Easter Sunday Services in Hernando County


Easter Sunrise Service, Linda Pedersen Park 6300 Shoal Line Blvd, Hernando Beach, at 7:15 AM.

Crosspoint Church, Challenger K8 School, 13400 Elgin Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609. 9:30 & 11 AM.

Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34608. 9AM & 10:30 AM.

Grace World Outreach Church 20366 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601. 9 & 11 AM.

Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613. 8AM, 9:30, & 11:15 AM.

Brooksville Legends Clinic offers the next young generation lessons from the greats

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Former Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour taught pitching techniques at Tom Varn Park on Sunday during the Legends for Youth baseball clinic. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

When playing baseball, whether for the first time or later in life, young individuals are taught the basics of the game: how to swing a bat, catch a fly ball, and run the bases. The same goes for historic Tom Varn Park in downtown Brooksville, which has been a staple of our community’s athletics, recreational or competitive at the interscholastic level. And on a crisp Sunday afternoon, the park would write another chapter in its legacy.


SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018 5:30 TO 9 PM

The fifth annual Hop ‘n Glow, hosted by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals and the Chamber Education Training Association (CETA), will take place from 5:30-9:00 the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Humane Society Rummage

Ben Moser, Margo Darcangelo, Lisa Hannaford

The Humane Society this past week was raising money to feed and house their animals. A hundred percent of the donations go to the animals at the Humane Society. The conductor of the rummage sale was Lisa Hannaford and with her were six other volunteers.

All the goods at the rummage salewere donated to them by many kind hearted people.

In the Humane Society they keep a small staff so they can spend more money on the pets than on staff. They have 7 people on staff and there are around 300 volunteers.

If you want to donate call the Humane Society at (352) 796-2711.

Ferris Groves: an old Florida produce experience

Sometime before the end of their season in mid-April, you must take a drive out to historic Floral City and visit Ferris Groves. The colorful farm store built in 1959 is old Florida at its finest. Here you can purchase their citrus and berry products and a variety of jams, preserves, syrups, milkshakes and even locally raised beef. While their citrus products are now grown throughout Florida due to Citrus Greening, the “Ferris Berry” strawberries and blueberries are grown on the Duval Island farm along Lake Tsala Apopka in Citrus County.

Addicted To Wild Turkeys

Toby and a trophy tom taken on private land in Citrus County

I don’t plan on making apologies for my addiction. It’s highly unlikely you’ll ever see me stand up at a meeting and proclaim, “Hi, my name is Toby, and I’m a turkey hunter!” in an effort to take on the first, of a twelve-step program. I understand that most addicts do that when they begin on the road to recovery. But, quite honestly, I don’t want to cure my turkey hunting addiction. Fact is, I’m mighty fond of it!

Joshua McAdams, ‘Local Forager’ to guide BGC on new Chinsegut Hill Nature Trail

Photo courtesy of Joshua McAdams pictured with son, Noah, and their basket of their recently picked wild mushrooms (Chanterelles)

Brooksville Garden Club Membership will picnic on the verandas and surrounding areas of Chinsegut Manor House & Retreat Center, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, 34601, 352-799-5400, on Wednesday, April 11th. While having a BYOBag (and lawn chair) lunch at 12 Noon (soft beverages supplied by the Club), fellow Member, Marie O’Neill, will speak of the Hill’s native & exotic plants with a walking tour of the grounds for those interested. Membership and guests who enjoy hiking will have an added treat. The newly created Hill's Hiking Trail will be guided by Joshua McAdams.