Hernando Briefs For April 20

COUNTYWIDE

Applications available for Care Line program

Years ago, the Hernando County Sheriffs Office established a Care Line program for the security and well-being of those who live alone and would like daily contact with someone. To participate, an application must be completed. The application is an agreement to comply with program procedures. A waiver is included that, when signed, authorizes a deputy to enter a residence to check on the persons well-being, should that become necessary. Participants call the Care Line every morning between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m. If the person misses his or her call time, a Care Line clerk calls the person. If there is no answer, calls are made to others on the persons contact list. If this fails, a deputy is dispatched to the home. To participate or for information, call Annie Austin at (352) 797-3660.

PHSC fall registration is underway

Registration for four fall sessions at Pasco-Hernando State College is underway for new and returning students. The fall course schedule is available online at info.phsc.edu/course-schedule. New students interested in taking classes this fall are urged to contact PHSC for admissions information or apply online at www.phsc.edu/admissions.

Term I and Term IA, respectively a 16- and eight-week term, begin Aug. 20. A second eight-week session, Term IB, begins Oct. 15. A new 10-week session, Term IC, begins Sept. 10. Students may register for all four sessions simultaneously. Registration/adding courses must be completed prior to the first class meeting. Classes may not be added after the first class meets. Registration for online courses will be permitted until 8:59 p.m. on the Wednesday after classes begin. The application fee for new students is $25 and orientation and placement tests are offered at no charge. For information, visit phsc.edu.

Property Appraisers office closed July 20

Both locations of the Hernando County Property Appraisers Office will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 for training. The offices are at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Broad St., Room 463, Brooksville, and the Westside Government Center, 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4190, ext. 1.

Sample ballots are now available

The Hernando County Supervisor of Elections office announced recently that sample ballots are available online at hernandovotes.com/. The sample ballots will be mailed in August.

Compete to win Kindle Fire at library

The Hernando County Public Library System invites its users to compete for a chance to win a new Kindle Fire tablet as part of its "Libraries Rock" Adult Summer Reading Challenge. Participants must complete four out of five challenges of their choice in each of the two categories. Each contestant must complete a total of eight challenges to be eligible.

First category: Read a poem, a classic, a widely popular book, a sleeper hit you discover on your own, or a book made into a movie. Second category: Try an adult summer reading program, the Freegal app and download your favorite rock song, a novelist (find a read-alike), a new recipe from a cookbook, music from another country or a foreign language film. Contestants must turn their completed checklist at any Hernando County Public Library branch by Aug. 2 to receive a "Libraries Rock" merit button and a ticket for a chance to win a new Kindle Fire tablet. Tickets will be drawn from all participants at all branches. The drawing will be on Aug. 3. For information, call (352) 754-4043.

Help support team World Series bound

Spring Hill Dixie Junior Boys All-Stars 13U baseball team recently won the state championship in Lynn Haven and will represent Florida in the World Series in Bossier City, Louisiana. The team needs to raise $12,000 for the tournament. To help cover travel expenses, the team is seeking financial sponsors. Bucket drops are set at various area locations, and the following fundraisers are scheduled:

Pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. July 21 at Beef O Bradys, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. The cost is $7 per person. Visit teams Facebook page for flyer.

Day at Escape Artist, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 24 at Escape Artist, 5230 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $25 per person. Mention the teams flyer, and the business will donate 15 percent to the team.

Spaghetti dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. July 25 at Spring Hill Elementary School, 6001 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The dinner (take-out only) will include Carrabbas Italian Grill spaghetti dinner and bread, salad provided by Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, and dessert. Tickets are $10 or four for $30. For information, email Jennifer Higgins, league director, at [email protected]

BROOKSVILLE

Jericho Road needs help with food

Jericho Road Ministries is seeking volunteers to help distribute food to needy, elderly and homeless residents of Hernando County. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays at the food distribution location at Marys House, 1163 Howell Ave. For information, call (352) 799-2912, ext. 101.

Reunion planned for Moton staff

Faculty and staff members who worked for principal Yvonne Brewer at Moton School Center (1980-90) or Moton Elementary School (1990-95) are invited to celebrate Moton Memories from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at Brewers Brooksville Chapel, 1190 S. Broad St. The event will include food, fellowship and reminiscing. To RSVP, call Alice LaPlaca at (352) 345-8849 or email [email protected]

Brooksville businesses will host event

Twenty-four Brooksville shops and eateries have banded together to present Christmas in July from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, the businesses will offer Christmas music, special discounts, door prizes, raffles, refreshments, live entertainment, a book signing and other activities. Participating businesses include: Transformed Treasures, the Wired Bird, Tilted Teacup Tea Room and Boutique, Rogers Christmas House Village, Westover Flowers, the Pearl Porch, Mallie Kylas Cafe, the Bistro, Main Street Eatery, Easy Street Home Decor, the Front Porch, AKA Salvage and Designs, Peace Tree Trading Post, the White Daisy A Salon and Day Spa, Downtown Loser Nutrition Club, Young & Co., Coney Island Drive-Inn, Florida Cracker Kitchen, Patricias Boutique, Broad Street Market, Treasures from the Heart, Taipei Taipei, Luigis Pizza and Brookstone Wines.

Sheriffs Office

to host open house

The Hernando County Sheriffs Office will host an open house at its new District One office (formerly the Brooksville Police Department), 87 Veterans Ave., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 26. The event is an opportunity for Brooksville residents to meet Sheriff Al Nienhuis, his command staff, and the men and women assigned to provide law enforcement services in District One, which includes the city of Brooksville. During the event, take part in tours of the new office, K-9 and SWAT demonstrations, and presentations by the Forensics Unit, Vice and Narcotics Unit, communications center and the Community Oriented Policing Unit. Members of the Civilian Mounted Unit and the Explorer Post will be on hand to answer questions. Community relations representatives will be available to discuss current programs and initiatives. Light refreshments will be served.

SPRING HILL

Traffic detour at County Line/Mariner

A temporary detour will be in place directing traffic needing access to Mariner Boulevard from County Line Road in Hernando County until approximately Aug. 10, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to build the new westbound lanes through the intersection. Traffic will be directed to use Medical Boulevard and Quality Drive. Improvements include widening the two-lane undivided roadway into a four-lane divided roadway, replacing the existing traffic signal, adding sidewalks and a shared-use path. Construction activities and lane closures will occur day and night. Access to driveways and side streets are being maintained. The $8.4 million project is set to finish this summer.

Talent show needs participants

Hernando County Public Library System, as part of its Summer 2018 Libraries Rock events, will host the first-ever Idol Talent Extravaganza competition from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. If you have a special talent or just love to perform, register to be part of the show. The competition is open to all ages, and participants may perform solo or as a group. Entry forms are available at hernandocountylibrary.us or at any local library branch. The deadline to register is July 26. For information, call (352) 754-4043.

Fertility/miscarriage support group to start

Suncoast OB/GYN and All Womens Midwifery & Health Care will host a monthly fertility and miscarriage group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at 4003 Mariner Blvd. The first meeting will be July 26. The group will be facilitated by Dr. Felica Wagman, board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Those who have struggled with fertility issues, suffered a miscarriage or worry they are unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term, are welcome. To register, call (352) 597-6333 or visit OakHillHospital.com/ForYourHealth.

Florida Forest service will be topic at AARP

Hernando County West AARP Chapter 5445 will meet at noon July 27 at Kally Ks Steakery & Fishery, 3383 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Nicole Howard, Hernando County senior forester. If ordering from the menu, please arrive at 11 a.m. To RSVP, call Bob Howell at (352) 683-9361.

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