Teen Driver Challenge 2016

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Teen Driver Challenge is a defensive driving and vehicle control program designed for licensed teenage drivers. The two-day program is
designed to provide young drivers, age 16, 17 and 18, with the knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics and human kinetics, the forces created by an automobile and the effects
of the forces on the human body.

The next Teen Driver Challenge Session is being held on 07/08/2016 and 07/09/16.

Celebrating the 65th Annual National Day of Prayer

Pastor Hal Hester of Vineyard Christian Church delivers a prayer for the Mayor of Brooksville.

On May 5th, 2016 religious dignitaries and community leaders gathered at Brooksville Commons to pray for our nation. Stephanie Sager sang an opening hymn. Local church leaders delivered prayers for the President, Governor of Florida, Mayor of Brooksville, Congress, Supreme Court, Presidential elections, local officials, community/church relations, military, schools, children, culture, colleges, terrorism, law enforcement/fire rescue, economy, churches as well as the spiritual condition of our country.

Healthy Kids Day 2016

Healthy Kids Day 2016 took place on Saturday April 30 at the YMCA in Spring Hill. The outdoor event was held from 9 am to noon in the YMCA parking lot. The focus of course was healthy kids, and getting their minds and bodies more active. Kid friendly snacks were offered including watermelon slices on a stick and make it yourself trail mix. The public library handed out free books to help encourage summer reading to keep the mind active. Parents could release some stress and relax for a few minutes enjoying a chair massage.

4-H Benefit Trap Tournament – Saturday, March 26

Hernando Sportsmans 4-H club team member Hannah Prack- senior age group

The Hernando Sportsman’s Club is hosting a 4-H Benefit Trap Tournament on Saturday, March 26, at the club’s trap range, located at 16121 Commercial Way (U.S. 19), Brooksville, FL.
All proceeds are to benefit the youth of the Hernando Sportsman’s 4-H Club. The trap tournament consists of 4 rounds of 25 shots each, for a total of 100 shots. Trophies will be awarded from three categories: youth, adult and senior. The winner is determined by most targets hit.

SciFi and History at Nature Coast Modelers Show

Hernando Sun Staff

Model of a horse and carriage at Nature Coast Modelers Show

A diverse group of individuals with a common interest gather twice a year at Dana's Railroad Supply in Spring Hill. They are the Nature Coast Modelers. The group includes architects, custom car builders, a tug boat owner, a pharmacist, contractors and welders. Some are retired, others are still working and some are still in school. Their next gathering is March 26th, 2016 where they will be displaying their completed modeling projects or projects underway.

My Big Fat Greek Festival… "It's Fun to Be Greek"!

In May of 2011, "My Big Fat Greek Festival" was born incorporating faith, heritage, fun and community service. Emily Thomas, the Festival Co-Chairman stated, “Our first festival was a 1 day festival in May of 2011 it started partly because of the love of our church, our faith and heritage.” This year it is a three day festival beginning Friday February 5th and running through Sunday February 7th, 2016. The festival takes place at the Hernando County Fairgrounds.

36th Annual Brooksville Raid Reenactment

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

 36th Annual Brooksville Raid

Today at the Sandhill Scout Reservation in Brooksville, canvas tents stood clustered amongst the landscape, fire pits remained smoking from the morning cook out, ladies were adorned in elaborate hoop dresses while children played soldier with their friends. Rifle and canonfire could be heard ringing out miles away, while clashes ensued between the Union and Confederate soldiers. These are the scenes which greeted onlookers at the 36th Brooksville Raid Re-enactment.

History of Events Commemorated by the Brooksville Raid

It was the summer of 1864. Sources state that four ships numbering 240 men from the 2nd Florida Cavalry (Union) and the 2nd U. S. Colored Infantry unloaded near Bayport. Many of the Union soldiers were familiar with the terrain, as twenty percent of the men from the 2nd Florida Cavalry were Hernando County natives.


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