Holiday office closures and trash collection schedules through Christmas and New Years. Hernando County government offices will be closed: Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 Monday, Jan. 1 Hernando County Animal Shelter will be closed: Saturday, Dec. 23 – Tuesday, Dec. 26 (Will reopen with normal office hours on Dec. 27) Monday, Jan. 1 – Tuesday, Jan. 2 (Will reopen with normal office hours on Jan. 3) Hernando County Solid Waste facilities will be closed: Monday, Dec. 25 Monday Jan. 1 There will be no trash recycling picked up on: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Trash and...Read More
Interesting Facts About New Year’s Celebrations New Year’s is approaching, a time when millions of people will celebrate with food, new resolutions or a even kiss as the clock strikes 12. But how much do you know about the holiday? Here are Fun Facts about American celebrations and celebrations around the World. The first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one looking forward and...Read More
Tampa Bay New Year’s Events: 2018 Guide Here’s your guide to fireworks, parties and other events. TAMPA, FL – Love it or hate it, New Year’s Eve is happening again this year. Whether you plan to ring in 2018 at your favorite restaurant, a buzzing party with your friends or all cozied up in front of the TV, we’ve got you covered. So pop the bubbly, come up with some resolutions you can actually stick to and get ready to celebrate the New Year. Check out listings below of New Year’s celebrations and events in and near Tampa Bay...Read More
What Is the Real Meaning of Christmas? Christmas means different things to different people. To most, it is a heartwarming time with family and friends. To many children, it’s about presents and Santa. To merchants, it means a season when many retailers finally begin making money. But if you were to go back seven hundred years before the birth of Christ and ask the prophet Isaiah what it means to him, he would tell you Christmas is about the birth of a special child: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and...Read More
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap— When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to...Read More
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