Out and About

Dining under the Stars


Photography courtesy of Trevor Barlow, Monocle Design Solutions

On Saturday May 4, 2019 the Inaugural Farm to Table Fundraiser, 'Dining Under The Stars' took place on Main Street in front of the historic courthouse. Main Street was closed and tables and chairs were set up in the street.

Tickets for Dining Under The Stars cost $100.00 per person with proceeds going to benefit the MFCS, Inc. Children’s Advocacy Center of Hernando County.

Tidal Brewing celebrates first anniversary


One year later, Tidal Brewing Company has more brews on their menu, and a full house to celebrate.

At their grand opening, one year ago, Dave and Maxine Peitzman outfitted their brewhouse to serve beer lovers of pilsners to porters.  They’ve been successful.
On the day before Cinco de Mayo, no one is drinking tequila at Tidal. On this date, Tidal Brewing Company celebrates one year of great beer, brewed entirely on-site.  Tidal began with 12 brews a year ago. Today,  their menu has expanded to 16.  They also offer sangria and Pinot Grigio.

2019 Brooksville Blueberry Festival is growing

The Second annual Brooksville Blueberry Festival was held this weekend, it was a smashing success. The Florida Blueberry festival left Brooksville in 2017 and many residents felt that they had lost something. John Lee of Coney Island and a group of dedicated people set out and created a local Blueberry Festival to replace the festival that had left Brooksville.

A Paved Pathway opens gardens for new visitors

A two-year, six-month mission to raise $30,000 was reached in March of 2019. The primary goal was to raise enough funds to construct a paved pathway through the entire garden.

“People who were mobility challenged could not go through the entire garden and enjoy it,” said Mary Wuest, Garden Manager. “We made a decision to put pavers in, and it’s been a two-year process.”

Blues icon to perform in Brooksville

The Paul Nelson Band will play Sunday March 17 for Blues Bash at the Ranch

By: Jessica Williams
Hernando Sun Writer

A bit starstruck, I had my first interview for The Hernando Sun with the Grammy-Award Winning Guitarist, Paul Nelson, this past week.

He phoned this little ole’ newspaper writer in Hernando County. We talked about his exciting, upcoming appearance at the Blues Bash at The Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, this Sunday, March 17, among a few other interesting things.

Music icon ‘Carman’ to perform at Grace World Outreach church

Carman, an icon in Christian music, will be making a rare appearance in Brooksville on March 8th at Grace World Outreach. 

Carman has sold over 10 million albums, has 15 Platinum and Gold records and holds the record for the largest concert at Texas Stadium in Dallas with over 71,000 people in attendance.  Carman was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2018. 

Art making its mark


Art. It’s an expression of creativity or imagination and spans all aspects of our lives from the visual and literary arts  to music, theatre, dance and film. Art enhances everything we do through avenues like fashion, architecture or books just to name a few. 

“One of the ways we encourage, promote, and support the creative arts in our county is the annual Art in the Park event,” said Hernando County Fine Arts Council Projects Coordinator Jan Knowles.