Hernando County

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

MLB Legends visit Brooksville

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Butch Benton former MLB player for the New York Mets talks with the kids during the Legends for Youth Clinic at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville Sunday afternoon. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

MLB Legends visit Brooksville

On Sunday young boys and girls put on their "broken-in" gloves, wore their favorite MLB team shirts and waited to step on the field with former Major League Baseball players.

Walking along the fence of Tom Varn Park baseball field here in Brooksville, conversations of baseball techniques, games and plays filled the air.

Since 2006 the City of Brooksville Park and Recreation Department along with Hernando County Mining Association, has offered this free event at Tom Varn Park. In 2008, CEMEX took over the sponsorship.