Hernando County

Hernando County Library System Welcomes New Library Services Manager

The Hernando County Public Library System (HCPLS), like all other public agencies in the time of COVID-19, has undergone many changes in the past few months; taking many services online before re-opening to the public at 25 percent capacity beginning Monday, May 4, with limited hours of operation. And through all of the changes, the library has thrived under the direction of a skilled leadership team that includes a newly instated library services manager; one that brings 25 years of experience to the job.

New traffic signal at intersection of Jacqueline and Sunshine Grove roads

 

(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Department of Public Works advises motorists that a new traffic signal, located at the intersection of Jacqueline and Sunshine Grove roads, has been constructed. The new signal will become fully operational beginning April 29, 2020. Motorists are encouraged to prepare themselves for the implementation of this new traffic pattern.

 

Contact the Department of Public Works at (352) 754-4060 for additional information on this new traffic signal.

DOH-Hernando Identifies Case of Hepatitis A in Food Service Worker; Encourages Vaccination

Brooksville, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County (DOH-Hernando) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker at Village Pizza Restaurant in Spring Hill, FL. The employee may have exposed patrons between May 29 and June 5, 2019. 

Pigeon racing club draws members from local community, nation and world

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

 Pigeon Transport Trailer

Gulfcoast Homing Club is a local pigeon racing club here in Hernando County.

“We have the largest club in the world,” said Vernon Young, president of the Gulfcoast Homing Club.

Civilizations have utilized homing pigeons for sport, communication and in times of war for centuries. Pigeons can be extremely valuable, some having sold for hundreds of thousand of dollars.

U-Pick Blueberries

It's u-pick blueberry season once again. Several different varieties of blueberries are growing in the fields and Hernando County’s blueberry farms are just bursting with flavor.

U-pick is a fun and educational adventure the whole family will enjoy.

We put together a list of Blueberry U-Pick Farms for you to visit. Please visit their websites for picking days and hours.

Meditation in Motion

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

TaiChi_Tom Dampman, Instructor for TaiChi Classes being offered at Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville, Florida

Check it out: Tai Chi | Meditation in Motion

The City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation offers programs for just about any age. One particular program is Tai Chi.

For the mind, body and soul; Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition. It involves a series of movements at a slow pace as well as balance and deep breathing.

Tom Dampman, Tai Chi instructor, teaches the proper movements which can be beneficial to your health.

According to the Mayo Clinic the benefits of learning Tai Chi may include:

•Decreased stress, anxiety and depression