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Hernando letter carriers, United Way team up for 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive


Mail carriers' food drive set for saturday

Saturday is the 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" national food drive, and the United Way of Hernando County and the Letter Carriers of Hernando County have teamed up to collect food for local food pantries and agencies. Residents are encouraged to fill bags with nonperishable food and canned goods and place the bags next to their mailboxes before their regular mail delivery time on Saturday. Food should be in nonbreakable containers such as boxes and cans. For information, call (352) 688-2026.

Grants available in water education

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is accepting applications for its community education grants through May 31. Individuals, organizations, government agencies and others may apply for grants up to $7,500 to help fund educational water resource projects. Potential projects must provide education on any of the following issues: water quality, water conservation, flood protection, natural systems or watersheds. The projects must take place between March 1 and July 31. To apply, visit For information, or to discuss project ideas, call Robin Grantham toll-free 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4779.


Event to promote good relationships

Sent for Hope Inc. will host Unify 2012 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Springs of Life Family Church, 19832 County Line Road. The event features continuous entertainment and numerous businesses, nonprofit organizations and churches. There will be displays, demonstrations, bounce houses, games, raffles and drawings. Food, drinks and retail vendors will be on hand. The purpose of the event is to promote wholesome, healthy relationships among people of all ages, good character, family values, self worth and hope for the future. Admission is free. For information, call (352) 293-7921.

Seminar will focus on job-readiness

Communities in Schools of Hernando County is seeking young adults, ages 18 to 24, to participate in "Ready 4 Success," a three-day intensive job-readiness workshop that will be from 7:45 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. June 15, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. June 16 and 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 23 at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd. The cost is $10. The workshop is being coordinated by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Hernando Youth Initiative and is open to the first 50 to register. Registration is required by May 31. Call Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Aviation Authority, 3:30 p.m., Airport Office, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville.

Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 4 p.m., Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Brooksville History Program: 11 a.m.-noon., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4042.

Library to show 'Super 8': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 754-4043.

'Barefoot in the Park' opens: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15; $8 students. (352) 683-5113.

Hernando letter carriers, United Way team up for 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive 05/09/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:05pm]
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