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Adventure Coast In the News

Enjoy this digest of March 22 through April 11, 2018 stories curated from various media and online mentions. 

Florida's Adventure Coast, Brooksville - Weeki Wachee Welcomes Visitors Every Day of the Week  
Naturecoaster.com

“Please show me the best route for a country ride,” said Joe. He and Lisa had just arrived from Green Bay, Wisconsin. “We absolutely love this weather and want your recommendation for a nice loop tour of the area. We have all afternoon and we’d like to see your coast and avoid commercial areas as much as possible.”

Weeki Wachee Springs is The MOST Florida Thing to Ever Exist in Florida  
Buzzfeed.com

Also mermaids are real, and they've been hiding (performing) there for 70 years.

The Star of The Little Mermaid Actually Swam With Mermaids in Florida  
Southernliving.com

When you first hear Poppy Drayton's voice, you'll notice that she has a distinctly un-Southern accent. But, that hasn't stopped the British actress from showing off her talents in a few Hallmark movies, including the channel's newest Southern flick, co-written by Kix Brooks: Home By Spring.

Inside the aquatic life of a Weeki Wachee Mermaid  
Postandcourier.com

Florida's famed Weeki Wachee mermaids have returned to the South Carolina Aquarium and will be making a splash today and April 12-15 with choreographed routines to musical numbers.

In Hernando County, produce shopping includes farms and a new farmers market  
Tampabay.com

As we inch away from the cooler-than-usual winter and closer to summer’s warmth and rain, Hernando County farmers look forward to bountiful harvests.

Hidden Hernando: Five attractions locals know about, but you might not  
Tampabay.com

Looking for something to do on a quiet spring afternoon? Been a while since you went to Hernando County? Try out one of the five attractions on our Hidden Hernando tour:

A Mermaid's Tale  
Spark.adobe.com

Performing at Florida's Oldest Roadside Attraction

Most People Don't Know There's a Kayak Park Hiding in Florida  
Onlyinyourstate.com

With over 1000 miles of coastline and 1700 miles of creeks, rivers, and springs, it’s no wonder that kayaking is so popular in Florida. There is nothing like taking to the water and spending the day coasting through natural landscapes.

Have a Wonderful Girls Day Out In Downtown Brooksville  
352area.com

Sometimes you just need to have a girls day out, but that doesn’t have to mean making a trek to the nearest mall. Chances are, there are great local stores and eateries right in your hometown where you can have a fun-filled day of exploration with friends.

The 1940's Mermaid Show That's Still Pulling Crowds (watch) 
Youtube.com

In Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida, there's a mermaid show -- and there has been for 70 years. It's one of the United States' oldest roadside attractions, and it still does three shows a day. At least, provided the local wildlife doesn't get in the way.

Nominate Brooksville to Win a $20,000 grant during Earth Month  
Naturecoaster.com

City with the most nominations gets a grant through “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month Campaign

Spring Hill resale boutique combines shopping with events  
Tampabay.com

Credit Ali Jackson-Lopez’s grandmother for the launch of Southern Sisters Boutique, a shop of gently-worn women’s designer clothing, accessories and home décor.

Cleaning up Coastal Hernando  
Hernandosun.com

The Weeki Wachee chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) has begun a cleanup project that focuses on coastal areas in the county. 

UF/IFAS to Help Restore Seagrass in Citrus and Hernando Counties  
Newswise.com

University of Florida researchers will help restore seagrass off the coast of Hernando and Citrus counties to improve water quality and stabilize the sea floor.

The tale of a real-life, professional mermaid  
Portcitydaily.com

Raised in North Carolina, Victoria Cox is a professional Weeki Wachee mermaid. Last month, the Weeki Wachee mermaids made a stop at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and Cox was welcomed back home.

Stringbreak Festival brings blues, zydeco and more to Spring Lake  
Tampabay.com

The 14th annual Stringbreak Festival kicks off April 5 and continues through April 8 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake on the Hernando/Pasco border.

Hernando County Seafood Restaurants  
Hernandoconnects.com

Hernando County is home to some of the Best Seafood the Gulf has to offer. Known for its great location to some of Florida’s best fishing waterways, Hernando County provides its residents and visitors Fresh Local Seafood Restaurants to enjoy all season long!

Florida mermaids will be visiting the Lowcountry with a band of pirates this spring 
Islandpacket.com 

A group of mermaids will be visiting the Lowcountry in April to put on family-friendly shows and activities.