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Adventure Coast In the News

Enjoy this digest of May 24 through June 13, 2018 stories curated from various media and online mentions. 

Top 11 Springs in Central Florida  
TripstoDiscover.com

Central Florida is home to an array of crystal-clear springs where you can beat the heat at refreshing, 72-degree swimming holes and go paddling past lush foliage.

The State You're In: Florida's mermaid industry doesn't pay scale  
tampabay.com

Florida’s best-known industries include citrus, seafood and selling tacky souvenirs to tourists. But there’s one booming Florida industry that hardly ever gets a mention from the Chamber of Commerce folks.

Marker48 introduced brewery culture to Hernando, now it's a TBBJ 'Battle of the Brews' champ  
tampabay.com

Marker 48, the 2018 "Battle of the Brews" champion, started out as a project by two local brewery lovers who took a chance on putting a brewery in Hernando County.

Recreational Scalloping Seminar  
Hernandosun.com

Join us for our second annual recreational scalloping seminar. Attendees will be able to try their hand at scallop Gyotaku (while supplies last) and learn about scallop biology, changes to the upcoming seasons in Pasco and Hernando County, and boating safety.

The magic of Weeki Wachee  
wtsp.com

For 70 years, Weeki Wachee has fascinated and entertained Florida families. One of the last of the original Florida roadside attractions, Weeki Wachee survived the bulldozers and is now a Florida state park. John Athanason joined Great Day Live to talk about this Florida treasure, along with mermaid Charlene Amis.

We just can't get enough of mermaids  
wtsp.com

From art, to movies, to apparel, we as a culture just can’t get enough of mermaids. To dive a little deeper into our discussion about our fascination with these mythical creatures, we talked with John Athanason and mermaid Charlene Amis from Weeki Wachee, and author Philip Jepsen.

New cruise boat plies Hernando Beach Channel  
tampabay.com

Rosa Rossi says she and her husband, Randall Rossi, have owned more boats than she’s owned pairs of shoes. And the couple is sharing their most recent boat purchase with others.

Downtown Brooksville's Friday Night Live event to continue through the summer  
tampabay.com

Brooksville Main Street held the first Friday Night Live event in March at Hernando Park, drawing a crowd of about 1,500 to listen to live music while noshing on treats from food trucks.

Group effort on coastal restoration project  
Hernandosun.com

Volunteers flooded the park as torrents of rain came down at Linda Pederson Park on May 22, 2018. Students and helpers beat the Monday blues as they decided to invest their energy in aiding a worthy cause.

Seventh Graders Make a Difference for Hernando's Coast  
blogs.ifas.ufl.edu 

On May 30, seventh-grade students from Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology braved bands of heavy rain to plant smooth cordgrass along the shoreline of Linda Pedersen Park. With their eager work ethic, they were able to plant everything before the tide came in. The cordgrass will serve as a new “living shoreline” to prevent erosion and provide habitat to fish and other wildlife.

55places.com Awards: 100 Most Popular Active Adult Communities for 2018 
55places.com 

(Listed: Timber Pines) The world of active adult communities is constantly evolving and changing. Every year, new communities sprout up across the U.S., from Florida to New Jersey to Nevada and beyond.

Getting Fit with TreeUmph of Brooksville!  
naturecoaster.com

Not all of our readers know, but I started NatureCoaster.com when I was an invalid, recovering from a life-changing incident.