Gov. Crist taps 3 for seats on housing board
Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed the following to the Hernando County Housing Authority: Gloria Harris, 60, of Brooksville, retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, for a term through Aug. 1, 2011; Anthony M. Kanaris, 46, of Spring Hill, president of Anthony M. Kanaris and Associates Inc., for a term through Aug. 1, 2013; and James E. Stanina, 61, of Spring Hill, mortgage broker with America One Home Loans LLC, for a term ending Aug. 1, 2013.
Hamilton to host budget meetings
County Administrator David Hamilton will host community budget meetings on the following days: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill; and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Residents will have the opportunity to review and ask questions on the current status of the county budget for fiscal year 2010-11. For information, call (352) 754-4000.
Drop off unwanted drugs at Bealls
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is participating in the statewide "Drug Take Back Event" on Saturday. Residents can drop off unwanted or unused prescription drugs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bealls Outlet Store, 13023 Cortez Blvd. Deputies will be outside the store to collect the unwanted medications. For information, call (352) 754-6830.
Chorus to practice for holiday shows
The Nature Coast Festival Singers will rehearse for the Christmas concerts at 7 p.m. Mondays, starting Aug. 30, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus will perform the Christmas choruses from Handel's Messiah, as well as other pieces. New singers are welcome. Music will be available for purchase at rehearsal. New members will also be required to purchase concert attire. Funds raised from concerts go toward providing scholarship to music students in Hernando County schools. For information, call Shirley at (352) 597-2235.
Beach Ball bash benefits Habitat
Tickets are still available for the Beach Ball benefit for Habitat for Humanity, which will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. This is a semiformal event with an "elegant swashbuckler" theme; appropriate dress is bow tie and flip-flops. It will include a show with Weeki Wachee mermaids, a "Taste of the Town" silent auction, dancing and other activities. Tickets are $35 each (group discounts available). VIP tickets are $50. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County. Festivities continue with a Splash Bash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Buccaneer Bay, which will include a variety of games, contests, and other activities. Visit the website at beachballandsplashbash.org, or call (352) 754-1159.