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Winners of Swamp Fest T-Shirt Logo Contest Announced

October 28, 2017 - 01:56

PHOTOS by Sue Quigley

Swmp Fest committee members during the judging of entries for the 2018 T-Shirt logo design.

Members of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest T-Shirt Contest Committee gathered at the Weeki Wachee Area Club on Shoal Line Boulevard Oct. 12 to select the winners and runners-up of the annual contest.

For the 2018 Swamp Fest logo, entries were required to be in black and white, 8.5 x 11 inches in size and featuring a mermaid in a swamp scene with at least two swamp creatures. A total of 99 entries were submitted.

17th Annual Residents Reception to focus on workforce development

October 24, 2017 - 01:25

This year the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Residents Reception is trading in mermaids and springs for rolling hills and trees in a tranquil academic setting.
“Even with an event that’s 17 years old,” said Hernando County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Patricia Crowley, “when you move it, it’s a big thing.”


October 23, 2017 - 09:26

TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 2017 7:15 PM

Bring your lawn chair and your cooler and spend a great Halloween evening with Igor and the Red Elvises at a concert at The Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Drive, Brooksville, FL 34613. Advance tickets are $12; day of show or $15 at the gate, $15. Well-behaved four-legged family members are welcome. Contact Dede 352-345-5940 or email dedes.rizzo@gmail.com.


October 23, 2017 - 09:11

TUESDAY, OCT. 24, 2017 7 PM

Grab your friends and join us for some fitness and fun at a free belly dance class at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.. Learn the ancient, mystical art of belly dancing, while you strengthen and tone your body. Learn the 5 basic steps and a bit of history. Registration: 7 p.m. Open to all skill levels. Ages 7 to 99. RSVP 352-540-1568 or DanceCraft1@gmail.com

Bruce Katz Band to give local performance

October 16, 2017 - 17:44

By: Hernando Sun staff

(Brooksville, FL) -Bruce Katz, legendary Hammond B-3 organist/keyboardist and four-time Blues Music Award nominee, and his Bruce Katz Band, are presently on their Sunshine Tour II, with a local performance in Brooksville at the 4th Annual Camping With The Blues, Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Meyers Rd., Saturday, October 21.

Set Time: 7:30pm. Tickets $35. (advance), $45. (door). Children 13-17, $10. advance, $15. door (with ticketed adult). Kids 12 and under, free. Info: (941) 758-7585 or http://www.campingwiththeblues.com/.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office Hosts Successful “Night Out”

October 14, 2017 - 09:09

Despite the threat of rain and a brief thunderstorm, several thousand people attended the annual National Night Out event Saturday evening at Target hosted by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. The HCSO had a number of exhibits including those from the K-9 Unit and the Vice and Narcotics Unit.

Bok Tower Gardens

October 12, 2017 - 09:20

By Hernando Sun staff

A mere 2 hours away and centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, Bok Tower Gardens is a National Historic Landmark, garden and bird sanctuary in Lake Wales that's open 365 days a year.

The gardens, named for founder Edward W. Bok, sit atop Iron Mountain — a 298-foot hill affording spectacular views of Florida and dramatic sunsets.

Bok, who immigrated to America at the age of six from the Netherlands, later became a highly successful publisher, a Pullitzer Prize-winning author, respected humanitarian and an advocate of world peace and the environment.

Halloween in Hernando County

October 10, 2017 - 04:14

Halloween on Mariner Blvd

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at 18:30–20:30
WHERE: Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609

Description: Hosted by Hernando County YMCA. Join in on all of the fall fun. Festivities include haunted house, mad scientist lab, face painting, games, arts and crafts, photo booth and more.

Admission is $5/person (includes slice of pizza and drink). Open to the Community.

Trunk-or-Treat 2017


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