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Hernando digest

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 17, 2001


Singers will present spring concerts

The Nature Coast Festival Singers will be present three spring concerts. The first will be at 3 p.m. March 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave., Inverness; the second will be at 7 p.m. March 26 at Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, Forest Oaks Boulevard, Spring Hill; and the third will be at 3 p.m. April 1 at Christ Lutheran Church, North Avenue W, Brooksville. For questions call Carol, 754-8739 or Shirley, 683-4833..

Weeki Wachee offers discount passes

Weeki Wachee Spring announces that discounted season passes are now on sale.

The discounted price is only $34.95 through March 31. Price increases to $39.95 on April 1, and increases to $44.95 on May 26. Buccaneer Bay opens March 24.

Weeki Wachee Spring is one of Florida's original theme parks, established in 1948, it is the home of the underwater mermaid shows that have been performed continuously for more than 50 years.

Buccaneer Bay is a natural water park with slides, a beach, children's area and swimming in the famous Weeki Wachee Spring. Weeki Wachee Spring is at State Road 50 and U.S. 19, just north of Spring Hill. For information regarding season passes, please call 596-2062.

Scholarships available for area youngsters

Brooksville Lodge 1676, Loyal Order of Moose is offering its Defending Circle Scholarship to Hernando County High School seniors.

This scholarship is available to high school seniors in public, private or parochial schools.

This scholarship is not academically based, although grade-point average is considered.

Award amounts may vary. Only 500 applications will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To obtain an application, send a self addressed envelope to Kevin Moglia, scholarship chairman, Brooksville Lodge 1676, PO Box 10645, Brooksville, FL 34603-0645. Applications are available by direct mailing only, please do not call the lodge. Application return deadline is April 15. Award winners will be announced May 1.

Center offers class in anger management

The Hernando County Visitation Center is offering a free anger management course and substance abuse course. These courses are made possible through a grant by the state Department of Juvenile Justice. Both classes focus on education, prevention and intervention. The enrollment is continuous, and all those interested in taking the classes may call the Visitation Center at 796-7024 and leave a message for Cindy. Parents are encouraged to attend classes with their children.

Roads scheduled for repaving next week

Beginning next week, weather permitting, the following roads will be paved with a stress relief layer and a surface course:

Amy circle: from Deltona Boulevard to Meadow Lark Road.

Antilles Lane: from Omaha Circle, crosses Spring Hill Drive to Deltona Boulevard.

Apple Lane: from Spring Hill Drive to Antilles Lane.

Begonia Street; from Deltona Boulevard to Meadow Lark Road.

Belen Avenue: from Meadow Lark Road to Founder Road crosses Deltona Boulevard.

Brewton Avenue: from Durham Street to Kenway Street.

Canterbury Street: from Pond Circle to Deltona Boulevard.

Clipper Court: from its western dead end to Deltona Boulevard.

Covington Avenue: from Gallup Road to Abeline Road.

Durham Street: from Galahad Avenue to Kenway Street.

Dustin Circle: from Gallup Road to Gallup Road.

Eleanor Street: from west of Giralda Avenue to Deltona Boulevard.

Founder Road: from Deltona Boulevard to Meadow Lark Road.

Foxdale Lane: from Dustin Circle to Gallup Road.

Galahad Avenue: from Begonia Street to Kenway Street.

Gallagher Avenue: from Joel Street to Abeline Road.

Gallup Circle: from Gallup Road to circle back to Gallup.

Gallup Road: from Deltona Boulevard to Gallup Circle.

Giffen Lane: from Deltona Boulevard to Meadow Lark Road.

Giovanni Avenue: from Gallup Road to Dustin Circle.

Giralda Avenue: from Founder Road to Eleanor Street.

Jessie Lane: from Meadow Lark Road to Begonia Street.

Joel Street: from west of Giralda Avenue to Deltona Boulevard.

Kass Circle: from Spring Hill Drive to Spring Hill Drive.

Kenway Street: from Deltona Boulevard to Dustin Circle.

Lagoon Road: from Pinehurst Drive to southeast of Pie Court.

London Avenue: from Spring Hill Drive to north of Canterbury Street.

Malone Avenue: from Spring Hill Drive to Mead Drive.

Markham Avenue: from Spring Hill Drive to Canterbury Street.

Mead Drive: from north of Canterbury Street to London Avenue.

Meadow Lark Road: from Deltona Boulevard to cul-de-sac north of Begonia

Olar Court: from Gallup Road to northwest dead end.

Omaha Circle: from Canterbury Street to north of Spring Hill Drive.

Pie Court: from Lagoon Road to northeastern dead end.

Pond Circle: from Pinehurst Drive to Pinehurst Drive.

Reef Court: from Lagoon Road to northeast dead end.

Sands Court: from W Dead End to Pinehurst Drive.

Sky Court: from Pond Circle to northeast dead end.

Skylark Drive: from northeast of Lagoon Road to southwest of Pinehurst Drive.

Sylvia Avenue: from Spring Hill Drive to Pinehurst Drive.

Residents should expect one way traffic and brief delays in the vicinity of the work. Access to residences will be maintained. Any questions concerning this project may be directed to Andy Palmer, inspections supervisor, 754-4062, ext. 163.Road work is scheduled to begin Monday and last about five months, weather permitting, on Cammie Street from Frampton Avenue to Roper Road and Roper Road from Cammie Street to Enterprise Street. These sections of Cammie Street and Roper Road will be closed to all through traffic during daylight hours. Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes.

Workshop focuses on tax strategies

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will hold a family and small business taxes and strategic planning workshop at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. The workshops will be held on March 23, and April 6 or April 13 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per workshop. 544-5498.

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