Mural Tour: Saturday Stroll

Saturday stroll mural was sponsored by James and Anna Covell, and designed and painted by Maurea Sleesman.

As you may have seen in our previous issue, during Brooksville’s Founders Week to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the town, a number of wonderful events took place, including the Historic Mural Tour, which was led by Susan Rupe.

After we viewed the murals which depict the fire and police departments, the next mural on the tour Saturday Stroll painted in 2001, located on the A.L. Covell building at East Liberty Street and South Brooksville Ave. The mural was sponsored by James and Anna Covell, and designed and painted by Maurea Sleesman.

Get your Vitamin N (Nature) at Golden Rainbow Ranch


Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Goats are just some of the farm animals at Golden Rainbow Ranch kids can interact with.

For the Baylors life wasn’t always surrounded by chickens and goats.  For over 16 years they lived a life of pressure and survival.

Life for both Ali and David Baylor, formerly middle school teachers, had been filling up with obligations, deadlines and stress. A year after they met, David was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor.

A Veterans Day story of duty, bravery and survival

Charles Looper

This story is written by WWII Veteran and POW Charles 'Chas.' Looper, who grew up in the Lake Lindsey area, near Brooksville. Looper writes about his 27th and last mission which was a part of Battle of the Bulge. His unit was flying P-47's over Luxembourg when he was shot down in enemy territory. This is the first of two segments to be published.

Pray on Election Day: Local Church offers Election Day Service

photography provided by Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Election Day Service at Holy Cross Lutheran in Spring Hill

On Election Day, Holy Cross Lutheran Church will offer a special service to reconcile the struggles citizens have faced during this election cycle. The service will be the first of its kind for Holy Cross Lutheran. Pastor Peter Morey who has been with Holy Cross Lutheran in Spring Hill since 2014, expressed deep concern with the toll the election has taken on spirituality in America.

"I have members of my congregation who are no longer welcome in their family's homes."

Color Vibe 5K: a festival of colors


Photography by Alice Mary Herden

2016 Color Vibe 5K at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill

Color Vibe 5K: a festival of colors
Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill was filled with over 1000 people and Saturday's weather couldn't have been better.   
Hype music and Zumba kicked the crowd’s energy into high gear. Participants of all ages gathered in front of the stage dressed perfectly for the event: sunglasses, white shirts, bright colored accessories.  Some were sporting the fashionable Color Vibe trend, a tutu.

Honoring the History of Eden Baptist Church

Eden Baptist Church by artist Maryleen Webb

For the 171st Anniversary of Eden Baptist Church in Lake Lindsey, Hernando Sun is publishing a piece written by Bobby and Betty (Cason) Snow in October 2011 entitled "Eden Baptist Church, The Early Years, 1840s and 1850s". The article was originally published in the "Eden Baptist Church Homecoming Celebration" on October 16, 2011. It is a very comprehensive history and we plan to publish it in segments. The following segment describes the "environment that the seeds of Eden Baptist Church began" as well as the earliest pastors and charter members of the church.

Hernando Untapped 2016


Local breweries, wineries and food trucks converged for the second Hernando Untapped event on the evening of Friday, October 21, 2016. This event is unique for Hernando County as it attracts a younger crowd who typically travel to Tampa for entertainment. The Hernando County Chamber of Commerce did an excellent job organizing the event. Numerous volunteers were available to help vendors and attendees. The Bearded Brothers put on an awesome performance and had the crowd dancing well into the night.

FAWE 2016 Expo


Photography by Alice Mary Herden

2016 FAWE Expo

Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo held their 2nd event October 28- October 30 in Brooksville.
Last year FAWE held their expo off of US 98 in Brooksville. Seeking a more central location for the event, organizers thought the Brooksville - Tampa Bay Regional Airport would be a good choice.  It turns out that attendance did improve this year.


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