Monday, July 16, 2018
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Hernando Vendors for Nov. 18

Vendors, artists and crafters are needed for the GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman's Club's annual ChristKindl Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 on S Main Street at Hendricks Avenue in downtown Brooksville. The festival, which includes German foods, hot mulled wine, local craft beer, music, dancing, handcrafts, artisans and local retailers, will be held immediately after the annual Brooksville Christmas Parade. Vendors must provide a 10- by 10-foot tent with weights. No electricity will be provided. For information, call Jude at (352) 345-2173 or visit gfwcbrooksvillewomansclub.org.

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CVS employees call 911 on black woman trying to use a coupon

CVS employees call 911 on black woman trying to use a coupon

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