Phyllis Day, Pasco/Hernando Community News Coordinator

Phyllis Day

Pasco/Hernando Community News Coordinator

Want to get your news into the Pasco Times or Hernando Times sections of the paper? I'm the one to contact. I’ve been writing for the Tampa Bay Times in various capacities since 1995. Currently, I handle all upcoming events and happenings in Hernando and Pasco counties, putting together the Hometown pages, Business Digests and Things-to-Do, as well as brief news items, for both regional sections. I was born and raised on Long Island and moved to Florida after graduating with a journalism degree from SUNY-New Paltz in upstate New York. I have been living in the Spring Lake area for more than 20 years, where my husband and I are happy to be raising our family.

Hernando County schools announce top high school graduates

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The 2018-19 school year has come to an end, and it’s time for high school commencements. Here’s a look at those who made it to the

Hernando County schools announce top high school graduates

igraduation cap, diploma and textbooks.
Itís the end of the school year and time for high school commencements. Hereís a look at those who made it to the top of their class.

Brooksville Blueberry Festival returns this weekend

The Heather Gillis Band will headline Sunday’s music entertainment at the Brooksville Blueberry Festival in Hernando Park in downtown Brooksville.  Courtesy of John Lee
The annual festival will be Saturday and Sunday in downtown Brooksville

Hernando Symphony wraps up season with Kaleidoscope

Conductor Michele DiLuzio leads the Hernando Symphony Orchestra as they perform.    Hernando Symphony Orchestra
Gift of Music program has supplied nearly all the scores for this show.

Music, food and creatures return to festival in the swamp

Francesca Caropepe, a Swamp Monster contest favorite for a number of years, is now the official mascot of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Festival. The fest will be March 1-3 at Linda Pedersen Park, with the Swamp Monster contest at noon March 2. Courtesy of Swamp Fest Weeki Wachee
The Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest returns to Linda Pedersen Park March 1-3