Monday, November 19, 2018
News Roundup

Occupy Hernando to host Hoodie Walk for Trayvon Martin

SPRING HILL

Occupy hernando will host hoodie walk for martin

Occupy Hernando will host a Hoodie Walk in support of Trayvon Martin and his family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, starting at Veterans Memorial Park, 12254 Spring Hill Drive, and ending at Mariner Boulevard and Spring Hill Drive. All those wishing to participate are welcome. Martin is the 17-year-old who was shot and killed in February in a gated community in Sanford. Occupy Hernando is a nonpartisan movement. For information, call (352) 686-2903.

BROOKSVILLE

County Fair seeks plant entries

County residents are invited to show off their prized plants at the horticulture show during the Hernando County Fair, which kicks off Friday at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Plants may be entered in these categories: bromeliads/orchids/air plants, cacti/succulents, bonsai, dish gardens/terrariums, foliage plants, woody ornamentals, African violets, hanging baskets, containerized flowering annuals and perennials, staghorn ferns, container-grown vegetables and 4-H/youth. Entries will be accepted from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. They must stay on display throughout the fair, and can be picked up from 1 to 4:30 p.m. April 15. A maximum of three plants per category, per entrant, will be accepted for judging. For a registration form, visit hernandocountyfair.com or call the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service at (352) 754-4433.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Commission, special meeting, 2 p.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Finalists for county administrator will be interviewed.

Hernando County Port Authority Board, 7 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek Recreation Building, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Today's picks

Brooksville Regional Hospital Auxiliary gift sale and gold buying event: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 442-0169.

VFW Post 9236 spaghetti and meatball dinner: 5-7 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6.50. (352) 596-9236.

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Tuesday’s letters:

Here are Tuesday’s letters to the editor
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