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Portion of Croom Road to close on Monday


Portion of Croom Road to close on Monday

The Hernando County Public Works Department will replace culverts on Croom Road, between Broad Street and McIntyre Road, starting on Monday.

This portion of the road will be closed to all thru-traffic until May 24 while the work is being done. Detours will be posted.

For information about this work, call the Hernando County Engineering Division at 754-4062.


Learn how to help your plants reproduce

A free class, Plant Propagation Made Easy, will be offered at
10 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St.

The program will be presented by Urban Horticulture Agent Jim Moll, who will demonstrate the secrets of growing plants from cuttings, seeds and division. Participants should be prepared to go outdoors during part of this hands-on workshop.

Registration is required. Call 754-4433.

Parks Advisory Board seeks applicants

The Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from those interested in volunteering on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. There is one alternate position open to fill an unexpired 4-year term through Jan. 31, 2011.

All applicants must be registered Florida voters.

Resumes alone will not be accepted. An appropriate application form must be completed, including an authorization for a background check.

Applications are available in the City Clerk's office or on the City of Brooksville Web site at, and must be completed and returned no later than June 5 to the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. For information, call 544-5407.


Workship offers tips on writing memoirs

A Writing Your Personal History Workshop will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon on June 4 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

The workshop will help participants wishing to put their life experiences on paper, offering tips and ideas on how to get started.

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Call 540-6392.


Catch 'Seabiscuit,' other movies, for free

The Hernando County Public Library System will show the following movies:

Seabiscuit, 2 p.m. Tuesday, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. The movie, rated PG-13, is a story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of the nation as well. It stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper.

A Beautiful Mind, 2 p.m. May 22, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. This is Ron Howard's Academy Award-winning 2001 movie starring Russell Crowe. The film, rated PG-13, is based on the true story of John Forbes Nash Jr., a brilliant but schizophrenic mathematician who suffers through years of madness and genius, but ultimately triumphs and goes on to win the Nobel Prize.

• Teen Movie Night (geared for ages 12-17), 5:30 p.m. May 22, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The movie to be shown is Rudy, a true story about Rudy Ruettiger, who refused to listen to everyone who said he was too small to play college football and overcame all odds to fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame. The 1993 film, rated PG, stars Sean Astin, Jon Favreau and Ned Beatty.

There is no cost and no registration required to watch any of these films.

Light refreshments will be served at each.

The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County.

For more information, call 540-6391.


Applicants sought for housing committee

The Hernando County Commission is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Hernando County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.

The committee is to be made up of 11 members, each active in the specific backgrounds as follows:

• Residential home building industry, in connection with affordable housing.

• Banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing.

• Representative of those areas of labor in home building, in connection with affordable housing.

• Advocate for low-income individuals in connection with affordable housing.

• For-profit provider of affordable housing.

• Nonprofit provider of affordable housing.

• Real estate professional in connection with affordable housing.

• Active member serving on the local planning agency pursuant to s.163.3174.

• Resident living within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments.

• Representative of employers within the jurisdiction.

• A representative of essential services personnel, as defined in the local housing assistance plan (teachers and educators; other school district, community college and university employees; police and fire personnel, health care personnel, skilled building trade personnel and others who are employed and earn less than 120 percent of the area's median income).

The purpose of the committee is to every three years review established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations and adopted local government comprehensive plan, and recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing, while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

All are volunteer positions. Those interested must be Hernando County registered voters and residents.

Applications are available in the County Administrator's office, Room 460, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Completed applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m. May 27.

For information, call 754-4002.


Celebrate Philippine Independence Day

The Hernando County Philippine American Association will host a 110th Philippine Independence Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7 at Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas will be provided.

Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share as well as a nonperishable item to support the group's Feed the Hungry project.

For information, call Aurora Rice at 848-1031, Cobie Atienza at 666-5381 or Celia Sigua at 684-7464.


Run/walk will benefit children in crisis

Youth and Family Alternatives will present the RAP River Run 5K Run/Walk June 14 along the Pithlachascotee River and around Orange Lake.

The event, sponsored by Spring Engineering, will feature a 5K race as well as the John H. Durney Fun Run in memory of the former mayor of Port Richey. The 5K race will start at 8 a.m. at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St. (at Circle Boulevard).

The Durney Fun Run will start at 8:05 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m.

The entry fee for the 5K is $15 for those who register by June 7, or $20 to register on race day. The registration fee for the fun run is $10.

The event will benefit the YFA RAP House in New Port Richey, which provides runaway and youth crisis services to help prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system or child welfare system.

Most of these youth have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect, and some may be waiting for permanent homes or are between foster care placements.

Information and registration is available online at, or by calling Jim Simms at (727) 835-1635, ext. 305.

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