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Hernando County's Summit for Youth is Sept. 30


Summit for Youth covers vital issues

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and Hernando County Education Foundation will present the annual Summit for Youth from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave.

The summit will address the graduation rate, teen pregnancy, substance use/abuse, sexual and domestic violence, gangs, child abuse and neglect, childhood obesity, mentoring, transition/work force, development and media influence.

Task teams serve annually to provide recommendations and implement plans for measured and "step change" improvement in these areas. The goal is to produce a ready and educated work force and successful leaders of tomorrow. Attendees are asked to plan to attend for the full day and be prepared to participate on a task team.

Seating is limited to the first 300 who respond to Hernando by Sept. 28. There is no cost for this event. (In deference to the extra provisions that are made, a $7 no-show/no-call fee will be charged for those who reserve a spot but don't show up or call by Sept. 27.)


Head Start accepting 2010-11 applications

Mid-Florida Community Services' Head Start Early Childhood Development Pre-School Program is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.

The program serves children 3 or 4 years old as of Sept. 1. Head Start also serves children with disabilities.

This is a federally funded, income-eligible program. The items needed to apply include:

• Birth certificate.

• Proof of residency (utility bill).

• Picture ID for parent/guardian.

• Proof of income for parent/guardian for the last 12 months or prior calendar year, whichever is applicable.

• Documentation of child's disability (if applicable).

• Proof of custody (if applicable).

Applications for enrollment will be accepted from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by appointment at the following Head Start locations:

• 835 School St., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-2464.

• 610 N Jackson St., Wildwood. Call (352) 748-6677.

• 403 S Lincoln St., Bushnell. Call (352) 748-6677.


Before you get in line, gather all documents

The Hernando County Tax Collector's Office reminds residents that a new state law effective Jan. 1 has new documentation requirements for residents to get a driver's license or identification card.

Those wishing to obtain a new license, legally change their name before their renewal date or immediately replace a lost or stolen license or ID card are required to visit a driver's license office and show:

• Proof of identification (e.g. birth certificate or passport).

• Proof of Social Security number.

• Proof of residential address (must be two items).

Those simply renewing a license/ID card may do so by Internet or mail, one time between office renewals.

The renewal following such convenience options must be in a state driver's license office or participating tax collector's office.

Residents are encouraged to visit to find out how and when to gather personal documents, go to a driver's license office and get a new card.

This online hub offers contact information for required documents, creates personalized checklists and offers a browsing list of local driver's license offices.

The Florida law was enacted to ensure the state's compliance with the provisions of the Federal Real ID Act.

There are two service locations in Hernando County where residents can obtain a driver's license or ID card:

• Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (next to Florida Highway Patrol), 11319 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-6761.

• Hernando County Tax Collector's Westside Office, 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Call (352) 754-4180.


Barbershop chorus seeks new members

The Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus is seeking new singers to join the group.

The chorus meets from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way.

This is a men's a cappella chorus. Members have an opportunity to participate in community performances, the annual show, competitions and other events.

Singers of all ages are welcome to join. Call John at (352) 666-0633 or George at (352) 556-3936, or e-mail Visit the Website at


Youths can learn about musical theater

The Live Oak Theatre Company will conduct a summer program for ages 8 to 15 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. The camp will have two weekly sessions, July 19-23 and July 26-30.

Camp will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with an hour for lunch. Children must bring their own lunch; healthy snacks will be available. Participants will learn various concepts of musical theater, such as vocal technique, song interpretation, auditioning skills, stage makeup and acting skills.

The cost is $150 for one week or $250 for both; limited partial scholarships are available. To reserve a place for a child, send a $25 nonrefundable deposit, payable to the Live Oak Theatre Company, to Live Oak Theatre Company, c/o Art Sanborn CFO, 34077 Eiler Blvd., Webster, FL 33597. The balance will be due on or before the first day of camp.

Live Oak Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization. For information, call Randi Olsen at (352) 799-5767 or send e-mail to Visit the website at

Hernando County's Summit for Youth is Sept. 30 06/19/10 [Last modified: Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:21pm]
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