The Magic of Macrame

Honestly, I had not heard of Macrame. It was not a term I was familiar with. This led to many questions I suddenly had for Patricia Walters, who is a local, Columbian macrame artist who lives here in Hernando County with her husband. She agreed to be interviewed about her fascinating artwork, with my very first question and simplest one for her -  "What is Macrame?"

Weeki Wachee River Capacity Study

The long-awaited results from the Weeki Wachee River carrying capacity study conducted by an independent third-party consultant group were presented in a public workshop on February 5, 2020.  Human traffic -- which rose significantly in 2016 -- is shown to be the primary stressor, causing bank erosion and a decline in water quality.  No policies were made or changed during the meeting.

Making Sports History!

Springstead and Weeki Wachee High School have each added a new sport into their girls’ athletic program. Springstead inducted sand volleyball into their athletic offerings, and Weeki Wachee added girls’ flag football.

Weeki Wachee High School has put girls’ flag football within the athletic department for the Spring 2020 season.

Hernando County Fire Rescue Places its First Rescue Boat into Operations.

(Hernando Beach, FL) In partnership with Firehouse Subs, Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) has placed in service its first Fire/Rescue Boat. HCFR provides Fire/Rescue services to Hernando County and its coastline, rivers and various bodies of water throughout the county. There are times when an emergency occurs on these bodies of water where our services are needed.

County Approves Rezoning for RV Storage

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At the regular BOCC meeting on February 11, 2020, the commission voted unanimously to approve the small-scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM1904) that will allow for the rezoning of an 8.8-acre parcel located on the northeast side of Ponce De Leon Boulevard, approximately 447 feet southeast of Landfill Road.  The parcel will be rezoned from AG (agricultural) to C-2 (commercial), allowing for the development of an outdoor boat and RV storage area.

Walk & Roll: getting kids with disabilities to camp

As administrators of Ability Tree Florida, which seeks to offer respite and recreation to families impacted by disability, Wayne and Christina Cordova are also parents of Emmalee, a 9-year-old with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. And when looking for their own fun activity to enjoy together as a family, they found the ideal match in the Disability Awareness Walk and Roll and Family Fun Run.