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Astronaut Shane Kimbrough: 173 days in space

Shane Kimbrough, 50th ISS Commander on a spacewalk Jan. 6, 2017 via Twitter @astro_kimbrough

The Kimbroughs are a prominent Hernando County family. Their Hernando County origins trace back to the early 1900’s with Spring Lake cattle and citrus farmer James Walt Kimbrough. James' grandson Pierce Kimbrough served on the Hernando County School Board in the 1950’s. Their great grandson, Jim Kimbrough, is currently the Chairman of SunTrust Bank, Nature Coast region. (Jim is also the son in law of Alfred McKethan who was a prominent businessman and citrus grower.

It happened again... lucky lady!

Ginny Bennett on her 94th birthday

Ginny Bennett is a member of Brookridge Golf Course, and on Friday, April 14, 2017 she got a Hole in One, a week before her 94th birthday.

What is special this time, she got it almost 10 years to the day from her last hole in one, when she was 84 years old. So this feisty little lady, figures she is due for her next hole in one when she turns 104.

Ginny was awarded a Trophy for her Hole in One, by the Ladies 9 Hole Friday Group. There was a small luncheon and cake wishing her a Happy 94th Birthday.

Brownie troop gives to Operation Heart F.E.L.T

Brownie troop teamed up with Operation Heart F.E.L.T. to provide food for kids on the weekends. From Left to Right:   Alexis Shelby, Isabella Mott,  Lillie Garrett,  Ava Raposo,  Grace Finnan,  Audrey Sokolowski,  Cambria Myers,  Eirinn Farrell,  Josephine Porzio, Macy Thompson, Olive Caruso

The motto of the Girls Scouts of America (GSA) is “Do a Good Turn Daily.” The GSA believes that “Every girl [no matter how young she is] can do something to make the world a better place.”

Co-leaders Stacie Garrett and Nikki Mott are putting these beliefs into practice with their second grade Brownies. The troop, made up of eleven girls, has donated $200 to Operation HeartF.E.L.T. This represents over 10% of the proceeds from their 2016 Girl Scout Cookie sales.

April fishin' report

Captain Duane Baker

April is, in my opinion, the best month to fish inshore in the flats and back country. Spring tides are flushing bait from the banks and making navigation easier. The strong winds of March are calming down and the temperature is comfortable.

The main target species are redfish, trout, and snook although many others may be caught like flounder, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, and Spanish macs.

Artist's sculptural ingenuity brings in business

Above: Mrs. Grout car by Scott Freeland; Below: Praying Mantis by Scott Freeland

Oftentimes when individuals think of a sculpture, they picture things like the classical Roman or Renaissance figures, hewn in great detail from massive blocks of marble. While these works are beautiful in their own right, stunning work is being completed by many modern day artists, like Scott Freeland. His subjects take their form, not through cut and polished stone, but rather foam and many other contemporary materials.

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