$1.95M awarded for Neighborhood Stabilization
Hernando County has been awarded about $1.95 million for the third phase of its Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The program provides emergency assistance to counties and cities to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties. The funding is used to assist Hernando residents with home ownership opportunities at an affordable market rate, providing qualified individuals and households with down payments, mortgage buy-downs, minor rehabilitation and related assistance. For eligibility requirements and applications, stop by the Hernando County Health and Human Services Department, Room 161, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. To have an application mailed, call (352) 540-4338. Visit www.hernandodownpayment.com online.
Still time to register for Angels on High
Vendors and participants can still register for Angels on High, which will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 to 5 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The holiday event, presented annually by the Spring Hill Community Association, will include a lighted angel path under the trees on the Lake House property, an indoor holiday craft fair, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and entertainment. Food and drinks will be available. Those wishing to display an angel can pick up an angel kit for $40 at the Lake House office through Monday. Vendor tables for the indoor show are $15 per night. For information, call (352) 666-4746.
Festival of Trees at St. Anthony church
The annual Festival of Trees will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The event, sponsored by the church and the General Federation of Women's Club/Brooksville Woman's Club, will include a display of Christmas trees decorated by participating vendors, as well as entertainment, Santa and food. For information, call Yvonne at (352) 796-6026 or (352) 848-7988, or Karen at (352) 796-2096. Visit gfwcbrooksville womansclub.org.
Stephanie Gerry, 22, arrested last week on a charge of driving under the influence, has not worked at Caring Hearts Home Care in New Port Richey for the last two years. Due to incorrect information provided by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, a story on Saturday was wrong on that point.
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