Out and About

Run to Remember: Commemoration and Education

By Megan Hussey
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In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the Hernando County YMCA will host The 20th Annual Run to Remember at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 11th. This will take place at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Rd, Spring Hill. Participants have the option of engaging in a 5K run or 1 Mile Walk on this day of remembrance. 

Exploring the Forgotten Coast Part 2

We made three different day trips to nearby Apalachicola and fell in love with the small town.  They don't even have stoplights!  It is very foot friendly with many neat shops, restaurants, and bars within a short distance.  I had delicious seafood chowder and an oyster po boy sandwich at a restaurant called The Station, made out of a converted gas station.  Oysters are what the town is famous for.  Ninety percent of Florida's oyster production comes from Apalachicola Bay.  The waterfront is a big part of town.  You can stroll along it, sit in the park, t

All Roads Lead to Brooksville / Along Florida’s Adventure Coast: Bike Trails

The safe-way is always the best way, and will usually be first on one's list as we explore a serious bicycle route.  Florida Adventure Coast offers many tips along with an Adventure Coast Trail map to help you plan out your next adventure on two wheels.  Unbelievably, the trail corridors extend through three counties: Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco. 

Get Fit For Success

I have a confession to make.  It’s not going to be much of a surprise to any of you who know or have met me, but…. I’m fat.  Yeah, I know, I’m not surprised, but there’s more to it.  I’m also getting older and it’s definitely not in my favor.  This Spring’s turkey season wraps up on Sunday and it’s been mighty hard on this fat, old fella.

Bridges over the Suwannee

In March we took a camping trip to White Springs, Fl.  This small town is near Live Oak and Lake City, about 150 miles north of Brooksville.  It is a straight shot north by car on I-75.  I wondered if 8 days was a bit too much in that area but was pleasantly surprised by what I could discover to do with a little online research.  I found several interesting bridges, now abandoned to cars, but open to foot or bicycle traffic.  They are still standing with beautiful views of the Suwannee and are a reminder of a simpler time when car travel was new and excit

Bok Tower: Nearly 100 years old and still looking good

Can you imagine being almost 100 years old and still looking good?  I am amazed that Bok Tower was dedicated back in 1929 when Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States!  I had a chance to visit the tower and gardens in Lake Wales.  It was mid-March, a perfect weather day, and the azaleas were at their peak.  However, it doesn't matter what time of year you visit because there will always be some color and something different to see.  Just the ponds and the tower are worth the drive!

Stage West performs 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)'


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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) offers funny and novel takes on the Bard's plays--37 of them, in a single production. The play will be performed Thursday, Apr 15, 7:30 p.m. - Sunday, April 25, 4 p.m. at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.