About Us

The Hernando Sun is a online and print newspaper serving Hernando County, FL. Our focus is on highlighting events, businesses, and people that are making a difference in our community, capturing our history that is fading with people's memories, and informing the public of governmental actions.

The Hernando Sun was started to fill the void that was left by the closing of the Hernando Today newspaper. Hernando county is a unique community and it needs a local paper that can cover what is happening from a local prospective.

The Hernando Sun has covered many of the towns and areas of Hernando County including: Spring Hill, Brooksville, Weeki Wachee, and Centralia.

We are your local paper and please support us by buying a print subscription, informing us of news to cover, placing an ad, and/or telling a friend about us.

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Meet Our Contributors:

Julie Maglio's Bio

Julie Maglio is an accomplished artist working primarily with oil pastels on large canvases. She was a Marie Walsh Sharpe Scholar and the organizer of the first Art Melbourne Beach show.

She has created numerous web sites and socially marketed them for the past 10 years. She is familiar with both developing sites from scratch or implementing them in Content Management Systems (CMS).

She co-authored a scientific paper on modeling the migration and population dynamics of the monarch butterfly, while attending the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute at Cornell University. She holds a B.A. from New College of Florida, majoring in Biology.

Putting together her diverse background and skills, Julie hopes to bring a quality source of local news and information to Hernando County.

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Rocco Maglio's Bio

Rocco Maglio is a former Town Commissioner and Mayor, so he has an insiders prospective on politics. During his time in politics he was bothered by the amount of false information. He seeks to help the public better understand what is going on.

Rocco grew up in Brooksville and is a graduate of Hernando High School as well as PHSC. He attended New College of Florida earning a BA in Natural Sciences.

Rocco Maglio currently works as a software architect for Newscycle Solutions, a leading solution provider for media companies. He has worked on providing web site solutions for CBC, NYDN, CTV News, and Conde Nast among others.

In 1994, he first saw the Internet and its tremendous potential. He spent a decade working for Dotcoms. During that time Rocco was one of the principle authors of dotCMS a popular open source high end content management system.

He then went to work for a government contractor in Cocoa Beach, FL. He spent seven years working closely with scientists to improve the capabilities of defense software. Rocco lead the development of a new technique for detecting certain events.

In his free time he ran for town commissioner of Melbourne Beach, FL. He served as a commissioner and then Vice Mayor and finally as Mayor.

He moved back to Hernando County, so his children could attend Wider Horizons School. Rocco noticed that Hernando did not have a strong technology presence, so he founded a Technology Committee in concert with the Hernando Chamber of Commerce.

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