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Volume IV, Issue II
Hernando Sun Y O U R
AlumiGuard plans expansion at airport
Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is planning to expand the current Alumi-Guard facility, which manufactures a wide variety of aluminum fencing, railing and gates. Alumi-Guard Inc. began operations in the county in 2006 and was acquired by Barrette in February of 2014. BOL, with headquarters in Cleveland, OH is one of the largest manufacturers of fencing, railing and outdoor living products in the nation, employing over 1100 people across the US. The Alumi Guard facility located at the BrooksvilleTampa Bay Regional Airport Corporate Airpark (phase II) provides 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Barrette is seeking to build a 100,000 square foot distribution facility on a 4.6 acre lot to the south of their current 16 acre site located at 2401 Corporate Park Blvd. The distribution facility represents a $6.5 million investment. Valerie Pianta, Economic Development Manager expects that the capital improvements would increase their ad valorem taxes from $129,000 to around $190,000 annually. Commissioners unani-
N E W S PA P E R
A rejuvenating botanical experience
Top track and field athletes display their talent
at Hernando-Citrus Classic
BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF BY JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER
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Springstead: facing the state's best down the stretch
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHERYL CLANTON
(WEEKI WACHEE)The Hernando-Citrus Classic meet took place last week at Weeki Wachee High School, with many of Hernando County’s top track and field athletes displaying their talents just before district meets start up.
Hernando County clubs included the likes of Central, Hernando, Nature Coast, Springstead and host Weeki Wachee. Teams from Citrus County included Citrus, Crystal River, Lecanto and Seven Rivers Christian. One of the team winners of the event was expected, but the other was somewhat of a surprise. Nature Coast's (164 points) girls track team continued its dominance
by picking up its sixth consecutive county championship, while Springstead's boys club was able to edge out the Sharks. The Eagles, with 160 points, unseated the Sharks (122 points) and host Weeki Wachee (85.5 points) finished in fourth on the boys end. Springstead on the girls end had a solid showing behind Nature Coast, with the Eagles getting
Springstead's Charlize Soares competes in the Broad Jump.
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'One melon enough for all'
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One melon enough for all - Brooksville, Florida. ca 1924. Black & white photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. L-R back row: Harry C. Mickler, Clerk of Circuit Court, William P. Tucker, County Commissioner, R.H. (Harry Hennes), County Commissioner, J.W. Kimbrough, County Commissioner, J.K. (Jerry) Kilpatrick, County Commissioner, R.T. Hancock, County Commissioner, F. Elmore Saxon, tax assessor, W.D. Cobb, Sheriff, J.W. Crum, Constable, ?, janitor. Front row L-R: G.V. Ramsey, County Judge, L.D. Hathaway, Supervisor of Pub. Inst., Anna Hathaway, clerk, Sup.'s Office, Lorena Grimsley, clerk, Clerk's Office, Linda Jennings, clerk, Clerk's Office, C.C. Kirk, tax collector.
By ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER
Hernando County farmers once competed to grow the largest watermelon. The photo above shows one of 18 melons weighing between 31 and 651 lbs- all grown on the same vine!
he land in Hernando County is known for being fertile. Even during the tumult of the aftermath of the civil war when the area saw many murders and there was tremendous unrest, people moved to the area because of its rich soil and mild climate. In 1879 Tallahassee Weekly Floridian, a correspondent wrote highlighting "the great agricultural opportunities in Hernando and its bountiful harvests of fruits and vegetables."
Hernando is an excellent place to grow oranges, tangerines, watermelon, corn, blueberries, and many more fruits and vegetables. There are a number of farms in the area that sell to the public many of which offer a u-pick option. The photograph is from 1924 and shows Brooksvillians enjoying watermelon. There is a note with the photo that says "This was one of 18 melons, weighing between 31 and 651 pounds, all grown on one volunteer vine
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By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF
Commissioner Steve Champion was absent from the March 27, 2018 regular meeting, when the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed building a recreational area at the Weeki Wachee Preserve, on Shoal Line Boulevard just east of Hernando Beach. No vote was held on March 27th, and Champion asked for this discussion to be put on the April 10, 2018 agenda. The commision voted 4-1 to proceed with discussions with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to obtain land management and plan the recreation area. The building of the recreational area is dependent on a land-swap agreement with SWFWMD. Utilities Director Gordon Onderdonk told the board that SWFWMD needs to know what kind of activities will be pursued before they can begin a landswap discussion with the county. At present, the only activity prohibited is swimming, so the only addition to the Weeki Wachee Preserve will be a beach area and parking. Minimal environmental impact is expected to build parking areas. Still in the discussion phase, the recreation area is being considered to accommodate more tourism. Champion added that the recreation
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Parcels being considered to trade for Weeki Wachee Preserve park site: Recycling Center parcel near Osowaw and Spring Hill Dr., the Hernando Beach Water Tower Parcel and a parcel off of Cofer Rd and Shoal Line.
area is a just small part of the preserve, and acknowledged the concerns that have been raised so far, such as increased traffic, threats to wildlife, and litter problems. “I get all that,” Champion said. “But I think we can work through that to get this done.” Commissioner John Allocco is not opposed to going forward with the land swap with SWFW-
MD, however, he cited recent budget problems, and suggested the building project be revisited when those are resolved. He also posed several questions regarding the lakes, such as insurance being obtainable due to the 60-foot depth, and how to manage backfill and maintaining bacterial levels. “I just don’t want another hole to fill in our
Scott vetoes aquifer bill, signs 17 others
BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE --- Wrapping up work from the 2018 legislative session, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed 17 bills and vetoed one measure, which he said could “muddle” Florida’s efforts to protect its underground water system. The most contentious legislation was a bill (HB 1149) that would have allowed chemically treated, recycled water to be pumped into the state’s underground aquifers. Bill supporters said it would help increase the state’s drinking-water supply, while critics said it could lead to aquifer contamination. In his veto message, Scott said he thoroughly reviewed the bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Bobby Payne, R-Palatka, and he was “not convinced that this legislation will not muddle Florida’s pro-
tection of our aquifers.” “The Department of Environmental Protection will remain focused on protecting Florida’s water resources and will continue to safeguard our aquifers under existing laws,” Scott wrote. “Florida has stringent water quality standards, and we are going to keep it that way.” Scott said there were other “worthwhile provisions” in the bill but they did not outweigh his concerns about aquifer protection. He urged lawmakers to consider enacting those proposals in future sessions, including a plan for implementing a major water project, known as the C-51 Reservoir, near Lake Okeechobee. “Although this project is still in progress and not yet in use, local communities should have the ability to use the completed reservoir to bolster their water supply, as was the original intent of the project,”
Scott wrote. Scott also praised another provision in the bill that would have created a “blue star” program aimed at encouraging increased monitoring and maintenance of wastewater systems by utilities. Among the bills signed by Scott was a measure (HB 55) that will allow people buying guns to use credit cards to pay for background checks. They have paid with personal checks, money orders or cashier’s checks. Scott signed another bill (HB 495) aimed at increasing the availability of computer-science courses, including coding courses, in middle and high schools. Teachers who earn certifications in computer science and teach the courses can earn up to $1,000 in annual bonuses. Scott endorsed another bill (HB 523) that would make it a third-degree felony to trespass on airport property where
properly placed signs warn people to say off the grounds. With Friday’s action, Scott has dealt with the 195 bills passed by the Legislature, which ended its annual session on March 11. He signed 193 bills and vetoed two. The other bill rejected by Scott was a “local” bill (HB 1113) that would have expanded the governing board of the Palm Beach County Housing Authority. The two bills vetoed by Scott is the lowest total of rejected legislation by the governor since the 2014 session, when Scott vetoed only one bill, which would have raised the speed limit on restricted-access highways.
budget.” Road improvement along Shoal Line Boulevard will be necessary to prevent congestion. Champion said that would come out of a different fund, which is overcapitalized right now, so that portion of the plan is covered. The only money that would come from the General fund would be operation of the park, which is 3-4 years away. Champion spoke of previous discussions about overcrowding of the Weeki Wachee River, “If we don’t start now, we’ll never get it done … This will get people off the river.” Commissioner Jeff Holcomb, also concerned about budget issues and a desire to maintain conservation efforts, thinks the public should have better access to the preserve, which is currently open once or twice per month. Originally opposed to obtaining the land from SWFWMD, Holcomb said, “I don’t think SWFWMD should be managing this land. I think we should … I think we could do a better job.” In order to consider a land trade, appraisals for three parcels will be completed. The total cost for the Cofer Road and Tower site appraisals is estimated at $6,000. The Solid Waste Department will pay for the third appraisal needed for the Recycling Convenience Center, estimated at $3,000.
Bills Gov. Scott has signed into law
By HERNANDO SUN STAFF
As space permits, we will continue to publish the bills that Gov. Scott has signed from the last legislative session. CS/HB 1395 City of Marco Island, Collier County – This bill authorizes the Florida Department of Health to issue the City of Marco Island a license to provide basic and advanced life support services. CS/HB 1397 Hardee County Economic Development Authority, Hardee County – This bill revises the membership of Hardee County Economic Development Authority, makes all terms limited
to four years and repeals travel and per diem reimbursements for members who reside outside of the county. CS/CS/HB 1423 Tohopekaliga Water Authority, Osceola County – This bill makes several changes to the Tohopekaliga Water Authority, including revising board membership, establishing term limits and removing board compensation and expense reimbursements. HB 1447 City of Orlando, Orange County – This bill creates the “Downtown Restaurant Area” in the City of Orlando and reduces the size requirements for a restaurant in Orlando’s downtown area to obtain a Special Restaurant Bev-
erage license. CS/CS/HB 1449 Campellton-Graceville Hospital District, Jackson County – This bill authorizes the sale of assets by the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital District and terminates the District’s authority to impose ad valorem taxes. CS/HB 1451 Charlotte County Tourist Development Council, Charlotte County – This bill expands the eligibility requirements for the membership of the Charlotte County Tourist Development Council. CS/CS/HB 1435 Child Welfare – This bill authorizes a family finding program within the Department of Children and Families.
HB 6501 Relief of Cristina Alvarez and George Patnode – This bill directs the Florida Department of Health to provide $2.4 million in relief to Cristina Alvarez and George Patnode for the wrongful death of their son, Nicholas Patnode. HB 6505 Relief of Vonshelle Brothers – This bill directs the Florida Department of Health to provide $1 million in relief to Vonshelle Brothers for injuries sustained by her daughter. CS/HB 6509 Relief of C.M.H. – This bill directs the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide over $5 million in relief to C.M.H., an individual formerly in the care of the
Department. CS/HB 6523 Relief of Ashraf Kamel and Marguerite Dimitri by the Palm Beach County School Board – This bill directs the Palm Beach County School Board to provide $360,000 in relief to Ashraf Kamel and Marguerite Dimitri for the wrongful death of their child, Jean A. Pierre Kamel. CS/HB 6527 Relief of Christopher Cannon by the City of Tallahassee – This bill directs the City of Tallahassee to provide $500,000 in relief to Christopher Cannon for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident caused by a City of Tallahassee Dial-A-Ride vehicle. CS/CS/HB 6535 Relief of the Estate of
Dr. Sherrill Lynn Aversa – This bill directs the Florida Department of Transportation to provide $650,000 in relief to the estate of Dr. Sherrill Lynn Aversa for her wrongful death in a car accident caused by a Department vehicle. CS/HB 6545 Relief of Ramiro Companioni, Jr. by the City of Tampa – This bill directs the City of Tampa to provide $5 million in relief to Ramiro Campanioni, Jr. for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident caused by a City of Tampa Water Department truck. HB 7021 Florida Statutes – This bill revises Florida Statutes. HB 7023 Florida Statutes – This
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HCSO ARREST SUMMARIES “I'll own up to the weed, but I don’t know about the pills.”
PAGANO, JUSTIN HENRY YOB: 1992 TATTOO: HALF SLEEVE SKULLS AND ACE OF SPADES CHARGES: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO SELL, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE Arrested at 04/06/2018 08:33 13045 SPRING HILL DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 04/06/2018 at approximately 0800 hours, I observed a white in color Chevrolet pickup truck bearing Florida tag IUTZ78. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Spring Hill Drive in the area of Linden Drive, just east of Mariner Boulevard. While behind the vehicle in my agency patrol vehicle, I observed the vehicle to not have a rearview mirror (in violation of FSS 316.294). As I continued to follow the vehicle, the driver of said vehicle made several lane switches without using the proper signaling. I activated my emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Spring Hill Drive and Linden Drive. The driver, the defendant, made a final stop in the Mobil gas station (13045 Spring Hill Drive). Upon my approach to the vehicle, I began to detect a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. As I walked closer to the vehicle the smell grew more potent. I then made contact with the
LOCAL GOV & EDUCATION MEETINGS Brooksville Council Meeting Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Brooksville Vision Executive Board Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 3:00PM - 4:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Brooksville Vision Board Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 4:00PM - 5:00PM Brooksville Housing Authority Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:00PM - 6:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Good Neighbor Trail Advisory Committee (GNTAC) Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:30PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Brooksville Council Workshop - Budget Monday, April 23, 2018, 5:30PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS School Board Mtgs April 24 2PM Workshop 6PM Regular District Office-Board Room 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 4/24/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601
defendant, the sole occupant of the vehicle and registered owner of the vehicle. Due to the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the defendant’s vehicle, I asked him to step out of the vehicle. When the defendant was removed from the vehicle, I detected the odor of marijuana emitting from his person. Upon asking the defendant if he had any narcotics in the vehicle, he advised, “not that I know of.” I then placed the defendant in handcuffs and placed him in my agency vehicle. I then returned to the vehicle, where the odor of marijuana was still potent. A search of the defendant's vehicle revealed a purple in color Crown Royal liquor bag in the center console. Once the center console was opened, the odor of marijuana intensified. I then conducted a search of the Crown Royal bag, which revealed a Tupperware full of a green, leafy substance, consistent with marijuana. Also found in the Tupperware were four clear plastic baggies and a scale. One of the plastic baggies in said Tupperware contained a green, leafy substance inside (7.0 grams). The green, leafy substance that was in said Tupperware was field tested on scene using Narco Test Kit 7608, which tested positive for THC. A further search of the center console revealed a prescription pill bottle with the prescription writing on the side of the bottle peeled off. Inside said pill bottle was a clear plastic baggie. Inside said baggie were eight pills total. Out of the eight pills, it was discovered that there were three different types of pills (two different types of Oxymorphone Hydrochloride and Methadone Hydrochloride). I conducted a search using “Drugs.com”, which confirmed said pills to be a controlled substance. Upon asking the defendant if he had any prescription drugs, he advised “no.” A further search of the vehicle revealed a burnt marijuana cigarette (0.6 grams) in the ashtray of the vehicle. The green, leafy substance in said marijuana cigarette was field tested on scene using Narco Test Kit 7608, which tested positive for THC. The total weight of marijuana found in the defendant’s vehicle was 14 grams. It was weighed on an OHAUS scale, model #C035-S, serial #47871 at the Hernando County Jail. The defendant was transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. While in transport to the jail, the defendant spontaneously uttered, “I'll own up to the weed, but I don’t know about the pills.” The defendant was issued a court date of 5/01/2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom D at the Hernando County Courthouse. The defendant was issued a bond for Count 1: $2,000, Count 2: $2,000, Count 3: $2,000, and Count 4: $2,000.00, for a total bond of $8,000.00." Suspicious person lying on the road lead to Marijuana Arrest LANGLEY, COREY LYNDELL YOB: 1989 TATTOO: "CHUCK" CHARGES: POSS OF MARIJUANA
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LANGLEY Arrested at 04/06/2018 14:15 HAMMOCK RD & COLONIAL DR, BROOKSVILLE, FL Arrest Summary: "On 04/06/2018, responded to the area of Hammock Road Colonial Drive, in a report of a suspicious person lying on the road. I made contact with the defendant, identified as Corey Langley. The defendant removed a small clear plastic baggie, containing seeds and a green leafy substance, out form his right front pants pocket. A presumptive field test (Narco Test 7609) was conducted which tested positive for cannabis. Defendant was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Detention Center without incident. The marijuana was weighed on OHAUS scale Model C305-S S/N #47871 and weighed at 0.3 grams. A court date to appear before Judge Hitzeman was assigned to the defendant to appear on May 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom B." “It’s actually suspended right now and that’s why I’m shaking.” SMITH, CODY JAMES YOB: 1989 CHARGES: POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 2ND OFF Arrested at 04/06/2018 15:01 HOLIDAY DR & PINEHURST DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 4/6/18 at approximately 1425 hours, I observed a black Nissan Frontier bearing Florida tag IXIJ06 traveling northbound on Cobblestone Drive. This vehicle turned eastbound on Pinehurst Drive and failed to stop at the stop sign located at this intersection. I positioned my patrol vehicle behind this vehicle and activated my emergency lights. The vehicle stopped at the intersection of Pinehurst Drive and Holiday Drive. I made contact with the defendant, Cody James Smith, who was driving the vehicle, and he appeared extremely nervous. Upon demand of his driver’s license, he stated, “It’s actually suspended right now and that’s why I’m shaking.” He also said he was recently arrested for driving with a suspended license earlier this year. I asked the defendant to exit the vehicle to which he complied, and he consented to a pat search. He advised he had a “needle” in his pocket. I recovered a hypodermic syringe from his front left pants pocket and observed a clear liquid substance in it. The defendant advised the substance was opioids. The hypodermic syringe tested positive for Amphetamines using the NIK Marquis Reagent A test kit. A check of this agency’s telecommunication system revealed the defendant’s driver’s
license has been suspended several times and it was most recently cancelled on 7/17/17. It should also be noted, a criminal history check on the defendant revealed he was arrested on 1/14/18 for Driving with a suspended license and giving false information to law enforcement. The defendant is currently out on bond reference this case, 2018-01397. The judicial prosecutor filed this case on 2/14/18. The defendant was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center and charged with driving while license cancelled, suspended, or revoked and possession of paraphernalia. The defendant was issued a total bond of $2,000.00. He was given a misdemeanor court date of 5/2/18 at 0900 hours in court room “B” at the Hernando County courthouse." Dragged Deputy with his Vehicle
DANIELS, BENJAMIN DONALD YOB: 1989 TATTOO: CROSS CHARGES: AGG BATTERY, RESIST OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Arrested at 04/06/2018 16:12 16088 FT MYERS ST, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary: "Upon arrival, I made contact with Deputy T. S., at which time I observed her to have gravel and lime rock dust covering her uniform pant legs, hands, and arms. Deputy S. advised that prior to her arrival, communications received information in regards to a male subject matching the defendant’s description striking his girlfriend at the intersection of Orlando Ave and Ft. Myers St. Deputy S. advised that upon her arrival she observed the defendant attempting to enter his vehicle which was parked in the middle of the roadway. Deputy S. advised that she then gave the defendant a verbal command to stop at which time the defendant then looked at her and continued to enter his vehicle. Deputy S. advised that she then approached the defendant’s vehicle and stood at the defendant’s driver’s side window. Deputy S. advised that she then told the defendant to exit the vehicle, at which time the defendant looked directly at her. Deputy S. advised that she then placed her left hand on the window frame of the driver’s side door and advised the defendant to exit the vehicle again while he was looking at her. Deputy S. advised that the defendant then looked forward, and pressed the vehicle’s accelerator in an attempt to leave. Deputy S. advised that the vehicle then quickly accelerated forward, at which time she continued to hold on in an attempt to prevent herself from being dragged underneath the vehicle. Deputy S. advised that she continued
to yell at the defendant to stop several times, at which time he eventually stopped. Deputy S. advised that upon the vehicle stopping she was able to get back to her feet and attempted to open the driver’s side door. Deputy S. advised that the defendant had the door locked and would not unlock it and never made an attempt to open the door or exit the vehicle. Deputy S. advised that she was able to get the door unlocked and opened, at which time she then took control of the defendant by placing both hands on his person and escorting him out of the vehicle and onto the ground. Deputy S. advised that she then placed the defendant into custody and placed him into the back of her patrol vehicle. Deputy S. then requested that I search the defendant's person prior to transport. During the search, I found an empty pill bottle and a 3 inch long piece of a yellow straw. Inside of the pill bottle and straw was a white powdery substance which later tested positive for amphetamines. The defendant was then transported to the Hernando County Detention Center where he is being held on a $16,000.00 bond. The defendant was given a felony arraignment date of 5/1/2018." Kicked him in the knee because she knew that his knee was “his weak spot.”
JOHNSON, ABBE MARIE YOB: 1995 TATTOO: FLOWERS CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested at 04/06/2018 22:34 XXXXX HENDERSON ST, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 04062018 I responded to XXXXX Henderson Street, Spring Hill, Florida in reference to a battery. The defendant, Abbe Johnson, got angered at the victim, Korey Alexander Richard, and proceeded to kick him in his knee when he was walking out of their room after an argument. The defendant then followed the victim back to their room where the victim was grabbing some of his items. The defendant then hit the victim again causing the victim to push the defendant on to the bed away from him when the defendant grabbed the victim’s shirt causing it to rip. The defendant also scratched at the victim’s neck causing it to bleed. The victim was observed to have several scratches on his neck and a torn shirt. The defendant continued to change her story multiple times and continued to state that she was injured. The defendant did admit to kicking the victim in the knee because she knew that his knee was “his weak spot.” There was no evidence of physical injury to the defendant.
The defendant and victim live together and are in a sexual relationship for two years which makes this domestic in nature. The defendant was placed into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail and placed on a no bond status, due to this being domestic in nature. The defendant was given a misdemeanor court date of 5/2/18 at 0900 hours in Courtroom "B"." Refused to Pull Over because he was “scared” of law enforcement.
CRISTINZIO, JOHN JOSEPH V YOB: 1987 TATTOO: TRIBAL CHARGES: FLEEING/ATT ELUDE POLICE OFFICER, RESIST/OBSTR OFFICER W/O VIOL Arrested at 04/07/2018 15:27 XXXX OAKRIDGE DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary: "On 04/07/2018 while on routine patrol in the area of Deltona Blvd located in Spring Hill, I observed a white 2003 Toyota Corolla Matrix bearing FL tag DCVJ90. A search in ELVIS revealed that the said tag was expired and registered to a 2011 black Jeep. I was then positively able to identify the driver (the defendant) of the vehicle from having previous encounters with him. I then activated my patrol vehicle’s lights and sirens and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Deltona Blvd and Orion Rd. The defendant failed to comply and stop his vehicle, the defendant then continued driving down Orion Rd and made no attempts to stop his vehicle. I then responded to the defendant’s residence located at XXXX Oakridge Rd. In plain view I located the 2003 white Toyota parked in the rear of the residence. I knocked on the residence door and identified myself. I gave multiple verbal commands for the defendant to come outside, but the defendant refused and ignored all commands. The homeowner of the residence then gave permission to enter the residence where the defendant was taken into custody without further incident. Post Miranda the defendant admitted to fleeing and refusing to comply for the traffic stop due to being “scared” of law enforcement. The defendant then stated he knew Law Enforcement was outside of the residence, but he still refused to cooperate and open the door since he was “nervous”. The defendant was arrested and transported to the Hernando County Jail. The defendant is being held on a $6,000 bond and received a court date of 05/1/2018 in courtroom D at 0900 hours."
Winsor, Berger Picked To Serve As Federal Judges BY JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE --President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped two Florida appellate judges with ties to Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Gov. Jeb Bush to serve as federal district judges. Trump said he will nominate Allen Winsor, a judge on the state’s 1st District Court of Appeal, to serve as a judge in the federal Northern District of Florida. Also, he chose Wendy Berger, a judge on the state’s 5th District Court of Appeal, to serve as a judge in the federal Middle District of Florida. The nominations are subject to Senate confirmation. Winsor was appointed in February 2016 by Gov. Rick Scott to the 1st District Court of Appeal after a nearly three-year stint as state solicitor general in Bondi’s office. The Tallahassee-based 1st District Court of Appeal hears cases from throughout North Florida, ranging from Jacksonville to Pensacola. Berger was appointed by Scott in 2012 to a seat on the 5th District Court of Appeal, which is based in Daytona Beach and hears cases from a huge swath of
Central Florida, stretching from Brevard County to Hernando County. Berger worked from 2001 to 2005 as an assistant general counsel for Bush, who then appointed her as a circuit judge in Northeast Florida’s 7th Judicial Circuit. Berger also was one of three finalists in 2016 for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court, though Scott appointed Alan Lawson, who at the time was one of Berger’s colleagues on the 5th District Court of Appeal. The choices of Winsor and Berger for the federal judgeships appear to align with a broader effort by Trump to make the federal judiciary more conservative. Berger, who was a prosecutor in St. Johns County for almost eight years before working for Bush, pointed in her Florida Supreme Court application to adherence to “judicial restraint” --- a common theme in conservative legal circles. “I respect the legislative process and am committed to the principles of judicial restraint,” she wrote at the time. “I will bring to the bench self-control, integrity, respect, wisdom, good judgment, efficiency and
common sense. I can be trusted to follow the law and make just and timely rulings.” Berger and Winsor also have moderated panel discussions in recent years at Florida meetings of The Federalist Society, an influential legal group among conservatives. Winsor last year moderated a discussion titled “Combating Federal Overreach,” according to video posted Judge Wendy Berger, 5th District Court of Appeal on The Federalist Society website. Judges in the federFLORIDA WOMAN al Northern District of Florida hear cases from Woman offers to trade car for a region that includes Gainesville, Tallahassee, candy wafers Panama City and Pensacola. The Middle District, REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A Florida woman really loves Necco Wafers, the colorful candies meanwhile, covers a masmade by a Revere-based company that is cursive area, stretching from rently as at risk of shutting down. Fort Myers to Jacksonville The Boston Globe reports 23-year-old Katie and including Orlando and Samuels reached out to candy wholesaler CanTampa. dystore.com to offer her 2003 Honda Accord Along with saying he for all of their stock. will nominate Berger and Samuels has childhood memories of preWinsor for the district tending the candies were communion at her judgeships, Trump on grandmother's home. Tuesday also announced In March, Necco announced that 395 workers could be laid off if the company does not selecting Britt C. Grant to find a buyer. Candystore.com did not accept serve on the Atlanta-based the offer in what they're calling "The Great Nec11th U.S. Circuit co Wafer Panic," but Samuels managed to buy Court of Appeals, which four dozen rolls of the wafers. hears cases from Florida. Necco, which has produced the candies Grant is a justice on the since 1847, says sales have jumped since the Georgia Supreme Court. Globe first reported their financial troubles. ___ Information from: The Boston Globe, http:// www.bostonglobe.com
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April 13- 19, 2018
Daniel Webster speaks on taxes and middle east conflict
By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF
On Friday, April 6, 2018, Congressman Daniel Webster spoke about recent legislative changes following lunch at the Southern Hills Plantation clubhouse. The Chamber of Commerce event was sponsored by the Suncoast CPA Group, and attended by area business leaders and residents. Webster provided updates regarding tax reform, infrastructure and the Middle East. According to Webster, 96 percent of Americans will see a reduction in their taxes, courtesy of the Tax Reduction and Jobs Act (Public Law 115-97). The new 2018 tax form will not be an actual post card, but its expected to be equivalent in size. The tax responsibility for large corporations, which was between 32-35 percent, will also be reduced to a maximum rate of 21%. Other tedious tax practices, such as depreciating assets such as vehicles and equipment each year has been eliminated.
to negotiate sale of property with an owner, but a property owner cannot be The comprehensive plan forced to sell. Dagenhart and Planner amendment for the 450 Omar De Pablo reviewed acre Spring Center dethe maps of the 450-acre velopment was discussed again at the regular Board tract of land, bordering imof County Commissioners mediately west and south (BOCC) meeting on April of Explorer K-8, extending 10, 2018. Assistant Coun- west to River Road and south to Running Oak ty Administrator Ron Pianta opened the discussion, Court. The eastern-most border will run adjacent reminding the board and those in attendance that the to Jason Road and Greynolds Avenue. The planned purpose of the discussion development district will was for the board to coninclude a central hub for sider the amendment, the retail and commercial background information, offices, and county offices and to determine whethare envisioned as well, er or not to transmit the such as offices for the Fire amendment to the state’s Department and Sheriff’s Department of Economic Office. Opportunity. The board The “Town Center” unanimously voted to layout is also expected transmit the amendment. to include 3,000 new Several area residents residences, consisting of have been in contact with the commissioners as well single family homes and multi-family structures, as County Planner Cayce with the highest density Dagenhart, concerned housing closest to the comabout their homes, many mercial hub. The plan also voicing concerns that includes a 20-acre park they’ll lose their properimmediately west of the ty to Eminent Domain. Chairman Steve Champion school, and expansion area used the term “fake news,” for the school to the south. Several “pocket parks” are and confirmed with staff that Eminent Domain does also planned throughout the area. not apply to the homes The county staff reitbordering the intended city erated several times that center. County Attorney the zoning map shown is Garth Coller added that “just an idea” right now, to it’s against the law for the county to act on behalf of a amend the future descripdeveloper to take property tion in the Comprehensive from an owner. However, Plan. Rezoning is not it is legal for the developer approved yet, and not the By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF
item up for the April 10th vote. All commissioners are in support of the proposed amendment, however most residents are opposed, concerned about traffic, the loss of greenspace, and that the development will bring big-city problems to an area where people moved to escape a large city. Supporters of the plan think the development will result in less population density, than if the property was developed only with single-family homes. Commissioner John Allocco said the development could actually prevent “suburban sprawl.” Included in the amendment is a policy that states that the developer will conduct traffic, water, and other engineering studies at each phase of the project. Water-supply already seems to be a pressing issue as reported last week in an unrelated article on commissioners denying the sale of water to a Paso development. According to a Hernando County Utility Department analysis report, upcoming infill developments will be problematic in terms of water supply. The Spring Hill Town Center project will add 450,000 gallons per day in residential water usage and 100,000 gallons per day in commercial water usage. The
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bill revises Florida Statutes. HB 7025 Florida Statutes – This bill revises Florida Statutes. HB 7027 Florida Statutes – This bill revises Florida Statutes. HB 7033 Trust Funds – This bill continues the Land Acquisition Trust Fund within the Florida Department of State. HB 7045 The Legislature – This bill requires the 2020 regular session of the Legislature to convene on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. HB 7051 Trust Funds – This bill continues the Land Acquisition Trust Fund within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. HB 7075 A Review Under the Open Government Sunset
Southern Hills development agreement requires further changes
of occupancy of the 400th By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF home, or platting on phase 3-A-2. Cliff ManDuring the March uel, President of Coastal 19, 2018 City Council Engineering told the meeting, developers and Brooksville city council attorneys for Southern that the language as it is Hills Plantation avoided written would require a a building moratorium “line across the woods in order due to a lack of an undeveloped phase (of sufficient water presSouthern Hills).” sure/fire flow for phase Public Works Director 3 of the Southern Hills Richard Radacky said development. Following that it was the intention this meeting, an amended to have a “trigger” which development agreement would mandate the instalwas drafted to correct lation of the second water the problem and the first line. Radacky said if it public hearing was held were his decision, he’d on April 2, 2018. install the second line The amended agreeimmediately, to prevent ment “provides for the complete outages when developer to install a the existing line breaks. booster pump station There are currently less Congressman Dan Webster, center, with Hernando County Chamber of Commerce within the existing than 200 homes in the members on Friday April 6, 2018. potable water system to subdivision. City AttorThe Congressman went when faced with a serious to deal, they didn’t want a improve the domestic ney Becky Vose explained on to say that he’s looking hurricane, and people compact or agreement or and fire flow pressure for that if the 400th home is forward to working on would need to leave the cease-fire, they wanted to Phases 3 and 3A-1 of the not built, or phase 3-A-2 an infrastructure bill. “In state. have an Islam state. That’s Southern Hills Plantation never gets platted, the Florida, we can be in a Beyond the United it. Period.” subdivision.” secondary line never gets county that doesn’t have States, Webster reported However, the developer installed. Disney World, but we on the status of the war Text of the Tax Reducobjects to the condition The language is expectdepend on people getting in the middle East. He tion and Jobs Act (TRJA) that a second “loop-line” ed to be modified for the here … for eco-tourism, ended with, “I am very https://www.congress.gov/ will be installed upon second public hearing. the beaches ... all kinds of impressed with Secretary bill/115th-congress/house- issuance of a certificate things that attract people.” (James) Mattis. bill/1 Webster also menHe has ...brought about tioned the importance of the complete destruction improved infrastructure of ISIS. (ISIS) didn’t want The Hernando Sun
'Spring Center' comp plan amendment moves forward
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Review Act/Payment Instrument Transaction Information – This bill continues the public records exemption for certain payment instrument transaction information held by the Office of Financial Regulation. HB 7077 A Review Under the Open Government Sunset Review Act/Agency Employee Misconduct Complaint – This bill continues public records exemption for complaints of misconduct against an agency employee. CS/HB 7087 Taxation – This bill saves Florida families and businesses $170 million in taxes, including $38.5 million in savings from a 3-day back to school tax holiday and a one-week disaster preparedness sales tax holiday. HB 7093 Corporate Income Tax– This bill conforms Florida's
corporate income tax law with the federal corporate income tax changes adopted by Congress in 2017. HB 7095 A Review Under the Open Government Sunset Review Act/Local Government Electric Utility – This bill continues the public records exemption for proprietary business information for electric utilities. HB 7097 A Review Under the Open Government Sunset Review Act/Citizens Property Insurance Corporation – This bill continues the public records exemption for proprietary business information obtained by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s clearinghouse program. HB 7043 State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority
report states, ‘When the subject of water supply was mentioned during this meeting (July 26, 2017 pre-application meeting), a SWFWMD representative present stated decisively that no additional water withdrawal would be permitted in the Spring Hill area. Any additional water withdrawal would have to be from the north or eastern regions of the County. The utility has initiated capital projects to add one or more water plants and associated wells in the eastern service area, but these are only in the planning stages now and will not be available to provide water for the western service area for many years. Once available groundwater sources have been depleted, the county will have to move to more expensive and less desirable water sources, such as reverse osmosis and direct potable reuse.’ ” As well, the Spring Center developer will be working closely with the appropriate engineers to remedy any arising issues. Future public hearings and workshops are expected, and no work is expected to start for 3-4 years. and The Hernando Sun will continue to follow developments.
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Oak Hill Hospital Announces Its 2017 Associate Frist Award Winner and Volunteer Award Winner
About Katie Stacy Katie Stacy has been recognized as a leader in Hernando County since her years in middle school. Her nomination for the award pointed out that she has been serving Oak Hill Hospital and this community for many years. She previously served in a coordinator capacity at the Early Learning Coalition, which focused on the education of preschoolers and she gave back to her community during numerous children’s activities and events during her tenure with them. Her career with Oak Hill Hospital started over four years ago and since that time she has made a tremendous impact with the quality of her work as the marketing coordinator and in the community in many, many ways: · She was a vital part of the teams with the American Cancer Society; Mrs. Stacy was a vital part of the teams in support of breast cancer at Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events every year. · At her young age Mrs. Stacy has already served as a past president and is regarding by her membership as perhaps the best president in the 10-year history of the Kiwanis club in the community. She was also communications chair and managed Facebook accounts, websites, and newsletters. She not only managed them but kept them vibrant by telling the Kiwanis story in every compelling way with each
Library Programs SH- Spring Hill Branch Library, located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive. WH- West Hernando Branch Library located at 6335 Blackbird Ave, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613 BV- Brooksville/ Main Library located at 238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601 EH- East Hernando Branch located at 6457 Windmere Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602 April 14 VITA - SH 4/14/2018 10 AM - 1PM Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - by appt. only ARTeration: Poetry Collage - EH 4/14/2018 1:30 - 3PM Registration is open Use pictures and words found in printed books, magazine and newspapers to create a collage that is also contains a poem in any form of your choosing. Spring Hill Writing Group - SH 4/14/2018 1:30 - 3PM Beginning writers are welcome--to inspire and be inspired. Your work starts with one word at a time. April 16 Cut and Paste - BV 4/16/2018 10AM - 12PM
article she wrote. · She plays a significant role in making the Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge a success for the community. She serves as the administrator and is responsible for keeping the records of all 700 members on a weekly basis. · Mrs. Stacy is instrumental in the success of a multitude of special community events throughout the years such as Kids’ Marathon, Greatest Baby Shower, Kids Safety Fair, Citrus Women’s Health Faire, Blueberry Festival, and many others. She has a reputation as an organizer, a communicator, and a motivator. She is engaged in everything she does. “Katie is a shining example of a leader who continually strives for perfection and a role model for members of our community,” said Rich Linkul, Marketing Director, and her direct supervisor. About Martha Sugg Ms. Sugg has served as a volunteer at Oak Hill Hospital since July 2014 and has already been named the organization’s president. She began volunteering in the North Tower in 2014 and in 2015 she became its chairperson. In a short time, she grew that organization from one or two active volunteers to a full team of 24 volunteers on three shifts from 5:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon. She was recognized for developing training materials for the North Tower positions. In 2016 she was selected as volunteer secretary and in 2017 was nominated and elected as the association’s president. Her outside activities are quite extensive. For example, she develops and manages the suicide prevention program in the community, improves access to healthcare and food, clothing, and shelter for underserved populations and economically disadvantaged. She is also known as a principal fundraiser for community health projects, disabilities, and adaptive technology education. Frist Volunteer Nominees: Marie Nyquist Diane Phillips Martha Sugg Frist Associate Nominees: Paris Gunn Cindy Hall Melissa Landgraff Katie Stacy
Katie Stacy and Oak Hill Senior Management pose with her recognition. L to R: Edward Nast, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Mickey Smith, CEO; Katie Stacy, Cathy Edmisten, VP of Operations; Leanne Salazar, CNO.
Issues arise with Republic garbage pickup
and 20 homes in particular were missed three times within 60 days. In March 2018 the county sent a letter to Since January of 2012, Republic stating that they Republic has been the 2019 and makes several for another 5 years. are utilizing their right to sole provider of solid other changes, focused on • Adds the use of au“assess liquidated damwaste pickup for Hersaving money. In August tomated carts beginning ages as a direct result of nando County. The of 2017, Seth WeightJan. 2019 and increases 4/9/2018 BAYPORT, FL 8727151 Tidal Data Print View continuous performance contract which has now man, Republic’s Municrates for 2-1-1 pickup failures by contractor been amended 6 times, Help Print ipal Services Manager, (twice per week garbage related to missed pick includes four weekly explained that Republic pickup- once per week ups and chronic problems pickups: two days of has many households yard waste- once per associated with the same garbage, yard waste once which have not paid. week recycling) for mandwellings” and fined a week, and one pickup Since they began service datory areas to $13.27 per Republic $135,300. NOAA/NOS/COOPS of recyclables. (This Tide Predictions at 8727151, BAYPORT FL in 2012, Republic has lost month and non-mandatoIn April 2018 Republic is referred to as 2-1-1 From 2018/04/13 12:00 AM LST/LDT to 2018/04/20 11:59 PM LST/LDT more than $300,000 from ry residential to $13.49. decided not challenge the 4.0 Nearly 75% of 4.0 service.) households which have • Rate adjustments fine, remarking to media the county is served by 3.42 3.42 not paid their bill. based on3.32the water/sewer/ 3.3130% that the flu took out Republic and there are 3.13 In October of 2017, trash index rather than the of their workers while four districts. District C2.88 3.0 3.0 2.70 to 2.69 the sixth consumer price2.61 index 2.63 amendment many were taking advan2.58 Spring Hill- is a “man2.49 2.46 the contract with RepubDespite the increasing 2.31 2.28 tage of accrued 2.27 time off. datory” district, meaning lic was approved and rates and money saving They called in SOS staff that the cost is included 2.0 2.0 includes the following elements put into the to fill in, but the problems in their monthly water changes: contract, problems with were already in full swing bill. The other districts 1.14 • The agreement end Republic garbage 0.95 pickup by1.04 the time they could 1.0 pay the 0.86 1.0 company directly 0.79 0.72 date is changed from Dec. began to surface in early 0.67 provide relief. for the service. In0.55 2017,0.68 31, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2026 2018 and rendered them Hopefully Republic across all four districts 0.20 • The maximum age of a $135,300 fine from the improves their service 0.0 as the average monthly cost 0.0 front line fleet -0.14 vehicles county. Citizen comthe current contract runs was $8.96. -0.41 changed from 5 years to plaints began flooding in.-0.64 through -0.54 -0.59 2026. The sixth amendment 10 years. This puts off In February the county to the contract increases NOAA/NOS/Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services says missed AM 12:00 AM a $285,000 12:00 AM minimum 12:00 AM 12:00Republic AM 12:00 AM 12:00 AM 12:00 AM 12:00 A the rates 12:00 starting in Jan. 4/13 4/14 4/15 4/16 truck 4/17 4/18 streets, 4/19 4/20 4/21 expenditure per new pickups on 1,317 By JULIE B. MAGLIO Hernando Sun Staff Writer
Note: The interval is High/Low, the solid blue line depicts a curve fit between the high and low values and approximates the segments between. Disclaimer: These data are based upon the latest information available as of the date of your request, and may differ from the published tide tables. TIDE CHART High/Low Tide Prediction Data Listing Station Name: BAYPORT, FL Source: NOAA/NOS/COOPS Action: Daily Prediction Type: Harmonic Product: Tide Predictions Datum: MLLW Start Date & Time: 2018/4/13 12:00 AM Height Units: Feet End Date & Time: 2018/4/20 11:59 PM Time Zone: LST/LDT Date
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Story submitted by Oak Hill Hospital Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows' most useful tools. Meditation Mondays - WH 4/16/2018 11AM - 12PM Make your Monday a more mindful Monday with us meditation provides many health benefits for mind, body & spirit. First half discussion of resource followed by meditation. ¿Quieres que te cuente un cuento? Bilingual Storytime - WH 4/16/2018 5 - 5:30 PM Join us during a bilingual Spanish/ English storytime! We will share books and sing Spanish songs to celebrate, inspire and engage Latino children in our county. April 17 Cut and Paste - WH 4/17/2018 10 AM - 12PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows' most useful tools. Storytime - BV 4/17/2018 10:30 - 11 AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 months - 5 years old. Beginner/Gentle Yoga Class - SH 4/17/2018 12:15 - 1:30 PM Registration is open Join certified yoga instructor Terry Schoonmaker for a gentle beginning yoga class Movies @ Your Library 4/17/2018 2 - 4 PM Movies on the big screen with free popcorn. Essential Oils 101 - SH 4/17/2018 3 - 4PM Are you interested in essential oils but are not sure where to start? Please join us for this introductory class. Art Attack! - WH 4/17/2018 4:30 - 6PM Registration is open Is there a future artist in your family? Come to the Library and let your kids be inspired by famous artists and works of art.
Martha Sugg and Oak Hill Senior Management pose with her recognition. L to R: Edward Nast, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Mickey Smith, CEO; Martha Sugg, Cathy Edmisten, VP of Operations; Leanne Salazar, CNO.
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Spring Hill, Florida (April 9, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce the winners of its annual Frist Associate Humanitarian Award and Volunteer Humanitarian Award. This year’s recipient of the Frist Associate Humanitarian Award is Katie Stacy, Marketing Coordinator. The recipient of the Frist Volunteer Humanitarian Award is Martha Sugg, current president of the Volunteer Association. The Frist Humanitarian Awards honors outstanding individuals for the humanitarian and volunteer services. Named in honor of the late Thomas F. Frist, Sr., MD, founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian, this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and caregiving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.
Kids between the suggested ages of 6 – 12 will learn about a famous artist and then make their own work of art. All materials provided. April 18 Cut and Paste - SH 4/18/2018 10AM - 12PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows' most useful tools. Life Starts at 50 Club - BV 4/18/2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration is open Join the new monthly club for folks 50 and over! Each month's program will contain fun and educational topics, speakers, and activities of interest to people 50+. Storytime - EH 4/18/2018 10:30 - 11 AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 months - 5 years old. Internet Q&A - SH 4/18/2018 12:15 - 1:15 PM Registration is open Financial Management Series - BV 4/18/2018 2 - 4PM This month's topic: Calendar Based Budgeting LEGO Club - SH 4/18/2018 4:30 - 5:30 PM Build the coolest LEGO creations your imagination will allow using the library's collection of LEGOs. Let's Cook! - WH 4/18/2018 4:30 - 6:30 PM Registration is open Tired of precooked, frozen, tasteless meals? Learn to cook from scratch! April 19 Baby Storytime - BV 4/19/2018 10 - 11AM A storytime featuring stories, bouce rhymes, songs and more just for babies and their caregivers. Cut and Paste - EH 4/19/2018 10AM - 12PM
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ance Counseling and Information during open enrollment period. By appointment only. Call 352-593-0705 for more information. Signing for Everyday Living - SH 4/20/2018 1 - 2:30 PM SEFL is a crash course in basic ASL for learners at any skill level. Book Discussion Group - EH 1/1 4/20/2018 2 - 3:30 PM Registration is open Please contact the East Hernando Branch Library to obtain a copy of the book and the discussion questions. Tech Tutors - WH 4/20/2018 2:30 - 4:30 PM Not quite sure how to use your device? Do you have any questions or concerns? Grab your gadget and stop by! It's JAZZ! - SH 4/20/2018 3 - 4:30 PM Join us for another special musical program in our ongoing series about the Golden Age of Jazz. Presented by former NPR Jazz Radio Announcer Peter LaMattina.
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A rejuvenating botanical experience
Plenty of space to run at Sholom Park in Ocala.
A trickling brook that runs along the Labyrinth Path
by JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF
In the center of the sprawling Ocala park, a plaque on a roughly chiseled granite slab reads: “This park honors the name of my grandfather Sholom which is also the Hebrew Word for peace It is used in greeting and upon departure “peace be to you” It is possible to experience insight and inspiration here for a few it will last many will need to return” While taking a hike in a park or preserve, it is typical to read about the plant or wildlife that can be seen in the area on a plaque or display — usually it’s dry and not all that thought provoking. You don’t usually see many people gathered around the sign taking note of its lesson. Sholom Park uses informational plaques in a refreshing way. Instead of the scientific explanation, plaques throughout their garden labyrinth share an inspirational quote or idea which heightens the appreciation of the surrounding nature. Sholom Park and the serenity it imparts on its visitors is the vision of Sidney Colen. Colen was a prominent developer who moved to St. Petersburg, from Toledo, Ohio in 1947. He is well known for the “Top of the World” communities in Clearwater and Ocala. Colen passed away in 2009 at age 90. Horticulturist Steve Curl oversaw the final design and park construction in 2001 and in October of 2004, Sholom Park began enlightening visitors. There are eleven unique areas within the park, including an enchanted forest, an azalea trail, a garden labyrinth complete with a trickling brook and
One of the inspirational plaques found on the Labyrinth Path at Sholom Park in Ocala.
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A maze of azaleas a pergebo trail. The plantings are varied and include Florida natives, cultivated ornamentals, perennials and annuals. The park provides open spaces for children to run or small intimate sitting areas for a quiet conversation. Art and music festivals are frequently held at the park. The next “Fun at the Park” event featuring an afternoon of jazz and stringed instruments and original displays by local LEARN MORE: @sholompark.org (352) 873-0848 Sholom Park, 7110 SW 80th Avenue | Ocala, FL | 34481 Park Hours: 8AM – 7PM Open 7 Days a Week Free admission.
artisans will be held on May 6th, 2018 1 - 4PM. They offer free seminars through the L.E.A.F. series - which stands for Learn Explore Appreciate Focus. The next seminar on April 20 will be given by Dr. Kristy Hollingshead Seitz entitled The Importance of Social Engagement. Seitz is a computational linguist, researching the utility of everyday language as a signal of mental and neurological health. Sholom Park is a 60 plus minute drive from Hernando County, depending on your location. I recommend taking a route that does not include I-75. Country back roads can get you there and it’s much more pleasant. If you’re traveling from Brooksville, S. Pleasant Grove Road to FL-200 is the way to go.
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Upcoming events that will get you out and about... FIRST ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 10 AM - 2 PM
BUTTERFLIES OF FLORIDA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018 6-7 PM This basic introduction to butterfly identification centers around those most common to our area. Learn how to make tough IDs and about butterfly families and physiology. No need to register for this free program. This is a one-hour program.
April 20-22 & April 27-29 2018
at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church 200 Mount Fair Brooksville, FL 34601 For more information and to purchase tickets visit
www.liveoaktheatre.org or call 352-593-0027 Fri & Sat evening performances @7:30pm Sat & Sun matinee performances @2:30pm
The Uptown Art Gallery at the Brooksville City Hall announces the First Annual Plein Air Paint-Out — an "on location" painting event sponsored by the Brooksville Main Street Program and the City of Brooksville. The final presentation and judging will be at Brooksville Main Street's Un-Common-ly Artsy Market. On Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, we will formally sign in the artists and stamp all paper, canvas, etc. Bring all that you will use. This is done to ensure that we know the work is completed within the 7 days of the event. Area maps will be provided. Painting must be done during any or all of Saturday, April 21st through Friday, Apr. 27, and all artwork must be done in Hernando County. Paintings must be done without the aid of photography. Artists' work must be turned in to City Hall on Friday, April 27 from 1 PM to 4PM. Frame two paintings for judging. Bring finished pieces to the Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue no later than 4P.M. Awards will be presented on Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018. For complete information, contact Judith McIntire at CityArt@cityofbrooksville.us / 207-809-9066 or 352-754-3810.
4TH ANNUAL RAISE THE ROOF MEN BAKE AND CELEBRITY AUCTION SILVERTHORN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 6 - 10 PM
19259 Cortez Boulevard
3290 Commercial Way
Habitat for Hernando County invites you for a fun filled evening with past and new bakers, a host of delicious cakes for you to sample, a 50/50 and, of, course, a barrel of laughs. at the 4th Annual Raise the Roof Men Bake and Live "Celebrity" Auction. Celebrity bakers will strut their stuff and their cakes will then be sold to the highest bidders. Proceeds from the event are used to fund new homes for Hernando County families. For more information, sponsor the event or purchase tickets, please visit our website www.habitathernando.org Silverthorn Country Club is located at 4550 Golf Club Ln, Spring Hill
Serving Hernando & Pinellas
7031 State Road 52 Bayonet Point, FL 34667 Each office is independently owned and operated
BEGINNING BIRDING FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 8:30-10 AM
Join Hernando Audubon Conservation Chair Linda Vanderveen on the deck behind the conservation center building to hone your birding skills. Participants may also take a short walk to the viewing blind at Mays Prairie. Who knows what birds might surprise you there? Loaner binoculars are available and all skill levels and ages are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, insect repellent, sunscreen, and bring water or other suitable beverages. This is a free workshop but pre-registration is required. Contact Linda at Lindalark85@ gmail.com / 352-428-2629 / or visit myfwc.com.
FIREFLY NIGHT HIKE FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 7:30-9:30 PM
Leave the jars at home but bring the kids along to locate some of the locally abundant fireflies at Chinsegut. In honor of Earth Day April 22, learn how each person can contribute to the decline or success of wildlife through our actions by learning why fireflies are less abundant. This is a free program open to all ages and a 1-mile hike is required. Contact Gina Long at (352) 754-6722 All the above events will be held at the Chinsegut Conservation Center located at 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 9:30AM – 11:00AM TOM VARN PARK, 301 DARBY LN, BROOKSVILLE Law enforcement officers from over 300 Florida agencies (police departments, sheriff’s offices, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Customs, Air Force Police and Marine Patrol) all participate in the state-wide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. Each year, over 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1500-mile relay through 67 counties in Florida.Funds are generated through contributions from individuals and businesses along the way and through sales of the popular Torch Run T-shirts and caps. In Hernando County — Meet at 9 a.m. in Tom Varn Park in Brooksville, Florida. 9:30 a.m. Torch Run begins. We will take Darby Ln. North to W. Jefferson St. We will then go right (East) on West Jefferson St. to Mildred Ave. Go right (South) on Mildred Ave. to S. Broad St. Go left (East) on S. Broad St. Continue on S. Broad St. to Main St. Go left (North) on Main St. past the Court House to W. Jefferson St. (The Courthouse will be a staging area for anyone that cannot finish or needs refreshments or transportation). Go left (West) on W. Jefferson St. back to Darby Ln. Take Darby Ln. back into Tom Varn Park where we will finish. Contact: Michael Terry, 352-238-4801
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April 13 Macro Photography and Photoshop WHEN: Friday, April 13, 10am – 3pm Description: Macro Photography and Photoshop: Participants will learn about Framing, Depth of Field, Focus Points and exploring different ways to photograph. In addition, Photoshop users will learn even more ways to express their photographic creativity. Workshop covers filters and actions. There is a $20.00 fee for this program register on Eventbrite. Any questions, please feel free to contact Alice @ 352232-6092 or Email: email@example.com Friday Night Live WHEN: Friday, April 13, 5pm – 10pm WHERE: Brooksville Bandshell At Hernando Park Brooksville, Florida 34601 (map) Description: There are some amazing events planned this year in our city of Brooksville. Among them is our ‘Friday Night Live’ series of music and food vendor events here in historic downtown Brooksville. Live bands and awesome food trucks at each of these events. We'll keep you updated as new talent and vendors are signed on and continues on the 2nd Fridays throughout the year. Event festivities are scheduled to start at 5pm, and run to 10pm. April 14 Community Health Fair WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018 10 am to 1 pm WHERE: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, FL Description: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 10 am to 1 pm. This free event will feature local health, wellness, and life event services. For information, contact Debbie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at 352.683.2010. Visit Website: http://standrewschurch. dioswfl.org/ Bird Gardening for Florida WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 10am – 1pm WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Description: Bird Gardening for Florida: Learn the best tips and tricks to attract more birds to your yard. This presentation offered by Hernando Audubon volunteer Linda will put you in tune with what birds are looking for in a landscape. This is a free program, no need to register. 1 Hour Program. Contact Gina Long (Philhower) / (352) 754-6722 Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 12pm – Sun, April 20, 10pm WHERE: Hernando County Fairgrounds 6436 Broad Street (US-41S) Brooksville, FL 34601 Description: Blue ribbons, competitions, games, food, midway and more. Live musical entertainment and Demolition Derby -- don't miss the annual Hernando County Fair. 352-796-4552/hernandofairgrounds.com
April 21 Sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 9 a.m. WHERE: Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness. The sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Advance tickets are now on sale in the Park office at $10 per person (At the gate on the day of the event $13). Children 12 years and under are free. The festival will go on rain or shine. Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs. No coolers or alcohol are allowed. Tin Roof Shack Productions direct this popular Festival on the shore of Lake Holithlakaha at Fort Cooper State Park. Food vendors include Jennie’s Kitchen, Bodez Tube Steaks & Such and Lynn’s Ice Cream. There will be a wide variety of menu items – from Philly Cheeseteak, Gyros, Burgers, Chicken Club, fresh cut fries, funnel cakes to “Chicago” hot dogs, brats, Polish and Italian sausages, with all the fixins’. Festival visitors will get your grub on. Line–up and schedule includes five bands Pasture Prime; Backwater Bluegrass; The Baileys; Still House Shakers; The Possums. Visit: www.thefriendsoffortcooper.com
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April 22 Veterans Appreciation BBQ WHEN: Sunday April 22 starting at 2PM WHERE: Forest Oaks of Spring Hill is located at 8055 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, FL, 34606. Description: Forest Oaks of Spring Hill, a senior community and assisted living facility, is hosting a Veterans Appreciation BBQ at their residence on Sunday, April 22, 2018, beginning at 2:00 pm. This BBQ is to honor not only the veterans living at Forest Oaks, but all local veterans. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend and visit with our resident veterans. Live entertainment will be provided by Buster Harrleson. If you have question or desire additional information, please call Raquel at 352-683-3323. April 23 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics WHEN: Monday, April 23, 9:30am – 11:00am WHERE: Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Ln, Brooksville, Description: Join us again this year as we support the athletes and programs for Special Olympics Florida. For further information https://specialolympicsflorida.org/ get-involved/law-enforcement-torch-run/letr-routes/
April 25 Clinic will offer free testing and vaccines WHEN: Wed, April 25, 2018 12:30 to 3 p.m WHERE: Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way Crescent Community Clinic, in partnership with the Hernando County Health Department, will offer free rapid HIV testing, free rapid syphilis testing, free rapid April 15 Hepatitis C testing and free Hepatitis A and B vaccines I'll Be Back Before Midnight-Live Theater for those who have not had the series, from. on the last When: Sunday, April 15, 2pm – 4pm WHERE: Stage West Community Theatre, 8390 FOREST Tuesday of each month. The next free testing will be April 25. For information, call (352) 263-1218. OAKS BLVD, SPRING HILL, FL, 34606 (map) Description: Jan is a young wife recovering from a nerApril 26 vous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an old farmer who delights in telling gruesome, Hernando Audubon Society Meeting ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7pm – 9pm WHERE: Brooksville Women's Club, 131 S. Main St., and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile jan as bodies appear and disappear, Brooksville. Description: Samantha Cobble will present an update gives this classic thriller its tremendously frightening on the status and management of Gopher Tortoises. impact. By Peter Colley. Reserved seating adult $20, She is the Gopher Tortoise conservation biologist for student $15 For ticket information call or visit the northeast region for Florida Fish and Wildlife Con352 683-5113 / Stagewest@att.Net servation Commission. Contact 352.686.0460 Http://stagewestflorida.Com/ April 27 Relay for Life of the Nature Coast Butterflies of Florida WHEN: Fri, April 27, 4:30pm – 9:00pm WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 6pm – 7pm WHERE: Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake California St, Brooksville, FL 34604 Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Description: Relay For Life is the signature fundraisDescription: Butterflies of Florida: This basic intro to butterfly identification centers around those most com- er for the American Cancer Society. Join solo or get a team together for a weekend of sharing, fun, and mon to our area. Learn how to make tough IDs and walking. Relay is a team fundraising event where team about butterfly families and physiology. No need to members take turns walking around a track or desregister for this free program. 1 Hour Program. ignated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at April 20 4th Annual Raise the Roof Men Bake and Celebrity all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. The Spring Hill event includes: 4:30pm Survivor Dinner, 6:00pm Auction Opening Ceremony, 9:00pm Luminaria No admission WHEN: Friday, April 20, 6pm – 10pm to participate; fundraising through walking sponsors. WHERE: Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Ln, Andrea.Ciesluk@cancer.org relay.acsevents.org… 818Spring Hill, 949-0291 / Ext. 5603 Description: Join us for a fun filled evening with past April 28 and new bakers, a host of delicious cakes for you to sample, a 50/50 and, of, course, a barrel of laughs. For Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 Summer Kickoff Gala more information, sponsor the event or purchase tick- WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 ets, please visit our website www.habitathernando.org WHERE: Brooksville Elks Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. April 18
Description: A “Come as you are” outback concert at the lodge with live music by the Pauly G Band. Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and Suzanne’s baked beans. $7 per person. Bring a chair to sit around the bonfire. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. social hour and food (cooked to order). 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. music, dancing and bonfire. Everybody welcome. Call 352.799.7148 for tickets and more details. Walking Sticks at Chassahowitzka WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 8 am – 9:30am WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601, USA (map) Description: Walking Sticks at Chassahowitzka: Join this monthly hiking group to learn more about Florida’s wild environments and the way state agencies manage them. See some incredibly unique and beautiful places along the way. These hikes are offered at no cost, registration is required by calling (352) 754-6722. Hike runs approximately 1.5 hours. April 29 Brooksville Blueberry Festival WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018 12pm – 6pm WHERE: Downtown Brooksville Description: 2 days of Food, Music , Fun and Shopping with a Small Town Flair. Kids Zone with Live Pony Rides, Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, and more. Everything Blueberry from Soaps and Scents, Pies, Shortcakes, Breads, Cookies, Cakes, Corndogs,Wine and Beer. All Made with Florida Blueberries. Local Vendors and Crafts. Free admission. Photoshop and Basic Photo Editing WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 10am – 1pm WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Description: Learn how to use Photoshop to edit your photos by using filters and layers as well as learn some creative ways to make your photos unique. Create your own actions for time-saving editing! This program is offered through Green-Fly Media. Registration can be made online at Creative-Nature- Photography.com. A 20.00 fee applies. An additional session will be offered from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
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strong performances from freshman Tallia Russell (shot put, discus), sophomore Charlize Soares in the triple jump and senior Jacy Scharlow in the high jump. The Eagles finished in second place with 109 points behind the Sharks. Despite the Eagles not having the largest roster, with many being freshmen, Springstead was able to put on a solid team performance amongst the Hernando, Citrus field of teams. The first-place Sharks were the team to beat heading into the county meet and Nature Coast proved once again why they've won six county titles in a row, as the club took control of running events. Senior distance runner Emily Escamilla finished in second-place in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs. The standout of the day for the Sharks was sophomore Madison Fields, who took first in the 200 meter and
Baptist First Baptist Church of Brooksville 420 Howell Ave. Brooksville, FL 34601 (352) 796-6791
New Hope Baptist Church 15300 Wiscon Rd Brooksville, FL 34601 (352) 799-1448
Nazarene Hernando Church of the Nazarene 2101 N. Florida Ave Hernando, FL 34442 Tel: 352-726-6144
Grace Tabernacle Independent Baptist Church, Brooksville, FL. 1661 W Jefferson St Brooksville, Florida Call (352) 796-7229 Spring Hill Baptist Church 3140 Mariner Blvd Spring Hill, FL 34609 352-683-5685 Northcliffe Baptist Church 10515 Northcliffe Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34608 352.683.5882
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placed second in the 100, 400 meter dashes. On the boys end of results, Springstead's team win was the first count championship since the 2001-2002 school year. The Eagles turned in a great day on the track led by senior Kyle Manuel's two event wins in the discus and shot put. Also joining Manuel in the win column was juniors Noah
Eden Baptist Church 22308 Lake Lindsey Rd Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: 352-796-3855 Catholic St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church 20428 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601 (352)796-2096
GIRLS 1 MILE RUN, Hernando-Citrus Classic
Weeki Wachee's Zoie Hercek competes in the broad jump
Holmes (300 meter hurdles) and Jacorey Hartman (400 meter dash). Though Nature Coast didn't come away with a county championship for the first time in a decade, the Sharks were still able to put in a solid day on the track. Senior Ishamel Poole nabbed a victory in the 110 meter hurdles and junior Max Glavan captured first in the pole vault (10'6"). The Sharks compete in Class 2A, District 7 and the district meet will take place next week on Tuesday at Fivay High School in Hudson, FL. Also taking part from Hernando will be Central, Hernando and Weeki Springstead Junior Isaiah Howard competes Wachee, respectively. in the high jump
Saint Leo Men's Lacrosse on ESPN Division II Showcase, Saturday ST. LEO – The men's lacrosse game between No. 6 Saint Leo University and Lynn University was selected to be part of ESPN Division II Showcase at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Saint Leo’s University Turf Stadium. ESPN will directly stream live the Lions and Fighting Knights in the Sunshine State Conference match at WatchESPN, On Monday, April 2, Saint Leo advanced to No. 6 among the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Saint Leo University Men's Lacrosse Association rankings. On multiscreen sports netand U.S.-based military the season, Kyle Pauwels work. It is accessible on personnel via computers, and Jake Gilmour lead computers, smartphones, smartphones, and tablets the Lions' offense and tablets, and streaming connected to on-campus red-shirted junior goaldevices through the ESPN educational and on-base keeper Thomas Tatarian App. The network is military broadband and continues his streak of available nationwide at no Wi-Fi networks. stellar saves. additional cost to fans who Prior to the ESPN game, Submitted by Saint Leo Saint Leo will be in action receive their high-speed Internet connection or vid- University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in Lakeland, FL, eo subscription from an af- Photo courtesy of Saint filiated service provider. It Leo University to face Florida Southern is also available at no cost College. to U.S. college students ESPN3 is ESPN's live
Non Denominational New Journey Church Address: 709 W Jefferson St, Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: (352) 346-2527 Community Bible Church Address: 5041 Griffin Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: (352) 799-5462 Vineyard Christian Church Address: 375 S Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: (352) 587-2425 Calvary Chapel Hernando 5155 Commercial Way, Spring Hill Phone #: 352-650-8455 Grace World Outreach Church 20366 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL, 34601 (352) 796-3685
St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church 5030 Mariner Blvd. Spring Hill, Fl 34609 (352) 683-9666
Faith Evangelical Free Church 5338 Freeport Drive Spring Hill, FL 34606 352.688.7605
St. Theresa Catholic Church 1107 Commercial Way Spring Hill, FL 34606 Tel: 352-683-2849
Orthodox Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church 140 U.S. 19 (Commercial Way) Spring Hill, Florida 34606 Ph. 352-796-8482
St. Benedict Catholic Church 455 S. Suncoast Blvd Crystal River, FL 34429 Tel: 352-795-4479
Weeki Wachee's Yunior Ortega competes in the pole vault
Messianic Israel Temple New Jerusalem 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor, Fl. 34684.
Episcopal St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 2301 Deltona Blvd Spring Hill, FL 34606 (352) 683-2010 St. John's Episcopal Church 7771 Stringfellow Road St. James City, Fl 33956 239 283-1820 St John's Episcopal Church 200 S. Brooksville Ave, Brooksville, FL 34604 Phone: (352) 796-9112 Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church 475 North Ave. W Brooksville, Florida 34601 Phone 352-796-8331 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 439 East Norvell Bryant Highway Hernando, Florida 34442 Office: (352) 746-7161 Forest Oaks Lutheran Church 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd Spring Hill, FL 34606
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Address: 11200 Elgin Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34608 Phone: (352) 686-6050 Presbyterian Brooksville First Presbyterian Church 250 Bell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601, USA (352) 796-4228 Faith Presbyterian Church Address: 200 Mt Fair Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: (352) 796-4969 Islamic Islamic Center of Spring Hill 6307 Barclay Ave Spring Hill, Florida (352) 610-4356 Jewish Temple Beth David Jewish Center - Spring Hill 13158 Antelope St Spring Hill , FL 34609-5006 (352) 686-7034 (352) 686-3644 Chabad of Spring Hill email@example.com (352) 600-2779
Adopt Me Today!!! Meet Harper, 2-year-old American Bulldog/Pitbull Mix
This girl was roaming the streets of Miami before our rescue brought her here to Weeki Wachee to safety and lots of love. She weighed a mere 26lbs and was nothing but skin & bones and a strong will to live. She loves the company of the dogs in our rescue but absolutely comes alive when meeting new folks. She is a young, friendly, cheery little girl who is finally ready for her new home. Harper sleeps quietly in her crate and is such a mannerly girl. Harper has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed, and is current on flea, tick, and heartworm prevention. There is a $225 adoption fee for Harper. If you are serious about making this wonderful girl a permanent member of your family, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Meet greets are scheduled only for approved applicants.
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Springstead facing the state's best down the stretch
Springstead's Kayla Cruz at bat against PHU - April 4, 2018
BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Photography by CHERYL CLANTON
(SPRING HILL)- Part of the plan heading into the 2018 season for Springstead’s varsity softball team was to load up the regular season with some of the Tampa Bay area’s best squads and the recent schedule hasn’t done them any favors. The Eagles (18-3), whom are currently ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 6A behind No. 1 New Port Richey River Ridge and Land O’ Lakes, has faced some tough competition as of late en route to the final couple of weeks of the regular season. Springstead has faced the likes of Academy at the Lakes, whom is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A and Palm Harbor University, who is No. 6 in Class 9A. Eagles coach Craig Swartout points to the plan conceived before the season started in helping his club see some of the area’s best teams. “Part of our plan was to make sure we had a tough schedule and make sure we are ready for the playoffs,” Swartout said. “You’ve got Bloomingdale, Academy at the Lakes (AATL) and Palm Harbor University (PHU).
We wanted to branch out a little bit. Any time we can catch one of these Tampa teams we try to make it happen, but we always can’t get our schedules right.” The current variety of teams that the Eagles face varies in classifications, as Springstead has seen PHU from 9A to Sunlake in 7A and AATL in 2A. All aforementioned clubs have been in the top 10 all season long in their respective classes and Swartout believes his team has had the opportunities to see the county’s best week in and week out. Though Springstead didn’t get to face region foes River Ridge or Land O’ Lakes, its schedule has been solid nonetheless. “You see how a Class 9A team does it compared to a Class 7A team,” Swartout said. “You don’t always get an opportunity to experience things like that. We lost to Academy at the Lakes by one run, Sunlake one run and Palm Harbor by four runs. To be honest, being in a six team district and playing all of our county clubs, we wanted to make sure we put the toughest teams on the schedule.” Springstead is the top seed in Class 6A, District 6 and are currently 10-0 against district opponents. The district tournament is just a couple weeks from now and with the Eagles
Springstead's Emily Kolwicz gets Palm Harbor University runner out on second.
defeating Lecanto 5-2 on Monday night, the district is up for grabs. “Our goal right now is to win the district
title and that’s our main focus,” Swartout added. “We don’t want to look ahead at all. We are getting everyone’s
best shot. We wanted to be the No. 1 seed for a reason. I think every team in our district can win it. We can’t get over
confident at all. We have to keep our eye on the prize. Anybody can win our district. That’s the truth.”
High School Sports Schedules Week - 4/16/2018 thru 4/22/2018 Central High School Bears TUES
Hernando High School Leopards MON
Nature Coast Technical High School Sharks TUES
F. W. Springstead High School Eagles MON
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FHSSA CLASS 3A DISTRICT 5/ JONESVILLE TENNIS CENTER 8 TEAMS
Weeki Wachee High School Hornets MON
LAND O' LAKES
Hernando Christian Academy Lions
Springstead softball- April 4, 2018
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Hernando Sportsmans Club Events Calendar
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Miriah Galhouse on the mound against PHU April 4, 2018
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Hernando County Good Neighbor Trail Community Bike Ride
2nd Annual Good Neighbor Trail Community Bike Ride was held on Sat, March 31 in Brooksville. L-R Nina Mattei, Wndy Bewyer and Ann-Gayl Ellis
Staff of the Hernando County Sherriffs office as well as HC Sheriff Nienhuis participated in the 2nd Annual Good Neighbor Trail Community Bike Ride Saturday morning in Brooksville.
Good Neighbor Trail Community Bike Ride, March 31, 2018 by MELISSA FORDYCE HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN
On Saturday March 31, 2018, about 25 riders from the Hernando County area gathered to take part in the 8-mile, Good Neighbor Community Bike Trail Ride. Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis led the way on the causal, at your own pace ride. The journey began at 70 Russell Street, in downtown Brooksville, and treated riders to scenery of the city otherwise unseen. It offers a way to get out, get active, and remain healthy. This free, family friendly event was de-
signed to celebrate and encourage citizens to see what has been done and the advantages it will have on our community. This is the second year of the community bike ride and the hope is to continue it every year. The concept of the Good Neighbor Trail began with the committee forming on March 6, 2000, and they have met numerous times since that date to see the idea to completion. Now the fruit of all the hard work is awaiting to welcome all who will give it a try. The Good Neighbor Trail is the Brooksville portion of the Florida Coast to Coast Trail. When completed, the Good Neighbor Trail
will connect to the 46 mile paved, Withlacoochee State Trail, allowing easy access to other cities by bike. The inspiration for the community ride came from CHIPP (Hernando County Community Health Improvement Plan Partnership) with the interest in improving the overall physical and mental health of the community. The hope is that more people will want to get out and get active to help maintain a health weight. CHIPP is trying to raise awareness and combat the rising obesity rate. Since the trail will connect to the Withlacoochee State Trail, the inspiration was economical as well. The
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pring gobbler came in with a bang and is still going strong! Lots of gobbling and strutting from the toms as they continue to flock their hens together each morning to fertilize their daily egg. In this county at least, very few hens are sitting their nests to incubate their clutch and the mornings are still quite active. However, I’ve been making plans to switch gears for a bit and try to harvest a few wild hogs. The meat is always welcome in my home and although I’m not going to give up on chasing them long-bearded toms, I am planning a few side trips to shore up the freezer content. The wild hog (Sus scrofa), also called the wild boar or feral pig, is not a Florida native and was first introduced to North America by Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto as early as 1539. These hogs can easily reach weights of more than 150 pounds and provide super lean and healthy dining. It’s not too difficult to find where hogs have been feeding as they can root up vast areas of forest or pasture and it’s because of that destruction, the FWC and other land managers have teamed up to offer a lot of opportunities for hunters to take advantage of this Spring and Summer. Twenty-two wildlife
management areas will be opening for mostly weekend hunts, some as early as this month. And if you aren’t one of the lucky few, which have access to private lands to hunt them on, you may consider taking a road trip to one of these public hunting properties and help to fill up your own freezer. One of my favorite places to hunt, the 58,000+ acre Richloam Wildlife Management Area, is a reasonable drive South and East of our county line. The WMA will be hosting three, three-day hunts for hog hunters who prefer to use dogs to assist with harvesting their pork. The first of these is scheduled for April 27-29, the next two will be held May 25-27 and June 2224 respectively. Hunting will be conducted East of SR 471 and I’ve spent a lot of time on the property guiding turkey hunters recently and can testify that there is a bumper crop of wild hogs rooting up the place. I’ll be out there with a cur dog and a Bowie knife I’ve used to bring a good many hogs home over the years. I hope to see you there! A very short drive to just north of our county line, is the nearly 46,000 acre Goethe Public Small Game Hunting Area (PSGHA). It will be hosting a pair of three-day hunts
Toby Benoit is a best selling novelist and professional outdoorsman with thirty-five years of experience guiding and outfitting for big game all across America. Toby is a renowned archer and turkey hunting expert who manufactures custom game calls and is a regular judge at NWTF sanctioned turkey calling events across the Southeast.
to be held May 18-20 and June 15-17 and is available for both dog and still hunting. Goethe boasts a wide variety of terrain, from ancient oak hammocks and bald cypress heads to palmetto and pine flats. During these warmer months, I’ll expect the hogs to be hanging pretty tightly to water. Look for the mud wallows and rubs on tree trunks and formulate a plan to intercept the sounders as they travel from their feeding to bedding areas. Both of these properties will be non-permitted, walk in hunting and I’ve not seen anything published as pertains to weaponry, so I highly recommend that you contact the Florida Wildlife Commission at www.MyFWC.com and make the appropriate inquiries. And as always, if you have any questions or a story you’d like to share, feel free to reach out to me at Toby@HernandoSun.com. God bless and good hunting!
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receive a free rod and reel, and bait. They were then able to have the opportunity to try out their skills to catch, take a photo and release the fish at the park. Many members of the Weeki Wachee Anglers Club volunteered to help educate the children, assist in baiting and releasing the fish. They also met before the event to put together the rods, reels, line, bobber, and hooks. All the rods were donated by FWC. There were also 25 rods donated by Precision Tackle for those children that were under 5 and did not qualify. Happy faces all around! Hernando Beach Marina and Blue Pelican Marina donated 3 one day pontoon boat rentals, a $280 dollar value per boat. The club then raised money with a raffle for a one day free rental during their monthly meeting. At the club meeting, tickets were sold for $10 each and 330 tickets were sold. The club
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On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Weeki Wachee Anglers Inc. & Hernando County Parks & Recreation hosted the 3rd annual Free Fishing Clinic for 200 children 5 to 15 years old at Linda Pedersen Park. This event was coordinated with the help of the members of the Weeki Wachee Anglers Club. This club is a fishing and social club with roughly 300 members. The club was founded by the club president Ronald Auger. He had the idea to organize the children's fishing clinic after attending the Crystal River Anglers Club fishing clinic. He wanted to bring a similar event to Hernando County where children could become educated about Florida's marine ecosystem, learn fundamental saltwater fishing skills and learn how to be responsible citizens for our delicate marine resources. With the help of FWC the children's clinic was started in 2016. Free fishing clinics were established in 1996 through FWC and via funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program. More than 52,000 children and 43,000 parents have participated since its inception. It is only through organizations like Weeki Wachee Anglers, the county parks and recreation department and FWC that this event occurs. The children went through five skill stations: Casting, knot tying, fishing tackle, ethical angling and fish identification. As the children went through each station they were given a star, and once 5 stars were completed the children were able to
BAYFRONT HEALTH SPRING HILL APPOINTS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SPRING HILL, FL – April 9, 2018 – Bayfront Health Spring Hill has appointed Michael Irvin as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 8, 2018. “I have enjoyed learning about Bayfront Health highly qualified physicians, employees and volunteers and look forward to working with the Spring Hill team to advance medical care for the community,” Irvin said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to support their dedication to providing high quality care for patients in Hernando and Pasco counties.” Irvin was previously Chief Operating Officer of Merit Health Wesley, a 211-bed hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. During his time there, he contributed to hospital’s achievement of being ranked as one of the top 10 facilities within Community Health Systems network of hospitals for patient satisfaction scores for the past 3 quarters. He also supported efforts to reach employee satisfaction scores among the highest in the organization. See CEO, Page 15
Brad Gregor from Hernando County Parks and Recreation shows a young participant how to cast a net during the Kids Fishing Clinic on Saturday at Linda Pederson Park. Photo by Alice Mary Herden
used that money to pay for the children's hot dog, chips, water, a jump house and other free activities. During the fishing clinic, raffle tickets were given away and one family won the free boat rental. The
club will have another raffle, in the future, for the third boat rental during a meeting.Money will then be put into the treasury for next year’s fishing clinic. Many businesses sponsored this event including but not limited to Register
Chevrolet, West Marine and Sterling Roofing, as well as, others previously mentioned. Numerous volunteer hours and donated funds helped put together a fun educational day for children and their parents.
Weeki Wachee Angler member and volunteer Jim Day demonstates how to build fishing lures. Photo by Alice Mary Herden
Weeki Wachee Angler member and volunteer David Humbles teaches seven year old Alexa Zumma how to tie a Clinch knot during the Kids Fishing Clinic on Saturday at Linda Pederson Park. Photos by Alice Mary Herden
Weeki Wachee Angler member and volunteer Ed Connor demonstates how to cast a fishing line. Photo by Alice Mary Herden
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Aladdin flies into Brooksville on his magic carpet by SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF
Students, family members and the public were treated to a charming rendition of Disney's “Aladdin, Kids” on March 21 and 22 at Chocachatti Elementary School. The production was funded in part by The Hernando County Fine Arts Council and was a collaborative effort of teachers, parents and students. The first evening's performance played to a packed house in front of an enthusiastic audience. During the introduction of the show, they were reminded to not shout out a child's name or clap when he or she came on stage because it could throw the actors off. It was important that the actors “keep calm and stay in character.” According to one of the producers/directors, Ms. Rhonda Bowers, the cast had an incredibly short period of time to prepare for the show. “We began rehearsals in November and we met three hours a week. There is never enough time to rehearse and our goal is to maintain a high level of expectations in the quality of work that we do as a performing arts school.” To make it even more challenging, Ms. Bowers and the other directors, Irmarie Kraft and Nancy Kraus, worked with two separate main casts. The leading parts were played by different students. There was a Cast A and a Cast B. This gave more students the opportunity to be part of the production. Many of the supporting cast, such as dancers, acted in both casts. Some students had leading roles in one cast and supporting roles in the other, for example fifth grader Cody Blehm. “I played a beggar in Cast A and Aladdin in Cast B. I don't have any lines in Cast A, but sometimes I can ad lib. I can react with the main actors by shaking their hands. The best part of having two roles is that I get to act differently for each role,” Cody stated. Nadia Rios, along with another actor, played Avis, the Magic Carpet, in both
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without fertilizer or cultivation. Their total weight was 911 pounds." This area was known for growing large watermelons, several of the local farmers would compete to see who could grow the largest watermelon. That would earn them bragging rights for the year. In Central Florida, you should generally plant watermelon in March and April and again in July and August. Many times watermelon will grow from seeds collected from seeded watermelon. If
Cast B Jafar & Sultan: L-R- Abigail McAuley (Iago), Isabella Alba (Jasmine), Mariana Ferlita (Sultan), Aiden Guidry (Jafar)
casts. Nadia explained, “Being in two casts is kind of stressful because if you're not there [for rehearsal] you're missing a whole bunch of stuff because they change things every day and then the next day when you do what you thought you were supposed to do, they go 'no you've got to do it this way.' You have to be at two rehearsals.” When a production company is working on a limited budget, creativity, imagination and innovation are important. For example, the Magic Carpet consisted of a platform on wheels, pushed by several children with two actors sitting on the platform. Parents and other family members pitched in to build sets. Rose Longsworth and Ana Rodriguez created the colorful costumes. Besides performing at the school for the students during the day and family members in the evening, the casts took the show on the road, performing at Salishan, a local Senior living facility and for the children at the Headstart program in Brooksville. It was primarily fifth graders, ten and eleven year old students, that made up the cast and crew. Many of the actors were veterans, having been in several school plays before. Brendan Shannon, who plays Aladdin in Cast A has performed in two other shows. “I've been in the performing arts all my life, since before first grade. The most challenging part of playing the lead wasn't
memorizing the lines; it was a particular jump in the dancing. That was hard to learn,” Brendan commented. Jaida Grier, who performed the role of the Genie in Cast B has been acting since kindergarten. “My favorite part is performing in front of the younger kids because they believe it so much and they're laughing at almost everything. They're not as judgmental as an older audience,” Jaida remarked. Although the entire cast gave a polished performance, several minor characters “stole the show.” Not only were their lines hilarious, but they performed them with comedic expression. Grace Appleton, in her premier performance, played Iago, the comic parrot sidekick of Jafar, the villain. Her squeaky voice and cute one-liners elicited laughter from the audience. “The funniest part about playing the sidekick was he makes it about him. It's fun to do,” Grace stated. The Genie in Cast A, played by Calia Brown, uttered wisecracks such as: “Do these pants make me look fat?” Or when Aladdin asks her if she can make him a Prince, she responds: “I can make you a Prince; I can make you a ham sandwich...” Not only were the students enthusiastic about the show, but so were the adults. “When you, as the director, see what you created and you can see the passion and commitment coming from the students, the ones
you just scatter or spit the seeds outside they will often grow "volunteer plants." Watermelons can grow into large vines so you will want to grow them in an area that can be left alone for a few months. According to the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/ IFAS) "Watermelons take 80 to 100 days to mature depending on the variety. It can be difficult to know when your watermelon is ready to harvest. Look for the bottom of the melon to be cream-colored or bright yellow; a white or pale green spot
means the melon is not yet ripe. Also, check the curled tendril closest to the melon on the vine. When it turns brown and shrivels, the melon should be ripe." IFAS has a local extension office in Hernando. You can reach out to them with questions at (352) 754-4433. They often have plant sales where they sell native florida plants. If you have questions about what you should plant and when you should plant it, their website is a great resource.
whose heart is in it, that is all the reward you need as a director,” stated Ms. Bowers. "As one of the Musical Theater directors, it's amazing to see how the performing arts inspires and transforms our students. When our students are part of a production our goal is to help them reveal and refine a talent they may not have realized existed,” added Drama Teacher, Irmarie Kraft. For the finale, the entire cast sang “A Whole New World,” expressing one of the story's themes of the younger generation creating a better world to live
From cast A, Genie Calia Brown, Brendan Shannon & supporting cast
in. It was staged creatively with actors portraying various countries, such as the Statue of Liberty for the United States, an actor in a beret portraying France and a pizza chef representing Italy.
The entire casts, as well as the parents and teachers, can be justly proud of this year's production of “Aladdin, Kids” and the community can look forward to next year's show.
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Three keys to a successful business uct? How can you show them that your product will improve their lives? What reasons do they have to choose you over your competitors? These questions may seem like common sense for you to consider as you run your business; if that’s the case, good for you! you’re already ahead of the game.
By CLAUDIO TELES SPECIAL TO THE HERNANDO SUN
At reading this title, you might be thinking, “No way are there only three keys to making your business a success,” and you’re right! However, by doing a bit of research into some successful businesses, you’ll find that all of them have used these keys in building their company, hence making them essential for you and your business as well. Before we go into detail on what these keys are though, we need to establish what I’m referring to when I say “Successful Business”. I don’t mean giant corporations with shareholders and 1,000+ locations worldwide. I mean a small business owner who’s worked hard to provide for his family and by what seems like the good graces of God managed to expand his business into a decent network. Perhaps even employing 100 or so employees in various locations or managing multiple contractors and projects at a time. What keys have they used to get to where they are at? And more importantly, how can you get there too?
leadership skill that you need? Then learn it! There is a reason why the title of this key is ‘Work Hard’. This means working hard to learn that skill, along with any other skill required to accomplish your job. This is what I mentioned earlier about learning the skills you need instead of always trying to find someone to do it for you. Let’s face it no matter how long you’ve worked in any particular industry you will never be able to say to yourself, “I know all there is to know about it.” Nor should you! Most industries are constantly changing and evolving and you need to be able to evolve with it. Working hard also involves working hard with your family. Remember, no matter how old you are, we all have a finite amount of energy to spend each day. Neglecting family responsibilities will eventually lead to undue stress and anxiety that will deprive you of your energy. Many successful business owners are so because they work together with their spouse to accomplish a goal together. Working hard also means remembering that perfection is not productive. Use the adage of working smart and apply the 80/20 rule. This idea is also known as the Pareto principle. It involves the observation that often 80 percent of the results come from about 20 percent of the effort.
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Michael was previously Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Medical Center Enterprise, Enterprise, Alabama where one of his primary responsibilities was physician recruitment and alignment. “On behalf of the board, we are pleased that Michael is eager to lead Bayfront Health Spring Hill, “said Billy Healis, Chair. “He expressed a strong commitment to community and family, and that is exactly
for the longest time you just seem to put money into it, then at long last you finally start receiving large dividends. So, this means that when Jimmy; the contractor you hired floods the client’s brandnew bamboo floors, you man up, explain to the client what happened, and replace the damages. The result? You’ll have trust and loyalty in your business. This loyalty will even prevent you from losing contractors, clients and employees when your competitors eventually try to poach them away. In the active social media world that we live in, your business can not afford to lack public support, companies can rise or crumble because of what the masses have to say on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. So being honest means more than just the funds you might lose on that one job. It means sending a message to the world about what kind of business and person you are. As mentioned on the outset of this article, there is much more to being a successful business owner then just these three keys, however you can rest assured that these keys will contribute to greater success if you use them.
what we need in Hernando County. We believe his passionate yet calm demeanor will allow him to establish internal and external relationships that will drive the success of the hospital,” Healis added. Irvin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Studies and a Master of Business Administration from Webber International University at Babson Park, Florida. Michael, his wife Meredith and their 6 year old twin sons are looking forward to returning to Florida.
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16 HERNANDO SUN
April 13 - 19, 2018
Bayfront Health aims to raise $12K for March of Dimes
by SARAH NACHIN
HERNANDO SUN STAFF
On Friday April 6, 2018 Bayfront Health Spring Hill and Brooksville campuses took part in the Suncoast March of Dimes, March for Babies Walk at Work. Participants made monetary contributions and many of the staff walked around the two campuses to raise money for this worthwhile organization. Chief Nursing Officer Rachel Provau, the chair for this year's campaign, March of Dimes walkers at Bayfront Health Spring Hill stated, “This event gives our staff and local busithan $53,000 in that time. nesses the opportunity This year the goal is to to support the March for raise $12,000, of which Babies Walk if they can't make it to the big event on the medical staff, alone, April 28 at the Shoppes of has already contributed $2,500. In addition more Wiregrass.” than 700 of its employees Kelsey Thomas with at both campuses will be Suncoast March of Dimes participating in in Tampa oversees Citrus, various activities beHernando and Pasco sides the Walk at Work. County and is the DevelFor example, Easter Basopment Manager for the kets filled with goodies March for Babies Walk. were raffled off. Ms. Thomas comment“We set up a Penny Jar ed, “Our total event goal in the cafeterias where is to raise $245,000. We people can drop their do this through corporate spare change and next sponsors, local donors Chief Nursing Officer Rachel Provau with Adam & Jessie week we're holding a Cup- Williams. and teams that participate cake War. Departments at the walk. My personal will compete against each goal is to get our mission other to see who makes out into the community to the best cupcakes,” said reach as far and wide as Ms. Provau. it can to get more people At last Friday's event, participating. March of Bayfront Health's CEO Dimes is celebrating its Ken Wicker was there 80th birthday this year.” to welcome the staff and A local couple, Adam public and add his enthuand Jessie Williams, siasm to the event. represent just two of Wicker stated, “My role the many people in the is to be supportive of the community that have March of Dimes program gotten involved. Adam, a because they support us software engineer for an and the neo-nates [premaenvironmental consultant ture babies]. When they're firm and Jessie, a yoga born at twenty-seven to instructor, raised $500 twenty-eight weeks, they through two events. One Jennifer Siem, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, stay with us for a long was Yoga in the Vines Ken Wicker Bayfront Health CEO. Below: Baby Zoe. time – sometimes four to at Strong Tower Winery. six weeks and it can cost The Williams', who are Bayfront Health Spring $80,000 to $100,000 per motorcycle enthusiasts, Hill. Daughter of Jessica also raised money through baby.” Tindall, a unit secretary, Ms. Provau added, a Bike Night held last Zoe was born at just 25 “Preventing prematurity month at the Cove on weeks and spent a month by prenatal care, taking Hernando Beach. in the Neonatal Intensive care of special needs “We were involved in Care Unit at Bayfront's babies, education and supMarch of Dimes back in Baby Place. Now she is an port are very important. Kansas City, Missouri active, thriving baby. Right now we have three through Bikers for Babies Local businesses have babies in the Neonatal before we moved here. also come out to support ICU. The babies are bareThe success of our Bike ly two pounds. A lot of the Bayfront Health's camNight here showed the paign in the form of gift generosity of the people in tech we have in the NICU certificates and monetary (Neonatal Intensive Care Hernando County,” Adam donations. These include is sure to meet, if not Unit) is a result of March remarked. Gator's Dockside, the exceed, this year's fundof Dimes funding for reBayfront Health, which Breakfast Station and raising goal and continue search. Our #1 priority is has the only Neonatal Sakura Asian Cuisine and to support the mission of to make the public aware Intensive Care Unit in Sushi. On April 12, Texas the March of Dimes - to of all the things March of Hernando and Citrus Roadhouse donated 10% improve the health of Dimes does.” Counties and also services of diners' total food order mothers and babies by Youngest in attennorthern Pasco Counwhen they presented a preventing birth defects, dance on Friday was ty, has been supporting flyer. premature birth and infant Baby Zoe, the March of March of Dimes since With its past track mortality. Dimes Ambassador for 2011 and has raised more record, Bayfront Health
Sherman Hills Golf Club “If I hit it right, it's a slice. If I hit it left, it's a hook. If I hit it straight, it's a miracle.” ~Author Unknown
BY LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF
Hills is the operative word! When I finished the 18th and turned the cart in, my Fitbit reported that I’d climbed 17 flights of stairs. I’d definitely earned a satisfying lunch at the 19th Hole. Sherman Hills is tucked away in a deed-restricted community just east of I-75. The pro shop staff are very friendly and there is a wide assortment of gear and apparel for sale. They also have demo drivers available. Most of the front nine runs through a new area of the development, so there
is some construction taking place as of this writing. The fairways and greens are in pretty good shape, and players at Sherman Hills are diligent about fixing their divots and ball marks. There is not a lot of water to worry about, and if you’re playing the forward tees, you are unlikely to send any balls for a swim. Most of the holes are straight, with bunkers just off the fairway. Just don’t overshoot number 5, which has a huge trap wrapping around the entire left side. The greens have hills too. Use a light touch if you find yourself putting downhill.
Things get interesting on the back nine. The number 10 tee boxes are small peninsulas right on a picturesque pond. I ran into a small alligator on my way to fourteen, who was totally unconcerned with golfers as he (she?) sunbathed. The fifteenth green is another tricky approach to avoid the sand guarding it, and avoid rolling off the back into a pond. When you get to eighteen, you’ll need to limit any running of the ball, otherwise, you’ll lose it in the pond that wraps around the back and both sides of the green. It’s a lot of fun!
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Weeki Wachee Angler Club, Angler of the Month
Left to Right - Frank Barbanera, Ron Auger and Roger Uffer By HERNANDO SUN STAFF
Club recognizes Anglers of the Month: At the April meeting of the Weeki Wachee Anglers, a family-oriented fishing and social club, President Ron Auger recognized the Anglers of the Month for March. Frank Barbanera caught a 6.48 lb. bass on March 17th at Glen Lakes Pond and was named Freshwater Angler of the Month. Roger Uffer caught a 29" gag grouper on March 28th while on a club fishing trip on the Miss Virginia and was named Saltwater Angler of the Month. Each month, club members and members of their families photograph and document catches to compete for this honor. For information on the club, visit http://www.weekiwacheeanglersinc.com or call Ron at 207-608-5442 or Anita at 317-966-0000.
Business & Community Briefs Library Closures The Main Library location of the Hernando County Public Library System, located at 238 Howell Avenue, will be closed on Friday, April 27, to accommodate for the Brooksville Blueberry Festival activities. Patrons can receive library services on this date at other available library locations that will be open that day (West Hernando, Spring Hill and East Hernando Branches). For locations, hours, or other information, please visit the Library's website at www.HernandoCountyLibrary.us or call (352) 7544043.The Main Library will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, April 30, 2018
SCREENWRITERS & AUTHORS MEETING You are invited to meet with local writers on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. You do not have to be a published author to participate. We share ideas, learn techniques and help each other. For more information call: Sarah at 352-232-8369; email: msnachin@hotmail. com or Helise at 352-942-5768; email: helisestamos@gmail. com Candidate Night hosted by Hernando County Democrats Join the Hernando County Democratic Party on Wednesday, May 2nd for Candidate Night at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill. Social at 6:30 pm; event begins at 7pm. Meet local Democratic and
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April 13- 19, 2018
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CASE NO.: 27 2017 CA 001031 CA
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN DOE, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING, BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 and UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment filed on March 28, 2018, entered in Case No. 27 2017 CA 001031 CA, of the Circuit Court in and for Hernando County, Florida, wherein JOHN DOE, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING, BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST RICHARD J. CZAJKA A/K/A RICHARD CZAJKA, DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 and UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, are the Defendants, that the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, on May 22, 2018, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N. Main Street, Room 245, Brooksville, FL 34601, on the following described real property as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment: LOT 9, BLOCK 1750, SPRING HILL UNIT #26, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGES 77 THROUGH 85, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LEGAL NOTICE Vertex Development, LLC, is proposing a 150’ - monopine-type telecommunications tower within a 10,000 square foot (MOL) lease area to be located at 24439 Croom Road in Brooksville, Florida, coordinates N2835-07.7, W82-19-46.0. The FAA has determined that lightning or marking are not necessary for aviation safety (FAA Study 2016-ASO-14270-OE). Vertex’s Federal Communications Commission ASR 854 File Number is A1101226, which you can view at http://www.fcc.gov/asr/applications. Vertex seeks comments from all interested persons on the potential environmental impact or concerns of the tower; visit the FCC website to learn how to file a comment at http:// www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. Or, if you wish to file a paper copy: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Comments will be due no later than May 14, 2018. (04/13/2018) NOTICE OF THE APRIL 24, 2018 SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Hernando County, Florida will hold the following meetings on April 24, 2018 in the School Board Room, 919 N. Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601: Workshop at 2:00 P.M. Regular Meeting at 6:00 P.M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least five (5) days before the meeting by contacting Kelly Pogue at (352) 7977000. If you are hearing impaired, please contact the agency by calling (352) 797-7202. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the School Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a copy of the official record of the meeting. The official record of any School Board meeting consists of the official minutes approved by the Board including any back-up materials or documents submitted to it and a transcript of the audio and/or visual recording of the meeting if any made and maintained by the District. It is the responsibility of the party requesting a copy of audio/visual recording to have it transcribed for appellate purposes. Originated by Mark Johnson, Chairperson of The School Board of Hernando County, Florida By: Lori M. Romano, Ph.D., Ex-Officio Secretary and Superintendent of Schools (04/13/18)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 27-2018-CP-000351-CPAXMX Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF SEYMOUR VIDELOCK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SEYMOUR VIDELOCK, deceased, whose date of death was April 16, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 13, 2018.
NOTICE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this April 6, 2018. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been furnished by electronic mail to: Mark T. Conan, Esquire, 320 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite A-1, Orlando, FL 32801 at firstname.lastname@example.org, on this 6th day of April, 2018. /s/ Tompkins A. Foster Florida Bar #307335 E-mail: email@example.com Wayne E. Klinkbeil Florida Bar #0040037 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Attorney for Plaintiff Foster & Klinkbeil, P.A. P.O. Box 3108 Orlando, FL 32802 (407) 422-1966 (407) 422-5938 Facsimile NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N. Main St., Room 130, Brooksville, Florida 346012800, 352-754-4201, telephone, within two working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770. NOTICE: THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (04/13/2018), (04/20/2018)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017-DR-2186 MABLE LEE SIMS, Petitioner/Wife, v. EARNEST JOHN SIMS, Petitioner/Husband. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: EARNEST JOHN SIMS 27161 Aubrey Avenue Brooksville, FL. 34602 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mable Lee Sims c/o Attorney Sarah Sultenfuss, whose address is Post Office Box 978, Dade City, Florida 33526, on or before May 14, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 2 N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601 before service on Respondent or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You must file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated April 2, 2018 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By /s/JBT Deputy Clerk (04/13/2018), (04/20/2018) (04/27/2018), (05/04/2018)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2017CA-001268
Case No.: 17DR678 Division: Family Law Sylvia Griffiths, Petitioner, and Daniel Griffiths, Respondent
CENTERSTATE BANK, N.A., a national banking association, f/k/a CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A., successor by merger with CenterState Bank, N.A. f/k/a CenterState Bank West Florida, N.A. f/k/a Community National Bank of Pasco County, Plaintiff, and MARY OLGA SARGENT, JOHN DOE n/k/a Ryan Chesler and JANE DOE n/k/a Cassandra Chesler, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the final judgment dated March 28, 2018, entered in case number 2017CA-001268 in the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, in and for Hernando County, Florida, wherein CENTERSTATE BANK, N.A., a national banking association, f/k/a CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A., successor by merger with CenterState Bank, N.A. f/k/a CenterState Bank West Florida, N.A. f/k/a Community National Bank of Pasco County is Plaintiff, and MARY OLGA SARGENT, JOHN DOE n/k/a Ryan Chesler and JANE DOE n/k/a Cassandra Chesler, are Defendants, I will sell at public sale on May 22, 2018 to the highest bidder for cash, at the Hernando County Courthouse, immediately outside of Room 245, 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601, beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time, the following described property as set forth in said final judgment, to wit: Lot W-24, WEEKI-WACHEE, WOODLANDS, UNIT NO. 1 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 88A – 88B, public records of Hernando County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at 20 North Main Street, Room 350, Brooksville, Florida 34601 (352) 7544402, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Submitted by: Krista Mahalak, Esquire Sharit, Bunn & Chilton, P.A. Post Office Box 9498 Winter Haven, Florida 33883-9498 Attorney for Plaintiff (04/13/2018), (04/20/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2018-CP-0195 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALAN EUGENE LANGILLE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALAN EUGENE LANGILLE, deceased, whose date of death was December 2, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
Attorney for Personal Representative: PAUL A. KRASKER, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 893196 PAUL A KRASKER, P.A. 1615 Forum Place, 5th Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 515-2930 Fax: (561) 515-3904 E-Mail: email@example.com Secondary E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The date of first publication of this notice is the 13th day of April 2018.
Personal Representative: ELAINE R. POST 8377 Camphor Drive Springhill, Florida 34606
Personal Representative: Tom Langille 700 Pacific Ave #109 Leominster, MA 01453
Attorney for Personal Representative: Lani Candelora Florida Bar No.: 0121790 5329 Commercial Way, Suite 102 Spring Hill, FL 34606 Email: email@example.com Telephone: (352)835-3223
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AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Daniel Griffiths Respondent’s Last Known Address: Unknown Certified to be a true copy Don Barbee Jr. Clerk of Courts By JBT D.C. This 15 Day of March 2018 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sylvia Griffiths, whose address is 100654 Yellowback Rd Weeki Wachee, FL 34614-0300 on or before 4/26/2018, and file the original with the clerk of this court at 20 N. Main St, Rm 246; Brooksville, Florida 34601, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the address(es) on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED 3/15/2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By /s/JBT Deputy Clerk (03/23/2018), (03/30/2018), (04/6/2018), (04/13/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 272018CP000272CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE ANZALONE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Josephine Anzalone, deceased, whose date of death was December 2, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 6, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Meryl Conte Clayton, Esq. Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 0071821 Conte Clayton & Austin, P.A. 1800 Second Street, Suite 705 Sarasota, Florida 34236 Telephone: (941) 9555040 Facsimile: (866) 343-8945 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Representative: /s/ Patricia Marchese 3380 Morven Drive Spring Hill, Florida 34609 (04/06/2018), (04/13/2018) FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that HTG Hammock Ridge II, LLC, owner, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of “HAMMOCK RIDGE II” located in Hernando County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (04/13/2018)
Schweigert Daniel E., age 73 of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Daniel is survived by his wife, Virginia, son Michael, and daughter Amanda. Src; Downing Palmer Linda M., age 68 of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Linda is survived by her sons, Robert & Shaun; daughters, Barbara (Dominick) & Kerry (James); 9 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Src; Downing Scriven Ernestine, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Src; Jacobs Frigiano Ralph J, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Src; Turner Talboom Franciscus F., passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Src; Turner Capote Joseph, age 70, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2018. He was a US Army veteran. He is survived by his wife Gail; sons Danon and PJ; and daughter Brianna. Src; Turner Yates Fosetta B., age 90, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. She is survived by 6 children, Robert; Pamela (Joe); Max (Jan); Steven (Patty); Brad; and Geoffrey, 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Src; Brewer Vasquez Venancia, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. She is survived by her son, Jorge; 2 daughters, Milagros, and Dolores; 8 grandchildren, and many great and great great grandchildren. Gathering, Friday, May 18 from 2 to 3 at 280 Mariner Blvd. Celebration of Life, Friday, May 18 from 3 to 4 in the Brewer Chapel. Src; Brewer Steinke John, age 81, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. John was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Paul. He is survived by his wife Karen, and son, Jeffery. Src; Brewer Ames Mary Ann, age 63 of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Mary Ann is predeceased by her mother, Betty. She is survived by her husband John; 3 sons, Jason; Joseph; Timothy; and 7 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Cermak John Francis, age 67, of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Src; Merritt Pabon Francisco, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Francisco is survived by his wife, Lydia; and son, Jimmy. Src; Brewer Newcomer Lucille Hope Wood, age 77 of Brooksville passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Lucille is predeceased by her daughter, Victoria Farish. She is survived by her daughters, Velvet (Troy); Veronica; Valerie; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Src; Brewer Cook Elmer John, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Src; Turner Porter Patricia M., passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Src; Turner Ferreras Providencia, age 94, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth; Sandra (Charles); son, Daniel (Roselyn); and 4 grandchildren. Src; Turner Remeschatis John T., age 78, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is predeceased by daughter: Lynda Mahoney. John is survived by his wife
Jean; daughter Laura (Wayne); 1 granddaughter, and 1 great-granddaughter. Src; Merritt
dore, her second husband, Jerry, and her 3 children. She is survived by daughter, Connie (Joe); step-children, BradKurey Katherine A., age ley (Connie) and Irene 86, of Spring Hill, passed (Jeff); 11 grandchildren; away on Thursday, April 5, and 6 great-grandchil2018. She is survived by dren. Src; Brewer her daughter Janice. Src; Merritt Orban Gloria J., age 79 passed away on Friday, Schaak Donald A., age April 6, 2018. She is 86 of Brooksville, passed survived by her husband away on Thursday, April Vendel, her son Vendel 5, 2018. He is survived Jr., her daughter, Thereby his wife, France. Src; sa, and 7 grandchildren. Brewer Src; Brewer Laura Marjorie Jane, age 74 of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Marjorie is survived by her sons, Robert & Roger (Lori) Daughters, Lisa (Craig) & Wendy (Dan), 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Src; Downing
Lymangrover Amy, age 99, of Brooksville, passed on Friday, April 6, 2018. She is survived by her daughters, Pat (Joe), Carol (Ed), 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Src; Pinecrest
Conover Richard Flemming, of Spring HIll, Smith Annette B., age passed away on Saturday, 101, of Spring Hill, passed April 7, 2018. Src; Brewer on Friday, April 6, 2018. She is predeceased by her first husband, Theo-
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nonpartisan school board candidates for office. Get involved in the effort to turn Hernando County blue come the November elections. Candidates include the following: Congressional District 11 Dana Cottrell, Florida House of Representatives Colleen Kasperek, County Commission Dist. 2 Debbie Salvesen, County Commission Dist. 4 Nancy Makar, School Board Dist. 1 Catherine A (Kay) Hatch, School Board Dist. 3 Jules Blazys, and School Board Dist. 5 Susan Duval. Also, a Mexican-themed dinner will be served at 6 pm for just $10 per person including a chimichanga plate with rice and beans, salsa & chips and beverages. RSVP to Gordon Carroll no later than Sat. April 28th by calling (563) 340-4625. For more information, find us on Facebook at Hernando County Democrats and Democratic Club, email: HDEC19@tampabay.rr.com, or call 352 556-4812. Brooksville Garden Club’s end of season Lunch & Meeting is on May 9, 2018 at 12 PM at the Brooksville Country Club, 2344 Links Dr., Brooksville, 34601. $20.00 Reservations must be paid in advance to BGC, call 352-544-5669. Meetings resume in September although BGC Volunteers meet 2nd Thursday @ 9 AM during summer months to maintain Memories Garden behind May Stringer Museum. Interested? Call and join us or attend our meetings in the fall. Jan, 352-799-4319 Spring Hill Garden Club needs Nonfood Vendors Nonfood vendors are needed for the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens “Pathways in Nature” fundraiser hosted by the Spring Hill Garden Club and AMC Pavers June 2, 2018. Vendor spaces are $50 (no electric). Proceeds go toward “Pathways in Nature,” the Club’s installation of an accessible pathway through the Gardens. Contact Ann Anderson (860)-212-5813 by 15 May.
Taps for a Cause to benefit The Arc Nature Coast will be held Saturday, April 28th from 4-8 PM at Marker 48. Additionally during the month of April, order The Arc on draft and 100% of the proceeds will go towards The Arc Nature Coast's future Life Skills Development facility at our Neff Lake Road Campus. The Arc Nature Coast serves more than 250 individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families in Hernando and Pasco Counties and are in desperate need of a new building! Come out to Marker 48 on Saturday, April 28th- The Arc will receive a percentage of ALL sales for the entire day! Be sure to be there from 4:00-8:00 PM for chances to win some great raffle prizes! Achieve with us! PHSC Summer Registration Underway Registration for three summer 2018 sessions at Pas-
co-Hernando State College is underway. Currently enrolled and returning students are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The summer course schedule is available online at www.phsc.edu. New students interested in taking classes this summer or fall are urged to visit the PHSC website for admissions information and to apply online. Summer sessions at PHSC include one 10-week term and two six-week terms. Term IIIA and Term III, respectively a six and ten week term, begin on Monday, May 7. A second six-week session, Term IIIB, begins on Tuesday, June 19. Students may register for all three sessions at once. Financial aid for summer term may be available, including: Florida Bright Futures, Pell, Florida Pre-Paid and Foundation Scholarships. To learn more about summer financial aid options, visit financial-aid.phsc.edu or contact any campus Financial Aid Office. PHSC’s application fee for new students is $25 and orientation and placement tests are free. For more information, students should contact the Student Affairs Office at their closest PHSC location in Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill or Wesley Chapel. Student Affairs office hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beginning the week of May 7, PHSC operates on a summer schedule—with offices open Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays through August 10. Call 1-855-NOW-PHSC or visit www.phsc.edu for more information. SUNCOAST HARMONY CHORUS, Sweet Adelines, Intl has just returned from a fabulous weekend in Daytona Beach We were attending our annual convention and competition during which we performed two songs in front of a panel of judges. Our scores were AWESOME. We are so proud of our accomplishments and ready to return to regular rehearsals starting May 1st.. We are very interested in increasing our membership – all voice ranges from low to high are welcome. No formal voice training or the ability to read music is required. Remember we are REAL WOMEN, singing REAL HARMONY, having REAL FUN. Come visit us at Salishan Gracious Retirement Living, 191 Astaire, SH 34609, Tuesdays at 7 PM. For further information call Cindy 352-5974376.
Hernando County Library forgives fines this Epic April
The Hernando County Public Library System announces Epic April, a month-long amnesty drive where citizens may bring their overdue library material and have their fines forgiven. The amnesty drive will run from April 2 through April 30, 2018 at all four locations. Late fees and fines for overdue materials returned in good and usable condition during the month of April will be removed. Past See BRIEFS page 20
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OPINION DOMENICK J. MAGLIO, PH.D.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
WILLIAM F. HOLLAND
Letters to the Editor: We welcome your comments which may be published in the newspaper and our website. They should be no longer than 400 words and include the name, daytime phone number and email address of the author for verification purposes if necessary. Your submission may be edited prior to publication. Only your name and town will be published. For more information, contact Julie Maglio at 352.238.5454. To the Editor:
Big tech, Intelligence community bypass 4th Amendment It all happened so quickly. One day in the 1990s dotcom appeared on the scene. Dotcom stocks took off to great heights with little revenue produced but with great potential to change the way everything is done. In early 2000 there was the Dotcom bust due to over valued Dotcom stocks although some took root and grew to be powerful institutions in our nation. Today Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook are among the richest and politically powerful corporations in the world. They have changed the financial, cultural, social and political landscape of the United States and the entire world. Cyber space has replaced Main Street, libraries, maps, entertainment and social interaction. We are now learning it has invaded our privacy and the 1st and 4th Amendments of the Bill of rights. There is now an unholy alliance between Big Tech and the federal government’s intelligence community. The intelligence community with bloated budgets does not have to go through a bidding process to choose the best bid. Instead they secretly pick a corporation that has political contacts with the government bureaucrats instrumental in this process. It is a subtle form of crony capitalism. High power lobbyists are able to pass statues and laws to protect and give unfair advantages to preselected technological firms. It is a behind closed doors agreement that favors the elite technological corporations. Google maps was created by the intelligence community, which demonstrates an on going interplay between the intelligence community and Big Tech. This allowed Google to leapfrog over their competitors. Amazon has reshaped all types of commerce and has been given a large government contract to store government data on the Cloud. Facebook has been found to sell valuable data from 2.2 billion users without their knowledge to various companies for pinpointing potential people interested in specific advertising. When Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about Instant Messages on September 13, 2010 by Jose Vargas about Harvard student users of Facebook who just submitted information, he said they “were dumb f***s.” This shows Zuckerberg’s supreme distain towards the users of Facebook. Amazon, Facebook, Google and other social media mammoths are not only privy to innermost social interactions and are able to censor information but are selling this information to other corporations for profit or favor. Our personal data when pieced together reveals our preferences, attitudes and even our political thinking. It is a detailed profile of each citizen. President Obama’s staff member stated that they had extracted the entire social network of the people of the US from Facebook’s data. This allowed President Obama’s campaign to micro target personal issues to engage and entice future followers to vote for him. The power of Big Tech is not only used for direct advertising purposes but it can bypass the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of See MAGLIO, Page 20
Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/ director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio has a new book, available on Amazon and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.
Since the beginning of recorded history, we have read about the struggle of man's desire to live free and pursue happiness. Free from government control, free from others who think they know best about how he should live. I consider this a war. A war between freedom and slavery which started with Cain killing Abel up to present day. There will always be those trying to bend others to their will, to place them in slavery for their own gain. This is Socialism. In a Socialist nation, the government leaders prosper while all others
Family Swimming and Nature Park – Weeki Wachee Preserve The vote under consideration by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on April 10, 2018 would approve further discussion and exploration of the concept of a nature park for Hernando County families in a small portion of the Weeki Wachee preserve. This vote is not approval of the park. It permits exploration of the viability and the suitability of a location in the preserve for a nature park amenity for Hernando County families. I am writing to indicate my strong support for continued deliberations to assess the pros and cons of this nature park as Hernando County families would benefit from additional nature and water based amenities in the county. I attended the meeting on March 27th and did not feel that the comments offered in opposition had sufficient objective information about economic, environmental and operational aspects of a nature park given the infancy phase of the concept. And that the families of Hernando County warranted a voice and more information too. Neighborhoods generally protest recreational development proximate to their communities. But some of the discussions, blogs, emails and postings overstate a number of factors. 1) IMPACT ON THE PRESERVE: The Preserve itself is an incredible environmental location and should remain as a major contribution to the wildlife and natural resources of Hernando County. • The proposed park site is <1% or 0.6% of the Preserve. • Put another way – 99.4% of the existing Preserve footprint and animal habitat remains unchanged. • The proposed site does not interfere with the bear corridor or bird sanctuary which are to the east • As well, this is a land swap. The acreage is replaced with preferable ecological land – the size of preserve remains unchanged. So the size, quality and activity in the Preserve are retained and improved. • Both families and the
share in the misery. It is called the redistribution of wealth. The natural human incentive to be competitively ambitious and prosper will die. That is precisely why people like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want redistribution of wealth which is intended to promote the destruction of the people's spirit leaving these Socialist leaders fat and in power. Obamacare is a good example of a battle in which the forces of freedom lost to the forces of Socialist slavery. We must erase Barack Obama's Socialistic impact in our congress as we have in our White
House and it must be done this year in November by keeping it out of the Domacrat leadership of Pelosi and Schumer. We need to elect as many Conservative Constitutional people to congress as humanly possible. If we fail to do this and they take power they will stop Trump in his efforts to turn the country back to the people and away from government control of our lives. These Socialist Progressive Democrats intend to Socialize this country and make us slaves. This must not happen.
animal habitat benefit from this proposal.
And this is when most are killed. • A Shoal Line entrance for this type of amenity is reasonably friendly for wildlife.
2) SHOAL LINE ENTRANCE • Park attendance will drive traffic volume – not parking spaces. • Extremely light attendance would be the October through April pattern following Rogers Park and Pine Island trends. • Summer weekends (May through August) will have higher attendance – particularly on weekends. • The estimates below would occur on about 36 days (or 18 weekends) during the year. (About 10% of the calendar) • As well, these estimates are on days that the snowbirds have left the area and the weekday morning work traffic is low. 3) TRAFFIC ON SHOAL LINE– (estimates) Estimate of high demand parking days: • Pine Island and Rogers Park accommodate about 200 cars in total on high weekend demand days. • Regardless of the fact that the concept for the new park shows 500 parking spaces, traffic congestion only occurs based on the actual attendance at the park. • At peak demand times on a summer weekend, it should be anticipated that 200 to 250 cars could be at the park. (The Hernando County recreation department would have some estimates) Shoal Line Congestion due to access/egress: • With self-parking systems (park and then pay at machine) cars can exit Shoal Line and enter the park at 5 second intervals. All attendance for a given high demand day could enter the park in 15 to 20 minutes in total. And this would be spread over 3 to 4 hours, making congestion unlikely. • Estimated congestion on Shoal Line due to access/egress – None to negligible on peak days. Shoal Line Traffic: Animal welfare/Impact on wildlife: The arrival and departure times for family amenities and beaches are predominantly daylight. This offers the best visibility for driver. • The vast majority of wildlife are nocturnal in their patterns.
— Larry Biddle, Brooksville
Osowaw: The consideration of an Osowaw entrance puts another road of traffic through the middle of the preserve, creating another road for wildlife to cross within the preserve. It disturbs the footprint of natural activity more than a Shoal Line entrance would. While there are no guarantees, a Shoal Line would limit the effect of the park to a small area and protect the habitat and animal corridors for the rest of the Preserve. In summary: The uniqueness of this location and the alignment with an incredible resource that could be used by more families make this project worth additional discussion. There was not sufficient time in citizen’s comments on March 27 to raise these issues in their totality, as I assumed that a vote to simply continue to discussion with SWFMD would be the most logical to represent all the citizens of Hernando County. I sincerely believe that current arguments relative to negative effects on the Preserve and Shoal Line traffic are likely overstated. However, the only way to determine this objectively is to continue with the process and secure professional, neutral input. Traffic studies, attendance volume and patterns, environmental and operational considerations of quarry swimming would answer the questions swirling around the concept. Should this process proceed, input from public workshops, tourism and recreation staff, as well as communities all over the county could be sought to determine if the demand for a nature and swimming amenity would be desirable for Hernando County families. Many Hernando Beach residents share the same belief that this project should be thoroughly evaluated because of the potential to bring a nature experience of swimming, hiking, and picnicking in the Preserve to many families in Hernando County. — Margot McConnell, Hernando Beach
Training for an iPhone A few days ago, the on/ off button of my Windows phone stopped working. The only way I could turn it on was to plug it in to charge. I could receive messages and calls, and everything else still worked, but if I wanted to read the news I had to plug it in first before heading to the bathroom. And the same goes for when I wanted to make a call or text someone. A few years ago, my wife pestered me that I needed to upgrade from a TracFone to something more versatile, more modern. I loved my TracFone, and note that it is still popular in this late second decade of the twenty-first century. During our vacation to visit my sister and brother-in-law, Craftster and Helm, I made a passing comment that I thought Helm’s Windows phone was cool. So not long after we got home, my wife bought me one. I was greatly afeared of it, and it took me a long, long time to finally master most of it. The problem was, no one around me had a Windows, and Helm’s phone was a notch or two higher and so he couldn’t help. Consequently, I figured it out all
GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN by myself, little by little, month after month. So the day before yesterday, my wife got me an iPhone. I wanted another TracFone, but my family argued against it. They said, “You won’t be able to read the news or check the weather.” I said, “I used to read a book or more a week, but I’m now down to none because of the stupid smart phone, so I don’t care.” They pointed out, “You’ll have to text with buttons that have three letters again!” I countered with, “If someone texts me, I’ll call them back, which is what I prefer anyway, and you better talk like a text: keep it brief and hang up.” That stumped them for a while. But then they said, “All of us have iPhones, so everyone around you can help.” Well, that was the selling point. My youngest grandkids, Spud and Rex, have exactly the same phone, and everyone
else has simply a bigger version. So I agreed to not immediately send it back. Turns out I didn’t need any help. I activated it, and added alarms and phone numbers, and figured out messaging and other things all by myself. My granddaughter, Sneaks, came over for pancakes this morning, and I asked her how to do some little thing, and she did it for me, but I was just making conversation. Later I complained to my wife that I couldn’t connect my Bluetooth earpiece to my new phone, and I watched as she did everything I had already done, and she wasn’t able to pair the two. (I need to get a compatible earphone, because my elbow and shoulder gristle will not tolerate more than ten minutes of hand-held talking, even with Glucosamine.) While she was doing that, she noticed that I had email on my phone. She had tried to add hers for a long time but it wouldn’t take, and the folks at the Apple store couldn’t figure it out either. Took me ninety seconds to add hers. Ha. I had spent years on a Windows training for an iPhone.
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Being reunited with our parents forever
I went for a quiet walk the other day, to relax and sort my thoughts like the stacks of messages and notes on my desk. While gazing at the clear sky and breathing in the cool air, it dawned on me that it’s been almost two years since my dad passed away. Honestly, it seems like yesterday. I realize that many people grew up without a father and I’m very sympathetic about that. Thank God, there are great step-dads and stepmoms that have stepped into difficult situations and have been a much needed tower of strength and stability in the life of a child. Then I realized, that everyone who manages to enjoy a normal life expectancy will eventually outlive their parents. This means that most of us will be required to go through the heartbreak of saying goodbye to those who were always the center of our universe. Whether you have already walked through this valley or if this event has not yet happened, we will most likely be left to continue in our winter years without our mom and dad. When my wife Cheryl and I were married, our parents were in their early forties and everyone seemed so young and filled with dreams and expectations. I guess this is why we were in shock when her dad passed away four years later from cancer at the age of 48. She remembers as a tom-boy, crawling under cars and watching him work on them. She did not have a clue what he was doing but just enjoyed spending quality time alone with him. Working on an old car was probably aggravating to him, but to her, it was exciting as she was like a nurse trying to figure out what type of wrench to hand him next or more than likely what size hammer he needed. Soon after we married, we rented a little house in town and on Saturday mornings after I left for work, her dad would stop by with donuts and they would have some coffee and talk. Through the years I’ve listened to her mention about how much she misses him and what a large part of her security and safety disappeared. Now I understand. It seems so strange when I think that my dad is no longer here. I remember the first few months, sometimes in the evenings, I would pick up the phone to call him. When I would come to my senses, I not only realized he’s not there, but he’s never coming back. These are the moments we begin to understand how fragile life is and how we take our blessings for granted. As we grow older, we begin to seriously comprehend we only have one father and one mother. Though many other dads and moms are listed in the obituary every day, our pain is unique because they are our parents and we are more closely connected to them than anyone else in the world. It’s only natural after they are gone, to feel alone and to miss hearing their voice and listening to their thoughts and opinions about everything. You will begin to notice that you have some of your parent's traits and quirks but that’s OK because it makes you feel closer to them and appreciate them more than ever. You will always be filled with their memories and they will continue to mean more See HOLLAND, Page 20
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mously approved the new land lease at the airport property, which adds $1,340.64 to Barette’s monthly lease obligations for a total of $6,032.88. In order to speed up the construction process, commissioners also approved a developer’s agreement with Barette for drainage and stormwater runoff improvement on site as well as off site. The county would be financially responsible for off site construction costs, not to exceed $208,869.71. A healthy incentives package was also unanimously approved, which includes a job incentives package, building permit and impact fee mitigation and Rapid Response Permitting. Barette is committing to the creation of 43 new jobs with an average salary of $37,506+/year by Dec. 31, 2019. If that is upheld the county agrees to allocate a job creation incentive totaling $129,000. The incentive payment is spread out over 5 years with a $25,800 payment granted beginning in FY 2020 through FY2024. In 2016, a $180,000 incentives package paid over 5 years was approved for the hiring of 60 new employees which brought
the total to 247 by July 2017. The building permit and impact fee mitigation is estimated at $110,620. County documentation reads, “Permit & Review Fees: $48,120.00 Impact Fees: $62,500.00 – per the ordinance the company will have to pay impact fees in excess of $50,000 and then be reimbursed for those fees over a 7-year period. For this incentive, the county will pay the fees to the building department.” As far as Rapid Response Permitting, “Barrette will be assigned a Rapid Response Permitting Team (RRPT) that includes county administration, planning, building, zoning, fire, engineering, airport and economic development staff. With one point of contact the RRPT will ensure the project flows smoothly and quickly through all phases of the permitting process, generally reducing turnaround time by 50%.” Besides an economic driver in Hernando County, Alumi-Guard is also known for their community involvement. The company provides employment opportunities for The Arc Nature Coast participants and has donated equipment to the SunTech welding program.
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Rights. According to the latest revelations, not only does our searching for particular items on the Internet generate more pop up ads but our home conversations with a cell phone or personal assistant device nearby can recognize, record and store information that was merely discussed in an audible area of the cell phone’s internal speakers. Our medical records now can readily be accessed with the newly available data and Facebook is planning to enter. Edward Snowden tried to warn us that the NSA was recording and storing our telephone conversations. He was instantly portrayed as a liar and a traitor although he was right. He was a hero in his attempt to warn us of government intrusion into everyone’s detailed daily actions and thoughts. He was correct and knew that the Big Tech was also being enlisted by the intelligence community. The purpose of this unholy alliance is to enhance and better utilize technology to target politically incorrect speech and electronically perform “search and seizure” into our supposedly sacred homes. The ability to record and access personal conversations and information is a potent tool to establish a strong totalitarian government within the United States without firing a single weapon. These tech companies have already identified con-
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Diana Der-Hovanessian called, “Shifting the sun” and she expresses so beautifully about losing a parent. Here is one of the lines, “When your father dies, you lose your umbrella against bad weather, he takes your childhood with him and your sun shifts forever.” I cannot communicate as eloquently as she, but just as we will follow in the natural cycle of life
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and death, we are also filled with hope and joy to know this life is not the end of our journey. For those who are born-again in Christ, our salvation includes the exciting and encouraging promise that one day we will be reunited with our parents forever. Read more articles and stories at: billyhollandministries.com
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