Events

Moon Over Croom Trail Run

August 04, 2015 - 16:10

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

There is a part of Withlacoochee Forest that is tucked away off of Croom Road in Brooksville, Florida called Tucker Hill. This area has the most amazing natural settings of growing oaks. The secluded area, away from major roadways, makes it a perfect place to have a night trail run.

Andy Mathews and Jim Hartnett are the coordinators for Tampa Races and this is their second year coordinating the Moon over Croom trail run event. With over two hundred and fifty runners signing up for this event, each year this event attracts more runners from all over the state of Florida.

Chick-Fil-A Charity Cruise In: Nice Cars and a Worthy Cause Each Month

July 27, 2015 - 21:06

Live music, cars, and food, make the perfect combination to end a Tuesday. This monthly event which began in January 2012 is sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and Monster Transmission and Performance. On the first Tuesday of every month from 5-8pm as long as weather is permitting, the parking lot at Chick-Fil-A is transformed, and beautiful classic, muscle, and sports cars are displayed for your viewing pleasure as you listen to the live DJ playing the oldies.

Mud Action and Diehard Fans

July 10, 2015 - 11:53
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Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

It was a day of celebration, a day of rain and a day of demolition at the Hernando County Fairgrounds Smash’m up Fourth of July Celebration in Brooksville, Florida. Richard Klimas, member of Brooksville Pulling Association since 2008, has handled the Demolition Derby event for the past five years and has seen all sorts of themed battered crushed stock cars. During this event, there were some neatly designed cars. “It’s something about destruction.” Richard Klimas laughs. With jammed packed stands, this is just one of Brooksville's events everyone must see.

Legendary Sirens are Mermaids Forever

July 08, 2015 - 21:17

Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

Recently a unique group of mermaids (pictured above from left to right): Lydia Dodson 69’-72’, Bev Sutton 69’-72’, Lynn Columbo 73’-86’, Susie Pennoyer 71’-73’, Marianne Bennett 69’-75’, Vicki Smith 57’-61’, Rita King 63’-68’ (not pictured) showed their grace and skill at the Weeki Wachee Mermaids’ Legendary Sirens performance. How did these ladies get the chance to be a part of Weeki Wachee’s greatest show? A common thread of the mermaids' various stories is that they each had wanted to be a mermaid since girlhood.

Fluent in Frequencies

July 04, 2015 - 13:32

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

Amateur radio is a worldwide group of people who communicate with each other over a wide frequency spectrum using many different types of wireless transmitting modes. Some people may think amateur radio is a person talking through a mic at a radio station but actually it’s more than that, way more than that. It’s not like pushing a button and saying “Hi Mom!” over the air. There are complicated systems, technical terminology as well as getting licensed by the F.C.C.

City of Brooksville Provides Some Support to HC Fairgrounds July 4th Celebration

June 27, 2015 - 14:17

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Richard Klimas with Hernando County Fair Association spoke to the Brooksville City Council about the upcoming July 4th celebration at the Hernando County Fairgrounds.
He stated that they reached out to the community and the community has helped out considerably with the fireworks display. So far they have acquired $11,000 out of the $15,000 they are aiming towards.

Live Oak Theatre Offers Program: Basic Acting and Introduction to Live Oak Theatre

Submitted by admin on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:47am

Live Oak Theatre

Brooksville, Florida (June 26, 2015) – The Live Oak Theatre Company announces that it will offer a program in Basic Acting and an Introduction to Live Oak Theatre. The program will consist of four one and a half- hour classes, held from 6:30 – 8:00 on Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28, and August 4. The program will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601.

Topics covered will be:

· Basic acting skills and principles of acting

· Theatre terminology

· Theatre etiquette and most important,

Local Organizations Team Up to Raise Awareness for Vision Impairment and Hearing Loss

June 03, 2015 - 17:36

Twenty five years ago, our nation made a commitment to eliminate discrimination towards those living with disabilities and adopted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The act prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.

For the Dog Lovers: UpDog Challenge Event

June 02, 2015 - 13:39

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

Kat and Jack Fahle have been involved in disc challenge for over eleven years. However they felt the need to expand this sport so that it provides something for everyone. “We wanted to make an organization that was more accessible to pet people, to the person that plays disc in the backyard.” Kat Fahle said. Along with three of their friends; Andre and Jason Riglers, and Babz they put a new approach in disc dog challenges and formed the UpDog Challenge.

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