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Hernando briefs: Wine-and-cheese art reception tonight


Wine, cheese and lots of art at easy street

A wine-and-cheese reception for artist Rita Miribilio will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Easy Street Home Decor, 848 E Jefferson St. Miribilio, who has lived in Hernando County for 26 years, works in acrylics on canvas. Her creations include landscapes, horses and other animals. The free reception is hosted by Easy Street and Spring Hill Art League. For information, call Easy Street at (352) 848-0177 or go online to www.spring


Korean veterans plan dinner-dance

Tickets are still available for the dinner-dance and show celebrating the 55th anniversary of the cease-fire ending the war in Korea. | The event, sponsored by the Nature Coast Korean War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 174, will be Saturday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 2 p.m., a buffet dinner will be at 3 p.m., a show featuring Korean dancers will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., followed by music for dancing until 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. Door prizes will be awarded. For details or tickets, call Rich Mellinger at (352) 688-7196.


Water district offers grants

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has announced its Splash! mini-grant program for educators interested in receiving grant funding for classroom projects that focus on water quality, natural systems, water conservation, alternative water sources, flood protection or watersheds. The mini-grants provide up to $5,000 per school on a reimbursement basis only, and are available to public, private and homeschool teachers. Grant applications are due by Sept. 12. For information, call Mary Margaret Hull toll-free 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4774.


FHP: Woman ran red light in wreck

An 89-year-old Brooksville woman died Tuesday afternoon after authorities said she ran a stop light and collided with a pickup at Deltona and Forest Oaks boulevards. Charlotte Davis died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa about an hour after the crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Davis was traveling east on Forest Oaks in the left turn lane about 2:15 p.m. when she failed to stop for a red light. Her 1993 Oldsmobile was struck by a 1999 Ford pickup driven by William C. Reuben, 30, of Spring Hill, who was traveling north, in the inside lane, on Deltona. Reuben's truck then veered into the path of a 1988 Toyota driven by Susan C. Daniels, 41, of Spring Hill, who was traveling north on Deltona. There were no other injuries. All three vehicles came to rest in the roadway, blocking the busy intersection during the late afternoon hours.

Today's meeting

Brooksville City Council, budget workshop, 6-10 p.m., council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville

Hernando deaths

Baumstark, Allan James

Craig, Alexander Gray

Finamore, Joseph R. Sr.

Fleming, Joseph Richard

Osnato, Lois E.

Short, Claude E.

Wigner, Varrian Otto

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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