Event

Hernando author recounts parents' Holocaust and Atomic Bomb survival at Brooksville 1st UMC

Special to Hernando Sun

Roslyn Franken will deliver a multimedia presentation of her book about her parents’ unlikely survival, love and triumph over tragedy entitled, Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, at the Brooksville First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:30pm located at 109 S. Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34601. Roslyn will be available for book signing following the presentation. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Five points of Life 5k & Kids Marathon

The Five Points of Life Foundation and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers invite you to be a part of the 7th Annual Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Hernando and the 4th annual 5K Hernando presented by Oak Hill Hospital. 

The Kids Marathon and 5K are scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Target at Suncoast Crossing (3101 Aerial Way, Brooksville, FL 34604). The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Kids Marathon will begin at 9:15 a.m. 

The Brooksville Raid's "Fighting Parson"

by ROCCO MAGLIO
Hernando Sun Writer

This year marks the 39th Annual Brooksville Raid reenactment. The raid commemorates the  1864 Civil War raid of the Hernando County area by the Union army. The purpose of the Brooksville Raid was to disrupt the supplies that were coming from the region to support the Confederate army. Some of the targets of the raid were local cattle herds, crops, and a salt works.The raid did not burn the major settlements, but the homes of prominent citizens were burned and their crops and cattle were taken.

2019 Swamp Fest mascot chosen

 By SUE QUIGLEY
Hernando Sun Writer

Members of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest T-Shirt Contest Committee, led by Audrey Holley,  gathered at the Weeki Wachee Area Club on Shoal Line Boulevard Sept. 29, 2018 to select the winners and runners-up of the annual Swamp Festival mascot contest.

For the 2019 Swamp Fest logo, entries were required to be in black and white, 8.5 x 11 inches in size and to feature a swamp monster and critters in a swamp scene. 
The design also had to be original and not computer generated. 

'Taste of the Fields' set for early November

On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, the Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge will hold its annual Taste of the Fields. The event will take place from 3-7 pm at NJoy Spirits Distillery, a beautiful and unique Hernando County destination. 

NJoy Spirits Distillery is situated on 80 acres,  adjacent to the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. To gain access to the distillery use the following address: 13243 Commercial Way (US 19 North) Brooksville, FL 34614 or download the printable map at WildBuckWhiskey.com.