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Skill and imagination on display at Bricks-N-Blocks convention

September 29, 2017 - 10:22

by CARON SZOLGA caron@hernandosun.com

Event Organizers James and Dawn Burrows, The Brick University

Lego fans of all ages gathered for the first Bricks-N-Blocks Convention held September 16th and 17th at the Hernando County Fairgrounds. Lego builders from the community and beyond were invited to display their original pieces for other Lego enthusiasts to enjoy.


September 26, 2017 - 10:19

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 2017 10 AM

Join ornithologist Adam Kent to explore eBird, a real-time, online checklist and citizen science program launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. This is a free, interactive presentation that will show participants how to record the birds they see, keep track of their lists, and locate specific species. Please bring a laptop or tablet so you can follow along. Free; open to the public. Contact 352-754-6722 / www.myfwc.com.


September 25, 2017 - 09:19

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 2017
9 AM TO 2 PM

Enjoy vendors with antiques, crafts, and model train supplies. Enjoy the Running Train layouts. Lunch foods available for purchase. Free parking, indoor exhibit area. Early bird admission, 7:00-8:00am, $7.00 per person. Admission: Adults, $5.00; age 12 & under, free. Contact 727-244-1341 / regalrailways.com

Hernando County Fairgrounds is located at 6436 Broad Street (US-41), Brooksville, FL 34601

The 39 Steps, a Hitchcock adventure

September 19, 2017 - 09:02

Stage West Community Playhouse officially kicks off their 2017-2018 theatre season this week with The 39 Steps, a funny and thrilling four person play. This season looks like it will be even more remarkable than last season, which is tough to beat! It includes Young Frankenstein; Baggage, 9 to 5: The Musical; The Diary of Anne Frank, Rock of Ages, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, and Calendar Girls.

Major blueberry grower wiped out by Irma; help them replant

September 14, 2017 - 16:29


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.

The Florida Caverns

September 08, 2017 - 01:23

Just about an hour west of Tallahassee in the town of Marianna, a gem to explore can be found. This rare find in the state is called the Florida Caverns. The area, once completely under water thousands and thousands of years ago, is worth the trip. The tours last about 45 minutes and the cavern itself is about half a mile.
On a hot Florida day, it is the ideal place to be. The temperature stays a nice 65 degrees all the time. The cavern was discovered at the height of the Great Depression in the 1930’s, and provided a great job for anyone willing to help dig.


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