|The Revitalizer is a monthly publication by Brooksville Main Street. This newsletter will highlight some of the great events and projects we have planned each month, in addition to community features, fun spotlights, and ways you can get involved with our Main Street efforts. Together we can all become part of revitalizing our historic downtown Brooksville.
|SEPTEMBER 2021 EDITION
|Brooksville Avenue Source: Instagram @chriskevinavenue
BROOKSVILLE MAIN STREET EVENTS & PROJECTS
|Every month we will feature our events happening downtown, and highlight projects we are working on. There’s a great deal to pack into this short but sweet message to you each month, so be sure to click at the very bottom of this email to view the newsletter in its entirety.
|WE LOVE BVL
|Have you checked out our newly revamped website www.welovebvl.org courtesy of Roots Creative Co.? Visit www.welovebvl.org for all things Brooksville. The new website outlines upcoming events, things to do, mural projects, ways to get involved, resources for local citizens and businesses, and so much more.
|Brooksvillians are passionate about their city and each other. That showed so clearly during our Beautify Brooksville event when 71 people showed up in the August heat to pull weeds, pressure wash sidewalks, and perk up flowerbeds. Thank you to all who served and to our sponsors: Melonhead Melonade who brought smiles with free treats, Timothy Plumadore who provided our water, Red Mule Pub and Coney Island for providing lunch, and the City of Brooksville for providing some supplies and also a few firemen! We are grateful for City Councilmen David Bailey and Blake Bell for the idea and their assistance and to Interim City Manager Ron Snowberger for jumping right in and working so hard. And thanks to Andrea Read for many of these photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=brooksvillemainstreet&set=a.4263638797061708
Natalie KahlerExecutive DirectorBrooksville Main Street
|Florida Talks: “Stories of Florida – Con Sabor”September 30, 2021 7pm ESTFREE ADMISSION
Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, these personal, historical and traditional Florida tales takes the audience on a journey into the imagination that connects the people and cultures of Florida, con un poco de sabor Latino—with a bit of Latino flavor!To join the “Stories of Florida – Con Sabor”special engagement video meeting visit: https://meet.google.com/pdd-zgtf-pneYou may also join by phone:1 415-849-0323 and enter this PIN: 589 689 160#
ABOUT THE SPEAKERAn internationally celebrated Storyteller and Teaching Artist, Carrie Sue Ayvar is the recipient of multiple awards recognizing her service and leadership and her dedication to the art of storytelling and education. She learned her love of history and the art of storytelling from her grandparents here in Florida before moving to Mexico as a teenager. As a Chautauqua Scholar, she intensely researched first-person historical portrayals that present compelling and exciting opportunities to “meet” some extraordinary women who impacted their communities and the history of Florida. Returning to Florida in 1979, she now lives in the very same house where she first learned to tell stories. Her bilingual blend of traditional, historical & personal tales connect the people, languages, and cultures of Florida. She still believes, just as her grandfather told her, “If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.”
|Florida Talks: “Hidden History of Florida”October 6th, 2021 7pm ESTFREE ADMISSION
Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state’s rich history. The Hidden History of Florida uses dozens of stories to tell the little-known facts of Florida history. It is a fast, fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida. The trip will leave listeners with a new appreciation of their state’s past.To join the “Hidden History of Florida” special engagement video meeting visit: https://meet.google.com/pdd-zgtf-pne
You may also join by phone: 1 415-849-0323 and enter this PIN: 589 689 160#
ABOUT THE SPEAKERJim Clark is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Central Florida History Department. He has emerged as one of Florida’s leading historians, noted for his books and research. He is the author of nine books, and the editor of a three-volume anthology of Florida Literature.
|LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN!
Courthouse Live will take place every Friday, with the exception of our 2021 Friday Night Live date (October 8th) when the festivities shift to Hernando Park. It’s our way of keeping the music playing in historic downtown Brooksville.
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:September 10th: Block Party with the sounds of Big Daddy DJ Services 7pm – 9pmSeptember 17th : J Allan Six 7pm – 9pmSeptember 24th: Straydogs Old Time Dance Band 7pm – 9pm
Take an early trip downtown to explore our Florida Mermaid Trail, visit some of our one-of-a-kind shops, and grab a meal to go at one of our downtown restaurants.
Bring a chair from home, or you can even dine under the beautiful oaks at our newly placed picnic tables at our historic courthouse.
FOOD AND SNACK/DESSERT VENDORSOne full food and one snack/dessert vendor will be reserved each Friday we produce Courthouse Live. Email me directly at email@example.com to express interest in booking for Courthouse Live. We are currently waiving vendor fees for this brand new growing event. Come and be part of the energy we are bringing to downtown!
MUSICIANS/BANDS Interested in playing at Courthouse Live? The first step is to complete a musician/band submission form: here
|THE RETURN OF FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Friday, October 8th, 2021 6pm – 9:30pmIt will be an evening of fun in Hernando Park featuring TC and Sass, food trucks, local businesses, and more!
INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE NIGHT MARKET? All vendor types will now be accepted! https://www.welovebvl.org/fnl-market
Volunteers are also needed for this event. Students, this is a perfect event to rack up those service hours for Bright Futures! Express interest by completing our online form: https://www.welovebvl.org/volunteer
|A week-long celebration right here in downtown Brooksville!Some of the festivities include: The naming of this year’s Great Brooksvillian, Cemetery Tours, Lunch & Tours of Chinsegut Historic Site, Mural Tours, Taste of Brooksville, a Beard, Mustache and Mullet Competition, The Inagural Great Brooksville Games and event a prominent Founder Look-Alike Contest! Be sure to follow our Facebook page and visit our website www.welovebvl.org to get all of the details as they are released!
|MURALS IN THE PARKHernando ParkOctober 9th, 202111am – 3pmFREE ADMISSION
Join us in Hernando Park for a Meet & Greet with the talented artists who created the Winter 2021 Mobile Murals! This will be the ONLY time to see the murals up close and personal before we hang them around downtown.Meet & Greet • Live Demos • Photo Opportunities • Art for Sale • Live Music • Food Vendors and more!This event is free to the public and family-friendly!Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form at this link! https://www.welovebvl.org/volunteer
|ART & WINE STROLLThursday, November 11th, 20214:00pm – 8:00pmHistoric Downtown Brooksville
The Brooksville Main Street Program welcomes you to come walk along the beautiful streets of Historic Downtown Brooksville and enjoy an evening of art appreciation.Several of our downtown businesses will offer a meet and greet opportunity while also providing an opportunity to highlight a collection of Hernando County artists.All event proceeds go to benefit the Brooksville Main Street Program and its mission to revitalize Historic Downtown Brooksville.
EXHIBIT LOCATIONS AND FEATURED ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCEDTickets are $25.00 per person and include a commemorative cup, wine, and appetizers at each location.
DIRECT LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS:https://bit.ly/38QdWGF
PLEASE NOTE: On the day of the event you must first check in at the Hernando County Courthouse Plaza at 20 N. Main Street to obtain your wristbands and commemorative cups.
Be sure to follow our Brooksville Main Street Facebook page and visit our website www.welovebvl.org as more details are available.
|FOLLOW ME TO BROOKSVILLE:FALL FILMING UNDERWAY!
Brooksville Main Street has partnered with Nature Coast Technical High School’s Film department, NCT Films, to produce 20 ‘Follow Me to Brooksville’ segments. This is in partnership with our T-Mobile sponsorship. Fall filming is underway, so be sure to check out our YouTube channel to catch up on missed episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUpeb3hR5Tx6SC477g7Haqg/videos
|LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
|Each month we will feature local community events submitted to us. Have a event you would like help promoting? You can find more details on the submission process here
|MAKE TIME FOR YOUR BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation designed to induce a trance like state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. Yoga Nidra is also referred to as “yogic sleep” and “effortless relaxation;” fitting terms for a truly peaceful practice. Relax, unwind, and let go of all tension and stress with this incredibly centering and grounding practice. Surrender to the flow of total relaxation as your body finds its natural state of equilibrium and harmony. From this space of stillness we can invite in healing and clarity as we open to the impressions, signs, and messages from the Universe and the depths of wisdom within.Join Brooksville Yoga Company and Dominique Grace on Sunday, September 12th at 11 am for this rejuvenating and blissful meditation practice.
About Dominique Grace:Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation designed to induce a trance-like state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. Yoga Nidra is also referred to as “yogic sleep” and “effortless relaxation;” fitting terms for a truly peaceful practice. Relax, unwind, and let go of all tension and stress with this incredibly centering and grounding practice. Surrender to the flow of total relaxation as your body finds its natural state of equilibrium and harmony. From this space of stillness, we can invite in healing and clarity as we open to the impressions, signs, and messages from the Universe and the depths of wisdom within.
HOW TO REGISTER:Join Brooksville Yoga Company and Dominique Grace on Sunday, September 12th at 11 am for this rejuvenating and blissful meditation practice.Reservations required:https://www.vagaro.com/brooksvilleyogacompany/classesQuestions on classes or yoga gear? Text or call (910)690-5874
|HISTORY MEETS HOSPITALITY AT CHINSEGUT
The “Summer Lunch and Tour” package has been going very well — so well that they have decided to extend it past summer through the end of the year! Guests have enjoyed touring the Manor House, Retreat grounds, and the delicious lunches provided by Bread Box Bakery and Main Street Eatery.Don’t you fret if you haven’t been able to attend one of the last two Summer dates, there are several more dates available. Mark your calendars!
September 22nd – featuring The Bistro (subject International Women’s Day with speaker Natalie Kahler )October 13th, 27th (menu and speaker TBA)November 10th, 17th (menu and speaker TBA)and December 1st, 15th (menu and speaker TBA).Be sure to reserve your seats at least a week in advance.For more details and to reserve your spot, please visit: https://chinseguthillretreat.com/events/
|The Teal Magnolia Workshop is rolling out its Pumpkin Leaners and Faux Mantles to get your homes ready for all the upcoming Festivities.Limited space available for the Faux Fireplace Workshop on October 2nd 1-4PM. Stain or paint your mantle to fit your home, and start decorating with your favorite family photos and seasonal décor!It is $250 to join the Mantle Workshop. Reservations must be made no later than September 22nd: https://thetealmagnoliaworkshop.com/collections/limited-edition
|Annual Safety and Fun Fest hosted by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
Formerly called “Night Out with First Responders.”This year’s event will be on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Brooksville. Free public admission. Visit the event page for the very latest:https://www.facebook.com/events/1190179878153802?ref=newsfeed
Would your business/organization like to participate in the HCSO’s annual first responder appreciation event?There are limited spaces available so be sure to reserve your spot today!The cost for vendors to participate is a $30 donation to Hernando County Sheriff’s Charities.Food Trucks require a $100 donation.Non-profit organizations and churches may request a waiver of the donation fee.Click on the link below to sign up:https://forms.gle/hoCPBjEwHPgvpDvn6
|GHOST FEST AT MAY STRINGER HOUSEIt’s Halloween time again! Join our amazing historical location for our annual Halloween festival and haunted house! The scares occur on October 22-23, and 29-30. The last day will also be an all day event with vendors, food, kids craft and so much more fun! Entry fee to the house will be $8 per person. This establishment is completely run by volunteers and ALL proceeds go back to the house for maintenance and upkeep. For the latest, visit the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/574846503551741
|Jamie Pearce is the author of Historic Haunts, which includes a special chapter on the May-Stringer House. She is coming to Brooksville on October 9th for a special engagement book signing at the May-Stringer Gift Shop from noon to 3pm. Stop by, take a tour and browse the shop for local artisanal gifts and memorabilia.
|Pumpkin Patch. Food Vendors. Crafter, Maker, Artist, Baker Vendors all can be found on “BOOtique Alley”. Hay Rides. Pony Rides. Petting Zoo. Giant Tortoise Encounter. Princess and Super Hero meet and greets. Raffles each weekend to benefit Breast Cancer Research (organized by PineTop Custom Creations). Check out the event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/brooksvillepumpkinpatch
|NATURAL NIGHTS AT MOUNTAINEER
Natural wines by the glass, craft beer, featured food, and charcuterie boards.
Mountaineer Coffee is excited to offer wine options that are free of chemical additives and sugars, have been minimally processed, and come from vineyards that are dedicated to sustainable and natural farming practices.
Mountaineer Coffee26 S. Broad St.Brooksville, FL 34601(352) 593-5375
Facebook: Mountaineer CoffeeInstagram: mountaineercoffeeWebsite: http://mountaineercoffee.com
|HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED DISTRX?Distrx not only houses the digital version of the Florida Mermaid Trailmap with brand new audio clues to secret mermaids, but it also connects you to our downtown Brooksville shopping, dining and professional services.
Ways to download the distrx app:
Apple App Store:https://apple.co/2vjo7TU
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