Eliminate odor at sewage plant
I wrote several years ago regarding the horrible odor coming from the sewage treatment plant on Osowaw Boulevard near U.S. 19 and Spring Hill Drive.
A while back I read that the problem would be eliminated, I believe, after relocation of the plant. It's been a few years, so what is the time frame? How much longer do residents have to be assaulted by these repulsive odors?
The odor travels as far south as Timber Pines and, if your car windows or vents are open, the smell goes through the entire car and it lingers. Is no one else offended?
Can the new commissioners tackle and resolve this situation once and for all? Please, try to remedy this.
Eileen Spadea, Weeki Wachee
Tree-lighting sparks memories
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas is all I could think of as I walked away from the courthouse square last week. The tree-lighting ceremony was so meaningful in many ways. As for my personal feelings, it brought back so many family traditions that I had never forgotten but somehow put in the background.
The evening brought it back loud and clear — the real reason for the season. It must have looked like a picture postcard to people who were just coming into the square. There was the beautiful tree, all the Christmas poinsettias and downtown Brooksville merchants opening their doors for an evening visit.
There was so much musical talent, too. They all were so good I did not want the evening to end. Of course, every community has its share of those much-needed, behind-the-scenes hard workers who pull it all together and make it seem so easy:- Lindsay Morgan with the city of Brooksville, Brenda Frazier, Rick Foti, Richard Johnson and crew, all with Hernando County. And, thank you Randi Olsen and Jason Yungman for making the evening so much fun for everyone.
I am looking forward to next December already. Please be there again with another Christmas program to introduce all of us of all ages to another Christmas season. The community responded, and did you notice? It is growing every year.
Julia Jinkens, Brooksville
Boaters must be safe on water
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches numerous safe boating courses throughout the year. Our list of 2013 courses will be published shortly. In the meantime, please remember to boat safely.
All passengers should be wearing a Coast Guard-approved life jacket whenever under way. Children's life jackets should fit snugly but not too tight. There are many stylish and comfortable styles to choose from for children and adults. Most boating fatalities are from drowning due to not wearing a life jacket. Remember that one drink on land equals three on the water and BUI laws will be enforced.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is always happy to give your vessel a free safety inspection. We will come to your boat wherever you keep it. Don't wait until an emergency to find out what safety and emergency equipment you should have on your boat. Call John at (352) 596-2823 to set up an appointment.
Joanne Fessel, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-08, Hernando Beach