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Major blueberry grower wiped out by Irma; help them replant

September 14, 2017 - 16:29

(STAFF)

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.

The Florida Caverns

September 08, 2017 - 01:23

Just about an hour west of Tallahassee in the town of Marianna, a gem to explore can be found. This rare find in the state is called the Florida Caverns. The area, once completely under water thousands and thousands of years ago, is worth the trip. The tours last about 45 minutes and the cavern itself is about half a mile.
On a hot Florida day, it is the ideal place to be. The temperature stays a nice 65 degrees all the time. The cavern was discovered at the height of the Great Depression in the 1930’s, and provided a great job for anyone willing to help dig.

Local Hernando High Football Coach Debuts Family Sports Bar & Grill

August 31, 2017 - 21:09

Article & Photography By CHERYL CLANTON

On July 7, 2017, a local high school football coach opened Kaz's Family Sports Bar & Grill in downtown Brooksville, 4 N. Broad St. Brooksville, Fla 34601, right across from the courthouse.  

Owner Robert Kazmier is known as ‘Coach Kaz' to the community &  Hernando High School athletes. Coach Kaz said he sees endless opportunity in Downtown Brooksville. “It has so much charm and history.  Once support increases and our community sees what is possible here, I envision this place flourishing and becoming a truly special location for commerce and gatherings,” he said.  

Learn how to use a bow and arrow

August 28, 2017 - 09:30

BEGINNERS ARCHERY
FOR ADULTS
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 Gina.Philhower@myfwc.com / Phone 352-754-6722 / visit myfwc.com.

Experience the sounds, smells of a night hike

August 28, 2017 - 09:21

NIGHT HIKE FUN
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.

22nd annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival Opens Aug. 31

August 28, 2017 - 09:16

by HERNANDO SUN STAFF

Photo Courtesy of Disney World

The 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Aug. 31 to Nov. 13 will feature a record number of global food and wine marketplaces. Totalling 35 in all, they will sizzle with new edible delights to celebrate 35 years of Epcot. This year, the annual Walt Disney World Resort culinary tour of flavors will be for a longer-than-ever 75-day run.
Epcot event will run for 13 additional days of inspired sips and bites throughout the park’s World Showcase and Future World.

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

August 27, 2017 - 10:12

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.

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