Rehab hospital gets okay to adds 35 beds
The Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday approved HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital's request to add 35 beds and remodel its Spring Hill facility. "The project is expected to be completed by October," said HealthSouth chief executive Lori Bedard. The board also approved the construction of a cell phone tower on the east end of Odyssey Road about 800 feet east of Barclay Avenue, adjacent to the Silverthorn community. The tower, to be erected by Crown Castle USA, angered resident Jeannie Doscher, who said it would be an eyesore and possibly lower property values in the surrounding neighborhood.
Parent orientation for homeschoolers
The Home Circle of Hernando will offer summertime orientation for new homeschoolers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 at Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, at Powell Road. This is a parent-only event to answer questions, provide information and help ease the transition into home education. No child care will be available. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register online at www.homeschool-life.com/fl/homecircleofhernando/ . For information, or for those who do not have Internet access, call (352) 799-4549 or (813) 322-3682.
Lands committee to visit property
Hernando County's Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee will conduct a field trip on Friday to the Flea Masters/Norfleet property in Aripeka, which has been nominated for acquisition. The committee will meet at 9 a.m. at Aripeka Baptist Church, 18731 Aripeka Road. Those with disabilities needing assistance to participate in the field trip must make arrangements by today. Call Dawn Velsor at the Hernando County Planning Department, (352) 754-4057; those who are hearing impaired can call toll-free at 1-800-676-3777 for assistance.
Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization, public transportation workshop, 9 a.m., atrium, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Chinsegut presents Florida Snakes program: 7-8:30 p.m., Chinsegut Nature Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 754-6722.
Florida Library Youth Program presents Fritzy Brothers — One Man Circus: 10:15 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave, Spring Hill. For ages 5-12. (352) 540-6391.
"When Bad Lawns Happen to Good People" free horticulture class: 6:30 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4433.