Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Boy Scouts launch annual food drive

COUNTYWIDE

Boy Scouts launch annual food drive

As part of the Boy Scouts of America's annual "Scouting for Food" drive, scouts will hang plastic grocery bags on door knobs throughout the area Saturday. Residents can fill the bags with nonperishable food and place them where scouts can see and collect them on the morning of Feb. 20. Donations will be brought to the Salvation Army in Brooksville, where the food will be counted and distributed to food banks at area churches and outreach programs. Anyone who needs a bag can call Duane Rieker at (352) 556-3713.

PINE ISLAND/ WEEKI WACHEE

Peak-season fee starts at park

Starting Monday, the Hernando County Parks Department will charge the annual peak season $3 per vehicle parking fee at Pine Island/Alfred A. McKethan Park, 10800 Pine Island Drive. The fee will be charged from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 14. Rogers Park on Shoal Line Boulevard, Weeki Wachee, will start charging the parking fee in late March through mid September. Annual parking passes for both parks are available for $60 at the Hernando County Tax Collector's Westside office, 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill; and at the Hernando County Recreation Department, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Call (352) 754-4027.

SPRING HILL

Go on midway rides at carnival

The St. Frances Cabrini Parish Carnivale 2010 kicks off from 4 to 10 p.m. today at 5030 Mariner Blvd. The event, which continues through Sunday, includes carnival games, midway rides, food, cannoli and zeppoli stand, a beer garden, baked goods and craft vendors. Admission and parking free. Midway armbands are $25. For information, call (352) 683-9666.

BROOKSVILLE

Stand With Haiti fundraiser today

The Partners in Health Stand With Haiti fundraiser is at 5:30 p.m. today at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. There will be entertainment by Sandy Figueroa with Gypsy Starr, and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 per person, with all proceeds going to Partners in Health, which provides health services in Haiti. Tickets will be available at the door. For information, call Tricia, (352) 796-3519.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Aviation Authority, 3:30 p.m., Hernando County Airport office, 15800 Flight Path Drive.

Today's picks

Brookridge Entertainment presents "America's Diamond, Live" with Jay White: 7 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Tickets are $15. Call (352) 597-4620.

In His Footsteps soup and sandwich outreach program: Noon-2 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Lunch is free. Call (352) 686-2857.

Jewelry show fundraiser: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Conference Room 2, Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. (352) 442-0169.

Boy Scouts launch annual food drive 02/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 8:32pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Trump sprinkles political attacks into Scout Jamboree speech

    GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — Ahead of President Donald Trump's appearance Monday at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, the troops were offered some advice on the gathering's official blog: Fully hydrate. Be "courteous" and "kind." And avoid the kind of divisive chants heard during the 2016 campaign such as "build …

    President Donald Trump addresses the Boy Scouts of America's 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va., July 24, 2017. [New York Times]
  2. Trump, seething about attorney general, speculates about firing Sessions, sources say

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.

  3. John McCain to return to Senate for health care vote

    WASHINGTON — The Senate plans to vote Tuesday to try to advance a sweeping rewrite of the nation's health-care laws with the last-minute arrival of Sen. John McCain — but tough talk from President Donald Trump won no new public support from skeptical GOP senators for the flagging effort that all but …

  4. Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

    Tourism

    ORLANDO — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio, Texas, park, SeaWorld said.

    Thet orca Takara helps guide her newborn, Kyara, to the water's surface at SeaWorld San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, in April. Kyara was the final killer whale born under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program. The Orlando-based company says 3-month-old Kyara died Monday. [Chris Gotshall/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment via AP]
  5. Blake Snell steps up, but Rays lose to Orioles anyway (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Blake Snell stepped up when he had to Monday and delivered an impressive career-high seven-plus innings for the Rays. That it wasn't enough in what ended up a 5-0 loss to the Orioles that was their season-high fifth straight is symptomatic of the mess they are in right now.

    Tim Beckham stands hands on hips after being doubled off first.