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Congressman Daniel Webster presents US flag to Alzheimer's Family Organization

Congressman Webster presents flag to Alzheimer's Family Organization. From left to right: John Brinker, Community Educator; Kathleen Winters, Executive Director; Matthew Barry, Board of Directors President; Congressman Daniel Webster.

On February 22, Congressman Daniel Webster presented a U.S. flag to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization. The ceremony took place at their office in Spring Hill.

Webster, the Republican representative from District 11, made the presentation in memory of his late mother who had suffered from Alzheimer’s. His mother was in a facility first, but then he decided to bring her home so he could care for her himself.

Humane Society of the Nature Coast moving forward with campus expansion

BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Humane Society of the Nature Coast announced the not-for-profit’s expansion of their current Brooksville campus.

The new facility will be located at 7200 Mobley Rd., where their current campus resides. The new building will more than double the organizations capacity for adoptable cats and for dogs in the near future. An Exam Room, New Free-Roaming Cat Rooms, Cat Patios, Medical Isolation Rooms, Volunteer Center, Education Room and Staff functions will all be housed in the new building.

Spring Hill was almost named Spring Lake

Spring Lake?

The waterfall on US19 almost had a different name on it. Spring Hill was not the first choice of the developers. The original name of the development was Spring Lake after the twenty mostly spring fed lakes that were scattered throughout the development’s property.

Spring Hill was developed by the Deltona Corporation. The Deltona Corporation was the development company that was formed by the Mackle Brothers: Elliott, Robert and Frank Jr. They had developments started in Marco Island and Deltona Lakes at the time, but their main focus was Spring Hill.

The Flight of a Lifetime

Collings Foundation B-17, photo by Sarah Nachin

Imagine yourself as a twenty-nine year old in 1944, getting ready to be shipped overseas to be part of a B-17 crew. You’ve finished training as a ball turret gunner (one of the most dangerous jobs on the plane) convinced that you are a “coward” but knowing it’s too late to change your mind. You stop at home for a two week leave , maybe the last time you’ll ever see your family, sure that you are “headed for an eventual death in aerial combat.” You stop and visit a friend who’s married and has a son.

Forgiveness

“…For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)

In 1 Samuel 13:14, God expressed how He sought out “a man after His own heart” to rule over His people.

He chose David to become king.

Now David was not the “perfect” example of a human being by any means. He made mistakes and errors just like everyone else.

David had even committed murder later on in his life. Some would consider that a “big sin”.

Review: Over the River and Through the Woods

Family, Faith, and Food are three important themes in Over the River and Through the Woods, a play by Joe DiPietro, and the latest show at Stagewest Community Playhouse. It’s a play about life and the struggle for independence and autonomy versus love of family and tradition. It’s about human nature, our idiosyncrasies, and the choices we make.

Addressing methamphetamine usage in Hernando County

HCSO PHOTO- Sheriff's Deputy holds drugs seized from a chop shop and meth house raided in September 2016.

It’s no secret- Hernando County has a huge Meth problem. It’s been growing rapidly and giving the county a bad reputation. A quick scan of local news headlines shows how prevalent this problem is. In December, a meth lab was found inside a local retirement community and a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of Bayfront Hospital was seen smoking meth in her hospital bed- while on oxygen. In January, a father and daughter team in Brooksville were arrested for meth-related crimes and the county had more than 10 separate arrests made for possession of methamphetamine.

Artful Possibilities Makes Brooksville Home

photography by Elizabeth Dentato

A source of creativity and art for over 4 years, Artful Possibilities was originally located in Spring Hill, but recently made the move to 414 E. Liberty St., in Brooksville. They had their grand opening on February 4th at the new location.

Michelle Margotta, the owner of Artful Possibilities, grew up in a ceramic business and has been painting ever since she was little. Her interest in painting grew, and she actually published 6 books on decorative painting in the ‘90s.

Brooksville: 'UFO Capital of the World'

Replica UFO where Western Way Plaza now sits, Photo Courtesy of Old Brooksville In Photos & Stories, Bob Martinez

Near where the Western Way Plaza now sits, in Brooksville, there was a replica UFO. It was built by John Reeves who reported that he frequently saw UFOs in that area.

He enjoyed taking walks through the sandy pine covered area around his home. He reported that on March 2, 1965 in the woods he came across a strange object sitting on the ground. The object was disc shaped and held up with four stilts keeping it a few feet off the ground. The disc was 40 feet in diameter and 9 feet tall at the center.

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