Guadagnino wants School Board seat
Add another applicant touting his business experience to the list of hopefuls interested in the Hernando School Board seat left vacant earlier this month by Pat Fagan. Gus Guadagnino, 57, of Spring Hill submitted his application to Gov. Rick Scott's office Monday. Guadagnino is president of Joni Industries, a Brooksville company that makes promotional items. "With my background in business after 40-some years, and making some heavy decisions along the way, I think I can put a good head on the dais," Guadagnino said. His two grown children attended private school, but Guadagnino said he has experience with the district after serving with the Hernando Education Foundation for more than a decade. He is now the group's president. The other applicants for the post so far are Keane Chapman, Vi Coogler, Anna Liisa Covell and Robert Neuhausen. Scott's office has not said when the appointment will be made.
Water too low for ramp
The Hernando County boat ramp at Mountain Lake, Mountain Lake Road off Spring Lake Highway, is closed due to low water levels. For information, call (352) 754-4027.
Office closed for training
The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for training. The offices are at the Hernando County Government Center, Room 463, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; and the Westside Government Center, 7509 and 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 754-4190.
Fagan honored today
Friends of Pat Fagan will honor Pat Fagan starting at 5 p.m. today at Beef O'Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road. After more than 30 years of public service, Fagan, who is the Hernando County Parks and Recreation manager, is retiring. Call (352) 540-6780.
Sertoma Spring Bluegrass Festival: Noon-11 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. Continues through Sunday. $25 Friday, $30 Saturday, $12 Sunday, $50 weekend; $3 daily for ages 12 to 16. (352) 754-3082.