Fort Taylor: Third Seminole War Fort

The one historical fort in Hernando County that we have sign for, indicating its location  is Fort Taylor. The sign does not actually list the fort but rather Fort Taylor Cemetery. Fort Taylor appears to have been mainly a Third Seminole War fort which lasted from 1855 to 1858. 

It is not mentioned in the list of Second Seminole War forts in Hernando County from the 1830s and 40s which were Fort Cross, Fort Annutteliga, and Fort De Soto. The Second Seminole War lasted from 1835 to 1842.

Social media group organizes preserve clean-up

Theresa Weglarz is an avid hiker and has lived in Hernando County for over 30 years. On Jan. 26,, 2018 she created a social media group called Friends of Weeki Wachee (Weekiwachee) Preserve.

“I heard about the preserve and wanted to hike there,” Weglarz said. With frequent visits she realized how beautiful this preserve is as well as a pristine location in Hernando County. “This place is incredible,” she remarked.

Hippie Fest 2018

Baby Boomers, Millennials and other generations gathered at The Farm on Lake Lindsey Road for Hippie Fest 2018, on June 15, 16 and 17. Tie-dye, fringe, flowers and bell bottom jeans were in vogue here.


For a $5 admission, visitors could tour the campground and visit tents for tie-dye making, glass-blowing, clothes, jewelry and more. They could join the Drum Circle, Hippie Yoga and Meditation. Dozens of musicians played songs from the 60’s on the Main Stage, the Live Oak Stage and the Jam Tent.

The astronaut and the soccer ball

About a year ago our own Julie Maglio interviewed astronaut Shane Kimbrough on his return form the International Space Station. Shane Kimbrough has a lot of family in the area. James Walt Kimbrough came to Hernando County in the early 1900’s and was a cattle and citrus farmer in Spring Lake. The family grew and became prominent in Hernando County. Our sports pages often list the accomplishments of Shane’s cousins. Most recently, Karli Kimbrough was featured as the 2018 Salutatorian of Hernando High School.

Three buses looking for tender love and care

Every year, the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, opens it doors to over 1,300 children to provide a safe haven during out-of-school time and over the summer.

In order to provide a variety of educational enrichment activities, including field trips and fun in a positive environment while learning new skills, the organization uses three donated school buses to transport students to and fro.

Pathways To Nature Fundraising Event Sponsors, Donors, Vendors for June 2, 2018

The Spring Hill Garden Club would like to thank the following sponsors, donors, and vendors for their support of the Club’s effort to raise the funds necessary for an accessible paved walkway in the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. And of course we would like to thank our loyal club volunteers who made this event a success! Thanks to all.

The Forest Oaks Pickleball Team

Davis Family Hearing

Craig and Laurie Samuel

Rose and Sam Donaldson

The Third ‘H’ - Hands to Larger Service

Brooksville, FL:  Memorial Day weekend brings about a great deal of activity, but the type of activity and spirit is different for many. Some families will use it as a beach day, a getaway, or a family BBQ opportunity. Others just celebrate not going to work on Monday.  But for some, and hopefully many, it is a time to remember and honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in their service to our country. UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County 4-H SunnySide Giddy Up club members used this time to practice the third H, Hands to Larger Service.