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Enjoy this digest of December 27, 2017 through January 10, 2018 stories curated from various media and online mentions. 

Want to see a mermaid? Dreaming to be a mermaid? You can do both in Florida!  

Florida is known for palm trees, sunshine, blue water, and...mermaids!?! Mermaids are aquatic creatures with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.

All set to become a Rodeo Star  

The Rodeo at Florida Agricultural and Wildlife Expo (FAWE) will feature Children’s Dream Fund participant 12-year-old Jackson Carter. He will be riding in the grand entry. This will be the first time he rides a full size horse.

Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo  

The mission of the Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo, Inc. is to educate and involve our guests by providing a first-class showcase of family-oriented programs that are innovative, entertaining, and fun for all ages.

The Brooksville Raid  

A re-enactment of the 1864 raid of federal troops into the interior as the Union forces attempted to destroy Confederate salt works.

Barks abound with 1,600 dogs at Brooksville show  

More than 16,000 pedigreed dogs from around the world and as many as 5,000 owners, handlers and visitors are descending on Hernando County over the next two weeks for the Southeast’s largest dog show, the Florida Gulf Coast Cluster at Florida Classic Park, east of Brooksville.

Top 40 Florida Blogs and Websites on the Web #14 

The Best Florida blogs from thousands of top Florida blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week.

FWC considers shorter scallop season in Citrus and Hernando counties 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing shortening the season in some counties and adding days in others.

December 2017 Audubon Christmas Bird Count  

On Dec. 14, 2017 the 118th annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count took place in Hernando County. Birders of all ages participated in the dawn to dusk count.

Always wanted to be a mermaid? Weeki Wachee auditions set for Jan. 13  

When it comes to hiring a Weeki Wachee mermaid, tradition comes last. A traditional job interview, that is.

Weeki Wachee is looking for new mermaids  

Have you always dreamed of life under the sea? This could be your chance!

Florida Sea Goddesses, video host: Vince Noble   

It's a timeless classic and many people can't even believe this place exists! Crowds from around the globe continue to be mesmerized. Weeki Wachee transports you into a mystical world of real sea goddesses. Follow along with Vince Noble as he takes you on an underwater mermaid adventure.

Ernest Hooper: Here, with love, is the annual list 'You haven't lived in Tampa Bay until...'  

... seen retired mermaids return as "Legendary Sirens" at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

Chill Out With a Movie About Real-Life Mermaids 

If you’re looking for a refreshing palate cleanser in the final weekend of 2017, may we suggest checking out The Spring? It’s a short film about the real-life mermaids of Florida’s Weeki Wachee amusement park, streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.

Hernando grape, olive growers welcome cooler weather  

Terry McKnight moved to Florida from Illinois but the cooler temps still make him happy.

18 Adventures for your Authentic Florida Bucket List (Mary's Fish Camp, Coastal Paddling Trail) 


Authentic Florida: Check out these 18 discoveries to add to your 2018 travel bucket list  

Each new year inspires feelings of renewal and fresh starts and there’s no better time to begin than now with these 18 Authentic Florida Bucket List adventures.

Your Childhood Dream Of Becoming A Mermaid Is Now Possible At This One Place In Florida  

Have you always wants to be a mermaid? This could be your shot to live your underwater fantasy.

The 14 Best Day Trips in Florida  

While Florida may be known as theme park capital of the world, it also has many other points of interest that are worthy of a day trip.