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Hernando briefs for Dec. 21

LARGE PRINT CALENDARS: The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind is selling large-print calendars for 2013. Other adaptive items needed by the visually impaired are also available.

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The calendar is available at the Lighthouse's two locations: 6492 California St., south of Brooksville, and 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd., Port Richey.

The calendar is $10, with a portion of the cost to be used for Lighthouse programs, which are offered free to local blind and visually impaired individuals.

For information, call the Brooksville office at (352) 754-1132 or the Port Richey office at (727) 815-0303.

SIGN UP FOR TRAIL RACES: The Hernando County Tourism Bureau has announced that the Croom Zoom Trail Run will be Jan. 5 along the Withlacoochee Trail, starting at the Tucker Hill trail head off Croom Road, east of Brooksville. The event features three distance courses: 100K, 50K and 25K. The 100K and 50K races start at 6 a.m. and the 25K at 7 a.m.

All participants will receive T-shirts. Awards will be given to the top finishers, and trophies for the overall male and female winners.

Those who register before Jan. 2 pay $55 for the 100K, $65 for the 50K and $45 for the 25K. Visit the website at or call the Hernando County Tourism Bureau at (352) 754-4405.

Hernando briefs for Dec. 21 12/20/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:42pm]
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