Out and About

Mural Tour: Saturday Stroll

Saturday stroll mural was sponsored by James and Anna Covell, and designed and painted by Maurea Sleesman.

As you may have seen in our previous issue, during Brooksville’s Founders Week to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the town, a number of wonderful events took place, including the Historic Mural Tour, which was led by Susan Rupe.

After we viewed the murals which depict the fire and police departments, the next mural on the tour Saturday Stroll painted in 2001, located on the A.L. Covell building at East Liberty Street and South Brooksville Ave. The mural was sponsored by James and Anna Covell, and designed and painted by Maurea Sleesman.

Florida Bug Jam


Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Bug on the Track, where VW’s were able to race on the off-road motocross track

Florida Bug Jam
Volkswagens from every era could be seen driving on Interstate 75 heading to the Pasco
County Fairgrounds this weekend for the 28th Annual Florida Bug Jam.
Throughout the years, there has been a theme to go along with the Florida Bug Jam. For instance, back in 2014 it was the Blues Brothers; 2015 was Star Wars; and this year the theme is comic books.
“It’s been tradition since the original bug jam, they always had different themes,” Randy Yoho, Promoter for the Bug Jam said.

Get your Vitamin N (Nature) at Golden Rainbow Ranch


Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Goats are just some of the farm animals at Golden Rainbow Ranch kids can interact with.

For the Baylors life wasn’t always surrounded by chickens and goats.  For over 16 years they lived a life of pressure and survival.

Life for both Ali and David Baylor, formerly middle school teachers, had been filling up with obligations, deadlines and stress. A year after they met, David was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor.

Weekend Preview: October 21- 23, 2016

Hernando Untapped 2015, photo by Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

2016 Hernando Untapped, Craft Beer and Wine Festival

This event takes place Friday October 21st from 6PM to 10PM at American Aviation Flight Academy. It is hosted by the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and is very popular.

Last year the event drew an enormous crowd. Admission is $25 per person and includes a tasting glass and unlimited samplings of beer, wine and entertainment. You need to pre-purchase a ticket online and bring the print out ticket with you.

Theatre Review: "I do, I do"

photography by Claudia Salazar

Local actors Dorothy Ferguson and Keith Surplus play Agnes and Michael Snow in "I do, I do"

“Sometimes in the mornin' when shadows are deep
I lie here beside you just watching you sleep
And sometimes I whisper what I'm thinking of
My cup runneth over with love

Sometimes in the evening when you do not see
I study the small things you do constantly
I memorize moments that I'm fondest of
My cup runneth over with love”

The "lyrical" work of artist Mary Coogler

photography of artwork by Elizabeth Dentato

Painting by Mary A. Coogler

Brooksville and Hernando County as a whole are rich in history. A visible reminder of that long history is now on display at Chinsegut Hill in the form of art. The Mary Coogler Art Show features the art of Mary Anderson Coogler - an artist who created wonderful pieces showcasing the beauty of Florida.

Mary Anderson Coogler came to Brooksville with her sister Mrs. George Martin in 1895 from Springfield, TN. During her stay, she met Theodore Coogler Jr. (Raymond Robins' attorney) and they were married three years later.


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