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.

New vision for Brooksville Blueberry Festival

Last January, Coney Island Drive Inn owner John Lee rallied several local businesses to establish The Brooksville Blueberry Festival.   Following the departure of the Florida Blueberry Festival, Lee was confident that he and members of the community could build a new festival, that he describes as, “very different (from the previous years), with a more Brooksville feel.”    Lee and his crew were able to raise $36,000 from Hernando County donors alone. Lee’s vision for the new festival has taken shape, and its debut will be held on the weekend of April 28 - 29, 2018.

History of Fort Cooper and the Cove of the Withlacoochee

The Second Seminole War fought from 1835 to 1842 included several battles in the area surrounding the Withlacoochee between the Seminoles and the United States Military. The most well known of these battles was at Dade Massacre in Sumter County, where on December 23, 1835 the Seminoles wiped out 110 US troops. The troops were on a resupply mission from Fort Brooke in Tampa to Fort King in Ocala.

Native American Festival Draws crowds despite rain


Between twenty and twenty-five different tribes participated in the fifth annual Native American Festival celebrated Feb. 3 and 4, 2018. The event was held at Florida Classic Park. Participants traveled from all over the United States, Canada and even from as far away as South America and Mexico.

Paul DeLuna, one of the organizers of the festival, is of Apache heritage and hails from South Texas. He's a skilled artist who uses oil, acrylic and graphite pencil to create his artwork.

Saint Leo University Celebrates MLK Day with Spoken WordArtist

ST. LEO FL ­­– The community is invited to Saint Leo University’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Tuesday, January 16.

The university will celebrate A Day On, Not Off, a spoken word event featuring Oveous, who has earned standing ovations on HBO shows and late night TV. He has won multiple times on “Showtime at the Apollo,” and is a three-time national poetry contest finalist.

Oveous was able to turn his brother’s suicide into a global mission for mental healing and providing an uplifting message for all people through his spoken word performances.



MONDAY, NOV. 20, 2017 8 AM

Description: Ride the Withlacoochee Trail about 20 miles round trip. On the return, walk to the nearby river to look for birds. Bring lunch and beverage if you want to eat and enjoy Lake Townsen Park following the ride. Reservations are required for this trip. Limit: 10. Please reserve a spot by emailing to Eileen. Remember to bring binoculars, insect repellent, water, and sunscreen. Free; open to the public. Contact Eileen at [email protected] / www.hernandoaudubon.org

Travelers' Alert: SkyMed to offer free lunch seminars this week in Brooksville and Spring Hill



Representatives of SkyMed, a company based out of Scottsdale, Arizona which provides emergency air medical transportation services to its members will be presenting information about their services during several free lunch seminars in Brooksville and Spring Hill this week.

17th Annual Residents Reception to focus on workforce development

This year the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Residents Reception is trading in mermaids and springs for rolling hills and trees in a tranquil academic setting.
“Even with an event that’s 17 years old,” said Hernando County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Patricia Crowley, “when you move it, it’s a big thing.”



TUESDAY, OCT. 24, 2017 7 PM

Grab your friends and join us for some fitness and fun at a free belly dance class at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill.. Learn the ancient, mystical art of belly dancing, while you strengthen and tone your body. Learn the 5 basic steps and a bit of history. Registration: 7 p.m. Open to all skill levels. Ages 7 to 99. RSVP 352-540-1568 or [email protected]