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Brooksville plans infrastructure work

BROOKSVILLE PLANS INFRASTRUCTURE WORK: The Brooksville City Council awarded the winning bid Monday for an infrastructure revitalization project in south Brooksville to BRW Contracting of Land O'Lakes.

The work, which is estimated to cost $581,430, will be paid for by a community development block grant and includes 6,000 feet of water lines and upgrading or replacing 20 fire hydrants in a residential and commercial area just north of Dr. M.L. King Jr. Boulevard. Construction is scheduled to begin in late spring and will include Main, Duke, Union, Crawford, Bacon and Smith streets.

Improvements are also scheduled for Lemon, Hazel, Ellington, ACL and Asmara avenues along with Railroad Place and Wood Drive.

MARKET ON MAIN: The city of Brooksville is closing Main Street between Jefferson and Broad streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for the Market on Main event. For information, call Lisa Callea, (352) 428-9275.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE FAIR: The 61st annual Hernando County Fair and Livestock Show — "All Roads Lead to the Fair" — from April 6 to 14, is seeking volunteers. Individuals who volunteer a day of service will receive a free pass for another day. Nonprofit groups can accrue hours to apply toward future facility rentals. Between 50 to 75 volunteers are needed each day and will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. For information, call Pat Herrmann at (352) 345-4427 or the fairgrounds at (352) 796-4552.

HEALTHY COOK OFF: The Valueself Family Fun Day is seeking applicants for the 2012 Hernando Healthy Cook Off on March 31 at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Enter your favorite "healthy" recipe (snack, side dish, meal or dessert). The goal is to demonstrate that healthy food can be tasty and easy to make.

For a list of guidelines, visit and click on Valueself Event for details. Food entries must be in by 11 a.m. Judging will begin at 11:15 a.m.

The entry fee is $25. The top winner in each category (best tasting, most unique and overall most nutritious) will receive a $100 grocery gift card and a refund of their entry fee.

For information, call Kim at (352) 428-6368 or the Hernando County Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031, or visit

TRAFFIC SIGNALS TO BE ACTIVATED: The Hernando County Transportation Services Division has announced that the new traffic signal at County Line Road and Cobblestone Drive (named East Street on the south side of County Line Road) will be activated in flash mode on April 3.

The traffic signal will be in full operation on April 5. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area during the initial activation phase of the new signal.

For information, call Transportation Services at (352) 754-4062.

Brooksville plans infrastructure work 03/21/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:16pm]
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