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Swiftmud plans controlled burns across 700 acres in two tracts


swiftmud to burn 700 acres in two tracts

The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting controlled burns during August and September on the Annuteliga Hammock and Weekiwachee Preserve. The Annuteliga Hammock tract is near Royal Highlands and U.S. 19. Approximately 100 acres will be burned. Controlled burns will be conducted on portions of the preserve about a mile west of Spring Hill and a mile south of Aripeka. Approximately 600 acres will be burned as part of routine maintenance of lands managed by the district.

Pro bowlers to roll at Spring Hill Open

The 21st annual Spring Hill Open will be Friday through Sunday at Spring Hill Lanes on Commercial Way. The tournament is a stop for the Professional Bowling Association's Southern Region. Up-and-coming professionals and established PBA veterans bowlers will compete for an estimated top prize of $2,500. Friday's Pro-Am will pair regular house bowlers with professionals from the tour in three divisions, in various shifts starting at 12:30 p.m. Entry fees for the event include $17 for juniors, $30 for regulars and $25 for seniors. The main event is Saturday when the pros step on the lanes to compete. Top finishers will compete on Sunday. Call Spring Hill Lanes at (352) 683-7272.

YMCA offers scuba lessons

Scuba lessons for adults and youths 12 and older will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Aug. 4, at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd. The course includes six class and pool sessions. Participants must be in good physical health. Upon completion, participants will be certified as open-water scuba divers. The cost is $180 for YMCA facility and program members, and $200 for nonmembers. Participants must have their own mask, fins and snorkel. To sign up or for information, call the YMCA at (352) 688-9622 or instructors Mark Butler at (352) 214-1171 or Jack Farrell at (727) 861-3483 or toll-free 1-800-633-1633.

Today's meeting

Southwest Florida Water Management District/Hernando County, joint workshop on Centralia and Willow Sink watersheds, district headquarters, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

Today's picks

Florida Library Youth Program presents Kids' Craft Day: 10:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. For children ages 5-12. (352) 540-6391.

Resume workshop: 9 a.m.-noon, Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Free. Barbara Russo, (352) 797-5174.

Swiftmud plans controlled burns across 700 acres in two tracts 07/29/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 9:15pm]
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