Community

Blueberry Festival past, present & future

July 11, 2017 - 09:46

The Florida Blueberry Festival notified the City of Brooksville that they are suspending the festival in downtown Brooksville, that they will not be entering into the lease for the Quarry Golf Course, and they will be vacating their City Hall office space by July 17, 2017. This has left the community abuzz with ideas on what a future festival could be and what should become of the quarry golf course. Out of the fray of ideas in regards to a festival, John Lee, owner of Coney Island, is taking the reigns and moving forward confidently with a continuation of a blueberry festival.

Lest we forget

July 10, 2017 - 09:51

by JAMES TALONE
----
When he was a young man Jim Talone spent 13 months with the Third Marine Division in Vietnam and was one of the lucky ones who returned home intact. When he got out of the service in 1970 he married and helped raise three children. He spent the next 45 years teaching English, video and photography at three different schools in Pennsylvania, and is now retired in New Jersey and spends his time making documentary videos and writing.

Charles Keathly, UFL Archives

49 years have flown by. Marriage, children, a career and retirement and still Vietnam haunts me and the Marines I served with are clear in my mind.

Images that can never be forgot include, Doc Long racing across the wire at Khe Sanh with a 180 pound marine on his shoulder, Gunny Latona walking up the hill and the whole company standing to cheer, after the horrors of August 22nd. But today I want to talk about one marine who was special to me our best machine gunner, Charles Keathley.

Tracking down August Herwede's animal menagerie

July 01, 2017 - 12:10
August Herwede's headless dino on 476

August F. Herwede was a local sculptor who had an accomplished encore career. He had a long career as an interior decorator and after his wife passed away began to sculpt animals in his late 70s. In the three years between the passing of his wife Augusta Herwede and his death, he created quite a collection of cement animals. The most well known of them being his headless dinosaur.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Community