Remembering 22 Rucking Event

A worthy cause and challenging event took to the streets of Spring Hill on Saturday, May 2nd. Rucksack toting runners took off from their starting line on Mariner Boulevard on a 22 mile urban course for the first “Remembering 22 Rucking Event”. At each mile mark, 22 reps of 22 different exercises were completed by each of the athletes. The event captured the curiosity of onlookers and prompted questions, which was exactly the objective of the run.

Brooksville craft brewery plans to serve suds this summer

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:27am

Marker 48 Brewery

BROOKSVILLE, Florida – Thirsty craft beer fans in Hernando County will soon have a brewery to call their own. And because of the building’s previous tenant, it will boast a feature not seen too often – if ever – in the sandy soils of Florida: a real underground beer cellar. This unusual feature is possible because the structure at 12147 Cortez Blvd. housed an auto mechanic shop, and the 1,200-square-foot space below floor level was the “oil-change pit,” where staffers could get underneath the cars to drain fluids and otherwise easily access the undercarriages of customers’ vehicles.

Hernando County: A Premier Wedding Destination

Hernando County, part of the beautiful Nature Coast of Florida, is one of the last remaining areas preserving that which is Old Florida. This picturesque area is ripe with breathtaking landscapes for every outdoorsy type, from the beach goer to the nature lover. One can feel that vacation atmosphere just a short drive off Cortez Blvd complete with breathtaking sunsets at Pine Island, the area’s own family friendly beach. Complete with Willy’s Tropical Breeze Café, restrooms, and a playground for the kids. People of all ages can take in the beauty that is the Florida Gulf Coast.

DJ Produce Opens High Point Location


Dave Stewart and his wife Jean run DJ Produce. They have produce stands throughout the County, providing fresh produce from Plant City as well as Hernando County farms. They also work with cottage kitchens selling pickles, pickled okra, garlic and beets as well as jams and jellies. They provide produce for local businesses including Local Roots Cafe in Brooksville, R Beach and Zig Zag Scallop both in Hernando Beach.

Restaurant Revitalized in Hernando Beach

A restaurant location in Hernando Beach formerly called Swanie’s was in drastic need of renovations after being bought and sold several times. Shrimp boats unloaded their catch at the former restaurant’s dock, which made for an authentic dining experience. Business partners Scott Morano and Marc Delape decided to purchase the restaurant and clean things up. At first Delape thought his partner Scott Morano was a bit crazy, but after weighing out the pros and cons, both decided to give it a go.

Cemex Expansion Economic Impact Study Still Up in Air


by Julie Maglio

Assistant County Administrator Russ Wetherington told the Board of County Commissioners that the scope of an economic impact study on mining operations remains to be determined. Commissioner Dukes remarked that having an economic impact study done on the Cemex mining expansion and development before the state approves the project could waste $35,000 of taxpayer money. Russ Wetherington agreed that it could be done after approval. Comm. Dukes suggested that a 2007 FDOT study be looked into since Dr.

Chiropractic Care in the Comfort of your own Home

by Hernando Sun Staff

Hernando Sun sat down with Dr. Jessica Allen, a chiropractor starting a practice here in Hernando County that provides chiropractic services supported by soft tissue massage in the patient’s own home. She told us about her experiences as a chiropractor and what drove her to establish such a unique practice.

Welcome Thyme on the Square, Downtown Brooksville

by Hernando Sun Staff

Thyme on the Square, a new restaurant located in the historic J.A. Jennings Building in downtown Brooksville is already building a reputation for their fried pork rinds which can be spiced with your choice of their signature seasonings. The restaurant serving lunch and dinner, has no qualms about serving from the lunch menu at dinnertime. They also offer homemade egg nog or mocha cappucino flavored ice cream. At the bar you can order beer, wine, and a variety of wine mixers.

Dickies Barbeque Pit Opens in Brooksville


by Hernando Sun Staff

Dickies opened its doors on Thursday at its Brooksville location, 19348 Cortez Blvd in the Brooksville Square Plaza next door to Publix. Dickies is a barbeque franchise from Dallas Texas, established in 1941. The proprietors of the new location are David Ambrose and Steven Phillips, friends as well as business partners who met in Brooksville over ten years ago. Ambrose, entrepreneur, and Phillips with restaurant experience teamed up when they saw a need for southern style barbeque in Brooksville.


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