Academia Hernando Spring Series kicks off with a journey to the lost colony of Roanoke

He's the author of the book A Pirate’s Life in the Golden Age of Piracy. He's a living historian. And 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, Robert Jacob will be the lead speaker at Academia Hernando, a not-for-profit lifelong learning organization that seeks to inform, educate and inspire adult learners in this area through a series of weekly lectures, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. in Spring Hill. 

Snowcat Ridge reopens

One day after officials from Pasco County shuttered the attraction for a variety of code violations, the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park was given permission to reopen under a temporary permit. The Snowcat Alpine Snow Park features a real snow-covered tubing hill, an Alpine Village, and a 10,000-square-foot snow dome. The park opened on Nov. 20.