Community

Artificial Oyster Reef Deployed in Centipede Bay

 The first man-made oyster reef was built with the help of numerous volunteers and boat captains on April 14, 2018 in Centipede Bay off the coast of Hernando County. Throughout the day a total of 98 volunteers and 12 boat captains helped to build the reef. Eighty percent of the reef was built with over 2400 bags of oyster shell placed. Hernando County, Aquatic Services Manager, Keith Kolosa, reports they are in the process of scheduling when the remainder of the work will be completed.

Community mourns the loss of 16 year old Seth Leathers

 Seth Leathers, 16, was a Junior at Weeki Wachee High School.   He was killed in a car wreck on US 19 and Osceola Drive on April 18, 2018 when a pickup truck hit the 2001 Mustang he was riding in around 3:30PM.  Leathers and his friend Garret Herman, 17 (the driver) were on their way to church to play basketball. Herman is still in critical condition.

 

The Pain of Caregiver Depression

This morning I sat on the back porch with a cup of steaming hot coffee and did nothing but simply listen to the birds waking up. As I watched the first blush of day, I let my mind drift, remembering the mornings when I didn’t have the freedom to execute this simple act. Then unexpectedly, my mind took a turn to the days, and even months following Dad’s passing, when I suddenly had the free time for a morning like this, but found I could not enjoy it. Loneliness and depression had paralyzed me emotionally which, in turn, made even getting out of bed at a normal hour impossible.

Mutton Busting action at the Hernando County Fair

The Hernando County Fair, held April 13- 21, 2018 featured a variety of youth livestock entertainment events including a Mutton Busting competition.  Mutton Busting is a rodeo type activity for children.  The idea is similar to bronc or bull riding. Kids gear up and hold on tight for a bumpy ride.  While all the young contestants were brave and tried their best, Hailey Hutchinson was the big Mutton Busting champion this year at the Hernando County Fair.

Oak Hill Hospital offers seminar on “Advances in Women’s Health: Gynecological Care for the Mature Woman”  

Spring Hill, Florida (April 19, 2018) – Oak Hill Hospital will continue its very popular For Your Health Community Education Series with a seminar entitled, “Advances in Women’s Health: Gynecological Care for the Mature Woman,” on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Silverthorn Country Club, 

Kass Circle Development includes HELP Center, Aids Volunteer Groups

A comprehensive Kass Circle Community Redevelopment  Plan will be presented to the County Commission May 8 by Michelle Miller of the Hernando County Planning Department.

Among the highlights of the plan for the historic community of small businesses along Spring Hill Dr. near Pinehurst Dr. in Spring Hill, she said, is the remodeling of one of the existing structures to house a new project of the People Helping People organization.

Solutions for spider mite infestations

As we roll into April, the combination of an early spring and drought-like conditions presents a risk of everybody’s second least favorite arachnid: two-spotted spider mites. As any greenhouse or high tunnel farmer can attest, spider mites absolutely love the hot, dry conditions that we have seen over the past month, and the NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s one-month forecast calls for a high probability of continued predominantly warm and dry conditions for the next 30 days. Prevention is always the best policy.

ReUnKnighted: an original Live Oak Production

The Live Oak Theatre Company proudly presents ReUnKnighted- an original musical play written by Hernando County resident, Kyle Marra and other Live Oak members. This family friendly dramatic comedy will be performed April 20 - 22 and April 27- 29 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church; 200 Mt. Fair Avenue, Brooksville. In this medieval misadventure, two bumbling squires who become knights lose their knighthood, then set out on a quest to get it back again resulting in lots of hilarious hijinks along the way.