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Sharks continue winning formula at home, extend streak

December 10, 2017 - 14:06

by Joe Carlino
photography by Cheryl Clanton

Home-court advantage is a major key during any basketball contest, especially when the game is a district contest. For the Nature Coast Sharks, under head coach Dave Pisarcik, that mantra proves to be incredibly valuable, as his teams almost never lose when playing in front of their home crowd.

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December Fishin’ Report

December 02, 2017 - 00:44

The storms are gone, the weather is a little cooler, and the trout are back on the flats.

Limits of trout are being caught in two to three feet of water.

The most popular method of finding them is to drift with the tide while casting suspending hard baits like the MR17 or Catch 2000 from MirrOlure.

Use a pattern of twitch, twitch, pause, retrieve. Jigs are another good choice. I most often use a 1 eighth oz jig head with a 4 inch Gulp Swimming Mullet in pearl white, but depending on conditions other colors may get more bites.

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Local girl performs in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

December 04, 2017 - 07:32
Emma Bolton

Every year millions of Americans watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It has become a tradition for most, and is pure magic seeing all the floats, dancing, singers and music. Knowing that each person who takes part must have put in a lot of hard work to get there and seeing the end result is magical.

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Hernando County: Help us put together Hernando's Great Big Holiday Greeting Card!

It will be published in the paper for two weeks - Dec. 15 and 22, 2017.
Readers are encouraged to send us their holiday greeting cards to be included, favorite holiday traditions, memories or recipes.
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Brownfield designation fails: perceived garbage, no perceived contamination

December 06, 2017 - 09:55

On Tues. Dec. 5, 2017 commissioners made a bold move, denying the brownfield designation for the Hammock Ridge 104 unit garden style apartment development located on Omaha Circle sought by the property’s developer, the Housing Trust Group of Coconut Grove in Miami. HTG hired the Goldstein Environmental Law Firm to represent them in the matter with a long track record of coordinating brownfield designations.

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Sharks continue winning formula at home, extend streak

December 10, 2017 - 14:06

by Joe Carlino
photography by Cheryl Clanton

Home-court advantage is a major key during any basketball contest, especially when the game is a district contest. For the Nature Coast Sharks, under head coach Dave Pisarcik, that mantra proves to be incredibly valuable, as his teams almost never lose when playing in front of their home crowd.

Business Spotlight

Cole's Farm Market expands to 3 locations

October 07, 2017 - 09:13

Hernando Sun Staff

Kim and Jim Cole, owners of Cole's Farm Markets.

To those traveling east on County Line Road or south on US19, Jim Cole’s produce stands are a familiar sight with their bright red and green tents. Now, the Cole’s have opened a new stand located at the junction of Twin Dolphin Drive and Sunshine Grove Road just off Cortez Boulevard.

Cole’s Farm Markets have been in Hernando and Pasco counties selling fresh fruit and vegetables for more than 11 years and have become an important part of local communities.

Cole has been in the business of selling produce all his life.

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Upcoming Meetings in Local Government and Education

Brooksville Council Meeting
Monday, December 04, 2017, 7:00PM
Location City Hall

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
12/5/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Planning and Zoning Commission
Regular Meeting
12/11/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting
12/12/2017 9:00 AM
Government Center
John Law Ayers Room
20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601

School Board
Meetings
12/12/2017
Informal - 11AM
Workshop-2PM
Regular- 6PM
District Office-Board Room
919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601

Brooksville Beautification Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 5:30PM
Location City Hall

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Dining Out

Popular brunch spot opens in Brooksville

October 20, 2017 - 02:58

By HERNANDO SUN STAFF

First Watch, the popular Sarasota-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept,opened its newest restaurant on Monday, Oct. 9, in Brooksville. It is located  at 12314 Cortez Blvd. in the new Cortez West shopping center, and will employ about 25 people.

Customers at First Watch in Brooksville will be able to sample the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar, which are juiced in-house daily using high quality fruits and vegetables.