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Watering restrictions remain in Hernando County


County's watering rules still in effect

While the Southwest Florida Water Management District has rescinded its one-day-per-week watering restrictions in Hernando, Citrus, Lake, Levy and Sumter counties, the Hernando County Utilities Department reminds residents that the stricter rules are still in effect for Hernando County, by order of the County Commission. The one-day-per-week schedule is: Monday for addresses ending in 0 and 1, Tuesday for addresses ending in 2 and 3, Wednesday for addresses ending in 4 and 5, Thursday for addresses ending in 6 and 7, and Friday for addresses ending in 8 and 9, as well as for properties with no address or multiple addresses. Watering may be done prior to 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. For information, call (352) 754-4043.


Fine arts facility sets grand opening

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the new Hernando County Fine Arts Council facility will be at noon Tuesday at 7348 Horse Lake Road. The facility includes offices, an art gallery and board room. There will be an exhibit in the gallery with the recent work of local artist Mike Nicholson. Music and refreshments will be provided. The next meeting of the fine arts council will be at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9; after the meeting, there will be a reception for sponsors and friends, which will include music and refreshments. For information, visit or contact Roger Sherman at (352) 799-2627 or email

Lions' two-day flea market coming up

The Brooksville Lions Communitywide Flea Market will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 880 N Broad St., next to the main entrance to Clover Leaf Farms. Vendor spaces are available for $10. A portion of proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice. RSVP to (352) 593-4063 or The event will also include diabetes screenings, games, barbecued hot dogs, sodas, water and chips. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on site Friday.


Learn about PHCC at its open house

Pasco-Hernando Community College will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at its Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. Information will be available about associate degree and career and certificate programs, including legal assisting, human services, information technology and health programs. Information will also be available about admissions, financial aid, student support services and veteran affairs. Tours will be available. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP online at For details, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422.


Rusty and Nick will entertain 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 10 at Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The wrong date was listed in the Clubs column on Wednesday. For information, call (352) 597-7979.

Today's picks

Personal history workshop: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free, but reservations are requested. (352) 754-4042.

'Reading is Fun' summer youth program: 5 p.m., New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Free. (727) 808-4096.

Watering restrictions remain in Hernando County 08/01/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:28pm]
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