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Raleigh Forbell, 16, of Springstead High changes the steering mechanism on the Subzero submarine, replacing one that had been corroded by saltwater.Paulette Lash Ritchie | Special to the Times

Hernando teams take top prizes at International Human-Powered Submarine Races

HERNANDO BEACH — The one-person, single-propeller submarine is called Sublime. The two-person one is named Subzero. Both were built by Hernando County students, who recently raced them — with great success — in the biennial International Human-Powered Submarine Races. The competition took place at the Naval Surface …

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  1. Hernando Business digest for July 3

    Business

    Briefly

    HOSPITAL EARNS FIT-FRIENDLY AWARD: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill was presented the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement Award for the seventh consecutive year. The award is presented to workplaces that meet criteria for employee wellness.

    CHAMBER PRESENTS PRESIDENT’S AWARD:   The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 President’s Award for Education Excellence to retiring Pasco-Hernando State College president Katherine Johnson. Under Johnson’s leadership, the college has experienced tremendous growth. Her accomplishments include establishing the Spring Hill Campus and the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, expanding the college’s reach to five full-service campuses. The college recently transitioned from a community to a state college and now offers several bachelor’s degrees. During her tenure, PHSC’s enrollment grew by 37.5 percent, and graduation rates rose by 43 percent. Shown from left are Patricia Crowley, chamber president; Treavis Wellman, chamber immediate past chairman; Johnson; and Donna Burdzinski, PHSC provost.
  2. Men's, women's and co-ed teams win softball championships

    Community

    The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department wrapped up its spring softball seasons recently, with championship games in the men's, women's and co-ed recreational leagues at the fields behind the Jerome Brown Community Center.

  3. Hernando Events for July 3

    Events

    Events

    4 Saturday

    Jazzercise for the Troops: Classes benefit Gifts from Home, run by Linda Kidwell, which sends needed items to the troops serving overseas. Classes start at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dress to exercise. 9 to 11 a.m. Donation for the troops. Jazzercise Spring Hill, 7257 Forest …

  4. Hometown Hernando for July 3

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion or a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. Contact Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean Hayes at (352) 848-1438, fax (352) 754-6133, or email jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Friends support author  During a congratulatory luncheon at the home of Judy and Fred Woodson in Spring Hill, the guest of honor, author Ann Borden from Canada and Spring Hill, shared excerpts from her soon-to-be-published book, Nine Sets of Tears. The book gives readers a glimpse of Borden’s life as a 10-year-old in 1951, being abandoned by her mother and, for long periods of time, her father as well. She raised eight siblings by whatever means possible. When the abandonment was discovered by authorities, the children were sent to a summer camp called Camp Chapleau in Canada. Despite their troubles, the children found joy at the camp. Seated from left are Leana McNealy, Borden and Judith Woodson. Standing in back, from left, are Mertie Colyer, Leslie Brown and Charlene Johnston.
  5. Hernando County religious events

    Religion

    Religion calendar

    Brooksville

    First Baptist Church, 420 Howell Ave., will offer Bible school for children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be a free family dinner at 5:30 p.m. Call (352) 796-6791.

  6. Games, spin-offs are the draw at Colossal Comics in Spring Hill

    Business

    SPRING HILL — Comic books aren't comical anymore, admits Andrew Heeley, manager of Colossal Comics, a collectibles shop that came to Spring Hill late last year "because there hasn't been a store here — forever," the 19-year-old said.

    Gabriel Long, right, ponders a move in Magic Elder Dragon Highlander as competitor Joshua Downin riffles cards during casual play time at Colossal Comics in Spring Hill.
  7. Hernando teams take top prizes at International Human-Powered Submarine Races

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    HERNANDO BEACH — The one-person, single-propeller submarine is called Sublime. The two-person one is named Subzero. Both were built by Hernando County students, who recently raced them — with great success — in the biennial International Human-Powered Submarine Races.

    Raleigh Forbell, 16, of Springstead High changes the steering mechanism on the Subzero submarine, replacing one that had been corroded by saltwater.