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Controlled burn will begin soon at Hernando preserve

RIDGE MANOR

Controlled burn will begin soon at Cypress Lakes

The Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Program plans a controlled burn on approximately 150 acres in the Cypress Lakes Preserve, north of Ridge Manor Boulevard, starting in the next several days, if weather conditions permit. While it is hoped that weather conditions will push smoke away from homes and highways, residents and motorists should expect to see smoke. The burn will be conducted to reduce dead brush that can fuel wildfires, to maintain fire-dependent plant communities and to improve wildlife habitat. The preserve will be closed to the public for one or two days during the burn. For more information, call Jim King at the Hernando County Planning Department, (352) 754-4057, ext. 28020.

COUNTYWIDE

Apply now for grant from arts council

The Hernando County Arts Council is accepting applications for its 2013 grant program for cultural organizations in Hernando County. Grants vary from $100 to $500 and are available to individuals and organizations. The application deadline is April 30. For details, visit www.hernando arts.org and click on "Forms."

BROOKSVILLE

Deadline to address delegation is Monday

Monday is the deadline to sign up to speak at the annual meeting of the Hernando County legislative delegation, which will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28 in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Those who sign up may speak before the delegation on appropriations or general issues. Contact Paula Cirnigliaro in Rep. Robert Schenck's office at paula. cirnigliaro@myfloridahouse.gov or (352) 688-5005.

Today's picks

Brooksville Raid Re-enactment: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. $8, $4 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger and Scouts in uniform. (352) 799-0129. brooksvilleraid.com. Photos from Saturday's raid appear on Page 3.

Gypsy' concludes at Stage West: 2 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15. (352) 683-5113.

Big band dance: 3-6 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $12. (352) 596-9486, (352) 200-5294.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service and birthday celebration: 3:30 p.m., New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 14236 County Line Road, Hudson. (352) 796-4378, (352) 684-0340.

Inside

• Photos from Saturday's Brooksville Raid, Page 3.

• Hometown, Pages 6-7

• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings, Page 9

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