Category Archives: Hernando County

Upicktopia to cut back to Saturday only hours for summer

Blackberries, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, onions, basil, a little bit of this and that. This will be the last weekend that we will be open all three days. Beginning July 1, we will be open Saturday only for u pick. The winery will be open as for its normal hours through the summer though. Don’t forget to … Continue reading Upicktopia to cut back to Saturday only hours for summer

Live Oak Theatre: Teaching Performance with the Ties that Bind

Caitlin Frostman is 18. Her goal is to be an actress and singer on Broadway, after graduating college and moving to New York City. She began acting lessons at thirteen years of age, attending her first summer theatre camp in 2010 at Nature Coast High School. Since 2013, Caitlin has attended Live Oak Theatre Summer … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre: Teaching Performance with the Ties that Bind

Mind, Body & Soul Festival to be held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in December

December 7-10 will bring a family friendly, “not under the influence” event to the Nature Coast. The Mind, Body and Soul Festival is a Health and Holistic event featuring live music, camping, 120+ workshops, and the Faerie & Earth Festival on-site at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville. Festival promoter, Doug Marris, has brought the … Continue reading Mind, Body & Soul Festival to be held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in December

Nature Coast eligible for SBA Disaster Loans following Disaster Declaration for Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today, June 13, 2017 that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Citrus County, Florida as a result of the drought that began on April 11, 2017. This disaster declaration includes … Continue reading Nature Coast eligible for SBA Disaster Loans following Disaster Declaration for Drought

Cape Canaveral’s Rocket History presentation 7/19

The Hernando County Public Library System invites you to visit the Spring Hill Branch Library (9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34608) on Wednesday, July 19 at 10 am to make a virtual tour of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station part of your summer adventure. Your tour director will be retired Army Major … Continue reading Cape Canaveral’s Rocket History presentation 7/19

Upicktopia Masaryktown Farm Update 6/9

Come out to the farm and get fresh produce without the work. Blackberries, Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Tomatoes, blueberries, Eggplants, peas and more this week. Here is a list of Upicktopia’s available produce and pricing. We have Blackberries 4.00/lb u pick watermelons 3.50 each cantaloupe 1.00 each blueberries picked 3.50/lb tomatoes picked and u pick 1.89/lb small … Continue reading Upicktopia Masaryktown Farm Update 6/9

Hernando County Extension Classes for June

Goodness- Snakes Alive! Friday June 9 @ 10:00 AM Master Gardener Leslie Derrenbacker Participants will learn the natural niche that snakes fill, how to tell a venomous snake from a non-venomous snake and how we can co-exist with our slithery friends. Chinsegut Conservation Center 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, 34601 Alien Invaders- An Update on … Continue reading Hernando County Extension Classes for June

Hernando County Extension Piloting a New Master Gardener Class

Hernando Extension Master Gardeners are planning on offering  Master Gardener training this coming August, but trying something new this time. Because it is difficult for many people to take off from work during the week for training, they will be offering this class on-line. Students will meet one evening a week for a few hours … Continue reading Hernando County Extension Piloting a New Master Gardener Class

Hernando County Hurricane Expo is June 3

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. Learn how to prepare by attending the 2017 Hernando County Hurricane & Safety Expo, Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at Challenger K8 School located at 13400 Elgin Blvd. in Spring Hill. Expo highlights include exhibits featuring hurricane safety … Continue reading Hernando County Hurricane Expo is June 3

Chinsegut Conservation Center June Programs

June 2nd 8:00 AM        Road-side Cleanup: If you love Chinsegut, help us keep it clean! From 8:00 AM until we finish Chinsegut staff and volunteers (this could be you) will clean up the litter dumped on the roadside along Snow Memorial Highway. The Center will provide gloves, litter sticks, collection tools, high visibility vests and … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center June Programs

Bramble Creek Farm: Growing Blackberries with Love

Pulling up to the wide farm gate on Hayman Road, anticipation of the sweet, yet slightly tart flavor of fresh, juicy blackberries has a grip on me. This is my second year visiting Bramble Creek Farm and I have a vision to fulfill – and a bucket! It is an idyllic scene; slowly touring the … Continue reading Bramble Creek Farm: Growing Blackberries with Love

Upicktopia Masaryktown Farm Update 5-26-17

Come out to the farm and get fresh produce without the work. Blackberries, Watermelons, Peaches, Cantaloupe, Tomatoes, Gladiolus, Peppers, Eggplants, Cucumbers and more this week. See the image below for a complete list of Upicktopia’s available produce and pricing. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9am to 6pm 19125 Phillips Rd. in Masaryktown, Florida 34604 Call … Continue reading Upicktopia Masaryktown Farm Update 5-26-17

Hernando Historical Preservation Society features Steve Rinck 6/1

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society it pleased to welcome HHPS member Steve Rinck as our guest speaker at the June 2017 meeting. Mr. Rinck will portray the character of Paddington McCormick, an Irish immigrant who joined the U.S. Infrantry in 1835.  Paddy’s company traveled to the wilderness of central Florida Territory to force the Seminoles out to Oklahoma, and … Continue reading Hernando Historical Preservation Society features Steve Rinck 6/1

Hernando County Burn Ban Lifted

The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners has allowed the temporary countywide burn ban to expire as of May 23, 2017. The recommendation came from Deputy Chief Kevin Carroll after consultation with the Florida Forest Service and based on the recent rains and the improvement in the Keetch Byram Drought Index (KBDI) for Hernando County. … Continue reading Hernando County Burn Ban Lifted

Blackberries come in early at Bramble Creek

Ann and Gene Altman opened their well-established blackberry farm early this year, due to the weather. For local blackberry lovers, this is good news – Tuesday evenings from 5 – 8pm, you can pick your fill of huge, delicious, thornless blackberries at 23031 Hayman Road, Brooksville, Florida 34602. They are also open on Saturday mornings … Continue reading Blackberries come in early at Bramble Creek

Brooksville Seeks Nominations for this year’s Great Brooksvillian Award

The City of Brooksville is now seeking nominations for the 2017 “Great Brooksvillian” Award. This annual program recognizes the outstanding men and women who have made significant positive contributions to the history, culture and/or economy of our great community. Each year the Brooksville City Council will make a selection from the nominees. A perpetual plaque … Continue reading Brooksville Seeks Nominations for this year’s Great Brooksvillian Award

Upicktopia Masaryktown Farm Update

Come out to the farm and get fresh produce without the work. This weeks harvest includes Gladiola Flowers, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Italian Broad Beans, Cukes, Eggplants and more! See the image below for a complete list of Upicktopia’s available produce and pricing. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9am to 6pm 19125 Phillips Rd. in Masaryktown, Florida … Continue reading Upicktopia Masaryktown Farm Update

Paddling Adventure for NatureCoasters: Blazing a new Trail

Kayaking and canoeing are peaceful ways of interacting with nature on the water and getting healthy exercise, without getting too wet. Florida’s Adventure Coast (Hernando County) recently opened a new paddling trail from Bayport Park to Linda Pedersen Park to  give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy what makes Florida’s Nature Coast such a … Continue reading Paddling Adventure for NatureCoasters: Blazing a new Trail

JG Ranch May Update: Sweet Corn, Berries & More

It’s May and we have a little over 2 months left for this season.  Jeff has all ready started working up the strawberry beds and putting in a new irrigation/sprinkler system.  Forty thousand plants have been ordered for October 1st delivery and we are looking for a pre-Thanksgiving strawberry opening. Sweet corn is now available … Continue reading JG Ranch May Update: Sweet Corn, Berries & More

Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Registration is now online

Parents may now register their children and pay directly online for the L:ive Oak Theatre Performing Arts Summer Camp.  Simply go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org and click on the button “SUMMER CAMP” for instructions about how to register and pay. Due to the success of Live Oak Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, enrollment in its … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Registration is now online

Apply now for a $5,000 Community Outreach Grant—deadline June 30

Hernando County Government has opened its application period for the 2018 Community Outreach Grant program. Organizations may apply for a $5,000 grant to implement a project that will enhance our community’s character, value, safety, environment or recreational opportunities. Applications are due June 30, 2017. Go to www.HernandoCounty.us/bocc/budget/communitygrants.htm to apply or to learn more about the … Continue reading Apply now for a $5,000 Community Outreach Grant—deadline June 30

Quality Drive Sidewalk Ribbon Cutting Monday 5/15

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Monday, May 15, 2017, at 10 a.m. for the recently completed Quality Drive sidewalk project. The event will take place at the Vista Grand Retirement Community located at 10380 Quality Dr. in Spring Hill. A short reception will follow. Please enter from the Medical Blvd. entrance on the east … Continue reading Quality Drive Sidewalk Ribbon Cutting Monday 5/15

A Corny Obsession for Golden Fans at Frazier Farms

At 10 am the gate opens and customers begin their semi-annual trek for what has been called, “the sweetest gold on earth”: Frazier’s sweet corn. David Frazier owns a 25-acre farm several blocks north of Jefferson and East Avenue in Brooksville. Twice each year he harvests the crops and people flock to the quaint locale … Continue reading A Corny Obsession for Golden Fans at Frazier Farms

Hernando County Sheriff’s Care Line Helps Local Citizen

Monday morning, Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Heather subdivision after phone calls placed by HCSO Care Line clerks to a Care Line client went unanswered. Upon arrival, deputies found the garage door partially open and made entry into the home.  The female client was discovered on the floor of … Continue reading Hernando County Sheriff’s Care Line Helps Local Citizen

Sign up now for Hernando County summer camps

The Hernando County Parks & Recreation Department announces its summer camp schedule. A variety of camps are being offered for children ages 8-14. Some camps have limited enrollment and age limits differ by camp. There is a $15 fee per camper due at registration. A $50 deposit is due for specialty camps at registration. Registration … Continue reading Sign up now for Hernando County summer camps

Learn about Florida Bay Scallops at Local Lecture 5/19

Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County announces research scientist Dr. Steve Geiger from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will deliver a lecture on the Florida Bay Scallop along Florida’s Adventure Coast. Event will take place on Friday, May 19, from 7-8:00 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County, 7551 Forest … Continue reading Learn about Florida Bay Scallops at Local Lecture 5/19

Help a Child This Mother’s Day – Be a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer

Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day.  For most of us, it’s a day to honor, celebrate, and thank our moms for their unconditional love, selflessness and guidance.  It’s a time to acknowledge that were if not for them, we wouldn’t have survived our childhoods or teen years as well as we did, or acquired the … Continue reading Help a Child This Mother’s Day – Be a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer

Hogan Law Firm’s 8th Annual Charity Fishing Tourney is 5/8

The 8th Annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice (Hospice), a Chapters Health Affiliate, casts off on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from Bayport, Florida. The event begins at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast provided by Chick-Fil-A. The Awards Dinner, sponsored and catered by Sonny’s BBQ, will immediately follow the tournament. Event details, … Continue reading Hogan Law Firm’s 8th Annual Charity Fishing Tourney is 5/8

Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Signups Open Now

Due to the success of Live Oak Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, enrollment in its eight annual performing arts summer camp is growing faster than in previous years. Live Oak Theatre Company, a not-for-profit family-oriented theatre company, will conduct its eighth annual summer program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 through … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Summer Camp Signups Open Now