Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando news: grant collaboration; HPH Hospice memorials

HYI GRANT COLLABORATION MEETING: Communities in Schools of Hernando County will host an Hernando Youth Initiative Grant Collaboration meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The purpose of the meeting is to train on and expand a community-wide grant collaboration system. It is not a grant-writing workshop, nor will it cover the basics of grant writing. Grant professionals, fiscal agents, experienced grant writers, grantors and organizational program experts are encouraged to participate.

The seating at the meeting is limited. Please RSVP to hernando [email protected] For information, call (352) 277-3322.

TIME FOR REMEMBRANCE: HPH Hospice will host Time For Remembrance services at 2 and 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at its West Hernando campus at 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Hospice chaplains will lead the hour-long services with support from bereavement counselors. There will be readings and music. Those attending will have an opportunity to remember and honor loved ones who have died.

The 2 p.m. service will include a dove release; the 6 p.m. service will conclude with candlelight.

There is no cost to attend and no reservations are required. For information, call toll-free 1-800-486-8784 or visit hph-hospice.org.

SAFE BOATING COURSES: The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the following classes at the facility at 4340 Calienta St., Hernando Beach:

• Suddenly in Command, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The class is for spouses and other passengers on a vessel, who will learn what to do in an emergency to get back to port safely. The cost is $10.

• About Boating Safety, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 14 and 15. This is a beginner boating class that will provide the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification. Topics will include an introduction to boating, boating law, boat safety equipment, safe boating, navigation, boating problems, trailering, water skiing and river boating. Some boat insurance companies will offer discounts to those who complete the course. The cost is $35.

For information, call Jeff at (352) 397-5417.

The auxiliary also offers free vessel safety checks, which can be done where the boat is kept. To schedule an appointment, call John at (352) 596-2823.

GED TESTING OFFERED: The HEART Adult Literacy Program has announced that full General Educational Development testing — no retakes — will be offered Nov. 5 through 7 at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville.

Advance registration must be completed in person at the Adult Education office at the high school; office hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

Additional test dates for both the GED include Nov. 26 to 28 and dates in December (call for dates).

The cost to take the GED exam is $70, payable with cash or check. Stop by the office or call (352) 797-7091.

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