Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando briefs: Wine-and-cheese art reception tonight

BROOKSVILLE

Wine, cheese and lots of art at easy street

A wine-and-cheese reception for artist Rita Miribilio will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Easy Street Home Decor, 848 E Jefferson St. Miribilio, who has lived in Hernando County for 26 years, works in acrylics on canvas. Her creations include landscapes, horses and other animals. The free reception is hosted by Easy Street and Spring Hill Art League. For information, call Easy Street at (352) 848-0177 or go online to www.spring hillartleague.com.

SPRING HILL

Korean veterans plan dinner-dance

Tickets are still available for the dinner-dance and show celebrating the 55th anniversary of the cease-fire ending the war in Korea. | The event, sponsored by the Nature Coast Korean War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 174, will be Saturday at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Doors open at 2 p.m., a buffet dinner will be at 3 p.m., a show featuring Korean dancers will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., followed by music for dancing until 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. Door prizes will be awarded. For details or tickets, call Rich Mellinger at (352) 688-7196.

COUNTYWIDE

Water district offers grants

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has announced its Splash! mini-grant program for educators interested in receiving grant funding for classroom projects that focus on water quality, natural systems, water conservation, alternative water sources, flood protection or watersheds. The mini-grants provide up to $5,000 per school on a reimbursement basis only, and are available to public, private and homeschool teachers. Grant applications are due by Sept. 12. For information, call Mary Margaret Hull toll-free 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4774.

SPRING HILL

FHP: Woman ran red light in wreck

An 89-year-old Brooksville woman died Tuesday afternoon after authorities said she ran a stop light and collided with a pickup at Deltona and Forest Oaks boulevards. Charlotte Davis died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa about an hour after the crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Davis was traveling east on Forest Oaks in the left turn lane about 2:15 p.m. when she failed to stop for a red light. Her 1993 Oldsmobile was struck by a 1999 Ford pickup driven by William C. Reuben, 30, of Spring Hill, who was traveling north, in the inside lane, on Deltona. Reuben's truck then veered into the path of a 1988 Toyota driven by Susan C. Daniels, 41, of Spring Hill, who was traveling north on Deltona. There were no other injuries. All three vehicles came to rest in the roadway, blocking the busy intersection during the late afternoon hours.

Today's meeting

Brooksville City Council, budget workshop, 6-10 p.m., council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville

Hernando deaths

Baumstark, Allan James

Craig, Alexander Gray

Finamore, Joseph R. Sr.

Fleming, Joseph Richard

Osnato, Lois E.

Short, Claude E.

Wigner, Varrian Otto

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Hernando briefs: Wine-and-cheese art reception tonight 09/02/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:34pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court

    World

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's opposition will challenge the results of last week's presidential election in Supreme Court and wage a campaign of civil disobedience, its leader announced Wednesday, saying they intend to expose a "computer-generated presidency."

  2. Kriseman and Crist rally troops for final push in St. Pete mayor's race

    Blogs

    Elections have consequences. Donald Trump. Charlottesville.

    Rick Kriseman and Charlie Crist pose for a group photo Wednesday evening with progressive activists at Allendale United Methodist Church
  3. The FHP trooper behind quota on speeding tickets will resign Sept. 5

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Highway Patrol official's call for troopers to meet ticket quotas has cost him his job.

    Major Mark D. Welch, Troop Commander of Troop H, wrote an email asking his employees that he wants them to write two citations each hour. "This is not a quota," he wrote. His resignation is effective Sept. 5. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  4. Plan your weekend Aug. 18-20: Elvis in concert, Jason Aldean, Monster Jam Triple Threat, Sing-Along Grease

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    The king

    Elvis: Live in Concert: This year marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and Ruth Eckerd Hall will have a Graceland-produced Elvis concert on a movie screen, accompanied by a full live orchestra. Graceland calls it the closest audiences …

    Handout photos of Elvis: Live in Concert, a tour spectacle featuring a live orchestra backing the voice of Elvis Presley, projected onto a movie screen. The tour comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on 8/18/17. Credit: Graceland.
  5. Woman convicted in murder of 18-year-old with cerebral palsy gets lighter term

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Linda Bonck, a 90-pound Chamberlain High School senior with cerebral palsy, lived near Tampa's Lowry Park. She struggled to walk and talk but was known for being friendly and trusting of strangers until she vanished one day in 1992.

    Georgia Miller, 39, was convicted for the 1992 murder of Linda Bonck, an 18-year-old Chamberlain High School student who had cerebral palsy. Originally sentenced to life in prison, Miller was resentenced Wednesday to 65 years, the result of U.S. and Florida Supreme Court decisions that found it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life. With gain time, Miller will be released from prison in the next six years. [Florida Department of Corrections]