Category Archives: Hernando County

Chinsegut Conservation Center August Programs

August 3rd                            R-A-W Real Amazing Wildlife: Join professional photographer and photography teacher Alice Herden for a two day workshop on photographing wildlife. The RAW workshops include an informational session on wildlife with biologists and land management professionals. Workshop includes many extras and one-on-one camera instruction. See details and register at https://creative-nature-photography.com. This workshop requires … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center August Programs

Exploring Nature Coast Springs

There is nothing like hopping into a 72-degree spring on a hot, humid day to cool the body and soothe the soul. Florida is graced with many natural springs, providing crystal clear, cool (some would say cold) water and the Nature Coast has a great concentration of these magical geological phenomena. Although we tend to … Continue reading Exploring Nature Coast Springs

Master Gardener Class offers Online Sessions

The Master Gardener program is accepting new Master Gardener trainees for its next class beginning in September, but because it is difficult for many people to take off from work during the week for training, this class will be offered on-line. The Master Gardener program will still meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-9PM for hands-on … Continue reading Master Gardener Class offers Online Sessions

July/August Events from Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension

Wild Edibles Participants will learn which plants have been used for food sources, and how they’ve been prepared. Presenter: Master Gardener Rita Grant Date/Time/Location: Wednesday July 26 @ 10:30 AM at the Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, 34608 Fall Vegetable Gardening Participants will learn the basics about Fall vegetable gardening … Continue reading July/August Events from Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension

HHPS features Antique Furniture in Interior Design & an Auction August 3

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will be holding their monthly meeting at the Brooksville Mining Association Enrichment Center located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Boulevard on US 41 (Broad Street) in Brooksville on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. Roger Carlton Sherman, former Board Chairman of the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa is … Continue reading HHPS features Antique Furniture in Interior Design & an Auction August 3

Brooksville Garden Club Renews Adopt-A-Trail

The Brooksville Garden Club renewed their Adopt-A-Trail agreement (Area 7) for two more years on the Good Neighbor Trail. Volunteers maintain section of the bicycle & walk trail by keeping it litter free at least 6 times a year. “Little Litter Walks” in the cool mornings give us a friendly walk & talk. Attract your … Continue reading Brooksville Garden Club Renews Adopt-A-Trail

Repairs to Shoal Line Blvd. Completed; Road Reopens

The Hernando County Department of Public Works announces that Shoal Line Boulevard is now reopened. Since Monday, July 10, a portion of the road, just south of Cofer Road to just north of Richard Drive, was closed to restore a damaged drainage pipe.   Repairs, paving, striping and sod placement were completed ahead of schedule … Continue reading Repairs to Shoal Line Blvd. Completed; Road Reopens

Chinsegut’s Historic Treasures adorn Brooksville

Chinsegut (pronounced chin-SEE-gut) is an Alaskan Innuit word meaning, “The spirit of things lost and regained.” This local treasure is an interesting piece of the Nature Coast’s history, having been homesteaded by John and Susan Bishop in the 1800s. Colonel Bird T. Pearson of South Carolina acquired 160 acres through the Armed Occupation Act in … Continue reading Chinsegut’s Historic Treasures adorn Brooksville

Hernando County Cannery temporarily closed for maintenance

Hernando County’s Little Rock Cannery, located at 15487 Citrus Way in Brooksville, is currently closed for planned maintenance through July 30, 2017. The cannery is a place where Florida residents can prepare their fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood to be jarred. It has the capacity to pressure can up to 96 jars at one time, … Continue reading Hernando County Cannery temporarily closed for maintenance

Help Chinsegut Hill fulfill their Grant before 7/31

The Friends of Chinsegut Hill received a State of Florida, Division of Historical Resources grant in order to continue the restoration of the 1852 built manor house. The house needed historically accurate lighting (47 total), window hardware (for 67 windows) and floor vent covers to match the heart pine flooring on the first floor. As … Continue reading Help Chinsegut Hill fulfill their Grant before 7/31

Memorial Day and Labor Day Trash/Recycling Services added in Hernando County

The main Hernando County landfill, located at 14450 Landfill Road in Brooksville, will now be open on Memorial and Labor Day holidays and curbside trash and recycling collection will be available. There are no changes to the hours of operation for the convenience centers located in Spring Hill and Ridge Manor. The landfill will remain … Continue reading Memorial Day and Labor Day Trash/Recycling Services added in Hernando County

Blackberries available tomorrow, 7/8 at Bramble Creek Farms

Good news for blackberry fans: Bramble Creek Farms will be open for one more upick this Saturday, July 8 from 8 am – noon. This lovely farm is located at: 23031 Hayman Rd, Brooksville, Florida, FL 34602, just west of Batten Road, on Hayman, and their phone number is 352-796-5473. They grown only thornless berries and … Continue reading Blackberries available tomorrow, 7/8 at Bramble Creek Farms

Shoal Line Boulevard to be Closed 7/10-14

The Hernando County Department of Public Works will be repairing a portion of Shoal Line Boulevard, just south of Cofer Road to just north of Richard Drive, requiring a road closure from July 10 through July 14, 2017. Repair work will involve a 20-foot-wide excavation across the entire road to restore a damaged drainage pipe. … Continue reading Shoal Line Boulevard to be Closed 7/10-14

Scalloping Florida’s Nature Coast: A Delicious Adventure

At one time, the West Central coast of Florida supported a robust commercial scallop industry, with 400,000 lbs. of bay scallops being harvested in Florida in 1957. By 1992, the commercial harvest was near zero. Fishery groups banded together and worked to restore the scallop populations to healthy levels and by 2005, most years showed … Continue reading Scalloping Florida’s Nature Coast: A Delicious Adventure

Jane Russell Geddings joins Live Oak Theatre as Resident Choreographer

Live Oak Theatre is particularly proud to announce the appointment of Jane Russell Geddings as its resident choreographer. Ms. Geddings’ first project will be the choreography for its season opener, Annie. Ms. Geddings comes to Live Oak Theatre from the Patel Conservatory where she serves as an adjunct faculty member in both dance and theatre … Continue reading Jane Russell Geddings joins Live Oak Theatre as Resident Choreographer

Lake Townsend and Nobleton Boat Ramps Reopen

Water levels on the Withlacoochee River have risen approximately one foot allowing public boat ramps at Lake Townsen and Nobleton parks to reopen for motorized boats. In addition, minor repairs were completed at the Lake Townsen boat ramp. Due to low water levels, the Mountain Lake boat ramp on Mountain Lake Road in Brooksville and … Continue reading Lake Townsend and Nobleton Boat Ramps Reopen

We’re Celebrating the 4th throughout the Nature Coast

“The second day of July 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought … Continue reading We’re Celebrating the 4th throughout the Nature Coast

Outdoor adventure campers join quest to build artificial Reefs

Outdoor Adventures Summer Campers helped construct reef pods that will be deployed later this year as part of Hernando County’s artificial reef program. Port Authority member Steve Barton created a simple reef pod design that students could easily construct. These reef pods will be used to increase deep cover and habitat for a variety of … Continue reading Outdoor adventure campers join quest to build artificial Reefs

Live Oak Theatre Announces the Open Auditions for 2017-2018 Season

Live Oak Theatre announces that open auditions for its 2016-2017 season will be held on Thursday afternoon, July 6 from 4 pm to 6 pm and again by appointment only on Saturday evening, July 8, starting at 6 pm at the Fellowship Hall of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville, Florida 34601. … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre Announces the Open Auditions for 2017-2018 Season

Nature Coast waters open for Scallop harvest starting July 1

Celebrate the Fourth of July with bay scallops! State waters from the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County through the Pasco/Hernando county line will be open for scalloping starting July 1. A span of waters in the middle from the Fenholloway River in Taylor County to the Suwannee River in Dixie County … Continue reading Nature Coast waters open for Scallop harvest starting July 1

JG Ranch final Picking Day is 7/2

It is that time of year when I have to tell you this will be our last picking of the season. We will close at the end of the picking day, July 2nd. Blackberries are available for $4.00/pound u-pick Thursday – Sunday 9am-1pm. Strawberry season should start sometime in November as long as Mother Nature … Continue reading JG Ranch final Picking Day is 7/2

Repairs scheduled for Pine Island parking lot (Brooksville, FL)

Pine Island Park, located at 10840 Pine Island Drive in Pine Island, will be experiencing parking lot construction from Wednesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 29, 2017. A portion of the parking lot loop that was damaged by hurricane Hermine will be repaired. For public safety purposes, approximately 30 parking spaces will be closed. The … Continue reading Repairs scheduled for Pine Island parking lot (Brooksville, FL)

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