Enjoy this digest of July 12 through July 25, 2018 stories curated from various media and online mentions.
Sometimes deep in the heart of Florida, there is a restaurant that serves up deliciously Southern, home-style cuisine that you would never expect to find.
11 Florida State Parks You Have to Visit
From caves to springs to beaches, Florida really does have it all. Don't forget the camera!
A legendary 'mermaid' still swimming at 78
A tourist destination in Florida has for seven decades wowed audiences with the magic of its mermaid shows. Janine Zeitlin speaks to one of these "legends" who reflects on what the job means to her, and why she still puts on her fins.
Discover Florida's Nature Coast
Many think Florida only consists of beaches, bustling cities, and theme parks, but there’s so much more to explore in the Sunshine State.
On Friday June 22, 2018, I had the opportunity to attend a guided Wild Foraging program. This took place at Chinsegut Conservation Center, and was presented by Kristin Wood of Dade Battlefield Historic State Park.
Scubanauts Conduct Fish Surveys at New Reefs
During the weekend of July 7-8, 2018, Hernando County Aquatics Manager Keith Kolasa led a team of SCUBAnauts to conduct fish surveys at recently deployed artificial reefs.
During the summer months, residents and visitors flock to certain parts of Florida’s Gulf Coast for recreational scallop season. To have a safe and enjoyable experience, it is important to be familiar with the legal requirements for boating, best practices for scalloping, and how to safely prepare your catch (Hall-Scharf 2018).
Making Progress toward getting Fit at TreeUmph! Adventure Course
This week involved a decent amount of physical activity for me, so I am making progress toward getting fit at TreeUmph! of Brooksville.
There’s nothing quite like the bond between a horse and its owner and Kym and John Holzwart understand that more than anyone. The couple breed Spotted Saddle Horses and own the Spotted Dance Ranch in Brooksville.
Chinsegut Conservation Center August 2018 Programs
The Center hosts many wildlife education programs and hikes throughout the year. Fun educational programs connect visitors with biologists and wildlife experts to explore and become familiar with Florida’s unique and sensitive natural areas.
Marina Rose Ribbon Cutting
The Hernando County Chamber of Commerce held the official Ribbon Cutting for Marina Rose Enterprises on June 19, 2018. Over a hundred guests assembled at the Hernando Beach Marina to celebrate Hernando County’s newest dinner cruise and party boat, the Island Rose.
Visitors Bureau steps up to help preserve the Weeki Wachee River
At the July 10 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners approved $125,000 from the Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau budget, made available on behalf of the Tourism Development Council, to fund the $250,000 Weeki Wachee Natural System Carrying Capacity Study.
Live Oak Theatre Announces the Open Auditions for 2018 - 2109 Season
Live Oak Theatre announces that open auditions for its 2018-2019 season will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, August 21 & 23, from 5 pm until 8 pm at its new Center for the Performing Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601.