Hernando Briefs for June 15

Published June 11 2018
Updated June 15 2018


Elections office sets voter outreach events

Shirley Anderson, Hernando County supervisor of elections, has announced the schedule for voter registration and outreach events during June.

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23, Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville.

For information, call (352) 754-4125 or visit hernandovotes.com.

Partnership offers medications savings

United Way of Hernando County and FamilyWize recently announced that Hernando County residents have saved $1.8 million on prescription medications through the organizations’ partnership. The results were revealed in the annual Health Impact Report, a compilation of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country. The report revealed that the partnership has helped 21,000 Hernando residents in physical and mental health. FamilyWize is one of the longest-running prescription savings programs in the country and accepted at most pharmacies nationwide, covering all FDA-approved prescription medications. The program is free, has no eligibility or registration requirements, and provides families and individuals access to affordable prescription medications. To download the program’s Apple or Android mobile app, print out the discount card, or for information, visit familywize.org. The card also is available at the United Way of Hernando County. For information about United Way of Hernando County, visit UnitedWayHernando.org or call (352) 688-2026.


Club will be taking the summer off

The Pennsylvania Club, which meets at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Gulf Club Lane, south of Brooksville, has decided to take July and August off. The club will resume monthly lunch meetings in September. For information, call Linda at (352) 600-8171 or visit pennsylvaniaclubofspringhillfl.weebly.com.

Rain barrel workshop offered to residents

Residents are invited to attend a rain barrel workshop at 10:30 a.m. June 27 at the Hernando County Utilities Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd. Advance registration and payment are required. Send a check for $50 payable to HCUD and write "Rain Barrel Workshop June 27" on the envelope.

Hernando County Utilities customers who attend the workshop and install a rain barrel will receive a one-time, $25 credit on their water bill. Bring a vehicle that can accommodate a 55-gallon barrel.

Attendance at the workshop is mandatory to purchase a barrel. For information, call (352) 540-6230.

Learn how
to Fight the Bite

During an open house from noon to 5 p.m. June 29 at the Hernando County Mosquito Control Department, 15400 Wiscon Road, attendees will learn about how mosquitoes are controlled in the community and what residents can do to further protect themselves. Staff will answer questions and give tours of the department’s new lab where mosquitoes are tested for disease.

Educational materials and "Fight the Bite" giveaway items will be available while supplies last. For information, call (352) 540-6552 or visit Hernando

Art Stroll benefits Main Street program

Stroll along the streets of historic downtown Brooksville for an evening of art appreciation from 5 to 7 p.m. June 21. Stop at four businesses for a meet and greet opportunity and view art collections of local artists.

Stops include: McGee & Mason P.A., 101 S Main St.; Law Offices of William B. Eppley P.A., 123 N Main St.; Pro-Civil 360, 31 S Main St., and Lowman Law Firm, 31 S Main St. Exhibiting artists include Diane Stover, Dean Rusk, Sonny Vergara, Bob Knowles and Angela Bennett.

Tickets are $20 per person, and include wine and appetizers at each location, plus a souvenir wine glass.

Proceeds benefit the Brooksville Main Street program and its mission to revitalize the downtown. Tickets are available via eventbrite at bit.ly/brooks


Dermatology will be topic of AARP meeting

Hernando County West AARP Chapter 5445 will meet at noon June 21 at the Golden Corral, 5300 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Dr. Rishi Patel, a local dermatologist. If ordering from the menu, please arrive at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call Bob Howell at (352) 683-9361.


Save the date
for Bark Bingo

Bark Bingo, a fundraiser to benefit the animals of the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, will be held at 5 p.m. June 22 at Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave. Doors open at 4 p.m., and games start at 6 p.m. The events, presented by Terlep Chiropractic, will include 19 games with cash prizes, vendors, horse race games, raffle prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are $30 per person and include a set of 20 game cards, a game dauber and refreshments. Tables of six are $175 and include a set of game cards for each player. Those attending must be 18 or older. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; levels include platinum ($5,000), gold ($3,000), silver (1,500), bronze ($500) and event partner ($250). For information, call Barbara at (352) 796-2711.


Amateur radio group puts skills to the test

The Spring Hill Amateur Radio Association will present its annual Field Day exercise from 2 p.m. June 22 until 2 p.m. June 23 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. The 24-hour period provides an opportunity for the public to watch as association members test their capability to be prepared to help in any communication emergency. Club members will operate voice, Morse code and computer-based digital communications systems during the annual exercise, emphasizing radio operator communication skills and efficiency under emergency conditions. Visitors are welcome to observe and try their hand at communicating via shortwave radio.

Coin, currency and stamp show, June 23

The West Hernando Coin Club will host a coin, currency and stamp show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church hall, 13485 Spring Hill Drive. Admission and parking is free, hourly door prizes awarded. Dealers will sell, buy and appraise coins, stamps and collectibles. The event includes a free youth treasure hunt with prizes. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For information, call (352) 587-3344.