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Local girl performs in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

December 04, 2017 - 07:32
Emma Bolton

Every year millions of Americans watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It has become a tradition for most, and is pure magic seeing all the floats, dancing, singers and music. Knowing that each person who takes part must have put in a lot of hard work to get there and seeing the end result is magical.

Be a part of Hernando's Great Big Holiday Greeting Card!



Hernando County: Help us put together Hernando's Great Big Holiday Greeting Card!

It will be published in the paper for two weeks - Dec. 15 and 22, 2017.
Readers are encouraged to send us their holiday greeting cards to be included, favorite holiday traditions, memories or recipes.
Submissions go to editor@hernandosun.com.

Local businesses can also share their holiday greetings, with advertising sponsorship placements on the greeting card.
All proceeds will go to our Newspaper in Education Program, providing newspapers to classrooms around the county each week (free of charge).
For more information and to get started with your advertising sponsorship go to: https://hernandosun.com/holiday_greeting_card_for_biz

Local sculptor dabbles in the whimsical

November 28, 2017 - 00:54
A working lighthouse that local sculptor, Jeff Guzlas made from a discarded piece of pipeline. It is sited at Cody's RV park in north Weeki Wachee. Photo  by Sue Quigley

I just love this place,” said artist Jeff Guzlas of the 15-acres of natural old Florida land and small RV park he bought 15 years ago.

Located between a golf course community and thousands of acres of nature preserves, his park is located close to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and the Gulf of Mexico.
A builder by trade from northern Illinois, Guzlas bought the property in 2004 and never wants to leave.

Men who made Towns

November 28, 2017 - 00:44
Map of Benton County with the town of Augusta

The origin of many of the towns in our area can be traced back to a single family or man. Sometimes it was the first man to make the river crossing easier. The settlers from miles around would use that river crossing and merchants would come to the river crossing and sell their wares. A town would start to grow where all the people gathered. Another origin of the these towns was protection. Newly arrived settlers would want to live near a well established family, so they could gather at that house in case of attack.

Spring Hill ex-parachuter receives honor award

November 14, 2017 - 00:40
Mel Greene with his Medal of Honor

A Spring Hill man was recently honored as the 2017 82nd Airborne-All American Medal of Honor Award Winner.

Mel Greene, a resident of Hernando County since 1992, was "shocked" when notified of the award at the 82nd Army Airborne Association Convention this past August in Orlando. Greene's honor included leading a parade of approximately 300 troops and Veterans through Disney World down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Later that night, Greene addressed the convention, attended by more than 700 people, where he received the special medallion and official honor award.

Hernando becomes Purple Heart county

November 06, 2017 - 09:41

On Nov. 7, 2017, Hernando County Commissioners will officially proclaim Hernando County to be a Purple Heart County. Christopher Boreland, the Junior Vice Commander for the Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) has been working with the county, Commissioner Jeff Holcomb and former Commissioner John Mitten in order to establish the designation.

Dr. Paul Farmer, world renowned humanitarian from Hernando County

October 24, 2017 - 01:31
Dr. Paul Farmer in Bayalpata Hospital, Nepal- by Nyaya Health via Flickr

Dr. Paul Farmer is a world famous physician and humanitarian, who was raised in Hernando County. He graduated from Hernando High in 1978, where he served as class president. By 1983, prior to entering medical school, he was in Haiti laying the groundwork for what would become a revolutionary way to bring healthcare to impoverished communities. He graduated from Harvard with an MD and a PhD.

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