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Local Organizations Team Up to Raise Awareness for Vision Impairment and Hearing Loss

Twenty five years ago, our nation made a commitment to eliminate discrimination towards those living with disabilities and adopted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The act prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.

Makeover for Kass Circle

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELISSA FORDYCE

On Saturday May 30, 2015 the second annual Kass Circle cleanup was held. Volunteers met at the new building of People Helping People located in the heart of Kass Circle to sign in, grab items for clean up, get safety tips, and headed out to clean up trash in the Kass Circle area which ran from Springhill Drive to Deltona Blvd and Pinehurst Dr. According to People Helping People President Doug Brainard the dumpster on site was a donation by the local trash collection company, and all cleanup supplies and refreshments were donations as well.

Michael Harrison Troop 442 is now an Eagle Scout

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Appreciation for the accomplishments and public service by Michael Harrison in achieving the rank of Eagle Scout was officially proclaimed in a resolution by the Hernando Board of County Commissioners on May 26th, 2015. Mr. Harrison is a Senior at Springstead High School and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 442. He recently refurbished the wooden platform, bench and fencing at Spring Hill Botanical Garden.

His Court of Honor ceremony will be held on June 6, 2015 at Community Fellowship Church in Spring Hill.

For the Dog Lovers: UpDog Challenge Event

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

Kat and Jack Fahle have been involved in disc challenge for over eleven years. However they felt the need to expand this sport so that it provides something for everyone. “We wanted to make an organization that was more accessible to pet people, to the person that plays disc in the backyard.” Kat Fahle said. Along with three of their friends; Andre and Jason Riglers, and Babz they put a new approach in disc dog challenges and formed the UpDog Challenge.

Barbara Lemoine Recognized by Life Center of Hernando

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 9:55am

LIFE CENTER OF HERNANDO

Christine Reining presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Barbara Lemoine from The Life Center of Hernando in recognition of volunteer service. As members of Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, Anna Murphy and Barbara Lemoine contributed 2,993.5 hours to The Life Center of Hernando from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. These volunteer hours were valued at $69,069.05! the Life Center of Hernando is a unique home that takes in young single moms who are at risk of becoming homeless. It provides family style living while the residents become self -sufficient.

Register to Vote in June

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 9:41am

Hernando County Supervisor of Elections

Shirley Anderson, Hernando County Supervisor of Elections is pleased to announce the following dates for voter registration and outreach for June, 2015.

June 16, 2015
Brooksville Library
238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL
10:00am-Noon

June 17, 2015
East Hernando Branch Library
6457 Windmere Rd., Brooksville, FL 34602
10:00am-Noon

June 18, 2015
Spring Hill Branch Library
9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, FL
10:00am-Noon

Wild Buck Whiskey: Small Batch, Big Flavor

Hernando County is home to a new product, Wild Buck Whiskey. Owners Natalie and Kevin Goff have received some nice exposure since their whiskey, handmade in small batches hit the shelves at locations around the county. Wild Buck Whiskey is already nationally recognized. They recently won a bronze medal in the rye whiskey category from the American Distilling Institute, competing against 457 other whiskeys.

Mosquito Control in Hernando County

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Sandra Fisher, Hernando County Mosquito Control Director spoke to the Brooksville City Council about the upcoming mosquito season and what types of control methods are being used.

Fisher stated that the mission of Hernando County’s Mosquito control is to enhance quality of life for residents throughout the county by reducing mosquito populations through integrated pest management. She explained that surveillance, control, source reduction, and public education are essential parts of integrated pest management.

Ebb and Flow of Aripeka's Artists

ARTWORK BY NEUMANN, ROSENQUIST, STACK, ERDRICH, CAPARELLO, MCCALLUM

A small coastal community on the border of Pasco and Hernando County has been called home by several major contemporary artists. The alluring nature of Aripeka, resides in its beauty and isolation, both especially appealing to artists seeking a place for inspiration and contemplation. At one point at least six highly successful artists lived in Aripeka but not many remain. Like the ebb and flow of the Gulf waters, Aripeka is awaiting new talent to emerge from the tide. Leslie Neumann who is an artist as well as a land conservationist still lives and works in Aripeka.

Dodgeball Trying to Carve Niche in County

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

BROOKSVILLE - Six balls sit lined up at center court of the Jerome Brown Community Center gym. The players sprint to grab them, and quite literally take aim at their opponents.
It's the City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department's version of dodgeball, and no it's not broadcast on ESPN 8 The "Ocho." Actors Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn are nowhere in sight.

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