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Health Department lifts McKethan park swimming ban


McKethan park Swimming ban has been lifted

The Hernando County Health Department has rescinded the swimming advisory at Alfred A. McKethan Park in Pine Island that was issued March 19. Bacteriological test results received Friday indicated the water quality at the beach had returned to the "good" range. For information, call Albert C. Gray, environmental manager for the Health Department, at (352) 540-6800, ext. 82102.


Families invited to Come Together Day

Shiloh Problem Solvers will host its "Come Together Day" from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Kennedy Park, 1000 Kennedy Blvd. The family event includes activities such as flag football, baseball, board games, track and field events and a three-point basketball shoot-out. Complimentary food will be provided to all participants. Prior to the event, there will be men's and women's prayer breakfasts, each starting at 8 a.m. There will be speakers and a youth program. All activities and food are free. For information, call (352) 345-9596.

Donate to Relay for Life by tasting

The Preceptor Delta Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its annual Taste of Relay for Life from 4 to 6 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. For $5, visitors can receive 10 tastes of various dishes, including entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For information, call (352) 279-1198 or (352) 796-5490.

Hear the Youth Orchestra for free

The Hernando Youth Orchestra will present a free concert at noon Saturday at the Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St. The concert is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines. Visit or call (352) 544-8105.


Green Party shows film on capitalism

As part of its Green Screens film series, the Hernando County Green Party will offer a free showing of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This 2009 documentary by Canadian author Naomi Klein takes a look into how America's free-market policies have come to dominate the world. For information, call (352) 666-7576. Visit the website at

Today's picks

Rotary of Spring Hill-Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl: 9 a.m., Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 684-6840.

Valueself Family Fun Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. $20 adults, $10 ages 5 to 17 and free for ages 4 and younger. (352) 428-6368.

Kicks & Co. karaoke contest fundraiser: 6 p.m., Coney Island Drive Inn, 1112 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. $10 entry fee. (352) 799-2614.

5th and Blues: 5 to 10 p.m., historic courthouse steps, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Health Department lifts McKethan park swimming ban 03/30/12 [Last modified: Friday, March 30, 2012 8:21pm]
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