Dorothy Mason named 2011 great Brooksvillian
Lifelong Brooksville resident Dorothy Mason was named the 2011 Great Brooksvillian Monday. A founder of the Junior Service League of Brooksville, she was a sister to longtime civic leader Alfred McKethan, and was involved in numerous civic activities. She died July 19 at the age of 100 at her home. As Great Brooksvillian, she joins other city standouts, including her brother Alfred, renowned humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer, former slave Arthur St. Clair, Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery founder Mary Alice Querios and Rogers' Christmas House founder Margaret Rogers Ghiotto, and will be officially recognized in October during Brooksville's Founders Week.
Briefing on Hernando Beach dredging
The county will hold an informational meeting on the ongoing Hernando Beach Channel dredging project at 4 p.m. Monday at the Coast Guard Auxiliary at 4340 Calienta St. Officials from the county and the contractor will discuss how the dredging activity will affect boaters and will answer questions about the project. Dredging contractor BCPeabody is conducting mechanical dredging at both ends of the channel. A no-wake rule remains in effect within 300 feet of the dredging equipment and boaters must exercise extreme caution in the construction area.
YMCA looking for some volunteers
The Hernando County Family YMCA has volunteer opportunities available. People interested in learning more are invited to stop by the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd., between 9 a.m. and noon today. The YMCA has more than 85 volunteer opportunities available, such as helping in the administrative office, greeter for the membership department, assisting swim instructors, helping with special events and coaching or refereeing for various sports programs. Call (352) 688-9622.
Successful Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4433.