Business & Community Briefs 11/10/17

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Business & Community Briefs 11/10/17

November 13, 2017 - 10:53

Hanukkah Celebration

Temple Beth David 13158 Antelope St. Spring Hill will be celebrating their annual light festival “Night of 100 Menorahs” on December 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The celebration will include a complete catered meal, singing, Hanukkah gelt, dreidels, presents for the children and great fun for the entire family. Temple Member Adults $24/ Temple Member Children (4-12) $5; Non-Member Adults $30/ Non Member Children $8. All children 3 and under are free. Reservations and payment are required by December 8th. Call 352-686-7034 for more info and to RSVP. Bring your Menorah and candles to join the celebration! Hanukkah Celebration

Hernando County Fishing Club

Hernando County Fishing Club will meet on Friday December 1 (6:30pm – 8:00pm) at the VFW Post 9236, 4345 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. The club provides a forum for people to get together, and exchange ideas. We have guest speakers: fishing guides, equipment experts, and government personnel that affect our sport. For more information contact Carl at 352-601-4625 ( or John at 319-360-0407 ( or visit the club’s website at

Brooksville Main Street Seeks Christmas Carolers
The BROOKSVILLE MAIN STREET Promotion Committee is seeking groups of carolers for the 2017 “12 Days of Christmas” program.

Downtown Brooksville’s exciting Christmas tree lighting will be at 7PM on December 7th.

The MAIN STREET program’s vision is to keep the excitement and anticipation of Christmas continuing. One way to assist in accomplishing this is with seasonal music from area churches and other groups in the downtown area each evening from December 8th through Christmas Eve, December 24th. What a fantastic outreach opportunity this is!

Brooksville Main Street cordially invites music organizations to participate by scheduling a performance for up to an hour between 6PM – 7PM on one of the available evenings on the courthouse steps next to the lighted Christmas tree. The Christmas tree’s synchronized music and light show will automatically start at 7PM each evening.
“All those dates are available on a first-come-first-served basis,” said Stan Putnam, who is organizing the caroler program. “We already have some church groups lined up;  December 11th, which will feature the Nature Coast Brass and Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church on December 15th,” he added. At this writing, December 13th & 20th are covered by Faith Presbyterian Church.

Other performances are welcomed as well, such as, but not limited to, caroling around the downtown area, etc. Your creative ideas are welcome.

Those who are interested should contact Stan Putnam at 727-215-1222 between the hours of 10AM & 3PM Monday through Saturday, or email me at  to discuss scheduling your performance.

Library Holiday Closures November 10, 11, 23, 24 and 25, 2017

All Hernando County Public Library branches will be CLOSED on Friday, Nov.10 and Saturday, November 11, 2017 in observance of Veteran's Day. We will re-open on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10 am. Libraries will also be CLOSED on Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov.24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at 10 am. Join us as we honor our Veterans during the Veteran's Day Parade Meet us in Downtown Brooksville's Main Street at 10 am on Saturday, November 11 as we walk to salute men and women who have served for our freedom.

2017 Holiday Golf Tournament set for Dec. 7

Enjoy a holiday round of golf at Southern Hills Plantation Club located at 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville. Game day is Thursday, Dec. 7 with Registration at 8 a.m. with breakfast. Shotgun Start at 9 a.m. Fee includes breakfast, golf cart, round of golf, and luncheon.Immediately following the tournament there will be a

Free Class – Shabby Chic Landscapes

Residents are invited to attend a free class,
Chinese Auction. Sponsorships and Team Registrations now open. Register online at For more information about the Holiday Golf Tournament contact Elizabeth Keeran, Event Coordinator at 352-796-0697, or

Bayfront Volunteers

Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill offer a wide variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities for adult and teen volunteers. To discover which volunteer opportunity is right for you and learn more about our volunteer benefits, please contact Valerie Ciaccio for Spring Hill 352-684-7536 or Alan Kolar for Brooksville 352-544-6080. For information about volunteering including applications visit www.bayfrontbrooksville or and click “About” at the top of the page followed by “Volunteer Opportunties”.

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25

On November 25, 2017, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate Small Business Saturday with Hernando County shoppers. It's a special holiday created to show support for small businesses in our community. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us! We’re introducing our “Newest Chamber Chick” too! Visit area businesses, stores, and restaurants and post your selfie with Chamber Chick Lucy Lu! You could win a prize by posting your photo and tagging #ShopHernando and #HernandoChamber.

Chamber November Membership Meeting

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is having the November Monthly Membership Meeting at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 7:15 am. Network with local businesses and meet your next customer. This event is sponsored by: WGHR HITS 106 Thanks for Giving – Special Thanks to Our Chamber Volunteers. Cost to attend the Membership Meeting is $15 for members / $20 guests at the door. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. For more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at 352-796-0697 or register online

Chamber of Commerce Diplomat Committee

Diplomats support and promote the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and its membership. They are motivated, enthusiastic and articulate business people who serve as the backbone of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. The Diplomat Committee will be meeting Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4:00pm at the Chamber of Commerce offices located at 15588 Aviation Loop Dr, Brooksville, FL 34604.
To learn more about becoming a Diplomat, please contact Jean Harberts, Membership Representative, at (352) 796-0697 or visit

Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee

If you have a passion for technology, and want to foster growth in the technology industry in Hernando County, then join the Technology Committee. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Committee will meet on Friday, Nov. 17, at 8:00 am. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce offices located at 15588 Aviation Loop Dr, Brooksville.If you would like more information about the Technology Committee, contact Rocco Maglio, Committee Chair (321) 987-0168, or visit

Brooksville Garden Club

Brooksville Garden Club’s Board of Directors, Cathy Waldron, Betty Brown, Jan Gathje welcome Members and Guests to new meeting location, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville. We still meet at 12 PM for a buffet lunch and then at 1PM we have an interesting Speaker, always the 2nd Wednesday of the Month. Visit us Nov 8th or see us at Silverthorn Craft Bazaar in Community Center, 4400 Mallard Lake Dr, Spring Hill, Nov 11th. The funds collected benefit Clubs Community Endeavors, ie., 100 Acre Woods Wild Animal Rehab Facility.

Brooksville Garden Club Christmas Lunch & Meeting

on December 13, 2017 at 12 PM is at Brooksville Country Club, 2344 Links Dr., Brooksville, 34601. $20.00 Reservations must be paid in advance to BGC, call Ronette at 352-544-5669. Linda Christian, Facilitator of 100 Acre Wood Refuge will be guest and speak about her Wild Animal Rehab.Center. BGC recent Plant Sale at Craft Bazaar benefited this Community Endeavor. BGC FIELD TRIP at 10 AM to 100 Acre Wood, 99 Kahen Rd, Brooksville is planned on Thursday, Dec. 7th. Interested? Call Diane, 727-418-6678 If this club attracts you, join BGC and attend our meetings. Call Jan, 352-799-4319

10th Annual Light Up The Eastside Christmas Festival

The 10th Annual Christmas celebration will be held Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Eastside Elementary School, located at 27151 Roper Road, Ridge Manor. Free admission. Children and families are welcome. Get in the holiday spirit with tons of fun games and activities.There will be Christmas Carolers, a cake walk and amazing performances by local children’s groups, and a special visit from Santa Claus!!
Food vendors, area merchants will also be available.
For more information, call (352) 797-7045.

BriStrong Fundraiser

Nov. 16
Luigi's Pizza in Brooksville will be hosting a fundraiser for Brianna Goble on November 16th! Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Luigi's ALL day, from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
Luigi's will donate 10% of the day's proceeds towards BriStrong, the organization to help Karen Dove and her family during this time of tragedy.
A gracious silent partner will be donating as well, matching the 10% raised from the day's sales!