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Orchid Show March 18 and 19

The Orchid Lovers of Spring Hill will hold their annual orchid show and sale on Saturday and Sunday March 18th and 19th. This year the theme will be a “Salute to Vets”. The show will be held at the VFW Post No. 8681, located at the corner of County Line Road and Drayton Street in Spring Hill. Doors will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday. Admission will be $2.00 per person. Children under 12 are free with paid adult admission. Each entry fee includes one free raffle ticket.

Opening a connection to our past

Donna Burkes and Kylee Hill ring up customers at the  Richloam General Store grand opening on Feb. 25th, 2017.

On the eastern outskirts of Hernando County, a few miles east of 75, about a half mile south of 50, down a limerock road stands a small general store and post office whose history is connected to several early industries of Florida: timber, turpentine, the railroad and agricultural development. Proprietors Eric and Donna Burkes, who also operate a sign production business, rebuilt the structure in 2016 as a way to attract customers. The Burkes began the sign business in their home next door three years ago, following Eric’s retirement from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Review: Over the River and Through the Woods

Family, Faith, and Food are three important themes in Over the River and Through the Woods, a play by Joe DiPietro, and the latest show at Stagewest Community Playhouse. It’s a play about life and the struggle for independence and autonomy versus love of family and tradition. It’s about human nature, our idiosyncrasies, and the choices we make.

Artful Possibilities Makes Brooksville Home

photography by Elizabeth Dentato

A source of creativity and art for over 4 years, Artful Possibilities was originally located in Spring Hill, but recently made the move to 414 E. Liberty St., in Brooksville. They had their grand opening on February 4th at the new location.

Michelle Margotta, the owner of Artful Possibilities, grew up in a ceramic business and has been painting ever since she was little. Her interest in painting grew, and she actually published 6 books on decorative painting in the ‘90s.

Local Talent Shines in Theatre Production

From left to right: Barbara Manuel, Pat Augustyniak, Sandra Roth, Carla Hayes, Valerie Ciaccio, Vince Vanni in "Nearly" Real House Wives of Hernando County

If you like spoofs of Reality television, broad farce and audience participation theatre, then The “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County is just the “ticket.”

Written by local author and playwright Jerry Cowling and directed by Vince Vanni, the show was a hit to the audience that attended the production Saturday evening, February 4. If you missed the play you’ll have a chance to view an encore presentation February 11.

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