Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Brooksville invites residents to 23rd annual Arbor Day celebration


Celebrate Arbor day with learning, tree planting

The Brooksville Beautification Board and City Council will host the city's 23rd annual Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. Friday at the children's playground at Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane. The county forester from the Florida Forest Service will discuss choosing proper trees for this region and how to care for and maintain them. Smoky the Bear will visit. Students from Hernando High School's Project Looking Ahead have created posters on "What Arbor Day Means to Me." Participants will receive a gift and certificate. Students and city staffers also will plant trees that have been donated by Stewart's Tree Service. For information, contact Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3810 or lmorgan@cityof

Food pantry, thrift shop need volunteers

DayStar Life Center needs volunteers to help a few hours a week. The center, at 7120 Hope Hill Road, off the State Road 50 truck route, is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers may help in various areas of the thrift store or the food pantry. DayStar, a ministry of St. Anthony Catholic Church, relies solely on volunteers to operate, with all proceeds going to the community. DayStar's food pantry also now provides food for families on a monthly basis. To volunteer, make a donation or for information about the pantry or thrift shop, call (352) 799-5930 or go to


Kids invited to learn to play chess for free

Poor Rich's Chess Club will host a program for school-age children to learn to play chess from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. There is no cost to participate. Sets and clocks will be provided. For information, call (352) 678-6987 or (352) 596-1415.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Victims' Voice 2012: To recognize victims and survivors of crime. 3 p.m. Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. (352) 754-4255.

Section B

Brooksville invites residents to 23rd annual Arbor Day celebration 04/24/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:09pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle near USF Tampa campus


    A pedestrian was killed near the University of South Florida Tampa campus on Friday after he was struck by a car on Fletcher Avenue, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

  2. St. Petersburg police investigating why civilian employees accidentally fired AR-15 semiautomatic rife inside HQ


    ST. PETERSBURG — An internal police investigation is looking into two civilian employees who accidentally fired a round from an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle inside St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters.

    The St. Petersburg Police Department is investigating an incident in which two civilian employees accidentally fired an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle they brought inside police headquarters. Department rules prohibit civilian employees from bringing weapons into police facilities.
  3. A 12-foot pilot whale washes ashore on Siesta Key


    A 12-foot-long beached pilot whale appeared on the shore of Point of Rocks Beach in Siesta Key early Friday morning, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office responded to a 12-foot whale washing ashore early Friday morning. (Sarasota Sheriff's Office)
  4. Trump signs 'VA accountability' bill, as Gus Bilirakis watches


    WASHINGTON - Rep. Gus Bilirakis was among a group of lawmakers on hand to see President Trump sign a "VA accountability bill that will make it easier to dismiss problem employees.

  5. In this June 18, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, go to shake hands during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. [AP photo]