small liberal arts honors college, which has about 875 students, had offered a graduate degree.

Army Veteran, Adult Learner Gives Saint Leo University Commencement Farewell


Photo by Saint Leo University Mercy Figueroa addresses fellow Class of 2017 members during the Saint Leo WorldWide commencement, Friday, April 28, in the Marion Bowman Activities Center.

Spring Hill’s Mercy Figueroa Graduates Summa Cum Laude

ST LEO, FL - More than 1,100 new degree recipients celebrated their success on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at University Campus during Saint Leo’s commencement ceremonies. Friday’s commencement speaker resides in Hernando County, FL.


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