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Patron support technician Elin Tate staffs the public library station in the Istachatta Community Center one afternoon a week. By mid September, the site, which serves about 600 patrons yearly, will close permanently. Beth N. Gray | Special to the Times

County sale of 'surplus' property will bring several changes to Istachatta

ISTACHATTA — Fallen twigs and grass clippings pepper the blacktop shuffleboard courts. Welcoming benches beneath the canopy oaks could use a good scrub. The sturdy, concrete-block community center, its windows dark, looks forlorn. The U.S. post office trailer appears ready for a wrecking ball. Hernando County commi …

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  1. Quirky 'Urinetown,' romantic comedy big winners at Richey Suncoast Theatre

    Stage

    NEW PORT RICHEY — In what was, arguably, the strongest and most up-to-date season of musicals at Richey Suncoast Theatre, the quirky comedy Urinetown was the big winner at the 2015-16 Charlie Awards on Saturday, the theater's version of the Tony Awards, named in honor of the late managing director Charlie …

  2. Review: Show Palace's 'Route 66' stokes plenty of memories of the famous highway

    Stage

    People who fondly remember Nash Ramblers, the Man with the Texaco Star, eight-cylinder engines and little GTOs will likely enjoy the songs in and the memories revived by Route 66, a jukebox musical recalling all things good and fine with that strip of highway running straight through from Chicago to Los Angeles …

  3. Despite legal stances, efforts continue to end city-county annexation squabble

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — In public meetings and legal briefs, the fight between the city of Brooksville and Hernando County over growth and allegations of racism seems headed to a formal ruling by a judge or some form of conflict resolution.

  4. County sale of 'surplus' property will bring several changes to Istachatta

    Local Government

    ISTACHATTA — Fallen twigs and grass clippings pepper the blacktop shuffleboard courts. Welcoming benches beneath the canopy oaks could use a good scrub. The sturdy, concrete-block community center, its windows dark, looks forlorn. The U.S. post office trailer appears ready for a wrecking ball.

    Patron support technician Elin Tate staffs the public library station in the Istachatta Community Center one afternoon a week. By mid September, the site, which serves about 600 patrons yearly, will close permanently.
  5. Many Hernando voters not waiting till Tuesday to cast primary ballots

    Local

    Hernando County voters have not been waiting for Tuesday's formal primary election day to make their voting choices known.

    Poll deputy James Willis, right, greets voters Monday at the Supervisor of Elections’ Forest Oaks location in Spring Hill. By midweek, more than 1,200 residents had visited one of the four early voting sites to make their selections.
  6. Musical revue at Show Palace will bring back memories of famous highway

    Stage

    HUDSON — Looking for some lighthearted, nostalgia-filled entertainment? Take Route 66, a musical revue playing Saturday to Oct. 2 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre.

    Route 66, a musical revue, features 34 songs from the 1950s and ’60s, which are tied together by a musical journey across the country on the titular highway.  
  7. Revamped school district app puts more information in users' hands

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — Although it was rolled out in 2014, the Hernando County School District mobile phone application was recently updated in a major way.