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Water district wants ideas for restoration
By TIMES WIRES
Published June 30, 2007
The Southwest Florida Water Management District invites residents to share ideas on potential water resources restoration projects at the Hernando County Task Force meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Weeki Wachee Area Club, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. The task force will consider potential restoration projects to enhance fish and wildlife habitats in Hernando County, such as shoreline restoration, sand and sediment control or removal and exotic species management. The task force is part of the Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council. Call Mark Rials toll-free at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4220. Suggestions can be e-mailed to Mark.Rials@watermatters.org.
Station to honor fallen firefighters
Spring Hill Fire Rescue Station 2 will host a memorial at 1 p.m. today to honor the nine firefighters killed earlier this month while fighting a blaze at a furniture store in Charleston, S.C. The memorial will be at the station, 3445 Bob Hartung Court. Hernando County firefighters will be the guests of honor. The benediction will be given by the Rev. Jack Martin and the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Rachael Rodriguez. Speakers include Hernando County commissioners, Hernando County Administrator Gary Kuhl and Spring Hill fire Commissioner Charles Raborn.
Eagle aerie marks the Fourth of July
The Hallcrest Eagles 4497 will host a two-day Fourth of July open house celebration today and Sunday at the aerie at 1391 Kass Circle. An indoor picnic will begin at noon today, with barbecue, hot dogs and hamburgers. The cost is $3 per person. Karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. A flea market will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Lunch will be available for $3 per person. For information, call 684-3860.
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary to host Fourth of July picnic: noon to 5 p.m., AMVETS Post 24, 247 Hallcrest Ave., Spring Hill. $5. 683-0203.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club's Independence Day picnic: 5 to 9 p.m., 4163 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $15 for adults, $7 for children younger than 12. Don, 596-2907; Jeanne, 683-9762; Karen, 592-0037, or Sam, 596-8782.
Hip-Hop HIV/AIDS Awareness Night: 9 p.m., Saints and Sinners Lounge, 11060 Spring Hill Drive. 540-6800, ext. 82173.
Home At Last Adoptions has Kitten and Cat Adopt-A-Thon and Microchip Clinic: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Pet Super Market, 4316 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. 352 476-6832.