Scholarships available for Swim Lessons and Lifesaving Training

To celebrate their 2017 Centennial Campaign the American Red Cross is partnering with Citrus County Parks and Recreation to provide scholarships for swim lessons and other aquatics and lifesaving training at the Bicentennial Park Pool. Lessons are available for children and adults to gain the important life skill of swimming as well as to help … Continue reading Scholarships available for Swim Lessons and Lifesaving Training

Citrus Meals On Wheels Program in Need of Volunteer Drivers

Citrus County’s Meals On Wheels Program joins the National Meals On Wheels Association of America with the goal that “no senior goes hungry”.  In order to ensure that we are able to provide meals for homebound seniors here in Citrus County, we need volunteers! Do you have a few hours a week to give of … Continue reading Citrus Meals On Wheels Program in Need of Volunteer Drivers

Periodic night lane closures on US 19 in Homosassa Springs 4/21-29

Periodic lane closures may take place in both directions of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Friday through Saturday (April 21 – 29) nights. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the nighttime lane closures. Homosassa Trail west of US … Continue reading Periodic night lane closures on US 19 in Homosassa Springs 4/21-29

Brooksville to celebrate Arbor Day April 28

The City of Brooksville’s Beautification Board and City Council Members are excited to announce they will be hosting the 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 28, 2017. Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, its purpose… to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.  Trees are assets to a … Continue reading Brooksville to celebrate Arbor Day April 28

Citrus County Veterans Service office changes Hours

The hours of the Citrus County Veterans Service Office have changed.  Effective April 17, 2017, scheduled appointments and walk-in clients will be seen from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Anyone wishing to meet with a Service Officer between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday … Continue reading Citrus County Veterans Service office changes Hours

Earth Day Cleanup events scheduled

Earth Day is Saturday April 22.  In recognition of that special day, Keep Citrus County Beautiful (KCCB) is cooperating with the Board of County Commissioners and Florida Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) programs to organize roadside cleanups by many of their existing AAH volunteer groups. A total of 28 groups agreed to schedule one of … Continue reading Earth Day Cleanup events scheduled

Fresh Farm Food for NatureCoasters’ Good Health

Florida’s Nature Coast has a cornucopia of fresh farm produce available throughout most of the year. While the local grocery store may carry Florida fresh fruits and veggies throughout the year, a local produce market can provide foods that have been grown closer to home, and a trip to the farm provides the freshest food … Continue reading Fresh Farm Food for NatureCoasters’ Good Health

Drought conditions temporarily close two Hernando County boat ramps

The Hernando County Waterways Department announces that starting Thursday, April 19, 2017, public boat ramps at Mountain Lake and Hunters Lake will be temporarily closed to motorized boats due to low water levels that have resulted from the ongoing drought. Access is still available for kayaks and canoes at Hunters Lake; however, Mountain Lake boat … Continue reading Drought conditions temporarily close two Hernando County boat ramps

Pasco County launches 2017 Online Citizen Survey

Pasco County launched its annual Citizen Survey on Monday, April 17, 2017. The survey has been conducted every year since 2009 to solicit feedback from residents on a variety of topics related to the future of the County, such as transportation, parks, emergency services and growth. The survey is intended to help the Pasco County … Continue reading Pasco County launches 2017 Online Citizen Survey

Pasco County Shows Community Pride with Cleanup

Caring neighbors make the 2017 Great American Cleanup a great success! Pasco County residents came out in droves to take part in the Great American Cleanup on Saturday March 11, 2017.  Hundreds of volunteers helped pick up trash throughout Pasco County in various locations such as Crystal Springs Preserve, Lacoochee, Dade City, Hudson, New Port … Continue reading Pasco County Shows Community Pride with Cleanup

Central Ridge Pool to open May 6

The Central Ridge Pool in Beverly Hills located at Lake Beverly will open on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Pool passes are available for purchase at the Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.  Individual or Family passes can be purchased Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM to … Continue reading Central Ridge Pool to open May 6

Sew Cool! Workshop in Old Homosassa

About a month ago, the Homosassa Civic Club started a new skills program–the Sew Cool! Workshop. Held in the Old Homosassa Learning Center and led by coach Faith Peix, the workshop is open to any level sewist. Whether you’ve never stitched a stitch or can make elegant gowns, Faith and her mother Geraldine Callahan, will … Continue reading Sew Cool! Workshop in Old Homosassa

2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, are the dates for the 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville.  The entertainment is pretty much continuous throughout the two days, and here is the schedule: Saturday April 22 schedule STAR STAGE Hernando Park / Ft. Dade Avenue 10:30 am – 12:00 pm American Made Classic Rock 1:30 am … Continue reading 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival Entertainment Schedule

Fort Island Trail Resurfacing to start April 18

Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has contracted D.A.B. Constructors, Inc., to perform the Fort Island Trail Resurfacing (SCOP) Project.  Paving is expected to start on Tuesday April 18, 2017 and anticipated date of completion is May 5, 2017.  Shoulder work and final striping will be completed by June 5, 2017.  The Project area starts … Continue reading Fort Island Trail Resurfacing to start April 18

Underwater Egg Hunt planned for Bicentennial Park Pool Saturday

Bicentennial Park Pool will be holding their annual Underwater Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11am to 2:30pm, which is a FREE event for children under 12 years of age in our community. There will be games, arts and crafts, an egg based egg hunt, pictures with the Bunny, and of course, swimming for eggs! It will … Continue reading Underwater Egg Hunt planned for Bicentennial Park Pool Saturday

Duke Energy renews Annual Inverness Event Partnership

On April 4, 2017, Dorothy Pernu of Duke Energy presented The Inverness Event & Visitor Bureau with a check for $7,500 for an annual event partnership. This donation supports year-round calendar of festivals and events that draw thousands to the City’s parks, lakes and its historic downtown district. Additionally, Duke Energy looks forward to co-hosting … Continue reading Duke Energy renews Annual Inverness Event Partnership

Easter Celebrations in the Nature Coast

At this current juncture in my life, I have no little ones to spoil on Easter morning and live far away from my family of origin. My husband and I are reinventing holiday traditions until the “grands” come along – perhaps enjoying a holiday buffet at Oysters in Crystal River because William and Pamela Bunch … Continue reading Easter Celebrations in the Nature Coast

Starkey Park and Suncoast Bike Trails closed due to wildfire until further notice

Due to a Pasco wildfire, the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park located at 10500 Wilderness Park Road in New Port Richey, is closed until further notice. The park was evacuated Wednesday afternoon and will be closed until further notice. This includes all bike trails, campers, and day users. The Suncoast Bike Trail from State Road … Continue reading Starkey Park and Suncoast Bike Trails closed due to wildfire until further notice

Nominate New Port Richey to win $20,000 During “Meet Me at the Park”

City with the most nominations wins a grant for a local park through Park Improvement Campaign This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. The city that receives … Continue reading Nominate New Port Richey to win $20,000 During “Meet Me at the Park”

Free International Jazz Day Celebration Concert 4/28

Your Hernando County Public Library System is celebrating International Jazz Day with a live jazz performance by musicians from the Hernando Jazz Society. This jazz concert in honor of International Jazz Day will be on Friday, April 28 at the Spring Hill Branch Library from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The Spring Hill Branch Library is … Continue reading Free International Jazz Day Celebration Concert 4/28

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

Burn Ban Issued for Pasco County

Pasco County issues burn ban due to drought and brush fires across Pasco Pasco County Board of County Commissioners approved a Burn Ban during the Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Board Meeting. Multiple brush fires across Pasco County in the last week made a burn ban necessary. The burn ban goes into effect immediately. Under the … Continue reading Burn Ban Issued for Pasco County

Citrus County Offices Closed for Good Friday and Easter

Citrus County Government offices will be closed Friday, April, 14 in observance of Good Friday and Easter. The Citrus County Central Landfill will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14. There will be No Hazardous Waste Drop-offs on Good Friday. The administration office will be closed all day. Normal hours … Continue reading Citrus County Offices Closed for Good Friday and Easter

Citrus County Landfill Plans Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off

Citrus County Central Landfill will be conducting a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off at the Central Landfill on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Citrus County homeowners may bring up to the first 60 pounds or 10 gallons for free. Hazardous Household Waste also accepts drop offs weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, and … Continue reading Citrus County Landfill Plans Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off

Saint Leo University Offers Girls Summer Camps About Robotics

Registration is now open for Saint Leo University’s Girls Can! Robotics Camps, offered to girls ages 10 to 15 at the campus, at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, 33574. Beginner camps are offered the weeks of July 10 through July 14, and July 17 through July 21. Girls with no previous experience will learn … Continue reading Saint Leo University Offers Girls Summer Camps About Robotics

Burn Ban in effect for Citrus & Hernando Counties

At its Tuesday, April 11, 2017 meeting, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners adopted countywide burn bans due to continuing drought conditions and the high potential for wildfires. Pasco County Board of County Commissioners is expected to follow suit, so please do not burn until … Continue reading Burn Ban in effect for Citrus & Hernando Counties

The Lift Wake Camp at SunWest Park

The Lift Adventure Park will be offering 6 week-long sessions of summer camp at SunWest this summer! Camps are already starting to fill up, so we encourage you to sign up soon. Campers will learn to wakeboard, hop around on the Aqua Park, and paddle around the lake, all under the close supervision of caring … Continue reading The Lift Wake Camp at SunWest Park

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

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