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Hernando County notes


Veterans organization will host fundraiser

Standing Tall for Veterans will host an all-day fundraising event starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beef O'Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road.

Auto Way Ford Lincoln Mercury of Brooksville will have a display of the 2011 Ford Fiesta, as well as two other models (any sales generated from this event will result in a $100 donation to Standing Tall). Tactical Supply of Brooksville will have a World War II Jeep ambulance and memorabilia on display. Local auto clubs will have vintage vehicles on display. There will be live entertainment in the evening.

Visitors can register to win $25 Beef O'Brady's gift certificates and other prizes from plaza businesses.

Standing Tall for Veterans is a nonprofit organization. For information, visit or call (352) 238-3148.


Applications available for county positions

The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering on the following boards:

• Aviation Authority — Two positions.

• Board of Construction and Regulation — One position each for a consumer, building contractor, plumbing contractor and architect/engineer.

• Environmentally Sensitive Lands Committee — Two laypersons.

• Fine Arts Council — Three positions.

• Personnel Advisory Board — Two employees, one employee alternate, one layperson and one layperson alternate.

• Planning and Zoning Commission — One regular position and one alternate (applicants for these positions must have computer access as agenda packets are prepared and distributed digitally).

• Port Authority — Two positions.

• Tourist Development Council — One representative involved in tourism but not collecting the Tourist Tax, and one hotel or motel owner/operator representative that collects the Tourist Tax.

All positions will become vacant Dec. 31. Those interested in applying for any of these positions must complete an application available at the County Administrator's Office, Room 263, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Completed applications must be returned to the office no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

All applicants must be residents and registered voters of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 754-4002.


Group meeting to form tenant association

A "Save Our Shelter" organization meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge, 510 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The group is hoping to form a tenant association. The meeting is to start the process of setting up association rules and vote in officers. For information, call Paul Boston at (352) 238-3500.


Port Authority aims to improve water quality

Hernando County Port Authority is working with the county to spearhead the development of artificial reefs along the Hernando County coast to improve the fish and water quality in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as add to the recreational value of the coast.

The five-year plan includes re-permitting the Hernando Reef Ball Reef and Bendickson Tank Reef.

Local support is needed to fund these projects. Businesses, residents and other groups can help by contributing monetary donations or time. A fund has been set up through the Hernando County Waterways Maintenance Division for donations.

Information is available online at, or call (352) 754-4027.


Agencies seek more volunteer workers

The Florida Department of Children and Families and Mid-Florida Community Services is seeking additional volunteers to help with Access Florida, which offers online assistance for benefits including food stamps, Medicaid and cash assistance.

Volunteers help with the application process from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays at the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program office, 880 Kennedy Blvd.

Those interested in volunteering should be computer-savvy and have a patient and caring demeanor. For information or to volunteer, call (352) 796-8117 or (352) 330-2162, ext. 5518.


Gardening club starts evening meetings

The Spring Hill Garden Club is establishing a new division of its club to meet the needs of those who love gardening but have daytime jobs and cannot attend regular monthly meetings. The first meeting of the club's "Night Bloomers" will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the club's nursery, 1489 Parker Ave.

Those attending will receive advice about Florida gardening and learn about the unique plants found in Florida. A workshop on propagation will be conducted by club member Brian Feil in the club's new greenhouse.

For information, call (352) 683-9933 or visit the website at


Sons of Italy will host Columbus Day events

The Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502, will host a Columbus Day Dinner and dance Oct. 16 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. A buffet dinner will be 5:30 to 7 p.m., and dancing will be from 7 to 11 p.m.

Music will be provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Guests can bring their own wine and soda.

Tickets are $20. Call (352) 684-2788.


Beatles tribute band will perform Oct. 16

A concert featuring the Rockaways, a Beatles tribute band, will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and younger. Call (352) 797-7010 or (352) 476-9086, or visit


Aero Modelers to hold air show for charity

The Hernando Aero Modelers will present a Charity Air Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the club field near the Cemex entrance on Ponce de Leon Boulevard, north of Brooksville.

There will be fun-fly contests and races, demonstrations and models including giant aerobatic and delta wing speedsters. Children will have a chance for hands-on piloting by using a "Buddy Box" control system.

Refreshments will be available.

A donation for parking is requested. For information, call (352) 592-2568.


Still time to sign up for cycling event

Cyclists can still sign up for the Get Healthy Brooksville Cycling Classic that will be Oct. 16 and 17.

Races are planned for Oct. 16, including a short-course race for adults through the streets of downtown Brooksville, and a Liberty Street Kids Classic. A road race on Oct. 17 will take cyclists through the winding and hilly roads of Spring Lake. The events will include food, music, prizes and samples.

A packet pickup party is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Brooksville Natural Foods, 1254 S Broad St. For information, visit or call (352) 796-9798.


Hospital uniform sale will help scholarships

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a uniform sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 15 in the cafeteria, 17240 Cortez Blvd.

A wide array of uniforms, scrubs, lab coats and shoes will be available. Funds raised will benefit the scholarship fund. Cash, credit cards and payroll deductions will be accepted. For information, call Pam at (352) 442-0169.


Community dance is scheduled for Oct. 16

The High Point Community Fall Dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 16 at the clubhouse, 12249 Clubhouse Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Music will be provided by the Just Us Duo. Guests can bring their own beverages; coffee and ice will be provided at no cost.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For table reservations and information, call (352) 596-2745.

Hernando County notes 10/07/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:34pm]
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