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Fertilizer ordinance in effect for Hernando County (Brooksville, FL) Starting January 1, 2020, a fertilizer ordinance will be in effect for Hernando County through March 31, 2020. This ordinance regulates how, where and when fertilizers can be applied to grass. During this time period, only professional applicators who are trained, certified and registered according to the terms of the ...read more
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Deadline Extended to January 30, 2020, for Hernando County Artists of All Ages to enter First-Ever Art in the Park Art ContestThe Hernando County Fine Arts Council is excited to announce its first-ever artist competition for artwork to be featured at the 36th annual Art in the Park, held March 14-15, 2020, at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, FL.   Winners will receive cash prizes, ...read more
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Apply now for upcoming CERT classes to train for disaster response(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management is seeking volunteers over the age of 18 who are interested in joining the Hernando County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT volunteers receive special training which enhances their ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster situation. As an ...read more
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Rotary Club of Brooksville AuctionThanks for supporting our cause. To make a difference, please bid on auction items, give a cash donation, or simply share this auction on your social media using the hashtag, #charityauctionhttps://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/rotary-club-of-brooksville-auction-10088
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Program recommendations from your library(Brooksville, FL) – The Hernando County Public Library System (HCPLS) announces the following program recommendations. All events are free and the public is encouraged to participate.Click here for more information  
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Hernando County Children Need Your Help  Become an advocate for an abused or neglected child.  No one should simply shake their head and sadly lament the horrific story of child abuse. Instead of passive despair, let these tragic incidents serve as a galvanizing call to action for us all to commit to ending abuse and securing the safety and future of every child in Hernando County.  Click here ...read more
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BOCC approves public/private partnership for operation of Chinsegut Hill(Brooksville, FL) At its January 28, 2020 regular meeting, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve public/private partnerships between Hernando County Government, the Tampa Bay History Center and Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. to enter into license agreements for the use and operation of specified ...read more
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BOCC approves partnership with Growers Association for operation of Little Rock Cannery(Brooksville, FL) At its January 28, 2020 regular meeting, the Board of County Commission unanimously voted to approve a public/private partnership between Hernando County Government and the Hernando County Growers Association, Inc. for the use and operation of the Little Rock Cannery located at 15487 Citrus Way ...read more
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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ February Class/Workshop Schedule Free Class: Pollinator Gardens  Free Kid-Friendly Class: Wonderful WaterFree Class: Best All Around Plants for Hernando County Free Class: When Lawns Just Don’t Cut It  Rain Barrel WorkshopClick here for more information
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Hernando County selects library services manager (Hernando County, FL) Hernando County Government announces the selection of Cynthia Loftis-Culp as its library services manager. Loftis-Culp received a bachelor’s degree from Hodges University and a master’s degree from University of South Florida. She has more than 25 years of library experience with 20 years in library services management.  She ...read more
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Temporary lane closure scheduled for Shoal Line Boulevard(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Utilities Department (HCUD) will be performing scheduled water main improvements on Shoal Line Boulevard near Hernando Beach beginning February 11 through February 13, 2020. This work will require a single lane closure on Shoal Line Boulevard from Darlene Street to Hushpuppy Lane during this timeframe ...read more
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SunWest Crab & Shrimp FestivalNo need to get crabby, because the Crab & Shrimp Festival returns to Sunwest Park, Feb 28th-Mar 1st. This event features two days and three nights of rockin' live bands, beautiful beachfront sceneries, and Florida's most excellent seafood. The Sunwest Crab & Shrimp Festival is bringing the funk on Friday night with The Black Honkeys, and on Saturday, Matchbox 2.0 / a ...read more
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Purchasing and Contracts office closure and relocation(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Purchasing and Contracts Department will be relocating its office on February 7, 2020 to the Hernando County Government Center located at 20 N. Main Street, Room 266 in Brooksville. To facilitate this move, the Purchasing and Contracts office will be closed Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7, 2020. ...read more
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Recycling drop off location closure and removal of glass recycling(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling Department announces the removal of recycling drop off boxes at the Walmart located at 13300 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville on February 28, 2020. The levels of contamination and trash being placed on the ground outside of these containers has been extremely high, ...read more
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Temporary lane closure scheduled for Richard Drive (Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Utilities Department (HCUD) will be performing scheduled sewer force main improvements on Richard Drive in Weeki Wachee beginning Wednesday, February 26 through Thursday, February 27, 2020. This work will require a single lane closure on Richard Drive from Shoal Line Boulevard to Gettysburg Drive during this ...read more
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Friends of the Library of Hernando County Wine Tasting Fundraiser(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Public Library invites the community to join us for a fun evening to benefit the Friends of the Library of Hernando County, Inc. The Wine Tasting Fundraiser will be held at the Strong Tower Winery, located at 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34610 on Saturday, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more ...read more
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Open house scheduled for community input on Anderson Snow Master Plan(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Planning Department, in partnership with a team from Florida State University (FSU), is working to develop a master plan for improving Anderson Snow Park, located at 1360 Anderson Snow Road in Spring Hill. As part of the master planning process, a community open house will be held on March 5, ...read more
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MEDIA RELEASEFebruary 21, 2020  Temporary closure of Bayport Park boat ramp(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Parks and Recreation will temporarily close the Bayport Park boat ramp, located at 4140 Cortez Boulevard in Spring Hill, on Monday, February 24, 2020 beginning at 1 p.m., for scheduled construction related to the Bayport Pier.  The boat ramp will re-open to the public for normal hours, ...read more
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Ongoing Commitment to Service Earns Patty Bolin, CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty, 2019 Quality Service Pinnacle Award Spring Hill, FL (Grassroots Newswire) February 24, 2020 -- Marilyn Pearson-Adams, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty announced today that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Patty Bolin with the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer ...read more
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Temporary lane closure scheduled for Shoal Line Boulevard(Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Utilities Department (HCUD) will be performing scheduled water main improvements on Shoal Line Boulevard near Hernando Beach beginning March 3 through March 5, 2020. This work will require a single lane closure on Shoal Line Boulevard from Hushpuppy Lane to Darlene Street during this timeframe (See ...read more
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