Out and About

Pythons Pushing North, Part II

Last week I was telling you folks about the northern spread of the Burmese Python in Florida and how in recent weeks they’ve been popping up in some really, unexpected places.  Since my last column, two different presumably wild pythons, as they wore no microchip, were captured near Orlando and Miami; one a ball python and the other an Indian red-tail. Things are definitely a bit wilder out there in our wilds these days!

Harbor Lights Restaurant & Lounge

Harbour Lights Restaurant & Lounge is a quaint little restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Panasoffkee with impressively large cypress trees lining the embankment.

Harbour Lights is a great example of ‘old Florida’ and not much has changed in the past 30 years including the prices. An old Daily Sun article hangs on the wall and mentions that their buffet price is $13.95.  Today it is still $13.95.   

An event to flip for

The band plays their heart out, children dance, partake in games of tag and tumble in the grass.  Older couples slow dance, folks walk with their family dog on a leash (or in a stroller if they are of a small and fluffy persuasion.)  

Building connections and community is at the heart of Brooksville Main Street's monthly Friday Night Live event.  The simple joys of life in a small town are on display every second Friday of the month in downtown Brooksville.   

Time running out to get your Cash Bash tickets

Only 3 more days including today for you to get your Cash Bash Tickets.  August 9th is the deadline to get your tickets. NO tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event.  One $100 ticket gets you two dinners or one $75 ticket gets you one dinner and a chance to win $10,000 on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  The last ticket drawn will be the winner of the $10,000.  Only 450 tickets will be sold for the event.

Birthday Gifts for Charity

As many of us get older, birthdays no longer have the same excitement as they once held in early childhood years. The excitement of waiting for our birthdays and the 'must-have' presents has faded. We know longer have to wait for our birthday for something we want. Our friends and family like to acknowledge our birthday and few enjoy showing up at a party empty-handed, so gathering donations for charity is an exemplary use of your birthday.

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.