Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando news briefs for July 15 and upcoming

BROOKSVILLE

certification workshop for landscapeRS

Monday is the deadline to register for the "green industries best management practices" certification workshop, which will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension, 1653 Blaise Drive. The workshop will provide training and opportunity for certification for those working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds maintenance industries. Florida law requires landscape professionals to follow the green industries best management practices when using certain fertilizers in urban landscapes and commercial fertilization applicators. Licenses must be obtained by 2014. Cost is $25 per person, includes lunch. Call (352) 754-4433.

A dedication for little schoolhouse

The Hernando Historical Museum Association will dedicate the site for a one-room schoolhouse at the 1885 Train Depot on Russell Street at 10 a.m. July 28. Plans for the schoolhouse replica are in the final stages, with financing nearly complete. The community is invited to the event and to view the plans. Call Suzanne at (352) 666-7576.

SPRING HILL

Depression group for new moms

The National Association on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will offer a new, weekly perinatal/postpartum depression support group, which will have its first meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Beautiful Mind Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive. The group, led by a licensed counselor, will provide emotional support, encouragement, education and information concerning anxiety and mood disorders before and after pregnancy, conditions which may last up to two years. There is no cost to participate. For information or to register, contact Mariann Eckman at (352) 683-1351 or NAMI at (352) 684-0004.

9/11 pavers for memorial site

The Fire Department New York Retirees of Spring Hill is selling brick pavers for the 9/11 memorial on the grounds at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The memorial is in front of the post and adjacent to the World War I and World War II memorial site, across from the proposed Korean War and Vietnam War memorial site. The cost is $50 for an engraved brick paver. Each paver includes four lines, with 16 characters per line, for engraving. Checks or money orders should be made out to the "9-11-2001 Memorial Fund" and mailed to P.O. Box 343, Brooksville, FL 34601. For information, call Joe Holland at (352) 686-4401.

Community health clinic needs help

Crescent Community Clinic is seeking volunteer nurse practitioners or experienced registered nurses to donate a few hours a month or every other month. The nonprofit clinic, at 5244 Commercial Way in Winchester Plaza, provides primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet the federal poverty guidelines. The clinic does not receive any federal, state or county funding. For information, call (352) 610-9916 or visit crescentclinic.org.

Today's pick

Stage West presents 'Annie Jr.': 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113. stagewest.net.

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