Hernando Briefs for July 6

Published July 2 2018


Elections office sets voter outreach events

Shirley Anderson, Hernando County supervisor of elections, has announced the schedule for voter registration and outreach events during July.

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10, Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

• 5 to 9 p.m. July 18, Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville.

• 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28, Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville.

For information, call (352) 754-4125 or visit hernandovotes.com.

Swiftmud launches new website

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has launched a new WaterMatters.org website featuring a new recreation reservation system. The new design offers the following features: mobile friendly (compatible with tablets and phones), sitewide navigation menu, prominent search tool, new and improved recreation reservation system (view campsites in real-time, make reservations and receive online confirmations), online publication ordering system (check order status, view order history and update shipping information), and new technology (with up-to-date security features). For a video tutorial of the new website, visit WaterMatters.org/Tutorial.


Real estate auction will be July 12

Hernando County Commissioners have partnered with Higgenbotham Auctioneers International to conduct a surplus land auction at 6 p.m. July 12 at the Southern Hills Golf Club, 4200 Summit View Drive. Auction participants can bid on 13 homesites in Southern Hills and an approximate 5.7-acre residential development at the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Blackbird Road in Weeki Wachee. A 10 percent deposit is required the day of the auction. There also is a 10 percent buyer’s premium. Closing must occur within 30 days after Commissioners approve the sales. All proceeds will benefit the Hernando County general fund. For information, visit auction@higgenbotham.com or call toll-free, 1-800-257-4161.

Riders chapter will host bike night/show

American Legion Riders Chapter 186 will present the Full Throttle Bike Night from 6 to 10 p.m. July 13 at American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd. Trophies will be awarded in the 5 Class motorcycle show. The event is free and open to the public, and includes live music from 7 to 10 p.m. provided by Rebel Soul, 50/50 tickets and raffles. The post will offer its Friday Fish Fry for purchase. Proceeds benefit the post’s charitable projects. The post is a smoke-free facility. For information, call Steve Tyler at (352) 597-9995 or email tylersf@hotmail.com.

Author to discuss Billy the Kid

Author William H. Cox II will recount his adventures from 30 years ago while living in New Mexico in the early 1990s, when a life-changing event found him living in the footsteps of William H. Bonney, the legendary figure of the wild west known as Billy the Kid, at 7 p.m. July 28 at 1885 Train Depot Museum, 70 Russell St. Tickets are $10 per person, limited seats available. Copies of his book, the Adventures and Times of William H. Cox II "Billy the Kid" will be available for purchase.

Sponsors needed for Kickin’ at the Q

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department, working through its nonprofit organization Friends of the Children, is offering sponsorship and advertising opportunities for its Kickin’ at the Q concert/truck and Jeep show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Quarry, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. The concert will feature Nashville country music singer Cowboy Troy, along with the Southern Brotherz Band, Billy Dawson and other local talent. Sponsorship levels available include: Title, $5,000 (for the truck and Jeep show); VIP Title, $2500; Dealership, $1,000; Professional; $500, and Banner, $250. Proceeds from the event will help cover expenses for an alcohol and drug-free Back to School event for local high school students and provide funding for the free family annual events hosted by the Friends of the Children, including Operation Backpack, Movie in the Park and Movies on Main Street. For information, call (352) 540-3830.


Fundraiser will benefit community center

The TriCounty Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., will host a giant clothing, accessories and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21. The fundraiser will benefit the center which was damaged from a fire in April. The center, which serves Citrus, Hernando and Sumter counties, has liability insurance, but due to the high cost, can’t afford fire insurance. For information, call Dorrie Lewis, association president, at (352) 587-4014.


Rain barrel workshop offered to residents

Residents are invited to attend a rain barrel workshop at 10:30 a.m. July 21 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Advance registration and payment are required by July 19. Send a check for $50 made payable to HCUD and write "Rain Barrel Workshop July 21" on the envelope. Hernando County Utilities customers who attend the workshop and install a rain barrel will receive a one-time, $25 credit on their water bill. Bring a vehicle that can accommodate a 50-gallon barrel. Attendance at the workshop is mandatory to purchase a barrel. For information, call (352) 540-6230.

Senior safety will be topic at AARP

Hernando County West AARP Chapter 5445 will meet at noon July 11 at Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be a representative from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. If ordering from the menu, please arrive at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call Bob Howell at (352) 683-9361.