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Hernando Hills Hi-Lites show features patriotic songs

SPRING HILL — Tickets are available for the Hernando Hills Hi-Lites show "Music, American as Apple Pie," which will be at 2 p.m. March 28 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.

The concert will include songs that will take the audience on a musical trip from the San Francisco Bay to Route 66, and through Dixie to Georgia.

Some of America's most well-known patriotic songs will be included. In addition to the Hi-Lites chorus and D'Lites quartet, there will be performances by Sunset, a men's quartet, and others.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students; group prices are available. All patrons are eligible for a raffle ticket to win door prizes. Call Tessie at (352) 686-4122 or Vicki at (727) 378-4788.


Learn about history hidden underwater

The Florida Public Archaeology Network and Hernando Past will present "Bayport Underwater" from 1 to 4 p.m. March 28 at Bayport Park, 4140 Cortez Blvd.

The event marks the start of a project to record and preserve the submerged cultural resources around Bayport.

At 1 p.m., there will be a brief overview of the project and a discussion of Bayport's Civil War engagements. There will be a demonstration of shipwreck mapping and recording techniques at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Also, at 2 and 3 p.m. there will be a demonstration of magnetometer survey techniques. Activities for both children and adults will be offered between demonstrations.

For information, call (352) 795-0208.


Karaoke contest to award $3,500 in prizes

Applications are being accepted for the Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show's karaoke contest, which will be April 6 and 7, with finals on April 9, at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St.

Contestants will compete to win cash prizes, with $3,500 to be awarded in five categories: male, female, duo (any age), and child male and child female (16 and younger). There is no entry fee, but contestants must pay for admission to the fair. The contest is limited to the first 100 applicants. The registration deadline is 4 p.m. Monday.

Applications and rules are available online at www.hernando and at the fair office. Call (352) 796-4552.


Give your two cents on Sheriff's Office

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will arrive April 7 to examine the Hernando County Sheriff's Office's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services as the Sheriff's Office pursues reaccreditation.

As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. Comments must be in writing and must address the agency's ability to comply with the commission's standards. A copy of the standards is available through the Sheriff's Office public information officer in Brooksville at (352) 754-6830.

For information or to offer written comments about the Sheriff's Office ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write to: Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, 3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 380, Orlando, FL 32817, or send e-mail to


Low-income owners, get energy-efficient

The Mid Florida Community Services weatherization assistance program is accepting applications for services.

The purpose of the program is to reduce the monthly energy burden on low-income homeowners by improving the energy efficiency of the home through repairs and measures designed to reduce home energy costs. The focus is on air infiltration reduction, installing insulation, and repairing or replacing heating and cooling systems and water heaters.

To qualify for the services, the following documents are required:

• Verification of income for the previous 12 months, with the last income tax return and four recent pay stubs. Applicants should provide verification or award letters of fixed income for all household members.

• Current real estate property taxes, warranty deed or certificate of title.

• A recent electric bill.

• Copies of all household members' Social Security cards and photo IDs.

Mail applications and supportive documents to: Weatherization Department, P.O. Box 896, Brooksville, FL 34605-0896. For information, call (352) 796-1425.

Spring Hill

Philatelists, a club is forming for you

Local resident Jack Frain is interested in forming a stamp club in the area. Members would meet biweekly or monthly to exchange ideas, swap stamps, hold mini-auctions and have fun.

Individuals who are interested may contact Frain at (352) 666-1151 or by e-mail at

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites show features patriotic songs 03/16/09 [Last modified: Monday, March 16, 2009 8:06pm]
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