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Workshop to discuss water flows, levels for Tooke Lake and Whitehurst Pond


Workshop to discuss lake, pond water flows

The Southwest Florida Water Management District will present a workshop on proposed minimum guidance levels for Tooke Lake and Whitehurst Pond from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. The state Legislature requires the district to set minimum flows and levels, which are the limits at which further water withdrawals will cause significant harm to the water resources or the environment. Public comment is encouraged. Written comments are also welcome and may be submitted to David Carr, senior environmental scientist, no later than Oct. 26. Mail them to 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604, or email them to

Ethnic fest features rides, games, cuisine

The annual Ethnic Festival will be Oct. 25 to 28 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Festival hours will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, from noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and from noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. The event will include carnival rides, skill games, ethnic cuisine, a mini-raffle, continuous entertainment and the Second Hand Rose flea market. Parking and admission are free. Discounted armbands are available at the church. Single-day armbands are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate; four-day armbands are $50 in advance and $55 at the gate. Call the church office at (352) 688-0663.

Tickets available for Marine Corps Ball

Tickets are available for the Marine Corps League 708 Birthday Ball, which will be Nov. 10 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The event will include a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., a ceremony at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased by Oct. 29. Call Commandant Marion Kelley at (352) 597-7979 or visit

Workshop to discuss water flows, levels for Tooke Lake and Whitehurst Pond 10/13/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:58am]
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