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City of Brooksville Provides Some Support to HC Fairgrounds July 4th Celebration

June 27, 2015 - 14:17

HERNANDO SUN STAFF

Richard Klimas with Hernando County Fair Association spoke to the Brooksville City Council about the upcoming July 4th celebration at the Hernando County Fairgrounds.
He stated that they reached out to the community and the community has helped out considerably with the fireworks display. So far they have acquired $11,000 out of the $15,000 they are aiming towards.

Elite Paintball Brings Families Together

June 15, 2015 - 19:26

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

SPRING HILL - When Thuoc "Van" Vovan first became involved in paintball, he saw an opportunity to get his children outdoors. It ended up bringing his family closer together. Vovan explained that since his family seemed to have nothing in common, they didn't have anything to talk about. "Until we got into something like this," Vovan added.

Eagle Scout Michael Harrison Excels in Leadership

June 15, 2015 - 14:01

Michael Harrison is now among an elite group of young men who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Only 5% of all those who join Boy Scouts show the perseverance and dedication required to become an Eagle Scout.

The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind for Michael Harrison. On May 26th, he was honored by the Hernando Board of County Commissioners for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Springstead High School on June 4th, took the SAT examination on the morning of June 6th and then attended his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony in the afternoon.

Pick Blackberries While the Pickin's Good

June 12, 2015 - 20:27

Hernando Sun Staff

April 18th was the start of blackberry season for Todd Fickes at the Ol’ Tyme Blackberry Patch. He planted multiple varieties with differing ripening times to make for a longer picking season. His latest maturing blackberry will be available for picking until at least the end of June. Mr. Fickes says that this last variety may have fruit into July, but it’s hard to tell. He plants traditional thorned varieties, hence the name “Ol’ Tyme.” The thorned plants make his job in maintaining the plants more difficult, but doesn’t necessarily make it harder to pick.

i9 Summer Sports Programs

June 11, 2015 - 13:36

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

Now that school is out for the summer, what is there for your kids to do, especially outdoors?

i9 Sports based in Tampa, Florida, is one of the largest youth sports league franchise in the United States. i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues and camps for young athletes to experience a fun, safe environment as well as to learn good sportsmanship and athletic skills. In Hernando County, i9 Sports offer a multi-sports camp and a variety of leagues for children ages 3-14.

Summer Library Programs for Children

June 11, 2015 - 08:52

The long, warm days of summer are here! The Hernando County Public Library is getting ready to begin their summer reading program. This year the theme highlights super heroes from ancient times, to local heros, and even heros within nature. The children’s program is titled “Every Hero Has A Story” geared toward ages 5-12 and “Unmasked” is the tween and teen program tailored for kids up to age 18 years old. Activities and events are free of charge and are held throughout the county at different library branches.

Host Families Needed for students from France or Spain

June 05, 2015 - 09:24

STAFF

Horizons Du Monde, a non profit organization is in need of host families for incoming international exchange students. Horizons Du Monde offers short stays throughout the US (10 days to 3 months). Typically the students are from France or Spain, between the age of 12-18. The purpose of the visit is for the students to practice their English and be part of an American family routine.

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