Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Events in brief

VALENTINE'S DANCE: Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Valentine's dinner-dance that will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill.

Related News/Archive

Appetizers and a cash bar will be available at 5 p.m. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Dinner entree choices include grilled lamb chops with mint sauce, scallops meuniere with a butter cream sauce and chicken florentine.

Music will be provided by Cover to Cover.

Tickets are $40 each, which includes tax and gratuity. Call (352) 666-6888.

STRAWBERRY PAGEANT APPLICATIONS: Applications are being accepted through Friday for those wishing to enter the Miss Strawberry pageants that will be part of the 25th annual Floral City Strawberry Festival on March 2 and 3 at Floral Park, 530 S Parkside Ave., Floral City.

The Little Miss Strawberry Pageant is for girls ages 4 to 6, and the Miss Strawberry Princess Pageant is for girls ages 7 to 12.

The entry fee is $5. Entry forms are available at chamber of commerce offices in Inverness and Crystal River, and online at For information, call (352) 795-3149.

FUNDRAISER FOR ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT: A benefit lunch for the Hernando Historical Museum Association's one-room schoolhouse project will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Lunch includes a selection from the early dining menu, a drink, dessert and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a large wine basket.

A limited number of tickets are available. The cost is $10 per ticket. Call Gretchen Countryman at (352) 597-1064.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOWL-A-THON: A bowl-a-thon to benefit Junior Achievement of Hernando County will be at noon Feb. 23 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Teams of friends, co-workers or family members may participate. There is no set cost; participants are asked to collect pledges prior to the event.

Proceeds will benefit JA, which introduces students to real-life business concepts and careers.

For information, visit or, or call (813) 490-4498.

MEN'S CLUB BREAKFAST: The Nobleton Men's Club will host a pancake/waffle breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Tri-County Community Center, 18444 Forbes St., Nobleton.

There is no set cost for the meal; donations will be collected.

Proceeds will go toward Christmas toys for local children in need, food baskets for those in need and other causes.

Men are also needed to help at the event.

For information, call Sam Reyka at (352) 793-7037.

Events in brief 02/12/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Editorial: More work needed to stem juvenile car thefts


    There is more bad news than good about Pinellas County's juvenile car theft epidemic. The good news is that arrests ticked down slightly last year — a sign that law enforcement may be beginning to contain the problem. The bad: Reports of stolen vehicles in Pinellas are up this year, and the problem may be …

    There is more bad news than good about Pinellas County’s juvenile car theft epidemic.
  2. Bucs safety Chris Conte became a father during Sunday's loss at Arizona


  3. Moffitt CEO Alan List, new chair of Tampa Hillsborough EDC, outlines goals for 2018

    Economic Development

    Moffitt Cancer Center CEO Alan List was officially elected the 2018 chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. at the EDC's annual meeting held Tuesday night at the Amalie Arena. He endorsed a stronger pursuit of life science business for the region and praised ongoing efforts to raise the national …

    Dr. Alan F. List, CEO of Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, now wears an economic development hat as the 2018 chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. [Special to the Times]
  4. Small plane crashes on St. Petersburg street

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — A small plane crashed at 18th Avenue S and 16th Street on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

    The plane apparently hit an SUV as it came to rest after crashing on 18th Avenue S in St. Petersburg on Wednesday afternoon. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  5. Time to break out the Bucs fan's emergency kit?


    A fan in a throwback jersey waits for the start of a game between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. LOREN ELLIOTT | Times