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Repaving of Spring Hill Drive starts Nov. 30

SPRING HILL

Repaving work on major road starts Monday

Spring Hill Drive will be milled and repaved from Deltona Boulevard to west of Mariner Boulevard starting Monday, the county Engineering Department has announced. All work will be done at night, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The project is scheduled to take about three weeks. For information, call Andy Palmer at (352) 754-4062, ext. 17013.

Hospice can help with holiday grief

HPH Hospice will offer a bereavement workshop, "Coping With Holiday Grief," at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd. This 90-minute workshop, led by a bereavement counselor, is for adults struggling to get through the holiday season after the loss of a loved one. Tips and suggestions for coping will be provided. Preregistration is requested. Call toll-free at 1-800-486-8784.

BROOKSVILLE

Event to raise cancer awareness

The city of Brooksville invites the public to a Walk With the Mayor on Saturday in support of breast cancer and cancer awareness. The walk is scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, where Mayor Joe Bernardini will lead a walk through the park and the Quarry Golf Course. Participants will have an option of walking 1.5 or 3 miles. Registration is free; the first 100 to register will get a free T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the sportiest "pink" female, best-dressed "pink" male and best-dressed "pink" child. Call (352) 540-3835.

Sponsors, golfers needed for tourney

The 32nd annual Rotary Club of Brooksville Charity Golf Tournament will be Dec. 9 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The cost is $75 per golfer. Sponsorships are also available for $75. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary's charitable activities. The deadline for sponsorships is Friday. Golfers can sign up any time up until the event. For sponsorships and golfer registration forms, call Jerry Sheffield at (352) 799-2265 or the Rotary at (352) 796-1143.

Today's picks

Nature Coast Festival Singers present Christmas concert: 3 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Free admission; an offering will be accepted during intermission. (352) 597-2235.

VFW Men's Auxiliary to serve breakfast: 9 a.m. to noon, VFW Post 9236, 3436 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6. (352) 596-9236.

Thanksgiving Weekend Bluegrass Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Prices vary. (352) 754-3082.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Repaving of Spring Hill Drive starts Nov. 30 11/28/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 28, 2009 12:52pm]
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