Category Archives: Brooksville

Chinsegut Conservation Center December Programs

December 1st 5:30 PM           Owl Prowl: It’s the time of year when owls are on the hunt…for each other. Join us for a night time walk to listen and look for barred and great horned owls at Chinsegut. Hike open to all ages. No need to register! December 2nd 10:00 AM        Archery for Beginners: Ages … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center December Programs

Auction of Wonderful Things Dec. 7

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society invites all to the December Annual Meeting and Auction of Wonderful Things to be held December 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at Brooksville City Hall. Elections for the 2018 Board and Officers will take place at the meeting to be followed immediately by a charity … Continue reading Auction of Wonderful Things Dec. 7

Mind, Body & Soul Festival enchants Sertoma Dec. 7-10

The Family-friendly, “not under the influence” event showcases the Healing Arts There is much debate about the healing arts in America. With medical care and big pharma becoming increasingly expensive and, in some cases, ineffective, many are turning to the treatments and “cures” of old. If you are curious about what’s available outside of the … Continue reading Mind, Body & Soul Festival enchants Sertoma Dec. 7-10

Helping Veterans and Homeless Dogs

With a national suicide rate for American Veterans of twenty per day, and twenty-two daily for vets with PTSD, there needs to be an intervention. In addition, thousands of homeless dogs are euthanized at shelters each month. Could one help the other? “I’ve had such a passion for dogs from the time I could say … Continue reading Helping Veterans and Homeless Dogs

Fort Dade Avenue road closure Nov. 6

The Hernando County Department of Public Works announces that Fort Dade Avenue will be closed between Sawdust Lane and West Avenue starting Monday, November 6, 2017. A detour using Center Street will be available. The road will be closed for approximately two months for scheduled culvert repair maintenance. Contact the Department of Public Works at … Continue reading Fort Dade Avenue road closure Nov. 6

Historic Hernando Preservation Society News

History of the Richloam General Store special speaker presentation by Eric Burkes on Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:30PM at the Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville 34601. Richloam General Store was built and founded by Sidney Brinson in 1920. The building served as the Express Office, the Post Office and General Store for … Continue reading Historic Hernando Preservation Society News

Brooksville Veterans Parade Nov. 11

The City of Brooksville along with the Enrichment Centers of Hernando County will be holding their Annual “Veteran’s Appreciation Parade”, Saturday, November 11th,  starting at 10:00 am. The parade will run from the Brooksville City Hall Building at 201 Howell Avenue through the downtown area (Main Street to Liberty, to South Magnolia, to Fort Dade, … Continue reading Brooksville Veterans Parade Nov. 11

FEMA help available in Brooksville through Oct. 29

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has re-opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Mining Association Enrichment Center located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. in Brooksville. The site is open today until 8 p.m. Hours from Wednesday, October 25 through Sunday, October 29 will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Representatives from FEMA and … Continue reading FEMA help available in Brooksville through Oct. 29

October – November Gardening Classes & Nursery

Bodacious Bromeliads! Participants will learn about native bromeliads and how to care for them properly. Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill 34608 Wednesday October 25 @ 10:30 AM Master Gardener Wynn Miller Trees! Marvelous Trees! There are many beautiful trees in our area. Learn which ones will thrive in your landscape, … Continue reading October – November Gardening Classes & Nursery

Firefighter Steven Terry Funeral route Road Closings Oct. 24

Firefighter/Paramedic Steven Terry passed away on Monday, 10-16-17, while on duty at Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 9, in Brooksville. Funeral services for Firefighter/Paramedic Steven Terry will be held on Tuesday, 10-24-17, at 10 a.m. at the Northcliffe Baptist Church in Spring Hill. It is expected that First Responders (fire, EMS, law enforcement) from all … Continue reading Firefighter Steven Terry Funeral route Road Closings Oct. 24

Get to Know Nature at Chinsegut’s Conservation Center

When I moved to Brooksville, the Chinsegut Conservation Center was having a class on pine needle basket weaving. I have a lot of pines on my property. Money was tight. I thought, maybe I could create some baskets with the kids for Christmas gifts, but I could not find the place! I found the beautiful … Continue reading Get to Know Nature at Chinsegut’s Conservation Center

FEMA registration deadline is November 9

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) continue providing assistance to residents. DSATs can help residents register for assistance, check on the status of an application and answer questions on the assistance process. Get help from FEMA at the following times and locations: Nobleton TriCounty Community Association 28444 Forbes Street Nobleton, … Continue reading FEMA registration deadline is November 9

Sign up for Salsa Canning Workshop Nov. 4

Making and canning your own salsa is fun, easy and healthy. Learn how at the upcoming salsa canning workshop on November 4, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Little Rock Cannery located at 15487 Citrus Way in Brooksville. This four-hour, hands-on workshop will provide the basics for preparing homemade salsa with fresh … Continue reading Sign up for Salsa Canning Workshop Nov. 4

Brooksville FEMA center open for One More Day

Hernando County’s Office of Emergency Management announces that Friday, October 6, will be the last day to receive disaster recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) operating from the Mining Association Enrichment Center in Brooksville. Since September 26, FEMA has aided 617 people with information and the registration process. Once the center closes, … Continue reading Brooksville FEMA center open for One More Day

27th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival Oct. 13-14

The 27th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival will be Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 @ the Hernando County Fair Grounds at 6436 Broad St (US41) in Brooksville. Both nights will feature a variety of games, face painting, fantastic food, haunted house, hay ride & contests nightly from 6pm till 10pm. The Haunted House opens at … Continue reading 27th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival Oct. 13-14

Happenings at JG Ranch

First we came through hurricane Irma just fine.  Jeff had to replace about 15 rows of plastic and there were some rows that needed dirt piled on the sides.  Nothing was planted. We lost a few trees, which you will notice when you drive to the back.  The cows came through fine.  Red Cow told … Continue reading Happenings at JG Ranch

Ten Meals in Ten Minutes with Chef Warren Caterson

Ten Meals in Ten Minutes – Is it doable? You bet! Award-winning cookbook author Chef Warren Caterson shows you how during this cooking demonstration at your Hernando County Public Library Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. Chef Warren Caterson is the author of the award-winning cookbooks, Table for Two – The Cookbook for Couples and Table … Continue reading Ten Meals in Ten Minutes with Chef Warren Caterson

All Brooksville Parks have Reopened

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce that all areas of Tom Varn Park are now open. Jerome Brown Community Center is open Tom Varn Basketball Courts are open McKethan Park is open Tom Varn Park Playground is open Tom Varn Park Pavilions are open Tom Varn Park Softball fields are open … Continue reading All Brooksville Parks have Reopened

Historic Preservation Presentation Oct. 5

HHPS board member Jo-Anne Peck will provide an overview presentation in Historic Preservation Oct. 5 at 6:30pm. at 201 Howell Street in Brooksville. The lecture will go over the Who, What, Where and Whys of Preserving Historic Buildings. Jo-Anne Peck is a Historic Preservation Consultant who has focused on Florida history and architecture for over … Continue reading Historic Preservation Presentation Oct. 5

Remote office opens to answer questions about hurricane damage

The Hernando County Building and Zoning divisions will be opening a temporary remote office at the East Hernando Branch Library to provide information and assistance to the residents affected by the Withlacoochee River flooding due to Hurricane Irma. Services will be limited to providing information and answering questions relating to flood damage, power restoration and repairs. No … Continue reading Remote office opens to answer questions about hurricane damage

Florida Cracker Kitchen collecting Hurricane Supplies for FL Keys

Please bring by any extra hurricane supplies or donations down to The Florida Cracker Kitchen – we will be collecting all weekend and then making a run down to The Keys!

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 – Updated

Below is a schedule of Brooksville’s Open Parks: Jerome Brown Community Center is open Tom Varn Basketball Courts are open McKethan Park is open Tom Varn Park Playground is open Tom Varn Park Pavilions are open Tom Varn Park Softball fields are open Jerome Brown Softball Fields are open Brooksville Cemetery at 1275 Olmes Road … Continue reading Brooksville Parks Reopening – Updated

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