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Public hearing will tackle Interstate 75 improvement project

RIDGE MANOR

Public hearing will tackle I-75 improvements

The Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will conduct a public hearing regarding improvements to Interstate 75 on Thursday at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. An informal open house will begin at 5 p.m., and the formal hearing will start at 6 p.m. The hearing is for proposed design changes to the project, which runs from north of State Road 52 in Pasco County to south of County Road 476B in Sumter County. For information, call (813) 975-6169.

SPRING HILL

Winning lottery ticket sold locally

One of the two winning tickets in the Florida Lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing on Saturday was purchased at the Publix store at 4365 Commercial Way, in the Lakewood Plaza. The numbers were 6-19-28-31-33. The other ticket was purchased at Darlington Food & Beverage, 2505 Rose Lawn Drive, Holiday. The winners will each receive $89,563.96.

Nursery to open Saturday, Monday

The Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Monday, then will be closed until Jan. 30. The adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens will remain open daily during daylight hours, where visitors are invited to vote for the "best decorated tree" in the gardens during the holidays. There are 25 evergreen trees on the grounds that have been decorated by local clubs, organizations and businesses. For information, call (352) 683-9933.

COUNTYWIDE

Health offices to close Thursday

All Hernando County Health Department/Nature Coast Community Health Center offices will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for staff training. Offices will return to regular service hours Friday. For information, call (352) 540-6800.

BROOKSVILLE

Nonprofit adds pantry, shop hours

Love Your Neighbor has added hours for its food pantry and donation-based thrift shop. The Donation Station, 408 W Jefferson St., is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. Pickups are available by appointment. The nonprofit organization provides a free community dinner from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St.; food, clothing and essentials on a "pay what you can" basis, and emergency home repairs and wheelchair ramps for the elderly and disabled. The organization is a ministry of New Beginnings of Tampa. Call (352) 428-8738, (352) 428-9275 or (352) 428-9434.

Today's pick

Shiloh Problem Solvers Christmas food distribution: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Louie's Bowling Center, 1691 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. First come, first served. For Hernando County residents only. (352) 345-9596.

Public hearing will tackle Interstate 75 improvement project 12/13/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 4:13pm]
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