SciFi and History at Nature Coast Modelers Show

March 07, 2016 - 16:15

Hernando Sun Staff

Model of a horse and carriage at Nature Coast Modelers Show

A diverse group of individuals with a common interest gather twice a year at Dana's Railroad Supply in Spring Hill. They are the Nature Coast Modelers. The group includes architects, custom car builders, a tug boat owner, a pharmacist, contractors and welders. Some are retired, others are still working and some are still in school. Their next gathering is March 26th, 2016 where they will be displaying their completed modeling projects or projects underway.

Monument Re-Dedication does not dwell on past

March 07, 2016 - 15:26

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Major General Hartsell, USMC-U.S. Pacific Command stands with Hail Skoglund (Violinist) along with MCL Detachment 708 Members Tony Ackers: Adjutant (l) Frank Glassford: Commandant (r) and Thomas Flynn: Commandant Elect. with Color Guard present. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

In April of 2015, the Marine Corps League Detachment 708 monument was vandalized, the reason is unknown. As the news of this devastating action spread throughout the community last year, members of Detachment 708 were flooded with donations both in volunteerism and contributions. Turner Funeral Home was a major contributor for the new monument.

You Can Give Back in a Big Way

February 11, 2016 - 19:58
Emma picking up cans collected at Taipei Taipei in Brooksville

A local girl is helping make a difference one aluminum can at a time. Emma is her name. She is a local homeschool 5th grader who participates in the Wings of Service group. Emma has been able to enlist a local restaurant to help in her efforts. While dining at Taipei Taipei Tea House, located at 322 N. Broad St in Brooksville, she noticed the use of cans at their location and inquired if their restaurant would save those cans for her collection.

Hernando Sun to Print Weekly Starting April 1st... No Joke.

February 09, 2016 - 12:27

Hernando Sun Staff

The Hernando Sun-Shine Kids learn how a newspaper is printed at the Citrus Chronicle.

The Hernando Sun began printing nearly one year ago. Since then we have grown tremendously. We started with an eight page newspaper and two writers. Now we are printing twenty pages and have around nine writers. Our total readership has climbed to tens of thousands. We received our Periodical designation by the US Post Office. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to provide local news coverage for the Hernando County community. With that in mind, we are ready to take the next step. On April 1st, 2016 we will be printing once a week.

Why Hernando, Florida is not in Hernando County

February 06, 2016 - 13:26
Hernando Beach and Community Park in Hernando, Florida

If you try to map Hernando, Florida on your phone you will wind up in Citrus County. This is because there is a Hernando in Citrus County. The city was formed in 1881 by the Van Ness and Croft families. The city of Hernando disincorporated in the 1970's.

The city is named in honor of Hernando De Soto just like the county. Hernando De Soto marched through the area while exploring America for Spain. Hernando De Soto died of fever on the expedition in Louisiana.

Emergency Shelters Serving Hernando County

February 06, 2016 - 12:52

Hernando Sun Staff

Homeless on the Sidewalk by Franco Folini

Recently, WeCare, a local organization, was contacted by a woman who needed shelter for the night. It was on a night that temperatures were expected to drop. The woman had said that she could not stay at her home because she had discovered drug-use within the household. She walked from Inverness to Brooksville. WeCare suggested she call Jericho Road Ministries.

My Big Fat Greek Festival… "It's Fun to Be Greek"!

February 04, 2016 - 14:17

In May of 2011, "My Big Fat Greek Festival" was born incorporating faith, heritage, fun and community service. Emily Thomas, the Festival Co-Chairman stated, “Our first festival was a 1 day festival in May of 2011 it started partly because of the love of our church, our faith and heritage.” This year it is a three day festival beginning Friday February 5th and running through Sunday February 7th, 2016. The festival takes place at the Hernando County Fairgrounds.

Help Track Sparrows in Weeki Wachee Preserve

January 31, 2016 - 14:25

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

 Marianne Korosy, Ph.D. after banding one of the netted Sparrows

The Florida Water Management District needs assistance in identifying what birds’ species are using the preserve during the winter. “In the summer, birds perch and sing, so you can easily identify what birds [there are], but in the winter the birds rarely perch," explained Marianne Korosy, PhD. She is the Florida Important Bird Area Coordinator at National Audubon Society.


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