Out and About

The Brooksville Raid's "Fighting Parson"

by ROCCO MAGLIO
Hernando Sun Writer

This year marks the 39th Annual Brooksville Raid reenactment. The raid commemorates the  1864 Civil War raid of the Hernando County area by the Union army. The purpose of the Brooksville Raid was to disrupt the supplies that were coming from the region to support the Confederate army. Some of the targets of the raid were local cattle herds, crops, and a salt works.The raid did not burn the major settlements, but the homes of prominent citizens were burned and their crops and cattle were taken.

22nd annual Kumquat Festival

For one day every year a small, oval-shaped fruit with a very unusual name takes center stage in Dade City, Florida.

The fruit is the “kumquat” and the occasion is the 22nd annual Kumquat Festival being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in downtown Dade City. This is an entirely free event, with free city-owned public parking and free transportation from satellite parking lots.

Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve

Just a little over twenty minutes from Masaryktown, is a hidden gem that includes a gorgeous 1,500-foot boardwalk that takes visitors through the Pithlachascotee River wetland.

Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve is 130 acres that was purchased by Pasco County through its Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program in 2008. This particular boardwalk area is surrounded by cypress trees that were fortunately spared by loggers in the 1900s.

Live Oak's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Bravo.

By Julie B. Maglio
HERNANDO SUN EDITOR

With the amount of work there is to do in this busy world, sometimes it’s hard to justify spending two hours of the day going to see a play. The following article will assist with this conundrum, as going to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat over the weekend was more beneficial for me than completing any of the menial work related tasks that constantly loom overhead.  

Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

The cool Florida weather is upon us… it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and discover nature.

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, established in 1997,  is a program created by FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) and supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida in hopes to encourage conservation of Florida’s native habitats and species.

Veterans Day Roundup

Chinsegut Hill Veterans Day Brunch

Hosted by Chinsegut Hill Retreat
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Chinsegut Hill Retreat
22495 Chinsegut Hill Rd, Brooksville, Florida 34601
Come up to Chinsegut Hill Retreat to help us honor and thank our active duty and veterans. Brunch featuring the MUDDS Jazzy Blues Band. We are still looking for folks to sponsor a veteran for just $25.00 call us to sponsor a veteran.

The Veterans Appreciation Parade