Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

Sunshine Grove Road pavement work to alter traffic patterns

BROOKSVILLE

Sunshine Grove Pavement work to alter traffic

The Hernando County Transportation Services Division has announced that, starting Monday, there will be a change in the traffic pattern for the Sunshine Grove Road construction project, west of Brooksville. The project contractor will pave the asphalt tie-ins at the far north and far south ends of the project, connecting the existing pavement to the newly installed pavement. Weather permitting, the traffic transition to the new pavement will begin Monday. However, heavy rainfall could delay the transition by one or two days. Motorists should continue to use caution in the construction area.

Nominate the next Great Brooksvillian

Friday is the deadline to submit nominations for Brooksville's next Great Brooksvillian, who will be honored at a ceremony during the Founders Week celebration in October. The annual program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the history, culture or economy of the community. Each year's honoree is presented with a plaque, and a perpetual plaque is maintained at City Hall. Nomination forms are available online at cityofbrooksville.us or at the city clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Nominations must be received by the office no later than 5 p.m. Friday. For information, call (352) 540-3853 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Juneteenth Fest at Elks Lodge June 16

A Juneteenth Historical Festival will be from noon to 10 p.m. June 16 at the Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge 1270, 510 E Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd. There will be a memorial ceremony, a barbecue, vendors, live music, narration, poetry and dance, as well as cakes, pies, candy and ice cream. Juneteenth celebrates the 147th anniversary of news of emancipation reaching slaves in Galveston, Texas, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Advertisements for the event journal may be purchased through Monday. Prices range from $10 for a 1/10th-page ad to $100 for a full page. To purchase an ad or for information, contact Paul Boston at (352) 410-4108 or at [email protected]

SPRING HILL

Get job-readiness tips at workshop

Sunday is the last day to register for the Ready 4 Success workshop that is being offered for young adults 18 to 24, coordinated by Community in Schools of Hernando County and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Hernando Youth Initiative. This three-day intensive job-readiness workshop will be from 7:45 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. June 15, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. June 16 and 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 23 at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd. The cost is $10. For information or to register, call Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322.

Clarification

Hernando County Animal Services will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for cat and kitten adoptions only. The facility, which is normally closed on Saturdays, will not accept animals at the facility that day. For information, call (352) 796-5062.

Today's pick

Facebook workshop: 6 p.m., Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, 4176 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. RSVP to [email protected]mail.com.

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Fatherís Day on the water

Fatherís Day on the water

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