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April fishin' report

Captain Duane Baker

April is, in my opinion, the best month to fish inshore in the flats and back country. Spring tides are flushing bait from the banks and making navigation easier. The strong winds of March are calming down and the temperature is comfortable.

The main target species are redfish, trout, and snook although many others may be caught like flounder, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, and Spanish macs.

Eclipse Exhibit Open at PHSC Gallery

Many of us have always been fascinated by the wonders of the world around us. Among the many things in our world that have captured the interest and inspired the imagination of artists across time and space, are the stars. With new scientific discoveries being made all the time, one artist has used these discoveries to shape her representations of the world around us.

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.

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