• Adventure Coast in the News – November 2018

    Enjoy this digest of November 2018 stories curated from various media and online mentions.

    Ergle Christmas Tree Farm offers a more Personal Holiday Experience  
    Hernandosun.com

    Just east of Ridge Manor towards Richloam is a very unique farm, it doesn’t have cows roaming the 24 acres, but what it does have is a nice selection of Florida grown Christmas trees.

    The 10 Best Christmas Tree Farms in Florida! 
    Bestthingsfl.com

    Florida might not be the first place that comes to mind when someone says Christmas trees, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a quality tree for your living room here.

    Easily find fun in Florida’s Adventure Coast 
    Naturecoaster.com

    Florida’s Adventure Coast app makes planning local adventure easy and fast.

    Celebrate Small Town Charm in Brooksville this Holiday Season
    Naturecoaster.com

    Come celebrate with us in historic downtown Brooksville this Christmas season! Thousands pass through our town in the month of December, and we have 25 days of events and opportunities to make memories with your loved ones.

    Economic study: Scalloping provides a delicious boost to Hernando County’s economy  
    Tampabay.com

    For those who dive into the summertime fun of scalloping on Florida’s West Coast, there is no end to the value of the experience.

    Brooksville Extension Links Area Bike Trails
    Baynews9.com

    You’ll soon be able to ride a bike from Pinellas County to the Space Coast. An extension now connects the Good Neighbor Trail, starting at the historic train depot in Brooksville to the Withlacoochee State Trail.

    ‘All roads lead to Brooksville’: Will the newly completed Good Neighbor Trail extension help pave a brighter economic future? 
    Tampabay.com

    A path to this city’s economic future may have opened up earlier this month as a fresh streak of asphalt slicing east toward the Withlacoochee. The extension makes the trail a link in a chain connecting cities across Florida and positions Brooksville as a hub.

    Bike Trail extension connects Brooksville to Withlacoochee State Trail
    Abcactionnews.com

    Twenty years in the making, the Good Neighbor Trail in Hernando County connects Brooksville to the Withlacoochee State Trail.

    Live Oak’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Bravo.
    Hernandosun.com

    With the amount of work there is to do in this busy world, sometimes it’s hard to justify spending two hours of the day going to see a play.

    Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail
    Hernandosun.com

    The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, established in 1997,  is a program created by FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) and supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida in hopes to encourage conservation of Florida’s native habitats and species.

    New Brooksville hotel will offer suites for longer stays, bigger families
    Tampabay.com

    Excavation is underway for a new 72-room Fairfield Inn & Suites, providing a broader opportunity for travelers and visitors, and a boon to Hernando County taxing bodies.

    Kayaking Florida’s Coastal Paddling Trail 
    Adventuresofmom.com

    Located on Florida’s Adventure Coast, the Coastal Paddling Trail stretches 1.7 miles from Bayport Park on the Gulf of Mexico to Linda Pedersen Park, with an additional side trail through a tidal salt marsh to Redfish Bayou

    For the love of family, wine 
    Hernandosun.com

    “I guess it was a pair of expensive designer shoes that helped forge my career in wine,” said Joseph Spiracia of the Sparacia Witherell Family Winery & Vineyards just north of Chinsegut Hill.

    North Suncoast beer run: Here’s where to find local craft breweries in Pasco and Hernando counties 
    Tampabay.com

    They love beer and the process of making it.  The first brew for most was made with a beer kit in their kitchen or garage. Often they were inspired by breweries in Tampa, St. Pete or Dunedin.

    Inaugural Freedom Fest Florida draws national music acts to Hernando while celebrating veterans 
    Tampabay.com

    The inaugural Freedom Fest Florida, held Nov. 10-11 in Brooksville, gives locals the opportunity to honor the country’s veterans and see some national acts in a close-to-home venue.

    Hernando County bed-tax revenue tops $1 million  
    Tampabay.com

    Smiles are in vogue at the Hernando County Tourism Bureau and among staffers at the agency’s main office and two visitor centers.

    Tuning in to Hernando government TV? Thank these guys.
    Tampabay.com

    The two work jobs full of endless little issues, reliable-but-outdated equipment and behind-the-scenes effort. But they take it on for a greater goal: bringing government to the people.

    Near Tampa, a family-friendly underwater mermaid show endures
    Ctpost.com

    Mermaids. To most, simply storybook sea ladies, mere mythical water witches who are imaginary fantasies of the sea.

    Weeki Wachee Mermaids splash into Audubon Aquarium of Americas this weekend
    Wgno.com

    Back by popular demand, the world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids made a splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas this past weekend and they will be back for one more weekend from Nov. 8th-11th!

    Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Undergoes Renovations  
    Baynews9.com

    The Weeki Wachee Mermaids won’t be performing for a few months, starting Monday. The renovations at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park are expected to be completed by March 15.

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