Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Enter chili cook-off in Spring Lake by April 9


Want to be a part of chili cook-off? Enter by Saturday

Think you make great chili? Put it to the test. Enter it into the chili cook-off that will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Spring Lake Community Center, 4184 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville. Contestants must bring a pot of chili and an extension cord (if needed). The public will vote on the best chili; the winner will take home a trophy. Those who wish to enter their chili into the cook-off must do so by Saturday. RSVP to (352) 796-4704.


Plants to be accepted for show at the fair

Entries for the Horticulture Show 2011 during the Hernando County Fair will be accepted between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Plants must remain on display during the fair, which will open Friday and continue through April 16. Plants can be picked up between 1 and 4 p.m. April 17. A maximum of three plants per category, per entrant, will be accepted for judging. For more information, complete rules and a preregistration form, visit and look at Jim's blog under "Lawn and Garden," or call (352) 754-4433. For more information about the fair, visit

Event will recognize Victims' Rights Week

In recognition of National Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16, the Victims' Voice 2011 program will be at 3 p.m. April 13 in the jury selection room at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Victims and survivors of crime will be recognized during this remembrance program. Those who would like to have a loved one remembered during the program should contact Mary Johnson at the State Attorney's Office, (352) 754-4255.


The e-mail address for submissions for the Hernando County Fine Arts Council's annual Mother's Day Poetry Contest is Because of incorrect information provided to the newspaper, the wrong address was published Thursday. Any entries previously submitted should be sent again. For information, call (352) 754-4788.

Today's pick

Spaghetti Night at Veterans of Foreign Wars: 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $6.50. (352) 596-9236.

Enter chili cook-off in Spring Lake by April 9 04/05/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:42pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Encounters: Trial by storm for a rookie principal


    DUNEDIN — When he nodded off to sleep, the hallway lights outside Michael Vasallo's office were on, so the sudden darkness woke him.

    The glow of his desk phone dimmed.

    Michael Vasallo, right, the first-year principal at Dunedin Highland Middle School, talks with the school's head plant operator Clint Case near the back-up generator on campus. The generator failed just as Hurricane Irma passed through Pinellas County, making for a stressful night. The experience made Vasallo long to return to his regular job, educating middle schoolers. [COLEEN WRIGHT   |   Times]

  2. Who is in charge during a hurricane? Hillsborough County and Tampa still can't agree


    TAMPA — Who has the authority to order an evacuation during a hurricane?

    Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he has evacuation authority.
  3. Gators rally past Kentucky, streak hits 31


    LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the second week in a row, Florida found itself storming the field in a game that came down to the last second. A 57-yard field-goal attempt by Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis came just a few feet short of making history and snapping a 30-year losing streak, as the No. 20 Gators escaped a …

    Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.
  4. Pen makes it way too interesting as Rays hang on for 9-6 win


    A couple of home runs provided the news pegs of the night for the Rays, but it was more topical to talk about what nearly happened as they hung on for a 9-6 win over the Orioles.

    Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the third inning was the Rays' record-breaking 217th of the season, as well as his …

    Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the third inning was the Rays' record-breaking 217th of the season.
  5. An attempt to project what Rays will look like in 2018

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — We know what the Rays look like this year: a team that had enough talent but too many flaws, in construction and performance, and in the next few days will be officially eliminated from a wild-card race it had a chance to win but let slip away.

    Adeiny Hechavarria, high-fiving Lucas Duda, seems likely to be brought back.