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Corn Maze and Fall Festival at Richard's Farm

Richard's Farm Brooksville

What better way to enjoy the wonderful weather of fall, than visiting a local corn maze? Off the main roads deep in Brooksville you can experience some wholesome family fun on a working farm. The drive there takes you through some beautiful winding roads in Brooksville, and at the end you find a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. If you are into experiencing all the fun of Halloween their maze turns haunted for a few evening during the latter part of October.

Learning and Creativity Abound at Library's Makerspace

Working on a cell phone

A makerspace is a do it yourself (DIY) place for people to create, learn and invent independently or collaboratively. The popularity of makerspaces have been on the rise for several years. It seems like a number of makerspaces have been popping up all over America following the establishment of the Fayetteville (New York) Free Library Makerspace in 2011. However, the general idea is centuries old. Today makerspace workshops are equipped with a wide variety of tools and resources for DIY projects.

Mud Action and Diehard Fans

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Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

It was a day of celebration, a day of rain and a day of demolition at the Hernando County Fairgrounds Smash’m up Fourth of July Celebration in Brooksville, Florida. Richard Klimas, member of Brooksville Pulling Association since 2008, has handled the Demolition Derby event for the past five years and has seen all sorts of themed battered crushed stock cars. During this event, there were some neatly designed cars. “It’s something about destruction.” Richard Klimas laughs. With jammed packed stands, this is just one of Brooksville's events everyone must see.

Legendary Sirens are Mermaids Forever

Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

Recently a unique group of mermaids (pictured above from left to right): Lydia Dodson 69’-72’, Bev Sutton 69’-72’, Lynn Columbo 73’-86’, Susie Pennoyer 71’-73’, Marianne Bennett 69’-75’, Vicki Smith 57’-61’, Rita King 63’-68’ (not pictured) showed their grace and skill at the Weeki Wachee Mermaids’ Legendary Sirens performance. How did these ladies get the chance to be a part of Weeki Wachee’s greatest show? A common thread of the mermaids' various stories is that they each had wanted to be a mermaid since girlhood.

Fluent in Frequencies

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

Amateur radio is a worldwide group of people who communicate with each other over a wide frequency spectrum using many different types of wireless transmitting modes. Some people may think amateur radio is a person talking through a mic at a radio station but actually it’s more than that, way more than that. It’s not like pushing a button and saying “Hi Mom!” over the air. There are complicated systems, technical terminology as well as getting licensed by the F.C.C.

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