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Spring Hill man cited after brush fire burns about 70 acres

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Man cited after fire burns about 70 acres

Travis M. Lilly, 28, of Spring Hill has been cited over unintentionally setting off a brush fire that burned about 70 acres on Saturday. The fire started on Star Road when Lilly left a smoldering debris pile, said Maj. Bob Johnson, chief of investigations for the Florida Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement. The wind caused the pile to reignite, and the spreading flames led to the evacuation of about a dozen homes in the Woodland Waters neighborhood. No homes were damaged, and no one was hurt. Lilly was issued a misdemeanor citation for reckless burning of lands.

SPRING HILL

Luncheon to feature cruise-wear fashions

Temple Beth David will present its Cruisin' Fashion Show and Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 17 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.

The show will feature cruise-wear fashions presented by Bealls department store on Cortez Boulevard. Music will be presented by Midlife Crisis, A Journey in Song, which will perform songs from the 1920s through 1970s.

There will be drawings for door prizes throughout the event, a silent auction and a grand prize drawing.

Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased by May 15. Call Lynn at (352) 688-5578.

BROOKSVILLE

Class will offer tips on plant propagation

A free horticulture class, Budget Landscaping — Plant Propagation Made Easy, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive.

Participants will learn how easy it is to start their own plants and save on landscaping costs, as urban horticulture agent Jim Moll reveals the secrets of growing plants from cuttings, seeds and division.

Seating is limited. Call (352) 754-4433.

SPRING HILL

Event will raise funds to maintain waterfall

A Festival of Fun benefit for the Spring Hill Garden Club's Save Our Waterfall campaign will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave.

The event, hosted by Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners, will feature a variety of games, arts and crafts activities, face painting and bounce houses. Also, Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion will be in attendance.

There will also be vendor booths, yard and craft sales, a silent auction and continuous entertainment. Food and drinks will be available. Call Carol Fernandes at (352) 688-6500 or (352) 212-5023, or the garden club at (352) 683-9933.

Other fundraising efforts include the following: Chili's, 3085 Commercial Way, will donate 10 percent of sales to the campaign from noon to 8 p.m. May 15. Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., will donate 10 percent of sales from 3 to 10 p.m. May 23. For both fundraisers, a flier is required for every receipt. To obtain a flier, call the garden club at the number above or stop by the club's plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave., between 9 a.m. and noon on Mondays and Saturdays. Fliers will also be available at the Festival of Fun.

The Spring Hill Garden Club recently took over maintenance of the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. The club hopes to raise $12,000 to make the necessary repairs to get the waterfall up and running, as well as to refurbish the three islands and provide ongoing maintenance.

Spring Hill man cited after brush fire burns about 70 acres 05/03/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:25pm]
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