Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Blood center urging all to donate at Sept. 2 drive

SPRING HILL

Blood center urging donors to give at drive

LifeSouth Community Blood Center has a critical need for blood in Hernando County. Those who can donate are asked to attend a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the Publix store at 4158 Mariner Blvd., at the intersection with Northcliffe Boulevard. Donors will receive coupons for Rita's Ice and Chick-fil-A, as well as a coupon for JCPenney Portrait. Another drive with the same giveaways will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 1485 Commercial Way. While all blood types are needed, those with O and any negative blood types are especially urged to donate. LifeSouth is at 12395 Cortez Blvd. For blood center hours or a list of upcoming blood drives, call (352) 596-2002 or visit lifesouth.org.

COUNTYWIDE

Deadline Friday for award nominees

Friday is the deadline for nominations for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast's 2010 Judy Schwartz Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an individual, organization or corporation in Hernando, Citrus or Pasco counties that has had a significant impact on animal welfare in the past year. Impact can be measured through time, donations, campaigning for legislative reform or personal rescuing of animals. The award is in memory of Schwartz, who dedicated her life to wildlife rescue. For information, call the shelter at (352) 796-2711.

Pet service rebates to be discontinued

Hernando County Animal Services' Pet Sterilization Rebate Program will be discontinued, effective Sept. 20, due to budget cuts. The department will continue to process all rebate requests that are received by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20; all requests received after that time will not be processed, regardless of the sterilization date. The rebate program allows Hernando County pet owners to receive up to $50 back for spaying or neutering their pets. For information, call Animal Services by (352) 796-5062.

BROOKSVILLE

Cemetery cleanup needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the annual cleanup of the historic African-American cemetery off Fort Dade Avenue. Cleanup efforts will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Spring Hill Cemetery. Those helping are encouraged to bring tools, such as stump removers, brush hogs, chippers, chain saws, machetes and tree trimmers. For information, call Alyce Walker at (352) 796-1283.

Today's picks

Hernando County Landfill Cell 3 grand opening/ribbon-cutting ceremony: 9:30 a.m., 14450 Landfill Road, north of Brooksville. Tours of the recycling center provided from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for ages 18-35 months starts at 10 a.m. Storytime for ages 3-5 years starts at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Holy Cross food distribution: 9-11 a.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 808-4096.

Blood center urging all to donate at Sept. 2 drive 09/01/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 6:06pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 18: Despite feeling ill, this pilgrim passes the midpoint in her 500-mile journey on foot

    Travel

    Day 18: Lédigos to El Burgo Ranero: 34.3 km, 12.25 hours (Total for Days 1-18 = 428 km (266 miles)

    Today was a struggle.

  2. Former Rays/current Cubs manager Joe Maddon featured on NBC Sunday news show

    Blogs

    Former Rays and current Cubs manager Joe Maddon will be featured on this week's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" show at 7 p.m. on NBC, the Harry Smith interview covering not just Maddon's on-field accomplishments but his extensive efforts to help his hometown of Hazleton, Pa.

    "Here's what's so …

    Joe Maddon talking with NBC News' Harry Smith.
  3. For starters: Souza returns to lineup

    Blogs

     

  4. Actor John Heard dies at age 72

    Blogs

    John Heard, who played so many roles in the '80s but was probably best known as the dad in the Home Alone movies, has died, according to media reports. He was 72.

  5. Linkin Park cancel tour, including Tampa concert, after death of singer Chester Bennington

    Blogs

    This news is not a surprise, but it is now official: Linkin Park has canceled their upcoming North American tour following this week's death of singer Chester Bennington.

    Linkin Park's Chester Bennington