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Adventure Coast In the News

Enjoy this digest of November 23 through December 13, 2017 stories curated from various media and online mentions. 

Top 10 Florida Bluegrass festivals and events  

When winter forces outdoor music festivals up north into hibernation, entertainers head south. Some of the top acts in bluegrass music will be playing in Florida this fall, winter and spring.

5 Inspiring Women in Tea Retail 
(Brooksville's Tilted Teacup) 

Here are five women who are contributing to the tea industry’s fabric by following their dreams and opening teahouses. They saw needs in the retail market and took it upon themselves to help fill those needs in their locales and benefit customers while growing their businesses.

Tampa Bay Area Treasures: Try These Kayaking Trips To See Manatees This Winter  

One of the highlights of cooler temperatures in the Tampa Bay Area is spotting manatees. There are great kayaking trips that take you right to these beautiful creatures.

Third Annual Hilly Hundred Bike Ride  

Are you ready to ride? Cycle along some of Florida's Adventure Coast's most picturesque roadways and trails. Select your option of the 100-mile ride or the 66-mile ride.

Bike Ride with a Mission  

Patricia and Mark Laird, the owners of the Crank Works bicycle shop organized the second annual Hilly Hundred Bike Ride, which is not only a unique sporting venue, but a good cause as well.

Veterans Find Relaxation at River Cleanup with Wounded Warrior Project  

Environmentally conscious injured veterans recently scoured the banks and tributaries of the Weeki Wachee River for debris with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). This effort is tied to a broader, statewide River Cleanup of Florida campaign designed to protect Florida's waterways and communities.

Conquering Obstacles in the Sky - TreeUmph! Opens in Brooksville December 9  

On December 9, at 8 a.m., a new adventure park will open on sleepy Cedar Lane in Brooksville. This heavily forested area of the Nature Coast was impacted by Hurricane Irma, and the TreeUmph! Adventure Park’s original opening had to pushed back to Saturday because of the storm’s wrath.

TreeUmph! tree top adventure course opens in Brooksville  

The tree top adventure company that has seen success in Bradenton has opened a second location in Hernando County.

TreeUmph! Adventure Course set for second course in Tampa Bay area  

The owners of TreeUmph! Adventure Course haven’t had an easy time opening their second treetop obstacle course in Brooksville.

Hernando Beach Shallow Reef Project  

The Hernando County Port Authority in cooperation with the Aquatics Services Department deployed more reef balls off the shore of Hernando Beach last Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

Weeki Wachee Mermaid Documentary "The Spring" Review  

North of Tampa Florida is a small town called Weeki Wachee. The name comes from the native Seminole Indians, which means “Little Spring.” 

Christmas on Main Street offers snow, reindeer and yuletide fun in Brooksville  

The forecast for downtown Brooksville predicts a 100 percent chance of snow. And not only is snow in the forecast, but reindeer are guaranteed to make an appearance as well.

Mermaids Are Real - And They Swim with Manatees in Florida Springs  

Each year when air and water temperatures throughout the state of Florida get cold, manatees seek warmth by congregating in the state’s 72-degree-yearround springs.

You Must Visit These 10 Awesome Places In Florida This Winter 
(Brooksville's Rogers Christmas House Village) 

We may not have a lot of snow in Florida, but we have plenty of holiday cheer. We make our own winter wonderlands, with lots of lights, and maybe even a snowman made of sand.