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Four openings in 'sinkhole' alley not a threat


Openings in 'sinkhole alley' not a threat, yet

Four sinkholes opened up Wednesday in an area neighbors call "sinkhole alley," but they did not appear to be a threat to any homes, witnesses said. The holes, one of which was estimated to be 40 feet across and 15 feet deep, quickly swallowed up parts of a grassy area in a retention pond along Curry Drive near Harper Street, just west of Mariner Boulevard and north of Elgin Boulevard. The nearest home was about 100 yards to the west of the larger sinkhole. Another 20-foot wide sinkhole several feet away quickly filled with water. Mike Spadafino, a 20-year resident of the neighborhood who lives two blocks from the site, said he wasn't worried about his home. "As long as it stays in the retention pond it's not going to be any trouble," he said. The Hernando County Department of Public Works cordoned off the site to keep onlookers out.

Youth soccer camp begins Monday

First Hernando Youth Soccer will offer its annual Major League Soccer Camp Monday through July 25 at the Anderson Snow Soccer Complex off Anderson Snow Road. Walk-up registrations will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon daily. The cost is $95. Also, an evening goalkeeper camp will be offered July 22-24 for $60. Online registration can be done at For information, contact Fred Poholek at or (352) 650-4898.

Get CPR certified for two years

Three CPR classes will be offered at 6 p.m. July 24, Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. The course is certified by the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute. The instructor will be Bob Kanner. The class is designed for the professional health care provider, but anyone interested is welcome. The cost is $20, and upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a two-year certification card. Seating is limited. For information or to register, call (352) 597-8875.


• The Hernando County Commission will meet on Aug. 5 to discuss economic stimulus ideas. A headline in Wednesday's Times gave a different date.

•Cortez Community Bank's Spring Hill branch officially opened in April. A wrong date was mentioned in the Business Digest on Monday.

•The Brooksville Housing Authority will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The meeting was incorrectly listed in this week's Government Meetings list on Sunday.

Hernando deaths

Curnes, Carmalyn A.

Green, John E.

Hefferan, Renee

Loss, Robert T.

Meyer, William F.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Four openings in 'sinkhole' alley not a threat 07/16/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 4:11pm]
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