Winners of Swamp Fest T-Shirt Logo Contest Announced

October 28, 2017 - 01:56

PHOTOS by Sue Quigley

Swmp Fest committee members during the judging of entries for the 2018 T-Shirt logo design.

Members of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest T-Shirt Contest Committee gathered at the Weeki Wachee Area Club on Shoal Line Boulevard Oct. 12 to select the winners and runners-up of the annual contest.

For the 2018 Swamp Fest logo, entries were required to be in black and white, 8.5 x 11 inches in size and featuring a mermaid in a swamp scene with at least two swamp creatures. A total of 99 entries were submitted.

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.

Volunteers do battle against rabies

October 20, 2017 - 03:10

Hernando Sun staff

Team of 12 volunteers selected to participate in the 2017 Mission Rabies drive to vaccinate 70 percent of dogs in Blantyre, Malawi. Mission Rabies, a charity based in the UK, in partnership with Brief Media and the Clinicians' Brief, launched the program in 2015 and send out a team of volunteers each year. Hernando County resident, Linda Christian is pictured fourth from the left. Photos courtesy of Mission Rabies.

Every year, mostly in Africa and Asia, thousands of people die from rabies — the majority of the infections originating from dog bites. It’s not a pretty disease. Symptoms include fever, headache, seizures, delirium, hallucinations and aggressiveness.

The key to eliminating this deadly disease is vaccinating enough dogs to rein in the spread of the virus.

Spring Hill family misses their pup

October 19, 2017 - 00:19

submitted by Jennifer Wilkins

Dom is brown-grey in color

Let me tell you a little about Dom and our story...Dom was a Christmas gift for my husband. We had just lost our 12 year old Boxer to old age and he was wanting another boy. I saw Dom and fell in love with him at fist sight so I picked him up on Christmas Eve when he was 8 weeks old. Our entire family, including my husband fell just as much in love with him as I did. He immediately became part of our family. We live on 5 acres of land and have 2 yorkies and a horse. Dom loves it here. He plays with our horse and has a blast tormenting my yorkies.

Art Club students to create mural depicting women's club history

October 16, 2017 - 23:40

Every week approximately 15 students make the trek uphill from Hernando High School through downtown Brooksville to the historic wood framed building which is home to the Historic Brooksville Women’s Club of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).

They file in quietly, but with much anticipation for the work to come. Laying down their backpacks, they partake of home baked cookies, made by club member Tina Dolan along with lemonade.

Bruce Katz Band to give local performance

October 16, 2017 - 17:44

By: Hernando Sun staff

(Brooksville, FL) -Bruce Katz, legendary Hammond B-3 organist/keyboardist and four-time Blues Music Award nominee, and his Bruce Katz Band, are presently on their Sunshine Tour II, with a local performance in Brooksville at the 4th Annual Camping With The Blues, Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Meyers Rd., Saturday, October 21.

Set Time: 7:30pm. Tickets $35. (advance), $45. (door). Children 13-17, $10. advance, $15. door (with ticketed adult). Kids 12 and under, free. Info: (941) 758-7585 or


October 14, 2017 - 09:19

by Louise Brown

Mother Nature recently woke up on the wrong side of her bed. She didn’t realize that there would be loss of life, homes, prize possessions, devastation to many areas of Florida.

The very young don’t remember that we have been through this before, all the adults remember it all too well.

We mourn our loved ones and regain our strength and move on, Florida will rebuild.

Slowly the lights are on, thanks to the electric company and all the companies from other states that have come to help.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office Hosts Successful “Night Out”

October 14, 2017 - 09:09

Despite the threat of rain and a brief thunderstorm, several thousand people attended the annual National Night Out event Saturday evening at Target hosted by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. The HCSO had a number of exhibits including those from the K-9 Unit and the Vice and Narcotics Unit.

Citrus season is upon us

October 10, 2017 - 04:36
Hancock groves just over Pasco countly line

Fall means Oranges are in season in Florida. We have oranges year round in the grocery stores thanks to fruit from other areas, but food that has traveled so far is usually lacking in taste.

There are still local groves where you can enjoy liquid sunshine. Boyett's Grove & Citrus Attraction sells oranges from their groves and many other items. They also sell trees in case you want to grow your own citrus. Boyett's also has a zoo where you can feed the animals. Boyett's is located on Spring Lake Highway a little south of state road 50 at 4355 Spring Lake Hwy.

Halloween in Hernando County

October 10, 2017 - 04:14

Halloween on Mariner Blvd

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at 18:30–20:30
WHERE: Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609

Description: Hosted by Hernando County YMCA. Join in on all of the fall fun. Festivities include haunted house, mad scientist lab, face painting, games, arts and crafts, photo booth and more.

Admission is $5/person (includes slice of pizza and drink). Open to the Community.

Trunk-or-Treat 2017


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