Old Homosassa Learning Center’s After School Tutoring and Skills Development Program

The volunteers at the Homosassa Civic Club have been working for the last several weeks on getting the Old Homosassa Learning Center (OHLC) ready for the fall programs. Floors and walls have been painted, furniture cleaned and rearranged and a new coordinator hired! Ruth Toner-Hatfield agreed to run the After School Tutoring and Skills Development … Continue reading Old Homosassa Learning Center’s After School Tutoring and Skills Development Program

Chinsegut Conservation Center October 2017 Programs

October 1st 10 AM- 4 PM              Small World Photography Exhibit: A specialized photography exhibit showcasing the works of multiple photographers and their exploration of insects. This is a free exhibit. Stop in to see the variety of the unseen world. October 3rd 5:00-6:30 PM             Youth Archery, four week class: This Beginners archery program for ages … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center October 2017 Programs

Hernando County Opens Shelter for Withlacoochee Flood Evacuees

Hernando County Emergency Management announces that the Enrichment Center, located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. in Brooksville, designated as a host shelter for Withlacoochee River evacuees is open. The Withlacoochee River reached major flood stage at the Trilby gauge and is currently at 17.55 feet. It is expected to crest at 17.7 feet Wednesday, … Continue reading Hernando County Opens Shelter for Withlacoochee Flood Evacuees

Lake Townsend Boat Ramp Closed temporarily

The Lake Townsend boat ramp is temporarily closed due to flooding at the Withlacoochee River until further notice. The water depth in the flooded area is too shallow for safe launching and there is no space for parking boat trailers.  The ramp at Nobleton will remain open so that residents can remove their boats, if … Continue reading Lake Townsend Boat Ramp Closed temporarily

Carl Ballard Places 2nd at Road-E-O

Congratulations to Mr. Carl Ballard who works as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Citrus County Solid Waste Division. Carl was able to achieve second place for heavy equipment operations in this year’s Florida Sunshine Chapter Road-E-O 2017. This annual event is intended to promote professionalism on the part of drivers, equipment operators and mechanics … Continue reading Carl Ballard Places 2nd at Road-E-O

Payment Changes for Pasco County Utilities Customers

New rates and payment system enhance future growth and security Pasco County Utilities customers could see rate changes in their monthly water and wastewater bill, beginning October 1, 2017. Implemented during the same time period, customers will be charged a $2.75 convenience fee when paying their utility bill using credit cards and eChecks, whether online … Continue reading Payment Changes for Pasco County Utilities Customers

Homosassa Springs Road Closures

Aquaduct Street is closed at US 19 in Homosassa Springs W. Aquaduct Street is closed beginning September 19, between US 19 and S. Pittsburgh Avenue, for underground utility installation work. It is expected to reopen the morning of September 22. DETOUR: Drivers can use W. Homosassa Trail, S. Pittsburgh Avenue, and W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard … Continue reading Homosassa Springs Road Closures

Citrus Commissioner Carnahan appointed to NACo’s Rural Action Caucus

Board of County Commissioners Chairman Scott Carnahan has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Rural Action Caucus (RAC) by NACo’s President Roy Charles Brooks. RAC engages in a wide range of issues facing rural counties including economic development, healthcare and human services, technology and telecommunications, and energy and natural resources. RAC members … Continue reading Citrus Commissioner Carnahan appointed to NACo’s Rural Action Caucus

Learn About Vultures Cancelled: Wildlife Park Open

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has reopened to the public starting Monday, September 18, 2017. The Wildlife Walk portion of the Park is still closed until repairs can be completed. Trams and boats will be running today also. Park admission is 50% off until the Wildlife Walk is reopened. The Learn about the … Continue reading Learn About Vultures Cancelled: Wildlife Park Open

Withlacoochee River Reaches Major Flood Stage

Hernando County Emergency Management announces that the Withlacoochee River has reached major flood stage at the Trilby gauge. The river is currently observed at 16.79 feet and is expected to crest at 17.5 feet Wednesday, September 19. The crest is expected to last two days before the river begins to recede. A voluntary evacuation order … Continue reading Withlacoochee River Reaches Major Flood Stage

Hernando County State of Emergency extended 7 days

Hernando County Emergency Management announces that the local state of emergency has been extended for seven days. This decision was made by the executive policy group, comprised of county government leaders, due to the continual flooding that is impacting the residents living near the Withlacoochee River. This extension will also ensure that the emergency operations … Continue reading Hernando County State of Emergency extended 7 days

Understanding the FEMA Disaster Assistance Process

Hernando County Emergency Management announces that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for assistance from individuals in Hernando County. Here are some tips to help you register for FEMA disaster assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. If you do not have website access, you can register by telephone: Standard telephone number: call 800-621-3362 If you … Continue reading Understanding the FEMA Disaster Assistance Process

Trails End Road Closed near S Kanga Way

Due to damage created by Hurricane Irma, E. Trails End Road is closed near S. Kanga Way until further notice. Motorists requiring access east of S. Kanga Way will need to utilize S. Withlapopka Dr. via E. Gobbler at U.S 41/Florida Ave. This closure is due to emergency maintenance work to drainage structures at this … Continue reading Trails End Road Closed near S Kanga Way

Pasco County UPDATE: Notice of Rescheduled Meetings

Public hearings, meetings and workshops postponed The following Pasco County Government public hearings, meetings, and workshops are being continued or cancelled, as staff continue to work on Hurricane Irma planning and recovery: Planning Commission Meeting: Continued to: September 20, 2017, 1:30 p.m. in Dade City Original meeting: September 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Board of County … Continue reading Pasco County UPDATE: Notice of Rescheduled Meetings

Hurricane Irma Debris Removal begins Sept. 18 – Pasco

Pasco County Utilities, Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Department, will begin debris removal starting the week of Monday, September 18, 2017. In preparation for the removal, Pasco County homeowners must have all debris materials brought to the curb or roadside for pickup. Residents should be aware and be careful not to block fire hydrants, mailboxes, … Continue reading Hurricane Irma Debris Removal begins Sept. 18 – Pasco

Hurricane Irma Debris Removal begins Sept. 18 – Hernando

Hernando County Emergency Management has coordinated with the Solid Waste Department to begin collecting debris caused from Hurricane Irma. Debris removal pick-ups will start on Monday September 18th, 2017. There will be two sweeps performed throughout the County which could take a few weeks to complete. Residents must separate vegetative debris (tree limbs, brush, etc) … Continue reading Hurricane Irma Debris Removal begins Sept. 18 – Hernando

Restored Hope Distributing Food & Water

Restored Hope will be distributing non perishable food and water donated from Pasco County at 13703 17th St, in Dade City. Sat/Sun 9am-12 noon Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-2pm Tuesday/Friday 9am-12 noon Please share with everyone in the East Pasco area Metro Ministry is serving West Pasco God bless us all and this great country!

Medical Visits 24/7 Free of Charge for Hurricane Irma Victims

Bayfront Health Dade City Offers Hurricane Relief Telehealth Visits With Virtual Health Connect through 11:59 pm 9/18 As our surrounding community begins to repair and restore from the effects of Hurricane Irma this week, Bayfront Health Dade City is offering free telehealth visits on Virtual Health Connect to help area residents get non-emergency medical care. … Continue reading Medical Visits 24/7 Free of Charge for Hurricane Irma Victims

Withlacoochee River reaches Major Flood stage

Withlacoochee River reaches major flood stage (Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Emergency Management announces that the Withlacoochee River has reached major flood stage at the Trilby gauge. The river is currently observed at 16.79 feet and is expected to crest at 17.5 feet Wednesday, September 20. The crest is expected to last two days before the … Continue reading Withlacoochee River reaches Major Flood stage

Museum Day Live Saturday Sept. 23

Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating Museums across the the country open their doors to anyone presenting a MUSEUM DAY LIVE TICKET! To receive your free Museum Day Live Ticket for TWO people only, please register for an account at: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/ticket Once registered, you can request a … Continue reading Museum Day Live Saturday Sept. 23

Pasco County Hurricane Irma Update 9/15/17

Pasco County “Hurricane Irma” recovery operations continue to support citizens in Pasco County. Donations: Pasco County Government and Metropolitan Ministries are accepting donations to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma. Donated items can be dropped off at the Suncoast Crossing Plaza located at: Pasco County Staging Area 16400 State Road 54 Odessa, FL 33556 *Click … Continue reading Pasco County Hurricane Irma Update 9/15/17

Flooding resources for eastern Hernando County

Hernando County Emergency Management remains activated and continues to monitor impacts in our community due to Hurricane Irma. A voluntary evacuation order is in effect for residents living along the Withlacoochee River. The Enrichment Center, located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. in Brooksville, has been designated as a host shelter. A sand and sandbag … Continue reading Flooding resources for eastern Hernando County

Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail post Irma Updates

On September 10 and 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted much of Florida. As a result, many of the sites on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) are partially or totally closed to the public. Check the homepage of our website for the current status of all 510 Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail sites … Continue reading Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail post Irma Updates

Sertoma Foundation Launches Mobile Audiology Services Van

Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida, Inc. will hold a ribbon cutting event along with a presentation of its new mobile audiology services van on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Care A Lot Preschool, 10495 County Line Road in Spring Hill, Hernando County. The Foundation will also hold a ribbon … Continue reading Sertoma Foundation Launches Mobile Audiology Services Van

Brooksville Parks Reopening

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department have been working to clean up the parks to prepare them to re-open. Below is a schedule of re-openings: Jerome Brown Community Center is open Tom Varn Basketball Courts are open McKethan Park will open Saturday, September, 16, 2017 Tom Varn Park Playground will open Saturday, September 16, 2017 … Continue reading Brooksville Parks Reopening

Donations Needed in Pasco County for Disaster Relief

Assistance for residents affected by Hurricane Irma Pasco County Government and Metropolitan Ministries are accepting donations to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma.  Tens of thousands of our neighbors have been affected by the storm resulting in families being temporarily homeless or in need of the basic necessities.  Countless others have decided to stay in … Continue reading Donations Needed in Pasco County for Disaster Relief

All Hernando County Boil Notices are now Lifted

Hernando County has lifted the boil water notice for Royal Oaks. The water is now safe to drink and use for food preparation. All boil water notices in Hernando County and the City of Brooksville are now lifted. Now that water is restored, we suggest that you allow it to run in your kitchen and … Continue reading All Hernando County Boil Notices are now Lifted

Be on the Lookout for Fraud and Scams

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Irma disaster survivors, and their friends and family, should be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take … Continue reading Be on the Lookout for Fraud and Scams

Please Use Generators Safely

Pasco County Building Construction Services Department is reminding residents to use portable generators with caution. While the use of electric generators can make your recovery from a storm more comfortable, they can result in injury or death if not used properly. Follow these tips to ensure the safe operation of your generator during any power … Continue reading Please Use Generators Safely

Citrus County to begin removal of Storm Debris Oct. 2

Anticipating that there will be significant amounts of natural vegetation tree debris generated from the impact of Hurricane Irma, and to facilitate the clean-up, we are asking all citizens to follow these guidelines: Crews will begin storm generated vegetative debris collection on October 2, 2017. Only storm generated natural vegetation will be collected. Please bring … Continue reading Citrus County to begin removal of Storm Debris Oct. 2

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