Sunday, December 17, 2017
News Roundup

Job research tips and tricks seminar

JOB RESEARCH TIPS AND TRICKS: The Hernando County Public Library System will offer a ReferenceUSA seminar at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.

The speaker will be Bill Carlson of ReferenceUSA, who will explain how businesses and consumers can increase their access to information, such as new business opportunities, tracking down addresses and phone numbers, finding news articles for research, locating out-of-town companies, and searching for jobs by skills, location and industry. Information is also available in ReferenceUSA that can be used for finding neighbors, relatives or long-lost friends.

There is no cost to participate. To reserve a seat or for information, call Anthony Adams at (352) 540-6374 or visit

HEALTH EXPERIENCE: The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer a "Set Your Record Day — Hernando Health Experience" at 8 a.m. June 16 at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville.

Participants can test their individual abilities and learn ways to improve strength, balance and endurance. Everyone will receive a performance badge and fitness results. Past participants are encouraged to bring their previous performance badges to compare results.

Snacks and water will be provided after the event.

The event is open to all ages. Teens and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The cost for those who register by June 1 is $20 per person or $30 for two. The cost after June 1 is $30 per person.

For information, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or Kim at (352) 428-6368. Registration my be completed online at or

JAZZ SOCIETY CONCERT: The second-annual concert by the Hernando Jazz Society will be at 2 p.m. May 27 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and may be purchased at the Stage West box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, or one hour before showtime.

For tickets or information, call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.

Proceeds will benefit the jazz society's scholarship fund for young musicians.

MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY: The Hernando County Public Library System will offer a free showing of The Vow at 2 p.m. May 24 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The film, rated PG-13, stars Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. After a car wreck puts her in a coma, newlywed Paige wakes up with severe memory loss, leaving her husband, Leo, trying to woo her back.

Popcorn and movie trivia will be offered. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit

DRAG SHOW BENEFIT: Gifts from Home will present "A Night of Glitz and Glam featuring Kings, Queens and In-Betweens" at 7 p.m. June 3 at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The show will feature Madam Diva Divine, Kamden Cass and other performers, including a "surprise" guest.

Guests are also encouraged to dress in drag; a prize will be awarded for the best-dressed "king" or "queen" from the audience.

Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Guests who bring an item to send to troops serving overseas will receive a ticket for a special drawing.

Proceeds will benefit Gifts from Home, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to troops in Afghanistan.

For tickets, stop by the VFW or call (352) 684-4185.

SEATS AVAILABLE ON ENTERPRISE ZONE BOARD: The Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Enterprise Zone Development Agency advisory board.

Ten volunteer positions are available representing: a business operating within the enterprise zone, the chamber of commerce, code enforcement, education, law enforcement, a nonprofit organization working within the enterprise zone area, workforce development, and three residents living within the enterprise zone area.

All applicants must be Florida residents and live or have their place of primary employment in Hernando County.

Applications are available online at and at the city clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. For information, call (352) 540-3853.

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Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

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Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

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