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United Way to host Great Visit Florida Beach Walk on Nov. 6


Beach walk celebrates Florida's coasts

The United Way of Hernando County will host the Great Visit Florida Beach Walk from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at Alfred McKethan/Pine Island Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive.

The local event is part of a statewide effort when Floridians rally to celebrate the Sunshine State's 825 miles of sandy shores in 34 beach counties.

Individuals and groups can register to walk one mile at Pine Island, and to take photographs along the way to upload on the Internet. All photos will be displayed on For information, call (352) 688-2026.


Book discussion group to meet Nov. 15

The Brooksville Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer.

Registration is not required, but limited copies of the book are available at the library. For information, call Ronette, (352) 544-5669.


City Council needs volunteers for boards

The Brooksville City Council is accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering on the following boards:

• Beautification Board: Two positions to fill expiring four-year terms through Dec. 31, 2014. There are no residency requirements.

• Cemetery Advisory Committee: Two positions to fill expiring four-year terms through Dec. 31, 2014. Applicants must be city residents or have a documented tie to the Brooksville Cemetery.

• Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: One full-time position and one alternate position to fill expiring four-year terms through Dec. 31, 2014. There is also one vacant unexpired term through Dec. 31, 2013. There are no residency requirements.

• Planning and Zoning Commission: One position to fill an expiring four-year term through Dec. 31, 2014. Applicants must be city residents.

To apply for any of the positions, an appropriate application form must be completed, along with an authorization for a background check. All applicants must be registered Florida voters. Applications are available in the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. All applications must be returned by 5 p.m. on Dec. 3.

For information, call (352) 540-3810.

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