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Noted author relates story of parents' survival during World War II

March 18, 2017 - 19:02

Roslyn Franken attributes her parents' survival to "bashert," the yiddish word meaning destiny. Franken says, "It was meant to be."

Members of Spring Hill Central Rotary with author Roslyn Franken.  From left to right: Mike Fitzgerald, Roslyn Franken, Sandra Fitzgerald, Doug Brainard, Stephanie Chambers.

Vicktor Frankl, in his book Man’s Search for Meaning, said “Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”

Roslyn Franken’s parents, John and Sonja, were stellar examples of this philosophy. Ms. Franken relates their amazing story of survival through the Nazi Holocaust and the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in her book Meant to Be: A True Story of Might , Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit.

Orchid Show March 18 and 19

March 11, 2017 - 15:21

The Orchid Lovers of Spring Hill will hold their annual orchid show and sale on Saturday and Sunday March 18th and 19th. This year the theme will be a “Salute to Vets”. The show will be held at the VFW Post No. 8681, located at the corner of County Line Road and Drayton Street in Spring Hill. Doors will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday. Admission will be $2.00 per person. Children under 12 are free with paid adult admission. Each entry fee includes one free raffle ticket.

Ribbon Cutting at Eli’s Café: Hernando County celebrates a local “Home away from home”

January 27, 2017 - 11:49

Earlier this month, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Spring Hill restaurant, Eli’s Café. Located in The Shoppes at Spring Hill on US 19, this restaurant is a convenient place to get a good home-cooked meal and family fun. All the food is made from scratch- absolutely nothing frozen. Many of the recipes have been handed down from owner Eli Sherman’s mother and grandmother. The cafe feature Boars Head meat and cheeses as well as a wide array of tempting breakfast and lunch delights.

Celebrating Lu the Hippo’s 57th Birthday

January 22, 2017 - 09:11
 Lu, the hippo by Joe Dube

Guest article
by Susan Strawbridge,
Park Services Specialist

State park and local children will celebrate popular hippo’s Birthday

HOMOSASSA—The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will celebrate Lu, the hippopotamus’ 57th birthday with two special birthday parties on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:00 am and at 12:30 pm. Lu is the oldest living hippo in captivity in North and South America.

Dade Battle Reenactment: bringing history to life

January 18, 2017 - 20:11
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Photography by Elizabeth Dentato

This past weekend, shots rang out across the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, in commemoration of the 181st anniversary of Dade’s Battle. The actual battle took place just a little distance away from where The Dade Battlefield Society, Inc. performed the reenactment - the battle which started the Second Seminole War (that lasted 7 years).

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