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Hernando County residents may now water lawn twice a week


Residents may now water lawn twice each week

Hernando County residents can return to a twice-weekly lawn watering schedule, at least for now. The Southwest Florida Water Management District allowed watering restrictions to expire on Wednesday after significant improvements in aquifer and river levels as a result of this winter's above-average rainfall. Local governments can continue once-weekly restrictions, and County Utilities staff plans to present the option to the County Commission on July 13. In the meantime, Hernando County will return to the twice-weekly schedule. All watering must be done before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Even-numbered addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday; odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday.


Youth group targets underage drinking

Chill Smart, the youth group of the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road. Meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Membership is open to all Hernando County youths in middle and high school. The group helps assist in planning and implementing strategies that target underage drinking, tobacco and drug use. Call (352) 596-8000.


Bowlers, sponsors needed for Arc event

The Arc Nature Coast needs sponsors and bowlers for the 17th annual Bowl-A-Thon from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Team sponsorships are $150, and provides Bowl-A-Thon T-shirts for a team of five bowlers, as well as individual and team awards, and food and beverages after bowling. Lane sponsorships are $125, and include a large banner on the lane promoting the company/sponsor and recognition in the Arc's quarterly newsletter. All sponsor names are included on the back of the Bowl-A-Thon T-shirts. Bowlers are asked to collect at least $25 in pledges. Contact Nancy Stubbs at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or


The Hernando Sportsman's Club will conduct a concealed carry class at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the clubhouse, north of Weeki Wachee in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. Another class will be offered July 17. A different date for the first class was listed in Thursday's edition. To register, call (352) 597-9931.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Tourist Development Council, 11 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Florida Library Youth Program presents storyteller Windell Campbell: 10:15-11:15 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Geared for children ages 5-12. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Hernando County residents may now water lawn twice a week 07/01/10 [Last modified: Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:08pm]
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