Friday, November 24, 2017

Hernando News

Bluegrass and a traditional Thanksgiving meal on tap at annual Sertoma festival

Bluegrass and a traditional Thanksgiving meal on tap at annual Sertoma festival

SPRING LAKE — When it comes to traditional fare, picking, fiddling, harmonizing and a whole lot of foot-stomping make for the main course at the annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival.Since 1980, the event, which will be Nov. 23 to 25 at the Sertoma ...
Published: 11/17/17

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Nov. 24

FestivalsThanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: The festival continues Nov. 24 and 25 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Featuring a variety of bluegrass groups, such as Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Town Mountain, Danny Pa...
Published: 11/18/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Brooksville meat market dispenses prime cuts, sage advice

Brooksville meat market dispenses prime cuts, sage advice

BROOKSVILLE – Little butcher shops are popping up all over, according to industry sources, where customers can come face to face with their aproned meat cutter, order that Porterhouse steak sliced just so, glean advice on roasting an 8-pound prime ri...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Brooksville man accused of sexual abuse commits suicide, police say

Brooksville man accused of sexual abuse commits suicide, police say

A former Brooksville school volunteer accused of sexually assaulting teenage foreign exchange students who were under his care was found dead this week, a day before he was due in court on the charges.The body of Bruce McAllister was found at the bas...
Published: 11/16/17
Deputies: School instructor offered student $500 for sex

Deputies: School instructor offered student $500 for sex

WESLEY CHAPEL — A former instructor at Cypress Creek High School was arrested Wednesday, after deputies say he offered a student $500 in exchange for sex. William Henson, 21, now faces a felony charge of sexual battery for soliciting a person under 1...
Published: 11/16/17
Comfort foods, entertainment highlight Mac and Cheese Festival

Comfort foods, entertainment highlight Mac and Cheese Festival

SPRING HILL — With all its cheesy goodness, it’s no wonder macaroni and cheese is considered one of the country’s top comfort foods. And what better way to celebrate it than to create a festival around it?Say Cheese Please 4 Grilled Cheese Promotions...
Published: 11/16/17
Residents express skepticism over proposed expansion of mining near Brooksville

Residents express skepticism over proposed expansion of mining near Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE — As Mary Ellen Urban gazed at the large, color-coded map that delineated where lime-rock mining could expand near her Brooksville home in the coming years, she pointed skeptically at a section where mining already is under way.She wanted...
Published: 11/16/17
After hurricanes, Puerto Rican couple thankful to spend holidays in Spring Hill

After hurricanes, Puerto Rican couple thankful to spend holidays in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL — From their mountainside home in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, Diana Mendez and her husband, Hector Guzman, watched two back-to-back hurricanes ravage the island in September. But the ongoing aftermath of the historically devastating storms ...
Published: 11/16/17
Makerspace lab exposes Eastside students to tech skills and fun

Makerspace lab exposes Eastside students to tech skills and fun

BROOKSVILLE — The lab at Eastside Elementary School looks high tech, featuring new flooring, cabinets and furniture. Assistant Principal Michael Lastra calls it cutting edge."It’s not like your typical classroom," Lastra said. "The school wanted it t...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/22/17
With changes at Pinebrook, Hernando veterans clinic headed to new home

With changes at Pinebrook, Hernando veterans clinic headed to new home

BROOKSVILLE — As Hernando County begins to convert Pinebrook Regional Medical Center into the new home for several of the county’s constitutional officers, one departing tenant has big plans of its own.The veterans clinic, which has been in place at ...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17