Phyllis Day, Pasco/Hernando Community News Coordinator

Phyllis Day

Pasco/Hernando Community News Coordinator

Want to get your news into the Pasco Times or Hernando Times sections of the paper? I'm the one to contact. I’ve been writing for the Tampa Bay Times in various capacities since 1995. Currently, I handle all upcoming events and happenings in Hernando and Pasco counties, putting together the Hometown pages, Business Digests and Things-to-Do, as well as brief news items, for both regional sections. I was born and raised on Long Island and moved to Florida after graduating with a journalism degree from SUNY-New Paltz in upstate New York. I have been living in the Spring Lake area for more than 20 years, where my husband and I are happy to be raising our family.

Music, food and creatures return to festival in the swamp

Francesca Caropepe, a Swamp Monster contest favorite for a number of years, is now the official mascot of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Festival. The fest will be March 1-3 at Linda Pedersen Park, with the Swamp Monster contest at noon March 2. Courtesy of Swamp Fest Weeki Wachee
The Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest returns to Linda Pedersen Park March 1-3

Hernando Symphony presents 'Spectrum' concert

Conductor Michele DiLuzio leads the Hernando Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will present the
The Hernando Symphony Orchestra performs Feb. 23-24

Native American fest returns to Brooksville

The popular Red Boyz Dancers and Drummers return to the Brooksville Native American Festival this weekend at Florida Classic Park. Courtesy of Paul DeLuna
The Brooksville Native American Festival will be Feb. 2-3 at Florida Classic Park

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents 'Sounds of the Season'

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra will perform its
Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents its holiday concert

Festival on Saturday offers food and music at Chinsegut Hill

Chinsegut Hill House Manor in Brooksville
BROOKSVILLE — Some call it a treasure, others a gem or a jewel. But all agree the 169-year-old Chinsegut Hill Manor and its grounds are rich in Hernando County history. For those who..