Here's a chance to speak about Bus changes
Beginning Jan. 3, for a period of 30 days, the Hernando County Commission will accept public comment regarding proposed changes to THE Bus, the county's fixed-route transit system. Proposed changes will increase the frequency of bus travel along the routes. Routes will also be extended to the Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill campus and provide for uninterrupted service between Brooksville and Spring Hill. To do this will require the addition of another bus to the Purple route. Minor adjustments to the Spring Hill Red and Blue routes are also planned. Send comments to Dennis Dix at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Diez at email@example.com. Comments may also be mailed to Hernando County Planning Department, 20 N Main St., Room 262, Brooksville, FL 34601. Call (352) 754-4057.
Whirl on in to help plan 'cane party
The Arc Nature Coast is seeking committee members to help organize the Arc's first Hurricane Party, which is scheduled for April at the agency's new Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd. The event will include entertainment, games, food and prizes. Committee members are needed in various areas, such as sponsorships, games, entertainment, food and beverages, marketing and ticket sales. Those interested in participating may call Nancy Stubbs at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.
Fashion show looks toward prom
Tickets are available for the upcoming "A Passion for Fashion" prom show, which will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The event, presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast, will include a fashion show of prom dresses, suits and tuxedos, and will feature gowns and dresses by Miami and New York designers. High school students will have a chance to win a variety of prom-related services and items. Tickets are $15 for students and $10 for adults (or a donation of a homecoming or prom dress). All tickets include dinner and a door prize ticket; student tickets also include five raffle tickets and a chance to win a prom ticket. Call Pat Herrmann at (352) 345-4427 or visit kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Pantry and thrift shop now open
Love Your Neighbor's food pantry and donation-based thrift shop, the Donation Station, at 408 W Jefferson St., is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. Pickups are available by appointment.
The nonprofit organization provides a free community dinner from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. Food, clothing and essentials on a "pay what you can" basis, and emergency home repairs and wheelchair ramps for the elderly and disabled are also provided.
The organization is a ministry of New Beginnings of Tampa. Call (352) 428-8738, (352) 428-9275 or (352) 428-9434.