Category Archives: Brooksville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Public boat ramp closures due to low water levels

The Lake Townsen Park and Nobleton Park public boat ramps, located on the Withlacoochee River, will be temporarily closed to boat traffic due to low water levels making launching difficult. The ramps remain open for launching kayaks and canoes. Minor ramp repairs will be made during the temporary closures.

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

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