Kelly Castro: For the Betterment and Enhancement of Children's Lives

When the graduates of 2020 were told that--due to safety issues in the wake of a global pandemic--they would not be celebrating a public prom or graduation ceremony in Hernando County, Resilient Hernando nominee Kelly Castro felt compelled to help the kids; spearheading the planning and presentation of both events. Both milestones in the lives of young people. 

Aripeka Stone Crab Company: Mermaid and Captain Venture

In the small fishing Village of Aripeka there is a great source of fresh and frozen stone crabs along with other seafood. The Aripeka Stone Crab Company was started in 1985 and their store is located just before the bridge to Norfleet Bait & Tackle. The Aripeka Stone Crab Company is also a commercial stone crab fishing operation, so the stone crabs do not come any fresher.

Brooksville Rapper Releases New Album: Joyridin

Brooksville rapper Hard Target is achieving national acclaim with his unique brand of music, a style that combines elements of rap, country, and rock. In advance of the July 10 release of his new album Joyridin via Dirt Rock Empire, the label owned and operated by Country music stars The Lacs, his breakthrough hit "Chevrolet" went viral last year with nearly 8 million views on YouTube and another million spins on Spotify. And Joyridin has charted on the iTunes Rap/Hip-Hop pre-order charts.  

Mable Sims – Keeping History Alive

Brooksville resident, Ms. Mable Sims, is an “encyclopedia” of knowledge about Hernando County – including the early days of its checkered past and more recent events. The seventy-three-year-old mother of four, grandmother to fourteen, and great-grandmother to fourteen children is the keeper of her family’s history and a scholar of how the Black community and the White community interacted – sometimes successfully and sometimes not. 

‘Dino’ poised for Nomination to National Register of Historic Places

The building located at 5299 Commercial Way in Spring Hill takes the shape of a dinosaur character known as Dino, an "Apatosaurus" that stands 47 feet tall and is 110 feet long. And Dino is poised to become a nationally known celebrity; one proposed for nomination for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; an official list of the Nation's historical sites deemed worthy of preservation.

Live Oak Theatre - update

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Live Oak Theatre!  We hope this message finds you well.  We wanted to give you an update on the status of our season.

As you know, Florida’s Stay at Home Act has required us to suspend all Live Oak Theatre productions, rehearsals and Conservatory classes at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for the Arts until at least the end of April 2020.