Monday, May 21, 2018
News Roundup

Candidates forum Monday at Brooksville City Hall

BROOKSVILLE

CANDIDATES FORUM MONDAY AT CITY HALL

United Communities of Hernando County hosts a candidates forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. The forum will be broadcast live on WWJB-AM 1450, and Hernando County Government Broadcasting will tape the forum for rebroadcasting. Those attending can meet state and local candidates and hear their platforms. Also available will be the ballot booklet on the proposed state constitutional amendments to be voted on Nov. 6. The public is invited to attend. For additional information, call (352) 686-1851.

Expect delays on McIntyre Road

Motorists are reminded that roadway construction and resurfacing will begin Monday on McIntyre Road, between Mondon Hill and Croom roads. Work will be done by Asphalt Paving Systems and is expected to take about 60 days to complete. The roadway will remain open during construction, but motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes. For additional information about the construction, call Hernando County Division of Transportation Services at (352) 754-4062.

Kids and art at Lykes Library

The Hernando County Public Library System will offer an Art Attack! program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The program is geared for youth ages 5 to 12, who will learn about a famous artist, then make their own work of art, inspired by that artist. All materials and supplies will be provided, courtesy of the Hernando County Arts Council. There is no cost to participate. For additional information, call (352) 754-4043.

SPRING HILL

Pet adopt-a-thon today at Petco

Home at Last Pet Adoptions hosts an adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and every Saturday at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., west of Brooksville, in the rear of the store. Although the organization specializes in Siamese cats, other cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax deductible. All pets may be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests for specific pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon may be made, and individual appointments may also be scheduled. For additional information, call (352) 476-6832 or send an email to [email protected]

Today's picks

Scandinavian Cultural Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-2220.

Horror High III: 6-11 p.m., Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $7 adults; $5 students. (352) 797-7010.

Halloween Harvest Festival: 6 to 10 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Free admission. (352) 754-4031.

Wild n' Wicked Nights: 7-11 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $8; $4 for ages 6 to 12, and free ages 5 and younger. (352) 592-5656.

'Sweeney Todd': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15. (352) 683-5113.

Comments
Lightning journal: Capitals had a shot at Jon Cooper

Lightning journal: Capitals had a shot at Jon Cooper

WASHINGTON — Interesting how things work out in the world of hockey.Back in 2012, the first NHL team to ever interview Jon Cooper for a head coaching job was actually the Washington Capitals. The Caps general manager at the time was George McPh...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
Prepare yourselves: Golden Knights will be talk of the Stanley Cup final

Prepare yourselves: Golden Knights will be talk of the Stanley Cup final

WASHINGTON — It's incredible. Unbelievable, really. Maybe the best sports story in this country and the sport of hockey since 1980's Miracle on Ice.And, as a side note, if the Lightning reaches the Stanley Cup final, everyone in the country out...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rain can’t stop hundreds of Lightning fans from watching Game 6

Rain can’t stop hundreds of Lightning fans from watching Game 6

TAMPA — If the Tampa Bay Lightning can overcome a 2-game deficit to the Washington Capitals and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference final, then Deborah Schmeltzer can definitely drive across the Howard Frankland Bridge through a driving rainsto...
Updated: 1 hour ago
One of Ybor City’s most historic blocks about to see construction of four-story boutique hotel

One of Ybor City’s most historic blocks about to see construction of four-story boutique hotel

TAMPA — Developers are poised to launch construction this week on one of Ybor City’s biggest new projects in years — a four-story, $50 million boutique hotel being created by a Chicago company that seeks out neighborhoods rich in color and character....
Updated: 2 hours ago
State softball: Admiral Farragut happy to be in title game this time around

State softball: Admiral Farragut happy to be in title game this time around

VERO BEACH — All season, Admiral Farragut has focused on two things:Believe in each other.Commit to the process.Well, it all paid off in a big way Monday in the Class 3A state semifinals at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach.Alyssa Rano hit a two-run ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Man recalls beating from Hernando deputies in federal excessive force trial

Man recalls beating from Hernando deputies in federal excessive force trial

TAMPA — The allegations at the core of Michael Bratt’s lawsuit against three Hernando County deputies have been repeated in court papers for eight years since his violent arrest.But on Monday, a federal jury in Tampa heard Bratt describe in his own w...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Hillsborough school district, teachers move closer to pay deal

Hillsborough school district, teachers move closer to pay deal

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District and its teachers’ union moved closer to resolving their salary dispute during Monday’s negotiating session — but stopped short of reaching an agreement.The teachers, who have spent this school year work...
Updated: 2 hours ago

High court sides with businesses over workers

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Less than one year after historic flooding, Alafia River spills its banks again

Less than one year after historic flooding, Alafia River spills its banks again

LITHIA — Frank Rodriguez was still several hundred yards from his house Monday when he pulled his SUV to the side of the road and changed into a pair of beach shoes.Ahead of him, the way home along River Drive was submerged. He was spared a wade thro...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays journal: Christian Arroyo set to play first game at Tropicana Field

Rays journal: Christian Arroyo set to play first game at Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG  — Christian Arroyo has watched more than 50 Rays games at Tropicana Field from the stands. Has been on the turf for his younger sister's gymnastics competitions and once, while it was in football configuration, to take grou...
Updated: 3 hours ago