New K-8 school needs a name, so send in your ideas
Got an idea for a name for the new K-8 school set to open next to Weeki Wachee High in the fall? The district wants to hear from you. People can e-mail suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also submission forms in the front office of every school. The deadline is Jan. 18. The naming committee wants students to vote on suggestions, with those results sent to the School Board, but the details have yet to be determined, said Mary-Grace Surrena, coordinator of school services and the committee's chairwoman. The School Board will consider names at a workshop next month, with a vote set for March 8. For information, call (352) 797-7008, ext. 409.
Abandoned Shih Tzus all have new families
The last two of the Shih Tzus found abandoned in November were adopted Friday from Hernando County Animal Services. In all, 22 of the dogs left the shelter this week. A mother and five puppies, all of which are spoken for, will remain until the puppies are weaned. One more Shih Tzu remains under veterinary care. "It is wonderful to know these dogs are in homes with people that love and care for them," Animal Services manager Liana Teague said.
Free-throw contest open to kids 10-14
The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus will host a basketball free-throw contest at 9 a.m. today for boys and girls ages 10 to 14 at Notre Dame Catholic School, 1095 Commercial Way. Winners of each age division will advance to the regional competition in February. Contestants will need the signature of a parent to confirm eligibility. Call (352) 610-3822.
There's still time to try health challenge
The Hernando County Health Department has extended the registration deadline for the Hernando Health Experience. Those interested in this 12-week health challenge must register by Wednesday. The cost is $35, which includes more than $500 worth of fitness advice, cooking ideas and a 12-week "how to" guide. There is also a chance to win $1,000, $500, $200 and other prizes. The initial weigh-in will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6435 S Broad St. Final weigh-ins will be April 8-10. People ages 14 and older (with parental approval) may participate. Call (352) 754-4031 or (352) 428-6368.
'Homes for Our Troops' benefit concert featuring Bronson Arroyo: 2-7 p.m., Horse Lake Plaza, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. $10 adults, $5 ages 4-12; ages 3 and younger free. (352) 797-9464.
Brookridge Line Dance Social: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $5. (352) 397-6088.
The name of Jennifer Miley, president of Regent Properties, was misspelled in a story Friday.