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County briefs 3/31/14

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­Traffic signal being activated this week

The new traffic signal on State Road 44 at Kensington Street west of Inverness will become active Wednesday, state transportation officials said.

The signal will blink yellow caution on Wednesday and become fully active Thursday.

 

Sustainable gardens focus of workshop

Citrus County Florida-Friendly Landscaping is offering a free workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, to discuss designing a sustainable garden. 

This workshop will discuss establishment and maintenance of the lawn and landscape. Best management practices will be discussed and identification of nutritional, insect and turf diseases will be shared. 

Planting lawns in the right places, selection of the proper grass, establishment and maintenance are all things to be considered when choosing to plant lawns. Utilizing Florida Friendly Landscaping practices and sustainable alternatives reduces management costs and water consumption by lawns and landscapes.

The class is at the Citrus County Extension Service building, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. Call Steven Davis at 352-527-5708 to confirm your participation.

 

Talent, sponsors sought for show

The sixth annual Citrus Has Talent show will be Friday, April 11, at Curtis Peterson Auditorium at Lecanto High School, 3810 W. Educational Path, Lecanto. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30. Tickets are $10 per person. There’s no charge for those younger than 10.

Both sponsors and talent are being sought. Call Marti Ball, executive secretary of the Department of Community Services, at 352-527-5902; or email marti.ball@bocc.citrus.fl.us.

 

Soccer fields closing in April, May

The soccer fields at Central Ridge District Park will be closed from April 1 until May 30 due to maintenance requirements. 

Call 352-527-5760 with any questions.