Phyllis Day, Times Staff

Phyllis Day

Times Staff

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 Symphony Orchestra presents 'Sounds of the Season'

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will perform its
Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents its holiday concert

Festival on Saturday offers food and music at Chinsegut Hill

Chinsegut Hill House Manor in Brooksville
BROOKSVILLE — Some call it a treasure, others a gem or a jewel. But all agree the 169-year-old Chinsegut Hill Manor and its grounds are rich in Hernando County history. For those who..

Hernando student representative takes school board dais

Ryan Bradley, a senior at Springstead High School, was elected student representative for the Hernando County School Board. From left, Hernando County School Superintendent John Stratton, Bradley, and Tori Selby, program director and teacher at Springstead High School. Courtesy of Karen Jordan
During the 2011-12 school year, then Springstead senior Tori Selby was elected the first student representative to the Hernando County School Board. It was an invaluable experience for Selby, and..

Pasco/Hernando events for Sept. 21

MusicSoul of America — Rendezvous at the Ranch: This inaugural event will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Sertoma Youth...

Hernando festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage, music and cuisine

National recording artist Nandy Rosario will entertain at the Hispanic Heritage Festival of Hernando County, Sept. 29 at the Lake House in Spring Hill.
Courtesy of Vivian Rivera
SPRING HILL — It started as a dance celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and featuring the Miss Hispanic Queen pageant. But the event quickly became popular, and organizers had a difficult...