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Adventure Coast In the News

Enjoy this digest of April 26 through May 9, 2018 stories curated from various media and online mentions. 

Tourism alive and kicking in Hernando County  
Hernandosun.com

Still part of the eight-county Nature Coast region, Hernando County was rebranded in 2015 and renamed Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee, with the tagline “Nature’s Place to Play.”

Brooksville bike shop has certified mechanic who shares his magic  
Tampabay.com

When Mark and Patricia Laird got into serious bicycle racing in 2003, they had to truck their rides to Ocala for complex repairs and critical adjustments.

Blueberry Roundup in Photos  
Hernandosun.com

The Hernando Blueberry Festival was widely attended and hosted many local businesses, showing off what makes Hernando County so special.

Brooksville's own Blueberry Festival charms the crowd  
Tampabay.com

Visitors and vendors alike heralded the new incarnation of the Brooksville Blueberry Festival last weekend.

Explore Florida's Hernando County: This roadside attraction is alive and kicking  
Orlandosentinel.com 

In the 1930s, businesses began popping up on the expanding U.S. highway system – gas stations, diners and the pervasive roadside attraction. 

City Hall Art Gallery Competition Showcases Plein Air Artists' Works  
Hernandosun.com

Our early Spring rains let up enough to allow eighteen plein air artists the opportunity to paint outdoors for a few days.

Lots and Lots of Pineapples  
Hernandosun.com

One of our local readers invited the Hernando Sun to come by and check out his pineapple plants.

Artificial Oyster Reef Deployed in Centipede Bay  
Hernandosun.com

The first man-made oyster reef was built with the help of numerous volunteers and boat captains on April 14, 2018 in Centipede Bay off the coast of Hernando County.

Nostalgia for 'snow in a cup' helps Spring Hill shop  
Tampabay.com

Customers from New York or New Orleans step skeptically, but hopefully through the door at Frigid Frog, a frozen treat shop of a rare ilk in Florida.