Category Archives: Brooksville

Chinsegut Conservation Center October 2017 Programs

October 1st 10 AM- 4 PM              Small World Photography Exhibit: A specialized photography exhibit showcasing the works of multiple photographers and their exploration of insects. This is a free exhibit. Stop in to see the variety of the unseen world. October 3rd 5:00-6:30 PM             Youth Archery, four week class: This Beginners archery program for ages … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center October 2017 Programs

Brooksville Parks Reopening

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department have been working to clean up the parks to prepare them to re-open. Below is a schedule of re-openings: Jerome Brown Community Center is open Tom Varn Basketball Courts are open McKethan Park will open Saturday, September, 16, 2017 Tom Varn Park Playground will open Saturday, September 16, 2017 … Continue reading Brooksville Parks Reopening

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

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

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

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

Chinsegut Conservation Center Nature Programs for September

Chisnegut Conservation Center is located 7 miles north of Brooksville, and covers 408 of the 850 acres comprising Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA). The Conservation center has regular nature programs and is the only educational facility operated by the Commission’s Office of Public Access and Wildlife Viewing. September 1st 7:30 PM                     Night Hike: As … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center Nature Programs for September

Canning to Preserve Tasty, Healthy Traditions

I fondly remember making applesauce from fresh-picked apples with my mom in our little kitchen up north. We made chunky-style sauce from locally-grown Macintoshes in a time when only pureed applesauce was available at the grocery store, adding cinnamon for a flavor that became my definition of delicious! When reading labels on spaghetti sauce, sugar … Continue reading Canning to Preserve Tasty, Healthy Traditions

Mitchell Road Closed Aug 8-10 for CSX Repairs

Mitchell Road will be closed to through traffic August 8–10, 2017, while CSX repairs the railroad crossing located near the Pinewood Dairy Road intersection in Brooksville. The road will be blocked off at each side of the railroad crossing.  Message boards will be placed at the Cortez Boulevard and Emerson Road intersections to alert motorists … Continue reading Mitchell Road Closed Aug 8-10 for CSX Repairs

Backpack Giveaway August 5 in Brooksville

Free Backpack Giveaway event hosted by Friends of the Children, Inc. A backpack filled with basic school supplies for children in K-81h grade. One backpack per child with an adult present. Several vendors and supporters will be present to distribute additional school supplies. Children must be present to receive a backpack. The backpack giveaway will … Continue reading Backpack Giveaway August 5 in Brooksville

Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport named General Aviation Airport of the Year

The Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV) was recently named the 2017 General Aviation Airport of the Year by the Florida Department of Transportation. The award recognized BKV’s outstanding achievements in airport aesthetics, safety and services. Eligible nominees for this award must be a public-use general aviation airport within the state of Florida.  BKV came out … Continue reading Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport named General Aviation Airport of the Year

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