Thursday, June 21, 2018
News Roundup

Get your artifacts identified

GET ARTIFACTS IDENTIFIED: An Artifact ID Day will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26 at the Loyal order of Moose Lodge 1676, 17129 Wiscon Road, Brooksville.

Archaeologists will be on hand to identify and classify prehistoric and historic artifacts, such as arrowheads and pottery.

The event is sponsored by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, the University of South Florida's Department of Anthropology and the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

There is no cost. There will be no buying or selling of artifacts at this event. For information, call (352) 795-0208.

LANDSCAPE CLASS: Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program coordinator John Korycki will present a free class, "Florida-Friendly Landscape Maintenance," at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The class will include mowing methods, irrigation, fertilization applications and pest control.

No registration is taken. Seating is addressed on a first come, first seated basis. For information, call (352) 540-6230.

LINE DANCE SOCIAL: A Brookridge Good Times Line Dance Social will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 19 at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge.

DJ Dave will entertain. There will be dances from beginner to intermediate played. While no lessons will be offered, there will be instructors on hand to give aid, if needed. Guests can bring their own snacks and beverages. Admission is $5. For information, call Norma at (352) 397-6088.

HIGH POINT DANCE: A "Night of Dancing" will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. May 19 at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, High Point. Music will be provided by Starburst. Admission is $5. For tickets or to reserve a table, call Marlene at (352) 596-2745.

ANTIQUE APPRAISALS: The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus 13209 will host a Spring Antique Appraisal Show from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 19 at in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

This event is fashioned after the Antiques Roadshow television show. It will include a certified personal property appraiser, Dale Smrekar, who specializes in collectibles, fine art, jewelry, coins and paper money, oil paintings, sports memorabilia, antique guns, antique swords and knives, vintage toys and other items.

Only verbal appraisals will be provided; the cost is $5 per appraisal. Refreshments will be available. For information, call Jack Hauser at (352) 686-9767.

ARC DANCE PARTY: The Arc Nature Coast will host a Spring Fling Dance Party from 7 to 10 p.m. May 18 at the Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

PJ the DJ will entertain. There will be food, drinks and door prizes.

Admission is $4. For information, call Nancy at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109 or email [email protected]

SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET: The Black Educators Caucus will host the annual Marie A. Lawson Scholarship Banquet at 6:30 p.m. June 9 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.

Horace Copeland, former professional football player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will speak. Three local high school seniors will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Tickets to the event are $40 each.

For information or tickets, call Sarah Bennett at (352) 796-2124, Evelyn Washington at (352) 796-3259 or Christene Yant at (352) 683-2766.

VOLUNTEER WITH HOSPICE: HPH Hospice is recruiting volunteers. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available, such as patient support and kitchen help in the residential wing of the Sturgill Hospice Care Center.

A two-part orientation for new volunteers will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 22 and 25 at the office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. Spring Hill. Attendance is mandatory both days. Lunch will be provided.

To register or for information, call Anne Clarke at (352) 597-1882.

CAR SHOW: A Brooksville Beauties and Beasts Car Show will kick off at 8 a.m. May 19 at Crystal Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 14358 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.

Registration is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Registration will be accepted through 10 a.m.

All years, makes and models of cars and trucks are welcome. More than 45 awards will presented. For information, call Ken at (352) 341-1165 or Mike at (352) 341-1019.

Comments

Updated: 8 minutes ago
Plant City’s champion Al Berry, whose name shouted his passion, dead at 83

Plant City’s champion Al Berry, whose name shouted his passion, dead at 83

His name was Berry and berry was his passion — the strawberry that put his beloved Plant City on the map.Alfred "Al" Berry was born with the name, but he took on his role as chief promoter of Plant City through his four decades of work with the commu...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Column: How the U.S. cornered the market for skilled immigrants

Column: How the U.S. cornered the market for skilled immigrants

Countries are constantly competing for the most talented workers and, according to the best available immigration statistics, the United States has been winning.The United States is home to just 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but in 2010, it ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
For once, scientists found good news about West Antarctica

For once, scientists found good news about West Antarctica

At least since 2014, the news has been dire: The West Antarctic ice sheet is losing ice, and its retreat may be unstoppable. It may be only a matter of time (granted, maybe a very long time) before it adds as much as 10 feet to global sea-level rise....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Zephyrhills bank robbed, suspect flees on bicycle

Deputies: Zephyrhills bank robbed, suspect flees on bicycle

A Suntrust Bank in Zephyrhills was robbed early Thursday afternoon, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.At about 12:50 p.m., deputies said, the man walked into the bank at 34511 State Road 54 and presented a note demanding money, though he...
Updated: 1 hour ago
First lady’s ‘I don’t care’ jacket causes a stir

First lady’s ‘I don’t care’ jacket causes a stir

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — First lady Melania Trump boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents wearing a jacket that read "I really don’t care, do u?"The green hooded spring military jacket has the words written g...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Saboteur or whistleblower? Battle between Elon Musk and former Tesla employee turns ugly, exposing internal rancor

Saboteur or whistleblower? Battle between Elon Musk and former Tesla employee turns ugly, exposing internal rancor

Hours after Tesla had sued its former employee on charges he had stolen company secrets, and days after chief Elon Musk had called him a saboteur, the Silicon Valley automaker made a startling claim. The company had received a call from a friend of t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Islanders hire Barry Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup

Islanders hire Barry Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup

DALLAS — The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach. President of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello announced the move Thursday at the NHL draft, two weeks after Trotz won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and thr...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Armature Works developers sue Ulele and city of Tampa over use of nearby building

Armature Works developers sue Ulele and city of Tampa over use of nearby building

TAMPA — Two of the city’s hottest developers — the companies behind Ulele and the Armature Works — are heading to court over control of an old city building that sits between the hit eateries. Both want to redevelop the city&...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Man found dead in Hillsborough Bay had a big fan in the cat world

Man found dead in Hillsborough Bay had a big fan in the cat world

TAMPA — To his friends and neighbors at Tampa Baptist Manor, Norman Lester Porterfield was the man who fed and spoiled Lucky, the scruffy stray calico cat in the back yard. But the Tampa Police Department says he’s also the man they found dead in Hil...
Updated: 2 hours ago