Brooksville, FL Real Estate News

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Florida Nature:  Summer Wildflower Hike in Brooksville Florida     What:  Summer Wildflower Hike   When:  Wednesday, July 10, 2013   Time:  9:30 am - 11:00 am   Where:  Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, Florida   Registration:  352-754-6722       Florida is the land of flowers --- there is always something that is blooming!  Wildflowers don't have the benefit of being pampered but have adapted to the often extreme conditions that Florida imposes such as drought, heat, or excessive rain.   This guided summer wildflower tour will introduce you to the many wildflowers that are blooming in the sandhills of the Brooksville Ridge.    Make sure to wear sturdy shoes, bring some water, insect repellant and sunscreen.  Don't forget your camera!  Aside from wildf...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Fourth of July Golf Tournament at Hernando Oaks, Brooksville Florida   When:   Thursday, July 4, 2013  -  9:00 AM  Where:  Hernando Oaks Golf Club, 5230 Delacroix Drive, Brooksville, Florida   Info:   352-799-9908       This Fourth of July, tee off at the Hernando Oaks Golf Club for their Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament!     Play the beautiful golf course at Hernando Oaks, then have lunch and a chance to win one of many prizes.     Fees for the Red, White & Blue Tournament are $20 for members, $43 for non-members.  Register at the Hernando Oaks Golf Club.     The Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club neighborhood is a beautiful golf and country club community located off Cortez Blvd/Hwy 41 just South of Brooksville.  If you are interested in golf course living and would like more inform...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Fourth of July Parade at High Point, Brooksville Florida   What:  Annual Fourth of July Parade When:  July 4, 2013, beginning at 9:00 AM Where:  High Point Golf Community, Hwy 50, Brooksville, Florida Info:  (352) 596-6006   Come out to the annual High Point Fourth of July Parade!  The High Point community celebrates Independence Day every year with a great, old-fashioned parade through the community.  Many area groups and organizations are participating.  The parade will begin at 9:00 AM so come early to claim a good viewing spot along the road.  It will end at the High Point community center where a flag raising ceremony will be held.  Stop in at the community center to enjoy some refreshments after the parade!       Are you looking for affordable golf course living in a gated communi...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Fourth of July Family Fun Day in Brooksville, Florida     When:   Thursday, July 4, 2013 Time:    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm What:    Family Fun Day Where:  Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane, Brooksville, Florida Contact:  352-796-3685   FREE Admission       Everyone is invited to a Fourth of July Family Fun Day sponsored by Grace World Outreach Church, also known by locals as the "Dome" church in Brooksville.    The event promises to a fun-filled day for the entire family with free food, games, face painting, balloons, and more in the beautiful setting of Tom Varn Park.  Bring your chairs or blankets to sit under the shade trees in the park but don't forget the sunscreen!   Enjoy and Happy Fourth!    
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Hernando Oaks - A beautiful Neighborhood in Hernando County Florida Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club is one of the newer golf course communities in Hernando County, Florida, located just outside the Brooksville city limits.  Homes in Hernando Oaks were built from the mid 2000s and are contemporary with varying features and amenities.  A great majority of homes in Hernando Oaks are located along the golf course and offer wonderful views across the Hernando Oaks golf course.   Home builders in Hernando Oaks include Lennar Homes, Windjammer Custom Homes, and Alexander Custom Homes.  All homes in Hernando Oaks are freestanding and homes sizes in Hernando Oaks range from smaller detached townhouse-style homes with 1600+ living square foot to over 3000 square foot living space for the larg...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Hernando Oaks Home Sales Market Report - January to May 2013   Hernando Oaks is one of the newer golf course communities in Brooksville, Florida.  The community is located just outside the city limits of Brooksville off US 41 and has excellent community connections to Tampa via the new Suncoast Parkway. Homes in Hernando Oaks were built from the about 2005 on and current construction is in progress.  There are still many good building lots available for sale within the community.  Homes in Hernando Oaks are freestanding single family homes as well as some maintenance free villas that are also free standing.  You will find many large, executive-style homes in the Hernando Oaks community with great views across the beautiful golf course.    Hernando Oaks is a deed-restricted community and...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Children Summer Events in Brooksville, Florida:  Spider Web Wonders   Chinsegut Conservation Center at 23212 Lake Lindsey Road in Brooksville, Florida offers Spider Web Wonders as part of its Children in the Wild series.  The event takes place on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am   and is designed for children ages 3-7.   Kids will learn about the world of spiders such as orb weavers, funnel spiders and more through classroom and outdoor activities, games, crafts, and story telling.  Please pre-register by calling 352-754-6722  --- This event is FREE!     The Chinsegut Conservation Center  The Chinsegut Conservation Center is located at 23212 Lake Lindsey Road in Brooksville, Florida.   The Chinsegut Conservation Center is open to the public every Friday and Saturday fro...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Planting Fall Color for your Florida Landscape Although Summer hasn't even officially started yet, now is the time to think about adding plants to your Florida yard that will result in Fall colors later this year. Especially Northerners that are new Florida residents often miss seeing the Fall colors they are used to from home.  This event by the Hernando County Extension office will help you select the right plants for your Florida garden.  The event is titled "Plants to Add for Fall Color And Great AlterNATIVES" to emphasize how native plants can be the right choice for your landscape as they are adapted to our climate.  When:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Time: 10:30 AM Where:  Hernando County Extension Office, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, Florida Info:  352-754-6230 or visit the websi...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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The Spring Hill Art League and The Rising Sun Café hold Artist Reception in Brooksville, Florida     What:    ARTIST RECEPTION Where:  Rising Sun Café, 10 South Main Street, Brooksville, Florida When:   Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 5 - 7 pm Info:     352-593-4633   Free and open to the public.   The Spring Hill Art League along with Rising Sun Cafe is again holding an artist reception for local artists.  For the months of May and June, artists    Sharon Bray, Marilyn Clifford, Linda Jaglois and Sandra LaValley     will have their artwork exhibited at the Rising Sun Café in downtown Brooksville, Florida.   The event is open to the public and free to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.   The Rising Sun Café is a charming restaurant offering a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Children Summer Events in Brooksville, Florida:  Children in the Wild   Chinsegut Conservation Center at 23212 Lake Lindsey Road in Brooksville, Florida offers "Lunch for a Bear" as part of its Children in the Wild series.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 18,2013 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and is designed for children ages 3-7. Kids will learn about a bear's life through classroom and outdoor activities, games, crafts, and story telling.    Please pre-register by calling 352-754-6722. The Chinsegut Conservation Center is located at 23212 Lake Lindsey Road in Brooksville, Florida.     Black Bears in Florida   Many people don't realize that there is a wild black bear population  - although small - living in Florida and right here in Hernando County along the Gulf Coast extending fro...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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All-Breed Dog Show in Brooksville Florida   What:  The Brooksville Spring Fling All-Breed Dog Show When:  Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19, 2013 Where:  Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 South Broad Street, Brooksville Admission:  Free Parking:  $5/car Contact:  352-597-1851   Dog lovers will be in for a treat this weekend at the Brooksville Spring Fling All-Breed Dog Show! All breeds will exhibit and be judged on conformation, obedience, and rally trials.  There will be indoor and outdoor show rings.      Dog Show and More! Numerous vendors will be attending offering all types of pet supplies.  There will also be food and drink vendors.   Insider Tips: Wear sturdy shoes and bring a folding chair to enjoy the ring side door show.    --- Interested in homes for sale in the Brooksville a...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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What to do in Hernando County Florida:  Orange Blossom Jamboree   What:  Orange Blossom Jamboree - Music Festival When:  Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, 2013 Times:  Thursday 6:30 pm through Sunday 8 pm Where:  Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL Info:  352-754-3082 Tickets:  3 day tickets $60, 4 day tickets $75, includes onsite primitive camping.   A Festival of Music and More! This annual event features numerous bands from around the state!  Food and merchant vendors will be on site as well as art vendors.   This year there will be a "coolest campground contest"!  Camping is available bo site and reservations are required.   For a complete schedule of events and participating bands check out the Orange Blossom Jamboree website!   ---
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Native Plant Sale in Brooksville, Florida       When:  Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 9 am to 1 pm   What:  NATIVE PLANT SALE   Where:  Ahhochee Hill Audubon Sanctuary   Address:  24268 Lake Lindsey Road (CR 476 west of US 41)   Information:  352-797-3545     Native plants are a gardeners friend because they are adapted to the climate, are pest resistant and don't need much taking care of.  Many of our native plants naturally attract butterflies and other wildlife as well.    This Saturday, you can shop for native plants for your yard at the Ahhochee Hill Audubon Sanctuary.  A variety of plants and trees will be available as well as tips and advice by representatives of two Hernando County native plant nurseries.   All sale proceeds will benefit the wildlife of Hernando Audubon's Ahhochee ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Florida Blueberry Festival in Brooksville, May 4 and 5, 2013 The Second Annual Florida Blueberry Festival is taking place in Brooksville, Florida this coming weekend, May 4 and 5, 2013! The festival will be held from 9 am to 10 pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday downtown Brooksville.     Enjoy Blueberries and much more!   Fresh blueberries will be available for purchase as well as food items prepared with blueberries.  But the blueberries are just one of the main attractions.  From a Blueberry Derby, Blueberry Pie Contest, to ziplining, and more, there will be much to do for the entire family during the two day festival.  There are kid's and teen zones to accommodate all ages.  For car enthusiasts, the festival is hosting a special car show and art lovers can enjoy a stroll ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Art Exhibit at City Hall Art Gallery, Brooksville Florida The City Hall Art Gallery in Brooksville, Florida is hosting an exhibit of the works of 19 artist members of the Spring Hill Art League. The exhibit runs through the Blueberry Festival the first weekend in May.  Works in this show will be judged and ribbons will be awarded. Additionally, the Spring Hill Art League will host an artist reception on Saturday, May 27th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the City Hall Art Gallery.  All events are free and open to the public!     
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Pick your Own Blueberries in Hernando County, Florida     Blueberry season is here and farm fresh blueberries are now available for picking or purchase at JG Ranch on Wiscon Rd in Brooksville, Florida!   At the beginning of January when others are shoveling snow, here in Florida we hit the fields to pick our own strawberries and in April when everyone sings the blues over tax season, the blueberries are coming in! JG Ranch is one of the farms where you can pick your own blueberries in Hernando County.   They are open to the public Thursdays to Sundays  from 9 to 5.   Their phone number is 352-799-0556 or visit the JG Ranch website.      Pick your Own Blueberries in Hernando County, Florida    
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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2013 Hernando County Fair is Here! Come and have fun at the 2013 Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show that runs from April 5 through April 123at the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville, Florida. As always, there will be lots of music, entertainment, food and fun for all ages.  Thrill seekers can enjoy a few rides at the midway carnival or attend the demolition derby, and the livestock exhibits always draw a big crowd. Check out the website for the Hernando County Fair for daily schedule and entertainment announcements. Admission to the fair is $4 for kids 4-12, $8 for anyone 13 and up. Kids under three are free.  Special admission applies to kids, senior and Hero days.  Parking is free. Ride armbands from $18 - $22 depending on day of the week.   Derby armbands are $5.  ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Hernando County Fair is Coming April 5-13, 2013 When:  April 5-13, 2013 Where:  Hernando County Fairgrounds, US 41, Brooksville, Florida Contact:  352-279-4552   Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show The annual Hernando County Fair is in its 62nd year this year and again promises days of fun for the whole family.  Some of the events include the horticultural show and the demolition derby.  One of my favorites is the Youth Livestock Shows, I just enjoy watching children and youth show the animals that they have raised.       Lots of Entertainment, too! Bring your dancing shoes because again this year, there is quite a line up of bands and performers scheduled to appear on the stage at the Hernando County Fair.  Expect anything from Country, Rock, and Blues to the more exotic as p...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
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Hernando County Courthouse - An Old Beauty in Brooksville, FL The Old Hernando County Courthouse located in town of Brooksville is one of the prettiest buildings I have seen. Designed by William Augustus Edwards of Atlanta, the Courthouse was built in 1913 in the Beaux Arts style. It was named to the Guide to Florida Historic Architecture in 1989.  Hernando County is named after explorer Hernando DeSoto but had several other names over the past century and a half. At one point, in 1843, a proposal went out to name the county Amaxura (Spanish for Withlacoochee). The bill was amended to call the area Hernando.   Photos by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions   In 1844, the name was changed to Benton county after Missouri Sen. Thomas Hart Benton. By 1850, the name again became Hernando coun...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
  29th ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK - Brooksville, Florida   When:          Saturday 9th, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm                     and Sunday 10th, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Where:        Tom Varn Park, Darby Lane, Brooksville, Florida What:          Art, Craft, and Music Festival Admission:  Free  Parking:      $2.00   ART, CRAFT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL   Now in its 29th year, this Art in the Park event has grown every year.  This year, over 115 participants are showing off their work in the fine art and fine craft categories.  Additionally, there are the many craft vendors, a county-wide exhibit of student art and an area for kids to express themselves through art.   All of this takes place along the shady walkways in the natural and serene setting of Tom Varn Park.  Of course, there ...
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