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Plan for old Brooksville Army Airfield to be focus of meeting on Thursday


Plan for old airfield to be meeting's focus

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a meeting to present a plan for the former Brooksville Army Airfield at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hernando County Airport office, 15800 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville. During World War II, the Brooksville Army Airfield, now home to the county airport, served as an auxiliary field to MacDill and Drew Fields for heavy bomber training. While the Corps has determined no need for further investigation for munitions or chemical weapons at the site, the plan presents recommendations to address other concerns. For information, call toll-free 1-866-279-4880.

Pitcher to show off his musical side

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo will be the headline entertainment at the Uptown Block Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. The Hernando High graduate, in addition to being a major league pitcher, is also an accomplished musician and singer. The event is hosted by Brooksville Recreation and Friends of the Children Inc. For information, visit or call (352) 540-3835.

Celebrate PHCC's 40th anniversary

A celebration of Pasco-Hernando Community College's 40th anniversary will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. The event theme — "40 Rocks!" — is a reference to the Heritage Rock, a limestone boulder on the North Campus that depicts Hernando County's history. The event will include music from the 1970s through today, as well as rock-themed activities. A formal commemorative ceremony will be 5:30 to 6 p.m. at the Heritage Rock. For information, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422 or visit


Blaise Ingoglia, chairman of the Hernando County Republican Executive Committee, said in a fundraising letter that he is "in for $500" in support of District 3 County Commission candidate Jason Sager. But according to the most recent campaign contributions report, Ingoglia has not donated to Sager's campaign. A column in Sunday's Hernando Times was incorrect on that point.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, 10 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Hernando County Water Awareness Series presents 'Landscaping for the Homeowner Part 1: Learn How to Be Your Own Lawn Expert': 10 a.m.-noon., Hernando County Utilities Department, 21030 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4705.

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