Events

Native American Festival Draws crowds despite rain

February 11, 2018 - 09:14

Photos by CHERYL CLANTON AND ALICE MARY HERDEN

Between twenty and twenty-five different tribes participated in the fifth annual Native American Festival celebrated Feb. 3 and 4, 2018. The event was held at Florida Classic Park. Participants traveled from all over the United States, Canada and even from as far away as South America and Mexico.

Paul DeLuna, one of the organizers of the festival, is of Apache heritage and hails from South Texas. He's a skilled artist who uses oil, acrylic and graphite pencil to create his artwork.

Saint Leo University Celebrates MLK Day with Spoken WordArtist

January 12, 2018 - 00:48

ST. LEO FL ­­– The community is invited to Saint Leo University’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Tuesday, January 16.

The university will celebrate A Day On, Not Off, a spoken word event featuring Oveous, who has earned standing ovations on HBO shows and late night TV. He has won multiple times on “Showtime at the Apollo,” and is a three-time national poetry contest finalist.

Oveous was able to turn his brother’s suicide into a global mission for mental healing and providing an uplifting message for all people through his spoken word performances.

Travelers' Alert: SkyMed to offer free lunch seminars this week in Brooksville and Spring Hill

October 29, 2017 - 17:00

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SkyMed

Representatives of SkyMed, a company based out of Scottsdale, Arizona which provides emergency air medical transportation services to its members will be presenting information about their services during several free lunch seminars in Brooksville and Spring Hill this week.

17th Annual Residents Reception to focus on workforce development

October 24, 2017 - 01:25

This year the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Residents Reception is trading in mermaids and springs for rolling hills and trees in a tranquil academic setting.
“Even with an event that’s 17 years old,” said Hernando County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Patricia Crowley, “when you move it, it’s a big thing.”

FREE BELLY DANCE CLASS

October 23, 2017 - 09:11

FREE BELLY DANCE CLASS
TUESDAY, OCT. 24, 2017 7 PM

Grab your friends and join us for some fitness and fun at a free belly dance class at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.. Learn the ancient, mystical art of belly dancing, while you strengthen and tone your body. Learn the 5 basic steps and a bit of history. Registration: 7 p.m. Open to all skill levels. Ages 7 to 99. RSVP 352-540-1568 or DanceCraft1@gmail.com

Hernando County Sheriff's Office Hosts Successful “Night Out”

October 14, 2017 - 09:09

Despite the threat of rain and a brief thunderstorm, several thousand people attended the annual National Night Out event Saturday evening at Target hosted by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. The HCSO had a number of exhibits including those from the K-9 Unit and the Vice and Narcotics Unit.

Major blueberry grower wiped out by Irma; help them replant

September 14, 2017 - 16:29

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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.

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