Category Archives: Nature Coasters

Tim Durden Awarded Citizen Award for Bravery from US Dept. of Interior

On the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of the Interior held its 72nd Honor Awards Convocation, honoring employees, volunteers and citizens who have acted to protect the lives of others. The Fish and Wildlife Service is proud that one of its volunteers received the Citizen’s Award for Bravery for unusual bravery in the face … Continue reading Tim Durden Awarded Citizen Award for Bravery from US Dept. of Interior

Gayle Griffin wins NatureCoaster™ Survey Prize

For several weeks, we asked NatureCoaster.com readers to take a short survey to help us understand how the publication works for you. Everyone who took the survey was entered into a contest to win a NatureCoaster.com mug or hat. Gayle Griffin’s name was chosen by random. She won, and after a short time chose the … Continue reading Gayle Griffin wins NatureCoaster™ Survey Prize

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

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

Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters opens 3rd Location

James and Heather Cook import coffee beans from all over the world and roast them fresh at our Hernando location – and now at the Inverness location. Cattle Dog offers drip coffee, lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, and tea. Their fresh roasted coffee is available for purchase by the pound. Coffee by the pound can be shipped … Continue reading Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters opens 3rd Location

Citrus County woman elected President of Alzheimer’s Family Organization Board of Directors

Debbie Selsavage, of Inverness, has been elected to the position of President of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, based in Spring Hill, Florida. The Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO) is a charitable non-profit corporation that provides education, support, and services to caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in eight west-central … Continue reading Citrus County woman elected President of Alzheimer’s Family Organization Board of Directors

Mind Games Dogs Play with Their People

After your humans give you a bath, don’t let them towel-dry you! Instead, run to their bed, jump up and dry yourself off on the sheets. This is especially good if it’s right before your human’s bedtime. Act like a convicted criminal. When the humans come home, put your ears back, tail between your legs, … Continue reading Mind Games Dogs Play with Their People

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

Ed Caum Joins Collier County Dept. of Tourism

Ed Caum has joined the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau – Collier County’s department of tourism – as the new Deputy Director for Tourism/Sports Marketing. He previously served as Tourism Manager for Pasco County, where he oversaw day-to-day operations and spearheaded a 30% growth in tourism tax collection, plus major developments in … Continue reading Ed Caum Joins Collier County Dept. of Tourism

Updates from Florida Estates Winery

Happy Easter.  Happy Passover.  Happy Spring. Or, if you prefer, just Be Happy. Spring is my favorite time of the year.  Not just because of my birthday but because of the “rebirth” of everything.  All of the grapevines are budding out (called “bud-break”) and forming little leaves. The grass is turning green but not long … Continue reading Updates from Florida Estates Winery

Old Homosassa goes to Tallahassee

Today I’d like to tell you about a bunch of NatureCoasters that really care about their community.  We have two very active  groups that are tirelessly working on projects for the Homosassa River. A wee bit of history–two years ago, Roger Cullen formed the “Access to the River” committee.  Made up of members of the Homosassa … Continue reading Old Homosassa goes to Tallahassee

Just a Slice of Life in Perfect

Hi! I’m Kathy Green. What am I doing here? Well, I’ve been asked by NatureCoaster.com to post weekly. Why? Cause I’m a NatureCoaster! And what makes me a NatureCoaster? I live in Old Homosassa and love it! The best place to live on the Nature Coast–Just a Slice of Life in Perfect! What’s not to … Continue reading Just a Slice of Life in Perfect

Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters to Compete for Best Cold Brew Title in Nashville

If you are a coffee connoisseur, you need to know about Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters, Citrus county’s first and only coffee roasters. They have state-of-the-art home brewing kits, on-site roasting of over 30 varieties, delicious breakfast, lunch and bakery treats and are soon on their way to Nashville to compete in the Coffee Fest Cold … Continue reading Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters to Compete for Best Cold Brew Title in Nashville

Welcome Ed Caum to the NatureCoaster.com Team

Ed Caum, former Tourism Manager for Pasco County, has joined NatureCoaster.com to promote local outdoor experiences to our residents and visitors! Diane Bedard, Florida’s Original NatureCoaster, and the creator of NatureCoaster.com commented, “Ed Caum is an extremely talented person, with a passion for this area and all its beauty. His skills of communication, photojournalism and … Continue reading Welcome Ed Caum to the NatureCoaster.com Team

Big Storm Brewery, Zephyrhills Brewing Company and Craft Life Brewing Release Collaboration Beer

Big Storm Brewing Co announced today the release of a collaboration beer with other Pasco County brewers, Zephyrhills and Craft Life called “Open Spaces Porter.” The Pasco breweries will unveil the limited, draft-only brew at the “Meet the Pasco Brewer” event scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Big Storm’s location in Odessa as … Continue reading Big Storm Brewery, Zephyrhills Brewing Company and Craft Life Brewing Release Collaboration Beer

Zumba Citrus Donates 297 Teddy Bears for Citrus County Meals on Wheels Recipients

For four years straight, Zumba Citrus members in Homosassa have been collecting and donating Valentines Bears to give some love to Citrus County home bound seniors that receive Meals on Wheels. This year Zumba Citrus collected 297 adorable teddy bears in gift bags. This number was enough for all Citrus County home delivered meal clients … Continue reading Zumba Citrus Donates 297 Teddy Bears for Citrus County Meals on Wheels Recipients

Brooksville to Honor Coach Chatman in Field Dedication 2/21

William “Ernie” Chatman coached in Hernando County for over 40 years. At Hernando High School, his alma mater, he coached baseball, cross country, softball, track and field, and boy’s basketball, and served as athletic director. Coach Chatman collected 21 conference, 18 district, 11 regional, and one state championship. He coached the 1983 Dixie Majors to … Continue reading Brooksville to Honor Coach Chatman in Field Dedication 2/21

Martin Luther King Day – Why?

Although this area is not known for its civil rights, I believe it is an area of beauty and grace, character traits which demand equality and inclusion. I have always greatly admired Dr. Martin Luther King, for his vision and courage to lead nonviolent social change. The person who shot the bullet that killed Dr. … Continue reading Martin Luther King Day – Why?

Nick Nicholas Ford presents $7,500 to Inverness for Events

Nick Nicholas Ford and Lincoln dealership presented the City of Inverness Event & Visitor Bureau $7,500 to support the next year of promotion for the City. To date the company has donated $30,000 over the last four years to support the City’s ongoing efforts to promote the City as a destination. This check presentation was … Continue reading Nick Nicholas Ford presents $7,500 to Inverness for Events

Shopping Small for Big Returns on Florida’s Nature Coast

Thanksgiving is a week away. What a blessing it is to live in the paradise of Florida’s Nature Coast during the fall season. While we do not have extravagant color shows from the changing of the leaves, we do have beautiful wildflowers that change with the seasons, and more subtle things make this an ideal … Continue reading Shopping Small for Big Returns on Florida’s Nature Coast

Fantastic Fall on the Nature Coast

I work from home. I love this time of year because I can work from my back porch, which is surrounded by about 50 acres of hilly woods. I am with my pets. It is peaceful, pleasant and inspirational for me. In fact, I have never felt as grateful to be a NatureCoaster™ as I … Continue reading Fantastic Fall on the Nature Coast

A Corny Obsession 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, and his wonderful wife, Sharon, own a 25-acre farm several blocks north of Jefferson and East Avenue in Brooksville. Twice each year they harvest their crops, and people … Continue reading A Corny Obsession at Frazier Farms

Vote for Stephanie Sorensen, Pasco Fire Rescue Volunteer

Pasco County Fire Rescue’s own volunteer Stephanie Sorensen competed in the national “Step Up and Stand Out” contest, which recognizes outstanding volunteer firefighters from across our nation.  Stephanie is one of approximately 30 volunteers vying to be the nation’s outstanding volunteer firefighter.  More than 45,000 votes were cast to select the five finalists from video … Continue reading Vote for Stephanie Sorensen, Pasco Fire Rescue Volunteer

Meet a Magical Weeki Wachee Mermaid with Determination and Style

Cheyenne Bragg is a real mermaid. It’s not only her job, it is the fulfillment of her childhood dream. “When I was a little girl, 7 or 8 years old, my parents took me to Weeki Wachee and I loved the mermaids. I thought they were so awesome and I wanted so badly to be … Continue reading Meet a Magical Weeki Wachee Mermaid with Determination and Style

Local Effort provides Help for Hurricane Hermine Damages

Last Thursday, Florida’s Nature Coast narrowly missed a direct hit by Hurricane Hermine. Still, a lot of damage was done to coastal areas. In fact, Governor Rick Scott toured Pasco County damages and declared a State of Emergency. US 19 and Yulee Drive in Citrus County were shown on the evening news with over two … Continue reading Local Effort provides Help for Hurricane Hermine Damages

Fresh-to-Table: “New Farm Food” for NatureCoasters™

Looking for an approach to eating that’s so fresh you can taste it? Fresh-to-Table restaurants are making waves in the culinary industry, including some on the shores of the NatureCoast. Chefs worth their salt always pick top-shelf ingredients as the first step in creating a truly remarkable meal, and freshness is the most important factor. … Continue reading Fresh-to-Table: “New Farm Food” for NatureCoasters™