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Fort Taylor: Third Seminole War Fort BY ROCCO MAGLIO STAFF WRITER
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The one historical fort in Hernando County that we have sign for, indicating its location is Fort Taylor. The sign does not actually list the fort but rather Fort Taylor Cemetery. Fort Taylor appears to have been mainly a Third Seminole War fort which lasted from 1855 to 1858. It is not mentioned in the list of Second Seminole War forts in Hernando County from the 1830s and 40s which were Fort Cross, Fort
Annutteliga, and Fort De Soto. The Second Seminole War lasted from 1835 to 1842. The first mention of Fort Taylor that I was able to find was on August 27, 1851 a post office is established at Fort Taylor and Capt. Robert D. Bradley is chosen as the first postmaster. On March 16, 1854 David Hope was appointed Postmaster of Fort Taylor. Robert Bradley’s house in north Pasco was attacked during in third Seminole War on May 14, 1856. See FORT TAYLOR, Page 14
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Left: Steve Winterling, PHSC athletic director Right: Lyndon Coleman, PHSC head coach, men’s baseball.
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Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) recently announced that Steve Winterling will step down as men’s baseball head coach, however will remain as the College’s athletic director. Lyndon Coleman, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, is promoted to the head coach position. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Winterling’s coaching career has spanned nearly 40 years. He started his career at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Fla. where he served three years as the assistant coach to Dave Scott, for whom he played.
Winterling started the intercollegiate baseball program in March 1991 and has been the program’s only coach in its 27-year history. He came to PHSC from Florida State University after serving six years under Mike Martin, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA baseball. Winterling finishes 27 years at PHSC with a record of 688-581-4 and his college-coaching career at 705-601-4. “It has been an incredible journey,” Winterling says. “I have a lot of great memories and have worked with some tremendous people during my coaching career. I am fortunate to have had
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Governor Scott meet and greet at downtown Brooksville bistro
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The Bistro in historic downtown Brooksville, owned and operated by Catherine Reeves is a popular gathering place. On Tuesday July 10, 2018, it was hopping with local officials and dignitaries in honor of special guest Governor Rick Scott who is on a campaign tour of small towns across the state in his bid for US Senate. County Commissioners and county staff members walked across Main Street during their lunch break to greet Governor Scott. State Senator Wilton Simpson and Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis were also among those in attendance. Scott spent over an hour speaking with attendees individually, before he was able to sit down and enjoy his lunch at The Bistro. Scott tweeted following his visit, “I had the chance to meet some great people in Brooksville to discuss the issues facing their community.”
ABOVE: Governor Scott with Catherine Reeves, owner of The Bistro in downtown Brooksville RIGHT: Scott speaks with Assistant State Attorney Erin Daly. BOTTOM LEFT: Scott with Mike Dolan, local business owner BOTTOM RIGHT: Joe Solomon takes a selfie with Gov. Scott. Hope it came out Joe!
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Opportunities to learn about candidates Politics in the Park July 18th, 5-9 pm at Nature Coast Technical High School Hosted by CETA and Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce- Politics in the Park is a forum/expo designed to help local candidates reach the residents of Hernando County and give them the opportunity to speak one on one in a family friendly atmosphere. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the Chamber Education Training Association (CETA). Great Hernando Debate Silverthorn Country Club Aug 02 2018, 6-9pm 4550 Golf Club Ln, Spring Hill, FL 34609 Limited Seating Gubernatorial Debates Prior to the Primary: Televised Republican and Democratic primary debates on Aug. 1 and 2, 2018 from 7-8PM Eastern. South Florida CBS station WFOR/ Channel 4 will produce the debates which will be held at the University of Miami's Maurice Gusman Concert Hall in front of a live studio audience of 600.
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City council sets tentative Brooksville Fire Department assessments BY LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF
The fire assessment fee is a “non-ad valorem special assessment.” There are two tiers. Tier 1, for developed properties, is based on a fraction of improved value and tier 2 is assessed a flat rate ( for vacant parcels). The fire assessment fees have been increasing steadily since they were implemented in 2012. FY 2016 fire assessment for tier 1 properties was $.80 per $1000 of improvement value and $100 per parcel for tier 2 properties. FY 2017 approved fire assessments for tier 1 was $.85 per $1000 of improved value and $125 per parcel for Tier 2. This year rates were set at $0.97 per $1000 for tier 1 and $135 for tier two. City Council approved tentative rates for FY 2019 at $1.10 per $1000 of improved value and a flat fee of $143 annually. The tier system is based on the “readiness to serve” methodology in which there is always a potential to provide service and the department needs to be funded in order to provide that service. Even a vacant lot can catch fire, so the idea is that the owner of the vacant lot needs to contribute to funding the fire department. The council voted 2-1 to pass the tentative assessments, but not without disapproval of the tentative rate hike. Council Member William Kemerer was absent for this meeting. City Manager Mark Kutney introduced the discussion of tentative Brooksville Fire-Rescue assessments for Fiscal Year 2019. The tentative rate needs to be provided to the Property Appraiser’s office before July 16, 2018.
FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE RATES FY 2016 Tier 1 properties: $.80 per $1000 of improvement value Tier 2: $100 per parcel FY 2017 Tier 1: $.85 per $1000 of improved value Tier 2: $125 per parcel FY 2018 Tier 1: $0.97 per $1000 Tier 2: $135 per parcel FY 2019 tentative rates: Tier 1: $1.10 per $1000 of improved value Tier 2: of $143 per parcel
According to Kutney, the numbers to be provided to the Property Appraiser are higher than last year. He explained, “Generally, in TRIM (truth in millage) … you tend to put in a higher number because you can’t raise it after the fact. You can always lower it, but if you decided you wanted to raise it, there is a lengthy process, it’s very costly, so staff has always recommended to council that they provide the higher rate.” Finance Director James Lasch presented the proposed budget, which does not include employee raises. The Fire Department budget does include the salary of approximately $83,000 for a permanent Fire Chief. Lasch reported that capital expenditures are projected to be around $6300 less than the prior year. Insurance rates have not been determined yet, but are expected to remain at their current rates. Of the tentative fire assessment Lasch remarked, “This is the same amount that went out on the TRIM notice last year,” he said, reiterating Kutney’s explanation that raising the rate
later would be expensive for the city. Mayor Betty Erhard asked Interim Fire Chief Ronald Snowberger, “You stated in the last council meeting that you could reduce the budget … Do you have plans … to reduce, because this evening we’re talking about increasing the fire fees.” Snowberger responded, “I can live within the $1.8-million budget that was submitted.” He went on to say that “Post-decision of keeping the fire department (under the City of Brooksville), I am reviewing the budget, wanting to make sure that I go through everything.” Snowberger advised that the budget to which he referred was proposed and submitted by a predecessor. “If we need to, I will follow the direction of the Council to live within that budget. At the same time, I think there might be some information that you’ll want to look at as well.” Snowberger did not elaborate on his statement. Council Member Joe Bernardini said, “I’ve voted against this rate increase in the past. I don’t like it at its current rate (Tier One at 0.97 and $135 for Tier Two) … I think the ($135) is too high. I don’t want to give anybody any false pretenses that if I vote for this at a higher rate that I’m accepting this, because … I will not support (1.1) and $145 at any point in time.” Bernardini went on to say that he was disappointed to learn that the budget for ALS coverage is still undetermined between the city and Hernando County. Brooksville City Council was under the impression that Hernando County would provide
ALS services entirely. “I don’t want to hear now that we’re going to have to pay more for Advanced Life Support (ALS), because that’s not what we were led to believe, and I don’t like to be misled.” Snowberger assured the council that they have not been misled, and that information will soon be coming with regard to funding by the county and any grant money provided. Vice Mayor Robert Battista agreed with Bernardini, and added (regarding ALS) that he remembered the County Fire Chief promising to provide the ALS equipment and the differential in salary. “There may be some training issues involved … but then again, there are individuals out there who are trained, so we may not have to grow our own initially.” Battista concluded with “But, they will live within the budget we give them.” With no other discussion from the council, Erhard said, “I’ve never supported fire assessment fees … and I’m not going to support an increase. We have to learn to live within our means. I sign the checks every Thursday, and I believe there can still be some cuts (to the budget).” Lasch addressed the council again to add that a difference between the pending FY 2019 budget and the current is actually slightly lower by about $3600. Although no present council members approved of ultimately setting the rate, Vice Mayor Battista moved to accept the tentative rate, with council member Bernardini reluctantly seconding. The council voted 2-1 to pass the tentative assessments.
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HARRIS, PEDRO TYRONE YOB: 1978 CHARGES: RETAIL THEFT (SHOPLIFTING), RESIST MERCHANT/EMPLOYEE Arrested at: 07/03/2018 18:20, 19390 CORTEZ BLVD, BROOKSVILLE, FL, 34601 Arrest Summary: On 07032018 at approximately 1700 hours, the defendant had entered Publix supermarket located at 19390 Cortez Blvd. The defendant was seen carrying a purple colored hand bag and was seen near the meat aisle where he had placed three ribeye steaks and two trays of white shrimp in value of $38.25 inside of the bag. This was witnessed by store manager, Nancy Caruso. The manager continued to watch the defendant who passed points of purchase and attempted to exit the store. Nancy had attempted to stop the defendant by grabbing the bag that held the stolen items, which subsequently had torn and the food had fallen to the ground. The defendant had fled into the southeast of the parking lot where he was later detained by Deputy Ritchie. The defendant was read his Miranda Rights and LOCAL GOV & EDUCATION MEETINGS Brooksville City Council Meeting Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Brooksville Vision Executive Board Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 3:00PM - 4:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Contact Community Development 352-540-3813 Brooksville Vision Board Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 4:00PM - 5:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Brooksville Housing Authority Tuesday, July 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, July 19, 2018, 5:30PM 7:30PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKSVILLE, FL - JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUNCIL CHAMBERS Contact Community Development 352-540-3813 School Board Meetings 7/24/2018 11:00 AM Informal 2:00 PM Workshop 5:01PM First Public Budget Hearing 6PM Regular Meeting District Office-Board Room 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 7/24/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601
had admitted to stealing the food items. It should also be noted that the defendant had $170 in cash on himself and was able to pay for the items; however, elected not to. The defendant was transported to the Hernando County Jail and given a court date of 08/01/2018 in Courtroom B at 0900 hours. “I will kill you so that I don’t have to ever see you again.”
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dragged by her hair and thrown around the house. John stated that he grabbed his wife after she threatened him with a handgun and that she should have several marks on her from him getting the handgun away from her. Victim denied ever pointing a handgun at John. John was subsequently arrested due to the information and physical evidence. John was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center without further incident. John was given a court date of 08/01/2018 in Courtroom B at 0900 hours and is placed under a no bond status. Admitted to stealing high-end computer processor
TURNER, JOHN SHERROD YOB: 1970 CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested at: 07/03/2018 18:23, MADRID RD, WEEKI WACHEE, FL, 34613 Arrest Summary: On 07/03/2018 I responded to Madrid Rd, Weeki Wachee FL, 34613 in reference to a domestic battery. Upon arrival I made contact with the victim, who stated that she got into a physical altercation with her husband, John Turner. Victim advised that around 1100 hours she and John got into a verbal altercation over her recent suspension from her job and over bills. Victim Stated that John got very irate and they began yelling. Victim advised that john then grabbed her by her hair and her head and threw her into the closet. Before Victim could get up, she stated that John grabbed her by her hair again and threw her onto the bed. During the physical altercation Victim stated that she kept screaming, “Please stop, why are you doing this.” Victim stated that john then dragged her into the living room by her hair and began slamming her head into the floor repeatedly. While John was slamming her head on the floor repeatedly, Victim stated that John said, “I will kill you so that I don’t have to ever see you again.” Victim advised that she got up and ran to her next door neighbor’s house because she was scared for her life and did not know what to do. Victim stated that she did not call the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at this time because of the statements that John made about killing her. Victim advised that she left her neighbor’s house and went to her friend’s house to calm down. When Victim returned to her residence around 1700 hours, she realized that her husband was still home. Victim advised that she returned to her neighbor’s house because she feared that her husband would kill her if she came back home and called the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at this time. I observed injuries to Victim’s head, and arms that were consistent with her statements of being
AMATO, JOSEPH PAUL Jr YOB: 1998 CHARGES: Arrested at: 07/06/2018 14:44, 2005 BROAD ST, BROOKSVILLE, FL, 34604 Arrest Summary: On 7/6/18, I was dispatched to Regency Technology in reference to an employee, the defendant, Joseph Amato, stealing an Intel I-7 Processor from them. Facility manager, Paul Kordahi, advised that the defendant had admitted to him that he had placed the processor into the soul of his boot and walked out the door where he placed it into his vehicle. The defendant then retrieved said item and handed it over to Paul. Post Miranda warning, the defendant advised that he had walked over to a desk in the facility which had a bin of processors in it and removed one. He then placed the processor inside his left boot under the soul. The defendant then exited the facility and placed the processor inside of his vehicle until he was confronted by Paul, at which time he cooperated and retrieved the item out of his car. The defendant was arrested and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident, where he is being held on a $2,000 bond. The defendatn has a court date of 8/3/18 at 0830 hours, in courtroom E. “We are both going to jail”
DOUGLAS, CHARLES DAVID YOB: 1952 CHARGES: FALSE IMPRISONMENT Arrested at: 07/07/2018 22:24, SUNCOAST PKWY & MM 52.5, BROOKS-
VILLE, FL, 34606 Arrest Summary: On 07/07/2018 the defendant refused to allow the victim, his wife, to exit the vehicle as they were traveling northbound on the Suncoast Parkway, throughout Hernando County. Both parties had been involved in an argument over their pending divorce. The victim advised that the defendant became upset and began driving recklessly, driving off of the roadway several times, and continuing to drive at high speeds, despite the wet roadway caused by recent rainfall. This placed the victim in fear of an impending accident. The victim was heard via the 911 call, making several requests for the defendant to stop the vehicle and let her out. The defendant continued traveling northbound on the parkway, without stopping, and was heard telling the victim “We are both going to jail”. A reasonable person would believe that the defendant was able to hear the victim when she asked him to stop the vehicle. The victim stated the vehicle was traveling at high speed that would not allow her to safely exit the vehicle. The defendant did not stop the vehicle and refused to allow the victim to exit the vehicle, until a traffic stop was conducted by law enforcement. The defendant was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Detention Center, where he is being held on a no bond status, due to the domestic nature of this case. He was given a court date of 08/03/2018. “Screaming in the roadway”
SWEZEY, ELIZABETH BETH YOB: 1962 CHARGES: DISORDERLY COND/BREACH PEACE Arrested at: 07/08/2018 12:27, 7152 SKYLARK DR, SPRING HILL, FL, 34606 Arrest Summary: On 07/08/2018 I responded to 7152 Skylark Drive in reference to a noise disturbance. Upon arrival I observed a white female, later identified as Elizabeth Swezey, walk from the roadway back into her driveway. The defendant was observed to be yelling and swearing, which was causing multiple neighbors to exit there residence. Upon approaching the defendant I was able to detect a strong odor of alcohol on her person. The defendant also had a hard time standing still on her own. Upon speaking with the defendant, she advised that she had been drinking wine. Upon making contact with multiple neighbors they advised that the defendant has been up since 0630 hours screaming
in the roadway. Multiple neighbors also advised that the defendant could be heard from the roadway while they were inside their residence, which disrupted their peace and quiet. The defendant was then taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail. Once at the Jail, the defendant was given a court date of 08/03/2018 and held on a $1000 bond. Four non-emergency calls to 911 MORTIER, RICHARD VINCENT YOB: 1963 CHARGES: MISUSE OF E911 Arrested at: 07/08/2018 12:24, 7945 INDIAN TRAIL RD, WEEKI WACHEE, FL, 34613 Arrest Summary: On July 8th, 2018, I was dispatched to a “911 hang up” at the residence of 7945 Indian Trail in Hernando County, Florida. Around 1104 hours on today’s date, I responded to this residence in reference an on-going civil issues between landlord and tenant (See incident number: 2018-169824), where I made contact with the defendant and gave him numerous warnings about misusing 9-1-1. I explained to the defendant that if he needs advice about his landlord/ tenant issues to call the non-emergency line, to avoid calling 9-1-1 unless it’s an emergency. The defendant at that time appeared to have no regard for the information I was providing him with. Around 1201 hours I was dispatched to the same residence in reference a 9-1-1 call. I reestablished contact with the defendant (Richard Mortier) who was using his cell phone (352-xxx-xxxx). A total of four calls were made between 1155 and 1200 hours. All times the defendant called 911 he had no emergency to report and did not need medical care. During my encounter with the defendant, I observed the defendant to show numerous signs of being under the influence. I asked the defendant if he has having a medical episode at which time, he
stated no and continued to advise he was “on oxy”. I asked him why he called 9-1-1 four times at which time the defendant replied that he did not have an emergency, nor did he need medical care. However, he spontaneously uttered that he misused calling 9-1-1 because he no longer wants to live at his residence due to his civil issues with his landlord. These issues were not any type of emergency. Let it be known, the defendant was not in any type of danger at the time of this encounter. It was determined that there was no emergency and that the defendant called law enforcement via 9-1-1 for no valid reason. There was no emergency at the time of this incident. The defendant was placed under arrest, transported to the Hernando County Jail, where he is being held on a $1,000.00 bond. Found the syringe where!?
KEMPTER, MELISSA MARIE YOB: 1978 CHARGES: POSSESS/INTRO CNTRBND-JAIL Arrested at: 07/08/2018 23:03, 16425 SPRING HILL DR, BROOKSVILLE, FL, 34604 Arrest Summary: On 07/08/2018, the defendant was arrested and transported to the Hernando County Detention Center in reference to a Failure to Appear Capias (case #2018-21075). During a strip search, Detention Deputy S. located a syringe inside the defendant’s vagina. The defendant stated she forgot it was there. The defendant remained in their custody and she was charged accordingly. The defendant was given a court date set for 8/03/2018 at 0830 hours in court room “E.”
FLORIDA (EXOTIC) REPTILE Snake eyes: Reptile found in hard drive at Miami airport MIAMI (AP) — A passenger with a python hidden inside an external hard drive was stopped from boarding a Florida plane headed to Barbados. The Miami Herald reports that officers screening luggage at the Miami International Airport Sunday found an “organic mass” inside a checked bag. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari Koshetz says a bomb expert then examined the bag and discovered the live snake in the hard drive. She says the snake was “obviously not an imminent terrorist threat,” but its interception prevented a possible wildlife threat. The passenger was fined, and the snake was taken into custody by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. The passenger’s name was not released. Neither the passenger nor snake made the flight.
___ Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
HCSO Alert: Vice and Narcotics search warrant results in drug bust
WEEKI WACHEE- On 07-06-18, detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the SWAT team executed a search warrant at 14427 Mocking Wren Road, Brooksville. Investigation revealed that two of the residents, Ryan and Michelle Fenters, were involved in the sale of illegal narcotics. During the search of the residence, detectives located the following: 5.8 grams of Dilaudid 3.6 grams of methadone One firearm $1,610 in U.S. currency.
phone w/Intent to Sell Possession Place/ Structure for the Sale of Cocaine Unlawful Use of TwoWay Communication Device Bond - $20,000.
The Ryan and Michelle Fenters were taken into custody by detectives and charged as follows: Ryan Fenters W/M DOB/05-21-1990 Felon in Possession of a Firearm Felon in Possession of Ammunition Trafficking in Dilaudid Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Methadone with Intent to Sell Possession of a Legend Drug Bond - $52,000 Detectives also served two arrest warrants on Ryan Fenters, they were as follows: Warrant #1 Sale of Oxymorphone Possession of Oxymor-
Warrant #2 Sale of Hydromorphone Possession of Hydromorphone w/Intent to Sell Possession Place/ Structure for the Sale of Cocaine Unlawful Use of TwoWay Communication Device Bond - $20,000. Detectives also served a warrant on Michelle Fenters, they are as
Michelle Fenters W/F DOB/11-29-1967 Warrant #1 Sale of Hydromorphone Possession of Hydromorphone w/Intent to Sell Possession Place/ Structure for the Sale of Cocaine Unlawful Use of TwoWay Communication Device Bond - $20,000. Ryan and Michelle Fenters remain in the Hernando County Detention Center. The investigation continues.
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School district expands free school meal program:
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All students to receive free breakfast and lunch
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The news of Hernando County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lori Romano’s termination was a big story in the district, one that overshadowed a major change proposed by the school district’s Food Service Director, Lori Drenth: providing free meals to all students in the County. The school district currently participates in the Community Eligibility Provision, or “free lunch” program, for students whose families meet certain eligibility criteria. Those students are served breakfast and lunch at no cost or at a reduced price, depending on family income. Keeping track of the applications for the district and then monitoring the program and collecting the money for the individual student accounts through the school year can be challenging. Hernando County meets the criteria for an expanded program as it is considered a high poverty district. That is, more than 40% of the population meets the income requirements (considered directly certified). The district could implement the expansion in all schools, in a group of schools (elementary) or in individual schools. If the expansion occurred in a group of schools or individual school, that group/ school would have to meet the 40% minimum requirement. By utilizing the figures county-wide,
all the schools could benefit. Participating in the expanded program means that students could be served without any stigma attached to receiving the free or reduced lunch. No one would stand out. The deadline for the district (also called LEA, or Local Education Agency) to submit its intent to participate for the 2018-2019 school year was 06/30/18, as the new school calendar year began 07/01/18. To Drenth, the time to submit their intent or application with the State is now. Hurricane Irma’s impact was more than physical. It affected families economically and caused an increase in the number of families receiving public assistance, even temporarily. Students in these families were then automatically qualified for the free/reduced lunch program, leading to a higher than usual participation rate for the district. Every four years the district must recertify. By the 2022-2023 school year, or even by 20192020, the numbers may reduce to a more “normal” percentage, and the
district will not be in a position to provide this benefit to students. Using the figures from the current year locks in the benefits for the next four years. Looking ahead to the next recertification, Drenth stated that some schools might have to be removed from the CEP, and families would have to fill out the free/reduced lunch paperwork. Board Member Gus Guadagnino asked Drenth about the financial impact that a future school board would have to decide. Would Food Service be asking for money out of the General Fund? Would taxes have to be raised? Would free meals or quality education determine if a family moved to Hernando County? “Not every opportunity that knocks on your door you need to take advantage of,” Guadagnino said. “Sometimes there’s strings behind it that are not worth dealing with, and I think this might be one of those things.” Drenth stated that Food Service is designed to be self-sufficient but admitted the future impact. “I don’t know what it
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will look like four years from now,” Drenth said. “But I want to make sure that the Board understands that…making the assumption that things don’t change, there would be a high likelihood that some schools would have to come off CEP if our direct certification percentages went back to being kind of in the same ballpark that they normally are.” Board Member Susan Duvall recommended a yearly analysis so that Drenth would have a better idea of the schools that would be removed from the list at the end of the four years. Drenth agreed, stating that the direct certification numbers are received by April, giving her the opportunity to plan for the coming school year. With the expanded CEP, Drenth stated she would plan to inform parents that the school would be removed from the program so that the parents could apply online and qualify for the free/ reduced lunch program. Board Member Linda Prescott asked whether Food Service had drawn from the General Fund. With the exception of a few minor transfers, Drenth said, “We pay our way.” This includes utilities and maintenance or remodeling, as Food Service creates its own revenue stream, she said. Prescott also discussed the controversy over the students with negative balances who received “alternative lunches.” She noted that having all children receive the same meals would eliminate that. Board Member Beth Narverud asked Drenth about projections in income with the program expansion. Drenth referred to a chart showing the Federal reimbursement projecting a 10% increase in breakfast and 15% increase in lunches. This should translate to a similar increase in revenue/reimbursement at least. Students will not be bringing in money to pay for lunch (a local revenue stream), but Drenth states that the Federal reimbursement will replace it. The School Board members voted 4-1 in favor of Drenth applying for the expansion, which will take effect for the 2018-2019 school year.
GATOR NEWS Alligator captured at Florida park, where dog was attacked VENICE, Fla. (AP) — A 13-foot alligator has been captured at a Florida park where at least one dog had been attacked and fatally injured. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports the alligator was captured Sunday at the 80-acre Shamrock Park & Nature Center in Venice. Sarasota County Animal Services Supervisor Carl Selitti says it may be the largest that their team has ever been called to wrangle. The captured alligator will be killed. The newspaper says Susan Kosterman and Dr. Alan Knapp had been walking their dogs when both animals ended up out of sight. Knapp told Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers that he heard a loud yelp and saw one of the dogs take off into the water. One dog was found and euthanized, while the other dog has not been found.
Deputy shoots hissing gator, saves girl in tree By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager who climbed into a tree to escape an aggressive alligator while swimming in a creek was rescued by a deputy who shot the giant reptile with a semi-automatic rifle. Jordan Broderick had been hanging in the tree for a half-hour on Friday [June 29] when Deputy Mitch Blackmon arrived at the creek in Astor, Florida. The 15-year-old girl climbed into the tree after encountering the gator while rafting, according to an incident report released on Monday. “My daughter is stuck in a fricking tree and there are gators surrounding her. We can’t get her out. She’s just 15!” the girl’s mother shouted to a dispatcher in a 911 call. “Oh my God. Please hurry! Please hurry!” The girl’s mother, whose name was redacted from the 911 call, told a dispatcher that the family had been visiting the area to swim and camp. When told by the dispatcher that it could take as long as 20 minutes for a marine unit to get to the area, the mother said, “Oh my god! My daughter is going to be f------ dead!” But Blackmon arrived at the creek before the marine unit and he heard Broderick screaming from the tree. The alligator was hissing and wasn’t scared off by the deputy’s presence, according to the report. The almost 11-foot-long (3-meter-long) gator started moving toward Blackmon so he fired at it with the rifle, the report said. Lake County Sheriff ’s Office spokesman Sgt. Fred Jones says the gator sank back into the water and didn’t re-emerge. Broderick wasn’t injured.
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Principal Crognale describes positive results for Endeavor and Discovery Academies 7
earned their 12 credits for had any returned to us that promotion to 9th grade. have earned their way out.” The program started three Edgenuity is impleEndeavor Academy is years ago. Many are able mented at other middle a program for students to take freshman courses and high schools in the with ongoing documented and finish up what they district and is available to behavior problems from need of their middle school students “in grades 6-12 grade 6 through high credits. Discovery High that have failed a core class school seniors. It has been School was added for the (English Language Arts, in operation since 1976, 2017-2018 school year. All Mathematics, Science, and/ with a one year hiatus eleven seniors at Discovery or Social Studies). Priorin 1992. Some students High School have earned ity placement is given to come to the program after their required credits and those students in grades 8 committing student code GPA. Nine5.3% were able to go and 12 to achieve on-time of conduct infractions as back to their home schools promotion and graduation.” a second chance before to graduate in May, while District-wide, 686 students expulsion. Others have two were awaiting completed 1428 courses, an 94.7%SAT committed felonies in scores at the end of June. average of 2.08 per student. the community and are The curriculum used for This is a big improvereferred to the program both programs is called ment over the 2015-2016 by committee. In order “Edgenuity,” a credit school year in which 456 to earn their way back recovery course. It’s the students completed 363 to their home school, third year that the district Percent of Students Passing Percent of StudentscoursesNot Passingaverage of .80 students must achieve 90 has used Edgenuity in courses per student. The percent attendance, a 2.0 order to “recover core board voted to approve grade point average or academic courses or lost costs for program licensing Totalsemester number Total of Total number Total number of Total Number of better for the andnumber credits due to failures and for the upcoming school students inof 3.75 2-year students of students in promo1-year students year: Students Passing a semesterofaverage increase on-time $97,250.00 during the 2-year behavior program passing tion and 1-year program passing on the student increase graduregular board meeting on card. ation rates,” according to June 26, 2018. 151 students were a district Q and A on the Board member Susan served at Endeavor 5 for the 4 program. This 33 past year32is Duval asked 36/38 Cognale about 2017-2018 school year. the first year that Discovprojected enrollment for Many of those are “on ery and Endeavor used the Endeavor and Discovery felonies” said principal, computer based curricunext year. He stated that Steve Crognale, who lum. Endeavor has 71, Disearned the Hernando Crognale remarked covery High has 10 and School District Principal about Edgenuity, “For my Discovery Middle has 21. of the Year designation students who are behind While there aren’t many for 2018. He has served academically, 27.3% they’re ready students enrolled currently, as principal for both to give up. Because they’re Cognale does anticipate Endeavor and Discovery 5 or 6 credits 72.7% behind and to be at capacity when the Academies during the they don’t see the light. school year starts. He said 2016-2017 school year as With middle school kids they are in limbo right now well. they kind of like it (Edgein terms of enrollment with Discovery Academy nuity) because they’re with students trying to catch provides a program for kids their own age who are up during the summer so Returning Theirthey Zoned School overage middle schoolPercent ofinStudents the same boat toand they can move on to high students who have not pull together… We haven’t Percent of Students Not Returning to Their Zonedschool. School
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Forklift topples and traps construction worker
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SPRING HILL- At 7:15 a.m. July 5, 2018 Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) responded to reports of a person trapped under a piece of construction equipment. The call was located at a home under construction in the area of 13882 Blythewood Drive. Once crews arrived they found the forklift operator, a 51-year-old male, trapped beneath the forklift. The
incident had occurred on a new home construction site in an area of loose sandy soil. The forklift operator was moving a a large section of concrete, when the ground gave way and fell onto its side. Due to the unsteady ground and size of the forklift, HCFR’s Technical Rescue Team was called to the scene for the rescue. After approximately one hour, the trapped man was
pulled from the incident. The patient was stabilized by HCFR paramedics and then transported, as a trauma alert patient, to Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center’s trauma unit via BayFlight. HCFR initially responded with 2 fire engines, 2 rescues and 1 battalion chiefs for a total of 13 personnel. Submitted by HCFR
Tidbits from the Regular School Board Meeting June 26, 2018 termines the number of courses the high school can offer. This competes Florida Farm to School with AP courses. Enrollment increased from the Lori Drenth District previous school year. Food Services Director There are more students received notification on accessing courses on Monday June 25, 2018 high school campuses that the district will rethan on PHSC campusceive a $40,000 grant for es. There is a savings Florida Farm to School in offering the course on program. “We will be a district campus. The working alongside the PHSC dual enrollment Hernando County Grow- costs for the school disers Association… to get trict is $575,303.00. Call ! e s fresh leafy greens two a e A dual enrollment l P to three times a week articulation agreement ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BAY,, FL 8727122 Tidal Data Print View https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=8727122... that are locally grown with University of from Hernando County Florida will be presentfarmers into schools,” ed at the July 24, 2018 Help said Drenth. regular board meeting. There was an agreement Board approves Dual with UF a few years Name: Brian P Friday Enrollment contract back and it expired. On NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS DOB: 10/14/1978 with Pasco Hernando Tide Predictions at 8727122, ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BAY, FL July 24, 2018 staff will From 2018/07/13 12:00 AM LST/LDT to 2018/07/20 11:59 PM LST/LDT State College bring to the board a Subordinate Station | Ref. Station (Cedar Key 8727520) | Time offsets (high: -20 min. low: 58 min.) | Height offsets (high: *0.83 ft. low: *0.83 ft.) Hgt: 6’02” Wgt:200 renewed agreement for 4.0 4.0 PHSC Dual enrollment Spring Hill, FL 3.93 dual enrollment with the 3.96 3.57 3.80 is offered at all five high 3.27 University of Florida. 3.06 3.03 3.00 2.99 2.98 2.99 2.98 2.97 schools, but each offer 2.93 3.0 3.0 2.62 different course work. Contract approved for 2.43 Central offered 9 If you recognize this subject or have any PACE Center for Girls 2.0 2.0 courses, HHS offered information, please call Crime Stoppers! of Hernando County 8, NCT 1.13 offered 8, 1.31 You will1.39 remain anonymous and 1.22 be Counseling Services 1.14 1.08 1.03 0.99 Springstead offered 4 0.90 1.0 1.0 eligible for a CASH REWARD... 0.80 and WWHS offered 10 0.44 On June 26, 2018 the CALL Hernando County Crime 0.09 Stoppers courses last year. The ar- school board approved 0.0 -0.21 Toll Free 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) ticulation agreement0.0de-0.44 By JULIE B. MAGLIO Hernando Sun Writer
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a contract with PACE Center for Girls of Hernando County Counseling Services to high risk females in identified schools. The one year contract is to be renewed annually. PACE is a nonprofit organization contracted by the Department of Juvenile Justice. The PACE organization will serve a maximum of 50 students in the district ages 11-17. The school district cost per PACE enrolled student is 90% of the district’s Florida Education Finance Program weighted Full Time Equivalent revenue (FEFP) for each student. The program is non-residential. PACE will lease 5 portables at JD Floyd Elementary for the program with a one time cost of $9000 to defray operational costs and for update and repair. The anticipated financial impact for the district is $275,000 to be included in the FY 2018-2019 budget.
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Voter Outreach Schedule for July 2018 Shirley Anderson, Hernando County Supervisor of Elections, is pleased to announce the following dates for voter registration and outreach for July 2018. “It is important to provide opportunities for the residents of Hernando County to register to vote, change political parties, request a vote by mail ballot, or update their address and signature on their voter record. We are grateful to our community partners for helping us Promote the Vote,” stated Supervisor Anderson.
July 18, 2018 11:00am-1:30pm Everybody’s Birthday Party YMCA 1300 Mariner Blvd. Spring Hill, FL July 18, 2018 5:00pm-9:00pm Politics in the Park Nature Coast Technical High School 4057 California St. Brooksville, FL
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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
July 16 Cut and Paste - BV 7/16/2018 10AM - 12PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows’ most useful tools. Meditation Break - WH 7/16/2018 12 - 12:30 PM Enjoy a 30 minute Monday meditation break with us - meditation provides many health benefits for mind, body and spirit. Chairs provided or welcome to bring mat. Do-It-Yourself Musical Instrument Workshop - WH 7/16/2018 3 - 4:30 PM Registration is open This summer, show how much Libraries Rock by making a variety of musical instruments made out of everyday materials you might find lying around your house. Make some music by making your own instruments! July 17
July 14 Game On! - EH 7/14/2018 10AM - 4PM Enjoy family gaming at the East Hernando Branch! ARTeration: Embody the Artist - EH 7/14/2018 1 - 3PM Registration is open Enjoy an interactive history lesson. We’ll learn about the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo, and lie back to create our own Sistine Chapel. Spring Hill Writing Group - SH 7/14/2018 1 - 2:45 PM Beginning writers are welcome-to inspire and be inspired. Your work starts with one word at a time.
Cut and Paste - WH 7/17/2018 10AM - 12PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows’ most useful tools. Sonic Stories - BV 7/17/2018 10:15 - 11:15 AM Open your ears and listen to these sound themed stories. Also enjoy sound related demonstrations, activities, and crafts. Signing for Everyday Living - EH 7/17/2018 11AM - 12:30 PM SEFL is a crash course in basic ASL for learners at any skill level. Books ROCK - Talking about Our FAVORITE BOOKS! - WH 7/17/2018 1 - 2:30 PM Registration is open Need some
ideas for your next read? Readers gotta read, & we love to talk about our favorite books - & for this special Summer Adult Reading program, we will do just that! Classics Book Discussion - SH 7/17/2018 3 - 4:30 PM Read the chosen piece, then join others to share responses to it in a fun and informal atmosphere. New members are warmly welcomed. Art Attack! - WH 7/17/2018 4:30 - 6PM Event is full 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. 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. July 18 Cut and Paste - SH 7/18/2018 10AM - 12PM Registration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows’ most useful tools. Storytime Rocks - EH 7/18/2018 10:15 - 11:15 AM Bring out your inner geologist with these rock and geology themed stories, activities, crafts, and more! Financial Management Series - BV 7/18/2018 2 - 4 PM This month’s topic: Healthy Saving Habits at the Grocery Glow in the Dark Party - SH 7/18/2018 4:30 - 6:00 PM Join the waiting list Turn off the lights and pump up the neon, it’s time for a glow in the dark party! Come join us for glowing games, activities, crafts and more! The room will be dark to enhance the glowing effect.
Let’s Cook! - WH 7/18/2018 4:30 - 6:30 PM Join the waiting list Tired of precooked, frozen, tasteless meals? Learn to cook from scratch! July 19
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Tech Tutors - WH 7/20/2018 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!
Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing - WH Cut and Paste - EH 7/19/2018 5 - 6:30 PM 7/19/2018 10AM - 12PM Powered by STEAM - WH Registration is open Cut and 7/20/2018 10:15 - 11:15 paste remains one 7/9/2018, of Win- 5:58 PM It’s JAZZ! - SH AM Get your scientific brain dows’ most useful tools. 7/20/2018 3 - 4:30 PM Join working in the summer with Expedition Library - SH us for another special musithese stories, demonstra7/19/2018 10:15 - 11:15 AM cal program in our ongoing tions, crafts, and more all Get ready to go on a journey series about the Golden Age related to STEAM. with adventurers such as of Jazz. Presented by former cowboys, pirates, and astroNPR Jazz Radio Announcer July 20 nauts through a selection of Peter LaMattina. stories, activities, crafts, and SHINE - EH (individual counmore. July 21 seling by appt. only) 7/20/2018 12 - 2PM Free Book Discussion Group - BV Game On! - EH Medicare and Health 7/19/2018 11AM - 12:30 7/21/2018 10AM - 4PM Enjoy Insurance Counseling and PM Please contact the Main family gaming at the East Information during open enLibrary to obtain a copy of Hernando Branch! the book and the discussion questions. CryptoQuote answer on page 15 Watercolor Techniques with Edward Barker - SH 7/19/2018 1 - 4PM Registration is open Come join local award-winning artist Edward Barker as he demonstrates and teaches students basic watercolor techniques. Each student will complete a painting to take home. Book Discussion Group WH 7/19/2018 2 - 3:30 PM Please contact the West Hernando Branch to obtain a copy of the book and the discussion questions. Special Audience Participation Movie Showing! - EH 7/19/2018 4 - 6:30 PM Join the waiting list Movies on the big screen with free popcorn. Girls Who Code - SH 7/19/2018 5 - 6PM Join the waiting list Girls! Come to the library to learn about the
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Learn about wild foraging BY MELISSA FORDYCE HERNANDO SUN WRITER
On Friday June 22, 2018, I had the opportunity to attend a guided Wild Foraging program. This took place at Chinsegut Conservation Center, and was presented by Kristin Wood of Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. The purpose of the program was to educate the attendees in the wild edible plants native to Florida, and found in your backyard. Along the hour and a half hike we encountered many plants I’ve seen in my own backyard that can be eaten, some of which we tried and turned out to be very tasty. The poor man’s pepper is a leafy green that truly has a very rich pepper taste. Need a potato substitute, then try the root of a stinging nettle, it’s great used in a soup. Do use caution when handling the stinging nettle, because it is called that for a reason. Did you know a pine cone is edible? Well the seeds are, just open a pinecone and remove the seeds. Pine nuts can be purchased in a local store but are usually more expensive than other nuts. They are very tasty, and can also be made into a oil. Why not grab some pine cones from your back yard and save the cash. Certain acorns can be rinsed well and eaten, or ground up and used as a gluten free alternative to flour. Some of the other edible plants native to Florida are Spanish Needle, both the leaves and flower are edible. Pokeweed, Pawpaw, wild grape, you can eat the leaves. American Beauty Berry, and the Prickly Pear Cactus- just remove the thorns and
you can eat it. Kristin displayed several books which can be found at the local library, bookstore, or online that can help you find edible plants. After attending the wild foraging seminar, I discovered that many “weeds” in my yard are actually edible with numerous health benefits. Please be sure to do your own research before attempting to eat anything from the wild. Chinsegut Conservation Center and Dade Battlefield periodically offer Wild Foraging classes, be sure to check their websites or contact the parks for further information. Kristin Wood, Dade Battlefield Historic State Park Ranger conducts a wild foraging tour at Chinsegut Conservation Center
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Heading for the beach by the sea or a lake? Along with towels, sunscreen and flip-flops, bring along a carton of plaster of Paris, a paper cup and an empty quart-size can or plastic recycled food container to make a unique piece of natural art that will last — and decorate your yard or deck when you get back home. You can even make a terrific creation in your own backyard sandbox if you don’t live near the water. If your kids have made plaster handprints in school, they’ll be familiar with the following and easy how-tos. To make a mold in damp sand:
Use your hands to scoop out a freeform design at least 2 inches deep. If you are at an ocean beach, just be sure the tide won’t be coming in for at least a couple of hours. You also can make a mold using toys such as a plastic fish or crab. Press the toy into the sand to make the shape, and then remove the toy. Any connecting areas in your design should be at least 2 inches wide to keep the final plaster project from breaking. To add interest, press some natural objects you collect on the beach into the base of the sand mold, such as shells, rocks, twigs and bark or driftwood. Pour a cup or two of fresh or seawater into the disposable container. Add the powdered plaster according to directions on the box and stir with a stick.
Poke a paper clip halfway into the plaster at the center top as the plaster thickens. If the project is large, you may wish to position two paper clips evenly spaced from each side. Allow the plaster to harden for about an hour and a half, depending on the size of the mold, and then carefully
remove the plaster souvenir from the sand. Dispose of leftover hard plaster in a trash can. Take a picture of your pleased kids holding their creations before you head home. Wrap your art loosely with newspaper, and let it dry and harden completely. Glue on additional decorations, if you wish. NOTE: Never pour liquid plaster down a drain. *** Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit www.donnasday.com and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” © 2018 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.
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WALK FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS SATURDAY, July 14, 2018 6pm – 8pm Join us for the Walk for Cystic Fibrosis at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Registration begins at 5 PM, and the walk begins at 6 PM. The walk is followed by swimming at Buccaneer Bay, hotdogs, drinks and a DJ. For more information on how to get involved and pledging, visit https://on.cff.org/2JGovRK, or call Penny Johnson at 352-442-9460.
Grilled or Baked Potatoes with bacon and onions Ingredients Bacon 3-4 Garlic cloves minced ¼ Teaspoon red pepper 1 cup mayonnaise ½ teaspoon paprika ¾ cup shredded Parmesan Cheese ½ teaspoon Salt Red Potatoes Cut into ¼ inch slices FYI Potatoes (Qty of Choice) 2 Large Sweet Onions Sliced thin Aluminum Foil Cooking Spray Directions Fire up your grill on Medium Heat
In large bowl mix all ingredients To mixture add your sliced potatoes and onions, mixed until coated FYI depending on amount of potatoes you may need to add more ingredients On foil squares place coated mixed potatoes and fold foil and crimp closed Cook on grill about 30 minutes or until potatoes done. check every 10 minutes for burning. Also could be baked on 350 until potatoes are tender.
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is located at 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34606,
EVERYBODY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018 11 AM – 1 PM It’s that time of year again where we celebrate and wish everyone a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! No matter what day of the year you were born, today is your birthday!! Join us for birthday games, festivities and a little cake too! The Hernando County YMCA is located at 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609
CHILDREN IN THE WILD: ANIMAL TRACKS SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 @ 2M - 3 PM This monthly program for ages 5-9 is free to attend but please register in advance so we have materials for your child. register online or by calling (352) 754-6722. The topic of this moth’s children’s program is Animal Tracks. Solve the mystery of who’s in the woods by learning to identify some of Florida’s common wildlife and their prints. Program includes hands-on activity, game or craft. This program is offered free of charge but please let us know you’re coming so we have plenty of materials for everyone! register at (352) 754-6722 or online. Online registration is available until: 7/21/2018 Chinsegut Conservation Center is located at 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd Brooksville, Florida 34601
RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 10:30 – 11:30 AM Pre-Payment and Pre-registration required. Clicking “going” on this event is not considered registering. $50 per barrel. Attendance at a workshop is mandatory to purchase a rain barrel. One barrel per person. HCUD customers receive a one-time credit of $25 on their water bill for attending a workshop and installing a barrel at their home. Payment is due in advance with CHECKS ONLY. Write checks out to HCUD. Mail checks to 15365 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613 by July 19th. Workshop will be held at the Spring Hill Branch LIbrary All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges. Spring Hill Branch Library is located at 9220 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34608-6300, United States
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EVERY TUESDAY IN JULY BRIAN’S PLACE Outdoor Music event 3430 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach Stan Princeton performing live of the world-famous flamingos every Tuesday in July from 6 to 9. Please call for reservations 352-597-5101
Ice Cream Music Jam Dade Battlefield Historic State Park Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm Cost is $3/car or Florida Annual Park Pass. More Information: email@example.com; 352-793-4781 July 14 Located in the Southwest region at: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park 7200 CR 603 Bushnell, FL 33513 Mushrooms Bring your favorite instrument or just your voice to our WHEN: July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am summer music jam. We will also be making hand-cranked WHERE: Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 8th St, Zephyrhills ice cream to beat the summer heat. Description: Workshop on small scale mushroom farming. Topics include mushroom cultivation and species selecJuly 23 tion. Please register for this FREE UF/IIFAS Pasco Extension workshop which will take place at the Zephyrhills Sing Along with Yehaa Bob Library. Registration required. WHEN: Monday, July 23, 2pm – 3pm WHERE: Hernando County West Branch Library. 6335 Hernando Bowling Challenge Blackbird Ave, Weeki Wachee, WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2018 13:00–18:00 Description: Join Disney Legacy Award-winning WHERE: Strike City3544 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida entertainer, Yehaa Bob, in a humorous musical show that 34609 gets the family clapping, singing and laughing! This is Description: Join us for the 1st Alzheimer’s Family Organi- a FREE event. All “Libraries Rock” youth-friendly events zation Hernando Bowling Challenge. A 32 team - Double are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando Elimination Tournament! Enter your Team today!!!! County. Visit http://hernandocountylibrary.us/ or call https://alzheimersfamily.org/bowling/ Justin King. (352) 754-4043 firstname.lastname@example.org If you are interested, there are several levels of sponsorship, opportunities to form a team, and prize donations! Participate in a fun TEAM BUILDING exercise with your July 27 staff or your family, and help raise money for an important resource for the community! BRIAN’S PLACE Outdoor Music event 3430 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach Walk for Cystic Fibrosis The mighty ones featuring Mike Monarch of Stephen Wolf When: Sat, July 14, 6pm – 8pm July 27 from 7 to 11 Please call restaurant for reservations Where: 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34606, 352-597-5101 Description: Join us for the Walk for Cystic Fibrosis at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park on Saturday, July 14, Bits N Pieces Puppet Theater presents Peter Rabbit 2018. Registration is at 5 PM, and the walk begins at 6 WHEN: Friday, July 27, 3pm – 4pm PM. The walk is followed by swimming at Buccaneer Bay, WHERE: Spring Hill Branch Library 9220 Spring Hill Dr, hotdogs, drinks and a DJ. Hernando, For more information on how to get involved and pledg- Description: Wrap up our Summer Programs with the ing, visit https://on.cff.org/2JGovRK, or call Penny Johnson Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre performing the classic at 352-442-9460. musical tale of Peter Rabbit. This is a FREE event. All “Libraries Rock” youth-friendly events are sponsored by July 18 the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Visit http:// hernandocountylibrary.us/ or call (352) 754-4043 for more Politics in the Park information. WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 5 pm - 9 pm July 28 WHERE: Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California Street, Brooksville. Billy the Kid visits Brooksville Train Depot Description: Meet and greet the local 2018 candidates at WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 28 @ 7P.M. an old-fashioned political rally. This is your opportunity WHERE: 1885 TRAIN DEPOT MUSEUM; 70 Russell to meet local, state and federal candidates and discuss Street; Brooksville, FL 34601 important election issues facing our community. Free ad- Description: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to mission. Straw Poll. Register to vote on site. Fun, food and hear the story of William H. Cox II, “BILLY THE KID.” He more. For more information, please contact the Chamber recounts his adventure of 30 years ago when he experiof Commerce at 352-796-0697, like our Facebook page, enced a life-changing event that found him literally living and visit our website www.hernandochamber.com for this in the footsteps of the legendary figure of the wild wild and other upcoming events. West, William H. Bonney, known infamously as “Billy the Kid.”EVENT COST: $10; RSVP to 352-799-4766 Everybody’s Birthday Party (20 seats available) WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 11am – 1pm WHERE: Hernando County YMCA 1300 Mariner Blvd, Pioneering Skills Day Spring Hill, Florida 34609 WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 9am – 3pm Description: It’s that time of year again where we celeWHERE: 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, brate and wish everyone a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! No matter what day of the year you were born, today is your Description: Join us for the second annual Pioneering birthday!! Join us for birthday games, festivities and a little Skills Day for modern homesteaders at Chinsegut. Speakers and activities throughout the day. All members cake too! of the public welcome for this free event. Learn how to provide food for a family and subsistence farm on small July 21 plots of land while protecting the environment through reduced fertilizer and pesticide use. Talks and activities Saturday Rain Barrel Workshop include composting, chicken keeping, summer vegetable WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 10:30am – 11:30am gardening, dealing with landscape pests, archery, cooking WHERE: 9220 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34608-6300, on an open fire, weaving, and more. Schedule of times United States and presenters coming soon. Description: Pre-Payment and Pre-registration required. Clicking “going” on this event is not considered register18th Annual Youth Education Services Bowling ing. $50 per barrel. Attendance at a workshop is mandatory to Extravaganza purchase a rain barrel. One barrel per person. HCUD cus- WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 201812pm – 4pm tomers receive a one-time credit of $25 on their water bill WHERE: 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Description: Time: 1:00 p.m. Registration at noon. All for attending a workshop and installing a barrel at their bowlers must be present to register then lane assignment home. Payment is due in advance with CHECKS ONLY. will be given. For more information, call 352) 797-3660 Write checks out to HCUD. Mail checks to 15365 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613 by July 19th. Workshop will be or visit www.hernandosheriff.org. Entry Fee: $150 Per held at the Spring Hill Branch LIbrary - 9220 Spring Hill Dr. Team (includes 4 bowlers and a Lane Sponsorship, 3 games of bowling, and shoe rental). Lane Sponsors: $100 All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges. Lane Sponsorship (the names of all sponsors will be prominently displayed on t-shirts). Team Only: $75 team Children in the WILD; Animal Tracks (price includes 4 bowlers) Individual Bowlers: $20 each WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2pm – 3pm WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center 23212 Lake Lind- person. Checks to: Hernando County Sheriff’s Charities, Inc. and mail to:Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box sey Rd Brooksville, Florida 34601 Description: This monthly program for ages 5-9 is free to 10070, Brooksville, FL 34603. attend but please register in advance so we have materials Money must be received by June 30, 2018 in order to have for your child. register online or by calling (352) 754-6722. your sponsor name on shirts. All bowlers and families welcome. The topic of this moth’s children’s program is Animal Tracks. Solve the mystery of who’s in the woods by learning to identify some of Florida’s common wildlife and their Springhill Annual Operation Backpack prints. Program includes hands-on activity, game or craft. WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 10am – 1pm WHERE: 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, This program is offered free of charge but please let us Description:Free School Supplies Distributed. know you’re coming so we have plenty of materials for Open to all Elementary and Middle School Students everyone! register at (352) 754-6722 or online. attending Hernando / Pasco Private or Public Schools. Online registration is available until: 7/21/2018 While Supplies Last. For More Info Please call 352 3407579. Hosted by Towne Square Mall
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August 9 USA Dance Adventure Coast WHEN: Second Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 9:30 pm August 9, 2018) WHERE: The Lake House, Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill Description: Join our monthly dances at “The Lake House.” Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Fox Trot, Swing. $6 members / nonmembers $8. At 7 pm, DJ Pete gives a lesson which is included in price of admission Complimentary snacks, coffee and tea. Beverages and water available, or you can bring your own. Dances are held Monthly on the second Thursday, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Call Christine at 352.515.5008 or 631.220.7029 or email at email@example.com or visit usadanceadventurecoast.org/ Aug. 11 Perseid Meteor Shower Night Walk Dade Battlefield Historic State Park Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm EDT $3 per vehicle park entrance fee More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Located in the Southwest region at: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park 7200 CR 603 Bushnell, FL 33513 Join park staff and volunteers on a guided night walk along Dade Battlefield’s trails followed by a viewing of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, weather permitting. Bring chairs/blankets, flashlights and insect repellent.
Essential Eligibility Criteria Dade Battlefield Historic State Park In order to participate in this program, one: •Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion. •Must have the ability to traverse flat terrain of asphalt and/ or grassy trails at night for up to 1 1/2 miles, independently or with the assistance of a companion and flashlight. •Must have the ability to withstand exposure to changes in weather conditions as well as darkness for up to 2 hours.
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Deer Homo Sapiens, wil yu pleez com to the sheltr and see us we wud lov yu to adopt us we want to brin’ you joy. We now that every huoman needs a cuddly sol mat, so let us be the ons. Come and see us 19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL. Meet Tundra a Siberian Husky mix. Great on leash. Good with other dogs. Likes the water. Very friendly and sweet! Pretty calm boy. Very soft fur and happy disposition. Come meet Tundra today at 930. Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062
Scout is still URGENT and needs out of the shelter. He is a big, happy go lucky boy who seems to be friendly with other dogs but if you do have another dog at home please bring them up to the shelter for a meet and greet. He loves to play ball and play with his rope toy. He takes treats gently and knows how to sit on command. Please come meet Scout! Hernando Animal Services, 19450 Oliver St. Brooksville,
Vacation Bible School (VBS) Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, "AMPED!",July 16-20; 9AM to Noon; Free to children from pre-kindergarten (toilet trained) through fifth grade (rising). Register between June 1 and July 14 online at rmcumc.net or at the church’s Facebook site. Registration is also available at the church. Call (352) 583-0111. Address: 34350 Cortez Blvd First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" July 23-27; 8:30 a.m. to noon; Free to children age 4 through fifth grade. To register, call (352) 683-2600/2015 to have forms emailed or stop by the church. Call (352) 683-2600. Address: 9344 Spring Hill Drive.
Local Summer Camps • Wider Horizons School in Spring Hill offers educational summer programs. Call 352-686-1934 for more information. JULY 16-20: FIESTA JULY 23-27: COOKING
10316016.....Beautiful Faline! She’s young, sweet and gentle and seems to like other dogs. If you do have another dog please bring them up to the shelter for a meet and greet. Likes to play. Come visit her today from 930-430......19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, Florida 352-796-5062
Clubs & soCieties Please confirm dates and times by calling the contact person provided for the listing. To provide changes for a listing, email email@example.com (352) 799-4319. Brooksville Horseshoe Club The club meets regularly. New, backyard and experienced players are welcome. Horseshoes are available for loan, and there is no cost to play. Call Richard Watson at (352) 584-4102. Corvette Club Nature Coast Corvette Club meets regularly. For more information, visit the club’s website at www.ncvette. com Crescent Community Clinic Crescent Community Clinic is a volunteer-run, nonprofit clinic that provides primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines. To volunteer or sponsor future Friends of the Clinic functions, call (352) 610-9927. Domino Club Spring Hill Domino Club meets regularly for socials. Call Nancy, club secretary, at (352) 346-6337. Elks Lodge 2582 The Elks Lodge 2582 located on County Line Road meets regularly. Members and guests are welcome. Other activities include bingo, dominoes, cards, billiards, music and a cash bar. Call 352.596.2582 Fantasy African Violet Club The Fantasy African Violet Club meets the second Saturday monthly, except in December. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. The program Topic is African Violet Cousins/Other Gesneriads. For more information, contact Thad Scaggs at 352-345-5271, firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Chmiko – scootsno@yahoo. com - Meetings are held at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Dr. and corner of Toucan Trail First Hernando Republican Club First Hernando Republican Club meets regularly. Email email@example.com or email recfhrc@ tampabay.rr.com. Friends Travel Club Call (352) 684-7568 for more information or visit www.springhillregional. net for more information. Genealogy Interest Group Genealogy Interest Group meets regularly. For more information, call (352) 796-1623. Grumman Retiree Club Grumman Retiree Club, Midwest Florida Chapter, meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month (except June, July and August) at Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. (State Road 50), Brooksville. All former Grumman and Northrop Grumman employees and their guests are invited to attend. For club information, call Bea Hall at (352) 686-9529 in Hernando County; or Gus Krayer at (352) 586-1558 in Citrus County. H2U Partner’s Club Partner’s Club features the following activities at the club located behind Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill: Yoga, line dance, rug hooking, needlework and exercise. Membership is $20 a year, which includes
Summer is here, which means the kids are out of school and have lots of time to fill. We’ve put together a list of some known programs throughout the county.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Free Bible School for adults and children July 24-26; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Families will praise and worship God together, followed by an age-appropriate Bible study, using the theme of 2 Peter 1:3. Registration not required. Call (727) 856-8336. Address: 14236 County Line Road, Hudson,
WILLOW Each day she sits at the shelter is one day closer to the end. She came into the shelter as a stray in February (no one came looking for her). In June we thought she had found her forever home but unfortunately her and the resident dog didn’t get along after a couple weeks. So now she sits waiting for her person each day. Each day passes without any luck. She is giving up. She is frustrated being locked up everyday. She doesn’t understand why. And because humans failed her she will pay with her life. She does not show well inside her kennel but outside she is a very calm, loving, and sweet dog. She does need to be an only animal at this time. Please come and meet her tomorrow! Time is running out! Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062
AARP Hernando County Driver Safety Programs AARP Hernando County training in Hernando County. For reservations or more information, call (352) 678-3090 or Skip at (352) 683-6840. Accordian Adventure Accordian Adventure informal group consists of accordionists that are enthusiasts of all levels of performance. For more information, call Cathy at (352) 686-0975 or Peg at (352) 442-5574. Acoustic Guitar Club Spring Hill Acoustic Guitar Club goal is to play together, have fun doing it and to provide encouragement and support for each other in an effort to become better players. For more information, call Curt at (352) 666-3951 or Ken at (352) 684-6789. African Violet Club of Spring Hill African Violet Club of Spring Hill has supplies available, and anyone interested in growing African violets is invited to attend meetings. For more information, call Thad Scaggs at (352) 345-5271. American Legion Auxillary Unit 186. Meetings are held Monthly on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.at Post 186. The Post is located at 12091 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, Fl. 34613. Ballroom Dance Club The Dance Club is held every 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday from 6-9:00 P.M. with a free dance lesson, during break. Wine and beer permitted. Every 3rd Friday there is a Theme Party.Held at the Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Rd., Spring Hill, Fl. 34606. Call 352-597-0107 Book Discussion Groups Book Discussion Groups meet regularly at library locations in Hernando County. For more information, call Jeanne DelVecchio at (352) 754-4866. All of the groups are open to new members. Bowling Buddies Bowling Buddies is a singles bowling group that bowls for fun. For more information, call Nancy at (352) 688-4115. British Car Club Nature Coast English Car Club is open to all British car owners and enthusiasts. For more information, call Jay Gerdin at 352.398,9243. Ladies of the British Commonwealth Ladies of the British Commonwealth meets regularly at the Spring Hill Branch Public Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This is a new group; all women of British lineage are welcome. For more information, call (352) 688-6503. Brooksville Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every Month from September to May at 12 noon. The Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville 34601. 12 PM “Dutch Treat” order off menu or just come for the 1:00 PM Speaker and stay for our Member’s updates of projects and field trips which includes all. Interested? Call
membership into the H2U program. For more information, call (352) 597-6383. Hernando Audubon Society Hernando Audubon Society will resume meetings and field hikes in September. For more information, call Linda Vanderveen at 352.428.2629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit online at www.hernandoaudubon.org Hernando Beach Club Meets at 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Friday dinners and events throughout the year. Visit hernandobeachclub.com or call 352.596.5878 for details. Hernando Computer Club At its March 26 general meeting, the Hernando Computer Club will host an “Art and Craft Exhibition” where club members and friends will showcase their creations. Photograph, painting, pottery, sewing, embroidery and crafts will be on display. This will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase items donated by the artists in a Silent Auction. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hcc. org or call 352-684-7171. Hernando County Arts Council would like to invite the public to our meetings on the 2nd. Thursday every month at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Brooksville, FL 34601 in Council Chambers at 5:30 pm. Our mission is to encourage, support and promote all of the creative arts and assist in bringing these arts to the citizens. We are now accepting applications to our 35th. Annual ART IN THE PARK SHOW March 9 & 10, 2019. Our website is www.hernandoarts. org or e-mail email@example.com. For info call Jan Knowles 352.279.5182 Visit website hernandoarts.org or e-mail hernandofinearts@ gmail.com. Contact Jan Knowles 352.279.5182. Hernando County Button Collectors Group Join our monthly meetings for button history and button age and material identification. Meets 1-2:30 p.m. (usually the 3rd Monday of the month) at the Brooksville Main Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. For more info, visit our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hernando County Kennel Club meets at 8:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month at Hernando Council #1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Brooksville. Visit webmaster@hernandocountykennelclub. org Hernando County Retired Educators Association Please join us if you are a person formerly employed as an educator or other school employee. We meet every other month at 10 a.m. at the Enrichment Center (next to Brooksville hospital) on Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. Please visit the website www.
• Hernando County Parks and Recreation have several different summer camps to choose from. You can sign up and check out the options at: http://www.co.hernando.fl.us/ Parks_Rec/. For more info call their office at (352) 754-4031. Camps are as follows... Volleyball Camp runs July 16-20 Cost: $75 Monday-Thursday Limit: 50 campers Location: Fox Chapel Middle School Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. *7:30-9 a.m. &/or 3-4 p.m. is an additional $15 Enjoy one of the most requested camps. Learn the fundamentals of the game, drills and skills, followed by scrimmage games. Basketball Camp runs July 23-26 Cost: $75 Monday-Thursday Limit: 50 campers Location: Fox Chapel Middle School Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. *7:30-9 a.m. &/or 3-4 p.m. is an additional $15 Enjoy one of the most requested camps. Learn the fundamentals of the game, drills and skills, followed by scrimmage games. Football Camp DWP- July 30-Aug 2 Cost: $75 Monday-Thursday Limit: 20 campers Location: Delta Woods Park Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. *7:30-8 a.m. &/or 2-4 p.m. is an additional $15 Learn the fundamentals of the game, drills, skills and conditioning. Camp will be conducted by Calvin Brown and Marion Jones who work with the local high school programs. Weeki Wachee Kayak Days July 19th and 26th. Aug 1st and 8th Cost: $25 per day Limit: 20 campers Location: Boating in Florida Ages: 10 to 14 Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join us on a paddling experience down the Weeki Wachee River. Campers must be able to swim, paddling experience is preferred but not needed. You will be guided down the river by two HCRD staff and will end the adventure at Rogers Park. Please bring all snacks/lunch in water proof containers, sunscreen, bug spray and towel if you wish. All tandem kayaks, paddles and flotation devices are provided. Kids Cooking Camp runs Aug 6-9 Cost: $80 Monday-Thursday Limit: 16 campers Location: Community Activity Ctr. (Main Office)
frea.org. Merry 352-835-7210 Hernando Harmonizers Hernando Harmonizers meet on Monday evenings. A fun and friendly group of men who enjoy singing barbershop harmony and other styles of music. Visit hernandoharmonizers.org/ contact.html Hernando Historical Museum Association has three Museums open to the public, Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. They are The May Stringer House, The 1885 Train Depot and The Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse. We are always in need of volunteers in several different areas; Tour guides for adult and students; Museum greeters, Grounds Assistants & Special Events Assistants to name a few. For more about our Museums please visit our website hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com. For more information, call 352-515-3054 & please mention this ad! Hernando Horseshoe Club Meets every Thursday at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville at 9 a.m. New members welcome. Call Richard Watson at 352 584-4102 or email richardpwatson@ bellsouth.net. Hernando Jazz Society meets regularly and conducts nine performances each year from September through May. For information call Bill McLoughlin 352-799-9690/visit hernandojazzsociety.org Hernando Porcelain Artists meet regularly in Brooksville. The group welcomes new members interested in learning the art of paitning china. Call 352.592.4814 Hernando Quilters Guild meet every Monday at 10 am in the Turning Point Church fellowship Hall, 19384 Ingram St. Brooksville. Contact Carol Meisberger at 352-796-6371. Hernando Youth Orchestra Come share the music. Rehearsals Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at the Heather Community. For details, visit hernandoyouthorchestra. org. High Point Community Ballroom Dance Classes The High Point Community holds ballroom dancing classes
Ages: 9 to 14 Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. *7:30-9 a.m. &/or 3-4 p.m. is an additional $15 Introduce your young chef to a variety of skills, tastes, techniques and culinary experiences. Chefs are paired in teams of 2-4 and will prepare a variety of recipes throughout the week. Outdoor Adventure Camp Monday-Friday - July 30-Aug 3 $175 Limit: 20 campers Location: Delta Woods Park Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a week of adventures. Some trips will be kayaking, offshore fishing, Rays baseball game, Adventure Island, Rainbow River, Fort Desoto, Tree Hoppers, Skyzone, Cemex, and many others. Field trips are subject to change due to weather but they will be replaced with field trips of the same caliber. Pick up and drop off times will vary depending on the week/trips. *Daily itinerary is available online. Kayak-Spring Camp runs Aug. 6-9 Cost: $100 Monday-Thursday Limit: 20 campers Location: Delta Woods Park Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a week of adventures exploring some of Florida’s prettiest springs. We will kayak some days and others we will explore some natural springs. Some places we may visit, Weeki Wachee, Juniper Springs, Silver Springs and Rainbow River. Pick up and drop off times will vary depending on the week/trips. *Daily itinerary is available online. Rays Day- Wednesday July 25th Cost: $30 Limit: 20 campers Location: Delta Woods Park Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a day out with other Parks and Recreation Camps. The following dates we will take the kids to a Tampa Bay Rays game. At the end of the game the kids will be able to run the bases. Kids will be able to bring in lunch or purchase it there. Hurry, spots will fill up quickly! July 11 - Rays vs Detroit Tigers July 25 - Rays vs New York Yankees • Hernando County Schools is offering a Springs Coast Environmental Camp find out more and sign up here: https://www. hernandoschools.org/Page/4615 SESSIONS: July 16-20 • Nature Days for Children Dade Battlefield Historic State Park Monday, July 16, 2018 - July 20; 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT Cost is $40/child for 5 sessions or $10/ day, ages 8 - 12. More Information: email@example.com; 352-793-4781 Located in the Southwest region at: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park 7200 CR 603 Bushnell, FL 33513 Nature Days Camp program that includes daily programs on birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, insects and spiders and mammals. Program includes walks, games, crafts and daily snacks. • Wildlife ranger camp WHEN: July 17-21, 2018 WHERE: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, Description: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, will offer two-week wildlife ranger camps from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park this summer. For children ages 10 to 12. Applications are available in the park office at the Visitor Center. Each program is limited to 24 campers and will be filled on a first-come basis, with preference to those who have not attended previously. Camp topics include mammals, birds, reptiles, manatees, the ocean, sea turtles and saving energy through alternative sources. Indoor and outdoor activities include nature hunts, visiting wildlife areas in the park and other scientific activities. The cost is $75 per child and includes a T-shirt and supplies. Applicants must write a short essay on "an animal that lives in Florida and why you think that animal is important" to attach to their applications. For information, call Rene Poppe at (352) 628-5343, ext. 1004.
every Wednesday at the Community Center located on Clubhouse Drive, Brooksville. Call 352.683.3699 for more information. Historic Brooksville Wood Turners meets every first Thursday of the month at the Brooksville Christian Church at 6197 Broad St. in Brooksville. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. prompt. Visit www.woodturner. org/members/?id=24458381 Humane Society of the Nature Coast holds adoption events throughout the year. Rescue groups will be on hand with dogs and cats available for adoption.Call (727) 842-9279 or visit www.humanerescue.org Hungarian-American Club Hungarian-American Club holds monthly gatherings wherein authentic Hungarian meals are served, while listening to folk songs and dance tunes. New members welcome. For club information,visit the club’s website at www.hunclub.org Illinois Club of Spring Hill The club meets regularly. All welcome to join. Call 352.5970346. Keep It Local Keep #502 is a networking group that meets every Wednesday at Great Life Church 14494 Cortez Blvd 7:45 am Meet and Greet Meeting begins 8-9 am Contact Melanie at 352.263.7749 or email her at melaniegrossi@ tampabay.rr.com. Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge holds regular breakfast meetings. Contact Pierre Richard at 352.596.6632. kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge. com. Kiwanis Club of Nature Coast Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast meets regularly Spring Hill. For more information, visit www.kiwanisnaturecoast.org Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill Meets weekly on Tuesday at noon at the Town Square Mall. For more information on the Club and Upcoming Events please contact Godfrey Eason, Membership Chair geas46@ bellsouth.net Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wa-
chee Meets 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of the month at 6 p.m. Visit weeki-wachee.kiwanisone. org Long Island CluB Long Island Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month at St. Stephen’s Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. Coffee and cake are served prior to the meeting. For more information, call (727) 861-0171. Michigan Club Michigan Club welcomes back some Snowbirds. Contact Martha Wauters 352-835-7492 or Barb or Dave Selback 352-592-9663 Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Visit the website at mcl708.org. (352) 597-7979. Monday Night Singles The group is for singles 50 and older. For more information, call Joanne at (352) 596-6969 or Phyllis at (352) 596-3125. NARFE Chapter 1322 NARFE Chapter 1322 holds its monthly meetings at the Marine Corps League Detachment 708 at 8405 Sunshine Grove Rd. Brooksville, Florida. We meet the third Friday of every month at 1:00 P.M. except for June – August. As a group, NARFE supports legislation beneficial to current Federal employees and annuitants and opposes legislation contrary to their interests. We are prepared to assist you in any way we are able to. We are always looking for new members. Contact Dennis Foley at 352-754-6160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Nature Coast Art League: Members meet from 10 a.m. to Noon every Monday at the Spring Hill Community Center (The Lake House), 1202 Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill. Shadow Chasers (plein air group) meet at 9 a.m. every Wednesday; call (787) 517-6455 for location. A general meeting is held from 1-3 p.m. on the third Monday of every month (September through May) at The Lake House. New members are welcome. Visit www.naturecoastartleague.com For further info call (352) 556-
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Be wary of the heat
his time of the year is an active time for us hunters. If we aren’t out chasing coon or hog dogs, we’re out gigging frogs, sowing food plots, preparing stand sites, practicing our archery skills and scouting for the upcoming archery season. But, this is also the time of the year when we must be careful being outside and active. Not only do we have to contend with skeeters, ticks, snakes and thunderstorms, but the heat. Heat exhaustion can creep up on you really quickly and it can be a very serious condition. Heatstroke can occur when our body’s temperature rises to a temperature of 104. Now, I don’t carry a thermometer with me out in the field, and I expect most of you are the same, so without checking our body temps, it’s best to be alert for some of the signs and symptoms to help you be aware that
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you are at risk. Headaches, extreme thirst, nausea, irritability and a rapid heart beat can let you know it’s time to go and get cooled off. But, if you ignore these warnings, other and more serious symptoms may develop, such as delirium, seizures and a loss of consciousness. Dehydration is a big culprit of heatstroke as someone who is dehydrated cannot produce enough sweat to dissipate heat in the body. If you suspect that someone is suffering from a heatstroke it’s important to get medical help as soon as possible. Heat exhaustion can make you feel mighty sick, but if you catch it early you can avoid any real damage to yourself. If you are concerned that you, or someone else out with you, may be succumbing to the heat, take these steps as soon as you can. Find somewhere cool where the person with you can sit or lie down and take off as much clothing as possible. The next step is to cool them down as much as you can, get some fluids in them; ice water is best, but don’t chug it, sip it slowly. Use a cool, damp
cloth on their skin, to help bring their temperature down, then fan them with anything you have to hand. Fanning encourages the moisture on their skin to evaporate, which is a natural way of cooling the body down. Now, if it’s gets too severe and there are any signs of seizure or loss of consciousness, by all means, call 911 and get professional help, because it can become a life-threatening event. If it comes to that and an ambulance is called, you need to be sure to inform the medics of any health conditions you’re aware of and if
they are taking medication regularly. Some people, such as older folks, little kids, and anybody with a heart condition are at an increased risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, so keep on them. I’ve overdone it on a number of occasions being out in the Summertime heat and have made myself terribly sick and I’d like very much for all of my friends reading this to get outdoors, but to please do so safely. If you have any questions or comments on today’s column, feel free to reach out to me at toby@HernandoSun. com.
Hernando County baseball teams are headed World Series tournaments Hernando County baseball teams are headed to their age group World Series where they will represent the state of Florida as state champs. Spring Hill Rookies (7-8 year olds) Congratulations to the Spring Hill American Rookies team for winning the Florida State Championship as well as the Sportsmanship award. They are headed to the World Series at the end of the month. Spring Hill American Baseball (13 and under) Dixie Junior Boys won their age groups at the State Tournament. They are representing the state of Florida in the Dixie Youth World Series. Hernando Dixie Youth League Boys (17 and under) Pre-Majors The Hernando Youth League Pre-Majors are the (17 and under) STATE CHAMPS. They are headed to Chipley, Florida from July 28 -Aug. 1 to represent the state of Florida in the Dixie Youth World Series Pre-Majors. TOP: Spring Hill Rookies win state championship ages 7-8 RIGHT: Spring Hill American Dixie Baseball under 13 - State Champs photos courtesy of Spring Hill Dixie baseball
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your zeal for challenges usually works well for you. But this week it’s best to avoid jumping into new situations without more information. Vital news emerges by the weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Once again, the Bovine’s patience pays off as that pesky problem works itself out without taking too much of your valuable time. A new task opens interesting possibilities. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Those suggestions you want to share need to be set aside for a while so you can focus on the job at hand. There’ll be time later to put your ideas into a workable format. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be sure about your sources before you use the information in any decision you reach about your new project. Some of the data might be out of date or misinterpreted. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A sudden challenge might rattle you at first. But pump up that strong Lion’s heart with a full measure of courage, and face it with the continuing support of family and friends. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Watch your expenses this week so you can have a financial cushion to fall back on should things tighten up later this month. Money matters ease by the 1st.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Uncertainty over workplace policy creates anxiety and confusion among your colleagues. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked, once again, to help work things out. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The workweek keeps you busy tying up loose ends and checking data that needs to be verified. The weekend offers a chance to relax and restore your spent energies. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is not the best time to go to extremes to prove a point. Better to set a sensible goal now and move forward. There’ll be time later to take the bolder course. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A step-by-step progression is the better way to move ahead. Taking shortcuts could be risky at this time. Important news arrives on the 1st. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Avoid getting drawn into workplace disputes that should be handled by those directly involved. Instead, spend your energy developing those new ideas. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You still need to be prudent about money matters. But things start to ease by the end of the week. A weekend encounter with an old friend brings welcome news. BORN THIS WEEK: You handle challenging situations with boldness when necessary and caution when called for. © 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.
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July 13- 19, 2018 the Panhandle Conference, but finished their season in the spring defeating Tallahassee Community College 11-1 in the finale. Northwest Florida State will add to its collection of outfielders with the addition of Funkhouser, who had a stellar year for the Sharks in 2018.
SPORTS Funkhouser helped chip in towards Nature Coast’s road to states, as he batted .453 at the plate and drove in 13 runs, 10 doubles and notched four triples. Also at the plate, Funkhouser was able to accumulate 39 hits and scored 49 runs. The senior was nearly perfect on the base pads, stealing
10-of-11 attempts and his fielding percentage was 1.000 last season, committing no errors. Andy Villamarzo can be reached at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @avillamarzo.
LEFT: HYL Dixie Pre-Majors celebrate the state championship.
Hernando County Sports Notebook By Andy Villamarzo Hernando Sun sports writer
Hernando Youth League’s Dixie Pre Majors team World Series bound Several players from Hernando High School’s baseball team will be taking part in the Dixie Pre Majors World Series, as the team will be playing in north Florida later this month. The Dixie World Series, which will take place up in Chipley, FL, features teams from Carson Lashley with state states all around the championship trophy country. The host Chipley team game being on the final will face off against Alabama at 4 p.m. on July 28 day at 10 a.m. Among those playing and Hernando’s club will in the tournament for play against North CaroFlorida is Hernando lina earlier in the day at infielder/pitcher Carson 10 a.m. The tournament Lashley, who will be a will take place from July senior this upcoming 28 up until August 1, season for the Leopards. with the championship Lashley posted solid
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great assistant coaches at PHSC that sacrificed their time to help build and maintain the baseball program, and the players numbers in 2018 for will always be special. Hernando, as he went 3-2 We have had many great on the mound with a 1.89 student-athletes that not earned run average. At only have exceeded on the baseball field, but in the the plate, Lashley drove classroom and in life. It in 11 runs and hit four will be different when the doubles and on the base fall semester starts, but I pads was able to steal look forward to directing seven bases. the athletic department and supporting all PHSC Nature Coast’s Zach athletic teams,” said WinFunkhouser commits to terling. Northwest Florida State Winterling received for baseball his bachelor’s degree in physical education from University of South FloriNature Coast Techda in 1981 and completed nical right fielder Zach Funkhouser has commit- his master’s degree at ted to playing baseball at Florida State University in 1986. Winterling has been Northwest Florida State a member of the American College, which is located Baseball Coaches Associnear Niceville, FL in the ation for 39 years. panhandle. The Raiders He was recognized as are coming off a season Regional Coach of the Year by the National in which they finished
29-21 overall and 10-14 in the Panhandle Conference of the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) The Raiders ended up finishing third overall in
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from page 10 5640 or (352) 610-4643. Nature Coast Basket Guild We meet the second tuesday of the month . September thru April at the Enrichment Center at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd, Brooksville, Fl at 11 am. Learn how to weave a basket or just come join us. Contact: Arlene 256-599-1374 Nature Coast Bridge Club The Nature Coast Bridge Club offers games regularly. Games for all levels of players are offered, and beginners. Call 352.556.389 Nature Coast Gardens Meetings are free and open to the public. Contact: 352-683-9933 or www.naturecoastgardens.com. Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: Meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Bayfront Health Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 People Helping People in Hernando County A nonprofit, interfaith, all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping the needy and homeless. Call (352) 686-4466. www.phpinhc.org Poor Rich’s Chess Club Poor Rich’s Chess Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Call 352.678.6987. Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central Members of Rotary meets Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Silverthorn Country Club, off Barclay Avenue in Spring HIll. Call 352-238-5389 Rotary Club of Brooksville Members of Rotary meets at noon Thursdays at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 19850 Southern Hills Blvd. Visit www.brooksvillerotary.org. Rotary Club of Spring Hill meets Thursdays at 7:45 a.m. at the IHop Restaurant, US.19, Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Visit www.shcrotary. org or call 352.666.4107. Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill, Call 352.596.1711. SHARP Crime Watch SHARP Crime Watch meets at the Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Voluntee needed. Call (352) 683-5936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728 New members welcome. Call 352.688.9637 Sons of Italy Lodge 2502 Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502. Call 727.862.3170
Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and American Baseball Coaches Association in 2014, the same year the PHSC team made its first-ever trip to the NJCAA Division II College World Series where they placed fourth. Winterling’s 2018 PHSC Bobcats finished 36-18 on the season, the 11th consecutive winning season for the program. The 36 wins are the second most in school history, one behind the record of 37 set in 2009. Lyndon Coleman served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for three years prior to being selected to the men’s baseball head coach position. “Lyndon has been very instrumental our success the past three years and brings a wealth of knowledge and college coaching experience to our program,” said Winterling. During Coleman’s tenure, PHSC has a 93-50-1 record with two NJCAA Dll Region 8 champi-
onships and trips to the NJCAA Dll Southeast District Tournament. “I’m humbled to follow in the footsteps of Coach Winterling and appreciated the opportunity to coach at PHSC,” Coleman said. Coleman graduated with his Associate in Arts degree from PHSC in 2010. He was a key player in helping PHSC set the school record for wins (37) in 2009. In 2010, he was an All-Suncoast Conference player after batting .353. Coleman finished his college career at Barry University in Miami. After graduating in 2013, Coleman remained at Barry to start his coaching career and then moved on to St. Petersburg College in 2015, coaching under Ryan Beckman, a former PHSC player. Coleman managed two seasons (2016, 2017) in the Valley League for the Winchester Royals and this summer is managing the Keene Swampbats of the New England College Baseball League.
South Brooksville Neighborhood Watch is seeking volunteers. Meetings are held from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 601 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. Call (352) 397-1423. Spring Hill AGLOW International Spring Hill Aglow International meets from 8:45 a.m. to noon the third Monday of each month at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Call Rachael at (352) 848-4182. Spring Hill Bocce Club Spring Hill Bocce Club meets regularly every Tuesday and Friday at Delta Woods Park. New members welcome. Annual dues are $5. Call 352.596.3503 Spring Hill Camera Club Spring Hill Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Medical Arts Building, Suite 120, of the Brooksville Regional Hospital campus, 17222 Hospital Blvd., off State Road 50, Brooksville. Membership is open to all beginning and experienced film and digital photographers.Call Bill at (352) 556-3708 or visit its website at www.springhillcameraclub.org Spring Hill Domino Club meets regularly. Singles dance parties every Wednesday at its club on County Line Road. Free dance lessons offered. Call 352.346.6337. Spring Hill Garden Club meets regularly. The nursery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays. Call 252.683.9933 for more information.. Subvets WWII Weeki Wachee meet regularly. All qualified discharged, retired or active members are welcome. Call Robbie Roberts at (352) 592-5161 or (352) 428-3964. Suncoast Ship Model Society meets regularly at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club in Spring Hill. Open to all modelers.Call 352.592.6419 Suncoast Harmony Chorus, west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, Real women singing real harmony. We are looking fore more singers. The ability to read music or prior vocal training is not a prerequisite. We meet every Tuesday 7 PM, Salishan Gracious Retirement Living, 191 Astaire Ln., Spring Hill 34609 Call Cindy at 352-597-4376, or visit www. suncoast-harmony.com. TOPS Chapter 208 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Thursday, 6 p.m. at Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road, Brooksville. Call Linda 352-796-1236 USA Dance Club Adventure Coast Chapter 6090 Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave, Spring Hill for an evening of dance with DJ Pete’s fabulous music. All types of music and a free dance lesson included. Free snacks and coffee or BYO. Members $6/Nonmembers $8. Call 352.515.5008 or 631.220.7029 VFW Post 10209 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 offers weekly activities at its Post located at 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Call (352) 796-0398. VFW Post 1681 and Ladies
Auxiliary VFW Post 1681 and Ladies Auxiliary holds bar bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. the second Sunday of every month in Brooksville. Call 352.796.4449 VFW Post 8681 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 offers weekly activities at its Post located at 18940 Drayton St., off County Line Road, Spring Hill. Call (727) 856-1860. VFW Post 8713 & Ladies Aux. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 & Ladies Auxiliary, 1681 E. Jefferson St., Brooksville, offers weekly activities. For more information, call (352) 796-4449. VFW Post 9236 offers activities at the Post located at 3435 Shoal Line Boulevard. For more information, call the Post at (352) 596-9236. Weeki Wachee Anglers, Inc. Membership in this fishing and social club is open to adults and children. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each on the first Wednesday of each month at Glen Lakes Country Club, 10485 Glen Lakes Boulevard. The banquet room is open 5-7 p.m. with food for purchase (debit/credit cards only); cash bar is available. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free/ open to the public. Call Ron at 207-608-5442 or Anita at 317-966-0000 or visit www. weekiwacheeanglersinc.com. Weeki Wachee Area Club Weeki Wachee Area Club holds bingo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at 7442 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. For more information, call (352) 596-3316. Weeki Wachee Arts and Crafts Group: meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Club, 3357 Susan Drive (corner of Toucan Trail) in Weeki Wachee Acres, Spring Hill. Call Leslie Duncan, 352-428-7904 for further information. Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers The Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers meet regularly at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center. New Members welcome. Call Mike Rice at 352.683.9087 for more information. Wellington Democrats The Wellington Democrats meet regularly at the Wellington at Seven Hills Clubhouse, off Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill For more information, contact Gene Ehrich at WellingtonDemocrats@gmail.com Withlacoochee Rockhounds Interested in Rocks, Fossils, Jewelry making? This is the club for you. Meets 7 pm, 2nd Wed. monthly at Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Dr., Spring Hill. Are you an expert-we could use your help. If not, maybe we can help you. Visit website www.withlacoocheerockhounds.com or call Dorwin at 352-610-9422. Bring your minerals, fossils or jewelry to show or be identified. Women’s Army Corps, WAC Vets Hernando Chapter 97 meet regularly at American Legion Post 186 located at 12091 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The group does not meet in July or August. Call Barb Miles at (352) 556-3315. Any changes, please contact Sue Quigley at suequigley@ hernandosun.com or call 727.808.9587.
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hrome will begin marking sites not secure with the release of Chrome 68 on July 24. This is a major change that is causing many website owners problems trying to figure out how to add https to their websites. Websites can either be http or if they add a secure (SSL) certificate they can be https. If the website is https all communications between the website and the user are encrypted. Until recently the only time you would be warned that you had an insecure connection (http) was when you were sending data to a web server via a form. This is because any field on that form be it a credit card or password is sent across the network without being encrypted it can be intercepted via a sniffer. This is a risk. The new warning is to help you prevent man in the middle attacks. A man in the middle attack is when someone gets between a website and the user. The attacker intercepts the call from the user and then behind the scenes contacts the website and replaces any part of the site they want. To the user it appears as if the webpage came directly from the site they were trying to contact. If someone did this with hernandosun.com, they could change the article to add or remove a paragraph from an article. More likely it would be used to show false data on an official government site or to convince you to call a number that is fake. Since you found it on the government site you may trust the people you talk to on the phone including giving them personal information. Now that most sites are going to the https, you will have a greater assurance the data you are receiving is actually coming from the site from which you requested it. All of your interactions with a site will be encrypted to hide them from prying eyes and it will be more difficult to perform a man in the middle attack. This does not mean that you are safe. Someone can still get a cert that looks to be for a domain similar to yours. You will still need to exercise caution while browsing the web, but most sites supporting https should help you be a little safer.
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A Spotted Saddle Horse grazing in her paddock at the Spotted Dance Ranch in Brooksville.
here’s nothing quite like the bond between a horse and its owner and Kym and John Holzwart understand that more than anyone. The couple breed Spotted Saddle Horses and own the Spotted Dance Ranch in Brooksville. Located near the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest, close to exit 301 of I75 and Brooksville, the couple’s ranch is also the perfect getaway to stay with your horse and ride Croom’s more than 50 miles of horse trails. “I previously owned a farm in Tampa and was looking to move further north,” said Kym. “So, when John and I viewed this 10acre property, we thought it perfect to relocate and start our breeding program.” The couple bought the property in 2014 and started their breeding program three years ago. “It took us a while to get the property in shape,” she said. “The fencing alone took a couple of years to complete and then we renovated all the other buildings, stalls and barns and also built a brand new home.” While it’s an established breeding ranch, five years on, the Spotted Dance Ranch welcomes visitors nationwide to come stay with their own horses and ride the many local forest trails. It’s also an opportunity for visitors to get a glimpse into the history of Spotted Saddle Horses and see them up close and personal. The Spotted Saddle Horse is an American horse breed developed by crossing a SpanishAmerican gaited pinto ponies with other gaited breeds, like the Tennessee Walking Horse. “We are currently breeding our high-quality Spotted Saddle Horse mares to the multiworld champion, speed racking stallion, “The Gravedigger,” said Kym. “The offspring of Gravedigger are in great demand, so they sell fast, sometimes even before they are born,” she added. The couple explained that only one foal is born at their ranch each year. “That enables us to give the foal our total attention, so by the time it’s able to leave us as a weanling, it’s calm and friendly and trained to lead, tie, load, trim, pony on the trails,” said John, locally known as RidinJohn. “Our latest foal, born in May 2018, is out of the well-bred Spotted Saddle Horse mare, “Pusher’s Hoodoo,” said Kym. “We named her Spirit of Gravedigger, but we’re not yet decided if we want to put her on the market,” she said. Since John, formerly an electrician, retired to Florida from Wisconsin, he has been leading trail rides throughout North and Central Florida for years with his Spotted Saddle Horses, so much so that he is known as ‘Ridin’ John’ throughout the trail riding community. Kym, an experienced outdoors woman and naturalist was formally trained as an ecologist, and is a multi-generational native Floridian who has been riding horses for more than 50 years. She spent her childhood riding hunter-jumper in Miami during the school year and trail riding on and around the family farm in North Carolina during the summers. After graduating from college, Kym bought and trained an Appaloosa and became an avid trail rider. She also discovered the sport of endurance and competitive trail riding and competed with her Appaloosa and Spotted Saddle Horse for many years. In addition to using her horse to train for endurance and competitive trail rides, Kym regularly rides the Croom horse trails with her Spotted Saddle Horses, sometimes riding along with the many visitors that stay at the ranch, when she has time, that is. Kym also has a full-time job with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and rises every day at 4 a.m. to fulfill all the tasks needed at the ranch. The couple also volunteers many hours maintaining the Croom trails and works with the Nature Coast Back Country Horsemen and the Florida Forest Service. The Spotted Dance Ranch is located at 29384 Wildlife Lane, Brooksville, FL 34602. Call 813.482.4028 or email kymrouse@att. net. Visit www.spotteddanceranch.com, or search for Spotted Dance Ranch on Facebook for more information.
Above: Kym Holzwart leading a Spotted Saddle Horses out to pasture. Left: Cowboy Cottage for visiting guests at the ranch.
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For People Spotted Dance Ranch accommodations are relaxed and casual. Their cute Cowboy Cottage sleeps four and has a fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen; a queen-size Murphy bed; double futon; and a private bathroom. WiFi is available, along with DVDs of horse-related movies to watch on the flat-screen TV. The back porch has a covered area for four with a gas grill, and a picnic table under a beautiful live oak. Accommodations with full hookups are available for your living quarters horse trailer or RV and picnic tables and group fire rings are available. There’s also a primitive
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Two of Bradley’s children were killed in the attack ROCCO MAGLIO which became known as the Bradley massacre. Some of the accounts from the time mention that word of the attack was sent to Fort Taylor, which would have been a little over 6 miles away. The location of Fort Taylor is marked by Fort Taylor Cemetery which is located on Culbreath Rd. and County Road 582 south of Hayman Rd. It is marked with a brown historical sign. Former NFL standout Jerome Brown is buried at Fort Taylor Cemetery. As part of the Centennial on July 4th, 1876 t is important to Congress asked that states, remember that polcounties, and cities record iticians are people. a history and send it to They have children the Library of Congress. and pets. They have The document from Herworries and hopes. They nando County mentions have faced obstacles and Fort Taylor as an early suffered losses. settlement “Fort Taylor Too often we gain only by Capt. R. D. Bradley, a very shallow underEnoch Mizell, Joshua standing of who the polMizell, John Tucker and iticians are. If you know 20 others.” that a politician has lost a An account by George child or survived cancer, Barbour from about 1880 it makes it easier to see reports that Fort Taylor them as a person. Even contains just one house if you do not agree with surrounded by orange them politically you may trees. He wrote that “the find that you have a lot in route had been through a common. slight rolling pinewood Recently there have region with a dark soil been reports out of Florida of average fertility, few and DC about politicians lakes, no settlers, and little being yelled at over their hammock.” views while they are All that we have left of eating in restaurants or Fort Taylor is the cemeordering coffee. Some tery. The Historic Hernanin the press and public do Preservation Society is celebrate the individuals that perform this kind of harassment. This behavior is not acceptable. I speak from personal experience. About five years ago I was a commissioner and then a mayor. When there were hot button issues in front of the commission sometimes I would have an angry constituent yell at me in the local grocery store in front of my four kids. I would try to be polite and suggest that they come to the commission meeting. Many times there was no way to have a quick discussion on the topic, because the information they had was incomplete. To actually have a meaningful discussion of the issue would require explaining a significant amount of background. Too often politics is reduced to bumper stickers. The issues are simplified to a slogan, the problem with this is that all the gray area is lost. Without that additional information people assume that the only reason someone could oppose their view is they are evil or have bad intentions. Generally, in politics if the decision is easy, it has been made. If it is a hot button issue then there are most likely good reasons on both sides otherwise the issue would already have been solved. By attacking a politician in public we give them no time to be human. We take away their ability to act normal. This will drive many good people from politics and force the few who remain to live in an ivory tower with guards. If this behavior is allowed to persist, do not think this will be limited to the Trump administration or even the right side of the aisle. Leftist politicians will start to see this treatment in public. How can we expect these politicians to represent us when we deny them the ability to live normal lives? If they cannot go to the bookstore or a restaurant without being attacked, if you are denied life with the public you will lose touch. So the end result of this will be politicians that are out of touch and enjoy trolling people.
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working to get historical markers erected for the Fort’s of Hernando County. This will be an exciting development and will allow future generations a chance to learn about the forts of Hernando County.
The Fort Taylor Cemetery and, left, Jerome Brown gravesite. Map: Maps ETC University of South, Florida, Hernando County, Florida 1874
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The challenge to keep families together I am sure that many of you can remember when life was not so demanding and filled with anxiety or at least it seemed that way. I was raised in the city so when I had a chance to go to my grandparent’s house out in the country it was like going on vacation. They lived on a quiet overgrown road that came to a dead-end at the Kentucky River and their farm was so remote that when an occasional car would pass by we would stop and stare at it like it was entertainment. I will never forget helping in the garden, feeding the animals, playing in the fireplace, and the sights and smells of country living that gave
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16 HERNANDO SUN
July 13- 19, 2018
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY
Scubanauts conduct fish survey at newly deployed reefs
BY LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN WRITER
During the weekend of July 7-8, 2018, Hernando County Aquatics Manager Keith Kolasa led a team of SCUBAnauts to conduct fish surveys at recently deployed artificial reefs. Everyone participating remarked about the unusual clarity of the water, which was ideal for diving and counting the new reef inhabitants. Senior SCUBAnaut Noah Heskin reported that the team counted a “couple hundred bait fish” between three sites. He also reported counting a
shark, a few sea turtles, and a lot of Gag Grouper, each approximately one foot long. Since the sea creatures do not stay still, or line up be counted, the SCUBAnauts employ an organized method to move among the structures to gather accurate data. The SCUBAnauts are a team of students between the ages of 12 and 18 who are interested in careers as marine scientists. The teens are already basic SCUBA certified upon joining SCUBAnauts, then undergo extensive training to become Science Divers, and eventually participate
in marine research alongside professional scientists. Locally, SCUBAnaut chapters are in Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The organization is privately funded, and has participated in coral transplants and other marine conservation efforts in the Florida Keys and at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. Katie Shoultz, who teaches SCUBA full-time is confident in the teens abilities. Kolasa and Shoultz describe the SCUBAnauts as a high-caliber, extremely capable and safety-focused group. Shoultz said, “(The training) is pretty demanding, primarily to maintain our status as a scientific diving organization … I feel good diving with these kids… They know what they’re doing.” In August of 2017, 600 tons of concrete and other suitable material was delivered to the Bendickson reef, located about twenty miles west-northwest of Hernando Beach (28.52917° N, -82.97717° W). The Bendickson reef was established in April of 1995, when ten M60 Patton main battle tanks were submerged over an 11 acre area. It has since grown to a large arrangement of large concrete blocks and culvert pipes, with some smaller materials. For SCUBAnaut information: http://scubanautsintl.org/
Left: Scubanaut learns fish IDs Top: Scubanauts from left to right Noah Heskin, Zack Morris, Evana Foisy, Gianna Montevago, Vivian Foisy (Keith Kolasa in back) Above: Gag Grouper Above right: Snook Right: Nurse Shark
Angler of the Month
Fishing club recognizes Angler of the Month: At its June meeting, the Weeki Wachee Anglers, a family-oriented fishing and social club, recognized Chris Otto as the Angler of the Month for June. Otto caught a 41” Kingfish on June 30th while fishing in the gulf. 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.
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LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION
Case No.: 2018-CA-000577
CASE NO.: 18-CP-000663
NGUYEN FLORIDA LAND TRUST, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company, Plaintiff,
IN RE: ESTATE OF LARRY T. LAYCOCK Deceased.
FLORIDA BAR NO. 279889
JUAN ANTONIO SANCHEZ MORAN and HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JUAN ANTONIO SANCHEZ MORAN (ADDRESS UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for declaratory relief and to quiet title with respect to the following described real property in Hernando County, Florida: Hill N Dale Unit III Blk 3 Lots 17, 18 and 19, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 17, Pages 46-47, Public Records of Hernando County, Florida Property Identification Nos.: R34 122 20 0441 0030 0170, R34 122 20 0441 0030 0180 and R34 122 20 0441 0030 0190 Key Nos.: 861017, 861026 and 861035 has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to attorney for Plaintiff: Kurt E. Davis, Esq., whose address is 4903 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33611 on or before July 27, 2018, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The action was instituted in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court for Hernando County in the State of Florida and is styled as follows: NGUYEN FLORIDA LAND TRUST, LLC v. JUAN ANTONIO SANCHEZ MORAN and HERNANDO COUNTY. DATED: June 15, 2018. Don Barbee Jr. Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Elizabeth Markidis As Deputy Clerk (06/29/2018), (07/06/2018) (07/13/2018), (07/20/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.:17001219CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MARCELLA ANN BERG, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARCELLA ANN BERG, deceased, whose date of death is May 22, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 17001219CPAXMZ,, the address of which is Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N. Main St. Brooksville, FL 34601 The name and address 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED 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 JULY 13, 2018. Attorney for the Personal Representative: The Infurna Law Firm Justin R. Infurna, Esq Florida Bar No.: 84284 121 Orange Ave., Ste. 1500 Orlando, Fl 32801 Telephone: (800)-774-1560 Fax: 407-386-3419 justininfurna@ alwaysavailablelawyer.com Personal Representative: Carol Williams Personal Representative 1262 N. Spitzer #7 West Hollywood, CA 90069 (07/13/2018), (07/20/2018) NOTICE OF THE JULY 24, 2018 SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Hernando County, Florida will hold the following meetings on June 26, 2018 in the School Board Room, 919 N. Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601: Informal at 11:00 A.M. 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: Mr. John Stratton, Ex-Officio Secretary and Superintendent of Schools (07/13/2018)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of LARRY T. LAYCOCK, deceased, Case Number 18-CP-000663, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N Main St, Brooksville, FL 34601. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is: July 6, 2018. Hobbs and Hobbs, P.L. Attorneys for Petitioner 3818 W. Azeele Street Tampa, Florida 33609 (813) 879-8333 [ext. 1] Carole Leikam, Personal Representative c/o Hobbs and Hobbs, P.L. 3818 W. Azeele Street Tampa, Florida 33609 (813) 879-8333 [ext. 1] (07/06/2018), (07/13/2018)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 27-2017-CA-000623 Division:
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 272018CP000701CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF LEOTA T. BEISINGER, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of LEOTA T. BEISINGER, deceased, File Number 272018CP000701CPAXMX, by the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville FL 34601; that the decedent’s date of death was December 4, 2017; that the total value of the estate is $900.00; and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Comerica Bank & Trust, National Association, Successor Trustee of the Leota T. Beisinger Revocable Inter Vivos Trust dated February 19, 1998 1675 N. Military Trail, Ste. 600 Boca Raton, FL 33486 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent, other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is July 13, 2018. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: James F. Gulecas, Esq. FBN 065994 James F. Gulecas, P.A. 1968 Bayshore Boulevard Dunedin, FL 34698 Telephone: (727) 736-5300 Person Giving Notice: Ashley P. Friedrich Estate and Trust Administrator Comerica Bank & Trust, National Association, as Successor Trustee of the Leota T. Beisinger Revocable Inter Vivos Trust dated February 19, 1998 1675 N. Military Trail, Ste. 600 Boca Raton, FL 33486 (07/13/2018), (07/20/2018)
West Florida Properties Plaintiff,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 18-CA-292
Regimio Sobrino Pelaez, Defendant(s).
HO-WAH AU, as Successor Trustee of the Lily Cipolla Revocable Living Trust dated June 2, 2014 Plaintiff, vs. SIMON NG and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION Defendants
SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL To: Regimio Sobrino Pelaez Ave Fuentes De Los Leones 128 Tecamachalco Zona 10 Estado de Mexico, Mexico 00010 IMPORTANT A lawsuit has been filed against you. You have 20 calendar days after this summons is served on you to file a written response to the attached complaint with the clerk of this circuit court, located at 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601, Room 245. A phone call will not protect your interests in this lawsuit. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must filled if you want the Court to hear your claims in this case. If you do not file your written response on time, you may lose any interest you have in the property described in the attached complaint without further warning from the Court. If you choose to file a written response yourself, at the same time you file your written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written response on the party through their attorney at: Nelsestuen Bayle Law Firm PO Box 703 Lutz, FL 33548 Eric@BigLittleLaw.com, Rebecca@ BigLittleLaw.com /S/ Eric Nelsestuen Attorney for Nelsestuen Bayle Law Firm Eric Nelsestuen P.O. 703 Lutz, FL 33548 813-997-1959/352-263-7742 Eric@biglittlelaw.com Rebecca@biglittlelaw.com Florida Bar Number: 127178 (07/13/2018), (07/20/2018), (07/27/2018), (08/03/2018)
FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that CHRISTOPHER KEITH DONALDSON, owner, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of “DONALDSON’S POOL SERVICE AND PRESSURE WASHING” 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. (07/13/2018)
FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that KYLE ELLIOTT, owner, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of “ELLIOTT BUILDNGS” 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. (07/13/2018)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SIMON NG, Defendant, and to all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against Defendant, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have been designated as defendant in a legal proceeding filed against you for EJECTMENT/JUDICIAL DISCHARGE OF CLAIM OF LIEN. The action involves real property in HERNANDO County, Florida, more fully described as follows: ADDRESS: 5289 Gwen Lane, Spring Hill, Florida 34609 LEGAL: Lot 7, Block 1830, of the Rep lat of Portions of Spring Hill Units 18, 19 & 20, and a second replat of Spring Hill, Units 18 & 19, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 17, Pages 29-34, of Public records of Hernando County, Florida. PIN: R32-323-17-5 l 82-1830-0070 The action was instituted in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court, Hernando County, Florida, and is styled HOWAH AU, as Successor Trustee of the Lily Cipolla Revocable Living Trust dated June 2, 2014 vs. SIMON NG and UNKNOWN TENANT9S) IN POSSESSION You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the · action on JALEH PIRANVESSEH, ESQ., Plain ift’s attorney, whose address is 9020 Rancho Del Rio Drive, Suite IOI, New Port Richey, FL 34655, on or before AUGUST 13, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on JALEH PIRAN-VESSEH, ESQ. or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order no. 2.065 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 20 north Main Street, Rm 245, Brooksville, FL 34601, Phone No. 352/754-4201 ext 381 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs interest which will be binding upon you. DATED: July 2, 2018 DON BARBEE, JR Clerk of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court Hernando County, Florida By: /s/ Tara M. Halpin Deputy Clerk
BRIEFS PHSC Fall Registration Underway
more information, or call 1-855-NOW-PHSC.
improving outcomes for stroke patients.
Registration for four fall sessions at Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) is underway for new and returning students. The fall course schedule is available online at info.phsc.edu/ course-schedule. New students interested in taking classes this fall are urged to contact PHSC for admissions information or apply online at www.phsc.edu/admissions. Fall sessions at PHSC include one 16-week term, one 10-week term, and two eight-week terms. Term I and Term IA, respectively a sixteen and eight-week term, begin on Monday, August 20. A second eight-week session, Term IB, begins on Monday, October 15. This year, the college introduces a new 10-week session, Term IC, which begins September 10. Students may register for all four sessions simultaneously. Registration/adding courses must be completed prior to the first class meeting. Classes may not be added after the first class meets. Registration for online courses will be permitted until 8:59 p.m. on the Wednesday after classes begin. Learn more at: advising.phsc.edu/services/ dropping-or-withdrawing. Dual Enrollment and Collegiate High School student registration information is posted online in the academic calendar located at phsc.edu. PHSC’s application fee for new students is $25 and orientation and placement tests are offered at no charge. For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office at the PHSC location nearest you, Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Campuses are located in Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill and Wesley Chapel. PHSC is currently operating on a summer schedule—with offices open Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays through August 10. Visit phsc.edu for
Oak Hill Hospital OB Program Community Events for July
Since 2010 Oak Hill Hospital has been able to display The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association Heart-Check mark for their Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Displaying the seal and Heart-Check mark signifies that Oak Hill Hospital is providing the “next generation of stroke or heart failure care,” and will help patients easily identify this facility as one of quality that has surpassed numerous goals in the treatment of stroke. Oak Hill Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review earlier this year. A Joint Commission expert reviewed Oak Hill Hospital’s compliance with the requirements for The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification program as well as primary stroke center requirements, such as collecting Joint Commission core measure data and using it for performance improvement activities. Developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association and launched in 2003, The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification program is based on the Brain Attack Coalition’s “Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers.” Certification is available only to stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. For more information on The Joint Commission and American Heart Association’s Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center visit http:// www.jointcommission. org/ or www.heart.org/ myhospital.
The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital has announced the following OB program community events that will be held during the month of July. All events will be held at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Maternity Suites Education Room, North Tower third floor, Brooksville, Florida 34613. Healthy Pregnancy – July 20 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Admission to the program is free for patients. To register call 844-7MY-BABY (844769-2229) or visit OakHillHospital.com/MyBaby The classes are conducted by Taylor Theodore, CCC (Certified Childbirth Consultant). For more specific information about the class, contact Ms. Theodore at 352-585-2543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Oak Hill Hospital Awarded Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification Spring Hill, Florida (July 6, 2018) – The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Oak Hill Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Oak Hill Hospital’s Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that their program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in
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OBITUARIES Woodward Stephen Lee, age 76, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. He was a United States Coast Guard veteran. Stephen is survived by his wife: Tanya; sons and daughter-in-law: Travis (Sarah) and William; daughters and son-in-law: Melissa (Travis) and Shannon; and 3 grandchildren. Src; Merritt Jack Rebecca Ruth, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Becky is predeceased by her parents, and granddaughter, Chelsea Jack. She is survived by her longtime boyfriend, Chris, 3 children, Brian (Tara), Nathan (Kendra) and Alexis (Brian); 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Src; Brewer
Kalck Walter Edward, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Src; Turner
6 children, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Src; Pinecrest
Spatafora Richard “Spat” R., age 68, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife, Colleen. A celebration of life will be held at the “Ranch” on Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m. Contact Funeral home for additional info. Src; Brewer
Brotschul Jakob, age 75, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Jakob is survived by his wife, Barbara; 2 sons, Richard and Dr. Daniel Brotschul; 2 daughters, Barbara and Debra; and 11 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Visitation will be held July 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 and July 11th from 10 am to 12:30 at 280 Mariner Blvd. Funeral Service will be held July 11th at 12:30 in the Brewer Chapel. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 2:30.
Gordon Sootie Glenn, age 55, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Connie and son, Eddie. Src; Brewer McLaughlin Marion Harlow of Spring Hill passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. . She is survived by
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18 HERNANDO SUN
July 13- 19, 2018
MARRIAGES Wright Daniel Keith and Snyder Heidi Corrine 7/5/18
Roznowski Xavier James and Vickers Sidonne Jade 7/9/18
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Evernham Richard Alan and Grace Isabelle Marie 7/9/18
Gil Cowan Pedro Pablo and Roig Peraza Zailyn 7/6/18
Williams Jonathan Ross and Joa Justina Lee 7/9/18
Tanoff Justin Eli and Wonning Stephanie Elaine 7/6/18
Vesper Dale Edwin and Brooks Constance Alley 7/9/18
Speaker Arnold Carl and Murphy Kimberly Jane 7/6/18
Howell David Michael and Travis Kailyn Nichole 7/9/18
Schatzan John Timothy and Jones Jeanne Marie 7/6/18
Dorsey David Allan and Scanlon Juanita Bailey 7/9/18
Burgess Brandon Lee and Holt Janelle Nicole 7/6/18
Selph Wesley Carl and Hernandez Gabrielle 7/10/18
Adams David Wayne and Estep Alina Charlene 7/6/18
Williams John Robert and Gallo Karen Marie 7/10/18
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King Features Weekly Service
July 9, 2018
1. Is the book of Ishmael in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 2 Samuel 11, who received a letter from David telling to put Uriah into battle? Gideon, Ahab, Isaac, Joab 3. Which metal, used to sharpen others, does Proverbs 27 compare to friends? Gold, Silver, Iron, Tin 4. Who told God that Job would curse Thee to His face? Moses, Satan, Bethel, Caleb 5. Matthew, the tax collector, was known by what other name? Levi, Felix, Reuben, Jehu 6. From Mark 6, who called Herod an adulterer? Samson, Jacob, John the Baptist, Zimri ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Joab; 3) Iron; 4) Satan; 5) Levi; 6) John the Baptist “Test Your Bible Knowledge,” a new book with 1,206 multiple-choice questions by columnist Wilson Casey, is now available in stores and online. © 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.
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July 13- 19, 2018 hernandosun.com
OPINION DOMENICK J. MAGLIO, PH.D.
WILLIAM F. HOLLAND
MINISTER / CHAPLAIN
Politics has become more important than doing a job well American business has changed from its main goal of production excellence at the lowest cost to branding through marketing research. They learn what the customer desires more than the quality of the product. For larger companies the quality of the service or product is no longer the prime concern. Bloated, inefficient corporations rely more on dubious advertising instead of word of mouth, from supposedly unsolicited recommendations of users of the product or services. Modern technology has allowed companies to have online recommendations posted by individuals anonymously. These anonymous people are different from personal friends whose word and values a person knows. They can be anyone who may have a personal interest to make a positive comment or have a grudge or is never satisfied with anything. This process is not a reliable method to choose one product or service over another but many of us still read those reviews when considering a product. Branding is done by celebrities, actors or sports figures or the owner himself who tries to befriend the audience to try his product. “My pillow guy”, PC-Matic, Progressive Insurance Flo and Choice Hotels “Bada Book, Bada Boom” man introduce their product or services to the general public by large advertising campaigns. These campaigns show professional slick clips of actors portraying positive results of using the item or service. Owners themselves are advertising by coming into your living room as friends through the television or computer. Most individuals that purchase a new product have not been informed by a friend or relative’s recommendation, rather they have seen an impersonal, and at times a fictitious, sophisticated subliminal advertising blitz that motivates them to buy into what the company is selling. Modern companies usually are enormous, highly specialized entities. Each department is assigned to deal with a specific part of the operation not with the final product, rather only a small part of it. These compartmentalized, middle level managers are more concerned with impressing their superiors than improvement of the product in order to move up in the chain of command. Directly interacting with subordinates to motivate or pressure them to be more productive or use their ideas to improve production is no longer the way to go. It is much more beneficial to have his superiors feel that the middle manager is a person who is not a threat to the superior’s climb to the top. Minimizing future hassles by middle managers that are willing to play political games makes their superiors look good and sadly cements their security. A highly competent individual understandably has become a toxic cog in the chain of command of a bureaucratic business. These bright, knowledgeable and ambitious people could make the proprietor greater profit in a small business and would make him an asset that would lead to higher compensation. However, his value to a bureaucratic superior in a large corporation would be detrimental as there would be no immediate benefit and a potential danger to his own position. A manager whose career is based on inner office politics is vulnerable because of the lack of nuts and bolts understanding of the business. This would make a 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.
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letteRs to tHe eDitoR 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.
Plucking Lately my eyebrows have started growing more and more white hairs. I wouldn’t mind it so much if they didn’t also grow thicker and quicker and curlier than the original black ones. But they do, and so I pluck them. It is a stinging sensation, but brow skin is thicker and less sensitive than other facial areas, so no I will not pluck white hairs from my beard. My bathroom is too small for me to hop around in it from that kind of pain without damaging myself or fixtures. In the meantime, my brows are thinning out from all the plucking, because even with my reading glasses I tend to tweezer a black hair or two or more along with the white. What evolutionary advantage does white hair provide? Whatever causes that change in color, or that lack of color, shouldn’t there be a shot for it by now? Or a vitamin? Yeah, yeah, there’s dye, but I don’t care about white hair, just the ten-times thicker ones that keep sprouting from my brows. What’s up with those follicles? Did it mean something
knowledgeable “can do guy” possibly a liability to the superior’s upward mobility. Excellence as an employee or in the final product or service has been replaced by political jockeying through lobbying contracts, false advertising, inner corporate self-promotion and lower prices. The corporate world has learned to use psychological illusion techniques to sell their products, especially in the pharmaceutical and alcohol industries. These products will miraculously, rapidly and positively change the entire life of the individual.
GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN a million years ago? Did white eyebrows identify the oldest and therefore most experienced member of their family, their group, their troop? White hair in general might do so, yes, but thick white hairs above the eyes? I’ve long suspected I’m part Neanderthal, but White Browed Monkey? I am thankful that the same thing doesn’t happen in my nose and ears. Oh, the hairs there grow faster now, but none are white or thicker. Still, what’s the advantage of that? Are nose hairs bushing out like miniature tumbleweeds supposed to prolong life by filtering particulate matter that in younger days my lungs could handle? Do the lengthening hairs in my ears help transmit sound waves down the canals to my aging eardrums? And why are no other hairs on my body turning white? Is it sun related? These are questions I want evolutionary scientists to answer!
Perfecting the end product and service quality has become passé. In the short run this strategy of hyper advertising does work. An Old Italian saying says it all. “When a man deceives me once, it is his fault; when twice, it is mine.” We Americans are seeing this too often in today’s over-the-top advertising hyperbole and we are still being duped. Americans are realizing our modern methods of appearing to do a job well are wrong and un-gratifying. Political and technological sleight of hand is being exposed. We are witnessing a
(Hold on. Okay, I just trimmed a nose hair that was making my left eye water. It’s been bothering me for days, and only now I figured out which one it was. That’s how those crazy hairs are, sneakily growing where I don’t understand.) However, I think eventually I am going to have to start letting a few white eyebrows remain. While my head hair is still salt and pepper, it will get as white as my beard, I’m sure, and it’ll look ridiculous if right in the middle of all that white there are two black swaths. (I don’t know if I need to worry about all the black hairs on my knuckles.) But again, the whites are thicker and curlier, so how do I make them blend? Can I straighten them out with moustache wax or hair gel? Do they make a flat iron small enough for brows? Hmm, maybe I will try dye. Do they make it in white? (No, I do not want bleach blonde.) I’ll yank out the unrulies and gradually tent the rest to match my face. Yeah, that’s way too much work. For now I’ll just keep plucking.
reawakening of quality over quantity. Small businesses are again proliferating with hard-working competent people who are turning out superior products and services at reasonable prices. Doing a job well is essential for quality and cannot be replaced by ridiculous claims. Fake internal politics and phony advertising had replaced it but hopefully only temporarily. Let’s get back to real quality over relentless branding.
with piles of blankets and I still recall the moonlight shining through the windows that made everything seem magical to a boy who dreamed this would last forever. My wife Cheryl has also told me of the special occasions her family shared together with cookouts and all the kids running and playing. I remember her grandmother that lived in an old farmhouse off the highway where so many dinners and celebrations happened there over the years. Her husband had passed away a long time ago, but they had seven children and this is where everyone would meet on the weekends. My wife recalls how the men would gather under the shade trees and talk about cars, sports, and fishing while the women would be in the house laughing and preparing the meals. Unfortunately, when her grandmother passed away, it was the end of an era. Many times families break apart and become distant as the absence of these central figures reveal just how much their love and generosity was the “glue” that held everyone together. We also hear people blame the world for changing and how weird everything has become but maybe we are the ones that became so busy that we neglected the importance of spending time with family. Actually, the world becoming darker should motivate us to protect and keep our families closer than ever. Whatever the case, through the years we’ve slowly been drawn into the worries and anxieties of life and as we became burdened with more responsibilities we gradually drifted away from each other. I wrote a song years ago about how sad it is when families drift apart and there’s a line that says,“Just because life is not the way it used to be – doesn’t mean we can’t do the things we used to do.” When certain individuals pass away and the locations are not the same it’s important to adjust and adapt for the sake of those who are left. The past may be gone but may we not allow this to prevent us from actively carrying on the legacy and traditions within our family. It’s sad when children and grandchildren do not even know their own aunts, uncles or cousins and the only time they come together is at a funeral where the atmosphere is awkward and everyone seems like strangers. Children form their own opinions and attitudes from the bonds of family and it seems selfish for us to have our wonderful experiences and memories and then pull away from this important foundation just because the situation has changed. Our parents and grandparents were hoping and praying that someone (like us) would keep the family together because they understood that close families provide the encouragement, stability, nurturing, and love that we all need and long for. You can read more at billyhollandministries.com
William F. Holland Jr., DD., C.ED.D. is a Christian minister, chaplain, and author. Discover more about his ministry at billyhollandministries.com can be contacted at P.O. Box 1394, Nicholasville, KY 40340
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