Person involved in accident is reported dead
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a traffic fatality Friday afternoon in an incident east of Brooksville. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. at Mae Hight Road and Redbird Lane just off Mondon Hill Road. The agency had no other information available at press time.
Project to close ramps during night
The Florida Department of Transportation has announced there will be night ramp closures at the Interstate 75 and Cortez Boulevard interchange between 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The entrance ramp onto southbound I-75 will be closed Sunday and Monday nights; the northbound exit 301 will be closed Tuesday night; and the entrance ramp onto northbound I-75 will be closed Wednesday and Thursday nights. The closures are part of the resurfacing project of I-75 from Lockhart Road to the Withlacoochee River that began in July and should be completed in early 2012. Visit mytbi.com or call (813) 233-3837.
Benefit for Stewy's planned today
A "Save Stewy's Skate Park" fundraiser will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at Pioneer Park, 6799 Pinehurst Drive. There will be live entertainment and contests. Food and drinks will be available. Also, the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on hand for blood donations. Proceeds will go toward keeping Pioneer Park and Stewy's Skate Park open through county budget cuts. For information, call (352) 610-3468.
Benefit carwash today and Sunday
A fundraiser carwash will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot at Advanced Auto Parts, 4296 Mariner Blvd. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Spearheaded by Michael Sagliocca, a seventh-grade student at Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology, the carwash is part of a "Pay It Forward" project.
Springstead High School flea market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 683-3528.
Regal Railways Train and Toy Show and Swap Meet: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. $4; 12 and younger free.
Community Shred to benefit Hernando County Education Foundation: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $10 per storage box (12 by 24 by 12 inches). (352) 277-3322.
Central High School football team mattress fundraiser sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. (352) 797-7020.
Fall Festival benefit for Kiwanis: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Superior Bank, 1300 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-5200.
Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.