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Hernando County briefs for Nov. 7

HOLIDAY BEREAVEMENT: A "Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays" program will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building B, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee.

The cost for the workbook is $5.

Registration is available online at (click on "Register for Events" on the home page). For information, call (352) 596-1388, ext. 224.

DOCUMENTARIES FEATURE LOCAL MINISTRY: A special premiere of two documentaries that feature the Love Your Neighbor ministry will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Mike Wolff, founder of the Reconnected Inc. ministry, has produced two videos that feature Love Your Neighbor, which helps feed the needy in Hernando County. The first is a trailer, In Search of God's Remnant, which serves as an introduction to the full-length documentary, The Fellowship of the Marketplace.

Complimentary coffee and treats will be served. For information, call (352) 428-9275 or (352) 428-9434.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: A Christmas bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 4191 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville.

The event will include a silent auction, Christmas gift baskets, baked goods, home canned goods, crafts, children's items, quilts and other gifts.

For information, call (352) 799-7028.

ROLLER SKATING FUNDRAISER: The Hernando Derby Girls will have a "Sheriff vs. Inmates" Derby Scrimmage for Charity from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St., Brooksville.

There will be raffles and an after party at Applebee's in Brooksville.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door (veterans half price with ID or uniform); children 7 and younger admitted free (cash only). A portion of proceeds will benefit the Lonnie C. Coburn Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For information, call Rainbow Rollerland at (352) 796-0040.

COUNTRY HOEDOWN: The Tri County Community Association Center will host a November Hoedown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tri-County Community Center, 28444 Forbes St., Nobleton.

The event will kick off with decorating for a parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and may include any type of vehicle or walkers. Games will start at 11 a.m., including horseshoes, pool, table tennis and corn toss.

A potluck dinner and live music will be from noon to 2 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided by the community center. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share.

There is no cost to participate. For information, call Diane Fintel at (352) 232-0859.

VETERANS DICE RUN: The Freedom Chapter of Abate of Florida will host a Back Roads-Veterans Dice Run on Saturday. Sign-up is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Sand Trap, 10508 Nicasio Road, north of Weeki Wachee. Kickstands go up at 11 a.m.

Stops include Chassahowitzka River Lodge in Homosassa, VFW Post 10137 and Brill 301 in Ridge Manor, ending at R Place at the Crossroads in Brooksville. Last bike in is at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced at 5 p.m. (must be present to win).

After stopping at the VFW in Bushnell, participants will ride as a group to Florida National Cemetery for a Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m.

The cost is $10 for one card, $15 for two or $20 per riding couple. For information, call Herb Robinson at (352) 596-1922.

BUILD A RAIN BARREL: A rain barrel workshop will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville.

The program will be presented by Sylvia Durell, the Florida-friendly landscaping program coordinator for Hernando County Utilities.

Participants will be guided through the assembly of a rain barrel, and will learn how using rain barrels in a landscape can reduce dependence on irrigation.

The cost is $55 per person; Hernando County Utilities customers will receive a $25 credit on their water bill. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment (check or money order only) required.

Contact Durell at (352) 540-6230 or [email protected]

PHCC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: A celebration to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of Pasco-Hernando Community College will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill.

A formal ceremony will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. in the B Building conference center.

The event theme is "Passport to the Future." There will be live entertainment by Spf40, featuring Jimmy Hinton and Debra Van. "Passports" will allow guests to visit the four decades of PHCC's existence. Catering will be provided by John Mason Catering, with cupcakes by Cupcake Heaven.

The event is free. For information, call toll-free 1-877-879-7422 or visit

Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

LARGO — A 60-year-old man who police said was the driver in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run on East Bay Drive from three days prior was arrested by Largo Police on Saturday, the department said.Victor Bonavita was arrested on three charges in relation...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Sheriff: Roads reopen after Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

Sheriff: Roads reopen after Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

TAMPA — Officials reopened roads near Citrus Park Mall Saturday evening that had been closed in the afternoon for a natural gas leak caused by a car crash, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff’s Office and Hillsborough County Fi...
Updated: 9 hours ago

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Updated: 9 hours ago

Two airlinescut ties withNRA aftershootings

The National Rifle Association lashed out at corporations rushing to abandon it on Saturday, as companies from United Airlines to Best Western have cut ties with the gun lobby organization.Without context, twin announcements from Delta and United air...
Updated: 9 hours ago

‘Up to States’ to armteachers, Trump tweets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence — an idea he championed in recent days — is "Up to S...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. U.N. humanitarian ch...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Updated: 10 hours ago
Call her more than just a survivor

Call her more than just a survivor

TAMPA — On the quiet morning of Oct. 8, 2011, a 30-ton freight truck ran a stop sign in the small town of Clinton, Conn.It ran over Colleen Kelly Alexander, who was riding a bicycle.The truck's front wheels crushed her, then spit her to the bac...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

TAMPA — A male motorcyclist died early Saturday morning on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the Tampa Police Department said.About 1:35 a.m., the victim rode his motorcycle west on the Courtney Campbell at high speeds, police said. The motorcycle stru...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

TAMPA — Roughly 20 minutes into Saturday morning's Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K, reigning champ A.J. Richmond glanced over his left shoulder to former college teammate Jon Mott and flashed a quick hand signal."He was telling me that t...
Published: 02/24/18