Category Archives: Activities

Lake Townsend Boat Ramp Closed temporarily

The Lake Townsend boat ramp is temporarily closed due to flooding at the Withlacoochee River until further notice. The water depth in the flooded area is too shallow for safe launching and there is no space for parking boat trailers.  The ramp at Nobleton will remain open so that residents can remove their boats, if … Continue reading Lake Townsend Boat Ramp Closed temporarily

Pasco County UPDATE: Notice of Rescheduled Meetings

Public hearings, meetings and workshops postponed The following Pasco County Government public hearings, meetings, and workshops are being continued or cancelled, as staff continue to work on Hurricane Irma planning and recovery: Planning Commission Meeting: Continued to: September 20, 2017, 1:30 p.m. in Dade City Original meeting: September 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Board of County … Continue reading Pasco County UPDATE: Notice of Rescheduled Meetings

Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail post Irma Updates

On September 10 and 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted much of Florida. As a result, many of the sites on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) are partially or totally closed to the public. Check the homepage of our website for the current status of all 510 Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail sites … Continue reading Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail post Irma Updates

Hernando CERT training rescheduled

The Community Emergency Response Team class that was scheduled to start on September 16, 2017 has been postponed due to the activation of the Hernando County Emergency Operations Center as a result of Hurricane Irma and the Withlacoochee River flooding that is expected this weekend. The next class will start on January 10, 2018. Classes … Continue reading Hernando CERT training rescheduled

Tickets Now on Sale for Annie Production by Live Oak Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for LOT’s Annie. This is the full length Broadway version of the ever popular musical, based on the classic cartoon character, Little Orphan Annie. The very popular and well-known musical will open Live Oak Theatre’s 2017-2018 season.  All seats are reserved. The role of Annie will be shared by two … Continue reading Tickets Now on Sale for Annie Production by Live Oak Theatre

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

In Homosassa we survived a major hurricane. No flooding but plenty of Limbs down and lots of rain water. It will be a quick recovery and we will be back in business by the end of this week, ready to go catch some fish. I expect a redfish bite to be game on, along with … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Riding the Rainbow (River)

Recently I had the privilege of kayaking the Rainbow River, a Registered National Landmark that is fed by a first magnitude spring. The river itself is 5.7 miles long with its origination at the Rainbow Springs State Park. In the 1930s, the park was developed into a tourist attraction and today it is still popular … Continue reading Riding the Rainbow (River)

Wildlife Puppeteers to present new plays beginning Sept 23

New puppet plays to highlight “Night at the Wildlife Park” The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be presenting the next in an exciting new series of Wildlife Puppeteers’ plays starting Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Magnolia Room at the park’s main entrance and … Continue reading Wildlife Puppeteers to present new plays beginning Sept 23

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

A good Fall trout bite is happening on the incoming and out going tides. Tall brown rock grass is the key structure to find trout. On low tide it will be visible laying on the surface indicating areas you do not want to run your motor. Some of the bests spots on outgoing tide will … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

How to start a Home-based Food Business Workshop offered

Thinking about opening a Home-based Food Business? Are you interested in selling food products that you make in your own home? Do you want to sell your homemade baked goods, candies, preserves, and more to the general public? If so, you do not want to miss this workshop! This workshop will be held on Wednesdays … Continue reading How to start a Home-based Food Business Workshop offered

Volunteers Needed for Hernando Historical Museums

The Hernando Historical Museum Association has three museums open to the public, Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. They are The May Stringer House, The 1885 Train Depot and The Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse. All three museums are located in downtown Brooksville, Florida. There is something for everyone, whether you would like … Continue reading Volunteers Needed for Hernando Historical Museums

Learn about the Autumnal Equinox Sept 17

An equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun’s disk. Park volunteer Elizabeth DeMonte invites you to learn some fun and interesting facts about the Autumnal Equinox which is coming September 22, 2017. She will present two programs on the Sunday before the Autumnal Equinox, … Continue reading Learn about the Autumnal Equinox Sept 17

Crystal River Preserve State Park seeking Volunteers

Join the Crystal River team for the 28th Annual Lakes, Rivers and Coastal Cleanup Raise your hand to volunteer to make a difference for the  environment on Saturday September 16th, 2017.   The Crystal River Preserve State Park is seeking volunteers to join our team and work with Park staff removing debris along a nine mile … Continue reading Crystal River Preserve State Park seeking Volunteers

Less Than 70 Season Tickets Available for Live Oak Theatre 2017-2018 Season

Less than 70 season tickets for Live Oak Theatre’s 2017-2018 season are still available. Season tickets for all three productions are only $50. Season tickets for children 13 and under are $15 when purchased with an adult ticket. Season tickets offer reserve seating at a preferred table for each show. All performances are currently held … Continue reading Less Than 70 Season Tickets Available for Live Oak Theatre 2017-2018 Season

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers Needed

Hernando County Emergency Management is looking for volunteers over the age of 18 who are interested in joining the Hernando County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT volunteers receive special training to enhance their ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster situation. As an organized team, they provide vital services in … Continue reading Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers Needed

Learn to Monitor Heritage Archaeological Sites

Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) is a public engagement program focused on tracking changes to archaeological sites at risk, particularly those impacted by climate change in the form of erosion and sea level rise. FPAN Central Region will offer an opportunity to become a heritage monitoring scout during an outreach workshop in Levy County. For … Continue reading Learn to Monitor Heritage Archaeological Sites

Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in September 2017

Irrigation efficiency Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on September 5, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Landscape irrigation is supplemental, but often uses 50-70 % of total residential water consumption. Irrigation practices such as seasonal scheduling, catch can calibration and selection of drought tolerant plants are essential to creating a … Continue reading Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in September 2017

Pasco County Historical Society Meeting and Potluck September 15

Where’s the Fire?  Talk About the Embers! In the past 30 years, the fire protection service in Pasco County has made the transition from municipal fire departments assisted by volunteer fire departments in rural areas to a modern, countywide, professional fire rescue service. During this time, a lot has changed.  Fire trucks are now replaced … Continue reading Pasco County Historical Society Meeting and Potluck September 15

Spotted seatrout Workshop can now be Attended Online/On-demand

Missed the recent in-person spotted seatrout workshops? Attend online by participating in an on-demand virtual workshop. Learn more about the current stock assessment of this species and tell the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) how you’d like to see this fishery managed in the future. This newly-added online feature can be found on … Continue reading Spotted seatrout Workshop can now be Attended Online/On-demand

Fall Concert featuring “The Turnstiles”, the ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band, Oct. 7

Saturday, October 7, at Sims Park (6341 Bank Street) from 7-8:30PM, the City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department invites you to enjoy the “Turnstiles” band tribute to Billy Joel and his music. Ever since “Turnstiles” performed their sold out debut show in 2011, they have performed to tens of thousands of enthusiastic … Continue reading Fall Concert featuring “The Turnstiles”, the ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band, Oct. 7

Quilts on Plum Lane September Update

Fall is upon us and it is still hot and sticky outside. For those who are winter residents, this is our inside time. A great time to work on the unfinished projects, or even to start new ones. I am happy to say that I have finished many projects this summer and am trying to … Continue reading Quilts on Plum Lane September Update

Pine Island Reopens for Swimming

The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County announces that Pine Island Beach, located at 10840 Pine Island Drive in Spring Hill, is now re-open for swimming. On August 18, a swimming advisory was issued due to high bacteria levels, a common occurrence in many areas of Florida during the heavy summer rains. Testing that … Continue reading Pine Island Reopens for Swimming

Boogie on the (Port Richey) Bayou

Port Richey’s waterfront district is located along the Gulf of Mexico both north and south of the Pithlachascotee (Cotee) River. It isn’t well marked and doesn’t look like much from U.S. 19, but it houses some really nice businesses owned by determined entrepreneurs that are improving the area with help from the City of Port … Continue reading Boogie on the (Port Richey) Bayou

Pasco UF/IFAS Graduates 2017 Master Gardeners

Eleven new Master Gardeners complete intensive volunteer training program The UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County Office proudly graduated a class of eleven (11) new Master Gardeners on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The UF/IFAS Master Gardener Program offers an intensive horticultural training for select citizens who then volunteer in their community to teach, conduct research, initiate school … Continue reading Pasco UF/IFAS Graduates 2017 Master Gardeners

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Our coastline on the Nature Coast is blessed with some of the best fishing Florida has to offer. I also believe that each part of Florida has it’s own unique and best fishing Florida has to offer. On the Nature Coast, and in Citrus County, our guides and captains are good at what they do … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

College Kick-Off Party Aug. 26

The Friends of the Children, Inc. will be holding their 4th Annual College Kick Off Party Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th at Captains Corner. Come join us in your college gear to compete for a team spirit prize, enjoy a barbeque dinner with sides and drink, and be automatically entered into a drawing for a … Continue reading College Kick-Off Party Aug. 26

Wildlife Program will host Butterfly Program Aug. 24

A special program on “The Hidden Lives of Butterflies, Moths, and other characters with more than four legs” will be given by Jeff Rundell, a Park Volunteer and retired biology teacher, on Thursday, August 24, 2017, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room at the park’s main entrance and Visitor Center located on US … Continue reading Wildlife Program will host Butterfly Program Aug. 24

Canoe Battleship Sept. 9 at NPR Aquatic Center

The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department, will host Canoe Battleship on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5:00-8:30pm at the Recreation and Aquatic Center located at 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. In our 3rd Annual Co-ed Canoe Battleship, canoes of four players will fight it out in a tournament style … Continue reading Canoe Battleship Sept. 9 at NPR Aquatic Center

New Firehouse Program brings Awareness and Community Pride

Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) has recently kicked-off its new Community Firehouse Initiative designed to engage the neighborhoods in which it serves. This program aims to raise awareness about public safety and create opportunities for residents and emergency responders to work together on local projects that result in community pride. The first of these projects … Continue reading New Firehouse Program brings Awareness and Community Pride

Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20

Park volunteer Elizibeth DeMonte invites you to learn some fun and interesting facts about solar eclipses. She will present two programs on Sunday, August 20, 2017, one will be held at 11:00 am with another at 2:00 pm. Both programs will be held in the Florida Room of the park’s Visitor Center located on US … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Present two Eclipse Programs Aug. 20