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2020 New Year Update with Brooksville Main Street

By Natalie Kahler Posted on January 8, 2020

On Vision and Goals

Back in my twenties, I used to say yes to everything and then was so over-committed that scheduled controlled my life. Then came a period of serious illness when I had to severely limit any activity unrelated to raising the four kids. That was the beginning of learning how to filter requests for my time. 

Ten years ago, I developed a method that has helped tremendously; I fire myself from every activity/job and then decide if I would rehire me!  It forces an analysis of my attitude and efforts which leads to fresh commitments and goal setting. This helps to keep me from doing things just because I am already doing them – even when passion is gone.

This kind of analysis is good for organizations as well. Tina Marie has been with Main Street for almost two years now and I’ve passed the six-month mark.  It’s a perfect time for tweaking and you will see the results soon. 

New Year = New Things

The Main Street Promotions Committee has modified some events.

Friday Night Live and Arts & Autos

Friday Night Live will see us managing our own food trucks so we are able to feature more local trucks.  The vendors will be moving out of the street and into the park to create a less divided event. The concert time is changing to ensure maximum audiences for our bands.

We’re also shifting the layout of Arts & Autos to best benefit our local restaurants and retailers.

2020 New Year Update with Brooksville Main Street

Main Street’s Organization Committee will host some fundraisers that feature fascinating historic homes, as well as both starting and completing our first Brooksville Main Street building renovation. 

Brooksville Main Street’s Economic Vitality Committee will focus on the incubator concept we’ve been developing, and the Florida Mermaid Trail will be launched to bring an influx of walking traffic to the city. 

Main Street’s Design Committee’s mini-murals will begin popping up around town.  Keep your eyes open on the street and in this column.

Brooksville Main Street’s New Events

In February we host the first-ever Fancy Flea in Hernando County!  Fancy Flea is a great vintage shopping experience, offering vintage clothing, furniture and more, from some of the finest vendors along with new friends and more! Great street food, giveaways and more will be in downtown Brooksville February 22. Admission is free for this pop-up event.

Florida Mermaid Trail Kickoff February 29

With beautiful mermaid statues added to locations throughout downtown Brooksville, a custom drawn map to guide visitors, and an app for location information and stories to entertain visitors, the Florida Mermaid Trail is becoming a reality and the big kickoff will be Saturday, February 29.

Celebrating the Women’s Sufferage Movement’s Centennial

Then in March Brooksville Main Street will host a weekend celebrating the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote March 20-21, and showcase Hernando County women who have shaped our history.  Stay tuned for how to nominate an influential Hernando County woman.

Hispanic Heritage Parade this Fall

In the fall, Main Street is collaborating with the Hispanic Heritage Festival to bring the first-ever Hispanic Heritage Parade to Hernando County!

Brooksville Main Street’s Mission and Commitment

One thing will never change: we will continue to partner with other nonprofits, businesses, and governments to make Brooksville its best version of itself.  

Happy New Year to us all! —- Natalie

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