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Citrus, Hernando, Pasco nominations sought for 2010 Judy Schwartz Humanitarian Award


Call for nominees for humanitarian award

The Humane Society of the Nature Coast is accepting nominations for the 2010 Judy Schwartz Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an individual, organization or corporation in Hernando, Citrus or Pasco county who has had a significant impact on animal welfare in the past year.

An individual's impact can be through their time, donations, campaigning for legislative reform or personal rescuing of animals. The award is in memory of Schwartz, who dedicated her life to wildlife rescue.

The deadline to submit nominees is Sept. 3. For information, call the shelter at (352) 796-2711.

An arts devotee? Consider the Council

The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in filling four unexpired terms on the Fine Arts Council. Two terms will expire on Dec. 31; one term on Dec. 31, 2011, and one term on Dec. 31, 2013.

The purpose of the council is to promote the arts and to support groups associated with the arts in Hernando County. All positions are volunteer, unpaid positions.

Applications are available in the county administrator's office, Room 263 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 31. For information, call (352) 754-4002.


Series will tell about Alzheimer's disease

HPH Hospice will host a free five-week educational series for individuals affected by friends and loved ones who have Alzheimer's disease. It will be offered 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 6 at the HPH office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. The program will be conducted by Jerry Fisher, a program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. It will include an overview of Alzheimer's disease, changes in communication, dealing with difficult behaviors, Alzheimer's caregiving, as well as research and treatment.

Due to space limitations, preregistration is required. Call Janet Clymer at (352) 597-1882.


Your photo could end up on county calendar

The city of Brooksville invites amateur and professional photographers of all ages to submit their Hernando County photos for the 2011 Hernando County Community Calendar.

Photos can be submitted in 20 categories, including the Brooksville Raid, Swamp Fest, Heritage Day, Pine Island Beach, Founders Week, Christmas on Main Street, Weeki Wachee Boat Parade, and others.

Thirteen photographs, one for each month and one for the calendar cover, will be selected based on composition, creativity and relevancy. The top 13 photos will be on display at a planned exhibit where the photographers will be recognized at the Fall Art Reception at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery.

Photo categories, search criteria and rules can be picked up at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., or downloaded from the website at

Submissions will be accepted at City Hall through Sept. 24, no exceptions. For information, contact Rhonda Hancock or Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810, or e-mail or

Citrus, Hernando, Pasco nominations sought for 2010 Judy Schwartz Humanitarian Award 08/11/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 8:16pm]
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