Category Archives: Brooksville

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

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

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

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

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

Florida Landscapes exhibit opens 4/29

The Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall is pleased to announce a new and exciting exhibit entitled “Florida Landscapes.”  The State of Florida is very diverse in scope with the landscapes. The exhibit will feature poetry from Just Poets, artwork from the Nature Coast Art League, and Photography from the Spring Hill Camera Club. … Continue reading Florida Landscapes exhibit opens 4/29

Brooksville to celebrate Arbor Day April 28

The City of Brooksville’s Beautification Board and City Council Members are excited to announce they will be hosting the 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 28, 2017. Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, its purpose… to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.  Trees are assets to a … Continue reading Brooksville to celebrate Arbor Day April 28

2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, are the dates for the 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville.  The entertainment is pretty much continuous throughout the two days, and here is the schedule: Saturday April 22 schedule STAR STAGE Hernando Park / Ft. Dade Avenue 10:30 am – 12:00 pm American Made Classic Rock 1:30 am … Continue reading 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Blueberry Wine Pairing to Benefit The Arc Nature Coast 4/18

You’re invited to join us for an evening of exquisite gourmet food; served over five courses, each one is accompanied by a unique wine pairing. Pamper yourself as we share an enchanted evening of fine food, wine & spirits; surrounded by old world Tuscany-inspired ambiance and service. Join us for this premiere event leading up … Continue reading Blueberry Wine Pairing to Benefit The Arc Nature Coast 4/18

Bountiful Blueberries make Tasty Fun in Brooksville

You can almost taste it, right? That cool blue sensation that awakens the pallet this time of year. Spring is nearly upon us and with it, the bountiful harvest of Florida blueberries. On April 22 and 23, Brooksville will celebrate Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles by hosting the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival. … Continue reading Bountiful Blueberries make Tasty Fun in Brooksville

Visit the Hernando Historical Museums in Brooksville

The Hernando Historical Museum Association has three Museums open to the public, Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  They are the May Stringer House @ 601 Museum Ct; The 1885 Train Depot at 70 Russell Street, and The Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse at 66 Russell Street. YES right here in Brooksville, Florida. … Continue reading Visit the Hernando Historical Museums in Brooksville

Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Camp 6/19-23

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 June 23. Camp will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL, 34601. Each day of camp will include a lunch break and time taken … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Company to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Camp 6/19-23

Florida’s Blueberry Festival in Brooksville April 22-23

You can almost taste it, right? That cool blue sensation that awakens the pallet this time of year. Spring is nearly upon us and with it, the bountiful harvest of Florida blueberries. On April 22 and 23, Brooksville will celebrate Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles by hosting the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival. … Continue reading Florida’s Blueberry Festival in Brooksville April 22-23

Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Can you donate an hour or two a week to aid us in keeping Chinsegut Hill Manor House and grounds open to the public by donating a bit of your time? The Friends of Chinsegut Hill are looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides or “docents” for the manor house. They have a script written … Continue reading Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Brooksville Cycling Classic Expanded to include Fitness Fair 4/1

The Brooksville Main Street program in collaboration with the Brooksville Cycling Classic is transforming this year’s annual event beyond its traditional slate of races into a wide-ranging community riding and fitness event designed to provide recreational opportunities, advanced health, and promote city business. The event will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9 … Continue reading Brooksville Cycling Classic Expanded to include Fitness Fair 4/1

Nominations Sought for Great Brooksvillian

This annual program recognizes the outstanding men and women who have made significant positive contributions to the history, culture and/or economy of Brooksville’s community. The person selected is honored by the City Council with a reception in their honor. For more details and a nomination form, contact the Deputy City Clerk at 352-540-3853 or click … Continue reading Nominations Sought for Great Brooksvillian

Brooksville Main Street welcomes Ryan Malloy as Executive Director

The Brooksville Main Street program announces the appointment of Ryan A. Malloy as its Executive Director. Mr. Malloy comes to the Brooksville Main Street program from Heritage Homes Realty in St. Petersburg where he served as owner and CEO of a multi-million dollar real estate sales business. Mr. Malloy has a reputation as a talented … Continue reading Brooksville Main Street welcomes Ryan Malloy as Executive Director

Tickets on Sale Now for The Wizard of Oz

Tickets are now on sale for LOT’s The Wizard of Oz. The very popular and well-known musical will conclude Live Oak Theatre’s 2016-2017 season.  All seats are reserved. The role of Dorothy will be shared by three Live Oak veteran performers:  Holly Frendberg, Lexi Allocco, and Gwyneth Mitten. The cast also includes Vince Vanni in … Continue reading Tickets on Sale Now for The Wizard of Oz

March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

March 3rd 6:00 PM                 Southeastern American Kestrel (SEAK): Regional FWC Kestrel nest box monitoring coordinator Brendan O’Connor is visiting Chinsegut to give a talk on the SEAK and looking to recruit volunteers for this annual citizen science monitoring project. All are welcome for this program. Please register at (352) 754-6722, space is limited. March 4th … Continue reading March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

Help Rid our Parks of Invasive and Exotic Plants 2/28-3/3

Can you spare a few hours to help bring our parks back to native plant health? See details below: Tuesday February 28, 2017 Hernando County, Chinsegut Manor House, 10am-3pm Chinsegut Manor House has seen disturbance for well over 100 years and has had an influx of dozens of invasive species as well as many other … Continue reading Help Rid our Parks of Invasive and Exotic Plants 2/28-3/3

Experience ‘Art in the Park’ March 11-12

The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is excited to present its very popular “Art in the Park” for the 33rd year on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, March 12, from 10 am to 4 pm at Tom Varn Park in downtown Brooksville – and you’re invited! This celebration of … Continue reading Experience ‘Art in the Park’ March 11-12

Hernando Symphony Orchestra to play 2/24-26

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra proudly announces its February 2017concert series, “Spectrum”, on February 24 (7:30pm), February 25 (7:30pm), and February 26 (2:00pm). Concerts to be held at Central High School Theater, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, FL 34613. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students in grades K-12. Please call 352-515-6993 for ticket … Continue reading Hernando Symphony Orchestra to play 2/24-26

Wizard of Oz cast announced by Live Oak Theatre

Live Oak Theatre announces the cast of principals for its upcoming production of the timeless classic musical, The Wizard of Oz. “The Live Oak Theatre season closer will keep as close to the movie as possible, said director, Kyle Marra. Auditions for the 2017 season were held in August of 2016.  The competition for Dorothy … Continue reading Wizard of Oz cast announced by Live Oak Theatre

Brooksville Library 5k and Kids Fun Run 3/11

In partnership with the YMCA of the Suncoast, the Hernando County Public Library System is hosting the Third Annual Brooksville Library 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, March 11 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Main Library in downtown Brooksville. This run benefits the Friends of the Library of Hernando County and the YMCA … Continue reading Brooksville Library 5k and Kids Fun Run 3/11

Hernando County Master Gardener News

To Sod Or Not To Sod Class Wednesday, February 8 @ 10:30 AM by Lilly Browning Is it time to redo your landscape? Have you built a new home? This class will cover the benefits and difficulties of Florida lawn grasses as well as turf alternatives. Spring Vegetable Gardening Class Wednesday, February 22 @ 10:30 … Continue reading Hernando County Master Gardener News

Veteran Performer Kyle Marra to Direct The Wizard of Oz

Veteran performer Kyle Marra has been recently named to direct Live Oak Theatre’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Marra is a veteran of several Live Oak Theatre productions. He was originally seen as young Fred Wright in Anne of Avonlea and in the principal role Phileas Fogg in Around the World in … Continue reading Veteran Performer Kyle Marra to Direct The Wizard of Oz