Blaze destroys mobile home, kills two dogs
Fire destroyed a mobile home and killed two dogs inside Tuesday afternoon while firefighters fought back flames for more than an hour. Jeremy Little and his son Caleb, who lived in the home on Filson Street, were away when the fire started. A neighbor noticed flames flickering from the right side of the home and called the fire department, authorities said. The fire also melted vinyl siding from the home next door, causing $1,000 in damage. No other information was available on Wednesday.
O-, O+ blood types needed at drive
LifeSouth Community Blood Center has a critical need for O- and O+ blood types, and an urgent need for all other blood types. A blood drive with the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Home Depot, 4765 Commercial Way. Those who cannot donate at Saturday's drive can donate at the center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. All blood donors will be entered into a raffle to win an Apple iPad. Donors must be 16 or older (16-year-olds must have written parental consent). Photo identification is required. Call (352) 596-2002.
Main Street event is all day Saturday
The Market on Main Street/Brooksville Nights will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Brooksville. The event includes the Love Your Neighbor Farmers Market, a craft and antique fair, live music, horse-drawn carriage rides and a variety of other family-friendly activities. The monthly event is sponsored by the Brooksville Business Alliance. For information, call (352) 848-0090 or (352) 428-9275.
JAM Ministries in need of kids' gifts
The JAM Jesus and Me Ministries is in need of Christmas gifts for children ages newborn through 12. JAM will be providing a Gift of Love Christmas Party for children in need on Wednesday at the American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. Donations of toys, bicycles, clothing, books and other gifts are needed. Those wishing to help out can pick up a tag that lists a child's name, age, gender, and a gift that he or she would like to receive for Christmas. Donations can be dropped off at City Hall. Along with the children and their parents, gift-givers will also be invited to the party. To learn more, call JoAnn Munford at (352) 340-9594.
City of Brooksville Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 6 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
Springstead High School Band presents Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theatre, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $5 at the door. Richard Dasher, (352) 797-7010.
Hernando High School drama department presents 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever': 7 p.m., Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. $5 at the door. Susanna Rosario, (352) 797-7015.
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