Travelers' Alert: SkyMed to offer free lunch seminars this week in Brooksville and Spring Hill



Representatives of SkyMed, a company based out of Scottsdale, Arizona which provides emergency air medical transportation services to its members will be presenting information about their services during several free lunch seminars in Brooksville and Spring Hill this week.

17th Annual Residents Reception to focus on workforce development

This year the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Residents Reception is trading in mermaids and springs for rolling hills and trees in a tranquil academic setting.
“Even with an event that’s 17 years old,” said Hernando County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Patricia Crowley, “when you move it, it’s a big thing.”


TUESDAY, OCT. 24, 2017 7 PM

Grab your friends and join us for some fitness and fun at a free belly dance class at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.. Learn the ancient, mystical art of belly dancing, while you strengthen and tone your body. Learn the 5 basic steps and a bit of history. Registration: 7 p.m. Open to all skill levels. Ages 7 to 99. RSVP 352-540-1568 or

Major blueberry grower wiped out by Irma; help them replant


Hurricane Irma downed approximately 100,000 blueberry bushes at Frogmore Fresh Farm, a 125-acre blueberry farm in Pasco County. If these plants are not re-staked and reestablished, they will die, a significant loss for the grower and the Florida blueberry industry. Searching for a solution, Whitney Elmore, UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County director, worked through the UF/IFAS network to recruit volunteers to come to the farm and help save the plants.

Learn how to use a bow and arrow

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2, 2017 10 AM

Adults and young adults can register to attend a fun two-hour session to learn about archery and try your skills. All equipment is provided by the Conservation Center. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for outdoor activity; sunscreen and water suggested. Free; pre-registration is required. Ages 16 and up. Contact / Phone 352-754-6722 / visit

Experience the sounds, smells of a night hike

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017
ALL AGES 7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

As the nights cool down, the activity heats up. Join the staff of Chinsegut Conservation Center for a guided night hike to see who or what is up when the sun goes down.
Most people go hiking during the day because it’s easier to see where you’re going, and humans are naturally more active during the day. But there’s a myriad of things you might not ever see unless you hike at night.

Spaghetti Day at Papa Joe’s set for Oct. 3

Mark your calendars! Papa Joe’s annual Spaghetti Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.

When it's Fall, it's time for spaghetti! Bring your appetite and your fun-side to Papa Joe's for the annual fundraising event. Eat your fill and enjoy the festivities outside. All-you-can-eat-spaghetti, 99-cents Proceeds this year will benefit NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Hernando County.