Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Celebrate World Habitat Day with Habitat for Humanity


you're invited to world habitat day celebration

Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County will celebrate World Habitat Day from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at the Habitat office, 19490 Cortez Blvd. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to share information on the home-ownership program, as well as the new Brush with Kindness program. Refreshments will be served at 2 p.m. and a question-and-answer session will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Call (352) 754-1159.

Learn about hospice at ice cream social

HPH Hospice will host a volunteer recruitment ice cream social from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today at the Grande, 725 Desoto Ave. Visitors will learn about various volunteer opportunities with hospice. For information, call (352) 796-2611.

Animal shelter needs volunteers

Hernando County Animal Services is recruiting volunteers. There are openings for rescue coordinators, lost and found advocates, pet adoption advocates and pet photographers. Animal lovers with time to volunteer are encouraged to visit the website at to view job descriptions and a complete volunteer application. All volunteers may be subject to background checks and fingerprinting. For information, call Animal Services at (352) 796-5062.


Club holding free bridge luncheon

The Nature Coast Bridge Club will host a "Communitywide Free Bridge Luncheon" at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The event is open to all bridge players in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties who did not play in a club game prior to Oct. 1. There is no cost, but seats need to be reserved. RSVP to Beverly Tillberry at (352) 556-3892 or Annabelle Hills at (352) 597-5221.

Check out two-day skateboard camp

Hernando County Recreation will offer skateboarding lessons for beginners and intermediate levels from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 and 22 at Stewy's Skate Park, 6799 Pinehurst Drive. Ages 6 to 17 can participate. The camp program will be provided by Go Skate. Campers will learn skate park etiquette, proper foot placement, how to balance, techniques and a few tricks to show their families. The cost is $55 for both days. Registration is required by Friday. Register online at For information, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.

Today's pick

'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks' premieres at Stage West: 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Celebrate World Habitat Day with Habitat for Humanity 10/05/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. University student accused of making bomb threat on Snapchat


    DELAND — A Florida university student is accused of making threats on Snapchat to "bomb" or "gas" the campus.

    Stetson University freshman Griffin Powell, 18, is accused of making threats on Snapchat to "bomb" or "gas" the campus in DeLand.

  2. Tiki Barber will join his brother, Ronde, on Fox broadcast for Bucs-Giants


    FOX announced Monday night that former Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber will have a familiar face joining him as a guest analyst for the Oct. 1 Bucs-Giants game in Tampa: his twin brother Tiki, who will join …

    Tiki Barber, right, will join his brother, Ronde, left, as a guest analyst on the Oct. 1 Bucs-Giants broadcast on FOX. [Times files (2006)]
  3. Cannons will fire again when Bucs return to Raymond James Stadium


    As good as the Bucs looked in their season-opening 29-7 win against the Bears on Sunday, fans couldn't help but notice that the success didn't sound the same at Raymond James Stadium.

     Ron Gutschmidt is perched on top of the Buccaneer pirate ship ready to activate the ship's cannons with the press of a button after a Buccaneer touchdown. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  4. Rick and Tom podcast: How should Joe Maddon be remembered tonight?

    The Heater

    Rick Stroud and Tom Jones talk about Joe Maddon's return to Tropicana Field for the first time since he left the Rays in 2014 in the latest edition of our Rick and Tom podcast. They discuss the mixed emotions …

    Joe Maddon returns to Tropicana Field tonight for the first time since he left the Rays in 2014. [Getty Images]
  5. Watch live: President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly


    UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations — but it's the tough global challenges from the nuclear threat in North Korea and the plight of Myanmar's minority Muslims to the …

    President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in New York. [Associated Press]