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Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8 event promotes safe boating


Flotilla event promotes safe boating for all

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-8, 4340 Calienta St., will sponsor a National Safe Boating Week event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

There will be demonstrations, informational booths and vendors. Visitors will learn what they need to keep passengers safe on the water. Boat owners also can bring their boats for free safety checks.

Vendors can still participate.

For information, call Jackie at (352) 666-7239.


Hospital's auxiliary needs volunteers

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary needs volunteers for various positions.

Shifts can be mornings or afternoons. Year-round residents are preferred. For information, call (352) 544-6117 or (352) 544-6080, or visit


Class E road tests can be taken at tax office

Starting May 20, Class E driving tests (road tests) will be available at the Hernando County Tax Collector's office at 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd.

The driving tests will be conducted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesdays, by appointment only. The Florida Division of Driver License office will provide a trained examiner to manage the testing. Road tests will also continue to be offered at the Brooksville office at 11319 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

To schedule an appointment, visit or call (352) 754-6761.


Gather with friends to support our troops

In honor of Armed Forces Day, Hernando County Commissioner John Druzbick, the Enrichment Centers/H2U and the Community Resource Council invites area residents to meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the intersection at Mariner and Cortez boulevards.

Those attending are asked to wear red shirts and bring flags to show support for the troops. For information, call (352) 597-6331.


Season tickets bring comedy, tributes

Brookridge Entertainment is selling season tickets for the 2009-10 season.

Shows include a night of comedy with Tim Walkoe in October, singer/comedian John Charles in November, a comedy act with Max Winfrey in December, entertainer and singer Gary Puckett in January, a Tribute to Neil Diamond with Jay White in February, "Lets Hang On" offering the sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in March and country music singer Leanne Williams in April.

The cost for all seven shows is $88 for Brookridge residents and $104 for non-residents. Call Barbara at (352) 597-5155.


Hot dogs, drinks will buy arts and crafts

The Arc Nature Coast's Aktion Club will sell hot dogs and soft drinks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28-29 at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 13300 Cortez Blvd.

The cost will be $1.50 for a hot dog and a drink. Funds raised will go toward purchasing arts and crafts items to make gifts for local nursing home residents. For information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.


Hospice agencies willing to educate

Hernando-Pasco Hospice and its homecare affiliate, HPH Homecare, offer ongoing education to Hernando County residents about the many programs, services and volunteer opportunities.

The nonprofit agencies have speakers available days and evenings who will customize their presentations to meet the audience needs.

There is no fee to have a speaker, and the solicitation of funds is never involved. Education material is provided at no cost.

Hospice is a nonprofit agency that provides care, comfort and support to people affected by a life-limiting illness. It has served Hernando County residents since 1984. HPH has two team offices, a Hospice House and a Hospice Care Center in the county.

To schedule a speaker, call Janet Clymer at (352) 796-2611.


Boots and Pearls Ball is set for June 20

Youth and Family Alternatives will sponsor the fourth annual Boots and Pearls Ball at 6 p.m. June 20 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court.

The event will include live entertainment by Wiley Fox, an old-fashioned barbecue by Bear's Monster Grill and a silent auction.

Tickets are $60 per person. Table sponsorships are available, starting at $1,000. Business card ads start at $100.

Proceeds benefit YFA's New Beginnings Youth Shelter in Brooksville, which helps runaway and at-risk children in Hernando, Citrus and Sumter counties.

Volunteers also are needed to help complete the planning of this event. To volunteer for a committee, purchase tickets, sponsorships or to get a tour of the facility, call the shelter at (352) 797-7566. Visit the Web site at


FDNY retirees selling pavers for 9/11 tribute

The Fire Department New York Retirees of Spring Hill are selling brick pavers for the 9/11 memorial that will be on the grounds at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road.

The memorial will include a documented piece of steel from ground zero (from the World Trade Center) and a piece of tile from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Also, the group is in the process of obtaining soil from the hallowed grounds in Shanksville, Pa.

The 9/11 memorial is being developed by the FDNY Retirees as well as the New York Police Department 10-13 Retirees, Spring Hill Fire and Rescue and the International Association of Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 2794.

The cost is $50 for an engraved brick paver. Each paver includes four lines, with 16 characters per line, for engraving.

Checks or money orders are to be made out to the 9-11-2001 Memorial Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601.

For information, call Joe Holland at (352) 686-4401.


Register for football, cheerleading teams

The West Hernando Cougars will have registration for the 2009 football and cheerleading season from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Delta Woods Park on Deltona Boulevard. Additional registration dates include May 24 and 30; and June 6, 7, 13 and 14.

Football divisions include junior flyweight for ages 5-6, flyweight for ages 7-8, mighty mites for ages 9-10, junior varsity for ages 11-12 and varsity for ages 13-15. Ages are as of Jan. 1, 2009.

The cost for football is $175, which includes a game uniform. Cheerleading is $225, which includes a cheer uniform, cheer shoes and practice uniform.

For information, call Bobby McFarland at (352) 585-6524.


Performing arts guild selling season tickets

The Hernando Performing Arts Guild is selling season tickets for the 2009-10 season.

Season tickets are $80. Individual show tickets are $25.

All concerts will be at the Hernando Performing Arts Center at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and shows are at 7 p.m.

Concerts include:

• Hot Latin Rhythms, Nov. 6

• The New Dawn Singers (Christmas program), Dec. 5

• The Vogues, Jan. 16

• A Tribute to Neil Diamond, starring Jay White, Feb. 19

• Mark & Clark, March 20

For tickets or information, call the hotline at (352) 799-5577.

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