Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Hernando event will remember crime victims and survivors

BROOKSVILLE

Event to honor and remember crime victims, survivors

In observance of National Victims Rights Week, April 22 to 28, the annual Victims' Voice program to remember victims of crime will be at 3 p.m. April 25 in the jury selection room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Victims and survivors of crime will be recognized. Anyone who would like for a loved one to be remembered is asked to call Mary Johnston at the State Attorney's Office, (352) 754-4255.

Applications accepted for housing assistance

Hernando County is accepting applications for funding assistance available through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3. Assistance may be used for a down payment, mortgage buy-down, minor rehabilitation and related assistance for the purchase of eligible foreclosed homes. Those interested in applying must attend a mandatory orientation session and a home buyer's workshop. The next orientation will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. For available home buyer workshops, visit hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm. Applications for funding are available at the county's Health and Human Services office, Room 161 in the government center, or at hernandodownpayment.com. For information, call (352) 540-4338.

Today's picks

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary gold buying event: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.

Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $7 adults; free for ages 18 and younger. (352) 796-4552.

Reception for artist Marilyn Clifford: 1 to 3 p.m., Art, Craft, Bridal & Frame at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 556-3984.

'College Connection' presents mental health support presentation: 2 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Free. (352) 797-5004.

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