Remembering Hernando County Educator Cynthia Moore

On January 7, 2017 Hernando County lost an educator who devoted her life to the students she served. Over Cynthia Moore’s 40 years of service to Hernando County Schools, she taught 5th grade, was the President of the Hernando County Teacher’s Association (HCTA) for two terms, and was a member of FEA-Retired. She served one term as an elected official on the Hernando School Board. Cynthia volunteered at Brooksville Elementary School and often gave to families in need. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for 42 years.

Arc Nature Coast unites with Beasley Farms during ‘Days of Service’


The Arc Nature Coast is among 10 chapters of The Arc across the nation selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), to plan and execute volunteer projects that will unite Americans in service.

The Arc Nature Coast will partner with Beasley Farms to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to supplement several food pantries in Hernando and Pasco Counties. The Days of Service takes place during the third and fourth weeks of January in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

A Life Experience


Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Tangela Copeland reflecting on life and how she has overcame fear.

While attending the 2015 Christmas Parade in Brooksville,  Tangela Copeland experienced a sensation that she would not forget.
She was born in Miami, graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree from University of Miami, where she met her husband, Horace Copeland. Together they raised four children, moved across the country and finally settled down here in Hernando County.
Tangela is a private person. She is a bright, beautiful and a caring woman that dedicates her love to her family and her job.

At the bottom of the sea


Photography by Alice mary Herden

At the bottom of the sea
Saul Mendoza, heavy equipment mechanic, opened the gates to Vulcan Materials in Brooksville for fossil enthusiasts of all ages.  They seek the fossilized remains of what once flew, swam, crawled or even walked on this earth millions of years ago.
The Tampa Bay Fossil Club has been active since 2002 and last Saturday kicked off their first Vulcan Mine field trip for 2017.

In the Mind’s Eye Art Exhibition Features Art Quilter Susan Leslie Lumsden


"Live Water" by Susan Leslie Lumsden

The ethereal and intricate work of seasoned art quilter Susan Leslie Lumsden will be showcased at The Uptown Gallery’s January Exhibition entitled “In the Mind’s Eye.” The exhibition opened January 13th and runs through the end of February. Among the many local artists whose work will be shown, at least a dozen of Lumsden’s large-scale art quilts will be on display.

From carrier to supervisor: recalling the glory days of The Tampa Tribune

by Judy Warnock, Special to The Hernando Sun

This photo is mid-1990’s.  The Tampa Tribune sponsored a car show at USF in Tampa.  You would see their balloon at many events in the 1990’s.

Since the Tampa Tribune ceased publication last May, I am reminded of many memories of my newspaper years. I worked for the Tampa Tribune for 39 years from 1975 to 2013. I started as a newspaper carrier, then became a district supervisor, and finally an advertising consultant. I retired in 2013. Here are my memories:

A New Beginning

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…”
-Philippians 3:13 (KJV)

Sometimes as we start a brand new year, thoughts of rehashing the past creep in….

Thoughts of “woulda…coulda…shoulda”….

The good… the bad… the ugly.

But God has a different perspective about it all.

Forget about it!

With this New Year, we can start a new beginning….. a do-over…. according to God’s plans, purposes, and pursuits for our life.

The City of Brooksville has a Bed and Breakfast once again

The Dolan House Bed and Breakfast in Brooksville

Brooksville has a quaint picturesque downtown, a place that would be perfect for a stay at a bed and breakfast. It has been several years since the city has had a bed and breakfast. Fortunately, a new bed and breakfast has opened in the downtown area just a stone's throw away from the Historic May-Stringer House and Hernando Heritage Museum.


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