Citrus County Board Members Sought

Accepting Applications for a Vacancy on the Water & Wastewater Authority The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for two Technical members (four-year term) and one Alternate Member (one-year term) to serve on the Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority. This board provides for regulation of private, for-profit water, bulk water and … Continue reading Citrus County Board Members Sought

Shop Small for Big Returns on Florida’s Nature Coast

Thanksgiving is upon us. 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 time … Continue reading Shop Small for Big Returns on Florida’s Nature Coast

Pasco County Parks & Libraries to Hold Funding Workshops

County seeks public feedback on funding options for quality-of-life services Pasco County Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources and Pasco County Libraries are hosting three Public Workshops to gather resident input on future funding options for Pasco County Parks and Libraries. Residents who would like to share their opinions about funding these quality-of-life services are invited … Continue reading Pasco County Parks & Libraries to Hold Funding Workshops

Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

Did you know there are five subspecies of wild turkey in North America? However, Florida is the only place in the world where the Osceola subspecies is found. Also known as the Florida wild turkey, this unique bird lives only on the Florida peninsula. It’s similar to the eastern subspecies, which is found in north … Continue reading Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

Hernando County Holiday Trash collection Schedule

The Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling Department announces the following holiday trash collection schedule. There will be no trash or recycling picked up on: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017 Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017 New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 Trash and recycling will be picked up on the next regularly … Continue reading Hernando County Holiday Trash collection Schedule

Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours Wednesday, November 22, 7am – 1pm Thursday, November 23, CLOSED Friday, November 24, Back to regular hours 7am – 6pm* *Yes, We will have lobster rolls! 3 Locations Hernando · Downtown Inverness · Citrus Memorial Hospital Weekend Brunch is served at the Inverness location Saturday & Sunday open to 3pm

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Updated Nov. 22, 2017 The latest cold fronts have not packed that much of a punch. Just a cool day with breezy-to-windy conditions. The newcomer to the inshore bite, besides trout and red fish, has been sheepshead. Sheepshead usually gear up on the near shore rocks some time around Christmas, but my clients and I … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Pasco County Offices to close for Thanksgiving

Pasco County Government offices, including the Constitutional Offices and the Courts, will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving.  All government offices and the Courts will reopen on Monday, November 27, 2017. The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources’ Offices, Recreation Complexes, Community Centers and … Continue reading Pasco County Offices to close for Thanksgiving

Pasco County Staff Donate Thousands of new Shoes/Socks

Two Good Soles Shoes & Socks Drive benefits Pasco County children Pasco County Government is thrilled to announce the final collection numbers from the second annual Two Good Soles Shoes and Socks Drive.  Through this Pasco County Employee Day of Caring initiative the employees of Pasco County Government, along with Pasco County Constitutional Offices and … Continue reading Pasco County Staff Donate Thousands of new Shoes/Socks

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

The Diner becomes certified Dementia Friendly

The Diner, recently opened at 5490 S. Florida Avenue between Inverness and Floral City, has provided training for its staff to certify the restaurant Dementia Friendly. The two-hour training in dementia awareness and communication, conducted by Coping with Dementia LLC’s Debbie Selsavage, also included refresher training for the staff of The Hen House Café in … Continue reading The Diner becomes certified Dementia Friendly

Community Gathers for Annual “Turkey in the Hole” Ritual

Camp E-Nini-Hassee hosts traditional Thanksgiving fireside ceremony For more than 35 years, a small Florida community has gathered at Eckerd Connects’ Camp E-Nini-Hassee to share “gratefuls” around a camp fire. It is a part of the “Turkey in the Hole” ritual that the camp hosts each Thanksgiving holiday. This year it was held on Sunday, … Continue reading Community Gathers for Annual “Turkey in the Hole” Ritual

Citrus County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Citrus County Government offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. The Citrus County Central Landfill will be closed Thursday, November 23.  The Administrative Office will be closed Friday November 24 and the landfill will close at 2:30pm to the public. There will be no hazardous waste drop-off … Continue reading Citrus County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

SBA Extends Physical Damage Applications Deadline to Nov. 24

SBA Approves Over $300 Million Disaster Loans in Florida due to Hurricane Irma The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended the deadline to apply for physical disaster damages in Florida. Businesses and individuals with physical damages caused by Hurricane Irma should apply for SBA low-interest disaster loan before the Nov. 24, 2017 deadline. “Currently, … Continue reading SBA Extends Physical Damage Applications Deadline to Nov. 24

Yulee Drive Sidewalk Project moves Forward

The Yulee Drive Sidewalk Project in Homosassa continues to move forward. The sidewalk construction is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) project.  LAP projects are federally funded which means the planning and approval stages takes longer, and are more complicated, than with a locally funded project of the same size and scope. … Continue reading Yulee Drive Sidewalk Project moves Forward

US 19 Lane Closures Nov. 19-21 in Homosassa

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises that periodic lane closures may take place in each direction of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00p.m. and 7:00a.m. Sunday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 21, nights. Motorists should be alert to possible lane shifts and use caution while in the … Continue reading US 19 Lane Closures Nov. 19-21 in Homosassa

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

National Speaker to Address Sunrise Peace Breakfast Dec. 7

Nationally known survivor, Melissa Dohme-Hill, has signed on as the keynote speaker for the 14th Annual Peace Breakfast on December 7th on the Saint Leo University campus. The Sunrise Peace Breakfast is a giving event in which sponsors and attendees attend a free breakfast and learn about Sunrise, the various programs offered, and what is … Continue reading National Speaker to Address Sunrise Peace Breakfast Dec. 7

Wildlife Park to host November 25 Bird Walk

Experienced and novice birders are welcome The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, November 25, 2017. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail which … Continue reading Wildlife Park to host November 25 Bird Walk

Join the 18th Annual Cotee River Christmas Boat Parade

The 18th annual Cotee River Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 2, beginning at 6 pm from the Port Richey waterfront and ending at Sims Park in New Port Richey. Boats of all kinds, decorated with strings of lights and holiday flare will glide along the Cotee River from Miller’s Bayou in Port Richey’s Waterfront … Continue reading Join the 18th Annual Cotee River Christmas Boat Parade

Pasco County Completes Irma Debris Collection

County landfill sites reinstate regular disposal fees The Pasco County Solid Waste Department and its contractors have completed Hurricane Irma-related storm debris pick-up in all sixteen collection zones, making several passes in each zone over the past two months. Pasco County appreciates our residents’ patience during this process.  Crews worked diligently to collect all storm-related … Continue reading Pasco County Completes Irma Debris Collection

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

Wildlife Puppeteers to Present New Play Nov. 22

New puppet plays to highlight “Night at the Wildlife Park“ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be presenting an exciting new series of Wildlife Puppeteers’ plays. The Night in the Wildlife Park play is scheduled for Wednesday, November 22 at 2:00 pm in the Florida Room at … Continue reading Wildlife Puppeteers to Present New Play Nov. 22

Fall Arts in the Wildlife Park Show Nov. 18-19

The Citrus Watercolor Society will be holding its Fall Arts in the Wildlife Park exhibit and sale in the Visitor Center of the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park November 18 – 19, 2017. This show features the artwork of the Society’s many talented watercolorists. Originals, prints and cards will be available for purchase. … Continue reading Fall Arts in the Wildlife Park Show Nov. 18-19

Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization TAC Public Meeting Nov. 29

The Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at 1661 Blaise Drive, Hernando County Building Division Training Facility, Brooksville, Florida. Items scheduled on the agenda include: 2015 Base-Year Socio Economic Data FY 2019 – FY 2023 Florida Department of Transportation … Continue reading Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization TAC Public Meeting Nov. 29

Lennar Homes Joins Pasco EDC Board of Directors

The Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) is pleased to welcome Mark Metheny, Tampa Division President, Lennar Homes, to its Board of Directors.  Lennar recently joined Pasco EDC as a Corporate Council-level Investor. “We are happy an industry leader like Lennar recognizes what we are doing for the community and wanted to join us,” said … Continue reading Lennar Homes Joins Pasco EDC Board of Directors

Hernando Parks and Recreation announces additional office location

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department announces the opening of a second office location. Due to space and operational needs, the Recreation staff have relocated to the Community Activity Center – Teen Hall at 205 East Fort Dade Avenue in downtown Brooksville. Parks Administrative staff will remain located at 16161 Flight Path Drive. The … Continue reading Hernando Parks and Recreation announces additional office location

Citrus Libraries Encourage Readers to Check-Out Digital Collection

Citrus Libraries would like to encourage the citizens of Citrus County to explore the library’s digital collection. With over 7,000 different eBooks and digital audiobooks, there is a diverse variety to choose from. The digital collection is especially convenient to those who have a busy schedule, have a hard time making it to the library, … Continue reading Citrus Libraries Encourage Readers to Check-Out Digital Collection

Crescent Community Clinic hosting Help for Homeless day Dec. 21

The National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day is December 21st. Crescent Community Clinic is hosting a health day for homeless men and women, and especially veterans, who wish to have a health screening and sign up for free chronic health care and/or mental health services. Individuals may go to any bus stop and board THE BUS … Continue reading Crescent Community Clinic hosting Help for Homeless day Dec. 21

Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Exhibit moving to Beverly Hills

The Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Exhibit that opened at the Floral City Public Library on October 20 will move to the Central Ridge Public Library on November 15, 2017. The exhibit, sponsored by Coping with Dementia LLC, contains portraits of 24 great American authors, artists, athletes, musicians, politicians, actors, and entertainers who have succumbed to … Continue reading Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Exhibit moving to Beverly Hills

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