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Boil water order rescinded for Brookridge


Boil water order rescinded for Brookridge area

Hernando County rescinded its boil water order for the Brookridge community Tuesday afternoon after receiving word that a retest of one of the community's water wells showed no signs of E. coli bacteria. A test last week had shown the presence of the contaminant, so the county ordered that water for consumption and dish washing be boiled. Distribution lines were never shown to have been contaminated, so utilities officials determined that the water disinfection systems worked. No illnesses were reported.


Crescent clinic to host after-hours social

Crescent Community Clinic will host a Friends of the Clinic After-Hours Social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Hernando Beach Marina Tiki Hut at 4139 Shoal Line Blvd. There will be testimonials from patients about Crescent's programs. There is no cost to attend. Food and drinks will be provided for donations. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by Monday to (352) 610-9916. Crescent Community Clinic is a volunteer-run nonprofit clinic that provides primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines. To volunteer or sponsor future Friends of the Clinic functions, call Barbara Sweinberg at (352) 610-9927.


Free event at lodge will identify artifacts

An Artifact ID Day will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26 at Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1676, 17129 Wiscon Road. Archaeologists will be on hand to identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts, such as arrowheads and pottery. The event is sponsored by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, the University of South Florida's department of anthropology and the Florida Public Archaeology Network. There is no cost. There will be no buying or selling of artifacts at this event. For information, call (352) 795-0208.


Geoff Lake of Wales donated a home to Barbara and Dan Smith at Clover Leaf Farms in Brooksville after the Smiths lost their home in a fire. Lake's last name was reported incorrectly in a story published May 5. Anyone wishing to help the Smiths should call (352) 397-3116.

Today's meeting

Tobacco Free Hernando Coalition, 4 p.m., Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

Today's picks

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary Health and Candle Fair: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive. (352) 666-8755.

PHCC Summer 2012 Senior Expo: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Boil water order rescinded for Brookridge 05/15/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:21pm]
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