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Brooksville celebrates Christmas on Main Street on Dec. 17

BROOKSVILLE

Christmas on main street is this evening

Christmas on Main Street will be celebrated from 5 to 7 tonight in downtown Brooksville. A number of downtown merchants will be open and offering holiday treats and entertainment. Also, there will be a reception for the Winter Exhibit at the City Hall Art Gallery at 201 Howell Ave. The reception will include entertainment by Jack & Company, with Lucy Basta performing on the dulcimer and q-chord. Artists will be on hand, including Russian artist Svetlana Kazantceva, one of the originators of gadrooning, a unique art technique of burning on tissue. There will also be a Christmas cookie bake-off featuring the Nature Coast Technical High School Culinary Arts Department. For information, call (352) 540-3810.

SPRING HILL

Retiree to run for Fire Rescue board

A retiree who recently became a regular audience member at Spring Hill Fire Rescue board meetings now wants a seat behind the dais. Sherry Adler, 65, is the first person to seek one of two seats up for grabs on the five-member board next year. Adler said Wednesday she moved to Spring Hill about 40 years ago, ran a presort mail business and is now a volunteer for Pasco-Hernando Hospice. A native of London, England, she started attending fire board meetings after watching a few on television and said she could bring a fresh perspective and some civility to a governing body prone to bickering. The unpaid, four-year seats up for election are held by Leo Jacobs and Gene Panozzo. The race is nonpartisan and the winners are the top two vote getters regardless of the size of the field. First appointed by county commissioners in 2004 to replace a commissioner who moved out of state, Jacobs said Wednesday he hasn't decided whether he will run again. Panozzo, who has served on the board for 17 years, did not return a message.

Saturday Angels on High canceled

Due to conflicting schedules at the Lake House, the Spring Hill Community Association has canceled the extended Angels on High that was scheduled for Saturday. For information, call (352) 666-4746.

BROOKSVILLE

Arc Nature Coast hosts holiday party

The Arc Nature Coast invites the community to the annual Holiday Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at its campus at 5283 Neff Lake Road. A complimentary lunch will be provided and there will be holiday music. There is no cost to attend. Also, the Arc will host a Christmas dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway. Admission is $3. Santa will arrive at 8 p.m. The Arc is a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to developmentally disabled Hernando County residents and their families. For information, call Nancy at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.

Today's meeting

Withlacoochee Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council, 11 a.m., Golden Corral, 940 S Broad St., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Caregiver Survival Institute holiday celebration open house: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 10000 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 232-7032.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Brooksville celebrates Christmas on Main Street on Dec. 17 12/16/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 6:56pm]
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