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Weeki Wachee, Florida is located in Hernando County. Zip codes in Weeki Wachee, FL include 34614, 34607, and 34606.

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Sunday Jul 27 | Daily Mail

Woman, 19, fulfills childhood dream to become professional MERMAID...

Andrea Liguori, 19, attended mermaid school as a child where she learned to swim using a prosthetic tail and how to perform stunning tricks She would beg her parents to drive her to the tiny city of Weeki Wachee - where professional female divers have perform as mermaids Now she had beaten competition from 50 others girls to become a professional ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Hernando Today

K-9 officers take a dip the springs for training

Despite the threat of alligators, poisonous water snakes and other potentially hazardous obstacles, bad guys in Florida often take to the water to avoid detection.

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St. Petersburg Times

Students allowed transfers from Hernando schools without music programs

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando County School District has come up with a solution that will allow students at the two high schools that have lost music programs to continue playing and singing: Officials at Nature Coast Technical High and Central High sent out a message last week informing students who were planning to participate in band or chorus ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Water drills for dogs

Law enforcement officers, top, help their dogs adjust to the water Tuesday during an annual training exercise at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Hernando County.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Star

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ANDREA Liguori who's lifelong dream was to become a 'Mermaid' attends mermaid camp at the Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

A Weeki Wachee mermaid tale

During my recent visit, the weather threatened to inject unwelcome reality into the mythical underwater world at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park , the historic attraction at the intersection of State Road 50 and U.S. Highway 19 in rural Spring Hill, Fla.

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The Miami Herald

A Weeki Wachee mermaid tale

Workers in the mixing room blend various spices to create Badia products. Miami-based Badia Spices has grown from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets, competing with the largest spice companies in the nation.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida sinkhole, not surprisingly, draws gawkers

Sam Haneiwich said he wanted to start collecting tolls from all of the people walking by his house to take pictures.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Plans for environmental, tourism center at Weeki Wachee Springs move forward

Hernando County officials have taken the next steps toward building the proposed Nature Coast Education and Tourism Center at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

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Examiner.com

Old Florida attractions that are still fun for the family

When you think of old Florida Attractions what comes to mind? For me what comes to mind are the attractions everyone once flocked to before Disney came along.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Hernando Today

Things to do in Hernando County this weekend

Don Juceam, a popular Frank Sinatra tribute artist, performs his “Frankly Sinatra” show today at 7 p.m. at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane in Brooksville.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Hernando man charged with abuse of toddler

Hernando County sheriff's deputies say a 31-year-old Weeki Wachee man badly injured a toddler after losing his temper, hitting the girl and shaking her while he was left in charge of his girlfriend's two children.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Hernando Today

Details sought for educational-tourism center

That is what officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection want to know before agreeing to move forward with possibly locating the center - tentatively called the Nature Coast Experience - on the grounds of Weeki Wachee State Park.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Hernando Today

Similar projects in Hernando, Pasco not a concern, commissioners say

Hernando has proposed building a tourism and education center on land that was once a mining site in the preserve, along with a public beach, hiking trails, picnic areas and a parking lot.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Roof at Weeki Wachee mermaid theater to be returned to its original look

The underwater theater at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is set to undergo a major renovation this summer, returning its roof to the original look that helped entice motorists to the roadside mermaid attraction from the 1950s to the 1970s.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Anclote football coach Matt Wicks named athletic director

"I knew this was the next step," Wicks said. "We shall see . I should be fine. I just have to get a routine going."

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Hernando commission will look at new sites for tourism center

After staunch opposition from residents and environmentalists, Hernando County appears to be backing away from a plan to locate the Nature Coast Education and Tourism Center on a previously mined area of the Weekiwachee Preserve.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Hernando Today

Alternate sites eyed for tourism center

County commissioners on Tuesday will discuss new locations for the proposed educational-tourism center, including near Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Hernando briefs for July 4

Arc needs a couch: The Arc Nature Coast is seeking the donation of a couch, preferably leather or faux leather for easy cleaning.

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St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Boost bed tax to draw more tourists, jobs

Two months ago, the Hernando County Commission killed a recommended cost-savings plan to consolidate its two visitor centers into one location in Weeki Wachee.

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