Out and About

Spring Hill Farmers Market

On June 1, 2019, the Spring Hill Farmers Market welcomed local produce and food shoppers at the Towne Square Mall parking lot.  It has the same hours and many of the same vendors as was offered at the Hernando County Farmers Market in the Rural King parking lot, which was recently closed. Two of the organizers of the Hernando County Farmers Market now run the Spring Hill Farmers Market, Tammy Patrick, and Desiree Canora. The market has something for everyone. Some of the vendors include Beasley Farm, Growin’ Crazy Acres, and Sierra Rose Reclaimed Wood Sign Company.

Marker 48 Celebrates the John Reeves Incident

On March 2, 1965, John Reeves strolled near his home which was someplace near where Marker 48 is today and the Western Way Plaza.   As the story goes, Reeves noticed a strange disk-shaped object sitting on or near his property. It rested on legs extending from the bottom of the craft.   According to the legend, Reeves estimated the craft to be around 40-feet in diameter. Enough room for a few friends to comfortably take a road space trip.

YMCA in Hernando County celebrates 30th Anniversary

On Monday, June 3, 2019, the YMCA of the Suncoast on Mariner Blvd hosted their 30th-anniversary celebration. This event was an all-day event with multiple activities including member appreciation, a community open house where anyone could stop in and check out what the YMCA has to offer, tours of YMCA, the anniversary ribbon cutting and to end the day, a social by the pool where many shared what the YMCA meant to them. They had pictures on display to show how far the YMCA has come in thirty years and members shared information and experiences.

Shred a Thon event raises funds for rescue boat

by ROCCO MAGLIO

On Saturday May 25, 2019 a Shred-a-thon was held at the Towne Square Mall to help people and businesses get rid of their unwanted financial documents. This helps to prevent identity theft and other types of financial crimes.

A mobile shredding truck from Shred Quick was on hand to shred unwanted documents. The papers were put into a garbage can and lifted into the truck.

Suncoast Technical Education Center Car Mania

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Suncoast Technical Education Center’s (SunTech) Automotive program hosted a car show called Car Mania. On display were approximately fifty cars. There was food, a DJ, raffle, and an information tent about what the automotive program offers. Monster Transmission helped sponsor the event and Crystal Automotive and Register Chevrolet brought a variety of cars to show.

Dining under the Stars

BY HERNANDO SUN STAFF

Photography courtesy of Trevor Barlow, Monocle Design Solutions

On Saturday May 4, 2019 the Inaugural Farm to Table Fundraiser, 'Dining Under The Stars' took place on Main Street in front of the historic courthouse. Main Street was closed and tables and chairs were set up in the street.

Tickets for Dining Under The Stars cost $100.00 per person with proceeds going to benefit the MFCS, Inc. Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County.

Tidal Brewing celebrates first anniversary

By LISA MACNEIL

One year later, Tidal Brewing Company has more brews on their menu, and a full house to celebrate.

At their grand opening, one year ago, Dave and Maxine Peitzman outfitted their brewhouse to serve beer lovers of pilsners to porters.  They’ve been successful.
On the day before Cinco de Mayo, no one is drinking tequila at Tidal. On this date, Tidal Brewing Company celebrates one year of great beer, brewed entirely on-site.  Tidal began with 12 brews a year ago. Today,  their menu has expanded to 16.  They also offer sangria and Pinot Grigio.

2019 Brooksville Blueberry Festival is growing

The Second annual Brooksville Blueberry Festival was held this weekend, it was a smashing success. The Florida Blueberry festival left Brooksville in 2017 and many residents felt that they had lost something. John Lee of Coney Island and a group of dedicated people set out and created a local Blueberry Festival to replace the festival that had left Brooksville.