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Celebrating Lu the Hippo’s 57th Birthday

 Lu, the hippo by Joe Dube

Guest article
by Susan Strawbridge,
Park Services Specialist

State park and local children will celebrate popular hippo’s Birthday

HOMOSASSA—The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will celebrate Lu, the hippopotamus’ 57th birthday with two special birthday parties on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:00 am and at 12:30 pm. Lu is the oldest living hippo in captivity in North and South America.

Dade Battle Reenactment: bringing history to life

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Photography by Elizabeth Dentato

This past weekend, shots rang out across the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, in commemoration of the 181st anniversary of Dade’s Battle. The actual battle took place just a little distance away from where The Dade Battlefield Society, Inc. performed the reenactment - the battle which started the Second Seminole War (that lasted 7 years).

A Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast and Dinner Show

Live Oak Theatre Company’s “A Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast” dinner show, featuring the Faith EPC Choir, the Justify Drama Team and Live Oak Theatre Company will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL 34601. The dinner show will be held on Dec. 9, and 10. The Friday performance begins at 7:30 pm and Saturday performances are at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Thanksgiving Happenings 2016

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There are always so many wonderful ways local businesses and organizations give thanks and celebrate on Thanksgiving. Here are a few of them.

• Taipei Taipei in Brooksville is providing a free outdoor buffet for all to enjoy. The buffet will be comprised of his top ten dishes. Taipei Taipei is located at: 322 N Broad St; Brooksville, FL 34601-3805. The event will take place between 12 and 3PM on Thanksgiving Day. The owner of Taipei Taipei states, "Thanksgiving is a time for family. You are my family. We deeply grateful (sic) for the life we built...here."

Hernando Untapped 2016

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Local breweries, wineries and food trucks converged for the second Hernando Untapped event on the evening of Friday, October 21, 2016. This event is unique for Hernando County as it attracts a younger crowd who typically travel to Tampa for entertainment. The Hernando County Chamber of Commerce did an excellent job organizing the event. Numerous volunteers were available to help vendors and attendees. The Bearded Brothers put on an awesome performance and had the crowd dancing well into the night.

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