New hours for transfer Station to begin Sept. 1
The Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling Division is changing hours for its transfer stations. Effective Sept. 1, the East Hernando Transfer Station, 33070 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor, and West Hernando Transfer Station, 2525 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Hours will remain the same at the Northwest Solid Waste Facility at 14450 Landfill Road, Brooksville, which is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. For information, call (352) 754-4112.
Nominations open for Schwartz award
The Humane Society of the Nature Coast is accepting nominations for the 2009 Judy Schwartz Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an individual, organization or corporation in Hernando, Citrus or Pasco county that has had a significant impact on animal welfare in the past year on a local, state or national level. The award is in memory of Schwartz, who dedicated her life to wildlife rescue. The deadline to submit nominees is Sept. 5. For information, call the shelter at (352) 796-2711 or visit www.humanerescue.org.
Sign up now to walk to help the poor
The St. Vincent De Paul Society Hernando/Citrus District is seeking sponsors and participants for the second annual Friends of the Poor Walk that will be Sept. 26 at the Suncoast Trail at Gar Road, off Cortez Boulevard. As the number of people living below the poverty level grows locally, the walk is aimed at helping meet the need for food, clothing, furniture, transportation, utilities, rent and mortgage assistance. Last year's event helped more than 8,000 families in the two counties. There is no cost to register. Groups and individuals are invited. To learn more, contact Woody at (352) 596-4730 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available on the national Web site at www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org.
Line dance lessons coming in September
The Spring Hill Community Association will sponsor line dance lessons for beginners at 11 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3 to 24, at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The instructors will be Chip and Stella Cipolla. Dress is casual; no sneakers. The cost is $5 per lesson. To sign up, call the Cipollas at (352) 796-6899.