Brooksville, FL Real Estate News

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Christmas on Main Street in Brooksville | Florida   Christmas on Main Street takes place on December 6, 2012 from 5 pm to 8 pm in downtown Brooksville, Florida. This is a wonderful holiday event in front of the historic Hernando County Courthouse with dance and musical performances, a visit be Santa and Mrs. Claus and of course, the tree lighting ceremony at 7 pm. Brooksville merchants will be open for extended hours so you can browse for a present or just admire some beautiful antique or art work in one of the many quaint shops.  The entire downtown area will be decorated for a magically, festive atmosphere.  Some shops offer holiday treats and specials or stop in one of the downtown restaurants or charming cafes for a meal or a drink. For more information call 352-540-6780 or 352-540-...
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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!)
Spring Hill Art League Holds Artist Receptionat Rising Sun Cafe | Brooksville Florida The Spring Hill Art League is holding a artist reception at the Rising Sun Cafe in Brooksville, Florida on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 5pm to 7 pm. Two local artists will be featured at this event.  They are: Paul Shaskan who paints seaside scenes in bright colors, often including a vivid red focal point. I have admired Paul's work for years for the simplicity of his images that are executed in a perfect style and artistry.  Looking at his scenes always puts me in a good mood!   Valdora Ward who is also known as the Wildlife Artist.   Valdora paints intricate images of wolves, eagles, and other wildlife on various media, notably on feathers.  She has also perfected the art of wood burning, again ...
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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!)
Every Day is a New Beginning.   It doesn't matter what happened yesterday.   Or last week.  Maybe it was something good or bad, but yesterday is past forever.   Today is a new day and we are given the opportunity to make it a great day! That is what I'm thankful for today and every day. Be Thankful:  Every Day is a New Beginning 
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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!)
Chinsegut Conservation Center Presentation on Sandhill Cranes The Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville, Florida, is offering a special presentation on Sandhill Cranes on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.   The program will explain many of the unique rituals of these beautiful birds that we can observe so frequently around Hernando County, Florida just like this pair that I photographed iwalking along a street in Hernando Beach.  The Conservation Center is located at 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd (CR 476), Brooksville, Florida.  Admission is FREE. The Chinsegut Conservation Center is open to the  public on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.   There are wildlife trails and the center offers numerous educational programs throughout the year about native Flo...
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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!)
Veterans Appreciation Parade in Brooksville Florida The annual Vererans Appreciation Parade will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Brooksville, Florida in honor of Veterans Day and all Veterans. The parade will start at 10 am from City Hall on Main Street and move through downtown Brooksville to behind the Hernando County Courthouse and return to City Hall via Jefferson St and Ft Dade Ave. Local Veterans Groups, bands, ROTC, motorcycle veterans and many others will participate in the parade.  Come on out and thank your Veterans for their service! Veterans Appreciation Parade in Brooksville Florida
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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!)
NOW RENTED!    Newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home with 1621 SF living area is FOR RENT in the gated community of Spring Ridge.  Nicely maintained home with open floor plan, neutral colors, eat-in kitchen with window seat, plant shelves, and indoor laundry. Spring Ridge is a gated community located near the Suncoast Parkway, Central High School, hospitals, shopping, movies, and restaurants!  The community offers a clubhouse with community pool and fitness center.   Monthly Rent: $975   Rental Home in Spring Ridge, Brooksville, Florida
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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!)
Fall Super Car Show in Brooksville, Florida The annual Fall Super Car Show is returning to Beef O'Brady's in Brooksville, Florida, on Sunday, November 10, 2012!  Sponsored by the Sunshine State Muscle Car Club, this has been a popular car show in recent years.  This is a juried show with many "Best of" categories and prizes.  Aside from the many showcars, there will be lots of entertainment including DJ Gerry, a Chinese auction, games, and more.    Admission for the public is free.  There is still time to enter your show car with $15 preregistration or $20 on the day of show.  For more information call the Sunshine State Muscle Club at 352-796-1270 or click on the link to visit their website. Beef O'Brady's is located at 7601 Horse Lake Rd (US 50 bypass, near the post office), Brooksvil...
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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!)
Popular Flea Market Returns to Brooksville, Florida The Airport Farmer's and Flea Market in Brooksville, Florida reopened again earlier this month after several years that the site had not been in use.  We went out there today to take a look at this market that in previous years had always enjoyed great popularity.  When we arrived around noon time, the parking lot was filled and the spaces in the various buildings were occupied with many vendors.  The Airport Farmer's and Flea Market offers space for 400 vendors and ample parking for everyone.     While we were browsing, we met numerous people we knew who had the same idea and enjoyed the variety and curiosities a flea market has to offer.  There are also various food vendors on hand and entertainment was offered in several areas.  We ...
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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!)
Halloween Ghost Tours in Brooksville, Florida The May-Stringer Heritage Museum at 601 Museum Court in downtown Brooksville, Florida, offers its popular ghost tours every Friday and Saturday from 8 pm to 8 pm in October! The museum was home to pioneer John May over 150 years ago and since 1981 houses the heritage museum with many artifacts and memorabilia from around the area.  Legend has it that the home is still occupied by some of its former residents and you have a chance to find out for yourself!  Ghost tours are by reservation only and you can call 352-799-0129.  Admission is $20. Completing the ghostly experience, the May-Stringer Heritage Museum will also hold a weekend of "Spooktacular" fun on November 2nd and 3rd from 7 pm to 11 pm on the museum's grounds.  This event will incl...
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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!)
Halloween Harvest Festival at Hernando County Fairgrounds Come to the 22nd Annual Halloween Harvest Festival at the Hernando County Fairgrounds on US 41 (6436 Broad Street) in Brooksville, Florida!The Halloween Harvest Festival takes place the weekends of October 19 and 20, 2012 and October 26 and 27, 2012 from 6 pm until 10 pm. There will be a haunted house, hay rides, face painting, games and so much more! Plus, every night will feature a special event: October 19:  Pet Masquerade October 20:  Costume Contest October 26:  Pumpkin Carving October 27:  Adult Masquerade Ball from 9 pm to midnight. Special admissions apply to each event.     Halloween Harvest Festival at Hernando County Fairgrounds    
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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 Health Fair Saturday October 13, 2012 The 8th Annual Hernando County Health Fair will take place at the Elk's Lodge on Cortez Blvd (Hwy 50) in Brooksville, this Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm. This is an event that always draws many people for an opportunity to get information about the various health services available in Hernando County and to talk to some of the many health professionals that are in attendance.  Free free health screenings will be offered.  People can also get their flu shots for a $30 fee.  For the first time this year, the health fair will feature Kidz World - centered around fun, health and safety for kids. Music and entertainment will be provided.  The event is sponsored by Hernando Today newspaper and WWJB 1450 AM, Brooksville's ow...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Expansion of Accuform Signs Company in Hernando County, Florida During a press conference in front of leaders from Hernando County government including elected officials and the business community, Florida's Governor Rick Scott welcomed the expansion of Accuform Signs in Hernando County, Florida.  Also in attendance were Congressman Richard Nugent, Florida Representative Robert Schenck, and many of Accuform Signs' employees.   Accuform Signs is a manufacturer of custom and safety signs that is already an integral part of the manufacturing  industry in Hernando County.  The company was founded by Ron and Veronica Johnson nearly 40 years ago and has grown from a small venture to a viable company that is still operated as a family business under CEO Wayne Johnson.  Currently, Accuform Sign...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
The May Stringer House in Brooksville, FL A real-life haunted house The May Stringer House  in Brooksville, Fl has a Halloween Fest planned for Nov 2 & 3, 2012  7pm-11pm. You need to call to make plans to attend on those evenings, call 352-799-0129 or go to their website for more information:  at the website May Stringer House Deeded in 1843 to Richard Wiggins as part of the Armed Occupation Act. The 160 acre site was sold to John May in 1855 and he donated 15 acres to the county to be used as the county seat.Originally built in 1856 as a two story, four room home, it was remodeled in the early 1900’s to its present 4 story, 12 room, 7 gable Queen Ann style. The May family lived in the home for several years, John May died in 1858 and his wife remarried several years later. She died in...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Mixed Greens - Southern Style! You think of mixed greens  and a mix of fresh salad greens comes to mind, right? Not so when you live in the South!  Here, any leafy vegetables that are cooked are referred to as "greens".   These mixed greens happened to be mustard and collards.  They have a rich taste and go well with pork and cornbread.      My mother-in-law used to cook collards, kale, mustard, and turnip greens.  A combination of two or three various greens then makes "mixed greens".  There's always a piece of ham hock or other smoked meat cooked with the greens.   My mother-in-law also used her "special seasoning" - bacon drippings, something I didn't realize she put into the pot until much later when I was already hooked on her greens! Mixed Greens - Southern Style!  
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
It’s Time to Ride the Halloween Trains Spooky Fun at Crews Lake Park and the and the Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad is going to be haunted again this October;  so don’t miss out on the spooky good times. Halloween Trains are October 19, 20, 26, 27, 2012 from 7pm-10pm. The Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad is located at Crews Lake Park, east of the Suncoast Parkway in Brooksville, FL. There will be all kinds of fun events for the whole family going on; so if you didn’t get there last year, be sure to take the kids this  year.   This local information brought to you by: Toni Weidman Re/Max New Dimensions 727-237-0083 or 727-359-9518 Selling West Pasco and North Pinellas for 21 years email: HomesbyToni@gmail.com   View Crews Lake Wilderness Park in a larger map For more information go to th...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Happy Independence Day - 4th July Celebration at High Point, Brooksville, FL The best communities to live in are those in which residents get together to celebrate and enjoy each other's company.  High Point residents got together again this year and celebrated the Independence day with a great 4th of July parade.  They came by car, by golf cart, by foot and even on horseback... they all came to participate or watch the parade that wound through the streets of the High Point community.  Afterwards, a flag raising ceremony was conducted and the celebration continued in the High Point community center with food and activities.  High Point is a 55+ golf course community in Hernando County, Florida.  As a manufactured home community, High Point offers affordable golf course living with many...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Strawberry season in Florida begins when in most other states the ground is either still frozen or covered by snow. However now, nearing the end of May, our strawberry season is also nearing it's end.  For a few more days, the U-Pick farms around Hernando County still offer the opportunity to pick your own strawberries fresh from the field. This weekend, we went out to JG Ranch in Brooksville, Florida, and joined a dozen or so other patrons picking a few pounds of strawberries. JG Ranch is located of Wiscon Road and they also offer seasonal fruit and vegetables such as Blueberries, tomatoes, beans, corn, and pretty soon a new variety of colored peppers. There is nothing better than fresh produce and it's fun to be able to pick your own!     Pick Your Own Strawberries in Hernando County,...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Come to the Florida Blueberry Festival in Brooksville, Florida - May 4th - 6th, 2012! Florida is known for oranges but did you know that Blueberries are grown in at least 17 counties in Florida?  Right here, many local area farms around Central Florida, including Hernando, Pasco, and Sumter Counties are producing an abundance of blueberries every Spring long before these delicious blue berries are available in other parts of the country! The first annual Florida Blueberry Festival is taking place this weekend, from May 4th to May 6th, 2012 in the City of Brooksville in Hernando County. The Blueberry Festival promises to be fun for all ages!  Take a look at their promo video:     Friday night will kick off with a great parade involving 130 floats, music and dance groups, starting at 6:30...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Florida Blueberry Festival is May 4-5-6 2012 in Brooksville Florida The First Annual Florida Blueberry Festival is almost here.Come out and have fun and enjoy the blueberries. There will be arts and crafts, live entertainment all day, contests, street entertainers,festival fare, gourmet foods, and, of course, blueberries and blueberry shortcakes. There will be a Blueberry Pie Baking Contest and a Pie Baking Contest (non-blueberry), a monster transmission car show, and more.The 3 Day Festival will be held in the square around the old courthouse. The Friday Night Parade kicks off at 6:30 and will feature 130 floats with representation from the 15 counties located in the central blueberry growing region of Florida. For those who want to party until the blueberries bloom, the evening will...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
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Less than an hour from Tampa is the elegant active adult community known as Cascades at Southern Hill. This prestigious golf course community is located within the larger all-ages master planned community of South Hills Plantation. The Cascades portion of the community is planned to have 800 homes upon completion and is being built by Lennar Homes. This gated Florida 55+ community opened in 2005 and today offers new construction and resale homes attractively priced from the low to high $100’s.  Originally the community was started by Levitt & Sons and has since then been acquired by Lennar. There are 15 single-story floor plans to choose from ranging in size from 1,341 to 2,023 square feet. The homes include attractive features both inside and out such as granite countertops, ceramic ti...
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