Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Florida Department of Transportation to repave Cortez Boulevard

BROOKSVILLE

State will repave Cortez Boulevard starting in april

The Florida Department of Transportation has announced that Cortez Boulevard, between Wiscon and Cobb roads west of Brooksville, will be repaved starting in April. Also, a section of the westbound outside lane and roadway shoulder between Citrus Way and Mobley Road will be repaired, and new sidewalks will be built along both sides of the road. Motorists should expect daytime and nighttime lane closures. Also, there will be 24-hour single-lane closures on the westbound outside lane between Citrus and Mobley. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida. The project will cost $4.2 million and is expected to be completed in early 2013. For information, send email to [email protected] or call FDOT project administrator Fred Watkins at (352) 797-5700 or (813) 975-6284.

Spring Hill

Arc Nature Coast hosts hurricane party

The Arc Nature Coast will host a Freaky Tiki Hurricane Hoopla at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Arc's training center and hurricane shelter at 6495 Mariner Blvd. The event will include food, a tiki bar and Polynesian entertainment and activities. Tickets are $35 each. Visit online at thearc-nature coast.org or call (352) 544-2322.

inverness

Military academy open house April 11

U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent will host a military service academy open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 11 in the council chambers at Inverness City Hall, 21 W Main St., Inverness. Students are welcome to attend and learn more about the serviceacademies, the application process and the eligibility requirements for a congressional appointment. For information on the program, call (352) 799-8354 or toll-free 1-866-492-4835.

Today's picks

United Methodist Men spaghetti dinner: 4-7 p.m., Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 4191 Spring Lake Highway, Spring Lake. $7 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. (352) 754-8806.

Knights of Columbus fish fry: 5-7 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. $6 for adults; $4 for ages 12 and younger. (352) 796-2096.

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