Ed Larose IV, a teacher at Nature Coast Technical High School, was named Teacher of the Year for the Hernando County school district on Friday night. Larose, 29, teaches geometry, Algebra 2 and college readiness at Nature Coast. He has been at the school and with the district for five years. The announcement was made during a program at the Palace Grand in Spring Hill. The Teacher of the Year program is sponsored by the Hernando County Education Foundation.
Spring Hill man joins commission race
Another candidate joined the crowded race for the District 2 County Commission race on Friday. Spring Hill resident Ty Mullis pre-filed with the Supervisor of Elections and is the fourth Republican seeking the seat held by Rose Rocco, who plans to seek re-election. Mullis, 39, is a 16-year resident of the county and is operations manager for a local development company. He said he decided to run because he believes in smaller government. "I think that the county budget grew disproportionate to the growth of the population,'' he said. While he said the current commission has tried to get a handle on that, "I think we can do better.'' The other Republican candidates in the race are Wayne Dukes, William Kingeter and Lewis Tumia.
Fair today offers help to veterans
A Veterans Benefit Resource Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Hosted by U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, the event will include information and assistance for veterans claims service, education benefits, employment services, housing/social services, health care enrollment, and medical and dental services.
Show to benefit troops overseas
Performances of "Playing for the Troops" will be at 7 p.m. today and Sunday at the Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. The show includes a slapstick comedy show, a USO-style show featuring more than 10 song and dance acts, a Bob Hope look-alike contest and door prizes. Admission is free. Donations will be collected to benefit Brookridge residents Maxine and Ed Kolbe's efforts to pack and ship packages to troops serving overseas. For information, call (352) 596-5532 or (352) 597-1113.
Gospel concert featuring the Weatherfords, Sunny South Trio and The Forgiven Trio: 6 p.m., Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road, Brooksville. An offering will be taken. (352) 796-3009.
'Yours, Anne' musical presentation: 7:30 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $10 for adults, $6 for students. Visit springsteadtheatre.com or call (352) 476-9086.