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

Strict, Unbending Rules For Dealing With Stray Cats

Stray cats will not be fed. Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food. Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food moistened with a little canned food. Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food moistened with canned food, yummy treats and leftover chicken scraps … Continue reading Strict, Unbending Rules For Dealing With Stray Cats

Tampa Bay Idol Auditions in Wesley Chapel August 12

Winners to sing for American Idol producers during bus tour The next musical superstar could be right here in the Bay Area! Tampa Bay Idol will give local singers a special opportunity to audition for American Idol producers. Winners of Tampa Bay Idol will receive a “Front of the Line” Ticket to audition for American … Continue reading Tampa Bay Idol Auditions in Wesley Chapel August 12

Ultimate Indoor Frisbee and Men’s Adult Basketball Leagues at NPR Rec Center

The Ultimate Indoor Frisbee League season begins August 24th and Men’s Adult Basketball League begins September 13th The City of New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center is hosting their Ultimate Indoor Frisbee League which begins August 24th and runs through November 9th.  Teams play at the Recreation and Aquatic Center gym from 8:30 to … Continue reading Ultimate Indoor Frisbee and Men’s Adult Basketball Leagues at NPR Rec Center

Sertoma Volunteer Wins Service to Mankind Award

Gulf Shores Sertoma Club presented local resident Art Miller with the Service to Mankind Award in appreciation for his voluntary community service. Mr. Miller has continuously supported Sertoma, Rotary and other community service organizations by always being ready to  roll up his sleeves and dig into the necessary work on a variety of fundraisers. This … Continue reading Sertoma Volunteer Wins Service to Mankind Award

Team effort secures grant for Sugarmill Woods Landscape Project

A landscape project to enhance the US Hwy 98/Ponce De Leon entrance to the Oak Village section of Sugarmill Woods and was identified by the Property Owner’s Association (POA) and brought to the attention of Commissioner Ron Kitchen. On July 18, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) notified Citrus  County that the requested funding of the … Continue reading Team effort secures grant for Sugarmill Woods Landscape Project

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

Temporary traffic changes at US 19 and Homosassa Trail intersection

Due to drainage construction work, traffic has been shifted on US 19 (Suncoast Boulevard) near W. Homosassa Trail. As a result, the southbound US 19 left turn onto eastbound Homosassa Trail is now temporarily closed.  Homosassa Trail on the west side of US 19 is also temporarily closed to all traffic. Drivers going to the … Continue reading Temporary traffic changes at US 19 and Homosassa Trail intersection

Civil War Quilts: Before, During and After Trunk Show and Talk July 27

Brenda Grampsas will be with at Quilts on Plum Lane Thursday, July 27th. She will be presenting a Lecture/Trunk Show at 10:00 a.m. on Civil War Quilts: Before, During and After the great conflict. Brenda will present quilts that demonstrate how the Civil War influenced quilt making. Learn a bit about quilt history circa, 1860 … Continue reading Civil War Quilts: Before, During and After Trunk Show and Talk July 27

West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Offers Repair Program

Since 2016 West Pasco Habitat for Humanity has been offering affordable home repairs to the public. From leaky roofs to making your home wheel chair accessible, Habitat’s Roofs, Ramps and Repair program aims to help qualifying individuals or families with minor and critical home repairs at an affordable cost. While West Pasco Habitat for Humanity … Continue reading West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Offers Repair Program

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

With the afternoon thunder storms, it’s best to get your fishing business done by noon or wait till late evening when the rain cooled waters can trigger a good trout bite. As of now the redfish bite has improved to normal standards. I can’t say my clients have been breaking record catches, but they’re doing … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Old Homosassa in July

Okay, let’s talk about Old Homosassa in July….and August…..and even September. It’s scallop season!  Such a fun time in Old Homosassa for all those that get out into the Gulf and scoop those future delicious morsels out of the sea grass. Also a boon for our local businesses which is a very good thing for … Continue reading Old Homosassa in July

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

Gym Passes Available at Central Ridge Community Center

Citrus County Parks and Recreation is announcing the enhancement of the Gym at the Central Ridge Community Center at 77 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. Parks and Recreation has recently acquired specialized equipment that works every part of the body with easy to use devices. The gym is open to all county residents from 8:00am … Continue reading Gym Passes Available at Central Ridge Community Center

Pasco County and United Way partner to Create Land O’Lakes Sinkhole Fund

Pasco County and United Way of Pasco County have mobilized to create a local fund to assist the victims of the Sinkhole that occurred in Land O’ Lakes Friday morning. This fund includes a TEXT TO GIVE option. 100% of donated funds will be used to assist victims in their recovery and zero administrative funds … Continue reading Pasco County and United Way partner to Create Land O’Lakes Sinkhole Fund

Land O’Lakes Sinkhole Update: You can help!

About 7:20 a.m., a sinkhole opened up in the Lake Padgett area of Land O’Lakes. It was very frightening and a neighbor called Pasco County 9-1-1 to report the incident. Fortunately, no-one was home at 21825 Ocean Pines Drive when the “depression opened up” behind the home. There were dogs in the home, but Pasco … Continue reading Land O’Lakes Sinkhole Update: You can help!

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

Adoptable Shih Tzu and Pomeranian Dogs at Citrus Animal Control 7/15

Last month, Citrus County Animal Control seized over 30 small breed dogs. Most are either Shih Tzu or Pomeranians of various size, color and age. These wonderful dogs will be made available for adoption starting at 10am on Saturday, July 15. All adoptions will be completed on a first come, first serve basis and only … Continue reading Adoptable Shih Tzu and Pomeranian Dogs at Citrus Animal Control 7/15

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the CR 491 Road Widening project

The public is invited to join the Board of Citrus County Commissioners for the CR 491 phase 1 Road Widening and Regional Drainage project Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, August 2 at 9:00am at the intersection of Routes 491 and 44 (Gulf to Lake Hwy) in the closed Circle K parking lot. No RSVP is needed … Continue reading Groundbreaking Ceremony for the CR 491 Road Widening project

Pasco County 3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Race 7/15

The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department is challenging other Pasco County Departments – and the public – to take part in the Third Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  The race for the boat with the fastest time across the pool will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park … Continue reading Pasco County 3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Race 7/15

Input Requested for Citrus County Fire Services

A series of Town Hall meetings to discuss Citrus County fire services and receive your input regarding the provision of those services, discuss options and alternatives for service and funding.  The schedule for these meetings is as follows: Thursday, August 3 – Floral City Library, 8360 E. Orange Ave., Floral City, FL 34436 Thursday, August … Continue reading Input Requested for Citrus County Fire Services

Creative Writing Series at Saint Leo by Leading American Writers and Artists

Admission is free each evening to sessions with actor-writer Benjamin Busch, Florida luminary David Kirby, and many rising talents and experienced writing teacher-mentors Contributed by Jo-Anne Johnston, Saint Leo University Distinguished visiting artists will be performing in early-evening sessions from Saturday, July 15, through Friday, July 21 at Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu), including novelists, poets, … Continue reading Creative Writing Series at Saint Leo by Leading American Writers and Artists

Pasco County launches interactive ‘Neighborhood Notebook’

Part of new ‘WALK. BIKE. WORK. PLAY.’ community outreach effort The Pasco County Planning and Development Department is pleased to announce a new community outreach program – Neighborhood Notebook.  This giant, interactive chalkboard will be popping up all around the South Market Area throughout the year as part of an ongoing initiative to hear from … Continue reading Pasco County launches interactive ‘Neighborhood Notebook’

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

What I enjoy about snorkeling for scallops is the underwater solitude and being in a environment that is free and clear of the topside world. Maybe I’m the only one but highly doubt it, I’ll start with some Red Hot Chili Pepper’s in my head ( Love Under The Bridge ) then some Bob Marley … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

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

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