Out and About

Chamber of Commerce Sponsors Home & Garden Show

by SARAH NACHIN
HERNANDO SUN

On Saturday, February 29, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Home and Garden Show at the Sand Hill Boy Scout Reservation. According to Lisa Callea, Director of Events for the Chamber, the purpose of the event was to “showcase the trades industry.”

More than fifty vendors set up displays at the site. These ranged from real estate offices and banks to home-based businesses, such as Mary Kay. A number of non-profit organizations were also represented. There was even a very cordial manatee at the event. 

Momentum Moving Marina

By SUE QUIGLEY
HERNANDO SUN

The preferred destination for local and beyond boat enthusiasts, Hernando Beach Marina remains focused on adding more new development programs designed to provide a superlative customer service experience.

The marina was voted top choice in Hernando County for the second year in row for boat sales and service on Florida’s Adventure Coast. The marina is a full service marina with its on site canvas shop and the largest selection of new boats on the beach.

Mermaids invade Brooksville!

by Jessica Williams

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Elvis Presley was fascinated by her. Walt Disney put her on the red carpet.

The world just cannot get enough of her. Who is she?

She is The Little Mermaid. Before there was Ariel, there were many other mystical mermaids. And since Ariel's popularity soared, there have been many more that have followed in her footsteps. Or rather, the path she left with her majestic mermaid fins.

Art in the Park Artist Contest Winners Announced

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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An ethereal mermaid floats gracefully in the sea, holding a bowl of tangerines as she gestures lithely toward signposts leading the way to five Hernando communities. This portrait, Weeki Wachee Mermaid, captures life in Hernando County--and has been named the inaugural winner of the Hernando County Fine Arts Council Art in the Park Artist Contest. 

Nature Coast Builders Association Parade of Homes kicks off on Leap Day 2020

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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For about 30 years, the Nature Coast Builders Association has hosted the Parade of Homes for the Nature Coast; a tour of some of the most beautiful and stylish modern homes in Hernando County. And while the home tour, hosted by an organization that represents the interests of the building industry and the general public in Florida’s Hernando and Citrus counties, always has been a showcase of virtual radiance and excellence in the art of homebuilding, this year's tour is 'virtual' in a second important sense.

Ideas to share for a special day in February

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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As Valentine's Day approaches, many people plan formal Date Nights with their special someone; fancy soirees that feature wine, roses and all the trimmings. Yet for those in search of a low- or no-cost, family friendly way to celebrate the holiday of love, a number of Hernando nonprofit and government centers are 'putting their hearts' into the planning of a spectrum of enjoyable events.  

Marcille Wallis & Friends in Brooksville

By Jessica Williams 
HERNANDO SUN

On Feb. 7 and 8 (Friday and Saturday evenings), The Celtic Band Jamboree will be held at The Sertoma Youth Ranch. Several Celtic Bands will be performing, including Marcille Wallis  and Friends. 

We asked Marcille Wallis and Matt Miller (fellow band member) a few questions to learn more about them, their music careers and their upcoming performance in Brooksville! 

Marcille Wallis

Marcille, you were born in Brooksville. Can you tell us more about your childhood in Central Florida?