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Weekend Preview: October 21- 23, 2016

Hernando Untapped 2015, photo by Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

2016 Hernando Untapped, Craft Beer and Wine Festival

This event takes place Friday October 21st from 6PM to 10PM at American Aviation Flight Academy. It is hosted by the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and is very popular.

Last year the event drew an enormous crowd. Admission is $25 per person and includes a tasting glass and unlimited samplings of beer, wine and entertainment. You need to pre-purchase a ticket online and bring the print out ticket with you.

Theatre Review: "I do, I do"

photography by Claudia Salazar

Local actors Dorothy Ferguson and Keith Surplus play Agnes and Michael Snow in "I do, I do"

“Sometimes in the mornin' when shadows are deep
I lie here beside you just watching you sleep
And sometimes I whisper what I'm thinking of
My cup runneth over with love

Sometimes in the evening when you do not see
I study the small things you do constantly
I memorize moments that I'm fondest of
My cup runneth over with love”

The "lyrical" work of artist Mary Coogler

photography of artwork by Elizabeth Dentato

Painting by Mary A. Coogler

Brooksville and Hernando County as a whole are rich in history. A visible reminder of that long history is now on display at Chinsegut Hill in the form of art. The Mary Coogler Art Show features the art of Mary Anderson Coogler - an artist who created wonderful pieces showcasing the beauty of Florida.

Mary Anderson Coogler came to Brooksville with her sister Mrs. George Martin in 1895 from Springfield, TN. During her stay, she met Theodore Coogler Jr. (Raymond Robins' attorney) and they were married three years later.

Checking out Stewy’s Skate Park

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Stewy's Skate Park is located in Spring Hill, Florida

There is a park that many Hernando County residents do not know exists. Nestled on a corner of Talbot Circle and Pinehurst Drive is a local park in Spring Hill called Pioneer Park which was renamed to Stewy’s Park after Stewart Abramowicz, aged 12, died in a scooter accident January 2001 on Pinehurst Drive.  Abramowicz along with his twin brother Anthony had worked to raise money for building a skate park before both were tragically struck down by a vehicle in their Spring Hill neighborhood.  Anthony survived and helped to see the skate park become a reality.

Jammin’ for the Kids

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Shadow Ridge performs for the Jammin for the Kids event held on Sunday afternoon at the Lake House.

Jammin’ for the Kids
Kiwanis club of Weeki Wachee set stage for their first annual event, Jammin for the Kids, at the Lake House in Spring Hill Sunday afternoon.
“We have two events a year and we didn’t know what to do so one of the members suggested we have a Jam session.” Sophie Akers said. Sophie Akers is a member of the Kiwanis club of Weeki Wachee and helped put this event together.

A Welcome Invasion of Cedar Key

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

2016 Cedar Key Pirate Festival

A Welcome Invasion of Cedar Key
If you travel 1 hour and 35 minutes north on US 19 you will find a unique and quaint town full of history and lore called Cedar Key.
Recently Cedar Key was invaded by Hurricane Hermine and a week and a half later, overrun by pirates from all parts of Florida and Georgia.
Joe Catalano Owner and Operator at Bard Productions LLC, put the event together with the help of the pirate community.  This is the fourth year the event entertained the enthusiastic swashbucklers and sea dogs.

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