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Learn about Fracking Jan. 7th

Learn more about Fracking at the Jan. 7th  Sierra Club Adventure Coast Committee Meeting.  The Sierra Club Adventure Coast Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 7th, at 5331 Commercial Way, rear parking lot entrance, in Spring Hill.  Social and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.  Michelle Allen, Florida Organizer for Food and Water Watch will be the guest speaker and will present on the issue of fracking in Florida.  Get in on the ground level of this new conservation effort in Hernando County.  Volunteer positions and other start-up efforts will be discussed and planned.

The public is welcome to attend.  In addition, you can join at the door for a minimum tax-deductible membership of $15.00.  For more information, email sierraadventurecoastcc@gmail.com or call 352 277-3330.

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Playing It Forward Music Festival

On November 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Pay It Forward Farm (PIFF) will be hosting its second annual Playing It Forward Music Festival at Crews Lake Park. The event will feature live bands and food, craft and business vendors. Kids’ entertainment and fun will include crafts, games and prizes, train rides and play areas.

The event will benefit Pay It Forward Farm single mother members get help through life’s barriers with a hand up rather than a hand out. (PIFF) is partially funded by United Way of Hernando County.

Admission is free, but donations such as diapers, wipes, toilet paper, cleaning products or cash are appreciated. A county park $2 parking fee will be charged.


The day’s music line up for the bands and musicians, who are donating their time and talents, is as follows:
11:15 a.m. - Noon    Manatee Man, Gary Pane


12:20 - 1:35 p.m.     The Lint Rollers


1:55 - 3:10 p.m.       Franc Robert & The Boxtop Tourists

3:30 - 5 p.m.            Glad All Over Band

5-7 p.m.                   Drum circle with Tribal Resonance


The Festival’s presenting sponsors are Team Crouse, John and Mary Crouse – Realtors, and Susie’s Grill. Other community sponsors include www.SpringHillNow.com, Staywell and Pasco County Parks & Recreation. To learn more about the Festival or to register as a craft or product vendor, visit www.payitforwardfarm.org or contact PIFF Christine Collins at (727) 378-5331.

Since January 2010, the Pay It Forward Farm has been helping single mothers from Hernando and Pasco counties gain confidence and skills by participating in one-on-one goal setting sessions and by taking courses in computer literacy, sewing, cooking and meal planning, as well as GED classes. http://www.payitforwardfarm.org

To learn more about the Pay It Forward Farm, visit their website at www.payitforwardfarm.org, Facebook page at facebook.com/payitforwardfarm or contact PIFF Christine Collins at (727) 378-5331.

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Do you remember playing with your mother’s button box, jar or tin? Have you ever wondered how old buttons are and how many centuries they existed before they were useful? Can you guess why they were banned or why there was a button war?

Button collectors consider buttons miniature works of art. They enjoy them for their pretty faces, shapes and designs. But the history that comes along with these practical little items is a fascinating part of collecting, too.

Button collecting got its start during the Great Depression because it was a hobby that just about anybody could afford during those lean times. Collections could be started with finds at home in their own saved button jars and tins.

The Hernando County Button Collectors Group and the Hernando County Library System invites you to celebrate National Button Day with them at a presentation at the Spring Hill Branch Library at 9220 Spring Hill Drive on Friday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m. Sylvia Durell will present on the history of buttons and the hobby of button collecting. The 50-minute talk will finish with Anne Buckingham showing a variety of buttons and discussing the materials from which they are made. The library will also feature a display on button collecting in its lobby.

No reservation needed — first come, first seated. For more information, call (352) 400-2369, email holeybuttons@gmail.com or visit www.holeybuttons.com.

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Espionage, intrigue, romance and laughs all come together in the classic Woody Allen comedy DON’T DRINK THE WATER. When the Hollander family photographs something they shouldn’t on their vacation, in a country, not known for its love of Americans, they take refuge in the safest place they can think of…the American Embassy. The show runs weekends October 8 through 18 on the Forum stage. Tickets are $15 for reserved seating and are available at the Stage West Box Office, or online with Ticketleap.com.  Stage West Community Playhouse is located at 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.  Spring Hill, FL 34606.

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Big Band Thursdays are back!

Everything you enjoyed in the spring, now at an earlier time. Starting October 15, 2015, Stage West Community Playhouse 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Spring Hill, FL 34606, will be presenting BIG BAND THURSDAYS, from 2 -5 PM, featuring The Serenaders, a seventeen piece big band with vocalist. There will be great music, and room for dancing if the mood strikes you. Food and beverages will be provided by Food Trucks, starting at 1 PM for alfresco dining or just snacking. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the event. Call 352-683-5113 for tickets or more information.

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Yes, on August 29th Great Life Church, a young and fast growing Church purchased the former Elks Lodge on Cortez Blvd, just west of the Suncoast Parkway on the south side of Cortez.  Under the leadership of Pastors Steve & Ellen Bilsborough, Great Life Church has grown from just 5 people to hundreds in just 3 short years.

Capacity crowds forced the move for more growth from the previous building where Fire Marshalls limited the crowd, so faced with no options, Great Life Church began to pray and pursue a larger more visible Church home.

Already they are filling up the new building, hundreds worship every week at their Sunday 10:30 am service and their Wednesday night services as well.

Great Life Church is a vibrant, Spirit Filled, Non Denominational Church where the preaching is life changing, the Praise and Worship moves people to another dimension in the anointing.  With full Childrens and nursery programs during every service, you can come and experience all that God is doing.  For further information, visit the ministry website or call the office at (352) 293-7673

Hope to see you this Sunday or Wednesday

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Yes, on August 29th Great Life Church, a young and fast growing Church purchased the former Elks Lodge on Cortez Blvd, just west of the Suncoast Parkway on the south side of Cortez.  Under the leadership of Pastors Steve & Ellen Bilsborough, Great Life Church has grown from just 5 people to hundreds in just 3 short years.

Capacity crowds forced the move for more growth from the previous building where Fire Marshalls limited the crowd, so faced with no options, Great Life Church began to pray and pursue a larger more visible Church home.

Already they are filling up the new building, hundreds worship every week at their Sunday 10:30 am service and their Wednesday night services as well.

Great Life Church is a vibrant, Spirit Filled, Non Denominational Church where the preaching is life changing, the Praise and Worship moves people to another dimension in the anointing.  With full Childrens and nursery programs during every service, you can come and experience all that God is doing.  For further information, visit the ministry website at www.GreatLifeChurch.com or call the office at (352) 293-7673

Hope to see you this Sunday or Wednesday

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Yes, on August 29th Great Life Church, a young and fast growing Church purchased the former Elks Lodge on Cortez Blvd, just west of the Suncoast Parkway on the south side of Cortez.  Under the leadership of Pastors Steve & Ellen Bilsborough, Great Life Church has grown from just 5 people to hundreds in just 3 short years.

Capacity crowds forced the move for more growth from the previous building where Fire Marshalls limited the crowd, so faced with no options, Great Life Church began to pray and pursue a larger more visible Church home.

Already they are filling up the new building, hundreds worship every week at their Sunday 10:30 am service and their Wednesday night services as well.

Great Life Church is a vibrant, Spirit Filled, Non Denominational Church where the preaching is life changing, the Praise and Worship moves people to another dimension in the anointing.  With full Childrens and nursery programs during every service, you can come and experience all that God is doing.  For further information, visit the ministry website at www.GreatLifeChurch.com or call the office at (352) 293-7673

Hope to see you this Sunday or Wednesday

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This event is a fundraiser for the Spring Hill Landmark Waterfall at US 19 & Spring Hill Dr.

Businesses, clubs, organizations and individuals are invited to decorate a scarecrow to be displayed in the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens from Oct. 12 to Nov. 15, during which time visitors will be able to vote for their favorite.  Entry forms and contest rules are on the club's website:www.naturecoastgardens.com.

Everyone is encouraged to become "Supporters of the Waterfall" with monetary donations. Donations can be mailed to the Spring Hill garden Club, P.O. Box 3504, Spring Hill, FL 34606; indicate Waterfall in memo line. The club's goal is to keep the only historic landmark in Spring Hill in tip-top shape for years to come. We need the community's support to accomplish this goal.  Visit our website or call 352-683-9933 for more info.

The Garden Club will conduct Scarecrow workshops at 9am on August 21 and Sept. 4th in the Nature Coast Gardens at 1489 Parker Ave. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring clothing and any decorations needed to make their scarecrows. Frames to support the scarecrows will be available at a cost of $2.00. There is no charge to participate in these workshops.

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SPRING HILLL GARDEN CLUB

The Spring Hill Garden Club July meeting has been changed to Tuesday, July 30 at 1pm , Forest Oaks Lutheran Church in Spring Hill. This is a Potluck Luncheon and Chinese Auction.  Please bring a dish to share, your own table setting and beverage.  Also a gently used item for the auction table.

I promised more info on our October 12th event, "Scarecrows in the Gardens." This event is a fundraiser for the Landmark Waterfall at Spring Hill Dr and US 19. We are inviting all businesses, clubs, organizations and individuals to make a scarecrow and place it in the gardens.  Prizes will be awarded.

Rules and entry form will soon be posted on our website. We're also asking for community support for this fundraiser so we can keep the waterfall in good working condition as it so beautifies our community and identifies Spring Hill, Florida.  We will be getting in touch with many area businesses. If you would like to help keep this waterfall at its best my making a donation, please contact us through our website or call (352) 683-9933.

Thank you for your support.

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Spring Hill Garden Club

Plans are underway for an October 12, 2013 event, "Scarecrows in the Gardens."

This event will be open to the public and includes a scarecrow making contest, and lots of other fun activities.  The time of this event is from 10am to 1pm.  More details will be posted as they become available. Remember to visit our website at:www.naturecoastgardens.com

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Sometimes, just watching others around you is the best free entertainment there is, and sometimes you catch someone doing something that really captures your attention.  This was the case earlier this month with me.  I was chatting with my oldest daughter, one day, and we decided to have a family picnic/get-together at Rogers Park off of Shoal Line Rd.  We decided to each bring some family favorite foods, like homeade potoato salad, and fried chicken. The date came, and we met up, each bringing our designated item, and coolers. We all unpacked, everyone grabbed a plate, and we all dug in.  The food was delicious!  I actually had never been there before, although we'd driven by it zillions of times (funny how that happens). I took my camera, and decide to walk around a bit and explore, because you never know what you might see.  :)  I watched couples paddling by in their canoes. I watched kids, and adults playing in the water. I watched cooks grilling lunch for their clans.  I watched people across the water at "The Upper Deck" watching me.   :)   Then I spotted him....the fearless youngman, poised on the branch, high up in the tree.  I did notice a group of kids swimming to the other side of the river just a bit earlier, but didn't hink much of it...now I knew why they did.  I decided this was a "kodak moment", and waited.  It was only moments before he took the leap.  I prayed for his safey (and hoped it was deep enough for the young daredevil)  as he splashed into the water below.  The jumper sufaced and immediently looked at his forearm, and rubbed it.  That seemed to be his only souvenior wound...thank God!!  The stunt reminded me of my youth, and some of the stupid things I tried, and survived....I think we all have.  We all enjoyed our day at a local swimming hole, watching people just having fun...hopefully we we won't witness someone taking such a big risk next time.

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Trap Shooting

At the risk of being called a gun nut, I will continue with this blog. Every Wednesday The All American Trap & Skeet Club meet up with the Heritage Pines Sportsman's Club for a couple rounds. We shoot at Silver Dollar Shooters Club in Odessa, Fl.  Some members shoot trap and some shoot skeet. It is a great day of enjoyment topped off at one of the restaurants on our way back home for a lunch and of course a little friendly teasing. Cost is about the same as a round of golf and a lot more fun. If you are interested in joining us reply to this blog.   

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The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill

The name KIWANIS means "we trade" or "we share our talents." It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick.They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, gain experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen.

     Now in its forty-first year, the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill Club has actively served the Hernando County community since its inception. The Club has historically provided the community with exemplary projects and programs that have influenced residents to take a more active role in community affairs and greater involvement with the Hernando County Public School System.

     Programs that the Club supports include:

     Bring Up Grades (BUG) program              Kid's Super Triath;lon        Barney's Kids

     Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program   Key Club - (High School)   

      Builders Club (Middle School)      K-Kids - (Elementary School) 

     Projects that the Club is involved in include:

     Pancake Breakfast with Santa        Big Brothers and Big Sisters

     Golf Tournament for Kids                Foster Children of Hernando County

     Boys and Girls Club                       Eckerd Youth Academy

     Relay for Life                                 Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind

     The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill is a service organization dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Club meets every Tuesday at Noon at the Pasco-Hernando Community College, 450 Beverly Court, Building B, Spring Hill, Florida. A wide variety of business and professionals are dedicated to helping kids and the community through charitable events and volunteerism. All interested in joining a worthy cause and a terrific group of poeople should get involved. For more information go to www.springhillkiwanis.org or call Bev at 352-634-1637.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nativity Lutheran Church

Invites you to attend our Semi-annual 2-day Junktique and Bake Sale on April 12th and 13th.  There will be something for everyone - furniture and furnishings, Arts & crafts, jewelry, books, tapes, cd's, elecronics, kitchen appliances, lamps, glasswear, china, dishes, linens, clothing, shoes and a special boutique section with better quality items.  Luther League will offer refreshments for purchase. We're located at 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, just north of Cortez Blvd. (SR 50) and will be open from  8 AM until 1 PM both days.  For more information, call 352-597-1456.

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Spring Hill Anglers

We are a fishing club that promotes all types of fishing, especially for those that do not own a boat.  We will go on pier, surf and wading trips up and down our coast and the east coast as well.  For those that own boats you will have a plethora of willing participents to join you on your fishing adventures.

All those interested please email me at: lreiss001@tampabay.rr.com.

Thank you,

Leonard Reiss

 

 

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Sample Blog Post

Blogs are a really versatile feature of our Social Scene. They let you, and other members, share thoughts and ideas. You can add text, links, photos, videos, and attach files.

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23rd Annual SwampFest - March 11-13th, 2016

   The Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest has grown from a small local community fundraising festival to a statewide annual event attracting over thousands of fun seekers and featuring more than one hundred arts and craft vendors. The Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest is located at the beautiful Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL., Friday March 11 thru Sunday, March 13, 2016 featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, fabulous food court, and over 200 prize drawings throughout…

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Ballroom Dancing at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center

BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCING The Hernando County Enrichment Center (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is bringing ballroom and Latin dancing to the Mining Association Enrichment Center located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd, Brooksville, Florida. Beginning February 10, 2016, from 6 pm to 9 pm all dances will take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of each month. Music will be provided by Short Notice a well regarded husband and wife duo. The dance will include a half hour dance lesson. The…

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Inaugural Enrichment Center Ballroom Dance

The inaugural Enrichment Center Ballroom dance at the Mining Association Building took place on Friday January 15 beginning at 6 PM.  Bob and Sue Plumpton (professionally known as Short Notice) did an extraordinary job of providing great dance music.  Some folks loved it when they played “Drinking Champagne” and Brown Eyed Girl.  They played a great mix of music which include tangos, cha-chas, waltz’ rumbas, foxtrots swings, mambos and even a Samba. With a playlist at each table, the dancers…

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3rd Annual Brooksville Native American Festival

The Third Annual Brooksville Native American Festival is on the horizon, taking place at beautiful Florida Classic Park on February 6 and 7, 2016. This family friendly event is sponsored by FloridasAdventureCoast.com, Tampa Bay Times, Clear Channel Outdoor, SunTrust, DeLuna Arts and Peace Tree Trading Post. The event will feature a full roster of non-stop entertainment acts both Saturday and Sunday that include music, dance, primitive skills demonstrations and more! The featured Dance Troupe is…

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Introduction to Blogs

Introduction to Blogs

BE CREATIVE! 

Simply put, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what’s new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.  Your My Page on a Ning Network comes equipped with your very own blog. Click on the “Blog Posts” link on the left hand side to visit your blog page.

Your My Page on a Ning Network comes equipped with your very own blog. Click on the “Blog Posts” link on the left hand side to visit your blog page.

To Go to the Main BLOG Tab, Click HERE

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